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PRAYER XXVI.

FROM THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

Morning or Evening. O God, whose mercy is everlasting, and whose power is infinite, look down with pity and compassion on thy poor creatures, who come to thee begging for mercy in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ.

O Lord, in the midst of life we are in death, of whom shall we seek for succour but from thee, who for our sins art justly displeased. Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to our prayers; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death. Thy property is always to have mercy ; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins; spare us, therefore, good Lord; spare thy people whom thou hast redeemed, and enter not into judgment with us. Stir up in iis such sorrow for sin and such fervent love to thee, that among the praises which thy saints and angels shall sing to the honor of thy mercy through eternal ages, it may be to thy unspeakable glory, that thou hast redeemed us who are vile earth and miserable sinners.

O God, make us to know and feel that there is none other name under heaven given to man in

thom and through whom we may receive health and salvation, but only the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Grant ils so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. And O God who didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort. Let thy fatherly hand we beseech, thee, ever be over us. Let thy Holy Spirit ever be with us, and so lead us in the knowledge and obedience of thy word, that in the end, we may obtain ever. lasting life through Jesus Christ. Grant O Lord, that we may both perceive and know what things we ought to do, and have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same.

Grant that our hearts and all our members may be mortified from all worldly and carnal lusts, so that we may ckey thy blessed will. Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our eculs; that we may be defended from all adversities that happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and haunt the soul. Give us grace to withstand the temptation of the world, the Nesh, and the Devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thec, the

only God. And O God since all our doings without charity are nothing worth; send thy Holy Glost, and

pour into our hearts that most excellent gist of charity, the very bond of peace and all virtues ; without which, whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Receive our supplications and prayers for all estates of men in thy Church, that every member of the same in his vocation and ministry, may truly and goodly serve thee. Keep thy household, the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection, it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given toserve thee in good works, to the glory of thy name. Save thy ministers from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice, and so direct, sanctify, and govern them by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that'the comfortable gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed in all places to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan and death, until the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us, who have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which we

l are faithfully asked according to thy will, inay cffectuially be obtained to the relief of our necessity and the setting forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be glory everlasting.

PRAYER XXVII.

season.

A THA.SKSGIVING, FROM-TIIE BOOK OF COMMON PRAJ'IR.

Mornirg. What shall we render into the Lord for his mer. cies renewed unto us every morning? We will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pa; oar vows unto the Most High. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Mos: Highest; to tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning, and of thy truth in the night

For thou hast made us glad through thy works, and we will rejoice in giving praise for the operation of thy hands. We would serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence

We would go into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise ; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name. We would sing unto the Lord a new song; for hc hath done marvellous things. Let the people praise thet, O God! yea, let all the people praise thee. Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks. Let the

with a song.

fools clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord. O, praise the Lord, ye Angels of his. ye that excel in str: ngih. O, praise the Lord, all ve his hosts, ye servants of his that do his pleasure. O, speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion. Praise thou the Lord, 0. our souls.

We do praise thee, O Lord; we do acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thre, the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud; the heavens and all the powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry; holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth. Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee. The noble army of martyrs praise thee. The holy Church throughout the world doth acknowledge thee. The father of an infinite majesty. Thine adorable, true, and only Son. Also, the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. Thor art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin. When thou didst overcome the sharpness of cath, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sit

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