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Then these five Prayers following are to be read here, except when the Litany is read ; and then only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.
A Prayer for the King's Majesty. O LORD our heavenly Father, high and
mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE, and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Royal Family. A
LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all good
ness, we humbly beseech thee to bless all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy holy Spirit ; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Prayer for the Clergy and people.
, alone workest great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops, and Curates, and all Con. gregations committed to their charge, the
healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. AI
LMIGHTY 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. 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. Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer throughout
THE ORDER FOR
DAILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
$ At the beginning of Evening Prayer the Minister shall
read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sen. tences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall · say that which is written after the said Sentences. HEN the wicked man turneth
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. Psal. li. 3.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Psal. li. 9.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : à broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. 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 judgement; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psal. vi. 1.
Repent ye; for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matth. 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 worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.
Enter not into judgement with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psal. 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, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.
EARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture
moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke 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 most 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 after me; 1 A general Confession to be said of the whole
Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling. We have erred, and strayed from thy
; ways like lost sheep. - We have followed too much the devices and desires of our 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, 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. T The Absolution, or Remission of sins, to be
pronounced by the Priest alone, standing;
the people still kneeling. AI
LMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given pow. er, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that 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 jor: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer; the people also kncuing, and repeating it with him. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed