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Chrift, who defireth not the death of a finner, but rather that he may turn from his wickednefs and live, hath given power and commandment to his Minifters to declare and pronounce to his People, be

ing penitent, the Abfolution

and Remiffion of their fins. He pardoneth and abfolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gofpel. Wherefore, let us befeech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit; that those things may please him which we do at this prefent, and that the reft of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; fo that at the laft. we may come to his eternal joy, through Jefus Chrift our Lord.

Then the Minifter fhall kneel, and fay the Lord's Prayer; the People ftill kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wherefoever else it is ufed in Divine Service.

OUR 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 trefpaffes, as we forgive those who trefpafs a gainft 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.

The People fhall answer here, and at the end of every Prayer,


Then likewife he shall fay,
O Lord, open thou our lips;
Anfw. And our mouth fhall
show forth thy praise.

Here, all standing up, the
Minifter fhall fay,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the

Holy Ghoft;

TOr this.

Almighty God, our Hea

venly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promifed Forgivenefs of Sins to all thofe, who, with hearty Repentance and true Faith, turn unto him; have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your Gins, confirm and ftrengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlafting life, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Anfw. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever fhall

be, world without end.

Minift. Praife ye the Lord. Anfw. The Lord's name be praifed.

Then fhall follow a Portion of the Pfalms, as they are appointed, or one of the Selections, as they are fet forth by

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hofts; ye fervants of his that do his pleasure.

Ofpeak good of the Lord all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion. Praife thou the Lord, O my foul. ¶ Then fhall be faid the Apoftles Creed by the Minifter and the People, ftanding: And any Churches may omit the words, He defcended into Hell, or may, instead of them, ufe the words, He went into the place of departed Spirits, which are confidered as words of the fame meaning in the Greed.

Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jefus Chrift his only Son our Lord; Who was


Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He defcended into Hell; The Third day he rofe from the dead; He afcended into Heaven, And fitteth on the right Hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church; The communion of Saints; The forgiveness of fins; The refurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen. D 2 ¶ Or

Or this.


Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and of all things vifible and invifible:

And in one Lord Jefus Chrift, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one fubftance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our falvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghoft of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified alfo for us under Pontius Pilate. He fuffered and was buried, and the third day he rofe again, according to the Scriptures, and afcended into Heaven, and fitteth on the right hand of the Father; and he fhall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whofe kingdom fhall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghoft, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who fpake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholic and Apoftolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptifm for the remiffion of fins; and I

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look for the refurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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¶ And after that, thefe Prayers following, all devoutly kneel ing the Minifler firft pronouncing,

The Lord be with you;
Anfw. And with thy spirit.

Minifler. Let us pray.
O Lord, fhow thy mercy
upon us;

Anfw. And grant us thy falvation.

Minifter. O God, make clean our hearts within us;

Anfw. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

Then shall be faid the Collect for the day, and, after that, the Collects and Prayers fol lowing.

A Collect for Peace.


God, from whom all holy defires, all good counfels, and all just works do proceed; give unto thy fervants that peace, which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be fet to obey thy commandments, and alfo that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in reft and quietnefs, through the merits of Jefus Chrift our Saviour. Amen. TA Colle&

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¶A Collect for Aid against


Lord, our heavenly Father, by whose almighty power we have been preferved this day; by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour, Jefus Chrift. Amen. A Prayer for the PRESIDENT of the United States, and all in Civil Authority.


Lord, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the Univerfe, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and blefs thy fervant, The PRESIDENT of the United States, and all others in authority; and fo replenish them with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue them plenteoufly with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and profperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlafting joy and felicity, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. ¶A Prayer for the Clergy and People. Lmighty and everlafting

Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful fpirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleffing: Grant this, Q Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jefus Chrift. Amen.

A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.

God, the Creator and Preferver of all mankind, we humbly befeech thee for all forts and conditions of men, that thou wouldeft be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy faving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church univerfal; that it may be fo guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profefs and call themselves Chrif tians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of Spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy Fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted or diftreffed in mind, body, or eftate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their feveral neceffities; giving them patience.

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every good and perfect gift, fend down upon our Bifhops and other Clergy, and upon the

happy iffue out of all their afflictions: And this we beg for Jefus Chrift's fake. Amen. TA General

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