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ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose favour we honour, in one solemnity, the merits of all thy Saints, grant we may obtain a most plentiful blessing of thy so much desired mercy, since we have so many interceding in our behalf. Through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, &c.
In LENT and ADVENT the Miserere (page 146) is said instead of the Te Deum, after which O God, who by sin art offended, and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of thy people who make supplication to thee, and turn away the scourges of thy anger, which we deserve for our sins. Spare, O Lord, spare thy people, that, having been justly punished for their sins, they may find comfort in thy mercy. Though our Lord Jesus Christ, &c.
PRAYER FOR ADVENT.
RAISE up our hearts, O Lord, we beseech thee, to prepare the way of thine only Son; that, by his coming, being reconciled to thee, we may serve thee in holiness all the days of our lives; who livest, &c.
FOR THE DEAD.
FROM the depths I have cried out to thee, O Lord Lord hear my voice.
Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my petition.
If thou shalt observe iniquities, O Lord: Lord, who shall endure it?
For with thee is propitiation; and because of thy law I have waited for thee, O Lord.
My soul hath relied on his word: my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy and with him there is plentiful redemption.
And he himself shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Eternal rest give to them, O Lord.
And may perpetual light shine upon them.
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, give to the souls of thy servants departed the remission of all their sins; that, by our pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have always desired. Through, &c.
May they rest in peace.
Then, if any one be lately dead, may be added the following prayer.
GRANT, O God, that while we here lament the departure of thy servant, we may ever remember that we are most certainly to follow him (or her). Give us grace to prepare for that last hour by a good life, that we may not be surprised by sudden death, but be ever watching when thou shalt call; that so, with thee, the Spouse, we may enter into eternal glory; Through, &c.
ON AN ANNIVERSARY DAY.
O GOD of mercy and pardon, grant to the soul of thy servant, N. whose anniversary we commemorate, the calm of refreshment, the happiness of rest, aud the brightness of glory, Through, &c.
FOR THE SICK.
HEAL thy servants, O Lord, who are sick, and who put their trust in thee.
Send them help, O Lord, and comfort from thy holy place.
O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, the eternal salvation of them that believe in thee, hear us in behalf of thy servants who are sick; for whom we humbly crave the help of thy mercy that, their health being restored to them, they may render thanks to thee in thy church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MAY the Lord hear thee in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee.
May he send thee help from his sanctuary, and from out of Sion to defend thee.
May he remember all thy sacrifices; and may thy burnt offering be acceptable.
May he give unto thee according to thy heart's desire, and confirm all thy counsels.
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God will we glory.
May the Lord fulfil all thy requests; now I know the Lord hath saved his anointed.
He will hear him from his holy heaven : the salvation of his right hand is powerful.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses; but we will call on the name of our Lord.
They are fettered and are fallen; but we have risen and are set upright.
O Lord, save the King; and hear us in the day we call upon thee.
Glory be to the Father, &c.
O Lord, save Victoria our Queen :-And hear us in the day we call upon thee.
O GOD, by whom kings reign, and the princes of the earth exercise their power; O thou, who art the strength and support of those kingdoms that serve thee; mercifully hear our prayers, and defend thy servant Victoria, our Queen, from all dangers; and grant that her safety may conduce to the peace and welfare of thy people. Through, &c.
ACCEPT, O most gracious God, this our service if by thy grace we have performed any thing according to our duty, in thy clemency regard it, and what we have done with negligence, mercifully pardon. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, descend upon us now, and remain with us for ever. Amen.
SEVEN PENITENTIAL PSALMS.
Proper to be recited on Fasting-days, and at other penitential times.
Anth. Remember not, O Lord, our offences, nor those of our parents; and take not revenge on our sins.
Psalm vi. Domine ne in furore.
1 David, in deep affliction, prays for a mitigation of the divine anger, 4 in consideration of God's mercy, 5 glory, 6 his own repentance, 8 by faith triumphs over his enemies.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. 3 And my soul is troubled exceedingly: but thou, O Lord, how long.
4 Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O save me, for thy mercy's sake.
5 For there is no one in death that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?
6 I have laboured in my groaning; every night I will wash my bed, I will water my couch with my tears.