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glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Defend our liberties; preserve our unity; save us from lawlessness and violence, from discord and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Fashion into one godly people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those whom we entrust in Thy Name with the authority of governance, to the end that there may be good government at home and peace with all the world. In the time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble suffer not our trust in Thee to fail. All which we ask for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
On the Fourth of July.
O God, whose Name is excellent in all the earth, and Thy glory above the heavens; who on this day didst inspire and direct the hearts of our delegates in Congress to lay the foundations of our national peace, liberty, and safety; We bless and adore Thy glorious Majesty for all Thy loving kindness manifested towards this land and people; and we humbly beseech Thee to continue Thy goodness to us, that the heritage received from our fathers may be preserved in our time, and be transmitted unimpaired to the generations to come; that all nations of the earth may know that Thou, O Lord, art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, and our King for ever. Grant this, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Public Peace.
O God, whose kingdom ruleth over all; Bestow Thy blessing, we beseech Thee, upon those who hold the civil authority in this state and nation, that by their right administration of the laws and our careful obedi
ence to the same, we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Any other Prayers or Thanksgivings suitable to the day from the Prayer Book or Book of Offiices as set forth by authority may be added here.
Then may follow a special Hymn of Thanksgiving.
When there is a celebration of the Holy Communion, Morning Prayer shall end after the Prayer for the President and the Prayers given above shall be said immediately before the Benediction.
O Almighty Lord, who fashionest the hearts of men, and considerest all their works; Grant, we beseech Thee, to us and to all the people of this land, the spirit of obedience to Thy commandments, that walking humbly in Thy fear, we may, under Thy mighty protection, possess our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. Acts xvii. 24-27 and 28, 1st half. The Gospel. St. Mark xii. 28-34.
For the Fourth of July.
The Gospel. St. John viii. 31-37.
FORM OF SERVICE FOR
A DAY OF SPECIAL HUMILIATION
At Morning Prayer.
PSALM 6. Domine, ne in furore.
O Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation: neither chasten me in thy displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul also is sore troubled : but Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?
4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me, for thy mercy's sake.
5 For in death no man remembereth thee and who will give thanks in the pit?
6 I am weary of my groaning, every night wash I my bed and water my couch with my tears.
7 My beauty is gone for very trouble and worn away because of all mine enemies.
8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my petition the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.
PSALM 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.
2 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed: but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.
3 Show me thy ways, O Lord and teach me thy paths.
4 Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn me for thou art the God of my salvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long.
5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.
6 O remember not the sins and offences of my youth but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness.
7 Gracious and righteous is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
8 Them that are meek shall he guide in judgment: and such as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.
9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth : unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
10 For thy Name's sake, O Lord be merciful unto my sin; for it is great.
11 What man is he that feareth the Lord him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
12 His soul shall dwell at ease and his seed shall inherit the land.
13 The secret of the Lord is among them that fear him and he will show them his covenant.
14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord : for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
15 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me : for I am desolate, and in misery.
16 The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my troubles.
17 Look upon my adversity and misery and forgive me all my sin.
18 Consider mine enemies, how many they are: and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.
19 O keep my soul, and deliver me let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in thee.
20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing wait upon me for my hope hath been in thee.
21 Deliver Israel, O God: out of all his troubles. Glory be.
Proper Lessons. Daniel ix. 1-20. St. Luke xix. 4145. Or St. Luke xx. 9-19.
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that Thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of Thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of Thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us Thy