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O BE joyful in the Lord, ye his people ; come into his presence with gladness ; enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.
People. Unto the Lord our God will we lift up our souls; we will magnify his name together.
Prayer. O Lord God Almighty, before whom all creatures bow, the fountain of life and the Father of all mercies; we, thine unworthy servants, come before thee in humble acknowledgment of thine eternal power and majesty. Thou art the only living and true God; thy kingdom ruleth over all, and thy goodness is without bounds. Assist us to worship thee in spirit and in truth ; may we celebrate thy perfections, and speak with reverence of thy wonderful works. May we give thanks unto thee, and sing thy praises with joy ; graciously accept these our devotions, which we offer in the name and as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord.
People May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer.
The Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth from generation to generation. We praise thee, O God; we worship thee, the most glorious and best of beings; the creator and governor of all things.
People. O Lord God, thou art greatly to be praised, and to be had in reverence by all who draw nigh unto thee.
Minister. Thou alone art from everlasting, without beginning of days, or end of years; thou livest and reignest forever and
People. We magnify thee, the high and lofty one, who inhabitest eternity.
Minister. Thou dwellest in light inaccessible and full of glory; whom no mortal eye hath seen, or can see.
People. We would worship thee, who art a spirit, in spirit and in truth.
Minister. Thou art perfect in wisdom, wonderful in counsel, and excellent in all thy works.
Minister. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy truth reacheth to the heavens; justice and judgment are the everlasting foundations of thy throne.
Minister. Thou art good, and thou doest good continually. Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from thee, the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
People. O Lord, thy goodness is above all praise ; universal as thy works and endless as eternity.
Minister. All glory and honor, and blessing and praise, be unto thee, O God, forever and ever. AMEN.
Let us now offer up unto God our sincere and humble thanksgivings, for his great goodness to us, and to all mankind.
People. Bless the Lord, O our souls, and forget not all his benefits.
Minister. We thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for the innumerable mercies which thou hast bestowed upon us.
We thank thee for those powers by which we are enabled to contemplate the beauty of thy works, and the wonderful order of thy providence; and by which we attain to the knowledge and love of thee, the creator of the world, and the author of all good. We thank thee, gracious God, for the preservation of our lives, and for thy daily bounty.
People. Blessed be the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men.
Minister. Above all, we praise and magnify thee, for thy goodness in the manifestation of thy Son, Jesus Christ, whom thou hast raised up to bless mankind, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power and dominion of sin, to the worship of thee, the only living and true God.
We thank thee for thy promises of mercy and forgiveness, upon repentance and newness of life ; for the aid of thy holy spirit; and for the blessed hope of eternal life, confirmed to us in the gospel.
People. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that through his Son he hath made known unto us his holy will, and opened unto us the gates of everlasting life.
With humble and contrite hearts we would confess our sins, O God, at the throne of thy heavenly grace.
People. Create in us, O God, a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within us.
Minister. And now we beseech thee, Heavenly Father, to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee. From the
evil that is around and within us graciously deliver us, O Lord. Make the path of duty plain before us, and keep us in it even unto the end : and unto thee, through Christ Jesus, be the praise forever. AMEN.
Hear, all ye people, the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Trust in him at all times; pour out your hearts before him ; for God is our refuge.
Prayer. O, ever blessed, and most glorious God, the object of supreme veneration, on whom all the families of the earth continually depend; we would present ourselves before thee with reverence and humility ; we would offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; we would confess our sins with unfeigned sorrow. May no vain thoughts distract our minds, and may no unworthy object withdraw our affections. May our whole hearts be engaged in thy worship, and may the influence of these our religious services be manifested in our future lives; which we humbly ask in the name and as the disciples of Jesus Christ.
People. Graciously hear us, o God, graciously hear us, and answer our prayers.
Minister. And unto thee, Heavenly Father, be the glory forever. EN.