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On Forgiveness. Collect for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. · Read Psalms 25th, 86th, and 103rd.Exodus, 34th chapter, from verse 4th to 10th.--Deut. 4th chapter, from verse 29th to 32nd ; and 30th chapter, to verse 11th.-—Isaiah, 1st chapter, from verse 16th to 21st.—Micah, 7th chapter, from 19th verse.–St. Matthew, 18th chapter, from verse 21st.-Acts, 13th chapter, from verse 38 to 42nd.—Ephesians, 1st chapter, from verse 7 to 15th, or the following texts :
First Epistle of St. John, 1st chapter, 8th and 9th verses. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.--2nd chapter, 1st and 2nd verses. If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.—4th chapter and 10th verse. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Revelations, 1st chapter, 5th and 6th verses. Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness and the first-begotten of the dead, and Prince of the Kings of the earth: unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. And hath made us Kings and Priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion, for ever and ever. Amen.
Remark to the Sick Person.—That God willeth not the death of every sinner. That if we will but repent, he will forgive us for the sake of our dear Redeemer. That he has promised us forgiveness if we will apply to him for it in the name of his Son. That we have no claim to this forgiveness, but that it is obtained for us by the merits and mediation of
our Saviour Jesus Christ. That there is no other name under heaven given amongst men whereby we can be saved, and therefore that all our prayers for forgiveness must be offered up in his name, and in firm trust and confidence in his power, and willingness to hear and help
For one that has been long ill.
Read Psalms 119th, from verse 65 to 81; 102nd and 142nd.—Genesis, 3rd chapter, to verse 20th - Deut. 28th chapter, from 58th verse.—St. Matthew, 9th chapter, from verse 20 to 23d.--St. Mark, 2nd chapter, to 14th verse.—St. Luke, 4th chapter, from verse 38 to 42nd.St. John, 5th chapter to 17th verse.Romans, 8th chapter, from verse 18th to 29th, and from the 35th verse to the end, or the following texts :
St. Paul's 2nd Epistle to the Corin
thians, 4th chapter, 17th and 18th verses.
St. Paul's 2nd Epistle to Timothy, 2nd chapter, 11th and 12th verses. It is a faithful saying, for if we be dead .. with him, we shall also live with him. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us.
Remark to the Sick Person. That God in the midst of judgment remembers
mercy (and instance his saving Noah from the flood, and Lot from the overthrow of the cities of the plain) and that the severest of his afflictions are attended with some advantages. Sickness gives us time for reflection, repentance, and resolutions of amendment. It ought to raise our thoughts to the cause of all human sorrow in the disobedience of man, and to consider our sins as the cause of our sufferings. That in all our sufferings God is our help and confort, and that as Christ healed the sick who believed in him, so he will relieve those who submit to his will, either by removing their sickness, or by taking them to himself, that where he is, they may be also.
Christ the Sinner's Refuge.
Collect for the Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity Read Psalms 2nd, 16th, 62nd, and