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Then the Minifter, Clerks, and People shall say the Lord's Prayer with a loud voice.


UR 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 trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpáfs against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

*** See the Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.

Then the Prieft ftanding up, fhall fay.

I. O Lord, fhew thy mercy upon us.
Anfw. 2. And grant us thy falvation.

Prieft. 3. O Lord fave the King.

Anfw. 4. And mercifully hear us, when we call upon thee. Prieft. 5. Endue thy Minifters with righteousness.

Anfw. 6. And make thy chofen people joyful.

Prieft. 7. O Lord, fave thy people.

Anfw. 8. And blefs thine inheritance.

Prieft. 9. Give peace in our time, O Lord.


4. Lord have mercy upon us: Lord fhew mercy unto us, by granting us the remiffion of our fins. Chrift be merciful to us, &c.

Min. 1. We pray thee, O God, in the words of the Pfalmift, to fhew thy mercy upon us.

People. 2. And grant us thy falvation, that our fouls may enjoy everlafting glory and blifs in the heavenly manfions.

Min. 3. O Lord preferve our fovereign lord the king.

People. 4. And when we call upon thee for his prefervation, hear us with mercy.

Min. 5. Let thofe who ferve at thy altar be clothed with righteoufnefs. People. 6. And let thy peculiar people rejoice and fing.

Min. 7. O Lord be gracious to the laity now affembled here.

People. 8. And blefs thine inheritance.

Min. 9. O God, we, after the example of good princes in ages paft, intreat thee to blefs the prefent age with peace.


Anfw. 10. Because there is none other that fighteth for

us, but only thou, O God.

Prieft. 11. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Anf. 12. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

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Then fall follow Three Collets; the Firft of the Day; the Second for Peace; the Third for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter followweth: Which twa laft Colles fhall be daily faid at Evening Prayer without Alteration.

The Second Collect at Evening Prayer.

God, from whom all holy defires, all good counfels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy fervants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be fet to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pafs our time in reft and quietnefs, through the merits of Jefus Chrift our Saviour. Amen.


People. 10. For we are unable to procure it by our own arm, it is thou alone that art our defender, and we cannot hope for fuch a blessing, except from thee.

Min. 11. Let us, in the words of the royal Pfalmift, befeech God to make us clean hearts. Pfal. li.

People. 12. And to renew a right spirit in us. ibid.

Paraphrafe on the fecond COLLECT at Evening Prayer.

O God, from whofe grace does fpring every thing good and virtuous, fince, without thy affiftance, we cannot form a holy defire, we are beholden to thee to prepare our hearts, when we yield to any prudent counlel, or for any virtuous purpose or refolution; and if we do any good action we must depend upon thy aid who workeft in us to will and to do. We befeech thee to give as that blefling which our gracious Lord and Saviour has bequeathed to his faithful fervants, in thefe terms, "my peace I leave unto you, not fuch as the world giveth, give I unto you." (Jon. xiv. 27.) O grant us this blessed peace of mind here promised, which we cannot hope to obtain except by doing our duty and walking according to thy commandments, there being no peace to the wicked: (jarab xlviii. 12.) befeeching thee, if it be thy good pleafure, to afford us alfo external peace, and to place us in a ftate of fecurity and freedom from any fear of our enemies; that we may go through this tranfitory life in a state of tranquillity, and have leisure to prepare ourselves for a better fate. And this we beg for the fake of the merits of our Saviour and the fatisfaction made by him. Amen.

O Lord,

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The Third Collect for Aid against all Perils. IGHTEN our darkness, we befeech thee, O Lord and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love, of thy only Son our Saviour Jefus Christ. Amen.

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In Choirs and Places where they fing, here followeth the Anthem.

A Prayer for the King's Majefty.

Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Moft heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our moft gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and fo replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, ftrengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.


On the COLLECT for Aid against all Perils.

O Lord, we, in the words of the royal Pfalmift, intreat thee to enlighten our darkness; and whereas we fhall foon be overshadowed by the darknefs of the night, let the light of thy countenance fhine upon us, which will be more beneficial to us than that of the fan; we befeech thee likewife, thro' thy tender mercy to all thy creatures, and more especially to thy faithful fervants, that thou wouldest vouchfafe to defend us from all the dangers with which the night is often attended; from fire and thieves, from bodily diforders, and fudden death, from all impure thoughts and terrifying dreams; and that thou wouldeft preferve us in health and fafety till the next morning; and we are encouraged to hope for this favour, by the love which thou beareft to thy only Son who is a conflant interceffor for mankind. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the PRAYER for the King's Majefty.

O Lord, who doft condefcend to permit us to call thee by the name of Father, tho' thou art fo far raised above us, and tho' heaven and the Heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; thou who art King of kings, and Lord of lords, whofe providence extends to the meanest inhabitants of the earth, but dot watch, in a more particular manner, over those whom thou haft raised to royal dignity. We earnestly taureat thee to watch

A Prayer for the Royal Family.

of we hum

bly befeech thee to blefs our gracious Queen CHARLOTTE, his Royal Highnefs GEORGE Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; profper them with al happiness; and bring them to thine everlafting Kingdom, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen..

A Prayer for the Clergy and People.

Almighty and everlafting God, who alone workest

great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and


in a more particular manner over the perfon of George our king. We befeech thee to fill him with thy Holy Spirit, that his heart being in thy hand, thou mayeft incline him, to difcharge the duty of his exalted ftation, in fuch a manner as may be agreeable to thy heavenly, will, and conformable to the holy law which thou haft ordained. Pour upon him the fpirit of wisdom and understanding, endue him with counsel and might, and all other gifs and graces which thou shalt judge requifite for bim, either as a monarch or a chriftian; grant him length of days, health of body, and fucccfs in all his enterprises. Be thou a faving ftrength to thine anointed, that he may be thereby enabled to overcome his enemies abroad, by victorious arms, and to baffle the wicked attempts of his adverfaries at home. And finally, that after having led a holy and happy life in this world, he may enjoy everlafting happiness in the life to come; and this we beg for the fake of our bleffed Saviour Jefus Christ. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the PRAYER for the Royal Family.

O thou omnipotent God, who art the fource of life, and the inexhauftible fountain of goodness, from which proceed all the bleflings of this life; we beseech thee to blefs our gracious queen Charlotte, his royal highness George prince of Wales, and all the other branches of the royal family, who by the laws of this kingdom are in their turns entitled to Succeed to the government of this nation when thou shalt think proper : fanctify them by thy Holy Spirit, pour upon them the riches of thy grace, and favour them with thy choiceft bleffings; that their happinets in this world may be as great as the condition of human nature admits of; and when thou art pleafed to call them to the next, confer upon them a crown of glory in the everlating kingdom of our God. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the PRAYER for the Clergy and People.

O alt powerful and everlasting God, whofe influence alone is able to produce thofe wonderful effects in the fouls of men, which are frequently

Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly pleafe thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleffing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jefus Chrift. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.

Almighty God, who haft given us grace at this time

with one accord, to make our common fupplications unto thee, and doft promife, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requefts; Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires and petitions of thy fervants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.


to be difcovered in the miniftry of the preachers of thy gofpel, through the operation of thy grace, confpiring with their endeavours: we beseech thee to confer thy faving grace upon all the bishops and inferior clergy of thy church, and alfo upon the feveral congregations whofe fouls are committed to their care, and that their labours may be productive of fruits which may prove pleafing in thy fight; we beg of thee, that thy bleffing, like a conftant dropping of a kindly dew upon the grafs, may tend to give an increafe to what they plant and water, by enforcing the precepts of the gospel, and difcharging the other duties of the ministerial office. And this we intreat thee to grant for the honour of Chrift Jefus, whofe honour is greatly promoted by the increase of his church and the falvation of fouls. Amen.

Paraphraje on the PRAYER of St Chryfoftom.

All-powerful God, to whofe grace and favour we are indebted for this opportunity of addreffing ourselves unto thee in the public fervice of the church, and who, in thy holy word, haft promifed that, where two or thice are gathered together in thy name, thou art in the midst of them, and that what they agree to pray for, fhall, by thee, be granted unto them. We therefore with a firm reliance upon the gracious promife which thou hast been pleafed to make unto thy church, humbly address ourfelves to the throne of thy grace, intreating thee to grant all we have prayed for, as far as thou, in thy heavenly witdom, fhali judge expedient: at the fame time defiring thee to afford us all neceffary knowledge in the truths of religion, whilt we remain in this world, and to bestow upon us everlafling life when we pafs to the other. Amen.


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