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Minister. And unto thee, the God of all grace, who hast called us to eternal glory by Christ Jesus, be the praise forever and ever. AMEN.
Minister. O thou, who art the blessed and only potentate ; the Lord of lords and the King of kings; who dwellest in light which no man can approach unto; to thee be adoration and praise forever.
Prop!. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Minister. O thou, who hast spoken into us by thy Son, and according to thine abundant mercy, hast begotten is again unto a lively hope by his resurrection, to an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled and that fadeth not away; for the sake of thy great love wherewith thou hast loved us, make us alive in Christ.
People. Take away, O Lord, the veil from our hearts, and let the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shine upon us.
Ministar. O thou merciful God, who wilt have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth ; grant that the spirit of Christ may dwell in our hearts, that, being rooted and grounded in faith, we may be able to understand the breadth and length, and depth and height, of the love of Christ, and be filled with the fulness of God.
People. Hear our prayer, O Lord, give ear to our supplications.
Minister. Grant that we may neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, that so an entrance may be ministered unto us abundantly into his everlasting kingdom. Grant unto us the spirit of wisdom, that we may know the hope of our calling, and the working of the mighty power which was wrought in Christ, when thou didst raise him from the dead, and place him at thine own right hand, in heavenly places.
Pcople. We pray thee, to raise us up also, and make us sit in heavenly places with him.
Minister. O thou, whose eyes are over the righteous, and whose ears are open to their prayers, help us, we beseech thee, in spiritual things. May we be followers of thee, as dear children, and walk in love, as Christ has loved us; may we redeem the time; may we set our affections upon things above; may we prove all things, and hold fast that which is good. May we abstain from all appearance of evil, and be filled with the fruits of righteousness.
Minister. May we work out our salvation with fear and trembling, and not counting ourselves as already perfect may we forget the things which are behind, and reach forth unto those which are before. Help us, thou who art rich in mercy, to come to the true knowledge of the Son of God, and to the measure of the fulness of Christ.
People. O thou Father of our Lord Jesus, guide us in the way of wisdom, and strengthen us with might by thy spirit.
Minister. And unto thee, through the blessed Redeemer, be glory and dominion forever. AMEN.
Minister. May we feel that we have all sinned, and come short of the glory of God, and that thou hast commended thy love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died
People. May we be justified through the redemption that is in Jesus.
Minister. O, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unsearchable are thy judgments, and thy ways, past finding out.
Minister. Grant, merciful Father, that we may present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto thee. May we not be conformed to this world, but may we be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Minister. May the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, make us free from the law of sin and death, that we may walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit; may we not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of adoption, whereby we may call thee, Father.
People. May the spirit bear witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Minister. May neither life nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor
height, nor depth, nor any created thing, be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
People. Whether we live, may we live unto the Lord, and whether we die, may we die unto the Lord.
Minister. May nothing lead us from Christ, neither tribulation nor distress, nor persecution, nor famine, nor peril, nor the sword. May we in all things be conquerors, and more than conquerors, through him who hath loved us, knowing that all things work together for good to those who love thee.