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them. Send into their hearts thy Holy Spirit, the Comforter, that they may rejoice in tribulation, and be made perfect in that love which casteth out fear: through Christ our Lord, who suffered and was tempted, and is able to succour us when we are tempted; who died, and hath taken away the victory of death and the sting of the king of terrors, and is gone before to prepare mansions for us in heaven, that where he is, there we may be also. 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.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Then a Psalm may be sung.
THE grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Fourth Sunday of the Month.
The Congregation being assembled, the Minister may
recite one or more of these Sentences.
UR help is in the name of the Lord, who
made heaven and earth.—Ps. cxxiv. Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is holy: I dwell in the high and holy place ; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and the heart of the contrite.—Isa. lvii.
BLESSED are the people that know the joyful sound ; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.-Ps. lxxxix.
Or the following : O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are all the deep places of the earth ; the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down, and kneel before the Lord our maker.—Ps. xcv.
Let us pray.
GOD, who lovest the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob, and hast commanded us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, be merciful to us, we pray thee, and make us joyful in thy house of prayer. Grant us thy grace, without which we cannot serve thee acceptably. Deliver us from unbelief and hardness of heart; from hypocrisy and love of the world; from the dominion of the flesh, and from the powers of darkness: and endow us with faith, hope, and charity, that we may worship thee in spirit and truth, for such thou seekest to worship thee. Amen.
O GoD, merciful Father, who despisest not the sacrifices of a broken and contrite heart, and hast no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that he should turn unto thee, and live ; look upon us in thy compassion, we humbly entreat thee; for we have sinned against heaven and before thee, and are not worthy to be called thy children.
Grant unto us repentance and remission of our sins, through thy Son Jesus Christ; who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification, and is now exalted at thy right hand, a prince and a Saviour. Amen.
LORD, I cry unto thee; make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.