A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 3/28/2020

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)050370x

Morning Prayer for Saturday after the Third Sunday in Lent

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Opening Sentence

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm li. 17.

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.

PSALM 95

The Lord doth promise the crown to them that watch: Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

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.

The Lord doth promise the crown to them that watch: Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

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.

Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

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.

The Lord doth promise the crown to them that watch: Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts *
as in the provocation,
and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
When your fathers tempted me, *
proved me, and saw my works.

Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, *
It is a people that do err in their hearts,
for they have not known my ways.
Unto whom I sware in my wrath, *
that they should not enter into my rest.

The Lord doth promise the crown to them that watch: Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

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 Lord doth promise the crown to them that watch: Otherwise it were but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

This shall be my rest † for ever.

PSALM 132. Memento, Domine

  LORD, remember David:
and all his trouble:
2   How he sware unto the LORD:
and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob:
3   I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house:
nor climb up into my bed;
4   I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber:
neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
5   Until I find out a place for the temple of the LORD:
an habitation for the Mighty God of Jacob.
6   Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata:
and found it in the wood.
7   We will go into his tabernacle:
and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
8   Arise, O LORD, into thy resting-place:
thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9   Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness:
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10   For thy servant David's sake:
turn not away the presence of thine anointed.
11   The LORD hath made a faithful oath unto David:
and he shall not shrink from it:
12   Of the fruit of thy body:
shall I set upon thy seat.
13   If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall learn them:
their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.
14   For the LORD hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself:
he hath longed for her.
15   This shall be my rest for ever:
here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
16   I will bless her victuals with increase:
and will satisfy her poor with bread.
17   I will deck her priests with health:
and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
18   There shall I make the horn of David to flourish:
I have ordained a lantern for mine anointed.
19   As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame:
but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

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.

This shall be my rest † for ever.

For there the LORD promised † his blessing and life for evermore.

PSALM 133. Ecce, quam bonum!
BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is:
brethren to dwell together in unity!
2   It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard:
even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
3   Like as the dew of Hermon:
which fell upon the hill of Sion.
4   For there the LORD promised his blessing:
and life for evermore.

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.

For there the LORD promised † his blessing and life for evermore.

Ye that by night † stand in the house of the LORD

PSALM 134. Ecce nunc

  BEHOLD now, praise the LORD:
all ye servants of the LORD;
2   Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD:
even in the courts of the house of our God.
3   Lift up your hands in the sanctuary:
and praise the LORD.
4   The LORD that made heaven and earth:
give thee blessing out of Sion.

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.

Ye that by night † stand in the house of the LORD

O praise the LORD, † for the LORD is gracious.

PSALM 135. Laudate Nomen

  O PRAISE the LORD, laud ye the Name of the LORD:
praise it, O ye servants of the LORD;
2   Ye that stand in the house of the LORD:
in the courts of the house of our God.
3   O praise the LORD, for the LORD is gracious:
O sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.
4   For why? the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself:
and Israel for his own possession.
5   For I know that the LORD is great:
and that our Lord is above all gods.
6   Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth:
and in the sea, and in all deep places.
7   He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world:
and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasures.
8   He smote the firstborn of Egypt:
both of man and beast.
9   He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt:
upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
10   He smote divers nations:
and slew mighty kings:
11   Sehon, king of the Amorites, and Og, the king of Basan:
and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12   And gave their land to be an heritage:
even an heritage unto Israel his people.
13   Thy Name, O LORD, endureth for ever:
so doth thy memorial, O LORD, from one generation to another.
14   For the LORD will avenge his people:
and be gracious unto his servants.
15   As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold:
the work of men's hands.
16   They have mouths, and speak not:
eyes have they, but they see not.
17   They have ears, and yet they hear not:
neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18   They that make them are like unto them:
and so are all they that put their trust in them.
19   Praise the LORD, ye house of Israel:
praise the LORD, ye house of Aaron.
20   Praise the LORD, ye house of Levi:
ye that fear the LORD, praise the LORD.
21   Praised be the LORD out of Sion:
who dwelleth at Jerusalem.

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.

O praise the LORD, † for the LORD is gracious.

Mercy and truth † shall go before thy face.

PSALM 89. Misericordias Domini

  MY song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the LORD:
with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth from one generation to another.
2   For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever:
thy truth shalt thou stablish in the heavens.
3   I have made a covenant with my chosen:
I have sworn unto David my servant:
4   Thy seed will I stablish for ever:
and set up thy throne from one generation to another.
5   O LORD, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works:
and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.
6   For who is he among the clouds:
that shall be compared unto the LORD?
7   And what is he among the gods:
that shall be like unto the LORD?
8   God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints:
and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.
9   O LORD God of hosts, who is like unto thee:
thy truth, most mighty LORD, is on every side.
10   Thou rulest the raging of the sea:
thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
11   Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it:
thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
12   The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is.
13   Thou hast made the north and the south:
Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.
14   Thou hast a mighty arm:
strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
15   Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat:
mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
16   Blessed is the people, O LORD, that can rejoice in thee:
they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
17   Their delight shall be daily in thy Name:
and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
18   For thou art the glory of their strength:
and in thy loving-kindness thou shalt lift up our horns.
19   For the LORD is our defence:
the Holy One of, Israel is our King.

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.

Mercy and truth † shall go before thy face.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 9th Chapter of Exodus

Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel. And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land. And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go. And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 43rd Chapter of Genesis

And the famine was sore in the land. And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food: But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down? And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time. And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight: Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son. And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another. And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

The fire did even forget his own strength, † so that it did touch the Three Holy Children not at all, * and did neither hurt nor trouble them.

The Canticle of the Son of Sirach Miserere nostri, Deus
Ecclesiasticus 36:1-14

Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:* and send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee.
Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, * and let them see thy power.
As thou wast sanctified in us before them: * so be thou magnified among them before us.
And let them know thee, as we have known thee, * that there is no God but only thou, O God.
Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: * glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works.
Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: * take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy.
Make the time short, remember the covenant, * and let them declare thy wonderful works.
Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire; * and let them perish that oppress the people.
Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, * that say, There is none other but we.
Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, * and inherit thou them, as from the beginning.

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 fire did even forget his own strength, † so that it did touch the Three Holy Children not at all, * and did neither hurt nor trouble them.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

The fire did even forget his own strength, † so that it did touch the Three Holy Children not at all, * and did neither hurt nor trouble them.

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.

The fire did even forget his own strength, † so that it did touch the Three Holy Children not at all, * and did neither hurt nor trouble them.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

The fire did even forget his own strength, † so that it did touch the Three Holy Children not at all, * and did neither hurt nor trouble them.

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.

The fire did even forget his own strength, † so that it did touch the Three Holy Children not at all, * and did neither hurt nor trouble them.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 16th Chapter of 1 Corinthians

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 12th Chapter of 1 Corinthians

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

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

Give light, O Lord, † to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, * and guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.

Give light, O Lord, † to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, * and guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.

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

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we,worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness. may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ This Collect is to be said every day in Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Palm Sunday.

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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