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ing-kindness to us, and to A Prayer of St. Chrys
all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given 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. 14. THE grace of our Lord
all our days; through Je-Jesus Christ, and the
sus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the love of God, and the felHoly Ghost, be all honour lowship of the Holy Ghost, and glory, world without be with us all evermore.
Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer.
THE ORDER FOR DAILY
The Minister shall begin the EVENING PRAYER, by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.
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 of fered 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. Psalm xix. 14, 15.
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. Psalm li. 3.
Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Psalm li. 9.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm li. 17.
Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God; for he is gracious and merciful, 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 judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psalm 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, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.
Enter not into judgment with tlry servant, O LORD; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified Psalm cxliii. 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.
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 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
A General Confession.
LMIGHTY and most
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 those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According 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 Absolu
tion, or Remission of sins. T To be made by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.
and Remission of their sins. OUR Father, who art in
He pardoneth and absolveth all those who 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 eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The People shall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer, Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, oer,
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom 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 not into temptation; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. T Then likewise he shall say,
O Lord, open thou our
Answer. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise. THere, all standing up, the Minister shall say,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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 Answer. The Lord's strengthen you in all good-Name be praised. ness; 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.
Minister. Praise ye the Lord.
T Then shall follow a Portion
T Then shall be read the first
After which shall be said or sung the following Psalm, except when it is read in the ordinary course of the Psalms, on the nineteenth day of the month. Cantate Domino. Psalm xcviii.
SING unto the LORD a
joyful together before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth.
With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Bonum est confiteri. Psalm xcii.
T is a good thing to give
done marvellous things. With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath and to sing praises unto he gotten himself the vic-thy Name, O Most Hightory. est; The LORD declared his To tell of thy lovingsalvation; his righteous-kindness early in the mornness hath he openly showed ing, and of thy truth in the in the sight of the heathen. night-season;
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, show yourselves joyful before the LORD the King.
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute; upon a loud instru ment, and upon the harp.
For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy works; and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands. T Then a Lesson of the New Testament, as it is ap pointed.
T And after that, shall be sung or said this Psalm, except on the twelfth day of the month. misereatur. Psalm
Let the sea make a noise, GO
and all that therein is; the round world, and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be
YOD be merciful unto us, and bless us, and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;
That thy way may be