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31. That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
32. That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and Nanderers, and to turn their hearts ;
We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.
33. That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
34. That it may please thee to give us true repentance ; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy Word,
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
PA RA PHRASE. 31. And, left our enumeration should not comprise all the individuals who stand in need of succour, we beseech thee to extend thy aid to the whole human race :- which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.
32. And, in pursuance of the commands which thou hast given us, we pray thee to forgive all that have any animoficy to us; all that persecute us; and all that rise calumnies against us :--which petition, o'gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.
33. That thou wouldt be pleased to bestow upon us the fruits of the carth, and to preserve them from all blights and mildews, which may ob. struct their growth, and so kirdly to ripen them, that when they are come to perfection we may, thro'chy favour, enjoy them in due season : which petition, O gracious God, we beleech thee to grant us.
Paraphrase on the SUPPLICATION. 34. We earnehly pray thee to grant us the grace of true repentance for the various transgressions whereof we have been guilty; to forgive us all our deliberate acts of sin, all our fins of omiston and ignorance, and all our fins of infirmicy; and that thou wouldst enable us by thy grace to eridicate all those linful habits which we ourselves have contracted ; to rec. tify every vicious tendency and corrapt inclination in us; and to reform our lives according to that perfect example set before us in the gospel :which petition, O gracious God. we beg of thee to grant us.
35. O thou eternal son of God who halt deigned to take upon thee the offices of mediator and intercessor for mankind, hear favourably these our prayers, and present them to the Father.
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36. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world;
37. Grant us thy peace.
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 trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
... See the Parapbrase on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9. Prieji. 40 O Lord deal not with us after our sins. Antw. Neither reward us after our iniquities.
PA RA PHRASE 36. O thou lamb of God who, tho' thou didst assume a human body, wert always exempt from fin and a perfect pattern of innocence, thou who did it go as a lamb to the slaughter, to make atonement for the fins of minkind.
37: Grant us that peace for the purchasing whereof thy precious blood was shed.
38. O Christ, thou true Mefliah and Saviour of the world, give ear to our prayers.
39. Othou, who art our Lord both by purchase and redemption, have mercy apon us and pardon our sins.
Priefi. 40. O Lord, we beseech thee in the words of the royal Pfalmift (Pfal. cii. 10.) deal not with us, &c. i.e. do not punih us as our fins Bare deserved.
Let us pray:
God, merciful Father, that despisest not the figh
ing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be forrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us : and graciously hear us, that those evils which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to nought, and by the providence of shy goodness they may be dispersed ; that we thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
42. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for tby Name's fake.
43. O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us the noble works that thou didit in their days, and in the old time b-fore them.
44. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine bonour.
45. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghoit;
PA RA PHRASE. 41. Let us now jointly proftrate ourselves before the Almighty, and offer up to him one common prayer. O God, whose fatherly mercy is ever prompt to fuccour all thy creatures in distress, thou who doft not despise a forrowful and contrite heart, and from whom no groanings are hid, we beseech thee to grant us the aid of thy holy spirit, to allilt and quicken the prayers which we pour forth unto thee in the cime of our trouble ; and be pleafed so far to hear our prayers favourably, that all the ill designs which are formed againft thy church by devils or wicked men, may be so bafiled and brought to nothing by thy good providence, that, all perfecution being at an end, the church may enjoy a state of perfect tranquillity, and praise thee for evermore, which we beg for Jesus Christ's fake. Amen.
42. O Lord do not remain any longer a spectator only of our sufferings, but rise up with hate to afilt us, and deliver us for the sake of thy name, by which we are called, and for the sake of thy true religion which we profess.
43. Sacred history informs us of the marvellous things which thou haft done for the lake of thy church in times of old ;
44. O Lord rise up and deliver us in like manner, in the present age, and thereby affert thy own honour in succouring thy servants.
45. All glor; be ascribed to God the Father, God the Son, and God
Anjoo. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
15. From our enemies defend us, o Christ. Graciously look upon our afflictions. 47. Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts. Jiercifully forgive the sins of thy people. 48. Favourably with mercy hear our prayers. O Son of David bave mercy upon us. Boch now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, o Christ. Graciously bear us, o Christ ; graciously hear us, O Lord Cbrift.
Priest. 49. O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us ; Anw. As we do put our trust in thee.
50. Let us pray. 51.
E humbly beseech thee, o Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and, for the glory
PA RA PHRASE. the Holy Ghost, the three Persons of the ever-blessed trinity.- -Anfru. As they have exifted in the plenitude of bliss from all eternity, exilt at . present, and will exist for evermore.
46. O dear Saviour, defend us from all our foes, both spiritual and temporal, and look with compassion upon us in our present deplorable condition, oppressed with a load of sin, and dreading the punishment which we have incurred.
47. We beseech thee to look with compassion upon the miseries which we undergo, and upon the forrow which we feel for having offended an emaipotent and good God; and forgive the fins of us who, indeed, by outward profession, have acquired a right to be looked upon as thy people, ibo' by the enormity of our sins we have mot justly forfeited it.
48. But for relief we apply to thee, O Christ, our blessed Lord and Redeemer ; O give ear unto our prayers, do thou intercede for us with thy heavenly Father, and present our petitions before him.
49. O Lord, afford us thy mercy, not according to our deserts, for then we should entirely despair of it; but according to the ardour of our defires, and the fincerity with which we rely upon thee alone, for the pardon of, and deliverance from, our fins.
50. This responsory devotion being concluded, let us in joint and continued prayer address ourselves to the Almighty ;
51. O kind and indulgent Father, we prostrate ourselves before thee with the utmost humility, intreating thee, thro’ the great mercy which thou bearest to all thy creatures, to look with companion upon the infimities and frailties of our nature; whereby we have been led into thala
of thy Name, turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved: and grant, that in all our troubles, we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and everniore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer of St Chryfoftom.
with one accord to make our cominon supplications unto thee; and doft promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt grant their requests : Fulil now, O Lord, the desires and peticions 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. fins which have excited thy anger, and to avert from as that punishment which we have fo justly incurred; beseeching thee to grant, that in all the troubles which our fins may draw upon us, if thou, in thy unfathomable wisdom, dost think fit to let them continue, we may not confide in our own arm nor in the asistance of saints or angels, according to the example of others, but that we may rely entirely upon thy mercy; and tho' thy hand may lie heavy upon us, yet give us grace and perseverance to serve thee by an holy and virtuous life, which may tend to thy honour and glory : 'and this we beg, for the sake of Jesus Christ, whose inter, ceflion alone will be accepted by the Almighty.
Paraphrase on the PRAYER of St Chrysostom. O omnipotent Being, 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, hatt promised us, that where two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou art in the midst of thein (Matt. xviii. 20.) and that what they agree on, shall be done for them in heaven ; (ibid. 19.) depending therefore upon the gracious promile which thou hast thought proper to make to thy church, we humbly petition thee at the throne of grace, to grant us all that we have prayed for, as far (especially with regard to temporal matters) as it shall appear to thy unerring wisdom, to be consistent with our eternal welfare : de. firing thee however of thy goodness, to afford us all requisite knowledge in the truths of religion, whilst we remain in this world, and after death, su tranflate us to the iminartal glory of heaven, Amen.