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make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. 2 Thess. iii. 3. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. Gal. i. 4. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Col. iii. 5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins: let them not have dominion over me, then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.


Matt. vi. 13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. *Amen. (See Chapter on Prayer.) Ephes. iii. 20, 21. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. 1Chron. xxix. 10-13. Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation. And David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all, and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank

thee, and praise thy glorious name. Phil. iv. 20. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Pet. v. 10, 11. But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Pet. iii. 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and ever. Amen. Rev. iv. 11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power ; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Rev. vii. 12. Saying, Amen: Blessing, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned, say, Amen, at thy giving of thanks? seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest. Rev. xxii. 20. He that testifieth these things, saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

From the Book of Common Praper.

(The whole CONTENTS except the Catechism.) CATECHISM. Catechist. My good child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyself, nor to walk in the Commandments of God, and to serve him, without his special grace; which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent Prayer: Let me hear, therefore, if thou canst say the Lord's Prayer.

Answer. 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. Amen.

What desirest thou of God in this

Quest. Prayer?

Answ. I desire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto me, and to all people; that we may worship him, serve him, and obey him, as we ought to do. And I pray unto God, that he will send us all things that be needful both for

ful unto us and forgive us our sins; and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dangers, ghostly and bodily; and that he will keep us from all sin and wickedness, and from our ghostly enemy, and from everlasting death. And this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ: and therefore I say, Amen; So be it.

From the Thirtp-nine Articles.


Of Speaking in the Congregation in such a Tongue as the People understandeth.

It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word of God, and the custom of the Primitive Church, to have public Prayer in the Church, or to minister the Sacraments in a tongue not understanded of the people.

From the Homilies.


HOMILY 1. Of the Right Use of the Church. (passim.)

HOMILY 7. Of Prayer.

HOMILY 8. Of the Place and Time of Prayer. HOMILY 9. Of Common Prayer and Sacra


HOMILY 17. For Rogation Week.


Before, I told you, good children, that we go not before God; we pray not first, that God will be our God and our Father: but God of his inestimable mercy doth prevent us, doth call us by his Word, doth call us unto faith, doth give us his Spirit, to know him for our Father and Lord, before we could think thereof and seek for God. But now, seeing that by his Word and faith he hath called us, and by baptism hath grafted us in Christ and made us members of his Church, we ought not to be slothful nor idle, but study to go forward and increase in godliness, and to pray

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