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ON RISING UP FROM REST.

THE RESURRECTION.

IN the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and

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Amen.

O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.— .-Ps. lxv. 2.

Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6.

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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.

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LORD, my God and Father, blessed be Thy Name for ever; Dispose my heart, open my 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.

SUNDAY.

will I seek Thee. My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth greatly after Thee, in a barren and dry

*Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings.

land, where no water is. O satisfy this thirst with Thy freshest waters of comfort, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (27)

MONDAY.

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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. (28)

TUESDAY.

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ORD, give me that grace that I may hold me still by Thee and abide patiently upon Thee; 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. (29)

WEDNESDAY.

ORD, let me be joyful for nothing but that pleaseth

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.

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IVE unto me, O Lord, I humbly beseech Thee, Ja 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. (31)

FRIDAY.

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from Whom cometh 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.

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LORD, let me hear Thy loving-kindness betimes 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.

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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.)

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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

gladness, and consecrate the odours of thy morning sacrifice to Him Who giveth light unto the world, Who will accept thy first devotions of this day, and Who can cleanse thee now from every dark spot of sin, as He cleansed thee in the morning of thy life in baptism by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Anthem or Antiphon.

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with that

I may sing of Thy glory and honour all the day long.-P's. lxxi. 7.

Then the Morning Psalms for the day of the month, as appointed in the Book of Common Prayer, or the seven Psalms following, or any of them, or one for each day of the week.

SUNDAY.

PSALM XCII.

Bonum est confiteri.

T is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord:

Highest ;

To tell of Thy loving-kindness early in the morning and of Thy truth in the night-season;

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.

For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy works and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of Thy hands.

O Lord, how glorious are Thy works: Thy thoughts are very deep.

An unwise man doth not well consider this : and a fool doth not understand it.

When the ungodly are green as the grass, and when all the workers of wickedness do flourish :

then shall they be destroyed for ever; but Thou, Lord, art the most Highest for evermore.

For lo, Thine enemies, O Lord, lo, Thine enemies shall perish and all the workers of wickedness shall be destroyed.

But mine horn shall be exalted like the horn of an unicorn: for I am anointed with fresh oil.

Mine eye also shall see his lust of mine enemies : and mine ear shall hear his desire of the wicked that arise up against me.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree : and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.

Such as are planted in the house of the Lord : shall flourish in the courts of the house of our God.

They also shall bring forth more fruit in their age: and shall be fat and well-liking.

That they may show how true the Lord my strength is and that there is no unrighteousness in Him.

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.

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MONDAY.

PSALM CXIX.

Beati immaculati.

BLESS

LESSED are those that are undefiled in the way and walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that keep His testimonies : and seek Him with their whole heart.

For they who do no wickedness: walk in His ways.

Thou hast charged that we shall diligently keep Thy commandments.

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O that my ways were made so direct that I might keep Thy statutes!

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