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THE ORDER FOR
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
At the beginning of Morning 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 said Sentences. HEN 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. 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: 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.
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. 1 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 ly. 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.
DE 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. ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father;
, 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
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
Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer with an audible voice; the people repeating it with him, both here,
and whenever it is used in Divine Service. 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, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Then likewise he shall say, O Lord, open thou our lips.
Answer. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Minister. O God, make speed to save us. Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us.
Then all standing up, the Minister shall say, Now unto the King eternal: immortal, invisible: the only wise God: Answer. Be honour and glory for ever and
Amen. 1 Tim. i. 17. Or, the less ancient Doxology muy be used in this, its
earlier form. Glory be to the Father, through the Son : and by the Holy Ghost.
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Minister. Praise ye the Lord.