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By thy mercy in Christ, to save me : By thy truth and Holy Scripture, to instruct and comfort me: By the Grace of thy Holy Spirit, to renew and quicken me, now, and for ever
O DEAREST Saviour, iinpart to me thy whole self; and let every part and act of thine have it's saving influence over me:
Sanctify me by thy Spirit; feed and strengthen me by thy body; ransom me by thy blood; wash me in thy water; heal me by thy stripes; refresh me by thy sweat; hide me in thy wounds.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep iny heart and mind, in the knowledge and love of God.
An Act of INTERCESSION from
the antient LITURGY of the Church of JERUSALEM.
And now, O Lord Jesus Christ, in full faith and trust in thy lifegiving passion, salutary cross, death, burial, and resurrection from the dead on the third day, thy ascension into Heaven, and sitting at the right hand of the Father, and looking for thy second glorious and terrible Advent, when thou shalt come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead, and shall render to every one according to his works, we wretched and miserable sinners do beseech thee, that thou wouldest
not deal with us after our sins, nor reward us after our iniquities; but according to thy clemency and ineffable love to mankind, overlooking and blotting out the hand-writing that is against us thy servants, wouldest grant us thy heavenly and eternal good things; for thy people and thine inheritance make their supplications upto thee; have mercy upon us, O Lord God, Almighty Father, have mercy upon us, according to thy great mercy, and send down thy holy Spirit upon us all, through the appointed means and channels of grace in thy Church, for the sanctification of soul and body, for bringing forth the fruit of good works, for remission of sins, and for life everlasting
We supplicate and intreat thee, O Lord, for thy Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church throughout the whole world : Do thou now also, O Lord, plentifully furnish her with thc rich gifts of thy Holy Spirit. Look down upon her in her capti. vity; O visit her once more with thy salvation; and bring her out to serve thee in the beauty of holiness.
Remember, O Lord, the holy Bishops in thy Church, (especially thy servant our Bishop) endow them with wisdom, and fill them with the Holy Ghost, that they may rightly divide and uprightly walk in the word of trutlı.
Remember, O Lord, according to the multitude of thy mercies and compassings, all the Presbyters and 5
Deacons who compass thy holy Al. tar; grant to those an unblameable Presbyterate, and preserve these unspotted in their Ministry, and purchase for them good Degrees.
Remember, O Lord, all Kings and Princes, whom thou hast appointed to reign upon the earth, and especially thy servant our King, and all in authority; establish their kingdoms in peace, and incline their hearts to be favourable to thy Church, that in their tranquillity we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.
Remember, O Lord, this city, diocese, parislı
, &c. and every city, and country, with all the faithful that dwell in them; preserve them in peace and safety.