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God nor been thankful, if we have changed thy truth into a lie, and worshipped the creature more than the Creator;
Forgive us, we beseech thee, O our Father.
If we have not liked to retain thee in our thoughts, if we have despised thy goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering; if our heart has been impenitent and hard; if we have dishonored thee by breaking thy law;
Forgive us, we beseech thee, O our Father.
If the good which we would, we do not, and the evil which we would not, that we do; if to will is present with us, but how to perform that which we will, we find not; if, when we would do good, evil is present with us; if we find a law in our members warring against the law of our mind, and bringing us into captivity to the law of sin in our members;
Help us, we beseech thee, O our Father.
Being justified by faith, may we have peace with thee, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Shed thy love in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.
May the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus make us free from the law of sin and death, and make us walk, not after the flesh, but after the spirit; may we not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of adoption, whereby we call thee Father;
Being led by thy Spirit, may we become thy children.
May nothing separate us from the love of Christ; neither tribulation, nor distress, nor persecution, nor famine, nor nakedness, nor peril, nor the sword;
In all these, may we be more than conquerors through him who has loved us.
May neither death nor life, nor angels nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any creature, separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.
May nothing separate us from thy love.
May we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in our heart that God has raised him from the dead; May we believe with our heart unto righteousness, and confess with our mouth unto salvation.
We beseech thee, Heavenly Father, that we may be enabled to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to thee, being transformed by the renewing of our mind.
Whether we live, may we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, may we die unto the Lord.
May our love be without dissimulation; may we abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good; be kindly affectioned one toward another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessities of our brethren; given to hospitality.
May we rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with those that weep;
May we render unto all their dues.
May we love our neighbor as ourselves.
May we cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light.
Awaken us, O Lord, from our sleep.
Now unto Him that has power to establish us according to the Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ;
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ, for ever. Amen.
[FROM THE EPISTLES TO THE CORINTHIANS AND GALATIANS.]
O THOU, who didst command the light to shine out of darkness, and hast shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, establish us in Christ and anoint us.
Seal us thine, O Lord, and give us the earnest of thy Spirit in our hearts.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation, give us grace and peace.
Confirm us unto the end, that we may be blameless in the day of the Lord Jesus.
O Thou, who wilt bring to light the things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the heart, and whose Spirit searcheth all things, help us to renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, and to speak as of sincerity, as of God, and as in the sight of God.
Take away, Lord, the veil from our hearts, and let the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, the image of God, shine upon us.
May we not walk in craftiness, nor handle the word of God deceitfully; may we judge ourselves, and not be judged; may we keep under our body and bring it into subjection; may we watch, quit us like men, and be strong; and having the spirit of faith, may we believe and therefore speak.
Grant, O Lord, that we faint not; but though our outward man perish, may our inward man be renewed day by day.
May our light afflictions, which are but for a moment, work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look, not at the things seen and temporal, but at the things not seen, but eternal.
Reveal to us, O Lord, by thy Spirit, what eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived.
May we be enriched by thee with all utterance, and with all knowledge; may we be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment; may we be perfect, may we be of good comfort, may we live in peace;
May the God of love and peace be with us.
Help us to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and not be entangled again with any yoke of
bondage; knowing that the kingdom of God is not meat nor drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
May we be zealously affected always for that which is good.
Help us to show the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.
If we live in the spirit, may we also walk in the spirit.
As we have opportunity, help us to do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith; to bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ; to crucify the flesh, with its affections and lusts; to sow to the spirit, and of the spirit to reap life everlasting; and not to be weary in well-doing, believing that we shall in due season reap, if we faint not.
[FROM THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS.]
O THOU, who art the one God and Father of all; who art above all, and through all, and in us all; who hast adopted us as children in Jesus Christ, thy Son, in whom we have redemption, even the forgiveness of our sins; quicken us, we beseech thee, who have been dead in trespasses and sins.
O Thou, who art rich in mercy, for the sake of thy great love wherewith thou hast loved us, make us alive in Christ.
O God, our Father, the Father of glory, we pray thee to give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of thyself, that we may know the hope of thy calling, and the riches of thine inheritance, and the greatness of thy power, which thou hast wrought in Christ, when thou didst raise him from the dead, and make him sit at thine own right hand in heavenly places.
We pray thee to raise us up also, and make us sit in heavenly places with him.
O Thou, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us to be strengthened with might by thy Spirit inwardly; that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; that, being rooted and grounded in love, we may be able to understand the breadth and length, and depth and height, of the love of Christ, and be filled with all the fulness of God.
Help us, Heavenly Father, to come, in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to the stature of a perfect man, to the measure of the fulness of Christ.
Help us to walk, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace; to put away all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and evil-speaking, with all malice.
May we be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God, in Christ, hath forgiven us.
May we be followers of thee, as dear children, and walk in love, as Christ has loved us; redeeming the time; having the fruit of the spirit in all goodness and righteousness and truth; speaking to ourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts unto the Lord.
May we give thanks, always, for all things, unto God our Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Help us to be strong in thee and in the power of thy might; to put on thy whole armor, that we may be able to stand in the evil day; girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, our feet shod with the Gospel of peace, taking the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit.
Help us to pray always, with all prayer and supplication, in the spirit, and watch thereunto with all supplication and perse