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Let us pray.
GOD, who desirest not sacrifice, and hast
no delight in burnt-offerings, but hast showed us what is good, and requirest of us to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thee, grant unto us, we pray thee, true repentance and godly sorrow for our sins; and so direct and govern our hearts and lives, that we may render a constant and unfeigned obedience to thy holy laws; that, offering to thee the sacrifices of righteousness, we may be accepted, through Jesus Christ, who is our High Priest and sacrifice, and the altar which sanctifieth our gift. Amen.
Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: 0 Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house; and thou shalt
make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee ; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.—Ps. xxxvi.
O God, thou King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the blessed and only potentate, may we, who cannot see thee with the eye of flesh, behold thee steadfastly with the eye of faith, that we faint not under the manifold trials and temptations of this mortal life, but may endure as seeing thee who art invisible: that after we have done and suffered thy will upon the earth, we may enjoy the vision of God in heaven, and may be made partakers of those unspeakable joys, which thou hast promised to them that love thee. Amen.
I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.-Ps. xxx.
may be read the Lesson from the New Testament, and a Psalm may be sung ; after which may follow the Sermon : or, The Psalm with the Sermon and such prayers as may be appropriate, may come after the Lord's Prayer.
Let us pray.
ET thy truth, O God, be received into our
hearts in faith and love; and by it may we be made wise unto salvation, through Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.
Most gracious God, who didst send thy Son into the world to die for our sins, and to rise
again for our justification; grant that we, who have been baptized into his death, may put away all the corruptions and pollutions of the old man; all evil thoughts, unholy desires, and malignant passions; and may we rise with Christ to newness of life ; abounding in godliness, justice, charity, and meekness; in purity and temperance; in fortitude, patience, and resignation; that we may be indeed followers of Christ in all the steps of his blessed and holy life; and may walk worthy of our high vocation; through Him who is our Redeemer and Lord, and who suffered for us in the flesh, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps. Amen.
O LORD, our Heavenly Father, whose Son, Jesus Christ, hath ascended on high, leading captivity captive, and receiving gifts for men, leave not us, thy family, comfortless, but send forth thy Holy Spirit to abide with us for ever ; that we, being taught and quickened, purified and strengthened by thy heavenly grace, may faithfully and joyfully serve thee all our days, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(For all men :) BLESSED LORD, whose will it is that all men should be saved, and who hast commanded us to make intercessions and prayers for all men, we offer up before thee our supplications for the whole human race, that they may be brought to the knowledge and obedience of the truth :
For all thy people upon earth, that they may fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold on eternal life; and may so run the race which is set before them, that finally they may obtain the prize :
For all sick and afflicted persons, that thou wouldst be pleased to uphold, comfort, and deliver them :
For our kindred, friends, and benefactors; that thou wouldst enrich them with thy favour, and grant unto them a portion in thy heavenly kingdom :
And for our enemies; that thou wouldst forgive them, and enable us to forgive them from the heart; that, rendering good for evil,