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Christ, may die daily through his death, and also may be quickened through the power of his resurrection. Being crucified with Christ, may we live to thee, through faith of the Son of God, who loved us and gave himself for us; that when he shall appear in glory, we also may be manifested as thy sons, and may inherit the kingdom which thou hast prepared for them that love thee. Amen.

O ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, who workest in thy children both to desire and to perform those things that please thee; may we work out our own salvation with fear and trembling; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTERCESSION.

(For the World :) ALMIGHTY GOD, the Creator of all things, who hast so loved the world as to give thy Son, that they who were far off might be brought near unto thee; send forth thy gospel into all lands; and hasten the time when all the kindreds of the nations shall turn unto the Lord, and Jew and Gentile shall be

one flock, under one Shepherd—Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(For the Church :) O GOD, merciful Father, look upon all thy family, which thy Son Jesus Christ hath purchased with His own blood. Deliver them from Ignorance and Sin, and from the power of Death ; and grant them a portion in that kingdom, the hope of which thou hast inspired in the hearts of thy chosen : through Jesus Christ, who was dead and is alive again, and liveth for ever ; and who sitteth at thy right hand, till all things are put under his feet, and Death, the last enemy,

is destroyed. Amen.

(For the Aflicted :) SEND forth thy Holy Spirit the Comforter, we entreat thee, O thou God of all grace and consolation, into the hearts of those who, under thy wise and holy providence, are called to endure any sickness, trouble, or adversity. Let thy fatherly chastisement, though for the present it be not joyous but grievous, work the peaceable fruit of righteousness in them that are exercised thereby.

Enrich their souls with faith and hope, with patience and fortitude; and while they look at those things which are not seen, may their present affliction work for them a far more exceeding, even an eternal weight of glory. Amen.

(For the Queen and all in authority :) We beseech thee, O Lord, by whom kings reign and princes decree justice, to regard with thy favour, Victoria our Queen and governor. Enrich her with thy blessing ; sanctify her by thy grace; defend her from all evil. May she reign in righteousness, peace, and prosperity, all the days of her life upon earth ; and, finally, may she receive that crown of glory which fadeth not away.

Be very gracious, we entreat thee, O Lord, to the Prince Consort; to Albert Prince of Wales; and to all the members of the Royal Family.

We pray that thou wouldst grant a spirit of wisdom and judgment to the Ministers and Counsellors of the Crown; to the Nobles and Representatives of the people in Parliament ;

to Magistrates, Judges, and all that are invested with authority: that we, under them, may lead a quiet and peaceable life in godliness and honesty, adorning the doctrine of God our Saviour.

And make thy blessing to descend upon all ranks and conditions of men among us. Bless them in the work of their hands : prosper their honest industry: grant them the things that are needful for the body and the life that now is : and make them rich towards God, and heirs of thine everlasting kingdom.

We pray for our kindred, our friends, and all whom thou hast made the instruments of thy grace and bounty to us, that thou wouldst reward and bless them abundantly; and also for our enemies, slanderers, and persecutors; that thou wouldst grant them repentance, and wouldst enable us to forgive them from the heart. Amen.

O God, almighty and most gracious, whose blessing is upon them that fear thee, from generation to generation, we desire to commit ourselves to thee, in well doing, as a faithful Creator, who hast said, “I will never leave thee or forsake thee." Strengthen us, that we may seek first thy kingdom and righteousness, trusting in thy promise that all things needful shall be added unto us. And seeing we brought nothing into this world, and can carry nothing out, may we, having food and raiment, be therewith content. Amen.

A Psalm of Praise.

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works.

I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

The Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment:

And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.-Ps. ix.

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