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To be said by minister and people

Assist us in all our doings with thy alternately

gracious favor and further us with thy Almighty and most merciful God, continual help; that in all our works, toward whose everlasting blessedness begun, continued, and ended in thee, we we ascend by the strong desire of the may glorify thy holy name. soul, and by patient continuance in Lord, our trust is in thee. well-doing; lead us by thine inspiration

To be said by minister and people to seek our true life with thee, and

together earnestly to strive to enter thy heavenly kingdom.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Send out thy light and thy truth: let

hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom them lead us.

come. Thy will be done on earth, as it Set us free from the bondage of self

is in heaven. Give us this day our daily will, and passion, and ungodly desire,

bread. And forgive us our trespasses, that sin may not have dominion over

as we forgive those who trespass against us; but that with a willing mind we

us. And leąd us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil: for thine is may serve thee, the Lord of heaven and earth.

the kingdom, and the power, and the

Amen. Sanctify and renew us in the spirit of glory, for ever and ever. our minds.

Lift up your hearts. From unrighteous anger and an im- We lift them up unto the Lord. patient temper; from an uncharitable O Lord, open thou our eyes. judgment and readiness to believe evil;

That we may behold wondrous things from inordinate cares and needless anxi

out of thy law. eties; from complaints against thee and O Lord, open thou our lips. from rebellion against thy holy will: - And our mouth shall show forth thy praise. O Lord, deliver us.

Praise ye the Lord. Give us a wise and understanding The Lord's name be praised. heart, a fervent and faithful spirit, a love of holy things, and a longing for

The service may then proceed with a responsive whatsoever is good and pure.

reading from the Psalms, a scripture lesson,

and the singing of anthems or hymns, in such Lord, fix our hearts on thee.

order as has become customary in any church Grant that we faint not, but though

PRAYERS our outward man perish, may our inward man be renewed day by day.

The minister to read one or more of the following Help us to live and walk in thy spirit.

or offer prayer in his own words Protect and bless our friends and The Lord be with you. kindred, and so fill us with gentleness And with thy spirit. and kindness that we may dwell in our Let us pray. O Lord, show thy mercy homes with a perfect heart, and have

upon us. joy in each other which passeth not And grant us thy salvation. away.

O God, make clean our hearts within us. Hear us and bless us as we pray.

And take not thy holy spirit from us.

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Almighty God, who hast bidden us liberty, and safety of the United States, seek that we may find, and who pourest throughout all generations. Amen. out on all who desire it the spirit of thy grace: deliver us when we draw near to

O God, the Creator and Preserver of thee from coldness of heart and wander

all mankind: we pray thee for all sorts ing of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and conditions of men, that thou wouldest and kindled affections we may worship be pleased to make thy ways known thee in spirit and in truth. Amen.

unto them, thy saving health unto all

nations. We commend to thy fatherly O God, our light in darkness, our

goodness all those who are any ways strength in weakness, and our eternal

afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or home, be unto us merciful, long suffer- estate; that it may please thee to coming, and patient: that we who are slow fort and relieve them according to their of growth may hope to come at last to

several necessities, giving them patience thy likeness; and, being upheld by thee,

under their sufferings, and a happy issue may go from strength to strength, until,

out of all their afflictions. Amen. having safely passed through the joy and

O Thou who hast compassed all the duty of this earthly life, we come, in the fulness of thy mercy, into the land of

pathway of our lives: we thank thee thine eternal peace. Amen.

that thy providence abides through every change. Thou dost cheer the

loneliest lot with the comfort of thy Almighty and everlasting God, who art the author of every good and perfect presence, and we bless thee for thine gift: send down upon all ministers of unfailing care. Into thine own eternity the gospel, and upon all congregations

thou hast called us, and set us in the committed to their charge, the needful

midst of purposes we cannot measure; spirit of thy grace; and that they may

but we would thank thee for the good truly please thee pour upon them the

we know, and pray that thou wilt continual dew of thy blessing. Grant

teach us patience till thou send more this, O heavenly Father, for thine in- light. Waken our hearts to gratitude, finite mercy's sake. Amen.

O God, for mercies which have flowed

upon us, day by day, in joy and sorrow, O Lord, our heavenly Father, who

in health and sickness, in labor and dost behold all the dwellers upon earth: repose. Give us grace to serve thee most heartily we beseech thee to behold

with our whole lives, that all manner of with thy favor the President and Con

darkness and evil may be driven from gress of the United States; and so our hearts, and that we may walk with replenish them with the grace of thy joy in the way of thy commandment to holy spirit that they may incline to thy love thee with our whole heart, and our will, and walk in thy way. Endue them neighbor as ourselves. Amen. plenteously with heavenly gifts, that they

( Then may be sung an anthem or a hymn, to be may be enabled to promote the national

followed by the sermon, a congregational prosperity and to secure the peace,

hymn, and the benediction



One or more of these sentences to be read by

To be said by the minister the minister

God that made the world and all There is God and Father things therein, seeing that he is Lord of all, who is above all, and through of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in all, and in you all. Ephesians iv. temples made with hands; neither is

worshipped with men's hands as though The hour cometh and now is when he needed anything, seeing he giveth the true worshippers shall worship to all life and breath and all things; the Father in spirit and in truth; and hath made of one blood all nations for the Father seeketh such to wor- of 'men to dwell on all the face of the ship him. God is spirit, and they earth; and hath determined the times that worship him must worship him before appointed, and the bounds of in spirit and in truth. John iv. 23, their habitation; that they should seek 24.

the Lord, if haply they might feel after Know ye not, that ye are the temple him and find him, though he be not of God, and that the spirit of God far from every one of us; for in him dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians iii. we live and move and have our being. 16.

For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Q To be said by minister and people Romans viii. 14.

together Behold what manner of love the 0 Thou unseen, yet ever near our Father hath bestowed upon us, that souls: anew

we ask, with we should be called the sons of God. needs and sympathies, thy help and 1 John iii. 1.

blessing in our lives. Be with us now, The path of the just is as the as we remember before thee our strugshining light, that shineth more and gles and our failures. Lord, we conmore unto the perfect day. Proverbs fess our unworthiness, and ask of thee iv. 18.

more strength for duty, and a deeper Come. walk in his way with songs of faith. Take us into the fellowship of joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee all pure hearts that cry to thee; teach away.

us our kin with all who have conquered Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace in difficulty, and loved even through whose mind is stayed on thee. Isaiah their pain; and so make our worship xxvi. 3.

fruitful in toil and trust. Amen.

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To be said by minister and people

To be said by minister and people alternately

together O Thou eternal and everlasting One, who hath chosen for thy temple the

Our Father, who art in heaven, souls of them that are righteous: grant

hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom

come. Thy will be done on earth, as to us, we pray thee, a quick and tender

it is in heaven. Give us this day our conscience, that we fail not to heed every suggestion of thine indwelling daily bread. And forgive us our tresspirit.

passes, as we forgive those who tres

pass against us. And lead us not into Lift us into thy light and truth. Reveal to us the beauty of thy per

temptation; but deliver us from evil: fect will, the gladness of thy service,

for thine is the kingdom, and the the power of thy presence in our hearts,

power, and the glory for ever and

Amen. that so without fear we may follow whithersoever thou dost lead. Be thou, O Lord, our guide and help

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up unto the Lord. for evermore. Calm the turbulence of our passions,

O Lord, open thou our eyes. quiet the throbbings of our hopes and

That we may behold wondrous things

out of thy law. fears, repress the waywardness of our

O Lord, open thou our lips. wills, and direct the motions of our

And our mouth shall show forth thy affections.

praise. Strengthen to bear


Praise ye the Lord. patiently and to glorify thee through

The Lord's name be praised. our daily life.

We pray thee to bless and comfort the aged, to give strength unto such as

The service may then proceed with a responsive are bearing the burden and heat of

reading from the Psalms, a scripture lesson,

and the singing of anthems or hymns, in such the day, and to preserve all whom we

order as has become customary in any church. love from the dangers of this present life.

PRAYERS Prepare them, O Lord, by thy grace

( The minister to read one or more of the followfor life eternal. Sanctify us by thy quickening pres

ing or offer prayer in his own words ence, that no ignorance or sin may per

The Lord be with thee. vert us, and deepen in our minds such And with thy spirit. a sense of thy goodness that we may Let us pray. O Lord, show thy mercy ever devote ourselves to thy service

upon us. in word and deed, and praising thee And grant us thy salvation. both with our lips and our lives may go O God, make clean our hearts within onward, through thy mercy, to the joy of life everlasting.

And take not thy holy spirit from Amen.




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O God, who puttest into our hearts rest upon us

a people. Enable such deep desires that we cannot be at every race which thou hast drawn peace until we rest in thee: mercifully hither by thy guiding spirit to dedicate grant that the longing of our souls may its noblest gifts to the common good. not go unsatisfied because of any un- Grant us wisdom to make the homes righteousness of life that may separate of our land abodes of comfort; grant us us from thee. Open our minds to the knowledge to lead all children in the right counsels of eternal wisdom; breathe into way. Inspire us with a new sense of our souls the peace which passeth un- sympathy for those who are in sorrow, derstanding. Let our hunger and thirst need, or any other adversity, and for be for righteousness, that we may be those who are worn with excessive toil. filled with the bread of heaven. 0 Hasten the day when the

of Lord, give us grace to seek first thy kinship shall be firm and strong. Inkingdom; and we know that thou wilt crease in us the manifold gifts of thy add unto us all things needful. Amen. spirit, that through thy counsel and

might we may do those works which Most merciful God, who never failest them that trust in thee: give us grace

glorify thee and gladden and uplift

human lives. So, as co-workers with in all difficulties and distresses to rest

thee, shall we help to establish good will in the assurance of thy wisdom and thy

upon the earth, and to bring thy kinglove. Thou wilt keep him, O Lord, in

dom to every heart. Amen. perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. Suffer us not to be oppressed with 0 Thou who art the strength of all the cares of this life, but grant that,

souls: guide us through the darkness of having done our part in all honesty and

this world, guard us from its perils, diligence, we may cheerfully commit our

hold us up and strengthen us when we selves to thy providence, casting all our

grow weary in our mortal way; and cares on thee, and being strengthened to lead us by thy chosen paths, through say, even in our darkest hour, Father,

time and through death, to our eternal not our will, but thine, be done. Amen.

home in thy heavenly kingdom. Amen. Thou who art the Providence of the

Then may be sung an anthem or hymn, to be World, from whom cometh every good

followed by sermon, a congregational and perfect gift: let thy blessing now

hymn, and the benediction

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