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which, are set forth the duties of women

best suit your leisure and difpo. in general, and of wives in particular. sition, varying them, in order to excite Some part of his second Epistle is prophe the more earnest attention. tical ; warning the church of false teach

I acknowledge my transgressions, and ers, and false doctrines, which tould un

my fin is ever before me.

Psal. li. 3. dermine morality, and disgrace the cause

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot of Christianity.

out all my iniquities. Ver. 9. The first of St. John is written in a

The sacrifices of God are a broken spie highly figurative style, which makes it, in rit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, some parts, hard to be understood; but thou wilt not despise. Ver. 17 the spirit of divine love, which it so fer

Enter not into judgment with thy fervently expresses, renders it highly edify, vant, Lord: for in thy fight fhall no ing and delightful.-That love of God man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2. and of man, which this beloved apostle so pathetically recommends, is in truth the

1. Confession. effence of religion, as our Saviour himself

Almighty and most merciful Father; informs us.

Mrs. Chapone. we have erred and strayed from thy ways § 196. Of the Revelations. like loft sheep. We have followed too

much the devices and desires of our own The book of the Revelations contains a

hearts. We have offended against thy prophetical account of most of the great holy laws. We have left undone thote events relating to the Christian church, things which we ought to have done; and which were to happen from the time of the

we have done those things which we ought writer, St. John, to the end of the world.

not to have done; and there is no health Many learned men have taken a great in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy deal of pains to explain it; and they have upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou done this, in many instances, very success. them, O God, which confess their faults. fully: but I think it is yet too soon for Restore thou them that are penitent ; acyou to study this part of scripture ; some cording to thy promises declared unto manyears hence, perhaps, there may be no ob- kind in Christ Jesu our Lord. And grant, jection to your attempting it, and taking O moft merciful Father for his sake, that into your hands the best expositions, to

we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, aflift you in reading such of the most diffi- and sober life, to the glory of thy holy cult parts of the New Testament, as you

name. Amen. cannot now be supposed to understand. May Heaven direct you in ftudying this

O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully sacred volume, and render it the means of hear our prayers, and spare all those who making you wise unto salvation !—May confess their fins unto thee; that they you love and reverence, as it deserves, this whose consciences by sin are accused, by blessed and invaluable book, which con

thy merciful pardon may be absolved, tains the best rule of life, the clearest de- through Jesus Chrilt our Lord. Amen. claration of the will and laws of the Deity,

2. For Peace, the reviving assurance of favour to true penitents, and the unspeakably joyful tid O God, who art the author of peace and ings of eternal life and happiness to all lover of concord, in knowledge of whom the truly virtuous, through Jesus Chrift, ftandeth our eternal life, whose service is the Saviour and Deliverer of the world! perfect freedom : defend us thy humble

Ibid. servants in all assaults of our enemies;

that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may $ 197. PRAYERS, s. not fear the power of any adversaries, Before morning-prayer, read a chapter of Lord, Amen.

through the might of Jesus Christ our the Gospels, appointed by the Calendar ; before evening-prayer, a chapter

3. For Grace, of the Epistles : and meditate on those O Lord our heavenly Father, Almighty chapters, or consult some good expofi- and everlasting God, who has safely brought

tion of them, in the course of the day. us to the beginning of this day; defend us Begin with theie sentences, kneeling; and in the same with thy mighty power, and uie such of the prayers, more or fewer, grant that this day we fall into no fin, nei


ther run into any kind of danger; but only mediator and advocate, Jesus Christ that all our doings may be ordered by thy our Lord. Amen. governance to do always that is righteous in thy fight, through Jesus Christ our 7. For all Conditions of Men. Lord. Amen.

O God, the creator and preserver of all

mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all 4. Ar Evening Prayer.

forts and conditions of men, that thou O God, from whom all holy desires, all wouldelt be pleased to make thy ways good countels, and all just works do pro- known unto them; thy saving health unto ceed; give unto thy servants that peace all nations. More especially we pray for which the world cannot give : that both the good estate of the catholic Church; that our hearts may be set to obey thy com- it may be so guided and governed by thy mandments, and also that by thee we be- good spirit

, that all who profess and call ing defended from the fear of our enemies, themselves Christians may be led into the n:ay pass our time in rest and quietness, way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of through the merits of Jesus Christ our Sa- spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteviour. Amen.

ousness of life. Finally, we commend to

thy fatherly goodness all those who are 5. For Aid against all Perils.

any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, body, or estate, that it may please thee to O Lord, and by thy great mercy defend comfort and relieve them according to us from all perils and dangers of this night, their several neceflities; giving them pafor the love of thy only Son our Saviour tience under their sufferings, and a happy Jesus Christ. Amen.

iffue out of all their afflictions. And this

we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen. 6. For the Clergy and People.

8. Thanksgiving Almighty and everlasting God, who alone workert great marvels; fend down

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, upon our bishops and curates, and all con

we thine unworthy servants do give thee

most humble and hearty thanks for all thy gregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of thy grace; and that they goodness and loving kindness to us and to

all men. We bleis thee for our creation, may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleiling. Grant this, life, but above all for thine inestimable love

preservation, and all the blessings of this O Lord, for the honour of our advocate and mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.

in the redemption of the world by our Lord O God, merciful Father

, that despiseft for the hope of glory. And we beseech

Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and nət the fighing of a contrite heart, nor the thee give us that due sense of all thy merdefire of such as be sorrowful; mercifully all it our prayers that we make before thee thankful, and that we may shew forth thy

cies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear praise, not only with our lips but in our us, that thore evils, which the cratt and lives, by giving up ourselves to thy ferfubtilty of the devil or man worketh against nels and righteousnels all our days, through

vice, and by walking before thee in holius, be brought to nought, and by the providence of thy goodness they may be dif- Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee perled; that we thy servants, being hurt and the Holy Ghost be all honour and

Amen. by no persecutions, may evermore give glory, world without end. thanks unto thee, in thy holy church, thro'


COLLECTS. Jesus Christ our Lord.

In Advent, We humbly befeech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; 1. Almighty God, give us grace that and for the glory of thy name turn from we may caít away the works of darkness, as all those evils' that we molt righteously and put upon us the armour of light, now have deserved : and grant, that in all our in the time of this mortal life, in which thy troubles we may put our whole trust and Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great conndence in thy mercy, and evermore humility ; that in the last day, when he ferve thee in holiness and pureness of liv- fhall come again in his glorious majesty, to ing, to thy honour and glory, through our judge both the quick and dead, we may



pure ; that

rise to the life immortal through him who us such ftrength and protection, as may liveth and reigneth with’thee and the Holy support us in all dangers, and carry as Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

through all temptations, through Jesus 2. Blessed Lord, who hast caused all Christ our Lord. “Amen. holy scriptures to be written for our learn 5, O Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy ing; grant that we may in such wise hear church and houshold continually in thy them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly di- true religion, that they, who do lean only gest them, that by patience and comfort of upon the hope of thy heavenly grace, may thy holy word, we may embrace, and ever evermore be defended by thy mighty hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, power, through Jesus Christ our Lord. which thou haft given us in our Saviour Amen. Jesus Christ. Ainen.

6. O God, whose blessed Son was ma3. O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first nifested, that he might destroy the works coming didst send thy messenger to prepare of the devil, and make us the fons of God, thy way before thee; grant that the minis- and heirs of eternal life ; grant us, we be. ters and stewards of thy mysteries may feech thee, that having this hope, we may likewise fo prepare and make ready thy purify ourselves, even as he is way, by turning the hearts of the disobe. when he shall appear again with power and dient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy great glory, we may be made like unto second coming to judge the world, we may him in his eternal and glorious kingdom be found an acceptable people in thy fight, where with thee, O Father, and thee, O who livest and reigneft with the Father and Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world with, one God, world without end. Amen, out end, Amen. 4. O Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy

Septuagefima, power, and come among us, and with great 1. O Lord, we beseech thee, favourably miglit succour us; that whereas, through hear the prayers of thy people, that we our fins and wickedness, we are sore let who are justly punished for our offences, and hindered in running the race that is may be mercifully delivered by thy goodset before us, thy bountiful grace and ness, for the glory of thy name, through mercy may fpeedily help and deliver us, Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and through the fatisfaction of thy Son our reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft, Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy ever one God, world without end. Amen. Ghost be honour and glory, world without 2. O Lord God, who seest that we put end. Amen.

not our trust in any thing that we do; mer

cifully grant that by thy power we may Epiphany.

defended against all adversity, through 1. O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to receive the prayers of thy people which 3. O Lord, who haft taught us, that all call upon thee, and grant that they may our doings without charity are nothing both perceive and know what things they worth ; send thy Holy Ghost, and pour ought to do, and also may have grace and into our hearts that most excellent gift of power faithfully to fulfil the fame, through charity, the very bond of peace, and of all Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

virtues, without which whosoever liveth is 2. Almighty and everlasting God, who counted dead before thee. Grant this doft govern all things in heaven and earth; for thine only Son Jesus Christ's fake, mercifully hear the fupplications of thy Amen, people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life, through Jesus Chrift our Lord,

In Lent. Amen.

Almighty' and everlasting God, who 3. Almighty and everlasting God, mer- hateft nothing that thou hast made, and cifully look upon our infirmities, and in all doft forgive the sins of all them that are our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy penitent; create and make in us new and right hand to help and defend us, through contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

our sins, and acknowledging our wretched 4. O God, who knowelt us to be set in ness, may obtain of thee, the God of all the midst of so many and great dangers, mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness, that by reason of the frailty of our nature, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. we cannot always ftand upright; grant to 1. O Lord, who for our fake didft faft


RELIGIO U S. 281 forty days and forty nights; give us grace into the death of thy blessed Son our Şato use such abftinence, that our flesh being viour Jesus Chrift; fo by continual mortis fubdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey fying our corrupt affections, we may be why godly motions in righteousness and buried with him; that through the grave true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who and gate of death we may país to our joyliveft and reigneft with the Father and the ful resurrection, for his merits, who died, Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Amen.

Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 2. Almighty God, who feest that we have no power of ourselves to help our

Eafter-day. felves; keep us both outwardly in our bo 1. Almighty God, who through thine dies, and inwardly in our fouls, that we may only begotten Son Jesus Christ, halt overbe defended from all adversities which

come death, and opened unto us the gate may happen to the body, and from all ofeverlasting life; we humbly beseech thee, evil thoughts which may assault and hurt that as by thy special grace preventing us, the foul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. thou doft put into our minds good delires; Amen.

so by thy continual help we may bring the 3. We beseech thee, Almighty God, fame to good effect, through sefus Chrift look upon the hearty desires of thy humble our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with fervants, and stretch forth the right hand thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, of thy majesty, to be our defence against world without end. Amen. all our enemies, through Jesus Christ our

2. Almighty Father, who hast given Lord. Amen.

thine only Son to die for our fins, and to 4 Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty rise again for our justification; grant us fa God, that we, who for our evil deeds do to put away the leaven of malice

and wickworthily de serve to be punished, by the edness, that we may always serve thee in comfort of thy grace may mercifully be pureness of living and truth, through the relieved, through our Lord and Saviour merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Jesus Chrif. Amen.

Lord. Amen, 5. We beseech thee, Almighty God,

3. Almighty God, who hast given thine mercifully to look upon thy people; that only Son to be unto us both a facrifice for by thy great goodness they may be go- fin, and also an ensample of gedly life: verned and preserved evermore, both® in give us grace, that we may always molt body and soul, through Jesus Christ our thankfully receive that his inestimable beLord. Amen.

nefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to 6. Almighty and everlasting God, who follow the blessed steps of his moft holy of thy tender love towards mankind, hast life, through the same Jesus Chrift our fent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to

Lord.. Amen. take upon him our felh, and to suffer death 4. Almighty God, who shewest to them upon the cross, that all mankind should that be in error the light of thy truth, ta follow the example of his great humility; the intent that they may return into the mercifully grant that we may both fol- way of righteousness; grant unto all them low the example of his patience, and also that are admitted into the fellowship of be made partakers of his resurrection, Christ's religion, that they may avoid thole through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. things that are contrary to their profession, Amen.

and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen. Almighty and everlasting God, by whose


O Almighty God, who alone canit Spirit the whole body of the church is go- order the unruly wills and affections of finverned and fan&ified; receive our fuppli- ful men; grant unto thy people, that they cations and prayers which we offer before may love the thing which thou commandthee for all estates of men in thy holyest, and desire that which thou dost prochurch, that every member of the same, in mise; that so among the sundry and mahis vocation and miniftry, may truly and nifold changes of the world, our hearts may godly serve thee, through our Lord and furely there be fixed, where true joys are Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

to be found, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Eafter Even.

6. O Lord, from whom all good things Grant, O Lord, that as we are baptized do come; grant to us thy humble servants,


Good Friday.

that by thy holy inspiration we may think comforted in all dangers and adversities, those things that be good, and by thy mer- through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ciful guiding may perform the same, thro' 5. o God, the protector of all that trust our Lord jeius Christ. Amen.

in thee, without whom nothing is itrong,

nothing is holy; increase and multiply upAferfion-day.

on us thy mercy, that thou being our ruler Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, and guide, we may so pass through things that like as we do believe thy only begotten temporal, that we finally lose not the things Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have afcended eternal : grant this, O heavenly Father, for into the heavens; so we may also in heart Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen. and mind thither afcend, and with him con

6. Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, tinually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with that the course of this world may be lo thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world peaceably ordered by thy governance, that without end. Amen.

thy church may joyfully terve thee in all

godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Whitinday.

Lord. Amen.

7. O God, who hait prepared for them God, who as at this time didit teach the

that love thee such good things as pass hearts of thy faithful people, by the fending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; such love towards thee, that we loving thee

man's underllanding; pour into our hearts grant us by the faine Spirit to have a right above all things, may obtain thy promises, judgment in all things, and ever more to which exceed all that we can desire, thro' rejoice in his holy comfort, through the

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who 8. Lord of ail power and might, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity art the author and giver of all good things; of the same Spirit, one God, world without graft in our hearts the love of thy name, end. Amen.

increase in us true religion, nourish us

with all goodness, and of thy great mercy Trinity Sunday.

keep us in the fame, through Jesus Christ 1. Almighty and everlasting God, who our Lord. Amen. hast given unto us thy servants grace, by 9. () God, whose never-failing provithe confession of a true faith, to acknow. dence ordereth all things both in heaven ledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and and earth; we humbly beieech thee to put in the power of the divine Majesty to wor away from us all hurtful things, and to thip the Unity; we beseech thee, that thou give us those things which are profitable wouldest keep us stedfalt in this faith, and for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. evermore defend us from all adverlities, Amen. who livest and reignettone God world with 10. Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, out end. Amen.

the spirit to think and do always such 2. O God, the strength of all them that things as be rightful; that we, who cannot put their trust in thee; mercifully accept do any thing that is good without thee, our prayers: and because, through the may by the be enabled to live according weakness of our mortal nature, we can do to thy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. no good thing without thee, grant us the Amen. help of thy grace, that in keeping thy 11. Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be commandments we may please thee both open to the prayers of thy humble ferin will and deed, through Jesus Christ our vants; and that they may obtain their peLord. Amen.

titions, make them to ask such things as 3. O Lord, who never faileft to help and shall please thee, through Jesus Chriit our govern them whom thou dost bring up in Lord. Amen, thy stedfast fear and love; keep us, we be 12. O God, who declarest thy Almighty feech thee, under the protection of thy good power most chiefly in thewing mercy and providence, and make us to have a perpe pity; mercifully grant unto us tuch a meatual fear and love of thy holy name, thro'lure of thy grace, that we running the way Jesus Chrilt our Lord. Amen.

of thy commandments, may obtain thy 4. O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully gracious promises, and be made partakers to hear us; and grant that we, to whom of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus thou haft given an hearty desire to pray, Chrilt our Lord. Amen. may by thy mighty aid be defended and

13. Almighty and everlasting God, who 6

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