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Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

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37.

OLORD, look down from heaven, behold, visit and
relieve Thy servants, for whom we oifer our sup-
plications ; look upon them with the eyes of Thy mercy ;
give them comfort and sure confidence in Thee ; defend
them from the danger of the enemy, and keep them in
perpetual peace and safety ; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Ameii,

38.
For Mothers.

ALMIGHTY, Everlasting God and Father, Crea-
tor of all things. Who by Thy grace, through Thy
Son, our Lord, makest the anguish of our human birth
a holy and salutary cross : We pray Thee, O gracious
Father, Lord and God, that Thou wouldest preserve
and guard the work of Thine own hand. Foi*sake not
them who cry to Thee in sore travail, but deliver them
out of all their pains, to their joy, and to the glory of
Thy goodness ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,



39.
In time of Great Sickness,

ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, our heavenly
Father: We, Thine erring children, humbly confess
unto Thee, that we have justly deserved the chasten-
ing, which for our sins Thou hast sent upon us ; But
we entreat Thee, of Thy boundless goodness to grant
us true repentance, graciously to forgive our sins, to
remove from us or to lighten our mei'ited punishment,
and so to strengthen us by Thy grace that as obedient
children we may be subject to Thy will, and bear our
afflictions in patience ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ainen,



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40.

In time of Drought.

OGOD, most merciful Father : We beseech Thee to
open the windows of lieaven, and to send a fruitful
rain upon us, to revive the earth, and to refresh the
fruits thereof, for all things droop and wither; gra-
ciously hear our prayer in this our necessity, that we
may praise and glorify Thy Name forever and ever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

41.

In tinie of Unseasonable Weather.

OLORD God, heavenly Father, Who art gracious
and merciful, and hast pi-omised that Thou wilt
hear us when we call upon Thee in our troubles : We
beseech Thee, look not upon our sins and evil doings,
but upon our necessities, and according to Thy mercy
send us such seasonable weather, that the earth may in
due time yield her increase ; that by Thy goodness we
may receive our daily bread, and learn to know Thee
as a merciful God, and evermore give thanks to Thee
for Thy goodness ; through Jesus Ouist, Thy dear Son,
our Lord. Avieii.







THANKSGIVING.

42.

LORD God, heavenly Father, from Whom with-
out ceasing we receive exceeding abundantly all
good gifts, and Who daily of Thy pure grace guardest
us against all evil : Grant us, we beseech Thee, Thy
Holy Spirit, that acknowledging with our whole heart
all this Thy goodness, we may now and evermore thank
and praise Thy loving kindness and tender mercy;
through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

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43.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Whose mer-
cies are new unto us every morning, and Who,
though we have in no wise deserved Thy goodness,
dost abundantly provide for all our wants of body and
soul : Give us, we pray Thee, Thy Holy Spirit, that
we may heartily acknowledge Thy merciful goodness
toward us, give thanks for all Thy benefits, and serve
Thee in willing obedience ; through Jesus Christ, Thy
Son, our Lord. Amen,

44.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, Who in Thy
fatherly wisdom hast chastened us on account of
our sins, that we might not continue in impenitence
and vain confidence, and thus perish with the ungodly ;
in the midst of wrath Thou hast remembered mercy,
and hast graciously delivered us out of our affliction.
We give Thee therefore most hearty thanks and praise,
that Thou hast turned away from us Thy just anger,
and shown Thyself favorable toward us Thine unwor-
thy servants. jBless the Lord, O my soul : and all that
is within me, bless His holy Name. Bless the Lord, O
my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Thou, Lord,
art merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous
in mercy. Glory be to Thee, O God, for ever; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

45.

GLORY be to Thee, O God Most Holy. Glory be to
Thee, O God Most High. Glory be to Thee, O
King of heaven and earth. Who, as a father pitieth
his children, pitiest us. Fill us with joy and gladness
in the Holy Ghost, that when Thou shalt render to
every man according to his works, we may be found
acceptable before Thee, through Him Who hath re-

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deemed us from the shame and curse of sin, even Jesus
Christ, Thy dear Son, our Lord. Ameiu

FOR SPECIAL GIFTS AND GRACES.

46.
For Protection during the Day.
LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and Ever-







lasting God, Who hast safely brought us to the
beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with
Thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall
into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger ; but
that all our doings, being ordered by Thy governance,
may be righteous in Thy sight ; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Ainen,

47.
■ For Protection during the Night

LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech 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, Jesus Christ. Aynen.

48.
For Grace to use our Gifts.

OLOKD God Almighty, Who dost endue Thy ser-
vants with divers and singular gifts of the Holy
Ghost : Leave us not, we beseech Thee, destitute of
Thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them
alway to Thy honor and glory ; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

49.

For Grace to receive the Word.

BLESSED Lord, Who hast caused all Holy Scrip-
tures to be written for our learning: Grant that

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we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and
inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of
Thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life, which Thou hast
given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Ameti,

50.
For Gnvce to he led into all Truth.

ENLIGHTEN our minds, we beseech Thee, O God,
by the Spirit which proceedeth from Thee; that,
as Thy Son hath promised, we may be led into all
truth ; through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

51.

For Spiritual ItenetwL

ALMIGHTY God, Who hast given us Thy Only-
Begotten Son to take our nature upon Him :
Grant that we being regenerate, and made Thy chil-
dren by adoption and gmce, may daily be renewed by
Thy Holy Spirit; through the same, our Lord Jesus
Christ. Amen,

52.

For Penitence.

MERCIFUL Fatlier, Give us grace that we may
never presume to sin ; but if at any time we
oifend Thy Divine Majesty, may we truly repent and
lament our offence, and by a lively faith obtain remis-
sion of all our sins ; solely through the merits of Thy
Son, our Saviour Christ. Amen.



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53.

For Pardon.

EAR, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the prayer of Thy
suppliants, and spare those who confess their sins

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unto Thee, that Thou mayest bestow upon us both
pardon and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

54.

J^O)' Deliverance from Sin,

WE beseech Thee, O Lord, in Thy clemency to show
us Thine unspeakable mercy ; that Thou mayest
both set us free from our sins, and rescue us from the

Sunishments which, for our sins, we deserve ; through
esus Christ our Lord. Amen.

55.

For Grace to do God^s Will

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast
away the works of darkness, and put upon us the
armor oi light, now in the time of this mortal life, in
which Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great
humility ; that in the last day, when He shall come
again in His glorious Majesty to judge both the quick
and dead, we may rise to the life immortal ; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

56.
For Grace to love and serve God.

OGOD, Who, through the grace of Thy Holy Spirit,
dost pour the gifts of charity into the hearts of
Thy faithftil people : Grant unto Thy sei-vants health
both of mind and body, that they may love Thee with
their whole strength, and with their whole heart per-
form those things which are pleasing unto Thee;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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57.

For Aid against Temptation,

GOD, Who justifiest the ungodly, and Who desirest
not the death of the sinner : We humbly implore
Thy Majesty, that Thou wouldest graciously assist, by
Thy heavenly aid, and evermore shield with Thy pro-
tection, Thy servants who trust in Thy mercy, that
they may be separated by no temptations from Thee,
and, without ceasing, may serve Thee, through Jesus
Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Ameii.

58.
For Faith.

ALMIGHTY and Ever-living God, Who hast given
to them that believe exceeding great and precious
promises : Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt,
to believe in Thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in
Thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord,
through the same, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Aiiieii,

59.

For Divine Chiidance and He!p.

DIRECT US, O Lord, in all our doings, with Thy
most gracious favor, and further us with Thy con-
tinual help; that in all our works begun, continued,
and ended in Thee, we may glorify Thy holy Name ;
and finally, by Thy mercy, obtain everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

60.

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, vouchsafe, we
beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify and govern both
our hearts and bodies in the ways of Thy laws, and in
the works of Thy commandments ; that through Thy

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most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may
be preserved in body and soul ; through our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

61.
For Spiritual Illumination.

GRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the
brightness of Thy glory may shine forth upon us,
and that the light of Thy light by the illumination of
the Holy Spirit may stablish the hearts of all that
have been born anew by Thy grace ; through our Lord
Jesus Christ. Amen.

62.

For Likeness to Christ.

ALMIGHTY God, Who hast given Thine Only Son
to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin and also an
ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may
always most thankfully receive that His inestimable
benefit, and also daily endeavor ourselves to follow the
blessed steps of His most holy life ; through the same,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

63.
For a Right Knowledge of Christ.

ALMIGHTY God, Whom to know is everlasting
life; Grant us perfectly to know Thy Son Jesus
Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life ; that
following His steps we may steadfastly walk in the
way that leadeth to eternal life ; through the same,
Thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,







64.
For the Holy Spirit.
LORD God, heavenly Father, Who by the blessed
light of Thy divine Word hast led us to the know-
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ledge of Thy Son . We most heartily beseech Thee so
to replenish us with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, that
we may ever walk in the light of Thy truth, and re-
joicing with sure confidence in Christ our Saviour,
may in the end be brought unto everlasting salvation ;
through the same, Thy Son, our Lord. Ameii,

65.

ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who of Thy
great mercy in Jesus Christ Thy Son dost grant us
forgiveness of sin, and all things pertaining to life and
godliness: Grant us, we beseech Thee, Thy Holy Spirit,
that He may so rule our hearts, that we, being ever
mindful of Thy fatherly mercy, may strive to mortify
the flesh, and to overcome the world; and, serving
Thee in holiness and pureness of living, may give Thee
continual thanks for all Thy goodness ; through Jesus
Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

66,
For Purity.

ALMIGHTY God, unto Whom all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are
hid : Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspi-
ration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love
Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name ; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

67.
For IriTiocency of Life.

OGOD, Whose strength is made perfect in weak-
ness: Mortify and kill all vices in us, and so
strengthen us by Thy grace, that by the innoceney of
our lives, and the constancy of our faith even unto
death, we may glorify Thy holy Name ; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

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For Love to God.

OGOD, Who makest all things to work together for
good to them that love Thee : Pour into our hearts
such steadfast love toward Thee, that the pure desires
which by Thy Spirit have been stirred up in us, may
not be turned aside by any temptation ; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

69.

For Charity.

OLORD, Who hast taught us that all our doings
without charity are nothing worth: Send Thy
Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excel-
lent gift of Charity, the very bond of peace and of all
virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted
dead before Thee; grant this for Thine Only Son
Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

70.
For HumUiiy.

OGOD, Who resistest the proud, and givest grace to
the humble : Grant unto us true humility, after the
likeness in which Thine Only Son hath revealed it in
Himself, that we may never be lifted up and provoke
Thy wrath, but in all lowliness be made partakers
of the gifts of Thy grace; through Christ our Lord.
Am^n.

71.

For Patience.

OGOD, Who by the meek endurance of Thine Only-
begotten Son didst beat down the pride of the old
enemy : Help us, we beseech Thee, rightly to treasure
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home for our sakes ; that after His example we may
hesLT with patience whatsoever things are advei-se to
us; through Christ our Lord. Amen,

72.

For a Happy Denih.

CONFIRM, we beseech Thee, Ahnighty God, Thine
uuwortliy servants in Thy grace ; that in the hour
of our death the advei-sary may not prevail against us,
but that we may be found worthy of everlasting life ;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ameiu

73.

For the Blessedness of Heaven..

ALMIGHTY, Everlasting God, Who didst give Thine
Only Son to be a High Priest of good tilings to
come: Hereafter grant unto us. Thine unworthy ser-
vants, to have our share in the company of the
Blessed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

74.

For Peace,

OGOD, Wlio art the Author of peace and Lover of
concord, in knowledge of Whom standeth our eter-
nal life. Whose service is perfect freedom : Defend us,
Thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies ;
that we, surely trusting in Thy defence, may not fear
the power of any advei-saries ; through the might of
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

FOR ANSWER TO PRAYER.
75.

ALMIGHTY God, Who hast given us grace at this
time with one accord to make our common suppli-

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cations unto Thee ; and dost promise that when two or
three are gathered together in Thy Name, Thou wilt
grant their requests : Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires
and petitions of Thy servants, as may be most expe-
dient for them; granting us in this world knowledge
of Thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasthig.
Amen,

76.

ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom. Who
knowest our necessities before we ask, and our
ignorance in asking: We beseech Thee to have com-
passion upon our infirmities ; and those things which
for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blind-
ness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the wor-
thiness of Thy Sou, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

77.

ALMIGHTY God, Who hast promised to hear the
petitions of those who ask in Thy Son's Name:
We beseech Thee mercifully to incline Thine ear to
us who have now made our prayers and supplications
unto Thee ; and grant that those things which we have
faithfully asked according to Thy will, may effectually
be obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the
setting forth of Thy glory ; through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen,



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THE LITANY.



^ The Litany may be used at Matins on Sundays when there is no
Communion^ and at Vespers on Sundays, Wednesdcws, and Fri-
days, and on Days of Humiliation and Prayer, The Responses
in italics should be sung or said by the Con<p^egation. The Me-
sjwnses may be repeated after each phixise, or only at the end of
each gi'oup, as heix followeth :

LORD, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercfy upon iis.
Christ, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Ijord, have tnercy upon us.
O Christ, hear us.

Christ, hear us,
O God, the Father in heaven ;

Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world ;

Have mercy upon us,
O God, the Holy Ghost ;

Have mercy upon us.

Be gracious unto us.

J^are us, good Lord,
Be gracious unto us.

Help us, good Lord.

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From all sin ;
From all error ;
From all evil : i

Good Lord, deliver us.
From the cnifts and assaults of the devil ;
From sudden and evil death ;
From pestilence and famine ;
From war and bloodshed ;
From sedition and rebellion ;
From lightning and tempest ;
From all calamity by fire and water ;
And from everlasting death :

Good Lord, deliver us.
By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation ;
By Thy holy Nativity ;
By Thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation ;
By Thine Agony and Bloody Sweat ;
By Thy Cross and Passion ;
By Thy precious Death and Burial ;
By Thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ;
And by the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Com-
forter :

Help us, good Lord.
In all time of our tribulation ;
In all time of our prosperity ;
In the hour of death ;
And in the day of judgment :

Help lis, good Lord.
We poor sinners do beseech Thee ;

To hear us, Lord God.
And to lead and govern Thy holy Christian Church
in the right way ;

To preserve all pastors and ministers of Thy Church
in the true knowledge and understanding of Thy Word,
and in holiness of life ;

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To put an end to all schisms and causes of offence ;

To bring into the way of truth all such as have
erred, and are deceived; «

To beat down Satan under our feet ;

To send faithful laborers into Thy harvest ;

To accompany Thy Word with Thy Spirit and
grace;

To raise up them that fall, and to strengthen such as
do stand ;

And to comfort and help the weak-hearted and the
distressed :

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord,

To give to all nations peace and concord ;

To preserve our country from discord and con-
tention ;

To give to our nation perpetual victory over all its
enemies ;

To direct and defend our President, and all in
authority ;

And to bless and keep our magistrates, and all our
people :

We beseech Tliee to hear us, good Lord,

To behold and succor all who are in danger, neces-
sity, and tribulation ;

To protect all who travel by land or water ;

To preserve all women in the perils of childbirth ;

To strengthen and keep all sick persons and young-
children ;

To set free all who are innocently imprisoned ;

To defend and provide for all fatherless children and
widows ;

And to have mercy upon all men :

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

To forgive our enemies, persecutoi's, and slanderers^
and to turn their hearts;

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To give and preserve to our use the fruits of the earth ;
And graciously to hear our prayers :
We beseech Thee to hear uSy good Lord,

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God ;
We beseech Thee to hear us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the
world ;

Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the
world ;

Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the
world ;

Grant us Thy peace.
O Christ, hear us.

Christ, hear us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have vierey upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Lord, liave mercy upon us. Amen.

\ Then shall the Minister, and the Contp'egaiion with him, my the
Lord's Prayer, after whldi nmy be said one or more oj the Litany
Collects hei^e folUrwlny,

OUR Father, Who art m heaven ; Hallowed be Thy
Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on
earth, as it is in heaven ; Give us this day our daily
bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass against us; And lead us not into
temptation ; But deliver us from evil ; For Thine is
the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever
and ever. Amen.



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LITANY (X)LLECTS.

1.

O Lord, deal not with us after our sins.
Neither reward us according to our iniquities.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, Who de-
sirest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he
should turn from his evil way and live ; We beseech
Thee graciously to turn from us those punishments
which we by our sins have deserved, and to grant us
grace ever hereafter to serve Thee in holiness and
pureness of living; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

2.

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy Name.
Deliver ws, and purge away our sins, jor Thy Name^s sake.

A LMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who by Thy
IJL Holy Spirit dost govern and sanctify the whole
Christian Church ; Hear our prayers lor all members
of the same, and mercifully grant, that by Thy grace
they may serve Thee in true faith; througfii Jesus
Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen,

3.

O Lord, deal not with us after our sins.
Neither reward us according to our iniquities,

OGOD, merciful Father, Who despisest not the sigh-
ing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as are
sorrowful ; Mercifully assist our prayers which we make
before Thee in all our troubles and adversities, when-
soever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that
those evils which the craft and subtilty of the devil or
man worketh against us, may, by Thy good providence,
be brought to naught; that we Thy servants, being
hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thantu

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unto Thee in Thy holy Church ; through Jesus Christ,
Thy Son, our Lord. Allien.



O Lord, enter not into judgment with Thy servant.
For in Thy sight shall no man living he justified.

ALMIGHTY God, Who knowest us to be set in the
midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason
of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand
upright: Grant us such strength and protection, as
may support us in all dangers, and carry us through
all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen,

5,

Call upon Me in the day of trouble.

/ will ddiver thee, and thou duUt glorify Me.

SPARE us, O Lord, and mercifully forgive us our
sins, and though by our continual transgressions we
have merited Thy punishments, be gracious unto us,
and grant that all those evils which we have deserved,
may be turned from us, and overruled to our everlast-
ing good; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
Amen.

6.

For Peace,
The Lord will give strength unto His people.
The Lord mil bless His people with peace.

OGOD, from Whom all holy desires, all good coun-
sels, and all just works do proceed ; Give unto Thy
servants that peace, which the world cannot give ; that
our hearts may be set to obey Thy commandments,
and also that by Thee, we, being defended from the
fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and
quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our
Saviour. Amen.



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II.

THE SUFFRAGES.

If The SuiTrages may be used at Matins or Vespei^s in the same
manner as the Litany.

LORD, have mercy upon us.
Lord, hofoe mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, Imve mercy upon us.
Our Father, Who art in heaven ; Hallowed be Thy
Name ; Thy kingdom come ; Thy will be done on earthy
as it is in heaven ; Give us this day our daily bread ;
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us ; And lead us not into temptation ;
But deliver us from evil,
I said ; Lord, be merciful unto me ;

Heal my soul; for I Imve sinned against TJiee.
Return, O Lord, how long ?

And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us ;

According as we hope in Thee.
Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness ;

And let Thy saints shout for joy.
O Lord, save our rulers ;



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