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ALMIGHTY God! who hast graciously promised to hear the supplications of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee, to accept the service and the prayers which we have now offered unto thee. May those things which we have faithfully asked, according to thy will, be effectually obtained, for the relief of our necessities, and to the advancement of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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ALMIGHTY God! who hast given us grace, at this time, with one accord, to make our common supplications unto thee; and hast promised that when two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt grant their requests; fulfil now, O Lord! the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for us, granting us in this world, knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come, life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Afternoon.

[Taken from the Week Day Service, at page 36 ; to be used, on other occasions, with any of the Concluding Prayers.]

0 ETERNAL and Almighty God! by whose gracious providence we have been preserved this day; protect us, we beseech thee, during the night. Preserve us from sin and danger; and give us grace to serve thee, at all times, in thankfulness. O Lord! we commit ourselves to thy care. Conduct us whilst awake; guard us whilst we sleep; so that, by day or by night, we may be always with thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Another.

[Taken from the Week Day Service, at page 45; to be used as the preceding Prayer.]

OLORD! watch over us, and, through thy great mercy, defend our souls and bodies from all danger during the coming night; for the love of thine only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Morning Prayer.

0 ALMIGHTY God! our Father and Preserver! we thank thee for thy watchful providence over us during the past night. Grant that, with a due sense of thy mercy, in bringing us safely to the beginning of this day, we may employ it acceptably to thee, by a willing obedience to thy commandment, of love to thee and to our neighbour. As thou sendest forth thy sun to shine upon the earth, a light to our paths; grant us thy Holy Spirit, to enlighten our understandings, and lead us into the ways of righteousness.

O God, our heavenly Father! be with us, we beseech thee, in all our employments; make it our concern to walk in thy fear, and to conform to thy will. Assist us to look to thy blessing on our labours, as the source of all our prosperity; and grant, that while we labour for things temporal, we neglect not things eternal.

O Merciful Father! our Preserver and Protector! guard us both in our bodies and our souls; strengthen us against all the temptations of our spiritual enemies; and deliver us from every danger to which we may be exposed.

And, for as much as it availeth nothing, to begin acceptably to thee, if we persevere not unto the end, vouchsafe, O gracious God! to receive us into thy holy keeping, not only this day, but through all the days of our lives. Increase in us, continually, thy saving grace, that we may enter into thy kingdom of eternal bliss and glory; through our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, the only Sun of Righteousness to our souls, to enlighten them by day and by night, forever.

And, to the end that we may obtain these favours at thy hand, vouchsafe to us repentance and remission of our sins, according to thy gracious promises. Hear us, O Father! through our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray to thee, as he hath taught us, saying:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Evening Prayer.

OLORD! our God and our Father! by whose gracious care we have been preserved during the past day; receive, we beseech thee, our evening sacrifice of praise and prayer. We bless thee, for our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health and friends; for food and raiment, and all other comforts and conveniences of life. But, above all, we bless thee, that thou hast vouchsafed to us a knowledge of thyself, and hast ordained us to be born into thy church. Suffer us not to be ungrateful for such precious favours. Grant that we may meditate thereon by day and by night, and that our gratitude may be manifest in our lives.

We confess, O Lord God! our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and we humbly beseech thee, to give us repentance and forgiveness; and a firm trust in the sacrifice of our blessed Redeemer. And since, O Lord! we are, of ourselves, incapable of any good, grant us, for his sake, the aid of thy Holy Spirit.

O God! guard us, we beseech thee, this night; without thy care we cannot subsist for a single moment. May our minds be stayed on thee in perfect peace. May our strength, both of mind and body, be renewed by refreshing sleep; and may we awake on the morrow, full of thankfulness for thy mercies, and with holy purpose to live according to thy will.

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