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St. Matthew the Apostle. September 24.
O ALMIGHTY God, Who by Thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist; Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the Same Thy Son Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
St. Michael and all Angels.
O EVERLASTING God, Who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant, that as Thy holy Angels alway do Thee service in heaven, so by Thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Luke the Evangelist. October 18. ALMIGHTY God, who calledst Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist, and Physician of the soul; May it please Thee, that, by the wholesome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through the merits of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saint Simon and Saint Jude. October 28.
O ALMIGHTY God, Who hast built Thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the head corner-stone; Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit
by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple, acceptable unto Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE COLLECTS FOR THE FESTIVALS OF SAINTS.
All Saints' Day. November 1.
O ALMIGHTY God, Who hast knit together Thine elect in one Communion and Fellowship, in the mystical Body of Thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow Thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which Thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(To be said with the preceding Forms, according to the discretion of the Reader.)
Daily from Advent Sunday to Christmas Eve. ALMIGHTY 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 in great humility: That in the Last Day, when He shall come again in His glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the Life Immortal, through Him Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
Daily from Christmas to Epiphany.
ALMIGHTY GOD, Who hast given us Thy OnlyBegotten Son to take our nature upon Him, and as at this time 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. Through the Same our Lord Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Same Spirit, ever One God, world without end. Amen.
O GOD, Who makest us glad by the yearly Festival of our Redemption: Grant that as we do joyfully welcome Thine Only-Begotten Son as our Redeemer, so we may also without fear behold Him when He cometh to be our Judge, even Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.
Daily at Morning Prayer in Lent and on other
O LORD, Who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights: Give us grace to use such abstinence, that our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey Thy godly motions in righteousness and true holiness, to Thy honour and glory, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.
At Evening Prayer, daily in Lent, all present joining with the Reader, as when the Confession or the Lord's Prayer is said.
Turn Thou us, O Good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourable to Thy people, Who turn to Thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For Thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in Thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare Thy people, Good Lord, spare them, And let not Thine Heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for Thy
mercy is great, and after the multitude of Thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of Thy Blessed Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
NOTE.-If the Evening Prayer on p. 159 is used, this Prayer should be said immediately after the words' Let us pray,' at the beginning of that form. If the Evening Prayer on page 167 is used, this preceding Prayer should be used, in the place of the "Prayer for pardon.'
Daily during the Week before Easter.
Almighty God, we beseech Thee graciously to behold Thy Family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the Cross, Who now liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.
Daily from Easter Day to Ascension Day.
O God, Who makest us glad by the yearly Festival of the Resurrection of the Lord: Mercifully grant that we, who now do celebrate these joyous holydays on earth, may attain hereafter to eternal joys in Heaven. Through the Same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Daily from Ascension Day to Whitsunday.
Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe Thy Only-Begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the Heavens, so