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MORNING PRAYER. In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
I thank Thee, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast kept me this night from all barm and danger; and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please Thee. For into Thy hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the wicked fòe may have no power over me. Amen,
0 Thou crucified Lord Jesus Christ, who, as the truly patient Lamb of God, didst suffer for me the most shameful death on the cross and with Thy precious blood didst redeem me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil : I pray Thee, give me the assurance of this redemption through Thy Word, govern my heart with Thy Holy Spirit, preserve me with Thy divine love, and hide me this day, both soul and body, in Thy holy wounds. Wash me clean from all my sins, teach me to live a life of good works, and finally lead me from this world of sorrows to Thine eternal joy and glory, Thou most faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, mine only Comfort, Hope, and Life. Amen.
EVENING PRAYER. In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
I thank Thee, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast graciously kept me this day; and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Thy hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Thou patient Lamb of God, Thou holy sacrificial Offering for all my sins, and not for mine only, but for the sins of the whole world : I most heartily thank Thee that Thou hast graciously kept both my body and soul under Thy protecting care this day, and I pray Thee that Thou wouldst graciously pardon and forgive all my sins which I have committed this day both through the weakness of my old evil nature and the temptations of the Evil Spirit, all of which sorely oppress my heart and conscience. Cover me this night with the wings of Thy grace and grant that my body may sleep in safety while my soul watches for Thy glorious coming to Judgment, ready to enter Thy blessed Kingdom of Glory. Grant this, O Lord, for the sake of Thy suffering and death. Amen.
THE ORDER OF MORNING SERVICE,
OR THE COMMUNION.
GA Hymn of Invocation of the Holy Ghost
may be sung. g The Congregation shall rise, and the Minister,
standing at the Altar, shall say:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. g The Congregation shall sing or say:
Amen. g Then shall be said the Confession of Sins, as here followeth :
The Confession of Sins. Beloved in the Lord ! Let us draw near with a true heart, and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness. g Then, all kneeling or standing, shall be sung
or said: Minister. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. Congregation. Who made heaven and earth.
Minister. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the word.
Congregation. Anu Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
g Then shall the Minister say: ALMIGHTY God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto Thee, that we are by nature sinful and unclean, and that we have sinned against Thee, by thought, word, and deed.
Wherefore we flee for refuge to Thine infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Thy grace, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. g The Congregation shall say with the Minister:
O most merciful God, who hast given Thine Only-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us, and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins: and by Thy Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of Thee, and of Thy will, and true obedience to Thy Word, to the end that by Thy grace we may come to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
g Then the Minister, standing, shall say: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, hath had mercy upon us, and hath given His Only Son to die for us, and for His sake forgiveth us all our sins. To them that believe on His Name, He giveth power to become the sons of God, and hath promised them His Holy Spirit. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved. Grant this, Lord, unto us all.
g Then shall the Congregation sing or say:
g Then, all standing to the close of the Collect,
shall be sung or said the Introit for the day.
The Introit. g The Introit with the Gloria Patri may be sung by the Choir; or the Introit may be said by the Minister, and the Gloria Patri sung or said by the Congregation. Instead of the Introit a Psalm or a Hymn may be used.