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great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.-Amen.

Reader and Congregation.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against

us.

And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Reader.*

O Lord God, thou hast been our succour, our light and salvation leave us not, neither forsake us when we are assaulted by enemies without and by temptations from within; but lead us in the right way, which thou hast appointed for us to walk in, and when thou hast lifted up our heads above our enemies round about us, grant that we may spend our days in prayer, and giving praises to Thee, and in all other actions of holy religion, visiting thy temple with frequent addresses of devotion, and contem

* Instead of the next two prayers, may be read that part of the Litany which follows the Lord's Prayer, at page 73.

plating and admiring the fair beauty of the Lord, and that being secure in such employments, being hid in thy tabernacle, and taking sanctuary within the secret place of thy dwelling, we may at last come unto thy heavenly Jerusalem where the gates of thy temple are open day and night, there seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, praising Thee, to all eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.-Amen.-Psalm xxvii. Jer. Taylor.

Reader.

O Lord God Omnipotent, whose seat is in heaven, and thou hast done whatsoever pleased Thee in heaven and earth, give us thy

grace, that in all our troubles we may make Thee our succour and defence, and put our trust in Thee 'only; that we, receiving thy mercies and the satisfaction of all our hopes from thy plenteousness and loving-kindness, may give praise unto thy name, never ascribing to ourselves any honour, or the glory and thanks of any good action or prosperous success, but to Thee, who art the author and giver of all good things. Preserve us from all dangers of idolatry, from worshiping or loving any vain imaginations, and making any thing to be our confidence besides Thee, our God; that so thou mayest be mindful of us, and bless us in all our ways, and when we die and go down into

silence, we may have our portion amongst the blessed of the Lord, in the inheritance of thy kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.— Amen.-Psalm cxv. Jer. Taylor.

A general thanksgiving.

Reader.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give Thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men; We bless Thee for our creation and preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of

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