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A Prayer for the Clergy and People. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, from

whom cometh down every good and perfect gift ; send down upon our Ministers, and all Congregations 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 God, for the glory of thy holy name; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Prayer from one by St. Chrysostom.

grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and hast promised that in all places where thou dost record thy Name, there thou wilt come unto thy people, and bless them : 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 НЕ

the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer throughout the

Year.

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THE ORDER FOR

EVENING PRAYER,

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THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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At the beginning of Evening Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these. Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the suid Sentences. HEN the wicked man turneth

away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall

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 blo out all mine iniquities. Psal. li. 9.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : a 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. 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.

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I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more 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. í St. John i. 8, 9.

God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 St. John i. 5, 7.

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him: and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah lv. 7.

Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the day approaching. Heb. x. 24, 25.

He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Heb. xi. 6.

The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in

spirit and in truth : for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. St. John iv. 23, 24.

He hath showed thee, Oman, what is good, and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. Micah vi. 8.

DEARLY
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;

? 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 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. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

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, That for his sake we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. A Prayer for the forgiveness of Sins, the

Minister and People still kneeling.

Jesus Christ, who desirest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hast taught us that thou wilt pardon and absolve all them that truly repent and unfeignedly believe thy holy Gospel, we beseech thee to grant us true repentance and thy holy Spirit, that those things may please thee, 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 thy eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. The people shall answer here, and at the end of all other

Prayers, Amen.

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