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THE BIDDING PRAYER

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Dearly 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. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great

benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. 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: 

THE CONFESSION

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All               Almighty 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, which confess their faults.

                    Restore thou them that are penitent;

                    according to thy promises declared unto mankind

                    in Christ Jesu 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. 

 

 

THE ABSOLUTION

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Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power, and commandment, to his ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the absolution and remission of their sins: he pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. 

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Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him, which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure, and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All                Amen. 

 

If no priest is present the person saying the Service shall read the following Collect for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity.

 

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All                Amen

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All               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.

 

THE PRECES 

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O Lord open thou our lips.

All            And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

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O God make speed to save us.

All             O Lord, make haste to help us

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

All            As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 

                 world without end. Amen.

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Praise ye the Lord.

All            The Lord’s name be praised.

 

VENITE, EXULTEMUS DOMINO

Psalm 95

O COME, let us sing unto the Lord:

                 let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving:

                 and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God:

                 and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are all the corners of the earth:

                 and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it:

                 and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down:

                 and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is the Lord our God:

                 and we are the people of his pasture, 

                 and the sheep of his hand.

To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts:

                 as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation 

                 in the wilderness;

When your fathers tempted me:

                 proved me, and saw my works.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said:

                 It is a people that do err in their hearts, 

                 for they have not known my ways.

Unto whom I sware in my wrath:

                 that they should not enter into my rest.

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.

 

PSALM Psalm 102

 

O Lord, hear my prayer 

and let my crying come before you.

 

Hide not your face from me 

in the day of my distress.

 

Incline your ear to me; 

when I call, make haste to answer me, 

 

For my days are consumed in smoke 

and my bones burn away as in a furnace.

 

My heart is smitten down and withered like grass, 

so that I forget to eat my bread.

 

From the sound of my groaning 

my bones cleave fast to my skin.

 

I am become like a vulture in the wilderness, 

like an owl that haunts the ruins.

 

I keep watch and am become like a sparrow 

solitary upon the housetop.

 

My enemies revile me all the day long, 

and those who rage at me have sworn together against me.

 

I have eaten ashes for bread 

and mingled my drink with weeping,

 

Because of your indignation and wrath, 

for you have taken me up and cast me down.

 

My days fade away like a shadow 

and I am withered like grass. 

 

But you, O Lord, shall endure for ever 

and your name through all generations.

 

You will arise and have pity on Zion; 

it is time to have mercy upon her;

surely the time has come.

 

For your servants love her very stones 

and feel compassion for her dust.

 

Then shall the nations fear your name, O Lord, 

and all the kings of the earth your glory,

 

When the Lord has built up Zion 

and shown himself in glory;

 

When he has turned to the prayer of the destitute 

and has not despised their plea. 

 

This shall be written for those that come after, 

and a people yet unborn shall praise the Lord.

 

For he has looked down from his holy height; 

from the heavens he beheld the earth,

 

That he might hear the sighings of the prisoner 

and set free those condemned to die;

 

That the name of the Lord may be proclaimed in Zion 

and his praises in Jerusalem,

 

When peoples are gathered together 

and kingdoms also, to serve the Lord. 

 

 

He has brought down my strength in my journey 

and has shortened my days.

 

I pray, ‘O my God, do not take me in the midst of my days; 

your years endure throughout all generations.

 

‘In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, 

and the heavens are the work of your hands;

 

‘They shall perish, but you will endure; 

they all shall wear out like a garment.

 

‘You change them like clothing, and they shall be changed; 

but you are the same, and your years will not fail.

 

‘The children of your servants shall continue, 

and their descendants shall be established in your sight.’

THE TE DEUM LAUDAMUS 

All            We 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 aloud: the heavens, 

                 and all the powers therein.

                 To thee Cherubin and Seraphin: 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 Apostles: praise thee.

                 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 for ever.

                 Day by day: we magnify thee;

                 And we worship thy Name: ever world without end.

                 Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin.

                 O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us.

                 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. Amen.                                                              

LUKE 1.46-55

REFLECTION OF PSALM 102

by  Angela Tilby

THE BENEDICTUS 

 

                 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel:

                 for he hath visited and redeemed his people;

                 And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us: 

                 in the house of his servant David;

                 As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets: 

                 which have been since the world began;

                 That we should be saved from our enemies: 

                 and from the hand of all that hate us.

                 To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers: 

                 and to remember his holy Covenant;

                 To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:

                 that he would give us;

                 That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies: 

                 might serve him without fear;

                 In holiness and righteousness before him: 

                 all the days of our life.

                 And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest:

                 for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

                 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people: 

                 for the remission of their sins,

                 Through the tender mercy of our God: 

                 whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;

                 To give light to them that sit in darkness,

                 and in the shadow of death:

                 and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

                 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.              

LUKE 1:68

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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All            I 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.

THE VERSICLES AND RESPONSES 

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The Lord be with you.

All            And with thy spirit.

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Let us pray.

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Lord have mercy upon us.

All            Christ have mercy upon us.

Lord have mercy upon us.

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All             Our Father, which 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 who trespass against us.

                  And lead us not into temptation;

                  but deliver us from evil.

                  Amen.

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O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.

All            And grant us thy salvation.

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O Lord save the Queen.

All            And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

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Endue thy ministers with righteousness.

All            And make thy chosen people joyful.

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O Lord save thy people.

All            And bless thine inheritance.

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Give peace in our time, O Lord.

All            Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but

                 only thou, O God.

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O God make clean our hearts with in us.

All            And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

 

COLLECTS

The Collect of the day...

 

        

The Second Collect, for Peace

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed, give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that, by thee, we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. 

All            Amen.

 

The Third Collect, for Grace

O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the end of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this evening we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All            Amen.

THE PRAYERS

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The Prayer of St. Chrysostom

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All            Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time      

                 with one accord to make our common supplications

                 unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three  

                 are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant

                 their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and    

                 petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient

                 for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy  

                 truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

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                 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

 

BLESSING

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The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, 

keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, 

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: 

And the blessing of God Almighty, 

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, 

be amongst you and remain with you always. 

All            Amen.

The Dassett Magna Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit:

fill the hearts of your faithful people

and kindle in us the fire of your love.

Strengthen your church here in Dassett Magna:

deepen our faith

and pour out your love, through us,

on our communities.

We ask these things in Jesus' name.

Amen.

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