LET us be satisfied with Thy mercy, 0 Lord, in the morning. Psal. xc. 14.
Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord, who broughtest forth, out of the waters, every
Living creature that moveth, and the whales, and winged fowls;
And blessedst them, so that they were fruitful, and did multiply. Gen. i. 20-22.
Set up Thyself, 0 God, above the heaven
And Thy glory above all the earth. Peal. cviii. 5.
By Thy Ascension draw us unto Thee, 0 Lord. S. John xii. 32.
That we may set our affections on things above, and not on things of the earth. Coloss. iii. 2.
By the wonderful mystery of Thy holy Body, and Thy precious Blood, instituted in the evening of this day, 0 Lord, have mercy.
As 1 live, saith the Lord God, I will not the death of a sinner, but that the wicked turn from his ways, and live.
Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel? Chap. xxiii. 11.
Turn Thou us unto Thee, 0 Lord ; and so shall we be turned. Lam. v. 21.
Turn us from all our trangressions; and let not iniquity bre our ruin. Chap. xvii.30
.I have sinned, I have done unjustly, I have been ungodly, in departing from Thy precepts and Thy judgments.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth to Thee: but to me con¬fusion of face, as at this day : because of our unfaithfulness, for which Thou hast cast us off.
O Lord, to us confusion of face, and to our princes; be¬cause we have sinned against Thee.
O Lord, Thy righteousness is in all things :
According to all Thy righteousness, let Thine anger and Thy fury be turned away:
And cause Thy face to shine upon Thy servant.
O my God, incline Thine ear, and hear ;
Open Thine eyes, and behold my desolation.
O Lord, hear, 0 Lord, forgive, 0 Lord, hearken ; hearken, O Lord, and do ; do, and defer not; for Thine own sake, O Lord, 0 Lord my God.
For Thy servant is called by Thy name. Chap. ix. 5, 7, 8, 16-19.
In many things we offend all. Chap. iii. 2.
Lord, let Thy mercy triumph over Thy justice, in my sins. Chap ii. 13. S. John.
If I say that I have no sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me.
But I confess my sins, many and grievous; and Thou, O Lord, art faithful and just to forgive my sins to me con¬fessing them. 1 Epist. chap. i. 8, 9.
But even for this I have an Advocate, with Thee, to Thee, Thine only-begotten Son the Righteous.
Let Him be the propitiation for my sins, who is for the sins of the whole world. 1 Epist. chap. ii. 1, 2.
Will the Lord absent Himself for ever ? and will He be no more entreated ?
Is His mercy clean gone for ever? and is His promise come utterly to an end for evermore?
Hath God forgotten to be gracious ? and will He shut up His loving-kindness in displeasure ?
And I said, now I began: this is the change of the right hand of the Most High. Psal. lxxvii. 7-10.
[0 Lord, give me grace to lay aside]
Every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset me, Heb. xii. 1.
All filthiness, and superfluity of naughtiness, S. James i. 21.
The lust of the (Flesh,
And the pride of life ; 1 S. John ii. 16.
Every motion both of flesh and spirit, which is contrary to the will of Thy holiness.
[Give me grace also]
I. To be poor in spirit;
That I may have my part in the kingdom of heaven.
2. To mourn;
That I may be comforted.
3. To be meek ;
That I may inherit the earth.
4. To hunger and thirst after righteousness ;
That I may be filled.
5. To be merciful;
That I may obtain mercy.
6. To be pure in heart ;
That I may see God.
7.To be a peacemaker;
That I may be called a child of God.
8. To be ready to suffer persecution for righteousness' sake ;
That my reward may be in the kingdom of heaven. S. Matt . v.
Coming unto God
(He is ;
That (He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek
(Him. Heb. xi. 6.
I know that
My Redeemer liveth. H. Job xix. 25.
He is Christ, the Son of the living God. S. Matt. xvi. 16.
He is indeed the Saviour of the world. S. John iv. 42.
He came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am
chief. 1 Tim. i. 15.
We believe, that through the grace of our Lord JESUS
Christ, we shall be saved, even as our fathers. Acts xv. 11.
I know that this my flesh, which bath shared in all, shall
rise again upon the earth. H. Job xix. 25.
I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living. Psal. xxvii. 15.
Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have hoped in His holy Name. Psal. xxxiii. 20. In the Name, In the Name
of the (Īntercessor, Redeemer :
Under the figures, of a ( Lamb, (Dove.
-- Let Thy merciful kindness, 0 Lord, be upon us; like as we do put our trust in Thee. Psal. xxxiii. 21.
From the Liturgy of SS. James and Chrysostom
In the peace of God, let us pray
For the peace which is from above, and for the salvation of our souls;
For the peace of the whole world ;
For the establishment of the Churches of God ; and the
union of them all;
For this holy place; and all that enter into it, with faith and reverence;
For our holy fathers the Bishops; the venerable Presby¬tery, and Deaconry in Christ;
For the whole Clergy and Laity;
For this holy mansion ; all this city and country ; and all faithful people who dwell therein;
For good temperature of the air ;
Fruitful seasons ; peaceable times ;
For all who travel by land or by water ;
For all who are sick, ill at ease, and in captivity ; and for their safety :
Help and save us ;
Have mercy on us ; and keep us by Thy grace, 0 God.
Neither are we unmindful to bless Thee, for the most holy, pure, highly blessed, the Mother of God, Mary the eternal Virgin, with all the Saints :
Recommending ourselves and our whole life to Thee, 0 Lord, our Christ and God :
For to Thee belongeth glory, honour, and worship.
The grace of our Lord JESUS Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with me, and with us all. Amen. 2 Cor. viii. 14.
I commend both myself, and mine, and all that I have, to Him who is able to keep from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory ;
To the only wise God, and our Saviour;
To whom be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and for ever. Amen. S. Jude 24, 25.
O Lord, my God,
Endowment with reason, Nourishment,
Civil government and religion ;
Gifts of (Nature,
For my (Regeneration,
For Thy (Recalling,
(Manifold recalling me again and again; For Thy
Long-suffering towards me,
Many Years, Even until now; For all whom I have received
Any (Good ) from;
For them, if any, whom I have done any good unto; For the use of Thy present good things; For Thy promise, and my hope of enjoying future good things ; For my Good and careful parents, Gentle masters, Ever-memorable benefactors, Brethren of the Clergy, who are of one mind, Understanding auditors,
Faithful servants ;
For all who have any way benefited me,
--Writings, -Sermons, -Discourses, By their - Prayers, - Examples, - Reproofs, -- Injuries ; For all these, and for all other, Known or unknown, Manifest or secret, Remembered or forgotten by me,. From whom I have willingly or unwillingly received good, I praise Thee, I bless Thee, I give Thee thanks;
And I will praise and bless, and give Thee thanks, all the days of my life.
What am I ? and what is my father's house ? 2 P. Sam. vii. 18.
That Thou shouldest look. upon such a dead dog as I am. 2 Sam. ix. 8.
What reward shall I give unto the Lord, for all the benefits that He hath done unto me ? Psal. cxvi. 11.
What thanks can I render unto God, for all wherein He hath
Spared ) me Forborne) until now?
Holy, Holy, Holy,
Thou art worthy, 0 Lord our God, to receive glory, and honour, and power ;
For Thou halt created all things ; and for Thy pleasure they are, and were created. Rev. iv. 8, 11.