The Book of Common Prayer
United States England Scotland Ireland Wales Canada World

    A Book of Offices - 1914





On these Festivals, where the Saint or Mystery1 in whose name the Church is dedicated has a proper office in the Prayer Book, the Service shall be that of the Day.

Where the Saint has no proper office in the Prayer Book, the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, and the Lessons for All Saints’ Day may be used; the words “blessed Saint ——” being used for “blessed Saints” in the Collect.

For Proper Psalms any of the following may be said:
Psalms 15, 16, 25, 26, 35, 116.

The following prayer may be used before the Blessing at the Holy Communion, and at Morning or Evening Prayer:

O God of all sanctification, Almighty Sovereign, whose goodness is felt to be infinite; who art present throughout all things at once, in heaven and earth, keeping Thy mercy for Thy people who walk before the presence of Thy glory; Hear the prayers of Thy servants, that Thine eyes may be open upon this house clay and night; graciously accept this church, set apart by holy rites in honor of ——, mercifully illumine and brighten it with Thine own glory. Favorably accept every one who comes to worship in this place; graciously be pleased to look down, and for the sake of Thy great Name, and high arm, readily protect, hear, and everlastingly keep and defend, those who make their prayer in this habitation; that they being always happy, and always rejoicing in, Thy true religion, may constantly persevere in the Catholic Faith of the Holy Trinity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.








1 e. g. Trinity Church would have its Feast of the Title on Trinity Sunday, and Emmanuel Church on Christmas Day or the Annunciation.



First Lesson. Deuteronomy xxvi.
Second Lesson. Acts xiv. 8-18.

Morning Prayer having been said to the end of the Collect for Grace, the following may be used at the discretion of the Minister.

Then shall be sung a Hymn or Anthem: after which the Minister shall say:

    Let us give thanks unto the Lord, for He is gracious;
    Answer. And His mercy endureth for ever.

Then, all kneeling, shall be said this Thanksgiving:

Most gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew; We yield Thee unfeigned thanks and praise for the return of seed-time and harvest, for the increase of the ground and the gathering in of the fruits thereof, and for all the other blessings of Thy merciful providence bestowed upon this nation and people. And we beseech Thee, give us a just sense of these great mercies; such as may appear in our lives by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before Thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all glory and honor, world without end. Amen.

Then these Prayers:

For Grace to honor God with our Substance.

O Lord God, to whom belongeth the earth and the fulness thereof; Give us grace to honor Thee with our substance, and with the first-fruits of all our increase; that we may be blessed in the use of Thy gifts, and sanctified to Thy service, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Blessing on the Families of the Land.

Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named; We commend to Thy continual care the families of Thy people, and the homes in which they dwell. Put far from them, we pray Thee, the desire of vain glory, the pride of life, and every root of bitterness. Endue them with faith, temperance, patience, and godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who have been united in holy wedlock; turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; and so kindle charity among us all, that we may be evermore kindly affectioned with brotherly love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For all Poor, Homeless, and Neglected Folk.

o God, almighty and merciful, who healest those that are broken in heart, and turnest the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let Thy fatherly goodness be upon all that Thou hast made. Remember in pity such as are this day destitute, homeless, or forgotten of their fellow-men. Bless the congregation of Thy poor. Forgive us wherein we have failed to care for the sick, the helpless, and the needy, and stir us up to love and to good works. Give unto all men the desire of industry and the opportunity of honest labor, that they may dwell peaceably upon the earth. Lift up those who are cast down; befriend innocent sufferers, sanctify to them the endurance of their wrongs, and mightily deliver them. Cheer with hope all discouraged and unhappy people; and by Thy grace preserve from falling those whose penury tempteth them to sin. Hear us, O Lord, for the love of Him who for our sakes became poor, Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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.


The Collect.

O God, who hast promised that, while the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest shall not cease; Grant that, being nourished by Thy bounty, we may be faithful in Thy service, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. ix. 8 to the end.
The Gospel. St. John vi. 27-36.

The Offertory.

The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O Lord; and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.





This service and the next both have similarly-named services in the 1786 Proposed book. However, there appears to be only slight similarities between the two; each shares one prayer with the older version, and little else.



Or Other Days of Special Thanksgiving or Patriotic Observance set forth by authority.

At Morning Prayer.

The Sentences.

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
    Happy art thou, O Israel; who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency.
    The Lord our God will we serve, and His voice will we obey.

First Lesson. Deut. xxvi. 1-12.
Second Lesson. Rom. xiii. 1-11

At the end of Morning Prayer a Hymn or Anthem may be sung and an Address given.

After the Address the following Prayer shall be said:

Let us pray.

For the Country.

Almighty God, who in the former time didst lead our fathers forth into a wealthy place, and set their feet in a large room; Give Thy grace, we humbly beseech Thee, to us their children, that we may always approve ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Defend our liberties; preserve our unity; save us from lawlessness and violence, from discord and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Fashion into one godly people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those whom we entrust in Thy Name with the authority of governance, to the end that there may be good government at home and peace with all the world. In the time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble suffer not our trust in Thee to fail. All which we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

On the Fourth of July.

O God, whose Name is excellent in all the earth, and Thy glory above the heavens; who on this day didst inspire and direct the hearts of our delegates in Congress to lay the foundations of our national peace, liberty, and safety; We bless and adore Thy glorious Majesty for all Thy loving kindness manifested towards this land and people; and we humbly beseech Thee to continue Thy goodness to us, that the heritage received from our fathers may be preserved in our time, and be transmitted unimpaired to the generations to come; that all nations of the earth may know that Thou, O Lord, art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, and our King for ever. Grant this, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Public Peace.

O God, whose kingdom ruleth over all; Bestow Thy blessing, we beseech Thee, upon those who hold the civil authority in this state and nation, that by their right administration of the laws and our careful obedience to the same, we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Any other Prayers or Thanksgivings suitable to the day from the Prayer Book or Book of Offices as set forth by authority may be added here.

Then may follow a special Hymn of Thanksgiving.

The Benediction.

When there is a celebration of the Holy Communion, Morning Prayer shall end after the Prayer for the President and the Prayers given above shall be said immediately before the Benediction.

The Collect.

O Almighty Lord, who fashionest the hearts of men, and considerest all their works; Grant, we beseech Thee, to us and to all the people of this land, the spirit of obedience to Thy commandments, that walking humbly in Thy fear, we may, under Thy mighty protection, possess our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts xvii. 24-27 and 28, 1st half.
The Gospel. St. Mark xii. 28-34.

For the Fourth of July.
The Gospel. St. John viii. 31-37.






At Morning Prayer.


PSALM 6. Domine, ne in furore.

    O Lord, rebuke me not in thine indignation : neither chasten me in thy displeasure.
    2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak : O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
    3 My soul also is sore troubled : but Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?
    4 Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul : O save me, for thy mercy’s sake.
    5 For in death no man remembereth thee : and who will give thanks in the pit?
    6 I am weary of my groaning, every night wash I my bed : and water my couch with my tears.
    7 My beauty is gone for very trouble : and worn away because of all mine enemies.
    8 Away from me, all ye that work vanity : for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
    9 The Lord hath heard my petition : the Lord will receive my prayer.
    10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed: they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.
    Glory be.

PSALM 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.

    Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee : O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me.
    2 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed : but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.
    3 Show me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.
    4 Lead me forth in thy truth, and learn me : for thou art the God of my salvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long.
    5 Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies : and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.
    6 O remember not the sins and offences of my youth : but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness.
    7 Gracious and righteous is the Lord : therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
    8 Them that are meek shall he guide in judgment : and such as are gentle, them shall he learn his way.
    9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth : unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
    10 For thy Name’s sake, O Lord : be merciful unto my sin; for it is great.
    11 What man is he that feareth the Lord : him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
    12 His soul shall dwell at ease : and his seed shall inherit the land.
    13 The secret of the Lord is among them that fear him : and he will show them his covenant.
    14 Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord : for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
    15 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me : for I am desolate, and in misery.
    16 The sorrows of my heart are enlarged : O bring thou me out of my troubles.
    17 Look upon my adversity and misery : and forgive me all my sin.
    18 Consider mine enemies, how many they are : and they bear a tyrannous hate against me.
    19 O keep my soul, and deliver me : let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in thee.
    20 Let perfectness and righteous dealing wait upon me : for my hope bath been in thee.
    21 Deliver Israel, O God : out of all his troubles.
    Glory be.

    Proper Lessons. Daniel ix. 1-20. St. Luke xix. 41-45. Or St. Luke xx. 9-19.


Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that Thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of Thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of Thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

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.

Then shall follow the Litany, omitting the General Thanksgiving.

A Sermon or Address.

The Penitential Office from the Prayer Book.


Proper Psalms. 42, 43, 70.
Proper Lesson. 2 Chron. vi. 18 to the end. Heb. x. 23-32.
The Collects as above followed by the Prayer of St. Chrysostom and the Grace.

Then may follow a Sermon or Address.

After the Sermon may be said a Litany from the Book of Offices or the Penitential Office from the Prayer Book.

When there is a celebration of the Holy Communion the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel for Ash Wednesday may be used, the Penitential Office being Omitted.

Or the following:

The Collect.

O God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive; Receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of Thy great mercy loose us; for the honor of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

For the Epistle. Micah vi. 3-9.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vii. 21-28.






    Minister. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
    Answer. Amen.
    Minister. Turn thou us, O God our Saviour;
    Answer. And let Thine anger cease from us.
    Minister. O God, make speed to save us.
    Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
    Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
    Minister. Praise ye the Lord.
    Answer. The Lord’s Name be praised.

Then shall be sung or said the Antiphon, and after that one or more of the Psalms following.

    Antiphon. Save us, O Lord.

PSALM 4. Cum invocarem.

    Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness : thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.
    2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour : and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after falsehood?
    3 Know this also, that the Lord hath chosen to himself the man that is godly : when I call upon the Lord be will hear me.
    4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune with your own heart, and in your chamber, and be still.
    5 Offer the sacrifice of righteousness : and put your trust in the Lord.
    6 There be many that say : Who will show us any good?
    7 Lord, lift thou up : the light of thy countenance upon us.
    8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart : since the time that their corn and wine and oil increased.
    9 I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest : for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.
    Glory be.

PSALM 31. In te, Domine, speravi.

Verses 1 to 6.

    In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust : let me never be put to confusion; deliver me in thy righteousness.
    2 Bow down thine ear to me : make haste to deliver me.
    3 And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence : that thou mayest save me.
    4 For thou are my strong rock, and my castle : be thou also my guide, and lead me for thy Name’s sake.
    5 Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me : for thou art my strength.
    6 Into thy bands I commend my spirit : for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
    Glory be.

PSALM 91. Qui habitat.

    Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High : shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold : my God, in him will I trust.
    3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter : and from the noisome pestilence.
    4 He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers : his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
    5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night : nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
    6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness : nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
    7 A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand : but it shall not come nigh thee.
    8 Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold : and see the reward of the ungodly.
    9 For thou, Lord, art my hope : thou hast set thine house of defence very high.
    10 There shall no evil happen unto thee : neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
    11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee : to keep thee in all thy ways.
    12 They shall bear thee in their hands : that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
    13 Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
    14 Because he bath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set him up, because he bath known my Name.
    15 He shall call upon me, and I will bear him : yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honor.
    16 With long life will I satisfy him : and show him my salvation.
    Glory be.


This service was reprinted in booklet form and used fairly widely throughout the period of the 1892 and 1928 BCP's. It was later replaced with a Compline service in the 1979 BCP.
    We have this service from the booklet (which is essentially identical to this version) also online.

PSALM 134. Ecce nunc.

    Behold now, praise the Lord : all ye servants of the Lord;
    2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord : even in the courts of the house of our God.
    3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary : and praise the Lord.
    4 The Lord that made heaven and earth : give thee blessing out of Sion.
    Glory be.

    Antiphon. Save us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.


    Before the ending of the day,
    Creator of the world, we pray
    That with Thy wonted favor, Thou
    Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

2 From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

3 O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.

Then may follow a Lesson of Holy Scripture.

Then shall the Minister say the Compline Verse:

Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy Name; leave us not. Jer. xiv. 9.

    Minister. Into Thy hands I commend my spirit.
    Answer. For Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, Thou God of truth.
    Minister. Keep me as the apple of an eye;
    Answer. Hide me under the shadow of Thy wings.

    Antiphon. Lord, grant us Thy light.

Nunc dimittis. St. Luke ii. 29.

    Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace : according to Thy word.
    For mine eyes have seen : Thy salvation.
    Which Thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;
    To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of Thy people Israel.
    Glory be.

    Antiphon. Lord, grant us Thy light, that being rid of the darkness of our hearts, we may come to the true Light, which is Christ.

    Then shall be said the Apostles’ Creed.

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
    And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty : From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Then shall be said, all kneeling:

Lord, have mercy upon us.
   Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father.

    Minister. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, God of our fathers:
    Answer. And worthy to be praised, and glorified for ever.
    Minister. Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost;
    Answer. Let us praise and exalt Him forever.
    Minister. Blessed be Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven;
    Answer. And praised for evermore.
    Minister. The almighty and merciful God bless us and keep us.
    Answer. Amen.
    Minister and People. We confess to Thee, O God the Father Almighty, that we have sinned against Thee in thought, word, and deed, by our own fault, our own grievous fault. We repent ourselves of these our transgressions, and we beseech Thee to grant us forgiveness for the past, and grace to amend our lives in time to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Alternative form of confession.

We confess to God the Father Almighty, to His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and to God the Holy Ghost, that we have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, by our fault, our own fault, our own grievous fault. Wherefore we pray Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to have mercy upon us, to forgive us all that is past, and to grant us grace to amend our lives in time to come. Amen.

    Minister. The almighty and merciful Lord grant you remission of your sins, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of His Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Minister. Vouchsafe, O Lord,
    Answer. To keep us this night without sin.
    Minister. O Lord, have mercy upon us,
    Answer. Have mercy upon us.
    Minister. O Lord, let Thy mercy be upon us:
    Answer. As our trust is in Thee.
    Minister. Turn us again, Thou God of hosts:
    Answer. Show the light of Thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
    Minister. O Lord, hear our prayer;
    Answer. And let our cry come unto Thee.
    Minister. The Lord be with you;
    Answer. And with thy spirit.
    Minister. Let us pray.

Then shall be said the Collects following.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech Thee, O Lord; and 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.

Give us light in the night season, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and grant that our rest may be without sin, and our waking to Thy service; that we may come in peace and safety to the waking of the great day; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here the Minister may add, at his discretion, any prayers from the Book of Common Prayer, or from this Book, concluding the Office as followeth:

    Minister. Bless we the Lord.
    Answer. Thanks be to God.
    Minister. The Almighty Lord grant us a quiet night and a good end.
    Answer. Amen.

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.






This service may be used on any week day and may be followed by an address or meditation.

The Minister standing at the Chancel steps facing the people shall say:

Let us hear the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, as He delivers to us the Laws of His Spiritual Kingdom, praying that we may so fulfil those laws that we may enter and dwell therein.

All kneeling, he shall then rehearse the Beatitudes, the people making a response after each.

    Blessed are the poor in spirit : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Response. Lord, open Thou our hearts, that we may hear and receive Thy most holy Word.
    Blessed are they that mourn : for they shall be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek : for they shall inherit the earth.
    Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled.
    Blessed are the merciful : for they shall obtain mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart : for they shall see God.
    Blessed are the peacemakers : for they shall be called the children of God.
    Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Happy are the people that are in such a case, yea, blessed are the people that have the Lord for their God. Amen.

    V. The Lord be with you.
    R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Our Father.

O God, who hast prepared for those who love Thee such good things as pass man’s understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward Thee, that we, loving Thee above all things, may obtain Thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who hast made all those that are born again in Christ to be a royal and priestly race; Grant us both the will and the power to do what Thou commandest; that all Thy people may have the same faith in their hearts, and the same piety in their actions; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, the Comfort of the sad, the Strength of sufferers, let the prayers of those that cry out of any tribulation come unto Thee; that all may rejoice to find that Thy mercy is present with them in their afflictions; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord bless us, and keep us. The Lord make His face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto us. The Lord lift up His countenance upon us, and give us peace, both now and evermore. Amen.

Here may be sung a Hymn, followed by an Address or Meditation. A meeting of a Guild or Society might follow.






The meeting being called to order the Rector or Chairman shall say:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

The Lord be with you.
And with Thy Spirit.

Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
   Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father.

O God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of Thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who. liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit., one God, world without end. Amen.

Lord, we beseech thee to keep Thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through Thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve Thee in good works, to the glory of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall be said one or more Psalms, 1, 15, 67.

A Lesson of Holy Scripture shall be read.

The Gospel for the week. Or one of the following,
chosen according to the occasion:

Exod. xxxv. 21-30. Neh. iv. 15-22. Isa. vi. 1-9; xi. 1-11; xxxii. 1-9; lxii. 1-10. Zech. viii. 1-9. St. Matt. xxv. 34-41. St. Mark xiv. 3-10. Acts iv. 22-31; vi. 1-8; xviii. 24 to the end. St. James i. 17-27. Rev. iii. 743.

Hymn. Address. Hymn.

Other Prayers (page 154).
The Prayer of any Guild or Society.

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.

If desired, the Admission of Members to any Society may take place after the Address.

The Litany of General Intercession (page 146) may be used instead of the prayers after the address.


The Litany of General Intercession (page 146).
Hymn. Address. Hymn.
Prayers and Benediction.






All being assembled the Minister shall say:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
   Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father.

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the whole earth, and didst send Thy blessed Son to preach peace to them that are far off and to them that are nigh; Grant that all men everywhere may seek after Thee and find Thee. Bring the nations into Thy fold, and add the heathen to Thine inheritance. And we pray Thee shortly to accomplish the number of Thine elect, and to hasten Thy kingdom; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then all standing shall be read one or more of the following Psalms:

Psalms 2, 19, 47, 67. The Benedictus.

Then shall follow a short Scripture Reading.

One of the following may be chosen: Isa. xlix. 5-13; lii. 7 to the end. Zech. ix. 9 to the end. St. Mark xvi. 14-20. St John xii. 20-33. Acts x. 34 to the end. Rom. x. 14-19.

A Missionary Hymn.
Address by the Minister or Chairman.
Followed by a Hymn.
One or more Addresses.
A Hymn, during which the offering shall be taken.
(See pages 159-166.)



If the meeting is to be of a devotional or intercessory character, there will be only one address based on some portion of Holy Scripture.

Then shall follow a Hymn, after which shall be said the Litany for the Church and its Extension. Page 140.


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