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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
MISSIONARY AND TEMPORARY SERVICES.
morning and evening prayer with the Ante-Communion
MARGARET COFFIN PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY.
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Soldiers have often complained that the usual size Bible and Prayer-book increase the bulk and weight of their knapsacks. It is intended to give with this the small 18mo. edition of the New Testament.
STEREOTYPED BY H. O. HOUGHTON.
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER.
LORD is in his holy temple; let
all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20.
beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge
and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble
nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but
confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the
end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness
and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge
our sins before God; yet ought we chiefly so to do, when we assemble and
meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received
at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy
Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well
for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as
are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice,
unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying —
A General Confession.
¶ To be said by the whole congregation, after the Minister, all kneeling.
and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like
lost sheep We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own
hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those
things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which
we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou O Lord
have mercy upon us, miserable offenders Spare thou those, O God, who confess
their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises
declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful
Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and
sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
¶ To be said by the Priest alone, standing; the People still kneeling.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who, with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ The People shall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer, Amen.
OUR 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.
O Lord, open thou our lips.
¶ Here, all standing,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
¶ For Morning Prayer only. For Evening Prayer, see eighth page.
COME, let us sing unto the LORD;
let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms. After
which the first Lesson shall be read from the Old Testament. And then
Te Deum laudamus.
praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
¶ Then shall be read the second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament. After which this Hymn.
BE joyful in the LORD,
all ye lands; serve the LORD with
gladness, and come before his presence with a song.
¶ Or this Hymn.
be the Lord God of Israel for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
¶ Morning Prayer continues on page 9. The Creed.
For Evening Prayer only, after the first Lesson,
is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD,
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O Most highest.
¶ Then shall be read a Lesson of the New Testament.
be merciful unto us, and bless us, and show us the light of his countenance,
and be merciful unto us;
¶ The Creed
BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven
The Lord be with you.
Then shall follow the Collect for the day.
After which, as follows.
A Collect for Peace
O GOD who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal 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 adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Collect for Grace
LORD our heavenly Father Almighty and everlasting
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. Amen.
A Collect for Peace.
O GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, 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.
A Collect for Aid against Perils.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, by whose Almighty power we have been preserved this day; 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. Amen.
A Prayer for the President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and bless thy servant The President of the United States, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ At Morning Prayer on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, see page 14. The Litany.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.
O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good 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 righteousness of life. Finally we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind body or estate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities giving them patience under their sufferings and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christs sake. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy 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 our creation, 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 glory. And we beseech thee give us that due sense of all thy mercies that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful and 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 Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two 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.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
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