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and guarded by Thy good Spirit, may we finish the voyage of life in safety, and find entrance at last into the haven of eternal rest, through Jesus Christ our Lord : To Whom, with Thee the Father, and the ly Ghost, be glory everlasting. AMEN.

A PRAYER FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES, AND ALL IN CIVIL AUTHORITY.

O LORD, our Heavenly Father

, the high and mighty

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Ruler of the universe, Who dost from Thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth : most heartily we beseech Thee, with Thy favour to behold and bless Thy servant, the President of the United States, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to Thy will, and walk in Thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

THE COLLECTS.

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LMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast

away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us with great humility : that in the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through Him who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. AMEN.

BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scrip

tures to be written for our learning : Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of Thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which Thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. AMEN.

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LORD Jesus Christ, who at Thy first_coming didst send Thy messenger to prepare Thy way before Thee : Grant that the ministers and stewards of Thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready Thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at Thy, second coming to judge the world, we may be found an acceptable people in Thy sight; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever One God, world without end. AMEN.

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LORD, who hast given us cause of perpetual joy

by the coming of Thy Son our Saviour among us : Raise up Thy power, we pray Thee, and possess us with a mighty sense of Thy wonderful love ; that whereas through the cares of this life we are sorely let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, we may be careful for nothing, but thankfully commending ourselves in every thing to Thy bountiful grace and mercy, the peace of Thee our God, which passeth all understanding, may keep our hearts and minds, through the satisfaction of Thy Son our Lord, to Whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end. AMEN.

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LMIGHTY God, who hast given us Thine Only

begotten Son, the brightness of Thy glory, and the express image of Thy person, to take our nature upon Him, and to be born of a pure Virgin : Grant

that we, being regenerate, and made Thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by Thy Holy Spirit; till Christ be perfectly formed in us, and we be made partakers of a Divine nature, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the same Spirit, ever One God, world without end. AMEN.

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RANT, O Lord, that in all our sufferings here

upon earth for the testimony of Thy Truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed ; and, being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors, by the example of Thy first martyr, Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to Thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God, to succour all those that suffer for Thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. AMEN.

MERCIFUL God, who art light, and in whom is no

darkness at all : Enlighten our minds, we most humbly beseech Thee, with such a full understanding of the doctrine taught by Thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist John, that we, walking in the truth in all purity and holiness of life, may have fellowship with Thee and Thy Son Jesus Christ : by whose blood being

cleansed from all our sins, we may at length attain to everlasting life; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.

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MOST Blessed God, who having sent Thy Son

in our nature, didst preserve Him in His infancy from the malice of Herod, by whom many other children were slain : Grant that in all dangers and adversities we may put our whole trust and confidence in Thee; and do Thou by Thy good providence preserve us from the rage of unreasonable and wicked men, or strengthen us by patient sufferings to glorify Thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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LMIGHTY God, who hast given Thine Only be

gotten Son to take our nature upon Him, and be born of a pure Virgin : Grant that we, being regenerate, and made Thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by Thy Holy Spirit, which we beseech Thee to send forth more and more into our hearts, as a testimony of Thy fatherly love unto us, and to fill us with fervent love towards Thee : through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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LMIGHTY God, who madest Thy Blessed Son to

be circumcised, and obedient to the law for

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