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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
And here is to be noted, that the Minister
* An Order for Morning Prayer
At the beginning both of Morning Prayer
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
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