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Wan is the author and finisher of the faithJewels Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, omnipotent and everlasting, who art the Saviour of all men, specially of them that believe, and whose eternal providence is over all thy works, so that a sparrow falleth not on the ground without thee, and even the hairs of our head are numbered ; we beseech thee to help and deliver us, thy servants, in all time of our trouble and adversity, and also in all time of our prosperity and wealth ; that we be not overwhelmed with despondency and fear, or lifted up with presumption and pride ; but enjoying thy bounties with humility and thankfulness, and bearing thy chastening with faith and hope, we may endure unto the end; and having finished the work thou hast given us to do, we may, through thy mercy, enter into the joy of our Lord. Amen.
The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble ; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion.
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy sacrifice.
Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.—Ps. xx.
Then 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.
ETERNAL GOD, who didst speak unto thine ancient Israel, out of the midst of thick darkness, with thunderings and lightnings and terrible majesty; we bless thee that thy grace and truth are now revealed unto us by Jesus Christ thy Son; whom thou hast sent forth, in the fulness of time, to redeem us; that we might no more be servants, in bondage under the elements of the world; but might be sons and heirs of God, through him.
Send forth into our hearts, we entreat thee, O Lord, the spirit of thy Son, crying Abba Father. Inspire us with perfect love, which casteth out fear: that we may draw nigh to thy throne of grace, at all times, with true hearts in full assurance of faith; and having served thee in peace and joy all the days of our life upon earth, we may, at length, be made partakers of thy heavenly inheritance; through our great High-Priest and Elder Brother, who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God. Amen.
GRANT unto us grace, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that as thou hast taught us thy will, so we may, at all times, choose and obey thy holy laws; making our light shine before men, to the glory of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(For the World.) ALMIGHTY GoD, who hast made of one blood all nations, and whose will it is that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth; send forth the light of thy gospel into all lands, and pour out thy Spirit upon all flesh; that thy name may be hallowed everywhere, and thy kingdom may come, which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Take from the heart of the Jew that veil which hinders him from seeing the end of that which was commanded to his fathers: and let all the kindreds of the nations turn unto the Lord ; through him who hath broken down the partition between Jew and Gentile, and hath reconciled both unto thee. Amen.
(For the Church Catholic :) O God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, look down, in thy favour and compassion, upon the whole body of thy faithful servants, whom thou hast called into the fellowship of thy Son.
Grant unto them a spirit of knowledge and understanding in thy truth; endow them plenteously with faith, hope, and charity, and with all heavenly gifts; and may they abound in good works, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour.
Being perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment, may they live together in unity, peace, and love; bearing each other's burdens, and so fulfilling the law of Christ.
Build up thy holy temple in the earth, O God, and fill it with thy glory. Adorn and beautify thy Church with the graces of thy Spirit; that every member of the same may be unto honour and glory and praise, at the appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Grant this, O Father, for his sake, who is exalted Head over all things, and who is the Saviour of his body, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
RELIEVE the sick and the destitute; comfort the sorrowful; draw nigh, in thy mercy and grace, to the dying; and let all the miserable find consolation and redemption in thee, O God. Amen.
(For the Nation and for all in authority :) Defend and prosper our native land. May it be