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An Order for Matins daily The Order where Morning and through the Year. Erening Prayer shall be used and said.

* The Morning and Evening Prayer
shall be used in such place of the
church, chapel, or chancel, and the
Minister shall so turn him, as the
people may best hear. And if there be
any controversy therein, the matter
shall be referred to the Ordinary, and
he or his Deputy shall appoint the
place, and the chancels shall remain as
they have done in times past.

And here is to be noted, that the Minister
at the time of the Communion, and at
all other times in his ministration,
shall use neither alb, vestment, nor
&pg : but being archbishop or bishop,
he shall have and wear a rochet: and
being a priest or deacon, he shall have
and wear a surplice only.

* An Order for Morning Prayer
daily throughout the Year.

At the beginning both of Morning Prayer
and likewise of Evening Prayer, the
Minister shall read with a loud voice
some one of these Sentences of the
Scriptures that follow. And then he
shall say that which is written after
the said Sentences.

AT what time soever a sinner roo doth repent him of his sin from the bottom of his heart, I will put all his wickedness out of my remembrance, saith the Lord. I do know mine own wicked- Psalms. ness, and my sin is alwayagainst nne. Turn thy face away from our Psalms. sins, (O Lord,) and blot out all our offences. A sorrowful spirit is a sacri- Psalms

fice to God : despise not, (O
Lord,) humble and contrite
Rend your hearts, and not Joel 2.
your garments, and turn to the
Lord your God : because he is
gentle and merciful, he is pa-
tient and of much mercy, and
such a one that is sorry for
your afflictions.
To thee, O Lord God, be- Daniel 9.
longeth mercy and forgiveness,
for we have gone away from
thee, and have not hearkened
to thy voice, whereby we might
walk in thy laws, which thou
hast appointed for us.
Correct us, O Lord, and yet Jerem. 2.
in thy judgment, not in thy fury,
lest we should be consumed and
brought to nothing.
Amend your lives, for the Matt 3.
kingdom of God is at hand.
I will go to my father, and Luke is.
say to him, Father I have sin-
ned against heaven and against
thee; I am no more worthy to
be called thy son.
Enter not into judgment with psalm 1.
thy servants, O Lord, for no
flesh is righteous in thy sight.
If we say that we have no sin, John .
we deceive ourselves, and there
is no truth in us.

DEARLY 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

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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 knowledge 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 be requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as be 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, kneeling. ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; 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 of fended 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

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