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sheep of Thy pasture draw near to Thee with reverence and godly fear.

Look down from heaven, in Thy tender love, on us approaching Thee through Thine Anointed, and sanctify our souls and bodies by Thy holy Spirit, and strengthen our infirmity, that our prayers may go up before Thee as incense, and be accepted as a sweet savour, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Confession.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, Thou art faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

O most merciful Father, we acknowledge and confess that we have sinned against heaven and in Thy sight, and are not worthy to be called Thy children. We have all gone astray from Thy way like lost sheep, and have walked in counsels of our own. We have known to do good, but we have not done it; we have named the name of Christ, but have not departed from iniquity.

We repent, O Lord, and are sorry for our sins. We especially bewail before Thee those things which are the present burden of our heart and conscience. We cannot stand before Thee as our Judge, but we come to Thee as Our

Saviour, hoping in Thy mercies, which are more than can be numbered.

Forsake us not, O God, who put our trust in Thee. Remember not against us former transgressions, but remember Thy tender mercies and Thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old. And as Thou wast ever merciful to Thy people Israel, as often as they in penitence turned unto Thee, so do Thou show the like mercy unto us, with whom Thou hast made a better covenant, confirmed and sealed with the blood of Thy beloved Son. Amen.

For Pardon and Peace.

Blessed be Thy name, O Lord, that Thou dost, through the ordinances of Thy Church, seal to Thy people the remission of their sins; wherefore we beseech Thee to grant to all here present who truly repent, and are resolved to walk in newness of life, the comfortable assurance that their transgressions are forgiven, and to fill them with the peace that cometh from above. Amen.

Supplications.

O God, who hast from the beginning chosen us to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth; grant that, pardoned through Christ, and risen with Him, we may have our affections set upon things above,

and may overcome the world with the victory of faith.

Take away from us, we beseech Thee, whatever is depraved and perverse, whatever is contrary to salvation, whatever is hurtful to the soul, and whatever is displeasing to Thee.

From the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, good Lord, deliver us; and strengthen us, by the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, to fight the good fight of the faith, to endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ, to rule our bodies by temperance and our spirits by meekness, and to glorify Thee both with body and spirit which Thou hast redeemed. Amen.

O Thou great Master and Lord, whose are all things in heaven and earth, and who givest to every one as it seemeth good in Thy sight; grant us grace so to use the talents which Thou hast committed to us for a season, that when the Lord shall return to reckon with His servants, we may be enabled to give in our account with joy, and not with grief.

Almighty God, whose eternal providence is over all Thy works, we beseech Thee to help and deliver us Thy servants in all time of our tribulation and adversity, and also in all time of our prosperity and wealth, that we be not overwhelmed with despondency and fear, or lifted up with presumption and pride; but that

enjoying Thy bounties with humility and thankfulness, and bearing Thy chastening with faith and hope, we may endure unto the end; and having finished the work Thou hast given us to do, may, through Thy mercy, enter into the joy of our Lord. Amen.

Here may be introduced any other subject for
Supplication.

O God, who hast chosen Zion as Thy rest for ever, and hast promised abundantly to bless her provision, and satisfy her poor with bread, to clothe her priests with salvation, and to cause her saints to shout aloud for joy; grant that we may receive out of Christ's fulness, and grace for grace; and being nourished by Thy word and sacraments, may be built up unto everlasting life.

These our humble supplications we offer unto Thee through Thine only-begotten Son, in whose name and words we yet further pray :

The Lord's Prayer.

(To be said by both Minister and Congregation.)

Our 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 trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass

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against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Congregation say AMEN.

Then likewise shall be said

O Lord, open Thou our lips:

And our mouth shall show forth Thy praise.

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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