O Thou who knowest each man and his petition,

each house, and its need,

deliver, O Lord, this city,
and all the country in which we sojourn,
from plague, famine, earthquake, flood,
fire, sword, hostile invasion,

and civil war.
End the schisms of the Churches,
quench the haughty cries of the nations,
and receive us all into Thy kingdom,
acknowledging us as sons of light;

and Thy peace and love
vouchsafe to us, O LORD, our God.
Remember O Lord, our God,

all spirits and all flesh which we have remembered, and which we have not.

And the close of our life,

LORD, LORD, direct in peace, Christianly, acceptably, and, should it please Thee,

painlessly, gathering us together under the feet of Thine elect,

when Thou wilt and how Thou wilt,

only without shame and sins. The brightness of the Lord our God be upon us, prosper Thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper Thou our handy work.

within me to strengthen me,
without me to guard me,

over me to shelter me, beneath me to stablish me,

before me to guide me,

after me to forward me, round about me to secure me.

(5) Praise. Blessed art Thou, LORD, God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

Thine, O LORD,
is the greatness and the power,
the triumph and the victory,
the praise and the strength,

for Thou rulest over all

in heaven and on earth.
At Thy face every king is troubled,

and every nation.
Thine, O LORD, is the kingdom
and the supremacy over all,

and over all rule. With Thee is wealth, and glory is from Thy countenance ;

Thou rulest over all, O LORD,

the Ruler of all rule ;
and in Thine hand is strength and power,
and in Thine hand to give to all things

greatness and strength.
And now, LORD, we confess to Thee,
and we praise Thy glorious Name.



We are satisfied with Thy mercy, O LORD,

in the morning
Blessed art Thou, O LORD,
who broughtest forth from the water
creeping things of life,

and whales,
and winged fowl.

Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens,

and Thy glory above all the earth.
By Thy Ascension, O LORD,

draw us too after Thee,
that we savour of what is above,

not of things on the earth.

By the marvellous mystery
of the Holy Body and precious Blood,

on the evening of this day,

Lord, have mercy.

(1) Confession.

Thou who hast said,
“ As I live, saith the LORD,

I will not the death of a sinner,
but that the ungodly return from his way

and live; turn ye, turn ye


way, for why will ye die, O house of Israel ?”

turn us, O LORD, to Thee,
and so shall we be turned.

from your

and see my

Turn us from all our ungodlinesses,

and let them not be to us for punishments. I have sinned, I have committed iniquity, I have done wickedly,

from Thy precepts, and Thy judgments.
To Thee, O LORD, righteousness,
and to me confusion of face,

as at this day, in our despicableness, wherewith Thou hast despised us.

LORD, to us confusion of face,

and to our rulers
who have sinned against Thee.
LORD, in all things is Thy righteousness,

unto all Thy righteousness;
let then Thine anger and Thy fury be turned away,

and cause Thy face to shine

upon Thy servant.
O my God, incline Thine ear and hear,
open Thine

desolation. O Lord hear, O Lord forgive, O LORD hearken and do; defer not for Thine own sake, O

my God,
for Thy servant is called by Thy Name.

In many things we offend all;
LORD, let Thy mercy rejoice against Thy judgment

in my sins.
If I

I have no sin, I deceive myself,

and the truth is not in me;
but I confess my sins many and grievous,

and Thou, O LORD, art faithful and just,
to forgive me my sins when I confess them.

Yea, for this too
I have an Advocate with Thee to Thee,
Thy Only-begotten Son, the Righteous.
May He be the propitiation for my sins,

who is also for the whole world. Will the LORD cast off for ever? and will He be no more intreated ?

Is His mercy clean gone for ever? and is His promise come utterly to an end for evermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? and will He shut up His loving kindness in displeasure ?

And I said, It is mine own infirmity;
but I will remember the years of the right hand

of the most Highest.

(2) Prayer

[Give me grace] for grace.

to put aside every weight,
and the sin that doth so easily beset us ;

all filthiness
and superfluity of naughtiness,
lust of the flesh, of the eyes,

pride of life,
every motion of flesh and spirit
alienated from the will of Thy sanctity :

to be poor in spirit,
that I have a portion in the kingdom of heaven;

to mourn, that I be comforted;

to be meek, that I inherit the earth ; to hunger and thirst for righteousness, that I be filled ;

to be pitiful, that I be pitied ;

to be pure in heart, that I see God;
to be a peace-maker that I be called the son of God;
to be prepared for persecutions and revilings

for righteousness' sake,
that my reward be in heaven,
all this, grant to me, O Lord.

(3) Profession.

I, coming to God,

believe that He is,
and that He is a rewarder of them

that diligently seek Him.

I know that my Redeemer liveth,
that He is Christ, the Son of the Living God,

that He is truly the Saviour of the world,

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