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1. This prayer was added in rec: Eliz: book, and taken pour the Sacramentay of Gresory: in conformity to the practice of the ancient church.

2. Surely & guther at first a church out of Enfidels, and protect it continually from its mencies, is an act of infi: : nite power & love. of again, the words may have a reference to the miraculous descent of the stoly Ghost upon the apostles at the feast of Pentecost. _

3. All who have cure of souls.


Taken from the Eastern liturgies both ofte Basil and te Chrysostom. It is undoubtedly very ancient, but not admit : text at the gemine production of 1: Chrysrstom.

5. These two petitions we may boldly ask, without fear of ffending God.

6. As the Minister is still to remain kneeling, this is not blessing but a prayer.





At the beginning of Evening Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.


HEN the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm Li. 3.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out mine iniquities. Psalm Li. 9.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm Li. 17.

Rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13.

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him: neither have we obeyed the

voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10. O Lord, correct me, but with judgement; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Psalm vi. 1.

Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2.

I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke xv.

18, 19.

Enter not into judgement with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psalm cxLiii. 2.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us: but, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

EARLY beloved brethren, the Scrip


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ture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same,

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