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and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
For Grace to keep God's Commandments.
O ETERNAL God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and who art a strong tower of defence unto thy servants against the face of their enemies ; We bless thy holy Name for that it hath pleased thee to defend us from manifold dangers, and especially to preserve us during the past night, and to raise us up to present to thee again our united praise and worship another day. We offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies which thou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church ; and most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us ; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.:
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For sound Doctrine in the Church.
O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone; Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple, acceptable unto thee, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen."
A Prayer for Unity. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace ; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else
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hinder us from godly Union and Concord : that as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving for God's Deliverances of
the Church and Nation.
ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast in all ages shewed thy Power and Mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverances of thy Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious Kings and States professing thy holy and eternal truth ; Accept, most gracious God, of our unfeigned thanks for the deliverances which thou hast, at sundry
times, vouchsafed to our Church and Nation. We adore the wisdom and justice of thy Providence, which so frequently and timely interposed in our hour of danger; and we beseech thee, give us such a lively and lasting sense of what thou hast done for us, that we may not grow secure and careless in our obedience, by presuming on thy great and undeserved goodness ; but that it may lead us to repentance, and move us to be the more diligent and zealous in all the duties of our religion, which thou hast in a marvellous manner preserved to us. Let truth and justice, brotherly kindness and charity, devotion and piety, concord and unity, with all other virtues, so flourish among us, that they may be the stability of our times, and make this Church a praise in the earth. All which we humbly beg for the sake of our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Collect for God's Protection and Preser
O ALMIGHTY LORD, and everlasting God, Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct,
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sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen."
Benedictory Prayer. The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst us, and remain with us always. Amen.
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