תמונות בעמוד

being subdued to the spirit, we may ever obey his godly motions in righteousness and true holiness.

Let us turn every one from his evil way; and the Lord will turn from his fierce anger.

The Lord our God is gracious and merciful, slow to an ger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.

Let us humbly confess and resolve to forsake our sins; And strive for the future to bring forth fruits meet for repentance.

Father, we have sinned against thee,

And are no more worthy to be called thy children.

Help us, O Lord our Saviour,

And blot out all our iniquities.


God, who hast called us, to lighten the weight of our corrupt bodies, which press down our immortal souls, by the long and solemn abstinence of forty days; dispose us, we beseech thee, conscientiously to observe this wholesome discipline prescribed to us by the Church. Grant that we may devote this holy season to religious retirement and meditation; to serious examination of the state of our souls; to sincere repentance for our sins: that so, by due mortification of the flesh, and by frequent devotions, all our carnal appetites may be fitted for burial in our Saviour's grave; and all our affections ready to rise with him to immortality, at those sacred feasts, for which this season is designed to prepare us, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Devotions to be added on Ash-Wednesday to the ether Devotions for the Season of Lent.

COME, let us fast, and mourn, and pray; for our Lord i3

merciful and

Lord, deal not with us according to our sins
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Nor reward us according to our iniquities.
Remember not our former transgressions;
But let thy mercy speedily deliver us.
Help us, O God our Redeemer;

For the glory of thy name.

Keep thy servants, good Lord, for thy mercy's sake
And forget not the souls of the humble for ever.
Receive and comfort all true penitents;

Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying.

Deliver all who are tempted;

Good Lord, deliver them.

Be gracious, O Lord, be gracious to all who are weary and heavy laden;

Nor let any of them be brought to confusion.
Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them;
And to all thy faithful give life eternal.
Vouchsafe to us the light of thy countenance;
And quicken us with the joy of thy salvation.
Defend us, O Christ, from the danger of the enemy;
And keep us from the evil of our own hearts,
O Christ, hear us;

O Lamb of God, hear us.

Lord, have mercy upon us;
Christ, have mercy upon us.

[OST gracious God, the fountain of all mercy and blessing, who desirest not the death of a sinner, nor despisest the tears of the penitent; favourably receive these our supplications, and effectually move our hearts to a true contrition; that, receiving forgiveness of the sins we have presumed to commit, we may be delivered from the evils we have deserved to suffer; and, assisted by thy grace, and fed by thy heavenly word, may spend the short remainder of our days in a more perfect denial of our corrupt inclinations, and more firm reliance on thy glorious promises; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who, with thee, and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Devotions for the Festival of St. Matthias.

them that

take heed lest

fall. Judas was

an apostle, yet betrayed his Master, and died in despair; and another took his office,

The eleven appointed two for the vacant apostleship, Barnabas and Matthias, and gave them lots, and prayed:

They prayed, Thou, Lord, that knowest the hearts of all men, show which of those two thou hast chosen-and the lot fell on Matthias.

The lot fell on Matthias, a continual follower of Jesus, from the baptism of John till the day of his ascension; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

He lived their life, and died their death;

And sits with them in glory to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

Almighty and everlasting God; by whose special grace the blessed Matthias was chosen to supply the room of the traitor Judas, and complete the number of the apostles; grant, we humbly beseech thee, that our devout celebration of his memory may excite in us a lively desire to imitate his virtues, that thereby we may follow him in his passage to everlasting glory. May the recollection of the lamentable apostacy of Judas teach us the necessity of diligent and holy watchfulness; that, under the guidance and succours of thy grace, we may be supported in all dangers, and carried through all temptations, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Redeemer.. Amen.

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Devotions for the Festival of the Annunciation.

TO-DAY the eternal Word was made flesh.

Come, let us adore him.

To-day the Archangel was sent from God to the Virgin Mary, and addressed her with the honourable salutation, “Hail, thou that art highly favoured; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women."

"Behold, thou shalt conceive and bear a Son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS; he shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

And blessed Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word."

Therefore let all generations call her blessed.

God and most merciful Father, who gavest thy only Son to take our nature upon him of a pure Virgin, and didst announce the glorious truth to her by the

message of an angel; bless us, we humbly beseech thee, with grace, like her to keep and ponder in our hearts, all thy wondrous acts of love, that we may bring forth fruits worthy of them in our lives; and mercifully grant that, united to the Saviour in the communion of his Church, by a true and living faith, we may dwell in him, and he in us, for ever and ever. Amen.

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The Devotions for the Sundays in Lent, the same as for ordinary Sundays; except the following:

Devotions for the fifth Sunday in Lent, called Passion Sunday.

BEHOLD the passion of our Lord draws nigh:

Let us prepare to sympathize with him in his bitter


0 That my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that day and night I might weep for my sins, which were the cause of my Saviour's sufferings.

What, O divine Saviour, did our weakness require, which thou hast not done! What, O thou Lamb of God, could our malice invent, which thou hast not suffered !

Far be it from us to glory in any thing but the cross of Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto us, and we unto the world, and in whom is our life, our health, and our salvation.

What, O divine Saviour, did our weakness require, which thou hast not done!

What, Q thou Lamb of God, could our malice invent, which thou hast not suffered!


God, who by the mortifying discipline of Lent dost teach us to prepare for the celebration of our Saviour's passion; give us grace, we beseech thee, so devoutly to meditate on the series of his bitter sufferings, that our hearts may be penetrated with contrition for our offences, which were the cause of them; that thus we may be fitted to share in the glories of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ thy Son; who once suffered, but now liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. [Add the Collect for the Day.]

Devotions for the Sunday next before Easter, called Palm Sunday.

TO-DAY our Saviour entered Jerusalem in triumph.

Come, let us adore him.

Rejoice, O daughter of Zion! shout for gladness, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, thy King cometh to thee, the just One, and thy Saviour.

Hosanna in the highest.

Strew the way for his triumph, and cry aloud, Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. He cometh to thee, meek and lowly, and riding on a colt, the foal of an ass.

Hosanna in the highest.

Lift up thy voice, and cry-Lo, this is the Lord, whom we have long expected; he himself is come to redeem us; lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us. Hosanna! This is the Lord, we have waited for him; even our God, whom we have long looked for; O let us be glad, and rejoice in his salvation.

Hosanna in the highest.

God, teach us, we beseech thee, by the solemnities of this day, which ushers in by a triumph the Saviour's bitter passion, to remember the fickleness of the glory of the world; and so by thy grace mortify in us our esteem of its best deserved applauses, and bring us cheerfully to bear its crosses, that we finally may be partakers of the eternal glo ries on which our Saviour Christ hath entered; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.

During Passion-Week add to the ordinary Devotions for Lent the following: MONDAY,

Father, who hast given

Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of meek and patient suffering, of righteousness and holiness of life; give us grace, that we may always, and at this time especially, thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life, and to be conformed to his death and sufferings, unto thy eternal glory, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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