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1 4: Morning Prayer, the TOR
obtain of thee, the God of all our faults; and so make haste mercy perfect remission and to help us in this world, that forgiveness, through Jesus we may ever live with thee in Christ our Lord. Amen. the world to come, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This Collect is to be read every day in Lent, after 1 Then shall the People say this the Collect appointed for the that followeth, after the day.
and so shall we be turned. Litany being ended, shall be said the following Prayers vourable to thy people, who
Be favourable, O Lord, be faimmediately before the ge-turn to thee in weeping, fasting neral Thanksgiving.
and praying. For thou art a O LORD, we beseech thee, merciful God, full of compas
mercifully hearour prayers. sion, long-suffering, and of and spare all those who confess great pity. Thou sparest when their sins unto thee; that they, we deserve punishment, and in whose consciences by sin are thy wrath thinkest upon meraccused, by thy merciful par-cy. Spare thy people, good don may be absolved through Lord, spare them; and let not Christ our Lord. Amen. thine heritage be brought to MOST miglity God, and
confusion. Hear us, O Lord, mercisul Father, who hast
for thy mercy is great ; and al
ter the multitude of thy mercompassion upon all men, and
cies look upon us, through the hatest nothing that thou hast
merits and mediation of thy inade; who wouldest not the
blessed son, Jesus Christ our death of a sinner, but rather
Lord. Amen. that he should turn from his sin, and be saved ; mercifully For the Efistle. Joel ii. 12. forgive us our trespasses ; re- TURN ceive and comfort us, who are the Lord, with all your griered and wearied with the heart, and with fasting, and burden of our sins. Thy pro. with weeping, and with mournperty is always to have mercy: ing. And rend your heart, and to thee only it appertaineth to not your garments, and turn forgive sins: spare us there- unto the Lord your God : for fore, good Lord, spare thy peo-lhe is gracious and merciful, ple,whom thou hast redeemed : slow to anger, and of great enter not into judgment with kindness, and repenteth him of thy servants, who are vile the evil. Who knoweth if he earth, and miserable sinners; will return, and repent, and but so turn thine anger from us, leave a blessing behind him, who meekly acknowledge our even
a meat-offering and a vileness, and truly repent us of drink-offering unto the Lord
ye even to me, saith
your God? Blow the trumpet The First Sunday in Lent. in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a
The Collect. people , sanctify the congrega- O Lidst fast forty
LORD, who fion, assemble the elders, ga- forty nights ; give us grace to ther the children and those that suck the breasts ; let the bride
luse such abstinence, that our groom go forth of his chamber,
Aesh being subdued to the Spiand the bride out of her closet:Frit, we may ever obey thy let the priests, the ministers of godly motions in righteousness
and true holiness, to thy honthe Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let
our and glory, who livest and them say, Spare thy people, o
reignest with the Father and Lord, and give not thine herit
the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end. Amen. age to reproach, that the hea. then should rule over them :
The Epistle. 2 Cor, vi. I. whereformee should trekers WE them is workereste among people, is
with him, beseech their God.
you also, that ye ieceive not the The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16. grace of God in vain : (For he
saith I have heard thee in a THEN ye fast, be not as time accepted, and in the day
the hypocrites, of a sad of salvation have I succoured countenance: for they disfigure thee: behold, now is the accept their faces, that they may ap-led time: behold, now is the day pear unto men to fast. Verily of salvation) giving no offence I say unto you, they have their in any thing, that the ministry reward. But thou, when thou be not blamed; but in all things fastest, anoint thine head, and approving ourselves as the miwash thy face, that thou appear nisters of God, in much patinot unto men to fast, but unto ence, in afflictions, in necessithy Father which is in secret ; ties, in distresses, in stripes, in and thy Father which seeth in imprisonments, in tumults, in secret, shall reward thee open- laloars, in watchings, in fastly. Lay not up for yourselves ings ; by pureness, by know. treasures upon earth, where ledge, by long-suffering, by moth and rust doth corrupt, and kindness, by the Holy Ghost, where thicves break through by love unfeigned, by the word and steal : But lay up for your-of truth, by the power of God, selves treasures in heaven, by the armour of righteousness where neither moth nor rust on the right hand and on the doth corrupt, and where thieves left; by honour and dishonour, do not break through nor by evil report and good report ; steal: For where your treasure as deceivers, and yet true ; as is, there will your heart be unknown, and yet well known ; also.
las dying, and behold we live ;
as chastened, and not killed ;]God, and him only shalt thou as sorrowful, yet always rejoic-serve. Then the devil leaveth ing; as poor, yet making many him, and behold, angels came rich; as having nothing, and and ministered unto him. yet possessing all things.
The Second Sunday in Lent. The GospelSt. Mat. iv. 1. CHEN was Jesus led up
The Collect. the spirit into the wilde.ALMIGHTY God, who seest ness, to be iempted of the devi'.
that we have no power of And when he had fasted forty ourselves to help ourselves ; days and forty nights, he was keep us both outwardly in our afterward an hungered. And bodies, and inwardly in our when the tempter came to him, souls; that we may be defended he said, If thou be the Son of from all adversities which may God, command that these happen to the body, and from stones be made bread. But he all evil thoughts which may answered and said, It is writ- assault and hurt the soul, ten, Man shall not live by bread through Jesus Christ our Lord. alone, but by every word that Amen. proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the cevil taketh) The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. him up into the holy city, and WE beseech you, brethren,
Ε setteth him on a pinnacle of the and exhort you by the temple, and saith unto him, If Lord Jesus, that as ye have thou be the son of God, cast received of us how ye ought to thyself down ; for it is written, walk, and to please God, so He shall give his angels charge ye would abound more and concerning thee ; and in their more. For ye know what hands they shall bear thee up,commandments we gave you lest at any time thou dash thy by the Lord Jesus. For this foot against a stone. Jesus is the will of God, even your said unto him, It is written sanctification, that ye should again, Thou shalt not tempt abstain from fornication ; that the Lord thy God. Again the every one of you should know devil taketh him up into an how to possess his vessel in exceeding high mountain, and sanctification and honour ; not showeth him all the kingdoms in the Just of concupiscence, of the world, and the glory of even as the Gentiles which them ; and saith unto him, all know not God : that no man these things will I give thee, go beyond and defraud his if thou wilt fall down and wor brother in any matter; because Ehip me. Then saith Jesus that the Lord is the avenger unto him, Get thee hence, Sa- of all such, as we also have tan; for its written, Thou forewarned you and testified. shalt worship the Lord thy For God hath not called us unto
uncleanness, but unto holiness. hand of thy Majesty, to be our He therefore that despiseth, defence against all our enedespiseth not man, but God. mies, through Jesus Christ our who hath also given unto us Lord. Amen his Holy Spirit.
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21.
E ye therefore followers JESUS went thence, and de
parted into the coasts of and walk in love, as Christ also Tyre a nd Sidon. And behold, hath loved us, and hath given a woman of Canaan came out himself for us, an offering and of the same coasts, and cried a sacrifice to God, for a sweet unto him, saying, Have mercy smelling savour. But fornicaon me, O Lord, thou Son of tion and all uncleannesss, or David : my daughter is griev-covetousness, let it not be once ously vexed with a devil. named amongst you, as beBut he answered her not acometh saints ; ncither filthiword. And his disciples came ness, no foolish talking, nor and besought him, saying, Send jesting, which are not conveher away ; for she crieth after nient; but rather giving of us. But he answered and said, thanks. For this ye know, I am not sent but unto the lost that no whoremonger, nor unsheep of the house of Israel. clean person, nor covetous Then came she and worship-man, who is an idolater, hath ped him, saying, Lord, heip any inheritance in the kingdom me. But he answered and of Christ, and of God. Let said, It is not meet to take the no man dcccive you with vain children's bread, and to cast it words: for because of these to dogs. And she said, Truth, things cometh the wrath of Lord ; yet the dogs eat of the God upon the children of discrumbs which fall from their obedience.
Be not ye
there. master's table. Then Jesus fore partakers with them ; for answered and said unto her.ye were sometimes darkness, O woman, great is thy faith : but now are ye light in the be it unto thee even as thou Lord: walk as children of light; wilt. And her daughter was (For the fruit of the Spirit is made whole from that very in all goodness, and righteoushour.
ness, and truth) proving what
is acceptable unto the Lord. The Third Sunday in Lent. And have no fellowship with
the unfruitful works of darkThe Collect.
ness, but rather reprove them. W E beseech thee, Almighty "orit is a shame even to speak
God, look upon the hearty of those thinks which are desires of thy humble servants. done of them in secret.-and stretch forth the right|But all things that are