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Then he says the following Thanksgiving Prayer: ALMIGHTY God, who observest all the actions, thoughts, and secret motions of our hearts, and who watchest over us with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours and shielding us from evil, blessed be Thy holy name: and may all creatures bless Thy goodness for the benefits we have ever received from Thee, especially during the night past; but above all for the surpassing riches of Thy mercy, in creating and preserving, redeeming and sanctifying us.
helped by the consolations of Thy coming, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
RANT, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we, who are depressed by our old servitude under the yoke of sin, may be delivered by the new birth of Thy only-begotten Son, which we now look for, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Collect to be said during the season of Lent.
LORD, who for our sakes didst fast forty days and forty nights, give us grace to employ this season in a more perfect self-denial, that our flesh being subdued by the mortification of our unruly wills and appetites, our minds may be free to approach Thee with ardour and fervency in our prayers; and that by abstaining according to our strength from those temporal blessings Thou hast given us, we may be taught to relish the pleasures of spiritual enjoyments, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collects to be said on the Ember-days.
ALMIGHTY God, who from ancient times hast appointed a continual succession of priests and deacons, chosen and ordained by Thy bishops, to supply the spiritual wants of Thy faithful people, hear now, we beseech Thee, the supplications of Thy humble servants, and at this time so illuminate the minds of all bishops and pastors of Thy flock with the light of Thy brightness, that they may ordain such persons only as are indeed fitted for the sacred ministry of Thy Church. And we pray Thee grant both to us and all people the grace of reverence and due subjection to those so ordained, as truly sent by Thee to teach and dispense the mysteries of Thy truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O to such as shall be ordained, the
Thy grace and heavenly benediction; and so fill them with the truth of Thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before Thee, to the glory of Thy great name, and set forward the salvation of all men; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And Lord, we beseech Thee, never permit us to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy bounties with ingratitude, or Thy blessings with offences and injuries; but inflame our reins and hearts with the fire of Thy holy Spirit, that we may serve Thee with a chaste body, and please Thee with a clean heart, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then he says the two Collects following, and Prayer for a blessing.
WE pray Thee, O Lord, graciously continue to visit this
house and family; drive far from it all snares of the enemy; and keep us in peace and safety through this day, for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSIST, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions, by Thy holy
inspirations, and carry them on by Thy gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always from Thee, and by Thee may happily be ended, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
[AY the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, descend upon us, and remain with us for ever.
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY EVENINGS.
All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:
. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour.
Ry. And let Thine anger cease from us.
. O God, make speed to save us.
Ry. O Lord, make haste to help us.
. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Then he says one of the following Psalms.
Psalms of praise for God's mercy and wonderful works.
Let all the earth fear the Lord: stand in awe of Him, all ye that I dwell in the world.
PART OF PSALM 33, v. 1.
For He spake, and it was done :
REJOICE in the Lord, O ye He commanded, and it stood fast.
righteous for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
Praise the Lord with harp : sing praises unto Him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.
The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.
The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever: and the thoughts of His heart from generation to generation.
Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing praises lustily unto Him with a good courage.
For the word of the Lord is true: and all His works are faithful.
He loveth righteousness and judg
ment: the earth is full of the good-B God is the Lord Jehovah : and
PART OF PSALM 33, v. 12.
ness of the Lord.
blessed are the folk, that He hath chosen to Him to be His inheritance.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the hosts of them by the breath of His mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
The Lord looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men: from the habitation of His dwelling He considereth all them
that dwell on the earth.
His power: yea, and His wisdom is infinite.
He telleth the number of the
stars; and calleth them all by their
Great is our Lord, and great is
PART OF PSALM 147, v. 12. the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion. For He hath made fast the bars of thy gates and hath blessed thy children within thee.
He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
He sendeth forth His commandment upon earth and His word runneth very swiftly.
He giveth snow like wool and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. He casteth forth His ice like morwho is able to abide His frost? He sendeth out His word, and melteth them: He bloweth with His wind, and the waters flow.
He sheweth His word unto
PART OF PSALM 147, v. 1. PRAISE the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God: yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
The Lord doth build up Jeru-Jacob: His statutes and ordinances salem and gather together the unto Israel. outcasts of Israel.
He healeth those that are broken in heart and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.
He hath not dealt so with any nation: neither have the heathen knowledge of His laws.
PART OF PSALM 136.
GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious and His mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of all gods for His mercy endureth
O thank the Lord of all lords: for His mercy endureth for ever. Who only doeth great wonders: for His mercy endureth for ever.
Who by His excellent wisdom made the heavens for His mercy endureth for ever. Who laid out the earth above the waters for His mercy endureth for
And brought out Israel from among them: for His mercy endureth for ever;
With a mighty hand and stretched out arm for His mercy endureth for ever.....
Who remembered us when we
were in trouble for His mercy endureth for ever;
And hath delivered us from our enemies for His mercy endureth for ever. Who giveth food to all flesh for His mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven for His mercy endureth
O give thanks unto the Lord of lords for His mercy endureth for
Who hath made great lights: for
The moon and the stars to govern the night for His mercy endureth for ever.
PART OF PSALM 119, v. 129.
Who smote Egypt with their trefore doth my soul keep first-born for His mercy endureth for ever;
Comfort in God's word and keeping
PART OF PSALM 119, v. 105.
THY word is a lantern unto my
feet and a light unto my paths. I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed to keep Thy righteous judgments.
I am troubled above measure : quicken me, O Lord, according to Thy word.
Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please Thee, O Lord and teach me Thy judgments.
My soul is alway in my hand : yet do I not forget Thy law.
The ungodly have laid a snare for me but yet I swerved not from Thy commandments.
Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
I have applied my heart to fulfil Thy statutes alway even unto the end.
When Thy word goeth forth it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.
I opened my mouth, and drew in breath my for my delight was in Thy commandments.
O look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me as Thou usest
to do unto those that love Thy