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Let the Pricts the Minifters of the LORD weepe before the Porch and the Altar and let them Say Spare thy people O LORD etc Ioel 2 29 .
The Order for MORNING PRA Y ER
Daily throughout the Year, At the beginning of Morning Prayer, the Minister Mall 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 right,he shall save his foul 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 iniquities. Psal. 51.9.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. 51. 17.
Rent your heart and not your garments and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, 'ow to anger and of great kindness and repenteth him f the evil. Joel. 2. 13.
To the Lord our God belong mercies, and forgiveelles, though we have rebelled against him: neither ive 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 him, 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 indgement with thy fervant. O Lori
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.PJ.143.2.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive our selves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our fins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 S. John 1.8, 9.
Early beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us
manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father, but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent,and obedient heart, to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same by his infinite goodness and mercy.And although we ought at alltimes humbly to acknowledge our sins before God, yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me. g Ageneral Confession to be said of the whole Congrega tion, after the Minister, all kneeling.
Lmighty and most merciful Father ; we have er.
have followed too much the devices and defires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things.which w ought not to have done; And there is no health in us But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miferable of fenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess the faults. Restore thouthem thatare penitent; Accordir o thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jel or hond
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fake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and
Priest alone standing, the people ftill kneeling,
Lmighty God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who desireth not the death of a finner, 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 remiflion oftheir sins; He pardoneth and abralveth 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 maill 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,andrepeat ing it with him, both here, and wheresoever 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 espass 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. Ainen.
Then likewise be shall say, O Lord, open thou our lips. 1 Answer. And our mouth Thall shew 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 Mall
say, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the ho.