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ORDER OF DIVINE SERVICE
THE EVENING OF THE LORD'S DAY.
congregation being assembled, let the Minister begin with reading of one of these passages of Scripture, or some other, containing a promise of the Divine presence.
THUS saith the High and Lofty One that in
habiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out, in those days, of my Spirit: and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
Where two or three are gathered together in My
name, saith the Lord, there am I in the midst of them; and whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
Then let him add this
AVING therefore this promise, dearly beloved,
let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, and make known our requests unto God.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
LMIGHTY God! who hast promised to be pre
sent with Thy people, and to grant their requests in the Name of Thy well-beloved Son, regard us, we humbly beseech Thee, with Thy favour, and for
the sake of Him who is our only Saviour and Mediator with Thee, fulfil Thy promise in our behalf; that our thoughts being lifted up, and our desires drawn forth unto Thee, we may render Thee acceptable worship : Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.
Then let the Minister and people say together
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
UR FATHER which art in heaven, Hallowed
be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is' in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
[Here may follow the reading of a selection from the Psalms, by the Minister and congregation alternately, where such is the practice.]
Then the singing of a
Or Hymn, of Praise and Thanksgiving.
READING OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
out of the Old and New Testaments.
[See the Table of Portions of Scripture to be read in Public Worship.]
Then the following prayor:
O GOD the Father of Heaven, have mercy upon
GOD the Father of Heaven, have mercy upon
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy
O God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us.
O Lord. From all sin, from all error, from all evil, from the wiles of the devil: deliver us, O Lord.
From dying suddenly and unprepared; from pestilence and famine, from war and slaughter, from sedition and conspiracy, from lightning and tempest,
, from everlasting death : deliver us, O Lord.
By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, by Thy holy Nativity, by Thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptations : deliver us, O Lord.
By Thine Agony and bloody Sweat, by Thy Cross and Passion, by Thy Death and Burial, by Thy Resurrection and Ascension, by the coming of the Holy Ghost the Comforter : deliver us, O Lord.
In all time of our tribulation, in all time of our felicity, in the hour of death, in the day of judgment : deliver us, O Lord.
We sinners beseech Thee to hear us :
That it may please Thee to rule and govern Thy holy Church Universal.
That it may please Thee to preserve in soundness of word and holiness of life, all pastors and ministers of Thy Church.
That it may please Thee to remove all sects and scandals.
That it may please Thee to bring back into the way of truth all such as wander and have been led astray.
That it may please Thee to crush Satan under our feet.
That it may please Thee to send forth faithful labourers into Thy harvest.
That it may please Thee to grant the increase of Thy Word and the fruit of Thy Spirit unto all that hear.
That it may please Thee to raise the fallen, and strengthen those that stand.
That it may please Thee to console the weak-hearted, and succour the tempted.
That it may please Thee to give peace and concord unto all rulers and