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and faith in Thee. Grant to all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons that they may rightly divide the Word of Truth, and feed in holiness Thy flock committed to them. Bless all Kings and Princes who believe in Thy Name, with their subjects: have mercy upon all who strive in battle, or are in any other danger. Save us from war and captivity, from famine and pestilence. Remember the poor, widows and orphans, the sick and the afflicted, and reward with Thy blessing all who provide for their necessities. Give peace to our land, that we may serve Thee in quietness ; bless the years with Thy goodness, make them fertile with rain and dew and temperate seasons, and with all abundance of the fruits of the earth : for Thou art merciful and compassionate, and from Thee all good things do come: wherefore to Thee I give all thanks and praise, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For other Prayers see p. 186. Thanksgiving to be said daily, or upon Wednesday
and Thursday. Praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, praise His holy Name.
for the measure of knowledge which Thou hast given me of Thy truth; for giving me a love to it, and Thy Church: for the measure of rest and repose which Thou hast given me in Thee, without whom no true content is found. Lord I give Thee humble thanks likewise for the temporal blessings which Thou hast heaped upon me; for
Lord, I cannot name all Thy blessings; how shall I thank Thee for them ? Lord I will thank Thee for them by honouring Thee in them. O give me a heart to desire all this, and grace to perform it; that my sins may be forgiven me, and that I may be Thine, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(25) The Blessing. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the
love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us evermore. Amen.
(26) ON RISING UP FROM REST.
I Northe Haong gfhthe
. Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy GhostAmen. O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.-Ps. lxv. 2.
Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed
be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
LORD, my God and Father, blessed be Thy
lips, and guide me by Thy Holy Spirit, that my prayers and praises may be acceptable in Thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Collect for the day, from the Book of Common
Prayer; and the seven Prayers following, or any of them, or one for each day of the week.
GOD, Thou art my God, early will I seek
longeth greatly after Thee, in a barren and dry land, where no water is. O satisfy this thirst with Thy freshest waters of comfort, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings.
0 MY God, Who openest Thy hand and fillest
all things living with plenteousness: unto Thee I commit myself: watch over me, I beseech Thee, and provide all things needful for my soul and body, from this time forth for evermore. Amen.
ORD, give me that grace that I may hold me
that I may not grieve myself at the man whose way doth prosper, nor against him that doeth after evil counsels; that I may leave off from wrath and let go displeasure, lest I fret myself, and be moved to do evil. Amen.
ORD, let me be joyful for nothing but that
thing but that which doth displease Thee. Let all labour be my delight which is for Thee; and let all rest weary me which is not in Thee. Amen.
(30) THURSDAY. VIVE unto me, O Lord, I humbly beseech Thee,
a wise, a sober, a patient, an understanding, a devout, a religious, a courageous heart; chaste and temperate thoughts; a soul full of devotion to do Thee service, strength against all temptations, especially ....; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
down every good and perfect gift; Mercifully look upon my frailty and infirmity, and grant me such health of body as Thou knowest to be needful for me; that both in my body and soul I may evermore serve Thee with all my strength and might, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(32) SATURDAY. 0
LORD, let me hear Thy loving-kindness be
times in the morning, for in Thee is my trust. O show me the way that I should walk in this day, and all the days of my life ; for I lift up my soul unto Thee in the mercies of Jesus Christ. Amen.
(33) O Lord, open Thou my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. O God, make speed to save me.
O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Meditation (to be omitted during the week
before Easter.) OW upon the first day of the week, very
early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared.”—S. Luke xxiv. 1.
Remembering those tender women who brought their early gifts of fragrance to His sepulchre Who ere sunrise rose from death and the grave, bring too, O my soul, at this morning's prime, thine own acceptable offerings to thy Lord, sorrow for thy sins in times past, love and devotion at this time, vows of obedience for time to come. But let no tears of sorrow like Mary's be shed for thy Master; for, as the angel said, “He is not here, for He is risen.” The rather rise upwards, my soul, towards His Throne on wings of