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Let the Master say the following Sentence of Scripture, and then that which is written after the said Sentence,

If we say that we have no sin, 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.*

DEARLY beloved, although we have sinned, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous ; and he is the propitiation for our sins. For he was wounded for our offences, and smitten for our wickedness. Let us, therefore, return unto him.

a Evening Prayer.

b Commination,

General Confession, by the Master and

Family, all kneeling. O most mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made ; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved ; Mercifully forgive us our trespasses ; Receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us, therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed; Enter not into judgment with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; But so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults ; and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may 'ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

c Commination.

Prayer for Pardon, on the Confession of


O LORD, be beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers,


all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen."

The Lord's Prayer, to be said by the Master and Family, 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 our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us :
Ans. And grant us thy salvation.
O Lord, save the King.

d Commination,

Ans. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Endue thy ministers with righteousness.

Ans. And make thy chosen people joyful. - Lord, saye thy people.

Ans. And bless thine inheritance.
Give peace

in our time, O Lord. Ans. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. CO God, make clean our hearts within us. Ans. And take not thy holy Spirit from


Collect for Aid in all Dangers. O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Grace to withstand Temptation. LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people


e Third Sunday after Trinity.

grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Defence in bodily and spiritual Adver


ALMIGHTY GOD, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be de fended from all adversities which may hap. pen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the obtaining of God's Promises.

O God, who declarest thy Almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity ; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way

f Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. & Second Sunday in Lent.

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