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EVENING PRAYER.

from whom

3. and all

XIV. The Second Collect. 1. O God, 1. The preparations of the heart in man, and all holy de

the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. Pr. sires, xvi. 1. Every good gift and every perfect gift is

from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights. Ja. i. 17. It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Ph.

ii. 13. 2. all good 2. O Lord, I know that the way of man is counsels,

not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. Je. x. 23. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom ; I am understanding, I have strength. Pr. viii. 14. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. Pr. xix. 21.

3. Thanks be to God, which put the same earnest just works do proceed;

care into the heart of Titus for you. 2 Co. viii. 16. Then rose up the chief of the fathers, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. Ezr. i. 5. -See also, 1 Ch. xxix. 16.Ezr. vii. 27.

4. Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us ; for thou unto thy ser

also hast wrought all our works in us. Is. xxvi. 12. peace which Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; cannot give; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. John

xiv. 27. Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Ro. v. 1. Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience. 2 Co. i. 12.

5. O that my ways were directed to keep thy may be set to statutes! I will run the way of thy commandments, obey thy com- when thou shalt enlarge my heart. Ps. cxix. 5. 32. mandments,

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! De. v. 29. I will give them an heart of flesh; that they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances. Ez. xi. 19, 20. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that

4. Give

vants that

5 That both our hearts

the fear of

they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Re,

xxii. 14. 6. and also 6. The Lord is our defence. Ps. lxxxix. 18. As that by thee se deinz de- he spake, that we should be saved from our enemies, fended from and from the hand of all that hate us ; that he sur enemies, would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of

the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Lu. i. 70, 71, 74, 75. And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear : and from terror, for it shall not come near thee. Is. liv.

13, 14. 1. may pass 7. The Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. 2 Th. iii. 16. The

peace

of quietness; God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep through the merits of your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Ph. Jesus Christ

iv. 7. And the work of righteousness shall be Amen. peace, and the effect of righteousness quietness and

assurance for ever: and my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Is. xxxii. 17, 18. I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. Ez. xxxiv. 25. Now the Lord my

God hath given me rest on every side. 1 Ki. v. 4. Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Ro. v. 1.

our time in rest and

our Saviour.

Ke beseech

XV. The Third Collect, for Aid against all Perils. 1. Lighten 1. Thou art my lamp, O Lord ; and the Lord oor darkness,

will lighten my darkness. 2 Sa. xxii. 29. Con. thee. O Lord; sider and hear me, O Lord my God; lighten mine

eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death. Ps. xiii. 3. Then spake Jesus unto them, saying, I am the light of the world ; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John viii. 12. Unto the upright there ariseth light

us from all

4, 5.

in the darkness. Ps. cxii. 4. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Ps. xcvii. 11. Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise. Mal. iv. 2. Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light.—Is. Ix. 20.—See also, the whole chap.

-John i. 4.—Lu. ii. 30. 32.--Job xxix. 3. 2. and by 2. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by mercy defend night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day, nor for per ils and

the pestilence that walketh in darkness. Ps. xci. dangers of 5, 6. He will keep the feet of his saints. 1 Sa. ii. this night;

9. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep: the Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. Ps. cxxi.

When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid ; yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Pr. iii. 24. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. Ps. iv. 8. I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for the Lord sustained me. Ps. iii. 5.See also, Ps. lxxviii, 14.

3. The love of Christ which passeth knowledge. love of thy only Son, our

Ep. iii. 19. Greater love hath no man than this, Saviour, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John Amen.

xv. 13. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. John x. 17. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue ye in my love. John xv. 9. We have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 1 John iv. 14. In that day ye shall ask me nothing : Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you ; for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. John xvi. 23. 27. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us. 1 John iii. 16.

3. for the

Jesus Christ.

AT MORNING PRAYER

Faith. Which

every one do

and under filed, without

XVI. The Creed of St. Athanasius. 1, 2. Who- 1, 2. What must I do to be saved ? Believe on sever will be the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. all things it is Ac. xvi. 30, 31. Preach the gospel to every creathat lie hold ture: he that believeth and is baptized, shall be the Catholick saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned. Faith, except Mar. xvi. 15, 16. Without faith it is impossible keep whole

to please him ; for he that cometh to God must be

lieve that he is. He. xi. 6. By grace are ye saved doubt he shau through faith. Ep. ii. 8. Ye shall not add unto perish ever the word which I command you, neither shall ye lastingly,

diminish aught from it. De. iv. 2. If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Ga. i. 9. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John xii. 48. It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you, but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. Ac. xiii. 46. Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. 2 John 9. Hold fast the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Ti. i. 13. Christ, whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end ; for we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end. He. iii. 6. 14. We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God

in vain. 2 Co. vi. 1.-See also, Re. xxii. 18, 19. 3, 4. And 3, 4. There is none other God but one. 1 Co. the Catholick viii. 4. God is one. Ga. iii. 20. Go ye, there

at we wor: fore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the slip one God in Trinity,

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy and Trinity Ghost. Mat. xxviii. 19. Elect according to the neither con- foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctifi. founding the cation of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling

Faith is this:

substance.

5. For there is one Person

another of

Ghost.

Persons, nor of the blood of Jesus Christ. 1 Pe. i. 2. Through dividing the

him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Ep. ii. 18. The Lord, him shall ye worship. 2 Ki. xvii. 36. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Re. iv. 8. God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts. Ga. iv. 6. That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father; he that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father. John v. 23. All things that the Father hath are mine, He [the Spirit of truth) shall take of mine and show it unto you. John xvi. 15. There is one God, and there is none other but he. Mar. xi. 32.—See also, 2 Co. xiii. 14.

5. Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightof the Father, way out of the water ; and lo, the heavens were the Son, and opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God de

scending like a dove, and lighting upon him; and the Holy

lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Mat, iii. 16, 17. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth ; I have put my Spirit upon him. Is. xlii. 1. Thou whose name alone is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth. P's. lxxxiii. 18. This is his name whereby he shall be called, the Lord [Jehovah] our righteousness. Je. xxiii. 6. The hand of the Lord God [Jehovah] fell upon me, and he put forth the form of an hand, and the Spirit lifted me up. Ez. viii. 1. 3. The testimony of two men is true ; I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. John viii. 17, 18. When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. John xv. 26.

6. I and my Father are one. John x. 30. Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and

I work; therefore the Jews sought the more to kill loly Ghost, him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, is all one; the but' said also that God was his Father, making Glory equal the Majesty himself equal with God. John v. 17, 18. The

6. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the

co-eternal.

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