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the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 0 Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come. Ps. lxv. 2.

Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6.


OUR Father, which part in bafaven, Mallowed

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. 0 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.


LORD, I offer and present unto Thee myself

and all that is mine, my deeds and words, my rest and my silence. Only, O Lord, do Thou take me, and lead me; move my hand and my

* Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Thursday morning.

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mind and my tongue to those things which are well-pleasing in T'hy sight; turn me from all things from which I'hou wouldest have me abstain; grant this, O Lord, for Jesus Christ's sake, through Whom I pray to Thee. Amen. (80)

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LORD, there is no hiding me from Thy

presence, for if I should say, the darkness shall cover me, then shall my night be turned to day; for the darkness is no darkness with Thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to Thee are both alike. Therefore, O God, I present myself open before Thee; O cleanse my soul that it may rejoice to be seen of Thee in Christ Jesus. Amen.




LORD Jesus, succour me; gird Thy sword

upon Thy thigh, O Thou most mighty One. Yea, manifest Thy power, 0 Thou Mightiest of the mighty; slay in me my natural self, that so I may live in Thee, and the enemies of my soul may cease to persecute me. Amen.


LORD, be gracious unto me, and give me

an heart to worship Thee, and to do Thy will; and open my heart in Thy law, and send me peace; hear my prayers and reconcile me to Thyself, and never forsake me in the time of trouble, for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen. (83)


VIVE me, O Lord, modesty in my countenance,

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speech, holiness in my thoughts, and righteousness in all my actions. Let Thy mercy cleanse me from my sins, and let Thy grace bring forth in me the fruits of everlasting life. Amen. (84)


MERCIFUL Lord, Who resistest the proud,



art not seen save by the pure in heart, purify my heart. Lord, I thirst! give me a pledge of my future inheritance ; give me to drink of the water of life, that I may quench my thirst, because I burn with the love of Thee. I ask not this, O Lord, for my own merits; I am not worthy to taste of Thy goodness; but I ask it for Thy mercies' sake, and for the merits of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

(85) SATURDAY. TEAVENLY King, grant me Thy Kingdom, and strengthen my heart to hate sin, to love Thee only, and to do Thy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(86) 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.

ND when the sixth hour was come, there

ninth hour.” -S. Mark xv. 33.

At this hour, in presence of the mystery of the wondrous Cross, there was once darkness over the land, and the sun veiled his face. See, my soul, that the darkness of sin be removed from thee through the merits of thy Redeemer, so that thou mayest be enlightened by His brightness. Take heed that the veil of ignorance be withdrawn from the eyes of thine understanding; and that the scales of darkness may fall from them, so that they be not without sight in the midst of this shining brightness of thy noonday journey, but that thou mayest look upwards, and acknowledge the wonders of the Lord, magnifying His glorious Name, and saying, “Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of Saints. Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy Name? For Thou only art holy. For all nations shall come and worship before Thee. For Thy judgments are made manifest.”

Anthem or Antiphon.
THAT men would therefore praise the Lord

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that He doeth for the children of men !-Ps. cvii. 15.

Then the seven Psalms following, or any of them, or

one for each day of the week.


Cæli enarrant.
THE heavens declare the glory of God : and

One day telleth another : and one night certifieth another.

There is neither speech nor language : but their voices are heard among them.

Their sound is gone out into all lands : and their words into the ends of the world.

In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun : which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his


It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again : and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul : the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever : the judgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

Moreover, by them is Thy servant taught : and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Who can tell how oft he offendeth : 0 cleanse Thou me from my secret faults.

Keep Thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me : so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart : be alway acceptable in Thy sight,

O Lord : my strength, and my redeemer.

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.



Defecit anima mea.
Y soul hath longed for Thy salvation : and

Mine eyes long sore for Thy word : saying, O when wilt Thou comfort me?

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