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* that peace which the world cannot give, that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the sear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest: and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
I7je third ColleSt at Evening for Aid against all Perils. || TT Ighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord, and by
\ j thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of
this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Then these Jive Prayers following are to be read herey except when the Litany is read; and then only the two lafl are to be ready as they are there placed.
A Prayer for the Kings Majejly.
OLord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only ruler of Princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy savour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace os thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy
Paraphrase on the Second Collet! at Evening Prayer. Paraphrase on the Prayer for the King.
O God, who workest in us both to will and to do of O gracious God, who rulest over all the Kingdoms thy good pleasure: grant us that peace of mind which of the Earth; we earnestly intreat thee to bless our nothihgon earth can bestow J that we may not only be most benevolent Sovereign King George; and so inthe better disposed to obey thy commandments ; but fluence him, by thy Holy Spirit, that he may always also that, being in safety Under thy protection, we may be disposed for thy service and obey thy Commandpass through this life with quietness, and comfortable ments: give him Wisdom and Knowledge to promote hopes of a better through Jesus Christ. the welfare of his People Grant him Health, long
Paraphrase on the third Collet! at Evening Prayer. Life, and Prosperity,—enable him to subdue all his
Protect us, O Lord, we beseech thee, this night from Enemies ; and after this Life advance him to an eterall things that may injure either our souls or bodies, for nal Crown of Happiness through Jesus Christ, 'he fake of thy Son's love to mankind.
* That Peace -which the World, £jfr. To this Those || When the shades of darkness are approaching we
beautiful lines in Mr. Pope's EJsaj on Man seem to allude, are going to give up ourselves to the defenceless state
What nothing earthly gives, nor can destroy of sleep ; and how reasonable is it for us to implore the
The Souls calm sunlhine, and the heart felt joy, protection of that God who neither slumbereth nor
Is Virtue's prize* fleepeth.
will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gists, grant him in health and wealth long to live, strengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
* A Lmighty God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly £\ beseech thee to bless our Gracious Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. A?nen.
A Prayer for the Clergy a7id People.
\ A Lmighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great /j^ marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew os thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.
Paraphrase on the Prayer for the Royal Family. Paraphrase on the Prayer for the Clergy and People. O Godof infinite power, from whom all good Things - 1°.moJl "J*?1^ and "fTM1 9° d>, **° 5" wonderdo come, we implore thy blessing upon our amiable T ln thy doings towards the Children of Men; fend Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses George dow,n UP°" a11 TMTM °f !h5 Cle,rSy and ?helr PeoPle> Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and TM* ll&.ht of thy TMV SPlrlt' t0 lead th\m m the way °*" all the Royal Family: Help and defend them by thy Salvation; and that they may serve thee acceptably, Holy Spirit; adorn them with every Christian Virtue; [et thy °lessing descend like the dew, upon their laand grant them to enjoy the m«st exalted felicity, both TM> *atrth7 ma/ bri"? fo,rth. Fru"t0. perfection, here and for ever, through JesuT Christ. GraJ?! t]\\s for the, sake of his g1©"0"5 Mems, who is ° our Mediator and Intercessor.
* To pray for the King and the Royal Family is not become so.
only our duty, as we are taught by St. Paul, I Tim.u. J No less is it reasonable that men should pray for
3. but likewise it is shewing a proper regard to our their spiritual Guides, and fora blessing upon their
interest: because if it is for the welfare of a Nation labours: because tbo' Paul plant and Apollos water, ytt
that its Governors should be Righteous; it must certainly it is God that must give iht iixreafe. be wisdom to implore God's assistance to enable them to
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. + A Lmighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with X \ one accord, to make our common supplications unto thee, and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy Servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14. *' & ^ H E Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of _1 God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
% The Creed of Saint Athanasius.
Upon Chriflmas-day, the Epiphany', Saint Matthias, Eajler-day, Afce?iJion-day, Whitsunday', Saint "John Baptise Saint fames, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Matthew, Saint Simon and Saint fade, Saint Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, mall be fung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostles Creed, this Confejfton of our Christian Faith, commonly called, The Creed of Saint Athanasius, by the Minijier and People, standing.
WHofoever will be saved: before all things it is necestary that he hold the Catholick Faith.
Paraphrase on the Jltbanajlan Creed. Whosoever hopes to enjoy the benefits of Redemp- God but one, I. Cor. via. 4. That there is out Father of lion, it is absolutely neceisary that he believe the Gos- all, Ephes. iv. one Lord Jesus Christ, Ephes. iv 5. and pel. The principal articles of Faith contained, in one Holy Spirit, Ephes. iv. 4. That the Father is (Joel, 1. which are these following, viz. That there is none other Cor viii. 6. The Son is God, John i \ and theHolyGhost
t This Prayer of St. Chrysostom, has been used in Christ, and conveyed to us by the Fellowship of the
the service of the Greek Church above one thousand HolyGhost.
three hundred years: and the several petitions which § This Creed was first published in the eighth Ccn
have been offered up in separate Collects are summ'd tury. The condemnatory Expressions contained in it,
up in this. relate only to those who when they clearly see the
• This Benedictory Prayer of St. Paul contains the Truth, |of the Doctrines contained in this Creed, per
lum and substance of Christianity, shewing that the versely shut their Eyes against Conviction, and chus"
Blessings of the Gospel, are derived from the Love darkness rather than lightof God; obtained thro' the Grace of our Lord Jesus
Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled: without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.
And the Catholick Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
Neither confounding the Persons: nor dividing the Substance.
For there is one Person of the Father, another os the Son: and another os the Holy Ghost.
But the Godhead of the Father, os the Son, and os the HolyGhost is all one : the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal.
Such as the Father is, such is the Son: and such is the Holy Ghost.
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate: and the Holy Ghost: uncreate.
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible: and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal.
And yet they are not three eternals: but one eternal.
As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated: but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.
So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty: and the Holy Ghost Almighty.
And yet they are not three Almighties: but one Almighty.
So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost: is God.
And yet they are not three Gods: but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the Holy Ghost Lord;
Paraphrase on the yltbanajian Creed. God, Acts v. 3. 4.—and that there art three that txho being in tie form of God, thought it no robbery 10 tear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the be equal <witb God, Phil. ii. 6 jet <was made in the likeness Holy Ghost, and theje three art cne, I. John v. 7.—That of Men. Phil. ii. 7. being made of a Woman, Gal. iv. 4* Jesus Christ is tit only begotten cf the Father, Jchn i. 14. ■*-i<:ho suffered for us; and hit vj:nfelf ban our Sent