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to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Eph. vi. 4.
“ Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.” Col. iv. 1.
“ Continue in prayer.” Col. iv. 2.
“ In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thess. v. 18. “ Brethren, pray for us.”
1 Thess. v. 25.
“ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” 2 Cor. xiii. 14.
Your affectionate 66 servant for Jesus' sake,”
RD DOWN AND CONNOR.
SEE HOUSE, October 9, 1835.
CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING FORMS
Of the following Forms of Prayer for the several days of the week, those for SUNDAY MORNING and EVENING have been compiled with a special view to the holy character of the LORD's Day, and its publick religious offices.
Those for MONDAY MORNING and EVENING are taken with selection, but otherwise with little change, from the Church's daily “Order of Morning and Evening Prayer;" and follow that order in the succession of the parts, which have been thought best adapted to the present purpose.
Those for TUESDAY MORNING and EVENING are modelled upon those for MONDAY; with a selection and arrangement of parts, bearing a general likeness to the former in substance, but varying in their expression.
For the MORNINGS of WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY the Litany has been adopted, with the omission, for convenience sake, of one of its divisions in the former case, and of another in the latter. For the EVENINGS of those days the plan laid down for TUESDAYS has been followed.
The same plan has been generally followed for the MORNINGS of THURSDAY and SATURDAY ; but it has been less punctually observed for the EVENINGS of those days, occasion having been then
taken to put up prayers for various Christian graces, and to commemorate more particularly the dangers and uncertainty of our condition, and our dependance on God for defence and preservation.
The sentences in the Italick character, which occur in the course of the several forms with this mark 9 before them, are designed as a guide to the Master or other Reader, and to the Family, after the manner of the Rubricks in our Common Prayer Book.
The sentences in Italicks, which occur without the 1, are intended merely as an intimation of the principal subject of the ensuing Prayer.
CONCERNING THE “FIRST COLLECT."
The “ First Collect,” or “Collect of the Day," is that which is appointed for the SUNDAY, and serves for the six following days, unless when another HOLYDAY occurs: in which case the Collect of the Holyday is to be substituted.
The following Holydays are moveable, that is, they fall on different days, according to the time of Easter :
The following are immoveable, that is, they constantly recur on the same day of the month, as noted in the Table:
The Circumcision of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, 1st January. The Epiphany
6th The Conversion of Saint Paul
25th v. The Purification of the Blessed Virgin
20 February. v. Saint Matthias the Apostle
24th v. The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin 25th March. Saint Mark the Evangelist
25th April Saint Philip and Saint James the Apostles
1st May. Saint Barnabas
11th June. ». The Nativity of Saint John Baptist
24th v. Saint Peter the Apostle
29th 7. Saint James the Apostle
25th July. n. Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
24th August. V. Saint Matthew the Apostle
21st Sept. Saint Michael and all Angels .
29th Saint Luke the Evangelist
18th October. v. Saint Simon and Saint Jude the Apostles 28th ». All Saints,
1st Nov. 9. Saint Andrew the Apostle
30th 9. Saint Thomas the Apostle
21st Dec. v. The Nativity of our Lord
25th Saint Stephen the Martyr
26th Saint John the Evangelist
27th The Holy Innocents
Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holyday marked above with v, should be said also the evening before.