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Or, the following Declaration of Faith—may be said or sung by the Minister and people, standing,--formed from the Creeds commonly called The Apostles' Creed, and
The Nicene Creed. I
BELIEVE in one God, the Father, Al
mighty, Maker of heaven and earth ; And of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the beloved Son of God; Who was crucified, dead and buried; The third day he rose again from the dead ; He ascended into heaven; And sitteth on the right hand of the Father; And he will be the judge of quick and dead.
I believe that the Holy Spirit, without measure, was given to Jesus Christ; And inspired his Apostles ; And enlightens and sanctifies all his people.
I believe that all men, who truly confess that Jesus is the Son of God, are members of Christ's Catholic Church.
And I believe in the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins; The Resurrection of the Dead; And the life everlasting. Amen. And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly
Minister. Let us pray.
Answer. And mercifully hear us when we call upon
Minister. Endue thy Ministers with right
Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.
Answer. Because thou only canst make wars to cease to the end of the earth.
Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.
Then shall follow three Collects; the first of the Day; second for Peace ; the third for Aid against all Perils ; as hereafter followeth.
The second Collect at Evening Prayer. O
GOD, from whom all holy desires, all
good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness ; for thy mercy's sake, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The third Collect, for Aid against all Perils. L IGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee,
O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; and when we come to the night of death, may we sleep in Jesus, and rise with him to everlasting glory. Amen.
In Quires and Places where they sing, here followeth the Anthem or Hymn.
A Prayer for the Queen'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 Sovereign Queen VICTORIA; and so replenish her with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that she may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue her plenteously with heavenly gifts ; grant her in health and happiness long to live; and finally, after this life, may she attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
goodness, 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. AL 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
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
THREE PRAYERS, commonly used in the
Morning and Evening Services. A Prayer for the High Court of Parliament, to be read
during their Session. OST gracious God, we humbly beseech
thee, as for this Kingdom in general, so especially for the High Court of Parliament, under our gracious Queen at this time assembled: That thou wouldest be pleased to direct
and prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and her Dominions; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the Name of Jesus Christ, our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. 4 A Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of Men, to be used
at such times when the Litany is not said. O
GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all
mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Universal Church; that it may guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [*especially those for whom our when any desire the prayers are desired,] that it Prayers of the Con
gregation. may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several
* This to be said