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fasting, and prayer. For thou art a merciful God; Full of compassion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people; good Lord; spare them, and let not thine heritage be brought to confufion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great; and after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us, through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say this Prayer: O God, whose nature and property is ever to have
mercy and to forgive : Receive our humble petitions; and seeing we are tied and bound with the chain of our fins; O let the pitifulness of thy great mercy
loose us, for the honour of Jesus Christ our Mediatour and Advocate. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say,
Pr. o Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world;
Answ. Grant us thy peace.
Pr. O Lamb of God, that takest away the fing of the world;
Answ. Have mercy upon us.
Then all the Priest, and the Congregation with
him, say the Lord's prayer. OUR UR 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 trespaffes, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from the
sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as are forrowful: Mercifully assist our prayers, which we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whenfoever they oppress, us; and graciously hear us, that those evils which the craft and fubtilty of the devil or man worketh against us,
be brought to nought, and by the providence of thy goodness may be dispersed, that we thy servants being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Pr. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy name's fake.
Answ. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine honour.
Pr. From our enemies defend us, o Christ.
Pr. Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.
Pr. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, o Christ.
Anfw. Graciously hear us, O Christ, graciously hear us, O Lord Chrift.
Pr. O Lord, let thy mercy be Thewed upon us; Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.
Priest. WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully
to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy name; turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved; and
and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory, through our blessed mediatour and advocate Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then mall follow the Collect, Confefion, and Abfo=
lution The Collect, to be used on Wednesdays, and on Mon
day, Tuesday, and Thursday in Holy-week and the
week before. Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to be
hold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God world without end. Amen.
The Confeffion and Abfolution, to be used on Wednes
days (except in Holy-week) and on Monday, Tuefday, and Thursday, in the Week before Holy-week, The Confeßion, to be said by the Priest and all the
Congregation. O Moft mighty God and merciful Father, who
haft compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made ; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his fin and be saved : Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins: Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins. Spare us therefore, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy dear Son's most precious blood; enter not into judgment with thy servants, who are vile earth and miserable sinners; but gracioully turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults; and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Here the Deacon Mall stand up, and turning to the
Penitents mall say, Depart ye Penitents; and
when they are gone out, he mall kneel down again. Then the Priest Mall stand up and say the following
prayer of Absolution, the People reverently bowing
their beads. O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our
prayers, and spare these thy servants who confess their fins unto thee; that as their consciences
by by fin are accused, so by thy merciful pardon they may be absolved, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect, to be used on Fridays and on Easter Eve. A Lmighty and everlasting God, who of thy ten
der love towards mankind hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility : Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Confession and Absolution, to be used on Fridays,
except in Holy-week. The Confeffion, to be said by the Priest and all the
Congregation. Almighty and most merciful Father. We have
erred and strayed from thy ways like loft sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders. Spare thou them, o God, who confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent, according to thy promifes declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his fake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, T. he glory of thy holy name. Amen,