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by the light of the Gospel, that they may come to the
knowledge of the truth, and be saved. We pray thee



Second.] SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 29

to provide for all the wants of the Church Universal.
Look down with mercy upon all thy people. Preserve
them, and cherish in them the light of thy word. Put
away from them dissensions, and hypocrisy ; and grant
that piety, charity, and every Christian virtue, may reign
among them.

Bless, O God, the ministers of thy church. Enable
them, at all times, to preach thy word in faithfulness
and purity, and to labour with humility and zeal, for the
edification of their flocks.

We pray to thee, King of kings, and Lord of lords !
for all rulers, and especially for those who are in au-
thority over us. Guide them by thy Spirit, and assist
them in the performance of their duties, so that rehgion,
justice, and peace, may flourish under their government.

O Almighty and most merciful God ! we commend
to thy favour all who are in affliction. Grant to the
sick, the patience, the succour, and the repentance, which
they need. Convert sinners, and strengthen those who
walk in thy ways. O God ! bless the just and upright
in heart ; protect the weak and the innocent ; provide
for the poor and the stranger ; help and comfort all who
are in danger, necessity, or tribulation.

Bless, O God ! our country j nd all its inhabitants.
Turn away fiom us thy judgments, and be gracious unto
us, for the sake of thy Iloly name.

Vouchsafe, O Lord ! to bless us in the duties and
business of our several callings. Guide and assist us,
that we may always incline to thy will and walk in thy
way; that whilst we labour for things temporal, wo



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neglect not things eternal ; but that we may fii-st and
chiefly seek thy kingdom and thy righteousness. Suffer
not the temptations and cares of this life, to seduce ,
our hearts, and to destroy the seed of thy word, which i
is sown therein. Teach us, O God ! rightly to compre-
hend that this world passeth away, and all its sinful
desires ; that our hfe fleeth as a shadow, and that we
bring our years to an end, as it were, a tale that is told. |
Enable us duly to consider the vanity of this life, so
that, having lived in thy fear, we may die in thy grace, |
and be partakers in the resurrection of the just.

O Lord our gracious God ! vouchsafe to us, we be-
seech thee, all that we need, to finish happily the race i
set before us. Take us under thy protection, provide : '
for all our wants, and guide us, even to our last hour ;
through Jesus Christ thy Son. Amen.

Then foUoio a Psalm or Hymn, the Sermon, a concluding j

Prayer from Part III., and a benediction. j

i

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BENEDICTIONS.



THE Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make
! his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto

j you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and

give you peace. Amen. Nuynh. vl, 24, 25, 26.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us
all, evermore. Amen. IL Cor., xiii., 14.



Second.] SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 31

MY brethren! the end of all tilings is at hand. Be
ye therefore sober, and \vatch unto prayer, I. Pet.
iv^ 7.

The Lord be with yon. Ahnighty God, the Father,
the Son, and the Iloly -Ghost, Wess and protect you.



mum fnr Wnlt ^np. miWmf n Irrmon.



A SERVICE FOR MORNING OR AFTERNOON.



The Service may commence with a Canticle, Psalm or Hymn,
ayinoiinced hv the Ifinister.



Then the Iliniftter shall say.



f\ UR help is in the name of the Lord, -wjho made
heaven and earth. Psalm cxxiv., 8.



Here, and at the end of the several Prayers, the Per.jpU answer

Amen.

Then the Minidter shall say,

n EARLY beloved brethren I We have assembled to

worship God, to hear his holy word, and to offer

' imto him our praises and oiir prayers. The Father of

our Lord Jesus Christ pardoneth all such as truly repent,

and turn unto him.

I

Let us, therefore, confess our sins, and implore his
mercy.



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SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 33

n ALMIGHTY God ! heavenly Father ! we have sinned
against thee, and are not worthy to be called thy
children. We have offended thee in various ways, by
thought, word and deed, as thou knowest, O ononiscient
God ! But we pray thee to turn away thine anger from
us, forgiving us all our sins, and leading us, by a sincere
repentance, to life everlasting, for the love of thy Son,
Jesus Christ. Amen.

AUR Father, who art in 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.

A MERCIFUL God and heavenly Father ! as we are
about to hear thy holy word, we pray thee to give
us grace rightly to understand its meaning, and to live
according to the same, for the love of Jesus Christ, our
Saviour. Amen.

Then shall he read a Lesson from the Old Testament.

After lohicli shall he sung the follovclng Doxologij ; or a Canti-
cle, Psalm or Hymn, when announced hy the Minister.

DOXOLOG Y.



34 SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. [Part

Here the People rise.

n LORY be to God on Ligli, and on eavtli peace, good
will tow;.r Is men. We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee
for thy great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, God
the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ ; O Lord
God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who takest away
the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou, who
takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou, who takest away the sins of the world, receive
our prayer. Thou, that sittest at the right hand of God
the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy ; thou only art the Lord ; thou
only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in
the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Then shall be read a Lesson from the New Testament.

AfUr iphich, the Minister sat/s,

Let US pray.

A LORD ! have mercy upon us ; hear our prayers, and
let our supplications come unto thee.

O Lord ! let thy mercy shine upon us, and grant us
thy salvation.

O Lord ! preserve thy Holy Church, and favourably
hear, through thy grace, all who call upon thee.

Clothe thy ministers with righteousness, and cause
thy chosen people to rejoice.



Second.] SERVICES TOR WEEK DxYYS. 85

O Lord I save tliy people and bless thine heritage.
Grant us peace in our day, for thou only canst defend us.

O God ! make clean our hearts within us, and take
not thy Iloly Spirit from us.

If used in the Morning.

A ETERNAL and Almighty God ! we thank thee that
thou hast brought us safely to the beginning of this
day. Keep us through tlie same, by thy great power ;
preserve us from sin, guard us against danger, and so
direct us by th}^ holy guidance, that all our doings may
be righteous in thy sight. O Lord ! we desire to present
ourselves unto thee, a living sacrifice ; to consecrate to
thee our bodies, our souls, our lives, all that is within
us, and all that depends upon us ; and to employ them
to thy glory. Enable us to resign ourselves unto thy
will, O God ! to confide in thy providence ; and to sub-
mit ourselves to ail the events which it shall please thee
to ordain. Do with us whatsoever shall seem good unto
thee ; and may thy holy will be done in us and by us ;
for the love of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

If used in the Afternoon.

A ETERNAL and Almighty God! we implore thy
Divine Majesty to receive the sacrifice of praise
which we offer, and to hear the prayers which we ad-
dress unto thee, at the close of this day. Protect us,
we beseech thee, during the night. Preserve us from



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sin and danger, that we may praise and serve thee at
all times. O Lord ! we commit our souls to thy care.
Guide us whilst awake ; guard us whilst we sleep ; so
that, by day or by night, we may be always with thee ;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Here introduce such of the Special or Occas-lonal Prayers or
Thanksgioings,fro'in Part III., as are suitable, tn ay ne re-
quested, or the Minister s discretion may suggest.

A ALMIGHTY God I v. ho hast commanded us to
pray for all mankind, and desirest that all may
come to a knowledge of the truth, and be saved, fa-
vourably hear the supplications which we offer unto
thee, for the peace and happiness of all nations, and for
the conversion of all who sit in darkness. We implore
thy grace for all rulers and magistrates, and especially
for the President of the United States, and all others in
authority over us. We beseech thee, O God ! to pre-
serve and sanctify thy Church, throughout the world,
and especially the Church in our own country. Strength-
en thou the pastors and ministers of thy word. Have
mercy on all nations and persons in affliction. Deliver
all who are under persecution, or in captivity, for the
sake of the truth. Relieve, comfort and assist the sick
and the dying. Vouchsafe unto sinners opportunity and
means for repentance and amendment. Strengthen all
who are weak in faith and in godliness. Give unto
those who love and fear thee, grace to persevere and
advance continually in hoHne^s. Bless all who are en-
gaged in works of piety and charity. Grant peace, O



Second.] SERVTCES FOR WEEK DAYS. 37

Lord ! to these United States. Bless the fruits of the
earth. (Bless this city, and all its inhabitants.) Bless
all who are here present, and who call upon thee with
sincerit}^ of heart. Favourably hear us, O God ! Give
us grace to pass our days in thy fear, and to end them
in thy peace ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
blessed forever. Amen.

Or thefolloioing Prayer,

A LMIGHTY God ! suffer not thy holy name to be
reproached on account of our offences. We liave
sinned against thee in various ways ; we have not obeyed
thy word as we ought, but have daily provoked thine
anger, so that thou raightest justly have punished us.
But, O Lord ! remember us in mercy, and have com-
passion on us. Give us grace to be deeply sensible of
our sins, to repent of them, and to amend our lives.
Bless thy people, O God ! Strengthen thy ministers,
that they may preach thy word, and exercise their min-
istry, with faithfulness and Z2al. Strengthen, likewise,
all rulers and magistrates, that they may use the trust com-
mitted to them for thy glory, and the good of thy peo-
ple. Send down thy blessing on the President of the
United States, and on all others in authoiity over us.
gracious God ! turn aside thy judgments from us, and
be always our Protector. Confound all designs against
thy church, and against thy gospel. O Lord ! deprive
us not of thy word, and take not thy Holy Spirit from
us; but give us grace to pereevere constantly in faith,



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and in the fear of tliy name. Comfort and strengthen
all such as are feeble and afflicted, in mind or body.
Assist us, O God ! in our various necessities, and grant
us thy peace ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

^ LMIGHTY God ! who hast graciously promised to
hear the supplications of those who ask in thy
Son's name, we beseech thee to accept the service and
the prayers, which we have now offered unto thee. May
those things which we have faithfully asked, according
to thy will, be effectually obtained, for the relief of our
necessities, and to the advancement of thy glory ; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

A LMIGHTY God ! who hast given us grace at this
time, with one accord, to make our common sup-
plications unto thee ;»and hast promised that when two
or three are gathered together, in thy name, thou wilt
grant their requests ; fulfil now, O Lord ! the desires
and petitions of thy servants, 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.

Here mau he sung a Canticle, Psalm or Ihjmn.

After which shall be said a BenecUctioii.

BENEDICTIONS.

THE Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make
his fiice to shine upon you, and be gracious unto



Second] SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 39

you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and
give you peace. Amen. JVtmb.vi, 24, 25, 26.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
I and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with us

I all evermore. Amen. II. Cor., xili., 14.

MY brethren ! the end of all things is at hand. Be
ye therefore s^ober, and watch unto prayer. I. Pet,
iv., 1.

The Lord be with you. Almighty God, the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and protect you.
Amen.



51 Irrnirr fnr tlje flftrrnnnii.



The Service may commence with a Canticle, Psalm or Hymn,
announced by the Minister.

Then the Minister shall say.



AUR help is in the name of the Lord, who made
heaven and earth. Fsabncxxiv.,8.



Here, and at the end of the several Prayers, the People answer

Amen.

Theji the Minister shall say,

TV EARLY beloved brethren ! we have assembled to
worshij) God, to hear his holy word, and to offer
unto him our praises and our prayers. The Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ pardoneth all such as truly repent,
and turn unto him.

Let us, therefore, confess our sins and implore his
mercy.



SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 41

Q ALMIGHTY God! Heavenly Father! we have
sinned against thee, and are not worthy to be
called thy children. We have offended thee in various
ways, by thought, word and deed, as thou knowest, O
omniscient God ! But we pray thee to turn away thine
anger fj om us ; forgiving us all our sins, and leading us,
by a sincere repentance, to life everlasting, for the' love
of thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

AUR Father, who art in 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 tempta-
tion ; but deliver us from evil : for thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

A MERCIFUL God and Heavenly Father ! as we are
about to hear thy holy word, we pray thee to give
us grace rightly to understand its meaning, and to live
according to the same, for the love of Jesus Christ our
Saviour. Ainen.

Then shall be read a Lesson from the Old Testament.

After which shall he sung the following Boxology ; or a Canticle,
Psalm or IIymn,ivJtcn announced hy the Minister.

DOXOLOGY.

Here the People rise.



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r^LORY be to God on liigli, and on earth peace, good
\vill towards men. We praise tliee, we bless tbee,
vfe worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to tbee
for tbj great glor}^ O Lord God, heavenly King, God
the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ ; O Lord
God", Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who takest away
the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou, who
takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou, who takest away the sins of the world, receive our
prayer. Thou, who sittest at the right liand of God the
Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy ; thou only art the Lord ; thou
only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in
the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Then shall be read a Lesson from the y^eic Testament.

After which, the Minister says.

Let us pray.

A LORD I have mercy upon us ; hear our prayers and
let our supplications come unto thee.

O Lord ! lei thy mercy shine upon us ; and grant us
thy salvation.

O Lord ! preserve thy Holy Church, and ftivourably
hear, through thy grace, all who call upon thee.

Clothe thy ministers with righteousness, and cause
thy chosen people to rejoice.

O Lord ! save thy people and bless thine heritage.
Grant us peace in our day, for thou only canst defend us.



Second.] SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 4d

God ! make clean our hearts -within us ; and take
not thy Holy Spirit from us.

A LORD God ! we render thanks unto thee, that thou
hast called us to the knowledge and profession of
the Christian faith. We beseech thee to preserve and
increase it in us ; to the end, that continuing steadfast in
the same, we may sincerely unite in the confession of the
Church Universal :

1 believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of
heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord ;
who was conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of
the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Filate ;
he was crucified ; he died ; he was buried ; [he went
into the place of departed spirits ;]* the third day, he
rose from the dead ; he ascended into heaven ; he sit-
teth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty ;
and thence he will come to judge the living and the
dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost.

I believe the Holy Church Universal ; the commu-
nion of saints ; the remission of sins ; the resurrection of
the body ; and the life everlasting. Amen.



A ALMIGHTY God ! Father of mercy ! we, thine

unw^orthy servants, do give thee most humble and

hearty thanks, for all thy goodness and loving kindness

to us, and to all men. We bless thee for oar creation,

* These words may be omitted.



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preservation, and all the blessings of this life ; but above
all, for thine inestimable love, in the redemption of the
world, by our Lord Jesus Christ ; for the means of
grace, and for the hope of gloiy. And we beseech thee,
give us a due sense of all thy mercies, that we may show
forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking
before thee, in holiness and righteousness, all our days ;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee, and
the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, world without
end. Amen.

f\ LORD ! who art the God of peace, and the author
of all good, grant unto thy servants that peace
which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be
inchned to obey thy commandments, and that, being
dehvered from the fear of our enemies, we may pass
our lives in rest and quietness, through the merits of
Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Amen.

A LORD ! watch over us, and, through thy great
mercy, defend our souls and bodies from all danger
during the coming night ; for the love of thine only Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here introduce such of the Special or Occasional Prayers or
Thanksgivings from Part III., as are suitable, may be request-
ed, or the Minister's dischtion may suggest.

A GOD ! who art King of kings and Lord of lords,

we beseech thee favourably to look upon all rulers

and magistrates, and to send down thy blessings upon



Second.] SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS. 45

the President of these United States, and on all others
in authority over us. Give them grace to live to the
advancement, of thy glory, the good of thy church,
and the welfare of our country ; through Jesus Christ,
our Redeemer. Amen.



\ LMIGHTY and Everlasting God ! send down upon
our pastors, upon all thy ministers, and upon the
congregations committed to their charge, the healthful
spirit of thy grace. Fill thy servants so abundantly
with the knowledge of thy truth, and so clothe them
with innocence of life, that they may exercise their
ministry to the glory of thy name, and to the edification
of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.



A GOD ! the Creator and Preserver of all mankind,
we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions
of men, that thou wouldst be pleased to ma*ke thy ways
known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations.
We pray to thee especially for the prosperity of the
Church Universal, that it may be so governed by thy
Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians
may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in
unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteous-
ness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly good-
ness all who are distressed in mind, body or estate ;
that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them,
according to their several necessities, giving them repent-
ance and patience under their sufferings, and a happy



46 SERVICES FOR WEEK DAYS.

issue out of all their afflictions. All these things we
ask of thee for the love of Jesus Christ. A7n€n.

A LMIGHTY God ! who hast given us grace at this
time, ^Yith one accord, to make our common sup-
plications unto thee ; and hast promised that when two
or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt
grant their requests ; fulfil now, O Lord ! the desires
and petitions of thy servants, 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.

Here may he sung a Canticle, Psalm or Hymn.

After which shall be said a Benediction.

BENEDIC'I'IONS.

T HE Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make
his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give
you peace. Amen. iY?mi6. vi., 24, 25, 26.

T HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be
with us all evtrmore. Amen. n. Cor., xiii., 14.

MY brethren! the end of all things is at hand. Be
ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. /. Peter,
iv., 7.

The Lord be with you. Almighty God, the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bless and protect you.
Amen.



§min far Suits nf ^Hililic luniilintiuE.

The Service men/ commence uith ei Canticle, Psalm or Hymn,
unnoMnceelby the Minister, eluring wliiclt Alinistcr and People
stand.

Then the Minister shall say,

AUR help is in the name of the Lord, who made
heaven and earth. Psalm cxxlv., 8.

Here, and at the end of the several Prayers, the People answer

Amen.

Then the Minister shall say,

Let us pray.

n ALMIGHTY God and Merciful Father ! into whose
presence we have come to offer the sacrifice of
repentance and prayer, in the observance of this day of
public humiliation, dispose our hearts to sincere and
deep self-abasement. Thou art full of compassion, slow
to anger, and of groat kindness : favourably hear our
prayers, and those of our brethren, who now"call upon
thee ; through Jesus Christ thy Son. Amen.



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TiTE beseech thee, O Lord! to give us grace, now and
at all times, to hear thy holy word withj. atten-
tion, with reverence, and with fear ; and to receive wil-
hngly the instructions and admonitions which may be
addressed to us by the ministry of thy servants. Vouch-
safe to them thine especial help ; and grant that they
labour not in vain. Let not thy word return to thee
unfruitful. May it please thee to accompany it with the
power and efficacy of thy Holy Spirit ; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Minister shall say,

TTEAR Tvqth reverence, the Ten Commandments of the
Law of God, as they are written in the 20th chap-
ter of the Book of Exodus.



G



Here the People rise.

OD spake these words, saying, I am the Lord thy
God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage.
I.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

II.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or
any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or
that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water un-
der the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to
them, nor serve them : for I, the Lord thy God, am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the



Second.] SERVICE FOR DAYS OF PUBLIC HUMILIATION. 49

children, unto the third and fourth generation of them
that hate me ; and showing mercy unto thousands m
them that love me, and keep my commandments,
III.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God
in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that
taketh his name in vain.

IV.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six
days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work ; but the
seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God : in it
thou shalt not do any work ; thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates : for in
six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the seventh day ; where-
fore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

V.

Honour thy father and thy mother ; that thy days may
be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


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