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At the beginning of Morning Prayer, the Minister shall read with a loud Voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow: And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.


HEN the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. li. 17.

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him: neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.

I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. Luke xv. 18, 19.

Enter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2.

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EARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God, our heavenly Father; but confess 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. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a

pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me,

A general Confession, to be said by the whole Congregation, after the Minister, all kneeling.


LMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

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Then the Minister shall say,

LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness, we may be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour.

The People shall answer here, and at the end of all other Prayers. Amen.

Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer; the People also repeating it with him, both here and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.

UR Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be

thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy Will be done on 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 up from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, For ever and ever. Amen. Then likewise he shall say,

O Lord, open thou our lips.

Answ. And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Minist. O God, make speed to save us;
Answ. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Here all standing up, the Minister shall say, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

Answ. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Minist. Praise ye the Lord.

Answ. The Lord's Name be praised.

Then shall follow the Psalms, in order as they are appointed. And at the End of every Psalm shall be repeated,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


Then shall be read distinctly, the First Lesson taken out of the Old Testament, as is appointed in the Table of proper Lessons: He that readeth, so standing, and turning himself as he may best be heard of all. And after that shall be said the following Hymn :

E praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.


All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.

To thee all Angels cry alond: the Heavens, and all the powers therein.

To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;

Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy Glory.

The glorious company of the Aposles praise


The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee;

The noble army of Martyrs praise thee.

The Holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee;

The Father of an infinite Majesty;

Thine honourable, true, and only Son; Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. Thou art the King of glory, O Christ; Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.

When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of Heaven to all believers.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.

We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy Saints in glory everlasting.

O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage.

Govern them, and lift them up
Day by day we magnify thee,

for ever.

And we worship thy Name ever, world without end.



Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without

O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon

O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in thee.

O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.

Then shall be read in like manner the Second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament: And after that, the following Psalm.


BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness, and comeb efore his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed, by the Minister and the
People, standing.

BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of Heaven and Earth:

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into Hell:* The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into Heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins; The Resurrection of the Body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.

And after that, the Minister shall pronounce with a loud Voice,
The Lord be with you;

Answ. And with thy spirit.

* Hades-The invisible world. The common receptacle of the souls of all men, both just and unjust, after death.


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