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OFFICES OF DEVOTION
One Hundredth Thousand
1308 Arch Street
Sunday School Services.
Order of service.
I. Opening Hymn.
before Thee. By Thy Holy Spirit, en II. Introductory Sentences. (School
kindle within us holy and heavenly destanding.)
sires, that we may both ask such things Leader.-The Lord is nigh unto them
as shall please Thee, and also obtain what that call upon Him :
we ask: through the glorious merits and
mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord, to School.—To all that call upon Him in
whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be truth.
honor and glory, world without end. L.-How precious are Thy thoughts Amnen. unto me, O God !
IV. Selections. (Read responsively, S.-How great is the sum of them!
or recite from memory : The Beatitudes, L.-If I should count them, they are the Ten Commandments, or some other more in number than the sand;
passage of Scripture.) S.-When I awake, I am still with Thee.
V. Hymn. L.-Search me, O God, and know my
VI. Scripture Lesson for the day: heart :
Glory be to the Father, and to the S.–Try me, and know my thoughts : Son, and to the Holy Ghost :
L.-And see if there be any wicked As it was in the beginning, is now, and way in me.
ever shall be, world without end. Amen. S.-And lead me in the way everlasting.
VII. The Apostles' Creed. (For other selections, see pp. xii-xxii.)
VIII. Prayer. (Here shall be offered III. Invocation. (Here may be used the collect for the day, and the general the following :)
prayer; or a free prayer.) Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, IX. Lesson Hymn. who art the Help of those that flee unto X. Lesson Study. Thee; we confess that we have offended
XI. Supplemental Lesson and Reagainst Thee, not only by evil words
view. and deeds, but also by sinful thoughts
XII. Secretary's Report. and desires; cleanse us, we beseech Thee, from our sins, secret and open.
XIII. Closing Hymn. Let Thy favor be present with us, that XIV. Prayer. (A free prayer or the with a firm faith, a calm hope, and a closing prayer, followed by the Lord's peaceful love, we may bring our worship | Prayer.)
forth good fruit to the honor and glory General Prayer.
of Thy name; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen. Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, whose mercies are new unto us every
Tbe Lord's Prayer. morning, and Thy faithfulness every
Our Father who art in heaven. Halnight, grant us, we beseech Thee, Thy
lowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom Holy Spirit, that we may heartily ac
come. Thy will be done in earth, as it knowledge Thy merciful goodness toward
is in heaven. Give us this day our daily us, give thanks for all Thy benefits, and bread. And forgive us our debts, as we serve Thee in willing obedience, through forgive our debtors. And lead us not Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
into temptation. But deliver us from O Lord Jesus Christ, who wast seated,
evil : For Thine is the kingdom, and the when a Child, in the temple in the
power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. midst of the doctors, both hearing, and asking them questions; so rule us, we
II. beseech Thee, by Thy Holy Spirit, that
General Prayer. following Thy example, we may love the habitation of Thy house, and the Almighty and everlasting God, the place where Thine honor dwelleth. May Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom we diligently seek Thee, hear Thy word the whole family in heaven and earth is with gladness, and faithfully keep it to named, who art more willing to give Thy the saving of our souls, and to Thy Holy Spirit to them that ask Thee, than name shall be the praise. Amen. earthly parents are to give good gifts to
Merciful God, we ask Thy blessing their children, send down upon us the upon all Thy servants to whom Thou healthful Spirit of Thy grace. Prosper, hast committed the work of teaching the we humbly beseech Thee, all the means young; bless our pastor, parents, and employed to train up these children in teachers; guide them, O Thou good | Thy fear and service. Dispose them Shepherd of the sheep, that they may be from the heart to believe in Thee, the able to guide the sheep and lambs of Lord, their God, and to worship and Thy flock in the way of life; and give serve Thee, their Creator, Redeemer and them Thy continual grace, that they may Sanctifier. Keep them from all the danpersevere in the good work which they
gers and temptations of this evil world, have undertaken; reward them abun and sanctify them wholly in soul and dantly through Jesus Christ our Lord, to body. May they never be ashamed to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, confess the faith of Christ crucified, to be all honor and glory, world without fight under His banner against sin, the end. Amen.
world, and the devil, and to continue
His faithful soldiers and servants unto Closing Prayer.
their life's end; through the same Jesus Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee Christ our Lord. Amen. for the lessons of Thy word, Grant us, Most Gracious God, our Heavenly Fawe beseech Thee, the continual blessing ther, who hast given us all things that of Thy grace and Spirit, that rooted and pertain to life and godliness, through the grounded in love, our lives may bring glorious revelation of the Gospel, cause