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4. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us.
Then the Minister, Clerks, and People fall say the Lord's Prayer with a
UR Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy
Name. Thy kingdom come. · Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trefpáfs against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen. . See the Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9.
Then the Prief Aanding up, shall Jay. 1. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us. Answ. 2. And grant us thy falvation. Priest. 3. O Lord save the King. Answ. 4. And mercifully hear us, when we call upon thee. Priest. 5. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness. Antw. 6. And make thy chosen people joyful. Priest. 7. O Lord, save thy people. Answ. 8. And bless thine inheritance. Priest. 9. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
PA RA PHRA S E. 4. Lord have mercy upon us : Lord thew mercy unto us, by granting us the remission of our sins. Chrilt be inerciful to us, &c.
Min. 1. We pray thee, O God, in the words of the Pfalmift, to thew thy mercy upon us.
People. 2. And grant us thy salvation, that our souls may enjoy everlafting glory and bliss in the heavenly mansions.
Min. 3. O Lord preserve our sovereign lord the king.
M 9. O God, we, after the example of good prieces in ages paft, intreat thee to bless the present age with peace.
Answ. 10. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Prieft. II. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Axfw. 12. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. The fall follow Three Colle&s; the First of the Day; the Second for Peace ; tebe Tbird for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter follorweth: Wbich twa haft Colleås fall be daily said at Evening Prayer without Alteration.
The Second Colleet at Evening Prayer.
and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give ; that both 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 Jelus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
PA RA PHRASE People. 10. For we are unable to procure it by our own arm, it is thou alone that art our defender, and we cannot hope for such a blefing, except from thee.
Min. 11. Let us, in the words of the royal Psalmist, beseech Goi tq make us clean hearts. Pfal. li.
People. 12. And to renew a right spirit in us. ibid.
Parapbrafe on the second COLLECT at Evening Prayer. O God, from whose grace does spring every thing good and virtuous, ince, without thy alistance, we cannot form a holy defire, we are beholden to thee to prepare our hearts, when we yield to any prudent counIel, or for any virtuous purpose or resolution ; and if we do any good action we mul depend upon thy aid who workeft in us to will and to do. We beseech thee to give us that blessing which our gracious Lord and Saviour has bequeathed to his faithful forvánts, in these terms, “my peace I leave unto you, not such as the world giveth, give. I unto you. (Joór. xiv. 27.) O grant us this blessed peace of mind here promised, which we cannot hope to obtain except by doing our duty and walking iccording to thy commandments, there being no peace to the wicked: (I arab xlviii. 12.) beseeching thee, if it be thy good pleasure, to afford us alfo external peace, and to place us in a ftate of security and freedom from any fear of oor enemies ; that we may go through this transitory life in a date of tranquillity, and have leisure to prepare ourselves for a better Ésie. And this we beg for the sake of the merits of our Saviour and the risfa&tion made by him. Amen.
The Third Colleat for Aid against all Perils. IGHTEN our darkness, we befeech 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. In Choirs and Places where they fing, bere followetb the Anthem.
A Prayer for 'the King's Majesty.
kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth ; Most heartily we beleech thee with thy favour to behold our moft gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, strengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PA RA P H R AS E.
On the COLLECT for Aid againf all Perils. O Lord, we, in the words of the royal Psalmist, intreat thee to enlightea our darkness; and whereas we shall soon be overshadowed by the darkness of the night, let the light of thy countenance shine upon us, which will be more beneficial to us than that of the fan; we beseech thec likewise, thro' thy tender mercy to all thy creatures, and more especially 10 thy faithful servants, that thou wouldert vouchfafe to defend us from all the dangers with which the night is often attended ; from fire and thieves, from bodily disorders, and sudden death, from all impure thoughts and terrifying dreams; and that thou wouldelt preserve os in health and safety till the next morning ; and we are encouraged to hope for this favour, by the love which thou beareft' to thy only Son who is a constant intercessor for mankind. Amen.
Paraphrase on the PRAYER for the King's Majesty. O Lord, who doft condescend to permit us to call thee by the name of Father, tho? thou art fo far raised above us, and tho' heaven and the Heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; thou who art King of kinga, and Lord of lords, whose providence extends to the meanelt inhabitants
of the earth, but dort watch, in a more particular manner, over those whom chou hast raised to royal dignity. We earheatly incrcat thee to watch
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
bly beleech thee to bless our gracious Queen CHARLOTTE, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit ; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with ail happiness; and bring them to thine everlafting Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and
A R A H R A SE. in a more particular manner over the person of George our king. We beseech thee to fill him with thy Holy Spirit, that his heart being in thy hand, thou mayest incline him, to discharge the duty of his exalted Itation, in such a manner as may be agreeable-to thy heavenly, will, and conformable to the holy law which thou hast ordained. Pour upon him the spirit of wisdom and understanding, endue him with counsel and maigbi, and all other gifts and graces which thou shalt judge requisite for bin, either as a monarch or a christian ; grant him length of days, health cf body, and success in all his enterprises. Be thou a faving strength to thine anointed, that he may be thereby enabled to overcome his enemies abroad, by victorious arms, and to baffle the wicked attempts of his adversaries at home. And finally, that after having led a holy and happy life in this world, he may enjoy everlasting happiness in the life to come ; and this we beg for the fake of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Paraphrase on the PRAYER for the Royal Family. Othou omnipotent God, who art the source of life, and the inexhauf. tible fountain of goodnels, from which proceed all the blessings of this life ; we beseech thee to bless our' gracious queen Charlotte, his royal highness George prince of Wales, and all the other branches of the royal family, who by the laws of this kingdom are in their turns entiiled to bucceed to the government of this nation when thou hale think proper : tanctify them by thy Holy Spirit, pour upon them the riches of thy grace, and favour them with thy choiceli bleffings; that their happineis in this world may be as great as the condition of human nature admits of; and when thou art plealed to call them to the next, confer upon them a crown of glory in the everlasting kingdom of our God. Amen.
P.craptrafe on the PRAYER for the Clery and Prople. O alt fowerful and everlasting God, whofe influence alone is able to biocuse those wonderfal effects in the fools of men, which are frequently
Curates, and all 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 bleising. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.
this time with one accord, to make our common fupplications unto thee, and doit promise, that when two or 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.
PA RA P H R AS E. to be discovered in the ministry of the preachers of thy gospel, through the operation of thy grace, conspiring with their endeavours: we beseech thee to confer thy saving grace upon all the bishops and inferior clergy of thy church, and also upon the several congregations whose souls are committed to their care, and that their labours may be productive of fruits which may prove pleasing in thy fight; we beg' of thee, that thy blessing, like a constant dropping of a kindly dew upon the grass, may tend to give an increase to what they plant and water, by enforcing the precepts of the goipel, and discharging the other duties of the ministerial office: And this we intreat thee to grant for the honour of Christ Jesus, whose honour is greatly promoted by the increase of his church and the salvation of souls. Amen.
Paraphraje on the PRAYER OF St Chryfoftom. All-powerful God, to whose grace and favour we are indebted for this opportunity of addressing ourselves unto thee in the public service of the church, and who, in thy holy word, haft promised that, where tivo or three are gathered together in thy name, thou art in the midst of them, and that what they agree to pray for, shall, by chee, be granted unto them. We therefore with a firm reliance upon the gracious promise sihich thou hast bien pleased to make unto thy church, humbly address ourselves to the throne of thy grace, in treating thee to grant all we have prayed for, as far as thou, in thy heavenly wisdom, Mali judge expedient: at the same time defiring thee to afford us all necesiary knowledge in the iruths of religion, whillt we remain in his world, and to bcito:v upon 03 everlasting life when we pass to the other. Amen.