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and governance, it may ever be holy in practice, universal in charity, and right and firm in faith.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

Reader.

Through thy goodness we have a Sovereign who professes thy true religion, may it please Thee to preserve and strengthen in those outward acts, and that inward spirit of worship which are most acceptable to Thee, thy servant Victoria, our most gracious Queen and governor, and grant that she may ever be just towards men, and holy towards Thee.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

Reader.

O thou who desirest truth in the inward parts, grant that the heart of our Sovereign may be right in thy sight, that, having cordially embraced all the articles of the christian faith, she may, through thy Holy Spirit, ever sincerely believe them, that she may fear to offend Thee, who art the king of kings, and love Thee for thy goodness extended to all, and so liberally shewn to herself. Give her courage to undertake her great designs of justice, and in the furtherance of the public good. Let

her trust be entirely in thy Almighty power, not in anywise in an arm of flesh; and remembering whose minister she is, may she consider herself especially called upon to cause thy name and laws to be honoured through all parts of her dominions.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us,

good Lord.

Reader.

May it please Thee, who alone givest safety to monarchs, to be the defender of her person and throne, and to give her victory over all enemies to herself or her people, whether they be secret or declared,

whether they would injure her principles, mislead her judgment or subvert her power.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

Reader.

"May it please Thee to bless the house of thy servant, our Queen, that it may continue for ever before Thee, and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever."

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

Reader.

Thou art the great light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, and in Thee are hid all treasures of wisdom, knowledge and grace. We earnestly beseech Thee on behalf of all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in thy church. Let them be furnished by Thee, with that learning in the scriptures and that holy and practical application of them which become their high and important office. Diligent in divine study and in the performance of their sacred duties, and being taught as the Holy Ghost teacheth, let it thus be the business of their lives to be unerring and constant guides to thy people in the public preach

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