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to Thee. May not our sins hide Thy face from us, but may they be blotted out by Thy grace, and we be cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son.

Thou hast placed us in this community to be a light, to drive away the darkness, and to make the world. more like heaven. May we let our light shine that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father in heaven.

Save this community, dear Lord. Quicken all Thy people. Give those who preach Thy Word courage to speak the Word faithfully and do Thou bless the Word that it may not return unto Thee void. Hear these, our morning petitions, we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.


20. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

21. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

23. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

24. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

25. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

26. Even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


PRAYER FOR FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Our gracious Lord and Master, with earnest prayer and true humility we come unto Thee this holy Sabbath day, the first in this season of grace, that brings us so near to Thee. We do thank Thee for these holy periods, when we can turn away from the things of the world, and commune with Thee. Help us, Lord, to lay aside the pleasures of the world, and give ourselves to the care of our souls, to the developing in us those finer graces, that will fit us to live with Thee forever.

We pray for Thy holy Church, that great company of the saints of God upon earth, whatever be their name or denomination. Oh, pour out upon the whole Church Thy Holy Spirit, and make this Lenten season a time of great refreshing in Zion. May many be born into the kingdom of such as shall be saved. Give to Thy servants this day, power to preach Thy Word, that saints may be edified, and sinners be converted unto Thee. Hasten, dear Lord, the spread of Thy truth to the ends of the earth. May the heathen soon be given to Thee for Thy possession, we ask for Thy dear Name's sake. Our Father, etc.



28. And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

29. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

30. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

31. Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

32. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.


33. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

34. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and over

shadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

35. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

36. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.



O Lord our God, Thou are great and doest wondrous things. Thou art God alone. We humble ourselves before Thee to worship this morning. Hear Thou our humble petitions, and receive us as Thine

We are unworthy, but Thy grace is able to make us clean. We have sinned, but Thou hast said, "Whoso confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall find mercy." Bless, we beseech Thee, all our household this day. May we all walk in the way of righteousness which is the way of peace. Bless the labor of our hands, and the work of Thy servants everywhere. Help us to hold up the hands of those who preach Thy Word. Speed the day, O Lord, when this whole earth shall be brought back to the feet of Him to whom it belongs. Send forth laborers into Thy vineyard, and give them success in winning souls to Christ, for His dear Name's sake. Amen.



1. After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

2. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

4. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

5. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

6. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

7. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such

things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

8. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

9. And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

10. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and


11. Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding, be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

12. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.



Our precious Saviour, to Thee we come in the morning, bringing our praises and thanksgiving, for the blessings that are new every morning, and fresh every evening. Thou hast kept us while we slept. We awaked, because Thou didst sustain us. We would go forth into the duties of the day, under Thy guidance. Wilt Thou direct our steps this day. Forbid that we should sin against Thee. Send us where Thou wouldst have us go and fill us with Thy Spirit. Make us thoughtful of others, and helpful to all the weak and troubled.

Remember with Thy pity and love all who are burdened and discouraged. Bless the hindered ones. May they make all their hindrances stepping stones in divine grace. May they find in Thy Word, and in Thy house, grace to help in every time of need. Make all Thy people faithful. Grant us grace to serve Thee all our days, and in the end crown us with everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



1. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

2. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father

which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

3. Give us day by day our daily bread.

4. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

5. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

6. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

7. And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

8. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

9. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

II. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


PRAYER FOR SECOND WEDNESDAY IN LENT Our blessed Lord and Master, again we come to Thee in our morning worship. May we realize how great our privilege; that we may offer praise and thanksgiving to Thee without intercessor or sacrifice. Thou hast made the sacrifice, becoming Thyself the atonement for our sins. Thou hast made us kings and priests unto God. May we come boldly unto the throne of mercy, that we may find grace to help in every time of need. Look with favor upon us we beseech Thee. Pardon all our sins. Breathe upon us Thine own Holy Spirit, that He may strengthen, support and comfort us. Not only upon us but upon Thy whole Church pour out Thy Spirit, that saints may be quickened, and sinners converted unto Thee.

Bless this community in which we live. May all

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