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Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes,

O Thou that dwellest in the heavens. Arise, O Lord, and help us,

And save us for Thy mercy's sake.

Thy Church, and adorn with Thy fear all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons therein; give them peace, and enable them with great power to preach Thy Gospel: Bless our Queen, and give her the victory over all that strive against her: and remove from Thy people all the assaults of their enemies, visible or invisible, and strengthen us in peace and quietness all the days of our life. To Thee I commend my parents, wife, children, brothers and sisters, benefactors, and all for whom I ought to pray. May Thy grace, perfectness, and life eternal be granted to them all. Support the old by Thy strength: make the young temperate by Thy loving watchfulness: teach the children, and bring them up in the true faith: have mercy upon the sick and the afflicted: and preserve us all by Thy glorious death and resurrection, that we may ever praise and glorify Thee, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. (50)

For other prayers see p. 186.

Thanksgiving to be said daily, or upon Tuesday and
Saturday.
Praise the Lord, O my soul.

And all that is within me, praise His holy Name.

GOD Omnipotent, eternal fountain of all good, mercy preserved me, Thy unworthy and unprofitable servant, through the past night, and hast brought me safe to the beginning of this day. Defend me, O Lord, I pray Thee, this day from every sin,

and so fill me with Thy Spirit that this day I
may neither think, say, nor do anything but what
may be acceptable to Thee, and tend to the glory
of Thy Name, and the good of my own and of
others' souls. O God of Holiness, grant that
under Thy guidance I may be directed in the
way of peace, health, and safety, and may finally
approach unto Thee in the heavenly country, there
to praise and serve Thee for ever, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Or this.

I

GIVE Thee thanks, Holy Lord, Father Almighty, everlasting God, Who hast been pleased to bring me through the night to the hours of morning; I pray Thee to grant me to pass this day without sin, so that at eventide I may again give thanks to Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (52)

The Blessing.

HE glorious majesty of the Lord my God be

upon me; O prosper Thou my handy-work.
Amen.
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GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST.

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

of the Holy

Amen.

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

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.

TEAR, O Lord, I beseech Thee, my prayers

upon the sins I confess to Thee: and grant me both pardon and peace, through Jesus Christ. Amen. (54)

MONDAY.

LORD, give me grace to lay aside every weight and the sin that doth so easily beset me; all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness;

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Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Sunday evening.

the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life; every motion both of flesh and spirit which is contrary to Thy holiness. Amen. (55)

TUESDAY.

that

LORD, keep my tongue from evil, and my lips no guile; so may eschew evil, and do good, seek peace and ensue it. Amen. (56)

WEDNESDAY.

O

LORD, my God, call me, that I may come to

:

from Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (57)

THURSDAY.

L

ORD, preserve me, that neither this day, nor any day of my life, I may walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of the scornful; but that my delight may be in Thy law, O Lord, and my exercise in it day and night. Amen. (58)

FRIDAY.

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LORD, increase in me faith and devotion: replenish my heart with all goodness, and by Thy great mercy keep me in the same: Give me godly zeal in prayer, true humility in prosperity, perfect patience in adversity, and continual joy in the Holy Ghost; even for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Lord and Saviour. A(59)

men.

SATURDAY.

me here

and

after that receive me into glory: For whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of Thee. O Lord, make me ever more and more thus to long after Thee. Amen. (60)

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).

"IT is expedient for you that I go away: for if

go away, come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you."-S. John xvi. 7.

Most blessed gift, that could make even her Lord's departure from His Church expedient for her! From the eyes of His admiring Apostles, while in the midst of blessing them on Olivet, their Lord was carried up into Heaven, ascended up on high, led captivity captive, and received gifts for men. Yea, and those gifts He gave. May I, unworthy though I am, be yet deemed worthy to partake of them. And as about this third hour of the day all the house where the Apostles were sitting was filled with the Pentecostal gifts of the Comforter, so may there now be fulfilled in the earthly tabernacle of my inmost being those prophetic words of Divine Promise, "I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh." Oh, my soul, seek now that celestial gift: pray that the blest Paraclete may descend now dovelike upon Thee: that the heavenly King, Spirit of Truth, everywhere present and filling all things, Treasury of Good, and Fountain of Life, may come and dwell within me, cleanse me from every stain, and of His goodness grant me salvation.

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