Monday, 5 November 2018

A modernised form of prayer with thanksgiving to be used on November the 5th

A Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving;
to be used annually on the fifth of November for the happy deliverance of King James the First, and the Three Estates of England, from the most traitorous and bloody-intended massacre by gunpowder.
Thanksgiving is also given today for the happy arrival of His majesty King William on this day, and for the deliverance of our church and nation.

    The minister of every parish shall give warning to his Parishioners publicly in the church at Morning Prayer, the Sunday before, for the due observation of this day. After Morning Prayer, or preaching, upon fifth day of November, the minister shall read publicly, distinctly, and plainly, the Act of Parliament, made in the third Year of King James the First, for the Observation of it.

    The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy Days in all things; except where it is hereafter otherwise appointed.

    If this Day shall happen to be a Sunday, only the Collect proper for that Sunday shall be added to this Office in its place.

Morning Prayer shall begin with these Sentences from Psalm 103.8-10

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in faithful love.
He will not always accuse us
or be angry forever.
 He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve
or repaid us according to our iniquites

Instead of Venite, exultemus, this Hymn shall be used:

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his faithful love endures forever.
 Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim
that he has redeemed them from the power of the foe

Since my youth they have often attacked me—
let Israel say—
Since my youth they have often attacked me,
but they have not prevailed against me.

They hid their net for me without cause;
they dug a pit for me without cause.
My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. 
I will sing; I will sing praises.
Our Lord is great, vast in power;
his understanding is infinite.

The Lord helps the oppressed
but brings the wicked to the ground.

Let your hand be with the man at your right hand,
with the son of man you have made strong for yourself.

Then we will not turn away from you;
revive us, and we will call on your name.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, world without end.  Amen.

Proper Psalms.
44, 124, 123.

Proper Lessons.
The First Lesson
 2 Samuel 22.

The Second Lesson
Acts 23.

In the Suffrages after the Creed, these shall be inserted, and used for the Queen.

      Priest. O Lord, save the Queen
People. Who puts her trust in you
Priest. Send her help from your holy place
People. And evermore mightily defend her
Priest. Let her enemies have no advantage against her
People. Let not the wicked approach to hurt her

Instead of the First Collect for Morning Prayer, these two shall be used:

ALMIGHTY God, who has in all ages showed your power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverance of your Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious monarchs and nations—professing your holy and eternal truth—from the wicked conspiracies and malicious practices of all their enemies; We give to you our sincere thanks and praise for the wonderful and mighty deliverance of our gracious Sovereign King James the First, the Queen, the Prince, and all the Royal family, along with the Nobility, Clergy and Commons of England, who were in 1605 assembled in Parliament.  You delivered them from Popish treachery which appointed them as sheep to the slaughter, in a most barbarous and savage manner, beyond the examples of former ages. From this unnatural conspiracy, not by our merit, but  by  your mercy; not by our foresight, but by your providence, you delivered us.  Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto your Name we give all honour and all glory, in all churches of the saints, from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ACCEPT also, most gracious God, of our sincere thanks, for filling our hearts again with joy and gladness—after the time in which you had afflicted us—and putting a new song into our mouths, by bringing his Majesty King William to us upon this day, for the deliverance of our church and nation from Popish yyranny and arbitrary Power. We adore the wisdom and justice of your providence, which so timely intervened in our extreme danger, and disappointed all the designs of our enemies. We beseech you, give us such a living and lasting sense of what you did back then, and have since that time done for us, that we may not grow secure and careless in our obedience—by presuming upon your great and undeserved goodness—but instead be led to repentance.  Move us to be  more diligent and zealous in all the duties of our religion, which you have in a marvellous manner preserved for us. Let truth and justice, brotherly kindness and charity, devotion and piety, concord and unity, along with all other virtues, so flourish among us, that they may be the stability of our times, and make this church a praise in all the earth. All of this we humbly beg for the sake of our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

At the end of the Litany, this shall be said:
ALMIGHTY God and heavenly Father, who of your gracious providence, and tender mercy towards us, prevented the malice and imaginations of our enemies, by discovering and confounding their horrible and wicked enterprise, which they plotted and intended this day in 1605 to execute against the King—and the whole nation of England—for the subversion of the government and religion established among us. Likewise, upon this day, you wonderfully conducted your servant King William and brought him safely into England, to preserve us from the attempts of our enemies to bereave us of our religion and laws.  We most humbly praise and magnify your most glorious name for your unspeakable goodness towards us, expressed in both these acts of your mercy. We confess it has been of your mercy alone that we are not consumed; for our sins have cried to heaven against us, and our iniquities justly called for vengeance upon us. But you have not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities; nor given us over, as we deserved, to be a prey to our enemies; but instead you have in your mercy delivered us from their malice, and preserved us from death and destruction. Let the consideration of this—your repeated goodness—O Lord, work in us true repentance, that iniquity may not be our ruin: And increase in us more and more a lively faith and love, fruitful in all holy obedience, that you may still continue your favour towards us and our children, with the light of your Gospel, for ever more.  We ask all this for your dear Son's sake, Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen

Instead of the Prayer [In time of War and Tumults] shall be used this Prayer:

O LORD, who this day discovered the snares of death that were laid for us, and wonderfully delivered us from the same; Be still our mighty Protector, and scatter our enemies that delight in blood.  Frustrate and defeat their counsels, abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices. Strengthen the hands of our gracious Sovereign Queen Elizabeth, and all that are put in authority under her, with judgment and justice, to cut off all such workers of iniquity which would turn religion into rebellion, and faith into faction.  Ensure that they may never prevail against us, or triumph in the ruin of your church among us: but that our gracious Sovereign and her Realms, being preserved in your true Religion, and by your merciful goodness protected in the same, we may all duly serve you, and give you thanks in your holy congregation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the Communion Service, instead of the Collect for the Day this prayer shall be used:

ETERNAL God, our most mighty Protector, we your unworthy servants humbly present ourselves before your Majesty, acknowledging your power, wisdom and goodness, in preserving the King, and of the Three Estates of the Realm of England assembled in Parliament, from the destruction this day in 1605 intended against them. Make us, we beseech you, truly thankful for this, and for all your other great mercies towards us; particularly for your making this day even more memorable, by a fresh instance of your loving-kindness towards us: for we bless you for giving his late Majesty King William a safe arrival here, and for making all opposition fall before him, till he became our King and Governor. We beseech you to protect and defend our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth, and all the Royal Family, from all treasons and conspiracies: Preserve her in all your faith, fear and love; prosper her reign with long happiness here on earth; and crown her with everlasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

The Epistle.
Romans 13 

The Gospel.
St Luke 9: 51-62  

After the Creed, if there is no Sermon, shall be read one of the six homilies against rebellion

This Sentence is to be read at the Offertory.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.  Matthew 7.12

After the Prayer for the Church militant this following Prayer is to be used.

O GOD, whose Name is excellent in all the earth, and your glory above the heavens; who, on this day, miraculously preserved our Church and State from the secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish conspirators; and on this day also did began to give us a mighty deliverance from the open tyranny and oppression of the same cruel and blood-thirsty enemies.  We bless and adore your glorious majesty, not just for the former, but also for this later marvellous loving-kindness to our church and Nation, namely the preservation of our religion and liberties. And we humbly pray that the devout sense of this, your repeated mercy, may renew and increase in us a spirit of love and thankfulness to you its only author; a spirit of peaceable submission and obedience to our gracious Sovereign Queen Elizabeth; and a spirit of fervent zeal for our holy religion, which you hast so wonderfully rescued, and established as a blessing to us and our children. All this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

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