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their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions; and this we humbly ask as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If any desire the Prayers of the Congregation, the Notes are to be read here by the Minister, followed by the appropriate Prayers or Thanksgivings.
A GENERAL THANKSGIVING.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men.
bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth
thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose name we ascribe unto thee all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
A CONCLUDING Prayer.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, and hast promised by thy beloved Son, that where two or three are gathered together in his name, thou wilt grant their requests; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them, granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
END OF THE FIRST FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
The Minister shall begin the Service with the following Sentences of Scripture, addressed to the People.
FROM the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together; for with him is the fountain of life, and in his light shall we see light.
Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the lifting up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice.
We will go into his tabernacle; we will worship at his footstool; we will worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
as children, though we have rebelled against him.
Let us then go unto our Father, and say unto him, Father, we have sinned against heaven and in thy sight, and are no more worthy to be called thy children.
Then shall follow the Confession and Prayer, to be said by the Minister and People.
O ALMIGHTY God, and most merciful Father, Unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid; With simplicity and godly sin cerity would we seek thee, Confessing our unthankfulness, and our man
For he is kind to all, even unto the evil and unthankful. He has nourished and brought us up ifold offences. We de
plore the sins which we have at any time committed, In thought, or affection, in word, or deed, Against each other and against thee. And we humbly beseech thee, Through thy mercy declared unto us by thy Son Jesus Christ, To look graciously upon us, and forgive us, And assist us to lay aside every weight, And the sins which so easily beset us; To mortify our evil and corrupt affections, And to subdue every thought and desire to the obedience of the gospel. May we be convinced, O God, That till we know thee, we know nothing aright; That without thee, we have nothing of any worth; And in wandering from thee, we leave all that is truly good. Let us cast ourselves into the arms of thy mercy, And offer thee our whole being, our bodies and our souls, That they may be thy temple for ever. And wilt thou take us, O Lord, entirely into thy hands, with all that we have, And let nothing henceforward, either in life or death, ever separate from thee any more. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
OUR Father, who 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 trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say,
O LORD, open thou our lips;
Answ. And our mouths shall show forth thy praise. Min. O God make speed
to save us.
Answ. O Lord make haste to help us.
Min. O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.
Min. Praise ye the Lord. Answ. The Lord's name be praised.
Then shall be said, by the Minister and People alternately, the Psalms for
the day, or a Selection from the Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister; and at the close of the Psalms shall be repeated the following Doxology.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God;
Be honour and glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then may follow an Anthem, or a Voluntary on the organ. After which, the minister shall read the FIRST LESSON from the Old Testament; and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the First Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 98th Psalm, as followeth.
O SING unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm, hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declared his salvation; his righteousness
hath he openly shown in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his and truth toward the
mercy house of Israel; and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God. Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands; sing, rejoice, and give thanks.
Praise the Lord upon the harp; sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving;
With trumpets also and shawms, O show yourselves joyful before the Lord the king.
Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is; the round world and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands; and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth.
With righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
O HOW amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts!
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts
from the Epistles, and at the end of it he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson. Then shall be sung, or else repeated by the Minister and People alternately, the 67th Psalm, as followeth.
GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all na
Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth. bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
God shall bless us, and all the ends of the world shall fear him.