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Then he says,

MAY

AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following:

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From the First General Epistle of St. Peter. and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which, according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of

Jesus Christ from the dead.
Whom having not seen, ye love;
in whom, now see Him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with
joy unspeakable and full of glory :
Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls.

Then he says,

. Let us bless and praise the Lord.

Ry. Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

. O Lord, keep us this night without sin;

Ry. And evermore mightily defend us.

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Then all kneeling, say the Confession and Litany following: LMIGHTY and everlasting God, graciously vouchsafe to hear the prayers of Thy servants, who confess and bewail the innumerable offences which we have most grievously committed against Thee by thought, words, and deed; and as by Thy only Son Thou hast opened unto us the gate of eternal life, through His victory over sin and death; we beseech Thee to forgive us our sins, and so to confirm us by Thy grace, that we may walk like those who have been redeemed from sin; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us.

O Holy Trinity, three persons and one God,

Have mercy on us.

We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us, and grant that

11 St. Pet. i. 3.

as we have heard this day in Thy house of prayer what our duty is, we may by Thy grace and help be enabled to accomplish it;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That we may not be conformed to this world, but that, denying ungodliness and worldly desires, we may live soberly, justly, and piously;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That, setting our affections on things above, we may crucify the flesh with its vices and lusts, and be ever clean of heart;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That we being dead unto sin, may live unto righteousness, and arising with Thee our Redeemer, may die no more;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

And grant that as Thou hast knit together the differing Gentile nations by the confession of Christ's name, so all they who are born again in the baptismal font may be one, both in the belief of their minds and in the piety of their actions; through Christ our Lord.

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Conqueror of sin and death, hear the prayers of Thy servants; and have mercy upon us; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then all say,

OUR Father, &c.

Here may be said the Prayer which is to be used when there has been Holy Communion (see Sunday Evening Prayers, page 22); and if Easter-Day should happen to fall on the Feast of the Annunciation of the B. V. M., or of St. Mark the Evangelist, he here says the particular Collects for either of those festivals (see Saints' Day Morning Prayers).

Then he says the following Thanksgiving Prayer:

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ALMIGHTY and eternal God, who on this day hast done Thy greatest work, in raising Thy divine Son from the dead, we pray Thee mercifully forgive the sins, the coldness, and neglect in worshipping Thee of which we have been guilty; and give us grace to avoid them for the future. Make us sensible, O God, of the daily blessings we receive from Thy

bounty, especially the blessing of this great and glorious day, and as by the annual solemnity of the Lord's resurrection, Thou dost inspire us with joy, mercifully grant that by the festivals which we celebrate in time, we may be made worthy to attain to eternal bliss; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then he says the two Collects and Prayer for a blessing, as in Sunday or Week-Day Evening Prayers (see pages 23, 74, 106).

EASTER-MONDAY.

MORNING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says:

. O Lord, open Thou our lips.

Ry. And our mouth shall shew forth Thy praise.

V. O God, make speed to save us.
R. O Lord make haste to help us.
. Glory be to the Father, &c.

Then he
PSALM 57.

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E merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in Thee and under the shadow of Thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast.

I will call unto the Most High God: even unto the God that shall perform the cause which I have in hand.

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the following Psalm:

BELIEVE in God, &c.

Ry. As it was, &c.

the heavens and Thy glory above all the earth.

They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it themselves.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp : I myself will awake right early.

I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the people and I will sing unto Thee among the nations.

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Then all say,

For the greatness of Thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens and Thy truth unto the clouds.

Set up Thyself, O God, above the heavens and Thy glory above all the earth.

Then he says,

MAY

"AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection.

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Then he says,

. Let us bless and praise the Lord.

Ry. Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

. O Lord, keep us this day without sin;

Ry. And evermore mightily defend us.

Then all kneeling, say the following Confession:

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, graciously vouchsafe to

hear the prayers of Thy servants, who confess and bewail the innumerable offences which we have most grievously committed against Thee by thought, word, and deed; and as by Thy only Son Thou hast opened unto us the gate of eternal life, through His victory over sin and death; we beseech Thee to forgive us our sins, and so to confirm us by Thy grace, that we may walk like those who have been redeemed from sin; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then continue with the usual Monday Morning Litany, beginning "O God, the Father of heaven," &c. (page 47), to the end of the Monday Morning Prayers.

1 Ephes. i. 15.

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