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wouldest be pleased to make thy way known unto them; thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the whole church in all parts of the world, that it may be fo 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, (*efwhen any desire the pecially those for whom prayers

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under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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A general Thanksgiving.
LMIGHTY God, Father

of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men ;

This is to be (*particularly to those faid, when any who defire now to offer prayed for, defire up their praises and to return praise. thanksgivings for thy late, mercies vouchsafed unto them.) 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

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Lord Jesus Chrift; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And wė beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and 'that we may shew 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.

A concluding Prayer.
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at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and haft promised by thy beloved Son, that where two or three are gathered together in his name, thou wilt grant their requests; fulfil now, D2

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O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world the knowledge of thy truth; and, in the world to come, life everlasting. Amen.

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sus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

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EVENING PRAYER,

every Lord's Day throughout the Year.

The fame to be used, with the

proper Collects, upon ChristMAS-DAY, GOOD-FRIDAY, EASTER-DAY, ASCENSION-DAY, and WHITSUNDAY.

At the beginning of Evening Prayer, the Minister shall read

some one or more of these sentences of the Scriptures that follow; and then be fall

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

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