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We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please Thee to enlarge our hearts with true charity one towards another, that we may feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the distressed, and on all occasions do good to every one according to our capacities;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please Thee to bestow on us the necessities of this life, with grace to use Thy temporal mercies, not merely for our own pleasure, but to Thy glory;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And that Thou wouldst vouchsafe us Thy grace always to remember the end of our creation, and the vanity of the world, the shortness of our lives, and the uncertainty of our death, the misery of such as die in their sins, and the unspeakable happiness of those who die at peace with Thee;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, and have mercy upon us.

O Lord, hear our prayer,

And let our cry come unto Thee.

Then all say,


UR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

If it be the season of Advent, Lent, or Ember-Days, here may follow the special Prayers which are to be said during those seasons (see pages 48, 49).

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. 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.

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.


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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


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 :


there is inesse of the God before his

Y heart sheweth me the wick-
ungodly that

The blessings of godliness.

PART OF PSALM 24, v. 1.


THE earth is the Lord's, and as
of the world, and they that dwell

For He hath founded it upon the
seas : and prepared it upon the

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For he flattereth himself in his own sight until his abominable sin be found out.

The words of his mouth are unrighteous, and full of deceit he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.

He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way: neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.

Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens and Thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains: Thy judgments are like the great deep.

Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast; How excellent is Thy mercy, O God and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.

They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of Thy house : and Thou shalt give them drink of Thy pleasures, as out of the river.

For with Thee is the well of life and in Thy light shall we see light.

O continue forth Thy lovingkindness unto them that know Thee and Thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.


O let not the foot of pride come against me and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.

There are they fallen, all that work wickedness they are cast down, and shall not be able to


Comfort in God's word and keeping His commandments.

PART OF PSALM 119, v. 49. THINK upon Thy servant, as concerning Thy word: wherein Thou hast caused me to put my trust.


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I am horribly afraid for the ungodly that forsake Thy law.

Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

I have thought upon Thy name, O Lord, in the night-season and have kept Thy law.

This I had because I kept Thy commandments.

Thou art good and gracious: O teach me Thy statutes.

The proud have imagined a lie against me: but I will keep Thy commandments with my whole heart.


Their heart is as fat as brawn : my delight hath been in Thy law. It is good for me that I have been in trouble: that I may learn Thy statutes.

The law of Thy mouth is dearer unto me than thousands of gold

and silver.

PART OF PSALM 25, v. 1.


NTO Thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in Thee O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.

For all they that hope in Thee

The same is my comfort in my trouble for Thy word hath quick-shall not be ashamed: but such as ened me.


transgress without a cause shall be

Trust in God's mercy for defence against enemies.

The proud have had me exceed-put to confusion. ingly in derision yet have I not shrinked from Thy law.

For I remembered Thine everlasting judgments, O Lord received comfort.


Shew me Thy ways, O Lord : and teach me Thy paths.

Lead me forth in Thy truth, and learn me for Thou art the God of my salvation; in Thee hath been my hope all the day long.

Call to remembrance, O Lord, Thy tender mercies and Thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.

O remember not the sins and offences of my youth: but according to Thy mercy think Thou upon me, O Lord, for Thy goodness.

Gracious and righteous is the

Lord therefore will He teach sin-fore Him and shewed Him of my

ners in the way.

Them that are meek shall He guide in judgment and such as are gentle, them shall He learn His



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When my spirit was in heaviness Thou knewest my path: in the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

I looked also upon my right hand and saw there was no man that would know me.


I had no place to flee unto : and no man cared for my soul.

I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said: Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living. Consider my complaint am brought very low.

for I


O deliver me from my persecutors for they are too strong for me. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto Thy name: which thing if Thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.

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PSALM 142.


CRIED unto the Lord with my voice yea, even unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaints be- pit.

Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint hide not Thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the

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