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weak and the innocent; provide for the poor and the stranger; help and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, or tribulation.
Bless, O God! our country, and all its inhabitants. Turn away from us thy judgments, and be gracious unto us, for the sake of thy Holy name.
Vouchsafe, O Lord! to bless us in the duties and business of our several callings. Guide and assist us, that we may always incline to thy will and walk in thy way; that whilst we labour for things temporal, we neglect not things eternal; but that we may first, and chiefly, seek thy kingdom and thy righteousness. Suffer not the temptations and cares of this life to seduce our hearts, and to destroy the seed of thy word, which is sown therein. Teach us, O God! rightly to comprehend that this world passeth away, and all its sinful desires; that our life fleeth as a shadow, and that we bring ©ur years to an end, as it were, a tale that is told. Enable us duly to consider the vanity of this life, so that having lived in thy fear, we may die in thy grace, and be partakers in the resurrection of the just.
O Lord, our gracious God! vouchsafe to us, we beseech thee, all that we need to finish happily the race set before us. Take us under thy protection, provide for all our wants, and guide us, even to our last hour; through Jesus Christ, thy Son. Amen. Then follow a Psalm or Hymn, the Sermon, a Psalm or
Hymn and Doxology, a concluding Prayer, from Part
III., and a Benediction.
THE Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen. Numb., vi., 24, 25, 26.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. II. Cor., xiii., 14.
MY brethren! the end of all things is at hand. Be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. /. Peter, iv., 7.
The Lord be with you. Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and protect you. Amen.
Ranting hxnin for ftt.k Sntjs, mitjj a iirimra.
The Service may commence with a Canticle, Psalm or Hymn, announced by the Minister.
Then the Minister shall say,
UR help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.—Psalrn, cxxiv., 8.
Here, and at the end of the several prayers, the People answer
Then the Minister shall say,
DEARLY beloved brethren ! we have assembled to worship God, to hear his holy word, and to offer unto him our praises and our prayers. The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, pardoneth all such as truly repent, and turn unto him.
Let us, therefore, confess our sins, and implore his mercy.
OLORD, our God and our Father! we are not worthy to appear in thy presence, or to ask of thee any favour. We have not obeyed thy commandments, but have transgressed them in various ways. O Lord! we deplore the magnitude and number of our sins. Pardon us, O most gracious Father! pardon, for the love of Jesus Christ, those who are penitent and ask thy forgiveness. Sanctify us, and make us new creatures; to the end that the glory of thy mercy may be ever manifested in us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
IT is meet and proper, that we should adore thee O Lord our God! Creator of heaven and earth, and all things therein, and that we should ever give thanks unto thee for the favours we are continually receiving at thy bountiful hand. We bless thee, that thou hast preserved us to the present time; that, having protected us during the past night, thou hast brought us in safety to the beginning of this day; and that we are enabled to assemble in this holy place, and in thy presence.
0 Lord! we praise thee, we desire to serve thee at this time, and throughout our lives; to dedicate ourselves unto thee, and to submit ourselves entirely to thy holy and gracious will. May it please thee to defend and direct us during this day, that we may pass the same in peace and cheerfulness, in thy fear, and to thy glory.
And, since thou hast given us the Holy Scriptures, as a lamp to our feet and a light to our paths, we beseech thee, O Lord, for the love of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, that thou wouldst illumine our minds, and endue us with thy Holy Spirit, to sanctify and lead us into the knowledge of truth. Give us grace to hear attentively thy word, rightly to understand its meaning, and to conform our lives to its precepts, so that whatever we shall hear may tend to the glory of thy name, to our advancement in piety, and to the comfort and salvation of our souls; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall be read a Lesson from the Old Testament.
After which shall be sung the following Doxology; or a Canticle, Psalm or Hymn, when announced by the Minister.
Here the People rise.
GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks