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Then all. For Holy, Holy, Holy, art Thou, O LORD God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Thy glory.
We adore Thee, we bless Thee, we praise Thee, we magnify Thee for all Thy benefits. Then shall follow the Collect and special Prayer for the
season or any other at discretion of the Master Let us be joyful for nothing but that which pleaseth Thee, nor sorrowful for anything but that which doth displease Thee. Let our labour be our delight which is for Thee, and let all rest weary us which is not in Thee.
The effectual fervent Prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Jesus said, Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.
V. Let us pray for our brethren throughout the world.
R. O LORD our God, save Thy servants who put their trust in Thee.
V. Let us pray for our absent friends and relations.
R. O God Almighty, bless and protect and save them.
V. The peace of God rule in their hearts :
R. And the Word of God dwell in them richly in all wisdom.
V. Let us pray for our benefactors.
R. Vouchsafe, O LORD, to grant eternal life to all who have showed kindness to us.
V. Let us pray for the sick and afflicted (especially —–.)
R. O LORD, look down from heaven, behold, visit, and relieve them.
V. Send them help from Thy holy place :
R. O God, grant her a long life, give her happiness upon earth, and eternal blessedness in heaven.
V. Let us pray for our Bishops and Clergy especially (Edward) our Bishop, and the Clergy, ministering in this place.
R. Give them grace to desire that which is pleasing in Thy sight, and make them perfect in all virtue.
V. Let us pray for the whole body of Christ's Holy Catholic Church.
R. Govern and preserve Thy Church, O LORD, in truth and peace.
V. Bless, O LORD, our endeavours for good
(especially: here mention any special works of Societies, &c.)
R. Turn them to the glory of Thy Name and the increase of true religion.
V. Heal our schisms and divisions.
V. Bring back all who have strayed from Thy fold :
R. And give Thy Son the heathen for His inheritance.
V. God be with you:
Command, O LORD, Thy blessing on this house and family, and order our days and all our actions in Thy peace, through Jesus Christ our LORD.
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.
TEXTS TO COME BEFORE EVENSONG.
If ye then be risen with CHRIST, seek those things that are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth, for ye are dead and your life is bid with Christ in God. Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our LORD JESUS, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus CHRIST our LORD :
R. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
V. The Lord be with you :
Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away.
Yourselves know perfectly that the day of the LORD cometh as a thief in the night. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of the light and the children of the day. We are not of the night, nor of darkness; therefore let us not sleep as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
There shall be no more curse; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him, and they shall see His face : and His Name shall be in their foreheads, and there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for the LORD God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever.
The fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, and the smoke of their torment ascendeth
for ever and ever : and they have no rest day nor night.