A Western Rite Orthodox Daily Office for 4/25/2024

(1928 BCP, 1892 Psalter, elements from Anglican Breviary)050550x

Morning Prayer for Thursday after Passion Sunday

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Opening Sentence

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.

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

Today if ye will hear the voice of the Lord, Harden not your hearts.

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.

Today if ye will hear the voice of the Lord, Harden not your hearts.

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.

Harden not your hearts.

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.

Today if ye will hear the voice of the Lord, 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.

Harden not your hearts.

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.

Today if ye will hear the voice of the Lord, Harden not your hearts.

¶ Through Passiontide the Glory be is omitted from the Invitatory.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Incline my heart † unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

Psalm 119. V. Legem pone.
33   TEACH me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes:
and I shall keep it unto the end.
34   Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law:
yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
35   Make me to go in the path of thy commandments:
for therein is my desire.
36   Incline my heart unto thy testimonies:
and not to covetousness.
37   O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity:
and quicken thou me in thy way.
38   O stablish thy word in thy servant:
that I may fear thee.
39   Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of:
for thy judgments are good.
40   Behold, my delight is in thy commandments:
O quicken me in thy righteousness.

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.

Incline my heart † unto thy testimonies and not to covetousness.

Let thy loving mercy † come also unto me, O LORD; even thy salvation according unto thy word.

Psalm 119. VI. Et veniat super me.
41   LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD:
even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
42   So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers:
for my trust is in thy word.
43   O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth:
for my hope is in thy judgments.
44   So shall I alway keep thy law:
yea, for ever and ever.
45   And I will walk at liberty:
for I seek thy commandments.
46   I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings:
and will not be ashamed.
47   And my delight shall be in thy commandments:
which I have loved.
48   My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved:
and my study shall be in thy statutes.

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.

Let thy loving mercy † come also unto me, O LORD; even thy salvation according unto thy word.

The same is my comfort † in my trouble for thy word hath quickened me.

Psalm 119. VII. Memor esto verbi tui.
49   O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word:
wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
50   The same is my comfort in my trouble:
for thy word hath quickened me.
51   The proud have had me exceedingly in derision:
yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
52   For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O LORD:
and received comfort.
53   I am horribly afraid:
for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
54   Thy statutes have been my songs:
in the house of my pilgrimage.
55   I have thought upon thy Name, O LORD, in the night season:
and have kept thy law.
56   This I had:
because I kept thy commandments.

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 same is my comfort † in my trouble for thy word hath quickened me.

The earth, O LORD, † is full of thy mercy; O teach me thy statutes.

Psalm 119. VIII. Portio mea, Domine.
57   THOU art my portion, O LORD:
I have promised to keep thy law.
58   I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart:
O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
59   I called mine own ways to remembrance:
and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60   I made haste, and prolonged not the time:
to keep thy commandments.
61   The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me:
but I have not forgotten thy law.
62   At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee:
because of thy righteous judgments.
63   I am a companion of all them that fear thee:
and keep thy commandments.
64   The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy:
O teach me thy statutes.

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 earth, O LORD, † is full of thy mercy; O teach me thy statutes.

Before I was troubled, † I went wrong.

Psalm 119. IX. Bonitatem fecisti.
65   O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant:
according unto thy word.
66   O learn me true understanding and knowledge:
for I have believed thy commandments.
67   Before I was troubled, I went wrong:
but now have I kept thy word.
68   Thou art good and gracious:
O teach me thy statutes.
69   The proud have imagined a lie against me:
but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
70   Their heart is as fat as brawn:
but my delight hath been in thy law.
71   It is good for me that I have been in trouble:
that I may learn thy statutes.
72   The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me:
than thousands of gold and silver.

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.

Before I was troubled, † I went wrong.

Blessed be the LORD † my strength, my hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust.

PSALM 144. Benedictus Dominus

  BLESSED be the LORD my strength:
who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2   My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust:
who subdueth my people that is under me.
3   LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him:
or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
4   Man is like a thing of nought:
his time passeth away like a shadow.
5   Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down:
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6   Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them:
shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.
7   Send down thine hand from above:
deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8   Whose mouth talketh of vanity:
and their right hand is a right hand of wickedness.
9   I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
and sing praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.
10   Thou hast given victory unto kings:
and hast delivered David thy servant from the peril of the sword.
11   Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children:
whose mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity:
12   That our sons may grow up as the young plants:
and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;
13   That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store:
that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and ten thousands in our streets;
14   That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no decay:
no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.
15   Happy are the people that are in such a case:
yea, blessed are the people who have the LORD for their 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.

Blessed be the LORD † my strength, my hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust.

The Lessons

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 14th Chapter of Exodus

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so. And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us? And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand. But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon. And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 11th Chapter of Exodus

And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold. And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people. And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Here endeth the First Lesson.

First Canticle

Appointed Canticle    Te Deum    Benedicite

O my people, † what have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee? * testify against me.

The Song of Moses Cantemus Domino
Exodus 15:1-19

I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; * the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and song; * and he is become my salvation:
He is my God and I will prepare him an habitation; * my father's God and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a man of war; * the Lord is his Name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea; * his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
The depths have covered them; * they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: * thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
And in the greatness of thine excellency † thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: * thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, * the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, † I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; * my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: * they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? * who is like thee, glorious in holiness,
fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Thou stretchedst out thy right hand; * the earth swallowed them.
Thou in thy mercy led forth the people
which thou hast redeemed; * thou hast guided them in thy strength
unto thy holy habitation.
The people shall hear, and be afraid: * sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; * the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
Fear and dread shall fall upon them; † by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; * till thy people pass over, O Lord, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them * in the mountain of thine inheritance,
In the place, O Lord, which thou hast
made for thee to dwell in; * in the sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
The Lord shall reign * for ever and for ever.
For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, * and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them;
But the children of Israel went on dry land * in the midst of the sea.

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 my people, † what have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee? * testify against me.

We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus

O my people, † what have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee? * testify against me.

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.

O my people, † what have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee? * testify against me.

A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

O my people, † what have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee? * testify against me.

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.

O my people, † what have I done unto thee, or wherein have I wearied thee? * testify against me.

Here beginneth the 1st verse of the 11th Chapter of 2 Corinthians

Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles. But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things. Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service. And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself. As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth. But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Here beginneth the 50th verse of the 15th Chapter of 1 Corinthians

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Second Canticle

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

The Master saith, † My time is at hand ; * I will keep the Passover at thy house with My disciples.

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.

The Master saith, † My time is at hand ; * I will keep the Passover at thy house with My disciples.

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

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; 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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