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And fince to Morrow is to be the Day of Rest that is consecrated to thy Service, give us Grace, Q Lord, that we may not forsake-the assembling of our selves j but that being animated with an ardent Desire and true Zeal, we may appear in thy House to celebrate pub-lickly, with all the Christian Church, the Worship which we owe Thee. ( •
Prepare our Hearts, O God, to the end that they may be the Vessels- or thy Grace, and the- Temples of thy Holy Spirit, that we may not only abstain from our Temporal Occupations this approaching Sunday, but that we may. sanctifie it by Exercises of Piety,.by ardent Prayers, by the serious hearing and.meditating on thy Word, and'by Works of Christian Charity.
Give Grace to the Ministers of thy Church, to the End that they acquit themselves of their Charge^ with Care and Faithfulness, and pour dovwn thy Blessing on their Labours.
Finally, O Lord, let our whole Lives be nothing else but one Preparation for the Eternal Rest which Thou hast promised us, andwhich Thou hast prepared for us in Heaven, through Jesus Christ-. Amen- \
The End of the Evening Service*
The Service for Wednesday and Friday Evening.
ET Our'Help be in the Name of God, who hath made.
Dearly beloved ffrethrtvt
SINCE we are here met together'toworshipGod, to'praise Him, to hear his Word, and to offer up our Prayers to Him, let every* one of us present himself before Him, and make Confession of his Sins*.saying with a pure and humble Heart:
I Who am a poor Sinner, confess beforeThee, my God and 'my Creator, that 1 have offended Thee in divers Manners,by Thought,Word,, and Deed, as Thou knowest, O Eternal God. But I repent of it, 1. am very ferry, for it^ and I implore thy Mercy and thy Grace, be-* seeching Thee" to grant to me and to all poor Sinaers> a sincere and constant Amendment of Life, through Jesus Christ. Amen
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Ciojd Almighty, who Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Chrife, barI don all thoft that truly repent and are converted to Him.: Antett.
Let us adore and praise the Lord our God.
Lord open our Lips, and our Mouths shall shew forth thy Praise.'.;
Here is to be read a Hymn, according to the appointed Order, after which the People sing the i# Stave of the 92 Psalm, and then is read what follows
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Let us give Thanks for all his Benefits.
ALmighty God, Heavenly Father, we thy unworthy Servants do. give Thee most humble and hearty Thanks for all thy Goodness and Loving-kindness which Thou bestowest upon us and all Men, [and particularly upon those who desire now to offer up their Praises for the Mercies Thou hast lately vouchsafed unto them. ] We i»le(s Thee for our Creation, for our Preservation', and for all the Blessings of this present Life^ but above all, we bless Thee for the inestimable Love which Thou hast shewn in redeeming the World by Jesus Christ our Lord • , for the Means of Grace, and for the Hope of Glory; and, we beseech Thee to give us that due Sense of all thy Mercies, that we may shew forth thy Praises, not only with our Lips, but in our Lives, by giving up our selves to thy Service, and by walking before Thee in Holiness and Righteousness all our Days, through Jesus Christ Our Lord i to whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all Honour and Glory, World without End. Amen.
O Merciful God, Heavenly Father, finee we rare now about to hear thy holy World, we most humbly beseech Thee to give us Grace to understand well the Meaning of it, and to live up Co it, for the" ftke of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
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Hire the LeUbn *'/ to be ready according to the appointed Order, after which is to be said the Apostles Creed.
Attend to the Articles of the Christian Faith, of which we aH make Profession, and in which we ought all of us to persevere even into the End of our Lives. "' #"
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I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius PiUte, was crucified, dead, and buried \ He descended into Hell \ the Third Day He rose again from the Dead, He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty \ from thence He shall come to judge the Quick and the Dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Gatholick Church \ the Communion of Saints •, the Forgiveness of Sins \ the Resurrection of the Body, and the Life everlasting. Amen.
Let us pray.
Lord have Mercy upon us f
Lord hear our Prayers, *nd let our Requests come unto Thee.
OU R Father which art in Heaven: Hallowed be thy Name. Thy :Kingdom come. Thy Will be done in Earth, as it is in Hea-. ven. Give us this Day our Daily Bread. Andtorgive 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, the Power and the Glory, for ever and ever. Ameen.
O Lord, let thy Mercy lighten upon us, and grant us tby Salvation. -. i . .
Lord lave thy People, and bless thine Inheritance.
O God create in us pure Hearts, and take not thy Holy Spirit .from us.
The fyoftc slug the first Verse os the 67th Psalm, After which the Mi"
nister continues thus. .
OLord, who art the God of Peace, and the Author of all goodThings, give unto thy Servants that Peace which the World cannoj give \ to the end that our Hearts may be set to obey thy Commandments, and also that by Thee we being defended from the Fear of our Enemies, may pass our Time in Rest and Quietness, through the Merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Lighten our Darkness, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and by thy 1 great Merey defend us from all Perils and Dangers of this Night, lor the Love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
On Festival Days, the Frayer anointed for the Feast, is to be read here.
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Let us pray for the Higher Powers. ~%
OGO D, who art the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, we be-' seech Thee mercifully to behold all Kings,, Princes, and Magistrates? and especially the King, the Queen, the Prince Royal, the Princess his Consort, the Prince and Princess th'eir Children, and all the Royal Family• , the Count of lV*rtcmberg> Hereditary Governour General, and all those that a*e in Authority in this State. Grant that they may use their Authority for the Advancement of thy Glory, fGr the Good of thy Church, and our Country 9 to the end thatwe may lead a quiet and peaceable Life in all Godliness -and Honesty, thro. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Let us pray for the Pastors.
O Eternal and Almighty God,scnd down upon our Pastors and thy Ministers,and upon all the Flocks that«re committed to their Chirge, the healthful Spirit of thy Grace. FiH them so abundantly with the Knowledge of thy Doctrine, and endue them in such manner with Innocence of Life, that they may exercise their Ministry in thy Presence, to the Glory of thy great Name, and to the Edification of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Let us pray for all Men, and for the Catholick Church, ^j*
OGOD, the Creator and Preserver of all Mankind, we humbly beseech Thee for all Sorts and Conditions of Men, that Thou, wouldest, be pleased to make thy Ways known unto them, Thy saving Health unto all Nations. More especially we pray for the good Estate of the Catholick Church • , that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may,be led into the Way of Truths and hold the Faith in Unity of Spirit, in jhe Bond of Peace, and in Righteousness of Life.
Finally, we commend to thy Fatherly Goodness, all .those
who are any ways afflicted -or distressed in Mind, Body, or
* ThU to be Estate s_ * Especially those for whom our Prayers are desired ")
J■idvhmtny that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them^ac
"rn'/r/ofthe cording to their several Necessities, giving them Patience
HtngrrQftim.. under their Sufferings, and a happy Issue out of all their
Afflictions. And this we beg ..for Jesus Christ his fake.
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I; ,0 R D God Almighty, who hath given m Grace at si* T«j with one aeccord, to make our Supplicatioas to The*, j*;'promised that when Two or Three are gathered togetkw \. '. Name, Thou wilt grant their Request. Fulfil now, O Lord, tut \s• fires and Petitions of thy Servants, as . Thou knowest win be «v-a expedient for them: Granting us in this World knowledge of rj* Truth, and in the World to come Life- everlasting. Ameen.
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The End of all Things is at hand \ be therefore sober and Tj»l lant. The Lord be with you. God Almighty, Father, Son, aal Holy Ghost bless and keep you. Amen.
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ET us lift up our Hearts to God, and let us devoutly osier Him the following Prayer.
OLord, before whom we are solemnly assembled, dispose our Hearts to call upon Thee, and to seek thy Face. Lord have Pity on us: Lord hear our Prayers: And let our Request come unto Thee.
Almighty God, Lord of Heaven and Earth, whose Glory and Power is Infinite, and MeTcy" without Bounds \ we humble our selves, we cast our selves down before Thee, we adore thy Divine Majesty. Thou art the great God Almighty, and the Lord. Thou hast made the Keavens, the Earth, and all Things that are therein. Thou givest Life to all Things, and the Host of Heaven prostrates its self before Thee. Thou art worthy that the Angels should adore Thee. Thou art worthy that Men should fear Thee, and, continually exalt