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Then shall the Minister say:
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Minister shall turn to the Altar, and the Congregation shall sing:
The Service shall close with silent prayer, while the Congregation remains standing and the Minister kneels before the Altar.
Instead of the General Prayer the Litany shall be used during Lent, on Sunday Rogate, and on special occasions.
The Minister shall turn to the Altar and say the following prayers. The Congregation, standing, shall sing or say the responses.
From J. SPANGENBERG, 1545. The Minister:
O Christ, hear us.
The Minister: And to lead and govern Thy holy
To behold and succor all who are in Christian Church in the right way;
danger, necessity, and tribulation; To preserve all pastors and ministers To protect all who travel by land or of Thy Church in the true knowledge
water; and understanding of Thy Word, and To preserve all women in the perils in holiness of life;
of child-birth; To put an end to all schisms and To strengthen and keep all sick causes of offence;
persons and young children; To bring into the way of truth all To set free all who are innocently such as have erred, and are deceived; imprisoned;
To beat down Satan under our feet; To defend and provide for all father
To send faithful laborers into Thy less children and widows; harvest;
And to have mercy upon all men: To accompany Thy Word with all
The Congregation: Thy Spirit and grace;
To raise up them that fall, and to strengthen such as do stand;
And to comfort and help the weak We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. hearted and the distressed:
To forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;
To give and preserve to our use the fruits of the earth;
And graciously to hear our prayers:
O Lamb of God, That takest away the sin of the world;
Then shall the Minister, and the Congregation with him, say the Lord's Prayer:
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, forever. Amen.