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Answ. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

Minis. O God make clean our hearts within us.

Answ. And take not thy Holy Spirit

from us.

Then these two Collects;

The Collect for Peace. O

God, from whom all holy desires, all

good counsels, and all just works do proceed ; give unto thy servants 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 fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

The Collect for Aid against all Perils. F

NLIGHTEN our minds, we beseech

thee, O Lord, and by 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 shall follow these Prayers.

A Prayer for the King's Majesty. O Lord 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 favour to behold our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, and so bless him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: endne him plenteously with heavenly gifts, 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.

1 A Prayer for the Royal Family. LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all

goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless all the ROYAL FAMILY: endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy beavenly grace ; prosper them with all happiness ; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

| A Prayer for the Ministers and People: AL

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who

art infinite in power, wisdom, and goodness ; send down upon thy Ministers, and all the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing, grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ.

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| A Prayer for all conditions of Men. O

God the Creator and Preserver of all

mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men, that thou wouldst be pleased to make thy ways known unto them; thy saving health unto all Nations.

More especially we pray for the good estate of thy Universal Church; that. it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness, all those

* This to be said

who are any ways afflicted or distressed in

mind, body, or estate, when any desire the [ * especially those for Prayers of the Con

whom our Prayers are gregation. desired] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

A General Thanksgiving.

* This to be said

LMIGHTY God, Father of all mer

cies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to

us and to all men.

* particularly to those who when any that have been prayed for, de- desire now to offer up their sire to return praise. praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unto them.] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life, but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee give us that

due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen. I A Prayer attributed to St. Chrysostomi.

LMIGHTY God, who hast given us

grace at this time with 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. 13. 11. 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. Mere endeth the Order of Evening Prayer throughout the


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