A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 3/8/2021

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)090220x

Morning Prayer for Monday after Sexagesima

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Opening Sentence

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem. Isaiah lii. 1.

Opening Versicles & Invitatory

℣. O Lord, open thou our lips.
℟. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
℣. O God, make speed to save us.
℟. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

℣. Praise ye the Lord.
℟. The Lord's Name be praised.

Venite, exaltemus Domino Psalm 95:1-7; 96:9, 13

O COME, let us sing unto the Lord; * let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God, * and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are all the corners of the earth, * and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it, * and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down * and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God, * and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; * let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth, * and with righteousness to judge the world and the peoples with his truth.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Forsake me not † O LORD my God; be not thou far from me.

PSALM 38. Domine, ne in furore

  PUT me not to rebuke, O LORD, in thine anger:
neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure:
2   For thine arrows stick fast in me:
and thy hand presseth me sore.
3   There is no health in my flesh, because of thy displeasure:
neither is there any rest in my bones, by reason of my sin.
4   For my wickednesses are gone over my head:
and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.
5   My wounds stink, and are corrupt:
through my foolishness.
6   I am brought into so great trouble and misery:
that I go mourning all the day long.
7   For my loins are filled with a sore disease:
and there is no whole part in my body.
8   I am feeble and sore smitten:
I have roared for the very disquietness of my heart.
9   Lord, thou knowest all my desire:
and my groaning is not hid from thee.
10   My heart panteth, my strength hath failed me:
and the light of mine eyes is gone from me.
11   My lovers and my neighbours did stand looking upon my trouble:
and my kinsmen stood afar off.
12   They also that sought after my life laid snares for me:
and they that went about to do me evil talked of wickedness, and imagined deceit all the day long.
13   As for me, I was like a deaf man, and heard not:
and as one that is dumb, who doth not open his mouth.
14   I became even as a man that heareth not:
and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
15   For in thee, O LORD, have I put my trust:
thou shalt answer for me, O Lord my God.
16   I have required that they, even mine enemies, should not triumph over me:
for when my foot slipt, they rejoiced greatly against me.
17   And I truly am set in the plague:
and my heaviness is ever in my sight.
18   For I will confess my wickedness:
and be sorry for my sin.
19   But mine enemies live, and are mighty:
and they that hate me wrongfully are many in number.
20   They also that reward evil for good are against me:
because I follow the thing that good is.
21   Forsake me not, O LORD my God:
be not thou far from me.
22   Haste thee to help me:
O Lord God of my salvation.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Forsake me not † O LORD my God; be not thou far from me.

Deliver me † from all mine offences and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.

PSALM 39. Dixi, Custodiam

  I SAID, I will take heed to my ways:
that I offend not in my tongue.
2   I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle:
while the ungodly is in my sight.
3   I held my tongue, and spake nothing:
I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.
4   My heart was hot within me; and while I was thus musing the fire kindled:
and at the last I spake with my tongue:
5   LORD, let me know mine end, and the number of my days:
that I may be certified how long I have to live.
6   Behold, thou hast made my days as it were a span long:
and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
7   For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain:
he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
8   And now, Lord, what is my hope:
truly my hope is even in thee.
9   Deliver me from all mine offences:
and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
10   I became dumb, and opened not my mouth:
for it was thy doing.
11   Take thy plague away from me:
I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand.
12   When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment:
every man therefore is but vanity.
13   Hear my prayer, O LORD, and with thine ears consider my calling:
hold not thy peace at my tears;
14   For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner:
as all my fathers were.
15   O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength:
before I go hence, and be no more seen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Deliver me † from all mine offences and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.

Thou art my helper † and redeemer; make no long tarrying O my God.

PSALM 40. Expectans expectavi

  I WAITED patiently for the LORD:
and he inclined unto me, and heard my calling.
2   He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay:
and set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings.
3   And he hath put a new song in my mouth:
even a thanksgiving unto our God.
4   Many shall see it, and fear:
and shall put their trust in the LORD.
5   Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the LORD:
and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.
6   O LORD my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts, which are to us-ward:
and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee.
7   If I should declare them, and speak of them:
they should be more than I am able to express.
8   Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not:
but mine ears hast thou opened.
9   Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for sin hast thou not required:
then said I, Lo, I come;
10   In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God:
I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.
11   I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation:
lo, I will not refrain my lips, O LORD, and that thou knowest.
12   I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart:
my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
13   I have not kept back thy loving mercy and truth:
from the great congregation.
14   Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O LORD:
let thy loving-kindness and thy truth alway preserve me.
15   For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up:
yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.
16   O LORD, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me:
make haste, O LORD, to help me.
17   Let them be ashamed, and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it:
let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil.
18   Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame:
that say unto me, Fie upon thee! fie upon thee!
19   Let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee:
and let such as love thy salvation, say alway, The LORD be praised.
20   As for me, I am poor and needy:
but the Lord careth for me.
21   Thou art my helper and redeemer:
make no long tarrying, O my God.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Thou art my helper † and redeemer; make no long tarrying O my God.

Serve the LORD † in fear and rejoice unto him with reverence.

PSALM 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?

  WHY do the heathen so furiously rage together:
and why do the people imagine a vain thing?
2   The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together:
against the LORD, and against his Anointed:
3   Let us break their bonds asunder:
and cast away their cords from us.
4   He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn:
the Lord shall have them in derision.
5   Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath:
and vex them in his sore displeasure:
6   Yet have I set my King:
upon my holy hill of Sion.
7   I will preach the law, whereof the LORD hath said unto me:
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8   Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance:
and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9   Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron:
and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10   Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11   Serve the LORD in fear:
and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12   Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way:
if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

Serve the LORD † in fear and rejoice unto him with reverence.

But thou, O LORD † art my defender; thou art my worship and the lifter up of my head.

PSALM 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?

  LORD, how are they increased that trouble me:
many are they that rise against me.
2   Many one there be that say of my soul:
There is no help for him in his God.
3   But thou, O LORD, art my defender:
thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4   I did call upon the LORD with my voice:
and he heard me out of his holy hill.
5   I laid me down and slept, and rose up again:
for the LORD sustained me.
6   I will not be afraid for ten thousands of the people:
that have set themselves against me round about.
7   Up, LORD, and help me, O my God:
for thou smitest all mine enemies upon the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8   Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
and thy blessing is upon thy people.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

But thou, O LORD † art my defender; thou art my worship and the lifter up of my head.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 38th verse of the 41st Chapter of Genesis

And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 7th Chapter of Genesis

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

We praise thy Name † of glory, * O Lord our God.

The Song of David Benedictus es, Domine
1 Chronicles 29:10-13

Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel * our father, for ever and ever.
Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, † and the victory, and the majesty: * for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine;
Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, * and thou art exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honour come of thee, * and thou reignest over all;
And in thine hand is power and might; * and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.

We praise thy Name † of glory, * O Lord our God.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

We praise thy Name † of glory, * O Lord our God.

We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud,
the Heavens and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee.
The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,
the Father, of an infinite majesty,
thine adorable, true, and only Son,
also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.

Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy saints,
in glory everlasting.

We praise thy Name † of glory, * O Lord our God.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

We praise thy Name † of glory, * O Lord our God.

O ALL ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET the earth bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye wells, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye seas and floods, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye whales and all that move in the waters, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

O LET Israel bless the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye Spirits and Souls of the Righteous, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
O ye holy and humble Men of heart, bless ye the Lord. * praise him and magnify him for ever.

LET us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.

We praise thy Name † of glory, * O Lord our God.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 1st Chapter of James

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Here beginneth the 24th verse of the 7th Chapter of Mark

And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed. And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

The Song of Zechariah Benedictus Dominus Deus Luke 1: 68-79

Blessed be † the Lord God of Israel* for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel, * for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us * in the house of his servant David,
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, * which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, * and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, * and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, * that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies * might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, * all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest, *
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people * for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God, * whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, * and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed be † the Lord God of Israel* for he hath visited and redeemed his people.

The Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost:
The holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints:
The Forgiveness of sins:
The Resurrection of the body:
And the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
℣. Let us pray.

℣. Lord, have mercy upon us.℣. Kyrie eleison
℟. Christ, have mercy upon us. or  ℟. Christe eleison
℣. Lord, have mercy upon us.℣. Kyrie eleison

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

℣. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
℟. And grant us thy salvation.
℣. O Lord, save the State.
℟. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
℣. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
℟. And make thy chosen people joyful.
℣. O Lord, save thy people.
℟. And bless thine inheritance.
℣. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
℟. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
℣. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
℟. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The Collect of the Day

O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Collect for Grace.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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. Amen.


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