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Second Additional Service, .
FAMILY PRAYERS AND HYMNs.
It is not intended that the minister should be confined to the
The appointed Lessons from the New Testament are to be
morning, and the Epistle in the evening.
Proper Psalms for particular days are to be found by referring
.slt the beginning of Morning Prayer, the JMinister shall read one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture; and then he shall read the Exhortation.
WHEN the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness which he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27. I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Psal. li. 3. Hide thy face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Psal. H. 9. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. li. 17. Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel, ii. 13.
bring me to nothing.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10. C Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou Jer. X. 24. Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. JMatt. iii. 2. I will arise, and go to my Father, and willsay unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. Luke, xv. 18, 19. Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John, i. 8, 9. 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. John, iv. 23, 24.
* DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins 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 same, by his infinite
goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we 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 soul. 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 after me.
.1 general Confession to be said by the whole Congregation after the JMinister.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have of fended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things