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That we should be saved from qur enemies: and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers: and to remember his holy covenant;
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people for the remission of their sins,
Or this Psalm,
Be joyful in the Lord, alf ye serve with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made
us, and not we
are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is | ¶ Then the Priest standing up shall now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. O Lord, shew thy mercy up
Answer. And grant us thy sal-
Priest. O Lord, save the King.
Priest. O Lord, save thy peo
Answer. And bless thine inho-
Priest. Give peace in our time,
Then shall be sung or said the Apostles' Creed by the Minister and the people, standing: except only such days as the Creed of Saint Athana. sius is appointed to be read.
Believe in God the Father Almighty, 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 descended into Hell; The third day he rose again 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 dead
I believe in the Holy Ghost The holy Catholick Church The Communion of Saints The
Forgiveness of sins The Resur-Then shall follow three Collects; the
rection of the body And the
first of the Day, which shall be the
And after that, these Prayers fol Lowing, all devoutly kneeling; the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice,
The Lord be with you. Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Then the Minster, Clerks, and peo
ple, shall say the Lord's Prayer with
a loud voice.
OUR 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 mir trespasses, As we forgive
And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil.
Answer. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Priest. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy holy
The second Collect, for Peace.
surely trusting in thy defence,
Lord, our heavenly Fa
lasting God, who hast safely
A Prayer for the King's Majesty. Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of ! kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwell ers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In Quires and Places where they
Then these five Prayers following are to be read here, except when the Litany is read; and then only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
tain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless all the Royal Family: Endue
them with thy holy Spirit ; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. A Prayer for the Clergy and people. ALMIGHTY and everlasting
God, who alone workest great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops, and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. ALMIGHTY God, who hast giveu us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, 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.
THE grace of our Lord Jesu,
Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer throughout the Yem'.
DAILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
At the beginning of Evening Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.
I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.
Enter not into judgement with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psalm cxliii. 2.
If we say that we have no siu, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us: but, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.
EARLY 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 cloke 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 most 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 pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me;
A general Confession to be said of the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling.
and most mer
ciful 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. We 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 offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu 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 Absolution, or Remission of sins, to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing; the people still kneeling.
the ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and 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 them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. 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
Magnificat. St. Luke i.
MY soul doth magnify the
Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the lowliness of his hand-maiden.
For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed.