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may fall into no error; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
by Thy Word and Thy Spirit dost conduct all Thy servants in the ways of peace and sanctity; Grant unto me so truly to repent of my sins, so carefully to reform my errors, so diligently to watch over all my actions, that I may never transgress Thy holy laws willingly; but that it may be the work of my life to obey Thee; the joy of my soul to please Thee; the satisfaction of all my hopes, and the perfection of my desires to live with Thee in Thy kingdom of grace and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (44)
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mighty to show mercy; Who art the Ruler of all men, and waitest for their conversion unto Thee: I humbly beseech Thee that Thou wouldst forget my past misdeeds, and suffer my morning prayers to reach the ears of Thy tender lovingkindness: through Jesus Christ our Lord. A
, and it shineth ; Thou that makest the sun to arise on the just and on the unjust, on the evil and on the good; Thou that createst the morning, and givest light unto the world; Enlighten also my heart. Grant that I may do what is wellpleasing unto Thee throughout this day. Keep me from all sin and from every evil deed. Defend me from every arrow that flieth by day, and from all power of the enemy. For it is Thine, O my God, to have pity and to save, wherefore to Thee I give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now, always, and for ever and ever. Amen. (46)
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to mine ears, sweetness to my taste, and a full contentment to my heart. Be Thou my sun-light in the day, my food at the table, my repose in the night, my clothing in nakedness, and my succour in all necessities. Amen.
(47) Daily during the week before Easter. MOST gracious Lord Jesus Christ, I beseech
mercy that Thou wouldest so inflame my heart,
and didst suffer shameful mocking and insults: Grant that, being made partaker with Thee in Thy sufferings, I may be a sharer with Thee hereafter in Thy glory. Amen.
(49) Intercessory Prayer, to be said daily, or upon Sunday
and Wednesday. EHOLD now, I have taken upon me to speak
-Gen. xviii. 27.
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. O
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 alī. 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,
I thank Thee for Thy mercy that Thou hast 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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GIVE Thee thanks, Holy Lord, Father Al
mighty, 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. THE glorious majesty of the Lord my God be
upon me; prosper Thou the work of my hands upon me ; 0 prosper Thou my handy-work. Amen.
GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST.
0 Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.-Ps. lxv. 2.
Or, the Form of Confession, p. 6.
er, 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.
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. JEAR, 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 me; all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness ;
* Those who pray but twice daily may use this office on Sunday evening