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Here the Deacon sall stand up, and turning to the
Penitents hall say, Depare ye Penitents; and
when they are gone out, he shall kneel down again. Then mall the Priest stand up, and say the following
prayer of Absolution, the People reverently buwing their heads. ALmighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus
of ther that he should turn from his wickedness and live ; and haft given power and commandment to thy Priests to intercede with thee in behalf of thy people being penitent; Grant unto these thy servants true repentance and forgiveness of their sins, and bless us all with thy Holy Spirit, that those things may please thee which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter holy, so that at the last we may come to thine eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Confeffion and Absolution, to be used on every day
in Holy-week except Sunday. The Confession, to be said by the Priest and all the
Congregation. Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Chrift
, Maker of all things, Judge of all men : We acknowledge and bewail our manifold fins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy divine majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for all our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us, The burden of them is intolerable. Have
mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's fake, Forgive us all that is past, And grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Here the Deacon mall stand up, and turning to the
Penitents pall fay, Depart ye Penitents; and
when they are gone out, he fall kneel down again. Then mall the Priest stand up, and say the following
prayer of Absolution, the People reverently bowing
their heads. ALmighty God our heavenly Father, who of thy
great mercy hast promised forgiveness of sins to all them, who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto thee; have mercy upon this thy flock, pardon and deliver them from all their fins, confirm and strengthen them in all goodness, and bring them to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Priest mall say the following prayer for all
forts and conditions of men. O God, the creator and preserver of all mankind,
we humbly beseech thee for all forts and conditions of men, that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the Catholick Church, that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of Spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righ
teousness of life. Send down upon upon all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. We beseech thee also, O Lord, the only ruler of princes, with thy favour to behold thy servant our King; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he
may alway incline to thy will and walk in thy way. Bless and preserve the royal family, and all in authority. We likewise implore thy mercy for all thy servants, who are departed hence from us with the sign of faith, and now do rest in the sleep of peace. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate, (especially those for whom our prayers are desired; This is to be said when any desire the prayers of the Congregation:] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Chrift his fake. Amen. Then the Priest Mall say the following Thanksgiving. ALmighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine
unworthy servants do give the most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindnefs to us and to all men. We 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 Chrift; 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 shew forth thy praise
not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Then shall follow these three Prayers. On Wednesdays, and on Monday, Tuesday, and Thurs
day in Holy-week and the week before. A Sfift us mercifully, O Lord, in these our fuppli
cations and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who
knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking: We beseech thee to have compafsion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, who haft given us grace at this
time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise by thy well-beloved Son, that when two or three are gathered together in his name, thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petițions 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.
On Fridays, and on Easter Eve.
we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. PRevent us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy
most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, who has promised to hear the
petitions of them that alk in thy Son's name: We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us, who have made now our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things, which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necelfity, and to the setting forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Priest being turned to the People, Mall pro
nounce this Blefing. THE peace of God, which passeth all under
standing, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus