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Instead of, O come let us sing, &c., the following shall be said or sung. RAISE ye the LORD : for it is good to sing praises unto
our God ; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely, The LORD doth build up Jerusalem : he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth those that are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; he maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains.
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem ; praise thy God, O Sion.
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
1 Then shall be said or sung one of the Selections, or some other portion of the Psalms,
at the discretion of the Minister. I The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii., and the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess.
v. 12 to 24. 1 After the General Thanksgiving, shall be said this which followeth. OST gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are
broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew ; We yield thee unfeigned thanks and praise, as for all thy mercies, so especially for the returns of seed-time and harvest, and for crowning the year with thy goodness, in the increase of the ground, and the gathering in of the fruits thereof. And, we beseech thee, give us a just sense of this great mercy; 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 honour, world without end. Amen.
I The Collect to be used instead of that for the day.
husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty ; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us; that our land may still yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. St. James i. 16. 0 not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and
every perfect gift is from above ; and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath : for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass ; for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world,
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. YE
E have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you ; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven : for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same ? Or if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others ? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
1 The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can con
veniently be present, let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.
UR 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.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom
Acknowledgment of we live and move and have our being ; God's mercy and preWe, thy needy creatures, render thee our servation, especially
. humble praises, for thy preservation of us through the night past. from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. Το thy watchful providence we owe it, * (that no
* When disturbances disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwell- of any kind befall a ing ; -but that we are brought in safety to the family, instead of this,
say, that notwithstandbeginning of this day.) For these thy mer
ing our dangers, we are cies, we bless and magnify thy glorious Name; brought in safety to the humbly beseeching thee to accept this our beginning of this day. morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
ND, since it is of thy mercy, 0 gracious
and body to God's serFather, that another day is added to our
vice, with a resolution lives ; We here dedicate both our souls and
to be growing daily in our bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, goodness. righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, O *
merciful God, confirm and strengthen us ; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness
Prayer for grace to and corruption of our nature, and the enable us to perform manifold temptations which we daily meet that resolution. with ; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit ; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
accompany us to the
N particular, we implore thy grace and For grace to guide protection for the ensuing day. Keep us
and keep us the followtemperate in our meats and drinks, and dili- ing day, and for God's
blessing on the business gent in our several callings. Grant us patience of the same. under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition. Give us grace to be just and upright in all ing, instead of this, say,
* On Sunday mornour dealings ; quiet and peaceable ; full of and let thy Holy Spirit compassion ; and ready to do good to all
place of thy public men, according to our abilities and opportu- worship, making us senities.
and attentive, Direct us in all our ways, *[and rious
and raising our minds prosper the works of our hands in the busi- from the thoughts of ness of our several stations.] Defend us from this world to the conall dangers and adversities; and be graciously that we may fervently pleased to take us, and all things belonging join in the prayers and to us, under thy fatherly care and protection.
praises of thy Church,
and listen to our duty These things, and whatever else thou shalt with honest hearts, in see necessary and convenient to us, we humbly order to practise it.
beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
I The Family being together, a little before bed time, let the Master or Mistress, or any
other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.
UR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come.
on , 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.
OST merciful God, who art of purer
Confession of sins, eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast with a prayer for con
trition and pardon. promised forgiveness to all those who confess and forsake their sins; We come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, * Here let him who O gracious Father, who desirest not the death reads of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee,
may secretly confess the in mercy, and forgive us all our transgressions. sins and failings of Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of that day. them ; and work in us an hearty contrition ; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners ; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
make a short that every
ND lest, through our own frailty, or the
Prayer for grace to temptations which encompass us, we reform and grow better. be drawn again into sin, Vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit.