||The Book of Common Prayer|
THE WORDS OF GOD
I WILL rise and go to my father and say, "Father, I have sinned against God and against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired workers." S. Luke 15. 18, 19
If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us, but if we confess our sins he is true to his promise, and just, to forgive us our sins and to make us clean from all sin. 1. S. John 1. 8, 9.
Mercy and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God though we have turned against him, nor have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God to follow the rules he gave us. Dan. 9. 9, 10.
Do not judge your servant, O Lord, for in your eyes shall no man living be counted innocent. Ps. 143. 2.
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth." S. John 4. 24.
Bow down to the Lord, in the beauty of holiness: tremble before Him all the world.
The night is nearly over, day is almost here. Let us stop doing the things that belong to the dark. Let us take up the weapons for fighting in the light. Rom. 13. 12.
Pentecost or Whit Sunday.
MY dear friends, we have come together before the face of Almighty God and of the whole company of heaven, to offer to him, through our Lord Jesus Christ, our worship and praise and thanks, to confess our sins and to pray for others as well as for ourselves that we may know more truly the greatness of God’s love and show in our lives what his grace has done in us; and to ask for all men those things they need for a good life. So let us kneel in silence and remember God is with us now.
LET us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.
(To be said all together with the priest)
GOD, our Father, we have sinned against you in what we have thought and said and done. We have not loved you with all our heart, we have not loved other people as ourselves. Have mercy on us, we pray you, make us clean from our sins, and help us to get the better of our faults, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE ABSOLUTION or THE SETTING FREE
MAY the merciful Lord forgive you, put away all your sins, give you time to mend your lives, and the grace and help of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Or if there is no priest the people say—
GOD, you rule over all, have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and save us from all evil, make us strong to do good and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE LORD’S PRAYER.
OUR FATHER in heaven, holy be your Name, your rule come, your will be done, in the world as it is in heaven. Give us this day our food for today. Forgive us what we do wrong as we forgive those who do wrong to us. Bring us not into trouble to try us, but save us from evil. For yours is the rule and the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
(The Service may start ‘here)
Glory be to the Father and to the Son:
and to the Holy Spirit;
PSALM or PSALMS ,which
may be read sitting or standing.
S Luke 1. 46
MY heart is full of praise
to my Lord: and my spirit is full of joy in God my Saviour.
Or PSALM 98.
LESSON FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
LORD now let your servant
go in peace: as you have promised him,
Or PSALM 67.
THE APOSTLES’ CREED.
I BELIEVE in God, the
Father who rules over all, maker of heaven and earth,
Let us pray.
OUR FATHER in heaven, holy be your Name, your rule come, your will be done, in the world as it is in heaven. Give us this day our food for today. Forgive us what we do wrong as we forgive those who do wrong to us. Bring us not into trouble to try us, but save us from evil. Amen.
THE COLLECT FOR THE DAY.
SECOND COLLECT FOR PEACE.
GOD from you come all holy desires, all good thoughts and all just work, give to your servants that peace which the world cannot give, tha1 our hearts may be set to obey your commandments, and also that we may be de fended by you from the fear of our enemies and pass our time in rest and quiet, through the goodness of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
THE THIRD COLLECT FOR HELP AGAINST ALL DANGERS.
SHINE on our darkness, we pray you, Lord, and by your great mercy keep us from all troubles and dangers of this night, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(More prayers and giving of thanks may follow here)
A PRAYER OF S. CHRYSOSTOM.
ALMIGHTY God, you have given us grace at this time to ask with one mind for those things needed by us all, and promised that when two or three are gathered together in your Name you will give what they ask. Give us now, Lord, what your servants long for and ask, as may be best for us, that in this world we may know your truth and in the world to come have everlasting life. Amen.
2 Cor. 13. 14.
THE GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship with the Holy Spirit, be with us all for ever. Amen.
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