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Then all say,

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BELIEVE in God, &c.

Then he says,

MAY
AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be

unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following: From the First General Epistle of Jesus Christ from the dead. St. Peter.

Whom having not seen, ye love ; LESSED be the God and Fa- in whom, though now ye see Him

which, according to His abundant joy unspeakable and full of glory: mercy hath begotten us again unto Receiving the end of your faith, a lively hope by the resurrection of even the salvation of your souls.

Then he says,

. Let us bless and praise the Lord. Rp. Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Ň. O Lord, keep us this night without sin;
Ry. And evermore mightily defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the Confession and Litany following:

hear the prayers of Thy servants, who confess and bewail the innumerable offences which we have most grievously committed against Thee by thought, words, and deed ; and as by Thy only Son Thou hast opened unto us the gate of eternal life, through His victory over sin and death; we beseech Thee to forgive us our sins, and so to confirm us by Thy grace, that we may walk like those who have been redeemed from sin ; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
O Holy Trinity, three persons and one God,
Have mercy on us.
We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us, and grant that

11 St. Pet. i. 3,

as we have heard this day in Thy house of prayer what our duty is, we may by Thy grace and help be enabled to accomplish it;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That we may not be conformed to this world, but that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we may live soberly, justly, and piously ;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That, setting our affections on things above, we may crucify the flesh with its vices and lusts, and be ever clean of heart ;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That we being dead unto sin, may live unto righteousness, and arising with Thee our Redeemer, may die no more ;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And grant that as Thou hast knit together the differing Gentile nations by the confession of Christ's name, so all they who are born again in the baptismal font may

be
one,

both in the belief of their minds and in the piety of their actions ; through ist our Lord.

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Conqueror of sin and death, hear the prayers of Thy servants; and have mercy upon us; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Here may be said the Prayer which is to be used when there has

been Holy Communion (see Sunday Evening Prayers, page 22); and if Easter-Day should happen to fall on the Feast of the Annunciation of the B. V. M., or of St. Mark the Evangelist, he here says the particular Collects for either of those festivals (see Saints' Day Morning Prayers).

Then he says the following Thanksgiving Prayer: 0

ALMIGHTY and eternal God, who on this day hast done

Thy greatest work, in raising Thy divine Son from the dead, we pray Thee mercifully forgive the sins, the coldness, and neglect in worshipping Thee of which we have been guilty ; and give us grace to avoid them for the future.

Make us sensible, O God, of the daily blessings we receive from Thy bounty, especially the blessing of this great and glorious day, and as by the annual solemnity of the Lord's resurrection, Thou dost inspire us with joy, mercifully grant that by the festivals which we celebrate in time, we may be made worthy to attain to eternal bliss; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then he says the two Collects and Prayer for a blessing, as in

Sunday or Week-Day Evening Prayers (see pages 23, 74,

106)

EASTER-MONDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,

if present) says: . O Lord, open Thou our lips. Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise. Ý, O God, make speed to save us. RY. O Lord make haste to help us. Ñ. Glory be to the Father, &c. RY. As it was, &c.

Then he says the following Psalm :
PSALM 57.

the heavens: and Thy glory above

all the earth. E merciful unto me, BE

O God, They have laid a net for my feet, be merciful unto me, for my and pressed down my soul : they soul trusteth in Thee : and under have digged a pit before me, and the shadow of Thy wings shall be are fallen into the midst of it themmy refuge, until this tyranny be selves. overpast.

My heart is fixed, O God, my I will call unto the Most High heart is fixed : I will sing, and give God : : even unto the God that shall praise. perform the cause which I have in Awake up, my glory; awake, hand.

lute and harp : I myself will awake He shall send from heaven : and right early. save me from the reproof of him I will give thanks unto Thee, O that would eat me up.

Lord, among the people : and I will God shall send forth His mercy sing unto Thee among the nations. and truth : my soul is among lions. For the greatness of Thy mercy

And I lie even among the chil- reacheth unto the heavens : and dren of men, that are set on fire: Thy truth unto the clouds. whose teeth are spears and arrows, Set up Thyself, O God, above and their tongue a sharp sword. the heavens : and Thy glory above

Set up Thyself, O God, above all the earth.

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Then he says,

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unto us salvation and protection,
Then he reads the short chapter following:

heritance in the saints, and what is From St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians.

the exceeding greatness of His power

to us-ward who believe, according THEREFORE I, Paul, after to the working of His mighty power,

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the Lord Jesus, and love unto all He raised Him from the dead, and the saints, cease not to give thanks set Him at His own right hand in for you, making mention of you in the heavenly places, far above all my prayers ; that the God of our principality, and power, and might, Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of and dominion, and every name that glory, may give unto you the spirit is named, not only in this world, of wisdom and revelation in the but also in that which is to come: knowledge of Him: the eyes of and hath put all things under His your understanding being enlight- feet, and gave Him to be the Head ened; that ye may know what is over all things to the church, which the hope of His calling, and what is His body, the fulness of Him that the riches of the glory of His in- I filleth all in all.

Then he says,

ř. Let us bless and praise the Lord.

Ry. Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Ť. O Lord, keep us this day without sin ;
Ry. And evermore mightily defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the following Confession : ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, graciously vouchsafe to wail the innumerable offences which we have most grievously committed against Thee by thought, word, and deed; and as by Thy only Son Thou hast opened unto us the gate of eternal life, through His victory over sin and death; we beseech Thee to forgive us our sins, and so to confirm us by Thy grace, that we may walk like those who have been redeemed from sin; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then continue with the usual Monday Morning Litany, begin

ning O God, the Father of heaven,” 8c. (page 47), to the end of the Monday Morning Prayers.

1 Ephes. i. 15.

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