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All loving and gracious God, who permits us at this time to draw near to You, position our hearts aright, that we may lift up prayer and praise to You, trusting not in our own doings but trusting in Your great mercy, through Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Bow down Your ear, 0 Lord, and listen to the poor and needy.

Rejoice in the soul of Your servant;
For unto You, 0 Lord, do I lift up my soul

For You, Lord are good, and ready to forgive,
And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon You.

I will praise You, 0 Lord my God, with my whole heart;
And I will glorify Your name for evermore.

God Who covers Yourself with light as with a garment;
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain:

Who laid the foundations of the earth.
0 Lord, how manifold are Your works!

In wisdom have You made them all.
We praise You, 0 Lord.

We praise You that You redeemed our lives from destruction and bring us to Your holy dwelling.
We praise You, 0 Lord.

That You are made known to us in Your only begotten Son, Immanuel, God with us, who died, and rose again, and ascended on high to be our Intercessor and Advocate;
We praise You, 0 Lord.

Remember not our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither take vengeance of our sins: spare us, good Lord, spare Your people, whom You have redeemed with Your most precious blood, and do not be angry with us forever.
Spare us, good Lord.

From neglect of Your law and contempt of Your grace; from rejecting Your Son, and from grieving Your Spirit;
Good Lord, deliver us.

From pride, presumption, and arrogance; from dis­honoring parents, magistrates, and governments; and from all irreverence;

Good Lord, deliver us.

From wronging the poor; from envying the rich; from keeping back the hire of labor; and from rendering eye-service;
Good Lord deliver us.

From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from anarchy, riot, bloodshed, and rebellion ;
Good Lord, deliver us.

From corruption in office and in judgment; from sectional divisions, and partisan strife;
Good Lord, deliver us.

From false maxims of cunning and greed; from immorality, vice, and unseemliness; from the cor­ruption of our youth, and the godless pursuit of pleasure or gain ;
Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech You, Lord, that You will give to the earth fruitful seasons, that Your poor may have bread.
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That You will prosper and sanctify those who go down to the sea in ships; those who labor in mines, factories, and mills; those who sow fields and reap harvests; those who buy, sell, and carry merchan­dise; and all other toilers; that they may be united in Christian love and service for the furtherance of Your kingdom;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to consecrate the industries of Your people, giving us wisdom and grace, that as riches increase we may not set our hearts upon them, but use them, in the fear of God, for the downfall of evil and the triumph of good ;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to watch over all schools of learning, giving discernment to those who preside over them, and grace to those who are gathered in them ;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord

That it may please You to consecrate all science and literature to the promotion of peace, purity, and piety; to guide inquirers after truth and seekers after righteousness; to impart skill and give direction to physicians and all who minister to the sick; and to bestow a spirit of righteousness and justice upon ad­vocates and judges;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You with Your grace to visit all hospitals, asylums, and benevolent institutions, direct­ing their efforts to the bodily and spiritual help of those to whom they minister;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That You will send into ;ails, prisons, and reforma­tories, the light of Your truth and the sanctifying in­fluences of Your Spirit ;

We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That You will speedily abolish drinking saloons, gambling places, and all haunts of vice, with their hosts of evils; and make haste to deliver men from the scourge of intemperate passions and lusts;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That You will bless all householders, parents, and guardians of young children, to the end that, by a godly example, they may lead into the Christian faith those who are committed unto them ;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to bless and preserve the President of these United States, and the Governor of this State [Territory], with all rulers and magistrates, giving them grace to execute justice and to maintain truth;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to illuminate all pastors, preachers, and teachers with true knowledge and understanding of Your word ; and that both by speak­ing and living they may set it forth accordingly;
We beseech You to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to give to all Your people increase of grace to hear meekly Your word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit;
Be pleased to hear us, good Lord

That it may please You to sustain those who are perplexed with the cares of home; to defend and provide for the fatherless children and widows, and all who are desolate and oppressed; to succor, help, and comfort those who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;
Be pleased to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to Five to all nations unity, peace, and concord ; to bind into oneness with us the strangers who are come to dwell among us, and to make of us a people to Your praise ;
Be pleased to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please You to strengthen and guide all missionaries of the cross, comforting them in persecu­tions and dangers, and giving success to Your blessed gospel in every land, that Your people may speedily say: The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever;
Be gracious and hear us, good Lord

Son of God, we beseech You to hear us.
Son of God, me beseech You to hear us.

0 Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world;
Grant us Your mercy

We humbly beseech You, 0 Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and, for the glory of Your name, turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved ; and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in Your mercy, and evermore serve You in holiness and pureness of living, to Your honor and glory; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord.*  Amen.

From The American Book of Church Services