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62. Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity,
For a blessing on prayer.
O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
63. Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.
For pardon of sin.
O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that, through thy bountiful goodness, we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
64. Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity.
For zeal in good works.
STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they plenteously bringing forth the fruits of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you, in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs."---COL. iii.
"This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
“Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will go in to them and I will praise the Lord.
"The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacle of the righteous; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
"Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord." -Ps. cxviii.
"Lord I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
My foot standeth in an even place; in the congregations will I bless the Lord.-Ps. xxvi.
"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to enquire in his temple.
"How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! "My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
"Yea, the sparrow hath found an house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
"Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee,
"For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them; that walk uprightly."---Ps. lxxxiv.
“O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
"God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of them that are about him.
"O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
"Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. "Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. "In thy name shall they rejoice all the day and
in thy righteousness shall they be exalted."---Ps lxxxix.
"Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people give unto the Lord glory and strength.
"Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
"Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
"O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth."---Ps. xcvi.
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
"Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
"I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
"Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
"Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
"Behold as the eyes of servants look upon the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God until that he have mercy upon us."---Ps. cxxxiii.
"We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O Lord, into thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength.
"Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
"Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
"Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good; sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant."--Ps. cxxxv.
"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
"For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations."--Ps. c.
Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, one God, world without end. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all Amen.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.