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him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
TA Prayer for the Royal Family.
bly beseech thee to bless our gracious Queen Char. lo!le, their Royal Highneffes GEORGE Prince of Walcs, the Princess of IT'ales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with tly Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom,thro’ Jesus Chriltour Lord. Amen.
TA Prayer for the Clergy and People. Almighty and cvekleifting God, who alone workelt Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blefling: Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for the Royal Family] In the ancient Liturgy of St. Bafil, we iind a form of prayer for the Imperial Family; and many of the old councils erjoined a fimilar practice.“ In our own church, indeed, there was no mention made of the Royal Family till the reign of King James I. because after the Reformation no Proteftant Prince had children till he came to the throne. But it his accesiion, this prayer was immediately added; except that the beginning of it, when it was first inserted, was, • Almighty God, which hatt provised to be a Father of thine elect, and of bheir feed but this, I suppose, being thought to favour a little of Calvinism, was altered about the year 16,32 or 33, when ( Frederic the Prince Jiloctor Palatine', the Lady Elizabeth, his wife, with their princely issue' bring left out) tnete words were changed into, ' Almighty God, the fuuntain of all goodnets.'--Weatly.
A Prayer fir the Clergy and People} This prayer is adopted, for the greatest
from the Sacramentarium of St. Gregory. It was annexed to the Litany in some of Henry Villth's Primers; but does not appear in either of Edward the Vith's Prayer-Books. In Queen Elizabeth's Revicw it affumed its present place in the Liturgy.
Curates) “ By curates here are not meant stipendiaries, as now it is uled rolignity, but all those, u hether parsons or vicars, to whom the bishop, who is the chief patto under Christ, hath committed the cure of the foutis of dome part of his toch; and 10 are the bithops' curates.”-Sparrow.
| A Prayer of St. Cbryfoftom. Almighty God, who haft given us grace at this time unto thee; and doit promise, 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 them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. xii. 14. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all ever more.
liere endeth the Order of Morning Prayer throughout
4 Prayer of St. Chryslom Although this collect be not found in any of the works of St. Chrysostom, which the learned conlider as certainly genuine; yet it is generally believed to be his production, and is tranía Lated almost literally from a prayer
in the Liturgy bearing his name. This prayer was placed in its present situation at the Review, 1662.
The Grace, &c.] With the ancient Jews it was a custom for the pricit to dismiss the people with a form of benediction : Num. vi. 23. « This bleling of the bishop or priest was so highly eftecmed in the primitive times, that none durit go out of the church till they had received it, according to the councils of Agatha, can. 31, in the year 472; and Orleans the third, can. 22.
" And when they received it, they did it kneeling or bowing down their beads. And the deacon, to prepare them to it, was wont to call out inmediately before the time of the blessing in such words as these, Bow down yourselves to the bleshing, Chrysolt. Liturg. The Jews received it after the same manner, Ecclef. I. 23; · When the service was finished, the high prieft went down, and lifted up his hands over the congregation to give the blessing of the Lord with his lips, and they bowed down them. felves to worship the Lord, that they might receive the bleling from the Lord the Most High.' - Sparror.
Daily throughout the Year.
At the beginning of Evening Prayer, the Minister shall read will a loud voice fome one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow : and then be shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.
THEN the wicked man turneth away from his wick
edness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.
I acknowledge my transgre!lions, and my fin is ever before me. Psal. li.
Pfal3. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Pjal. li. 9.
The sacrifices of God are a broken fpirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Pfal. li. 17.
Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, flow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Jocl ii. 13.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled againt him: neither have we
The Order for the Evening Prayer, &c.] Till the Review which was completed A. D. 1662, the sentences, exhortation, confeflion, and abfolution, had heter been printed in the Evening fervice, though they were intended to be repeated before the Lord's Prayer; and in consequence of this omillion many of the clergy neglected to use them. Indeed the Rubrics were ambiguous; they ran thus, “ An order for Evening Prayer throughout the year. The Priest Thall say “ Our Father,' &c."
N.B. It will be found that the prayers, rubrics, &c. in the Evening Service, have been explained, for the most part, under the Morning Service: When the Evening Service varies from the Morning, the variations are marked and explained.
U in sundry places to acknowledge and confefs our
obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he fet before us.-Dan. ix. 9, 10.
O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, left thou bring me to nothing. Fer.x. 24; Pf. vi. 1.
Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2.
I will arise, and go to my father; and will say unto him, Father, I havelinnedagainst heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.--St. Luke xv. 18, 19.
Enter not into judgment with thy fervant, 0. Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.-Pf.cxliii.2.
If we fay that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us: but if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.—1 St. John i. 8, 9.
EARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us
manifold fins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before 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 fame, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought at all times hunbly to acknowledge 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 are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the foul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying afterme:
fA general Confeffion to be faid of the whole Congregation,
after the Minister, all kneeling. Almighty and moft merciful Father, we have 'erred
: bave followed 1oo much the devices and desires of our own
hearts: We have offended 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 health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults: Restore thou them that are penitent; According tothy promises, declared unto mankind in Christ Jefu our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his fake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober lite, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
The Absolution or Remission of fins, to be pronounced by the Pricft alone, standing; the People fill kneeling,
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who defiretlı not the death of a finner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power and commandment to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their fins; He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore, let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit; that those things may please him, which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy;, so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer;
the People also kneeling, and repeating it with him. O
UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy
Name; Thy kingdom come ; Thý will be done in earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespaffes, as we forgive them that trefeass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. ". Amen. -;
The Lord's Prayer] In my, observations on this divine form of prayer in the Morning Service, I have remarked that Christ composed it from a judicious felection of particulars contained in the Jewish prayers. Lightfoot, Calmet, and others converfant in Hebrew and Talmudical learning have pointed out the forms (composed by Efdras during the Babyloniih