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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 universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favor to behold and bless thy servant, The President of the United States, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The following Prayers are to be omitted here, when the Litany is read, or when oral prayer has been made.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
and everlasting God, from whom
cometh every good and perfect gift, send down upon our Ministers, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing: grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for all conditions of Men
the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men, that thou wouldst be
pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, 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 distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions: and this we beg in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
A General Thanksgiving.
thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but, above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us a due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall follow a Hymn. Then the Sermon. After the Sermon, oral Prayer may be offered, or this Prayer may be read.
Prayer of St. Chrysostom..
LMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou will grant their requests; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting.
¶ Then shall be sung an Anthem or Doxology.
¶ Then the Benediction shall be said, the Choir responding, "AMEN."
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with us all evermore.
ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER,
The Minister shall begin the Evening Prayer by reading one or more of the following sentences; all standing.
HE Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. ii. 20. From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised. Mal. i. 11.
Give ear to my words, O God, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for unto thee will I pray. Ps. v. 1, 2.
Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense and the lifting up of our hands as an evening sacrifice. Ps. cxli. 2.
God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our heart, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. iv. 6.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Pet. v. 6, 7.
Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God for he will abundantly pardon. Is. lv. 7.
I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him: Father I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke. xv. 18, 19.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John i. 8, 9.
Here a Psalm may be sung, or a Hymn unannounced. ¶ Then the Minister shall say,
EARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloak 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 all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we 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