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1 Tim. vi. 6. 17. But godliness with contentment is great gain. Charge them that are 'rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us all things richly to enjoy. Mark x. 23, 24. And Jesus looked round about him, and said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard it is for them that trust in uncertain riches to enter into the kingdom of God! James iv. 4. Ye adulterers, and adultresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Prov. xi. 4. Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. Matt. vi. 24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and mammon. Col. ii. 2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth, Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 1 Tim. vi. 9, 10. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Heb. xiii. 5, 6. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee ; so that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man sball do unto me. 1 Pet. v. 7. Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Matt. vi. 9-13. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our 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: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
John v. 44. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour wbich cometh of God only. Prov. viii. 13. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the frowurd mouth, do I hate. 1 John ii. 16. For all that is in the world, the last of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. Ps, cxix. 36. Incliue my heart unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness. Mark vii. 22, 23. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Luke xii. 15. And he said unto tbem, Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Col. iii. 5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Ephes. v. 3-5. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. 1 Cor. vi. 10. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. Prov. xxi. 17. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil, shall not be rich.
(Zech. v. 4. See above.) Luke xii. 33. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 1 Cor. vi. 10. (See above.) i Thess. iv. 6. That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter : because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you, and have testified. Isai. v. 8. Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth. Job xxvii. 13, 14. This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty. If his children be multiplied it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. Job xxxiv. 22. There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. Prov. xxiv. 12. If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
From the Book of Common Praper.
MORNING PRAYER. The Lord's Prayer. Give us this day our daily bread ; ......
Prayer for the King's Majesty ......Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts ; grant him in health and wealth long to live ;......
LITANY. From all blindness of heart, from pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy ; from envy, hatred and malice, and all uncharitableness,
Good Lord, deliver us.
...... From all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
Good Lord, deliver us.
That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruit of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
THANKSGIVING for Plenty. O most merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty ; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty ; beseeching thee to continue thy lovingkindness unto us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
COLLECT for Quinquagesima Sunday. O Lord, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace, and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee; ......
For the fourth Sunday after Easter. O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men ; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise ; that so among the sundry and ma. nifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the sixth Sunday after Trinity. O God, who hast prepared for them that love thee, such good things as pass man's understanding ; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire,....
For the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil;......
For St. James the Apostle. Grant, О merciful God, that as thine holy Apostle St. James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay, was obedient unto the calling of thy Son