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in our lives; by giving up ourselves that when two or three are gathered to thy service, and by walking before together in thy name, thou wilt grant thee in holiness and righteousness all their requests; fulfil now, O LORD, our days, through JESUS CHRIST the desires and petitions of thy ser our Lord; to whom, with thee and the HOLY GHOST, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

vants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.

TA Prayer of St. Chrysostom. ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast THE grace of our Lord JESUS given us grace at this time, with one CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and accord to make our common suppli- the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, cations unto thee; and dost promise be with us all evermore. Amen. Here endeth the order of Morning Prayer.




The Minister shall begin the Evening Prayer, by reading one or more of the following Sentences

of Scripture.

THE LORD is in his holy temple; O GOD, thou wilt not despise. Ps. let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20.

From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the Heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. Mal. i. 11.

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. Ps. xix. 14.

When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Ps.

li. 3.

Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all nine iniquities. Ps. li. 9. The sacrifices of GOD are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart,

li. 17.

Rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your GOD; for he is gracious and merci ful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13.

To the LORD our GOD belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our GOD, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.

O LORD, correct me, but with judg. ment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Ps. vi. 1.

Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2. I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him; Father, have sinned against heaven, and be. fore thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.

Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O LORD; for in thy sight

shall no man living be justified. Pathon those who are penitent; Accordexliii. 2.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, GOD is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John i. 8, 9.

Then the Minister shall say,

DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before GOD; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore, I and beseech you, as many as pray are here present, to accompany me, with a pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying

A General Confession, to be said by the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling. ALMIGHTY and most merciful

Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.


have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done: And there is no health in us. But thou, O LORD, have mercy upon us, miserable of fenders. Spare thou those, O GOD, who confess their faults. Restore

ing to thy promises declared unto mankind, in CHRIST JESUS our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; To the glory of thy holy name. Amen.

The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission of Sins; to be made by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.

ALMIGHTY GOD, the Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, hath given power and commandment to his ministers to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins. He pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gos pel. Wherefore, let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit; that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord."

The People shall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer, Amen.

¶ Or this.

ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who, with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him; have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the

Lord's Prayer; the People still kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king. dom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those


who trespass against us; And lead us the LORD; for he cometh to judge the not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: for thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then likewise he shall say,

O LORD, open thou our lips; Ans. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

¶ Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,

Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON, and to the HOLY GHOST; Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world with. out end.

With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

T Or this.

Bonum est confiteri. Ps. xcii.

unto the LORD, and to sing praises IT is a good thing to give thanks unto thy name, O Most Highest;

To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in the night season;

and upon the lute; upon a loud inUpon an instrument of ten strings, strument, and upon the harp.

For thou, LORD, hast made me glad in giving praise for the operations of through thy works; and I will rejoice thy hands.

Min. Praise ye the LORD. Ans. The LORD's name be praised. Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms, as they are appointed, or one of the Selections, as they are set forth by this Church, with the Dox-T ology, as in the Morning Service. Then shall be read the first Lesson, according to the Table or Calendar; after which shall be said or sung the following Psalin, except when it is read in the ordinary course of the Psalms, on the nineteenth day of the mouth.

Cantate Domino, Ps. xcviii. O SING unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things.

With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.

The LORD declared his salvation. his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the Heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel; and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our GOD.

Show yourselves joyful unto the LORD, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks.

Praise the LORD upon the harp; sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.

With trumpets also and shawms, O show yourselves joyful before the LORD the King.

Let the sea make a noise and all that therein is, the round world and they that dwell therein.

Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before

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Then a Lesson of the New Testament, as it is appointed: And after that, shall be sung or said this Psalm, except on the twelfth day of themonth.

Deus misereatur. Ps. lxvii.

GOD be merciful unto us and bless tenance, and be merciful unto us. us, and show us the light of his coun.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all



Let the people praise thee, O GOD; let all the people praise thee. O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

yea, let all the people praise thee. Let the people praise thee, O GOD

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and GOD, even our own GOD, shall give us his blessing.

GOD shall bless us; and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

Or this.

Benedic Anima mea. Ps. ciii. PRAISE the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, praise his holy name.

Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits;"

Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities;

O praise the LORD, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his word.

Who saveth thy life from destruc- | GHOST of the Virgin Mary, and was tion, and crowneth thee with mercy made man, and was crucified also for and loving kindness. us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

O praise the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his that do his pleasure.

O speak good of the LORD, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion. Praise thou the LORD, O my soul.

meaning in the Creed.


And I believe in the HOLY GHOST, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the FATHER and the SON; who with the FATHER and the Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed, by the SON together is worshipped and gloMinister and the People, standing: And any rified, who spake by the prophets. Churches may omit the words, He descended And I believe one catholic and aposinto hell. or may, instead of them, use the words, He went into the place of departed spi-tolic Church. I acknowledge one rits, which are considered as words of the same baptism for the remission of sins; and I BELIEVE in God the Father Al-and the life of the world to come. I look for the resurrrection of the dead, mighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in JESUS CHRIST his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the HOLY GHOST, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the


I believe in the HOLY GHOST; The holy catholic Church; The communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Ainen.

Or this.

I BELIEVE in one GOD, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord JESUS CHRIST, the only begotten Son of GOD, begot ten of his Father before all worlds; GOD of GOD, Light of Light, very GOD of very GOD, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the FATHER, by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the HOLY

And after that, these prayers following, all
devoutly kneeling; the Minister first pro

The LORD be with you;
Ans. And with thy spirit.
Min. Let us pray.

O LORD, show thy mercy upon us;
Ans. And grant us thy salvation.
Min. O God, make clean
hearts within us;


Ans. And take not thy holy Spirit

from us.

Then shall be said the Collect for the day, and after that, the Collects and Prayers following. A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto thy ser vants that peace, which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of JESUS CHRIST our Saviour.


A Collect for Aid against Perils.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, by whose almighty power we have been preserved this day; by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of

thy only Son our Saviour JESUS afflicted or distressed in mind, body, CHRIST. Amen. or estate; that it may please thee to A Prayer for the President of the United comfort and relieve them, according States, and all in Civil Authority. to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions: And this we beg for JE. SUS CHRIST's sake. Amen,

O LORD, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; most heartily we beseech thee, with TA General Thanksgiving. thy favor to behold and bless thy servant, The President of the United all mercies, we, thine unworthy serALMIGHTY GOD, Father of States, and all others in authority; vants, do give thee most humble and and so replenish them with the grace hearty thanks for all thy goodness of thy holy Spirit, that they may and loving kindness to us, and to all always incline to thy will, and walk men. We bless thee for our creation, in thy way: Endue them plenteously preservation, and all the blessings of with heavenly gifts; grant them in this life; but, above all, for thine ineshealth and prosperity long to live; timable love in the redemption of the and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity, through for the means of grace, and for the world by our Lord JESUS CHRIST; hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, ¶ A Prayer for the Clergy and People. give us that due sense of all thy mer. ALMIGHTY and everlasting cies, that our hearts may be unfeignGOD, from whom cometh every good edly thankful, and that we may show and perfect gift, send down upon our forth thy praise, not only with our Bishops and other Clergy, and upon lips, but in our lives; by giving up the Congregations committed to their ourselves to thy service, and by walkcharge, the healthful spirit of thy ing before thee in holiness and rightgrace; and, that they may truly please eousness all our days, through JESUS thee, pour upon them the continual CHRIST our Lord; to whom, with dew of thy blessing: Grant this, Othee and the HOLY GHOST, be all LORD, for the honor of our Advo honor and glory, world without end. cate and Mediator JESUS CHRIST. Amen. Amen.

JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. ALMIGHTY GCD, who hast

O GOD, the Creator and Pre-given us grace at this time, with one server of all mankind, we humbly accord to make our common supplica. beseech thee for all sorts and conditions unto thee; and dost pronise that tions of men, that thou wouldest be when two or three are gathered topleased to make thy ways known unto gether in thy name, thou wilt grant them, thy saving health unto all na- their requests; fulfil now, O LORD, tions. More especially we pray for the desires and petitions of thy serthy holy Church universal, that it vants, as may be most expedient for may be so guided and governed by them; granting us in this world thy good Spirit, that all who profess knowledge of thy truth, and in the and call themselves Christians, may world to come life everlasting. Amen. be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy Fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

THE grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, be with us all evermore.

Here endeth the order of Evening Prayer.


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