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thyself beyond all human understanding.

Reader and Congregation.

Grant that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the armour of light.

To be read about Christmas Day.

Reader.

Thou wast born in a low estate of

a poor but holy Virgin.

Reader and Congregation.

Grant that we, being regenerate and made the Children of God, by

adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit.

To be read about the commencement of the New Year.

Reader.

Thou wast circumcised and baptized as the appointed Saviour of Jew and Gentile.

Reader and Congregation.

Grant us the true circumcision and baptism of the spirit, that, our hearts and all our members being mortified from all carnal and worldly lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed will.

To be read during the time of Lent.

Reader.

For our sakes Thou didst fast forty days and forty nights and wast afterwards led u of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

Reader and Congregation.

Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness and true holiness to thy honour and glory.

To be read during Passion Week.

Reader.

Thy soul was made exceeding sorrowful, in the garden of Geth

semane.

Thou didst suffer insults

and death upon the cross, and thou hadst thy burial assigned* Thẹe among the wicked.

Reader and Congregation.

Grant that we may both follow the example of thy patience, and also be made partakers of thy resurrection.

To be read on Easter Sunday.

Reader.

Thou didst rise triumphantly from the grave, and didst open to us the gate of everlasting life.

*And his grave was appointed with the wicked; But with the rich man was his tomb.

LOWTH'S ISAIAH.

Reader and Congregation.

We humbly pray that as, by thy special grace preventing us, Thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect.

To be read about Ascension Day.

Reader.

Thou didst ascend into the heavens, and didst sit at the right hand of God.

Reader and Congregation.

Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may also in heart and mind, thither ascend, and with Thee continually dwell.

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