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Daily throughout the Year. The beginning of Morning Prayer, the
Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of the Sentence's, which are taken Word for Word' out
of the Holy Scriptures, after which follows this Exhortation,
Early beloved Brethren, Jam.
2. 5. the Scripture moveth us iu fundry places to acknow
ledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, i John 1. 9. Psal: 51. 3. Pfal. 38. 18. and that we should not disremble, nor 'cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father, Prov. 28. 13. Pfal. 32. 5. but con
fefs them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart, to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same by his infinite goodness and mercy, P/. 10. 17. and Pfal. 34. 18. Joel 2. 12. 13. And altho' we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God, 1 Tim. 2. 8. yet ought we most chiefly so to do when we assemble and meet together, Levit. 4. 14: to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received' at his hands, Pfal. 68. 19. to set forth his most worthy praise, Pfal.50.23.to hear his most holy Word, Heb. 3. 7. Rom. 10. 17. and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary as well for the body as the soul, Matt. 6. 11, 12. and 7. 7, 8. jam. 4. 2. 3. Whereforę I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, i Cor. 4. 16. 2 Cor. 2. . 8. and 5. 29. unto the throne of the heavenly Graće, saying after me, Heb .
A general Confession to be said of the whole Cono
Lmighty and most merciful Father,
have erred and strayed from thy ways like loft sheep, Pfal. 119. 176. 1 Pet. 2. 25.
We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, Heb. 3 10. Gen. 6. 5. We have offended against thy, holy laws, Aits 7. 53. Dan. 9.9, 10. Jam. 2. 10. and 3. 2. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done these things which we ought not to have done, Rom. 7. 115, 19. And there is no health in us, Isa. d. 56.
But thou O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders, Luke : 18. 13. Psal. 51. 7. Spare thou-them, O God; which confess their faults, Joel, 2. .17 Hof14 2. Restore thou them that are penitent, Pfal. 5.1. 12. Heb. 6.6. Accordin to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu, our Lord, Ephes. 3, 6. Rom. 15. 8. 2 Cor. I. 20. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, Foln 14. 13, 14. and 15. 16. that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, Tit. 2. 11, 12. To the glory of thy holy Name, i Pet: 4. 11. i Gor, 10. 31. Amen.
I Cor. 14. 16. The Absolution or Remission of sins, to be pro
nounced by the Priest' alones ftanding ; the people still kneeling:
Lmighty God, Gen. 17. 1. the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Rom: 15.6. who defreth not the death of a fin
ner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, Ezek. 33. 11. 1 Tim, 2. 4. and hath given power and commandment to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the absolution and remission of their sins, Luke 24. 47. Fohn 20. 23. 2 Cor. 5. 19. he pardoneth and abfolveth all them that truly repent and unfeighedly believe his Holy Gospel. A&ts 10. 43. Luke 24. 47. At's 3. 19. Rom. 1. 16. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his holy Spirit, 2 Tim. 2. 25. A&ts 11.-18. Luke 11. 13. that those things may please him which we do at this present, Heb. 11. 6. Rom. 8. 8. and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy, Ephef. 1. 4. Fohn S. 14. Rom. 6. 6. so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, Heb. 12. 14. Matt. 5. 8. through Jesus Christ our Lord, Rom. 5. 21. and 6. 23. The People shall answer here, and at the end of
all other Prayers, Amen. Nehem. 5. 13. I Chron. 16. 36. I Cor. 14. 16.
hen the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's
Prayer with an audible voice; the People also kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wherefoever else it is used in Divine Service.
St. Matt. 6.
lowed be thy name. v. 9. Thy kingC
dom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. V. 10. Give us this day our daily bread. v. 11. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trefpass against us. v. 12. And lead us not in
to temptation, but deliver us from evil: 2. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 3.
V.,13.6. @ Then likewise fhall the Minister say, and the
people shall answer.
People. And our mouth shall shew forth thy
40. 13. '
the people answer.
Priest. Praise the Lord, Pfal. 146, 1. -. People. The Lord's name be praised.