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Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matt. iii. 2.)

I will arise and go to my Father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against 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 servant, O LORD; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. (Ps. cxliii. 2.)

I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. (Ps. cxxii. 1.)

The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit, and they who worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. (Matt. iv. 23, 24.)

DEARLY

EARLY beloved brethren, We know that the

infinite God is not worshipped with men's hands as though he needed anything, seeing that he giveth to all life and breath and all things; neither can our prayer be without his help. We come to him, because our hearts seek the source of the love that fills them, our souls turn to the light that shines upon them. And now that we have assembled together as brethren, earnestly desiring to draw nigh to him who is ever most near to us, let us ask for the leading of his Spirit

and the inspiration of his love. And may we worship him so truly here, that we may be helped by our prayer to worship him in our daily work, in deeds of lovingkindness, in thoughts of grati, tude, in steadfast patience and trust, in heartfelt penitence for sin, and in works of duty faithfully fulfilled.

Then shall the Minister say :
ET us draw nigh to God, the unseen and un-

searchable One, ever present in our life, yet infinitely above our highest thoughts. He has breathed into us the spirit whereby we call him, Father. Let us come to him as his children, and, with trust in his love and thankfulness for all his goodness, let us worship him in spirit and in truth. Amen.

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Then shall the Minister say the following Prayer, the

People responding with “ AMEN.
THOU, who savest them that trust in thee:

help us, for we have sinned against thee. We have sinned, but we are ashamed and do repent of our sin, and we would turn from every evil way, and with our whole heart turn to thee. Lord, be thou our helper. Change our heaviness into joy, our dreamings into earnestness, our darkness into light. Help thou our unbelief, establish our trembling hope, and fill our hearts with the strength and comfort of thy love. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say :

O LORD, open thou our lips.

People. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

O

Then shall be read or sung the following Psalm, or the

Psalms for the Day, or both, and after the Psalms a
Hymn may be sung.
COME let us sing unto the LORD; let us

heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the LORD is a great God; and a great king above all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship, and fall down, and kneel before the LORD our Maker.

For he is the LORD our God; and we the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the

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earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible: the only wise God;

Be honor and glory: forever and ever. Amen.

Then shall be read the First LESSON, taken out of the Old

Testament. After that shall be said or sung the following Psalm, or any other suitable Music.

I

WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills: from

whence cometh my help. My help cometh even from the LORD: who hath made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD himself is thy keeper: the LORD is thy defence upon thy right hand;

So that the sun shall not burn thee by day: neither the moon by night.

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.

The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in: from this time forth for evermore.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible: the only wise God;

Be honor and glory: forever and ever. Amen.

O

Then shall be read the SECOND LESSON, taken out of the

New Testament. After that shall be said or sung the following Psalm, or any other suitable Music. BE joyful in the LORD, all ye lands; serve

the LORD with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the LORD he is God; it is he who hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name.

For the LORD is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible: the only wise God;

Be honor and glory: forever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say one or more of the following

Collects and Prayers, or any other he may think suitable, the People responding with AMEN.”

O GOD, from whom alle holy desires

, all good

just give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended in every hour of danger may pass our time in rest and quietness. Amen.

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