PRAYERS FOR THE PARLIAMENT
One of the following:
Psalms 1, 15, 24, 34 (vv. 1-8), 46, 66 (vv. 1-14, 18), 67,
93, 95 (vv. 1-7), 100, 111, 112 (vv. 1-6), 119 (vv. 33-40), 121, 145 (vv. 1-6
The Lord be with you.
And with thy Spirit.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
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.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
O Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings,
Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all
the dwellers upon earth; most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to
behold our most Gracious Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth; and so replenish her
with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that she may always incline to thy will, and
walk in thy way: Endue her plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant her in health
and wealth long to live; strengthen her that she may vanquish and overcome all
her enemies; and finally after this life she may attain everlasting joy and
felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, the Fountain of all Goodness, We humbly
beseech thee to bless Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Prince of Wales and all
the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy
Heavenly Grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine
everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, by whom alone Kings reign, and Princes decree
justice; and from whom alone cometh all counsel, wisdom, and understanding; we
thine unworthy servants, here gathered together in thy Name, do most humbly
beseech thee to send down thy Heavenly Wisdom from above, to direct and guide
us in all our consultations; and grant that, we having thy fear always before
our eyes, and laying aside all private interests, prejudices, and partial
affections, the result of all our counsels may be to the glory of thy blessed
Name, the maintenance of true Religion and Justice, the safety, honour, and
happiness of the Queen, the publick wealth, peace and tranquillity of the
Realm, and the uniting and knitting together of the hearts of all persons and
estates within the same, in true Christian Love and Charity one towards
another, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
One of the following:
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works
of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this
mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to
judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through
him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to
take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin:
Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus
Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God,
world without end. Amen. (Christmas)
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou
hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and
make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging
our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission
and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Lent)
Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus
Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We
humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put
into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to
good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (Easter)
God, who of old time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful
people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the
same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in
his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without
end. Amen. (Pentecost and general)
Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most
gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help, that in all our works
begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy Holy Name, and finally
by thy mercy obtain everlasting Life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.