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His name shall endure for ever : his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed.

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doth wondrous things.

And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, Amen.

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the beginning, &c.

Or this, to be said especially on Communion Days.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pasture, he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul : he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness, for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then say the Apostles' Creed, or the Nicene Creed, if it be a great Festival of

the Church.

I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth :

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord : Which was conceived by the Holy Ghost: Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell: The third day he rose again from the dead : He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy catholic church ; the communion of saints: The forgiveness of sins : The resurrection of the body: And the life everlasting. Amen.

The Nicene Creed, to be said upon the great Solemnities of

the Year. I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of gods, Light of light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made: who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate, by the Holy Ghost, of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered, and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead : whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

After the Creed.

Minister. The Lord be with you.

People. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray

Our 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 this day our daily bread: And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us: And lead us not into temptation : But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

I. O GREAT King of heaven and earth, the Lord and Patron of all ages, receive thy servants approaching to the throne of grace in the name of Jesus Christ; give unto every one of us what is best for us, cast out all evil from within us, work in

us a fulness of holiness, of wisdom and spiritual understanding, that we, increasing in the knowledge of God, may be fruitful in every good work, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect for the Morning.

II. O Almighty Father, great God of all the world, who dwellest in the light to which no man can approach, in thy presence there is no night, in the light of thy countenance there is perpetual day: we thy servants, whom thou hast preserved this night, who bless and glorify thee this day, who live by thy power, who desire to walk by thy laws, to be blessed by thy providence, to be defended by thy almighty hand, humbly pray unto thee, that this day and all the days of our lives may be holy and peaceable; send thy Holy Spirit, the Spirit of peace, to be the guide of our way, the guard of our souls and bodies. Grant that all the chances and accidents of this day may be healthful to our bodies and profitable to our souls; and that we may spend the remaining portion of our life in blessing, and peace, and holiness. Make thou the latter end of our days to be Christian, without shame and without torment; and when we shall appear before thy dreadful seat of judgment, grant that we may not be confounded, but may stand upright in the congregation of the saints, acquitted by the death of Christ, justified by his resurrection, pardoned by his sentence, saved by his mercy, that we may rejoice in his salvation, and sing thy praises for ever and ever. Amen.

4 Prayer against Temptations.

III. O God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, thy name is great, thy essence is infinite, thy goodness is eternal, and thy power hath no limit; thou art the God and Lord of all, blessed for evermore. Look down in mercy and compassion from thy dwelling, hear our prayers and supplications, and deliver us from all temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Take not thy grace from us, let us never want thy help in our needs, nor thy comfort in the day of our danger and calamity. Never try us beyond our strengths, nor afflict us, beyond our patience, nor smite us but with a father's rod. We have no strengths of our own, thou art our confidence, our rock, and our strong salvation. Save us, O God, from the miseries of this world, and never let us suffer the intolerable calamities of the next. Rescue us from the evils we have done, and preserve us from the evils we have deserved; that we, living before thee with clean hearts, and undefiled bodies, and sanctified spirits, may, at the day of judgment, be presented pure and spotless by the blood of the Lamb, that we may sing eternal hallelujahs in heavenly places to the honour of God our Saviour, who hath redeemed our souls from death, our eyes from tears, and our feet from falling. Grant this in the richness of thy mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall be added, uponi all Sundays and Festivals of the year, this follow

ing Prayer : and upon other days, as opportunity is to be had, all or some

portions. "The Prayers for Kings, &c. and the state Ecclesiastical, are never to be omitted;

but, on ordinary days, it may suffice to recite them, oncitting so much of either as is included in the columns [*].

The Prayer of Intercession, for all States of Men and Women

in the Catholic Church.

I. Save us, defend and keep us in thy fear and love, O thou God of mercy and grace : give unto us the light of thy countenance, pardon of our sins, health of our body, sanctification of our spirits, peace from heaven, and salvation of our souls in the day of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

For the Catholic Church.

II. Hear our prayers for thy holy church catholic, which thou hast redeemed with thy blood, sealed and sanctified with thy spirit: extirpate all heresies and false doctrines, unite all her divisions, let her be prosperous under thy favour, and the protection of kings and princes, and the whole secular arm; that she may daily celebrate thy name, with strict obedience, and pure spiritual sacrifices; that she may be accepted, and prevail in her daily and nightly prayers, and that the gates of hell may never prevail against her; let her live in the spirit, and reign in thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the supreme Power.

III. We pray unto thee, Ogreat King of heaven and earth, for all Christian kings, princes, governors, and states: crown them with justice and peace, and with the love of God, and the love of their people;[*] let holiness be the ornament of their heads; invest them with the armour of righteousness, and let the anointing from above make them sacred and venerable, wise, and holy, [*] that being servants of the King of kings, friends of religion, ministers of justice, and patrons of the poor, they may, at last, inherit a portion in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus.

For the State Ecclesiastical.

IV. Remember all them that do the Lord's work in the ministry and conduct of souls. Give them great gifts and great holiness, [*] that wisely and charitably, diligently and zealously, prudently and acceptably, they may be guides to the blind, comforters to the sad and weary, that they may strengthen the weak and confirm the strong, separate the vile from the precious, boldly rebuke sin, patiently suffer for the truth, and be exemplary in their lives, [*] that in all their actions and sermons, in their discipline and ministrations, they may advance the good of souls, and the honour of our Lord Jesus. Amen. For all Orders and States of Men, &c.

V. O blessed God, who art rich in mercy and compassion, take care of all states of men and women in the Christian ehurch, the nobility and gentry, magistrates and judges, advocates and physicians, merchants and artificers, husbandmen and tradesmen, the labourers and the hirelings : give them grace in their several callings to glorify thee, and to keep a good conscience both towards God and towards man, that they may find eternal comfort in the glorious day of our Lord Jesus. For the Miserable and Afflicted.

VI. In mercy remember the poor and needy, the widows and

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