And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice,
Minister. The Lord be with you (thee).
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Answer. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Minister. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Then the Minister, Clerks, and people shall say the Lord's Prayer with a loud voice.
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 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 us from evil. Amen.
Then the Minister standing up shall say, O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Prayers for the remission and forgiveness of sins; for the generous salvation made sure in Christ.
Minister. Reign supreme, O God, over the powers of this world.
Answer. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Prayers for all earthly authorities whose rule is subject to God's word.
Minister. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.
Prayers for God's chosen ministers; for their discipline in teaching and righteousness of life.
Minister. O Lord, save thy people.
Answer. And bless thine inheritance.
Prayers for the Elect in Christ, and all those who are afflicted in mind, body or estate.
Minister. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
Answer. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Prayers for the defeat of Evil and the Day of Judgement; for God's peace and His glory.
Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
Prayers for the comfort and the cleansing power of the Holy Ghost.
A Prayer for All Conditions of Men.
O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [* especially those for whom our prayers are desired;] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
* This may be said when any desire the prayers of the Congregation.
A General Thanksgiving.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and lovingkindness to us, and to all men; [* particularly to those who desire now to offer up their praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unto them.] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
* This may be said when any desire to return thanks for mercies vouchsafed to them.
NOTE, That the General Thanksgiving may be said by the Congregation with the Minister.