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Then, the Congregation kneeling, the Minister shall

say

THOU

Let us Pray.

III.

The Thanksgiving.

THOU art our God, and we will praise Thee: Thou art our God, we will exalt Thee.

Almighty God, Father of mercies, and Giver of all good, we render thanks unto Thy great name for Thy loving-kindness and tender mercy toward us and all mankind.

We praise Thee for the succession of day and night, summer and winter, seed-time and harvest, and that Thou hast never left Thyself without witness among men, but hast done good to all, sending rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling men's hearts with food and gladness. We thank Thee for our being, our reason, our health, our friends, our food and raiment, for Thy care over us from day to day; for that Thou hast been ever with us through the past time of our lives, and hast brought us safely to this hour.

Here may be introduced any other subject for
Thanksgiving.

Above all, with Thy whole Church throughout the world, we adore Thine unfathomable love in the redemption of mankind by our Lord Jesus

Christ; for whom and by whom we humbly offer unto Thee most hearty thanks and praise.

We bless Thee for the descent of the Holy Ghost, and for Thy Church filled with His presence; for our baptism and Christian instruction, and for the great hope of everlasting life.

For all these things glory be to Thee, O Lord God Almighty; blessed be the name of the Lord for ever and ever.

Amen.

Then followeth the Prayer for Illumination, in these words, or at the discretion of the Minister.

For Illumination.

O God, who didst speak in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, and hast in these last days spoken to us by Thy Son from heaven; give us, we pray Thee, humble, teachable, and obedient hearts, that we may receive what He hath revealed, and do alway what He hath commanded. And as man liveth not by bread alone, but by every word of God, grant that we may ever hunger after this heavenly food, that it may be to us sweeter than honey, and more to be desired than gold, and that we may find in it daily provision on our way to eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then may be sung a Psalm or Hymn.

A Sermon is then preached, concluding with an Ascription of Praise; after which the Minister shall say— Let us Pray.

GRANT,

IV.

Prayer after Sermon.

YRANT, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears may through Thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of Thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here may be introduced any special Prayers,
as occasion may require.

Then the Offering is collected; a Psalm or Hymn is sung; and the Minister closes the service by pronouncing one or other of these Benedictions—

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

Or

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always.

Amen.

Evening Service.

The Congregation being assembled, Divine Service may begin with the singing of a Psalm or Hymn; then, the Congregation still standing, the Minister shall say

SEEK ye the Lord while He may be found,

call ye upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon..

There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.

Then, the Congregation kneeling, the Minister shall

say

Let us Pray.

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I.

Prayer of Invocation.

LMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit

that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy name; through Christ our Lord.

The Confession.

Amen.

If we say that 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 God, searcher of hearts, in whom there is no darkness, and from whom our sins cannot be covered, we humble ourselves before Thy holy majesty and implore Thy mercy. We confess that we have been foolish, rebellious, and deceived; we have been unthankful for Thy mercies, distrustful of Thy promises, disobedient to Thy commands, and by our manifold sins and wickedness have provoked Thee to cast us off from Thy favour and fellowship.

But, O Lord, we return unto Thee, from whom we have so grievously departed, and implore Thy pardon for all our sins and folly. Forgive us, we beseech Thee; forgive Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed with the most precious blood of Thy dear Son; create in us clean and contrite hearts, and vouchsafe unto us Thy heavenly grace, that we turn not again to folly; grant us heartily to forgive others, as we be

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