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Then he says the following Thanksgiving Prayer: ALMIGHTY God, who observest all the actions, thoughts, U and secret motions of our hearts, and who watchest over us with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours and shielding us from evil, blessed be Thy holy name: and may all creatures bless Thy goodness for the benefits we have ever received from Thee, especially during the night past; but above all for the surpassing riches of Thy mercy, in creating and preserving, redeeming and sanctifying us.
helped by the consolations of Thy coming, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
FOURTH WEEK. ORANT, we beseech Thee, O Almighty God, that we, who are deU pressed by our old servitude under the yoke of sin, may be delivered by the new birth of Thy only-begotten Son, which we now look for, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collect to be said during the season of Lent. n LORD, who for our sakes didst fast forty days and forty nights, U give us grace to employ this season in a more perfect self-denial, that our flesh being subdued by the mortification of our unruly wills and appetites, our minds may be free to approach Thee with ardour and fervency in our prayers ; and that by abstaining according to our strength from those temporal blessings Thou hast given us, we may be taught to relish the pleasures of spiritual enjoyments, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collects to be said on the Ember-days.
tinual succession of priests and deacons, chosen and ordained by Thy bishops, to supply the spiritual wants of Thy faithful people, hear now, we beseech Thee, the supplications of Thy humble servants, and at this time so illuminate the minds of all bishops and pastors of Thy flock with the light of Thy brightness, that they may ordain such persons only as are indeed fitted for the sacred ministry of Thy Church. And we pray Thee grant both to us and all people the grace of reverence and due subjection to those so ordained, as truly sent by Thee to teach and dispense the mysteries of Thy truth ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. NRANT, O Lord, to such as shall be ordained, the abundance of
U Thy grace and heavenly benediction; and so fill them with the truth of Thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before Thee, to the glory of Thy great name, and set forward the salvation of all men ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And Lord, we beseech Thee, never permit us to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy bounties with ingratitude, or Thy blessings with offences and injuries; but inflame our reins and hearts with the fire of Thy holy Spirit, that we may serve Thee with a chaste body, and please Thee with a clean heart, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then he says the two Collects following, and Prayer for a
W E pray Thee, O Lord, graciously continue to visit this
house and family; drive far from it all snares of the enemy; and keep us in peace and safety through this day, for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSIST, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our actions, by Thy holy A inspirations, and carry them on by Thy gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always from Thee, and by Thee may happily be ended, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
M AY the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy
1 Ghost, descend upon us, and remain with us for ever. Amen.
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY
All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon,
if present) says:
ř. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Then he says one of the following Psalms. Psalms of praise for God's mercy Let all the earth fear the Lord : and wonderful works. stand in awe of Him, all ye that
dwell in the world. PART OF PSALM 33, v. 1. 1°
| For He spake, and it was done : DEJOICE in the Lord, Oye He commanded, and it stood fast.
N righteous : for it becometh The Lord bringeth the counsel of well the just to be thankful. the heathen to nought : and maketh
Praise the Lord with harp : sing the devices of the people to be of praises unto Him with the lute, and none effect, and casteth out the instrument of ten strings.
counsels of princes. Sing unto the Lord a new song : The counsel of the Lord shall sing praises lustily unto Him with endure for ever : and the thoughts a good courage.
of His heart from generation to geFor the word of the Lord is true: neration. and all His works are faithful.
He loveth righteousness and judg. | PART OF PSALM 33, v. 12. ment : the earth is full of the good. D LESSED are the people, whose ness of the Lord.
ID God is the Lord Jehovah : and By the word of the Lord were blessed are the folk, that He hath the heavens made : and all the hosts | chosen to Him to be His inheritance. of them by the breath of His mouth. The Lord looked down from hea
He gathereth the waters of the ven, and beheld all the children of sea together, as it were upon an men : from the habitation of His heap : and layeth up the deep, as dwelling He considereth all them in a treasure-house.
that dwell on the earth.
He fashioneth all the hearts of His power : yea, and His wisdom them : and understandeth all their | is infinite. works.
The Lord setteth up the meek : There is no king that can be and bringeth the ungodly down to saved by the multitude of an host : the ground. neither is any mighty man delivered Osing unto the Lord with thanks. by much strength.
I giving : sing praises upon the harp A horse is counted but a vain unto our God; thing to save a man : neither shall Who covereth the heaven with he deliver any man by his great clouds, and prepareth rain for the strength.
earth : and maketh the grass to Behold, the eye of the Lord is grow upon the mountains, and herb upon them that fear Him : and for the use of men; upon them that put their trust in Who giveth fodder unto the catHis mercy :
|tle : and feedeth the young ravens To deliver their soul from death : that call upon Him. and to feed them in the time of He hath no pleasure in the dearth.
strength of an horse : neither deOur soul hath patiently tarried lighteth He in any man's legs. for the Lord : for He is our help, But the Lord's delight is in them and our shield.
that fear Him : and put their trust For our heart shall rejoice in in His mercy. Him, because we have hoped in His holy name.
Part of Psalm 147, v. 12. Let Thy merciful kindness, O DRAISE the Lord, O Jerusalem : Lord, be upon us : like as we do I praise thy God, O Sion. put our trust in Thee.
For He hath made fast the bars
of thy gates : and hath blessed thy Psalm 117.
children within thee. PRAISE the Lord, all ye
He maketh peace in thy borders :
H heathen : praise Him, all ye
and filleth thee with the flour of nations.
wheat. For His merciful kindness is ever
or He sendeth forth His commandmore and more towards us : and
ment upon earth : and His word the truth of the Lord endureth for runneth very swiftly. ever. Praise the Lord.
He giveth snow like wool : and
scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. Part of Psalm 147, v. 1.
| He casteth forth His ice like mor.
sels : who is able to abide His frost ? PRAISE the Lord, for it is a He sendeth out His word, and
good thing to sing praises unto melteth them : He bloweth with our God : yea, a joyful and pleasant His wind, and the waters flow. thing it is to be thankful.
He sheweth His word unto The Lord doth build up Jeru. Jacob : His statutes and ordinances salem : and gather together the unto Israel. outcasts of Israel.
| He hath not dealt so with any He healeth those that are broken nation ; neither have the heathen in heart : and giveth medicine to knowledge of His laws. heal their sickness. He telleth the number of the
Part Of Psalm 136. stars : and calleth them all by their o GIVE thanks unto the Lord, names.
U for He is gracious : and His Great is our Lord, and great is mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of I am troubled above measure : all gods : for His mercy endureth quicken me, O Lord, according to for ever.
Thy word. O thank the Lord of all lords :: Let the free-will offerings of my for His mercy endureth for ever. mouth please Thee, O Lord : and
Who only doeth great wonders : teach me Thy judgments. for His mercy endureth for ever. My soul is alway in my hand :
Who by His excellent wisdom yet do I not forget Thy law. made the heavens : for His mercy The ungodly have laid a snare for endureth for ever.
me : but yet I swerved not from Who laid out the earth above the Thy commandments. waters : for His mercy endureth for Thy testimonies have I claimed ever.
as mine heritage for ever : and Who hath made great lights : for why? they are the very joy of my His mercy endureth for ever ; heart.
The sun to rule the day : for His I have applied my heart to fulfil mercy endureth for ever ;
Thy statutes alway : even unto the The moon and the stars to govern end. the night : for His mercy endureth |
PART OF Psalm 119, v. 129. for ever.
Who smote Egypt with their THY testimonies are wonderful : first-born : for His mercy endureth
lureth 1 therefore doth my soul keep for ever;
them. And brought out Israel from
When Thy word goeth forth : it among them : for His mercy en-| giveth light and understanding unto dureth for ever;
the simple. With a mighty hand and stretched). I opened my mouth, and drew out arm : for His mercy endureth. my
rev endurethin my breath : for my delight was for ever. ....
| in Thy commandments. Who remembered us when we
Lo look Thou upon me, and be were in trouble : for His mercy
merciful unto me : as Thou usest endureth for ever;
to do unto those that love Thy And hath delivered us from our
name. enemies : for His mercy endureth
| Order my steps in Thy word: for ever.
| and so shall no wickedness have Who giveth food to all flesh : for do
for dominion over me. His mercy endureth for ever.
O deliver me from the wrongful O give thanks unto the God of dealings of men : and so shall I heaven : for His mercy endureth | keep Thy commandments. for ever.
| Shew the light of Thy counteO give thanks unto the Lord of nance upon Thy servant : and teach lords : for His mercy endureth for me Thy statutes. ever.
Mine eyes gush out with water:
| because men keep not Thy law. Comfort in God's word and keeping Part of PSALM 119, v. 161. His commandments.
IDRINCES have persecuted me Part of Psalm 119, v. 105. TE
I without a cause : but my heart MHY word is a lantern unto my standeth in awe of Thy word. 1 feet : and a light unto my paths. I am as glad of Thy word : as
I have sworn, and am stedfastly one that findeth great spoils. purposed : to keep Thy righteous As for lies, I hate and abhor judgments.
| them : but Thy law do I love.