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Thee by thought, word, and deed; and send down from heaven the divine light of Thy holy Spirit to purify and enlighten our hearts, and to guide our wandering steps into the ways of truth and peace; for the sake of Thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. 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 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.

Grant us the spirit of sanctification to banish from our hearts the spirit of the world and a disorderly life, the spirit of counsel in all difficulties, of direction in all doubts, of courage in all dangers, and of constancy in all persecutions;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That Thou wouldst give us the spirit of wisdom, conduct, and discretion, that in all our conversation we may be able to discern between hypocrisy and truth;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That Thou wouldst grant us the spirit of comfort in all trouble, in the times of sickness and in the hour of death, of entire submission to Thy holy will; the spirit of patience and thankfulness under all crosses and afflictions, whether of body or mind;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That Thou wouldst grant us the spirit of fear, love, and devotion towards Thee, of stedfast repose of mind in Thy care and providence, of justice and charity towards our neighbours, and of sobriety and abstinence towards ourselves;

We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

That Thou wouldst give us the spirit of meekness and gentleness towards others, of forgiveness and love towards our enemies; and that Thou wouldst keep us from the evil spirit of pride, gluttony, uncleanness, of envy, anger, covetousness, and sloth; 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, graciously vouchsafe to hear us.

O Son of God, Redeemer of mankind, spare us, we beseech Thee, and have mercy upon us.

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 Whit-Sunday happens to fall on the Feast of St. Barnabas, he here says the special Collect for that Festival (see Saints'-Day Morning Prayers).

Then he says the usual Sunday Evening Thanksgiving Prayer, as follows:

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ALMIGHTY and eternal God, who hast appointed us six days in which we may labour and do all our work, and hast consecrated the seventh to Thyself, 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 Lord, of the daily blessings we receive from Thy bounty, especially the blessing of this happy day; that as we know Thee by faith we may love Thee by charity; and fixing all our hopes on the happiness of a future life, we may patiently suffer in submission to Thy holy will what Thou now permittest, and come at length to the joys of Thy heavenly kingdom; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. 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).

WHIT 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.

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

Then he says the following Psalm:

PSALM 95.

For He is the Lord our God: COME, let us sing unto the and we are the people of His pas

ture,

His

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Ry. As it was, &c.

To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts: as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness :

When your fathers tempted Me : proved Me, and saw My works.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said: It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have not known My ways.

Then all say,

Unto whom I sware in My wrath : that they should not enter into My rest.

Then he says,

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MAY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto

us salvation and protection. Amen.

Then he reads the short chapter following:

the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh

'BRETHREN, being justified by patience; and patience, experience;

faith, we peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of

and experience, hope and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

From St. Paul's Epistle to the
Romans.

Then he says,

. Greatly to be blessed and praised art Thou, O Lord.

Ry. Who art gone up on high, and hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men.

. Thanks be to God.

Ry. Whose mercy is over all His works.

. Praised be the Lord daily.

Ry. Who helpeth us, and poureth His benefits upon us. ✈. Send forth Thy Spirit, O Lord, and our hearts shall be

revived.

Ry. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Then all kneeling, say the following Confession:

0 ALMIGHTY God, graciously vouchsafe to hear the

prayers of us Thine unworthy servants, who confess and bewail the innumerable sins we have most grievously committed against Thee by thought, word, and deed; and send down from heaven the divine light of Thy Holy Spirit to purify and enlighten our hearts, and to guide our wandering steps into the ways of truth and peace; for the sake of Thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. 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 Rom. v. 1.

WHIT MONDAY.

EVENING PRAYER.

All standing, the head of the family (or the priest or deacon, if present) says : ✯. Turn Thou us, O God our Saviour. Ry. And let thine anger cease from us.

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

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SING unto the Lord a new song: for He hath done marvellous things.

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With His own right hand, and with His holy arm hath He gotten Himself the victory.

Then he says the following Psalm:
PSALM 98.

Ry. As it was, &c.

BELIEVE in God, &c.

:

Praise the Lord upon the harp sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving.

The Lord declared His salvation: His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

He hath remembered His mercy and truth towards the house of Israel and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God. Shew yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: sing, rejoice with equity. and give thanks.

With trumpets also and shawms: O shew yourselves joyful before the Lord the King.

Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is : the round world, and they that dwell therein.

Then all say,

Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joyful together before the Lord for He cometh to judge the earth.

With righteousness shall He judge the world and the people

Then he says,

MAY

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

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