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the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
3rd Sunday after Easter. Almighty God, who shewest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
5th Collect at the end of the Communion Service
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 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.
CONVICTION OF SIN.
xxxviii. 1-8, 21, 22. 1. Put me not to rebuke, O Lord, in thine anger: neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure.
2. For thine arrows stick fast in me: and thy hand presseth me sore.
3. There is no health in my flesh, because of thy displeasure: neither is there any rest in my bones by reason of my sin. 4. For my wickednesses are gone over my
head: and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.
5. My wounds stink, and are corrupt: through my foolishness.
6. I am brought into so great trouble and misery : that I go mourning all the day long.
7. For my loins are filled with a sore disease : and there is no whole part in my body.
8. I am feeble, and sore smitten: I have roared for the very disquietness of my heart.
21. Forsake me not, () Lord my God: be not thou far from me.
22. Haste thee to help me: 0 Lord God of my salvation.
Or, Psalm lx. 1—3, 11, 12; lxix. 1—3, 1318, 21; xe.; evi. 8–21.
(One or More at Discretion.)
Epistle, 5th Sunday in Lent.
Heb. ix. 11. Christ being come an High Priest of good
things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands; that is to say, not of this building ; neither by the blood of goats and calves; but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the Mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Or, Heb. x. 1, Epis. Good Friday. Acts x. 34, Epis. Monday in Easter Week. 1 St. John v. 4, Epis. 1st Sunday after Easter. St. John üi. 16, Gos. Whit Monday. St. John iü. 1, Gos. Trinity Sunday. Rom. x. 9–13, Epis. St. Andrew's Day. St. Matth. ix. 9, Gos. St. Matthew's Day.
Confession from the Commination Service.
Turn thou us, O good Lord, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, Be favourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, 0 Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
24th Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences ; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, 0 heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.