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and household continually this hope, we may purify in thy true religion ; that ourselves even
as he is they, who do lean only up- pure ; that when he shall on the hope of thy heavenly appear again with power grace, may evermore be and great glory, we may defended by thy mighty be made like unto him power, through Jesus Christ in his glorious kingdom; our Lord. Amen.
blessing, and honour, and THE GOSPEL. glory, and power, to Him
who sitteth upon the throne, Matt. xiii. 24 30. and to the Lamb for ever
Amen. . THE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man,
THE GOSPEL. &c. but gather the
Matt. xxiv. 23 31. wheat into
THEN if any man shall
say unto you, &c. Col. iii. 12 17.
from one end of heaven to
the other. PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, &c.
THE EPISTLE. giving thanks to God and
1 John, iii. 1 8. the Father through him.
BEHOLD, what manner of love, &c. de
stroy the works of the deThe Sixth Sunday after
vil. the Epiphany.
The Sunday called Septu
agesima, or the third O GOD, whose blessed
Sunday before Lent. Son was manifested, that he might make us the sons THE COLLECT. of God, and heirs of eternal life e; grant us, we be
GRANT unto us, O seech thee, that having merciful Father, resolution
and constancy to persevere
trust in any thing which we in the path of our duty to do; mercifully grant, that the end of our lives. Let by thy power we may be no prospect of danger de- defended against all adverter us from doing that which sity, through Jesus Christ is right, nor any entice- our Lord. Amen. ment of evil example tempt us to forfeit our hope of THE GOSPEL. immortality. Preserve us, we humbly beseech thee, Luke, viii. 4—15. from every evil way, and conduct us in the paths of
WHEN much people innocence and virtue to were gathered together, eternal life ; which we ask
&c. bring forth fruit in the name and as disci- with patience. ples of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 Cor. xi. 19
YE suffer fools gladly, THE kingdom of hea
knoweth that I ven is like unto a man, &c.
lie not. many be called, but few chosen.
The Sunday called Quin1 Cor. ix. 24
quagesima, or the next KNOW ye
Sunday before Lent. not, that they who run in a race,
THE COLLECT. I myself should be a cast-away.
O LORD, who hast
taught us that all our doThe Sunday called Sexa- ings without charity are
gesima, or the Second nothing worth; send thy Sunday before Lent. holy Spirit and pour into
our hearts that most excelTHE COLLECT.
lent gist of charity, the veO LORD God, who ry bond of peace, and of seest that we put not our all virtues; without which
THOUGH I speak with
ye even to me, the tongues, &c. - the saith the Lord, &c. greatest of these is charity. Where is their God?
Ash-Wednesday, or the The First Sunday in Lent.
O GOD, whose Son, ALMIGHTY and ever- Jesus Christ our Lord, for lasting God, who hatest our sake, did fast forty days nothing which thou hast and forty nights; give us made, and dost forgive the
grace to use such abstisins of all those who are nence, that our flesh being penitent; create and make subdued to the spirit, we in us new and contrite
may ever obey thy godly hearts; that we worthilymotions in righteousness lamenting our sins, and ac- and true holiness, to thy knowledging our wretched- honour and glory, who ness, may obtain of thee, livest and reignest one God, the God of all mercy, per- world without end. Amen.
made whole from that very hour.
THEN was Jesus led
- 15. MY brethren, count it all joy, &c.— bringeth forth death.
2 Cor. vi. 1
The Third Sunday in Lent.
WE, then, as workers together with God, &c.
yet possessing all things.
WE pray, O merciful God, that all holy affections may
be established in our The Second Sunday in hearts, and that our lives Lent.
may be adorned with all
good actions; that while THE COLLECT. we live we may enjoy the
testimony of a good conALMIGHTY God, who science, and the hope of seest that we have no pow
thy favour, and that after er of ourselves to help our
death we may receive an selves; keep us both out
everlasting reward in the wardly in our bodies, and kingdom of heaven, through inwardly in our souls; that
thine infinite mercy, maniwe may be defended from
fested unto us by Jesus all adversities which may
Christ our Saviour. Amen. happen to the body, and
THE GOSPEL. from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the Luke, xi. 14 26. soul, through Jesus Christ
JESUS was casting out our Lord. Amen.
a devil, &c.
and then vanish
of that man is worse than the first.
The Fifth Sunday in Lent.
THE COLLECT. BE ye therefore followers of God, &c.
WE beseech thee, O shall give thee light.
Father, who delightest in mercy, and art not willing that any should perish, to
grant unto us the pardon The Fourth Sunday in
of all our sins, and a joyful Lent.
hope of thine approbation ;
and to assist us in forsaking THE COLLECT.
all our evil ways, and re
turning to the path of thy GRANT, we beseech commandments; that when thee, Almighty God, that our days on earth shall be we, who for our evil deeds finished, we may obtain do worthily deserve to be everlasting life, through punished, by the comfort
Jesus Christ our Lord. of thy grace may mercifully Amen. be relieved, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus
THE GOSPEL. Christ. Amen.
John, viii. 46 - 59.
CHRIST, being come, James, iv. 8-14. a high priest, &c.
the promise of eternal inDRAW nigh to God, heritance.