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GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us; That thy way may be known upon earth, thy Saving health among all natlOnS. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. O let the nations rejoice and be glad ; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing. God shall bless us, and all the ends of the world shall fear him. JMin. The Lord be with
you ; ...Answ. And with thy spirit. JMin. Let us pray. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; ./lnsw. And grant us thy salvation,
JMin. O God, make clean our hearts within us;
Answ. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.
Then shall be read the colLECT FOR THE DAY, and then the Service shall proceed as followeth.
THE Collect For PEACE.
O GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; 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 being defended by thee from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in rest and quietness, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. ./lmen.
THE Collect For AID AGAINST ALL PERILs.
IIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O : Lord, and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the honour of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Advocate. Almen,
A PRAYER FOR RULERs.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon the earth; most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold the President, Vice President, and Congress of the United States, and so replenish them with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts, that in all their deliberations they may be enabled to promote the national prosperity, and to secure the peace, liberty, and safety of the United States throughout all generations. This we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER For THE CLERGY AND PEOPLE.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art the author of every good and perfect gift; send down upon all ministers of the gospel, and upon all congregations committed to their charge, the needful
Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for thine infinite mercy’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Jāmen.
A PRAYER FoR ALL CoNDITIONs of MEN.
O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men, that thou wouldst be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of thy holy church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee, to comfort and relieve them according to
their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their asflictions; and this we humbly ask as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If any desire the Prayers of the Congregation, the .Notes are to be read here by the JMinister, followed by the appropriate Prayers or Thanksgivongs.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth
thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose name we accribe unto thee all honour and glory, world without end. Almen.
A ConcLUDING PRAYER.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, and hast promised by thy beloved Son, that where two or three are gathered together in his 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.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Almen.
END OF THE FIRST FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
The Minister shall begin the Service with the following Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.
FROM the rising of the Sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together; for with him is the fountain of life, and in his light shall we see light. Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the listing up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice. We will go into his tabernacle; we will worship at his footstool; we will worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is kind to all, even unto the evil and unthankful. He has nourished and brought us up
as children, though we have rebelled against him.
Let us then go unto our Father, and say unto him, Father, we have sinned against heaven and in thy sight, and are no more worthy to be called thy children.
Then shall follow the Confession and Prayer, to be said by the JMinister and People.
O ALMIGHTY God, and most merciful Father, Unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid ; With
simplicity and godly sin
cerity would we seek thee, Confessing our unthankfulness, and our manifold offences. We deplore the sins which we have at any time committed, In thought, or asfection, in word, or deed, Against each other and against thee. And wehumbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy declared unto us by thy Son Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue every thought and desire to the obedience of the gospel. May we be convinced, O God, That till we know thee, we know nothing aright; That without thee, we have nothing of any worth; And in wandering from thee, we leave all that is truly good. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thy temple for ever. And wilt thou take us, O Lord, entirely into thy hands, with all that we have, And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, ever separate us from thee any more. Almen.
THE LORD’s PRAYER.
OUR Father, who artin 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. Almen.
Then shallthe...Ministersay, O LORD, open thou
our lips; Answ. And our mouths shall show forth thy praise. JMin. OGodmakespeed to Save us. ./lnsw. O Lord make haste to help us. JMin. O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee. JMin. Praiseye the Lord. .Answ. The Lord's name be praised.
Then shall be said, by the JMinister and People alternately, the Psalms for