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For Grace to improve the Services of the

past Day. GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words, which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Apostolical Benediction.—2 Cor. xiii.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

1 End of the Communion Service.



When the Family is met together, let the Master, or some one appointed by him, read the sentence of Scripture that follows, and then let him say that which is written after the said sentence.

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. Ezekiel, xviii. 27.

Dearly beloved, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. 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 Family, after the Master, all kneeling

ALMIGHTY and most merciful 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, О most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy name.


* Order of Morning Prayer.

A Prayer for Absolution or Remission of

Sins, to be read by the Master. O God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive, receive our humble petitions ; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us; for the honour of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate.

Here, and at the end of all other Prayers, the Family is to answer, Amen.

I The Lord's Prayer, to be said by the

Master ; the Family repeating it with him, both here and wheresoever else it is used in Family Worship.

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. For thine is the kingdom, and the

• Occasional prayers.

power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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

Ans. And mercifully hear us when we call upon

thee. Endue thy ministers with righteousness.

Ans. And make thy chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save thy people.
Ans. And bless thine inheritance.
Give in our time, O Lord.

Ans. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Ans. And take not thy holy Spirit from


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First Collect of the Day.

The second Collect, for Peace.

O God, who art the author of

and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom


a Order of Morning Prayer.

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