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The Order for MORNING P R A Y E R

G Ꮲ R A Y E Daily throughout the Year, At the beginning of Morning Prayer, the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one, or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then be small say that which is written after the said Sentences.

Hen the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed and doeth

that which is lawful and righthe shall save his Coul alive. Ezek. 18.27.

I acknowledge my transgressions and my fin is ever before me. Psal. 51. 3.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine ibiquities. Pfal. 51.9.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : a broken end a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Pfal. 51. 170

Rent your heart and not your garments and turn uno the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, ow to anger and of great kindness and repenteth him If the evil. Joel. 2. 13.

To the Lord our God belong mercies, and forgiveelles, though we have rebelled against him : neither zve we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God,to walk his laws which he fet before us. Dan. 9. 9, 10. O Lord,correct me,but with judgment; not in thine ger, left thou bring me to nothing. Jer. 10. 24. Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. . Matth.3.2.

I will arise and go to my Father and will say unto hini, ather, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, ad am no more worthy to be called thy son. S. Luke 5.18,19. Enter not into judgement with thy fervant, O Lord;

for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.PL.143.

If we say that we have no sin , we deceive our selve and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, is faithful and just to forgive us our fins, and to clean us from all unrighteousness. 1 S. John 1.8, 9.

Early beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth

manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should n dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almigh God our heavenly Father,but confess them with an hur ble, lowly, penitent,and obedient heart, to the end th we may obtain forgiveness of the same by his infini goodness and mercy. And although we ought at alltim humbly to acknowledge our sins before God, yet oug we most chiefly so to do, when we allemble and me together to render thanks for the great benefits that v have received at his hands, to set forth his most worti praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask the things which are requisite and necessary, as well f the body as the soul.Wherefore I pray and beseech yo as many as are here present to accompany me with pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of t heavenly grace, saying after me. g Ageneral Confession to be said of the whole Congreg tion, after the Minister, all kneeling.

Lmighty and most merciful Father ; we have e


have followed too much the devices and defires of o own hearts. We have offended against thy holy lav We have left undone those things which we ought have done; And we have done those things which ought not to have done; And there is no health in But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable e fenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess th faults. Restore thou them thatare penitent; Accord o thy promises declarcd unto mankind in Christ ] ir Lord. And grant, O molt merciful Father, for

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fake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. I The Absolution or Remision of sins to be pronounced by the Priest alone standing, the people fill kneeling,

Lmighty God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who delireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power and commandment to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people being penitent, the absolution and remillion oftheir sins; He pardon

j eth and abfolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. 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 present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pare and holy so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. I The people fall answer here, and at the end of all other pray

ers, Amen. y Then the Minister Mall kneel, andsay the Lords prayer with

an audible voice;the people also kneeling and repeating it with him, both here, and wherefoever else it is used in Divine ser. vice. Ur Father, which art in heaven ; Hallowed be thy

Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in arth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. ind forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that respass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; ut deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, And ne power, And the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

g Then likewise be shall say, O Lord, open thou our lips. 2017

Answer. And our mouth shall Thew forth thy praise. Priest. O God, make speed to save us. Anfwer. O Lord, make haft to help us.

g Here all standing up the Priest shall say, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the ho


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