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This Collect is to be read every day in Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day. At Morning Prayer, the Litany being ended, shall be said the following Prayers, immediately before the Gene ral Thanksgiving.

LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they,

whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults, and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the People say this that followeth, after the Minister.

TURN thou us, O good TUR

Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage

MOST mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his sin, and be saved; Mercifully forgive us our tres-be brought to confusion. passes; receive and coin- Hear us, O Lord, for thy fort us, who are grieved mercy is great, And after and wearied with the bur- the multitude of thy den of our sins. Thy prop- mercies look upon us; erty is always to have Through the merits and mercy to thee only it ap-mediation of thy blessed pertaineth to forgive sins. Son, Jesus Christ our Spare us therefore, good Lord. Amen.

Lord, spare thy people,

whom thou hast redeemed; For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. enter not into judgment Baith the LORD, with TURN ye even to me, with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable all your heart, and with sinners; but so turn thine fasting, and with weeping,

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and with mourning. And rend your heart, and not your' garments, and turn unto the LORD your God; for he is gracious and

merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat-offering and a drink-offering unto the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a sol emn assembly; gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts; let the I ridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule them : wherefore

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should they say among the people, Where is their God?

The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16.
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HEN ye fast, be not

as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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The First Sunday in Lent. The Collect. LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spi

rit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one

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God, world without end. rejoicing; as poor, yet

Amen.

The Epistle 2 Cor. vi. 1.

making many rich; as
having nothing, and yet
possessing all things.
The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1.

HEN was Jesus led

THE

WE E then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of up of the Spirit into God in vain. (For he the wilderness, to be saith, I have heard thee tempted of the devil. in a time accepted, and in And when he had fasted the day of salvation have forty days and forty nights, I succoured thee: behold, he was afterward an hunnow is the accepted time; gered. And when the behold, now is the day of tempter came to him, he salvation.) Giving no of- said, If thou be the Son of fence in any thing, that God, command that these the ministry be not blam- stones be made bread. ed; but in all things ap- But he answered and said, proving ourselves as the It is written, Man shall ministers of God, in much not live by bread alone, patience, in afflictions, in but by every word that necessities, in distresses, proceedeth out of the in stripes, in imprison- mouth of God. Then the ments, in tumults, in la- devil taketh him up into bours, in watchings, in the holy city, and setteth fastings; by pureness, by him on a pinnacle of the knowledge, by long-suf- temple, and saith unto fering, by kindness, by him, If thou be the Son the Holy Ghost, by love of God, cast thyself down; unfeigned, by the word of for it is written, He shall truth, by the power of give his angels charge God, by the armour of concerning thee; and in righteousness on the right their hands they shall bear hand and on the left, by thee up, lest at any time honour and dishonour, by thou dash thy foot against evil report and good re- a stone. Jesus said unto port; as deceivers, and him, It is written again, yet true; as unknown, and Thou shalt not tempt the yet well known; as dying, LORD thy God. Again, and behold, we live; as the devil taketh him up chastened, and not killed; into an exceeding high as sorrowful, yet always mountain, and showeth

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disciples came and be-
sought him, saying, Send
her away; for she crieth
after us.
But he answered
and said, I am not sent but
unto the lost sheep of the
house of Israel. Then
came she and worshipped
him, saying, Lord, help
me! But he answered and
said, It is not meet to
take the children's bread,

and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith be it unto thee even as thou wilt.

And her daughter

was made whole from that very hour.

The Third Sunday in Lent. The Collect. of thanks. For this ye Wighty God, 'look ger, nor unclean person, E beseech thee, Al- know, that no whoremon

upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. v. 1.

E ye therefore follow

nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words; for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore par

children; and walk in love, were sometimes darkness, as Christ also hath loved but now are ye light in the us, and hath given himself Lord: walk as children of for us, an offering and a light; (for the fruit of the sacrifice to God for a sweet-Spirit is in all goodness, smelling savour. But for- and righteousness, and nication, and all unclean-truth;) proving what is ness, or covetousness, let acceptable unto the Lord. it not be once named And have no fellowship amongst you, as becometh with the unfruitful works saints; neither filthiness, of darkness, but rather nor foolish talking, nor reprove them. For it is a jesting, which are not con- shame even to speak of venient; but rather giving those things which are

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