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SECOND LITANY.

O God, whose nature is ever to have mercy and forgive, receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us.

Graciously hear and forgive us, O Lord.

Save us, we beseech thee, from wandering thoughts, low desires, and vain imaginations, and from the waste of our time and the neglect of thy warnings; save us from idle words and corrupt communications, from an impatient and irreverent spirit, from hatred and wrath, from all selfishness, uncharitableness and deadly sin.

Save us we beseech thee, O Lord.

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; grant us to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth, and finally pass the grave and gate of death to our joyful resurrection.

Grant this we beseech thee, O Lord.

Grant unto us to be poor in spirit, that ours may be the kingdom of heaven; give unto us godly sorrow and mourning that we may be comforted; meekness that we may inherit the earth ; hunger and thirst after righteousness that we may be filled; grant unto us to be merciful, that we may obtain mercy; to be pure in heart, that we may see God; to be peace-makers, that we may be called the children of God; and to be patient in all trouble, that our reward may be great in heaven.

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Grant this we beseech thee, O Lord.

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things, graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O Lord, keep and defend us forever.

O God, by whose spirit the whole body of the church is governed and sanctified; receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy church, that every member of the same in his vocation and ministry may truly and faithfully serve thee. Give wisdom also to our rulers and magistrates, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way; and grant thy blessing to all schools and teachers, that knowledge, virtue, and piety may increase and be established among us.

Graciously hear us, O Lord God.

Show thy mercy, O Lord, to all men; be a friend to the

poor and friendless, and a father to fatherless children; be a guide and defence to all travellers by land and by water; enlighten the ignorant; comfort the afflicted; bless our friends and benefactors, and bless our enemies; and fill the whole world with thy truth, mercy

and love.
Graciously hear us, O Lord God.

Kindly preserve us, O God, from temporal danger, and bodily pain; may we temperately enjoy the fruits of the earth in their season ; supply our wants according to thy wisdom, and grant that we may so pass

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through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal.

Graciously hear us, O Lord God.
Favorably with mercy hear our prayers.
O gracious Father, have mercy upon us.
O Lord let thy mercy be shown upon us ;
As we do put trust in thee.

O God, heavenly Father, from whom all good things do come, we thank thee for life and all its blessings, for religion and all its consolations, hopes, and joys; we thank thee for the life and doctrine, the death, resurrection, and ascension of thy son Jesus Christ; for Christian faith and Christian fellowship. Grant us thy grace that we may be truly grateful ; that we may constantly serve thee on earth, and at last may be found meet to be partakers with the saints in light, through the great mediator and redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.

THIRD LITANY.

From the Epistle to the Romans. O Thou, of whom, and through whom, and to whom are all things, help us with one mind and one mouth to glorify thee, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

0 Thou, who art the God of patience and consolation, grant us to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.

0 Thou, who art the God of hope, fill us with all

joy and peace in believing, that we may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

May we be full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

May those that are strong bear the infirmities of the weak.

May we follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Save us, we beseech thee, O heavenly Father, from being conformed to this world, from thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought to think, from being wise in our own conceits, from being overcome of evil, and enable us to overcome evil with good.

Hear us good Lord.

If we have, at any time, held the truth in unrighteousness, if when we have known God we have not glorified him as God nor been thankful, if we have changed thy truth into a lie, and worshipped the creature more than the Creator;

Forgive us, we beseech thee, O our Father.

If we have not liked to retain thee in our thoughts, if we have despised thy goodness, forbearance, and long suffering; if our heart has been impenitent and hard; if we have dishonored thee by breaking thy

law;

Forgive us, we beseech thee, O our Father.

If the good which we would, we do not, and the evil which we would not, that we do; if to will is present with us, but how to perform that which we will, we find not; if when we would do good evil is present with us; if we find a law in our members warring against the law of our mind and bringing us into captivity to the law of sin in our members;

Help us, we beseech thee, O our Father.

Being justified by faith, may we have peace with thee, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Shed thy love in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.

May the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, make us free from the law of sin and death, and make us walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit; may we not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of adoption, whereby we call thee, Father;

Being led by thy Spirit, may we become thy children.

May nothing separate us from the love of Christ; neither tribulation, nor distress, nor persecution, nor famine, nor nakedness, nor peril, nor the sword;

In all these, may we be more than conquerers through him who has loved us.

May neither death nor life, nor angels nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any creature, separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.

May nothing separate us from thy love.

May we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in our heart that God has raised him from the

dead;

May we believe with our heart unto righteousness, and confess with our mouth unto salvation.

We beseech thee, Heavenly Father, that we may be enabled to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to thee, being transformed by the renewing of our mind.

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