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Then he says the Thanksgiving Prayer:
ALMIGHTY God, who observest all the actions, thoughts, and secret motions of our hearts, and who watchest over us with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours and shielding us from evil, blessed be Thy holy name: and may all creatures bless Thy goodness, for the benefits we have ever received from Thee, especially this day; but above all, for the surpassing riches of Thy mercy, in creating and preserving, redeeming and sanctifying us. And, Lord, we beseech Thee, never permit us to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy bounties with ingratitude, or Thy blessings with offences and injuries but inflame our reins and hearts with the fire of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may serve Thee with a chaste body, and please Thee with a clean heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then he says the two Collects following, and Prayer for a blessing.
We pray Thee, O Lord, graciously continue to visit this
drive far from it all snares of the enemy; and give us a quiet night and a perfect end; for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions by Thy holy
inspirations, and carry them on by Thy gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always from Thee, and by Thee may happily be ended; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
AY the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and
Majesty the first-fruits of this season, that the godly purposes which Thou puttest into our hearts may have their full effect in our lives, to Thy glory and our souls' health; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
the sun to rise on the just and on the unjust, favourably behold Thy people who call upon Thy name, and send us Thy blessing from heaven, in giving us fruitful seasons, and filling our hearts with food and gladness; that both our hearts and mouths may be continually filled with Thy praises, giving thanks to Thee in Thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOD the Father of lights, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift, mercifully look on our frailty and infirmity, and grant us such health of body as Thou knowest to be needful for us; that both in our bodies and souls we may evermore serve Thee with all our strength and might; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS.
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.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.
. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
Ry. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Then he says one of the following Psalms:
Whoso doeth these things: shall never fall.
He that hath not given his money upon usury: nor taken reward against the innocent.
He that sweareth unto his neigh-and bour, and disappointeth him not though it were to his own hindrance.
The blessings of godliness.
LESSED is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law will he exercise himself day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side: that will bring forth his fruit in due season.
His leaf also shall not wither: look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
As for the ungodly, it is not so with them but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
Therefore the ungodly shall not
be able to stand in the judgment: heart that I should not sin against neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
PART OF PSALM 119, v. 9.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord : O teach me Thy statutes. With my lips have I been telling of all the judgments of Thy mouth.
I have had as great delight in the way of Thy testimonies: as in all manner of riches.
I will talk of Thy commandments: and have respect unto Thy ways.
young man cleanse his way :
My delight shall be in Thy statutes and I will not forget Thy word.
With my whole heart have I sought Thee O let me not go wrong out of Thy command
Thy words have I hid within my
PART OF PSALM 119, v. 33. EACH me, O Lord, the way and I shall
Behold, my delight is in Thy
Comfort in God's word, and keep-commandments: O quicken me in Thy righteousness.
ing His commandments.
of Thy statutes keep it unto the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy law yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments for therein is my desire.
Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies and not to covetous
O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity and quicken Thou me in Thy way.
O stablish Thy word in Thy servant: that I may fear Thee.
Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of for Thy judgments are good.
even by ruling himself after Thy O LORD, rebuke me not in
Thine indignation: neither chasten me in Thy displeasure.
Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
My soul also is sore troubled :
The Lord executeth righteous- | for he flourisheth as a flower of the
ness and judgment for all them field. that are oppressed with wrong.
He shewed His ways unto Moses: His works unto the children of Israel.
For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear Him and His righteousness upon children's children;
Even upon such as keep His covenant and think upon His commandments to do them.
The Lord hath prepared His seat in heaven and His kingdom ruleth over all.
O praise the Lord, ye angels of His, ye that excel in strength : ye that fulfil His commandment, and hearken unto the voice of His words.
O praise the Lord, all ye His hosts ye servants of His that do His pleasure.
O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of His, in all places of His dominion: praise thou the Lord, O my soul.
Then all say,
BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who 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.
Then he says,
AY the reading of the Holy Word (or Holy Gospel) be unto us salvation and protection. Amen.