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The Lord is King
Suggestions for Corporate Prayer and Intercession in Time of War

Compiled by the
Rev. H. C. Windley, M.A.
Priest of the Community of the Resurrection,
Mirfield

With an introduction by the Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Lichfield

A. R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd
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Oxford: 9 High Street

First Impression, September, 1915
New impression, November, 1915,
February, 1917

PREFACE

In the reprint of this little Book of Prayers I have discarded the original preface in order to gain space for some additional matter. At the same time I am anxious to reiterate one primary purpose with which it was issued, viz., as a contribution towards the organization of our intercession on more definitely congregational lines. It is hoped that this little book may not be used merely as a manual in the hand of the conductor of gatherings for intercession, but may be placed in the hands of all those who meet at such services, in order that they may join in the repetition of the psalms, antiphons, versicles, and responses. The antiphons thus placed in the hands of the congregation may be found helpful, as giving a key for thought and meditation if after corporate repetition there is kept a space for silent meditation, such thoughts being then gathered up in the versicles and responses, followed by the petitions of the collects.

The increasingly wide reception which this book has met with is more than ample return for such care as its compilation has given me, and I am grateful to the Publishers for allowing me to incorporate in a reprint a few of the suggestions which many friends have kindly offered.

H. C. W
S. Chad’s Day , 1916

INTRODUCTION

I most gladly commend this little book, coming from the mind and pen of an old friend and fellow worker, to the consideration and the use of Christian people. We hear on all hands of the spirit of Prayer among the men who, on the sea and in the trenches, are fighting for the cause of right and truth and liberty, and to whom we owe it that we, whose duty lies at home, can go about our prayers and our work in quiet and security. There are signs that the same spirit of Prayer is stirring throughout the home country. Most gladly must we welcome anything which can help us, by the greater earnestness and thoughtfulness of our prayers, to become more worthy of our men, and of the tremendous sacrifice which they are making for us. I believe that such help is afforded by these suggestions for Prayer and Intercession. They begin rightly because, in the spirit of that prayer wherein our Lord taught us how to pray “in His Name,” they give the first place to GOD’S Name, GOD’s sovereignty and will: they put us in the attitude of humble penitence before GOD. They touch, with a sure and reverent hand, the many different subjects which claim our remembrance before the Throne of Grace. They close with that note of Praise and Thanksgiving which is at once the expression of the quiet joy which is the HOLY SPIRIT’s gift to the anxious and the sorrowful, and is also the surest inspiration of confident hope in Him Whose Name is Love, Who wins good out of evil, and Who most certainly is coming into His own.

May these prayers, wherever they are used, be taken up into the all-prevailing Prayer of Him Who ever liveth to make intercession for us.

J. A. LICHFIELD
THE PALACE, LICHFIELD:
July 28th, 1915

The Lord is King
Suggestions for Prayer in Time of War

1. The Sovereignty of God

PSALM XCIX

1 The LORD is King, be the people never so impatient: He sitteth between the cherubims, be the earth never so unquiet.
2. The LORD is great in Sion: and high above all people.
3. They shall give thanks unto Thy Name: which is great, wonderful, and holy.
4. The king’s power loveth judgement; Thou hast prepared equity: Thou hast executed judgement and righteousness in Jacob.
5. O magnify the LORD our GOD: and fall down before His footstool, for He is holy.
6. Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel among such as call upon His Name: these called upon the LORD, and He heard them.
7. He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar: for they kept His testimonies, and the law that He gave them.
8. Thou heardest them, O LORD our GOD: Thou forgavest them, O GOD, and punishedst their own inventions.
9. O magnify the LORD our GOD, and worship Him upon His holy hill: for the LORD our GOD is holy.
Glory be to the FATHER, etc.

Let us pray.

Ant. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised: in the city of our GOD, even upon His holy hill.

V: The LORD of hosts is with us:
R: The GOD of Jacob is our refuge.

O LORD JESUS CHRIST, Saviour of all them that trust in Thee, Who art King of kings and Lord of lords; grant to all the nations of the world, and especially to those who call themselves by Thy Name, that they may know Thy will and reverence Thy sovereignty; Who, with the FATHER and the HOLY GHOST, ever liveth and reigneth, one GOD, world without end. Amen.

2. For Penitence

O GOD the FATHER of heaven: have mercy upon us.
O GOD the SON, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us.
O GOD the HOLY GHOST: have mercy upon us.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity: have mercy upon us.

Remember not, LORD, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers; neither take Thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, good LORD, spare Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most precious Blood, and be not angry with us for ever.
Spare us, good Lord.

V: O LORD, deal not with us after our sins.
R: Neither reward us after our iniquities.

Let us pray.

O GOD, merciful FATHER, That despiseth not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before Thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to nought; and by the providence of Thy goodness they may be dispersed; that we Thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto Thee in Thy holy Church; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for Thy Name’s sake.

O GOD, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that Thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for Thine honour.

Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON: and to the HOLY GHOST:
Answer: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen

From our enemies defend us, O CHRIST.
Graciously look upon our afflictions.
Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts.
Mercifully forgive the sins of Thy people.
Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.
O Son of David, have mercy upon us.
Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O CHRIST.
Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.

V: O LORD, let Thy mercy be shewed upon us;
R: As we do put our trust in Thee.

Let us pray.

We humbly beseech Thee, O FATHER, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of Thy Name turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved; and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in Thy mercy, and evermore serve Thee in holiness and pureness of living, to Thy honour and glory; through our only Mediator and Advocate, JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

Let us join in saying:

TURN Thou us, O good LORD, and so shall we be turned. Be favourable, LORD, Be favourable to Thy people, Who turn to Thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For Thou art a merciful GOD, Full of compassion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in Thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare Thy people, good LORD, spare them. And let not Thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O LORD, for Thy mercy is great. And after the multitude of Thy mercies look upon us: Through the merits and mediation of Thy blessed SON, JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

PRAYER FOR PARDON

O LORD, we beseech Thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto Thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by Thy merciful pardon may be absolved; through CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

3. That God’s Will may be Done

PSALM XLVI

GOD is our hope and strength: a very present help in trouble.
2. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved: and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.
3. Though the waters thereof rage and swell: and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.
4. The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of GOD: the holy place of the tabernacle of the most Highest.
5. GOD is in the midst of her, therefore shall she not be removed: GOD shall help her, and that right early.
6. The heathen make much ado, and the kingdoms are moved; but GOD hath shewed His voice, and the earth shall melt away.
7. The LORD of hosts is with us: the GOD of Jacob is our refuge.
8. O come hither, and behold the words of the LORD: what destruction He hath brought upon the earth.
9. He maketh wars to cease in all the world: He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder, and burneth the chariots in the fire.
10. Be still then, and know that I am GOD: I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.
11. The LORD of hosts is with us: the GOD of Jacob is our refuge.
Glory be to the FATHER, etc.
Ant: Behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.

V: Nations shall come to Thy light:
R: And kings to the brightness of Thy rising.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, the refuge of all them that put their trust in Thee; Thou Who art the Ruler of all the nations, we turn to Thee in this time of trouble; direct the course of this world, we humbly beseech Thee, in accordance with Thy holy will; take away whatsoever hinders the nations from unity and concord. O Thou, Who canst bring good out of evil, and makes even the wrath of man to turn to Thy praise, we beseech Thee so to order and dispose the issue of this war, that we may be brought through strife to a lasting peace: and that the nations of the world may be united in a firmer fellowship for the promotion of Thy glory and the good of all mankind; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

O LORD JESUS CHRIST, we pray Thee to hasten Thy coming, that those whom Thou hast made children of God may be manifested in the glory which Thou hast given them, and may be made like unto Thee. The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now, waiting to be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of GOD. Come, LORD JESUS, and destroy the evil which is yet powerful in the world. Come and perfect the bliss of Thy faithful servants who have departed in the faith and fear of GOD, and are awaiting Thine appearing; come and wipe away the tears of all faces and make all things new; even so, come LORD JESU, that GOD may be all in all. Amen.

4. For our Nation

PSALM LX:1-5, 11,12

O GOD, Thou hast cast us out, and scattered us abroad: Thou hast also been displeased; O turn Thee unto us again.
2. Thou has moved the land, and divided it; heal the sores thereof, for it shaketh.
3. Thou hast shewed Thy people heavy things: Thou hast given us a drink of deadly wine.
4. Thou hast given a token for such as fear Thee: that they may triumph because of the truth.
5. Therefore were Thy beloved delivered: help me with Thy right hand, and hear me.
11. O be thou our help in trouble: for vain is the help of man.
12. Through God will we do great acts: for it is He that shall tread down our enemies.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Let us pray for wisdom and guidance for the rulers and for all in authority.

Hear the words of wisdom:
Wisdom is radiant and fadeth not away; and easily is she beheld of them that love her, and found of them that seek her.
To think upon her is perfectness of understanding; and he that watcheth for her sake shall quickly be free from care.
For her true beginning is desire of discipline; and care for discipline is love of her.
A multitude of wise men is salvation to the world; and an understanding king is tranquility to his people.
Let us pray.

God, Who 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.

Ant. Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in Thee: they shall walk in the light of Thy countenance.

V. Thou art the glory of their strength.
R. And in Thy loving kindness Thou shalt lift up our horns.

O God, Who hast taught us that Thou dost not willingly afflict the children of men: grant, that in the present time of warfare and distress of nations, our people may know Thy presence and obey Thy will: remove from us arrogance and feebleness: give us courage and loyalty, tranquillity and self-control, that we may accomplish that which Thou givest us to do, and endure that which Thou givest us to bear. O Thou that art the hope of all the ends of the earth and of them that remain in the broad sea, hear us in Thy mercy, for His sake Who was lifted up on the Cross to draw all men unto Him, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ant. All they that were round about them strengthened their hands with gold: with goods, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered.

V. The leaders took the lead in Israel:
R. The people offered themselves willingly.

Let us pray for the industrial life of the nation:

O Lord and heavenly Father, guide, we humbly beseech Thee, the minds and hearts of all who are engaged in the industrial life of this nation: cast out the spirit of avarice and self-seeking; let righteousness and justice regulate the rewards of labour; grant that the spirit of mutual forbearance and conciliation may influence every class and party, and that Thy grace may so lead us in all dangers and difficulties of national life, that the kingdoms of this world may at last become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ant. Where jealousy and faction are: there is confusion and every vile deed.

V. The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace:
R. For them that make peace.

Let us pray for Union:

O Lord God, Who by Thy providence hast ordered various estates among men, draw them ever closer together by Thy Holy Spirit. Teach us to know that all differences of class are done away in Christ. Take from us and from our countrymen all envy, jealousy, and discontent. Unite us one to another by a common zeal for Thy cause, and enable us by Thy grace to offer unto Thee the manifold fruits of our service: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

5. For Sailors and Soldiers

Psalm LXXXIX, 8-19

God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints: and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.
9. O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto Thee: Thy truth, most mighty Lord, is on every side.
10. Thou rulest the raging of the sea: Thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
11. Thou has subdued Egypt, and destroyed it: Thou has scattered Thine enemies abroad with Thy mighty arm.
12. The heavens are Thine, the earth also is Thine: Thou has laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is.
13. Thou hast made the north and the south: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name.
14. Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is Thy hand, and high is Thy right hand.
15. Righteousness and equity are the habitation of Thy seat: mercy and truth shall go before Thy face.
16. Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice in Thee: they shall walk in the light of Thy countenance.
17. Their delight shall be daily in Thy name: and in Thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
18. For Thou art the glory of their strength: and in Thy loving-kindness Thou shalt lift up our horns.
19. For the Lord is our defence: the Holy One of Israel is our King.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Ant. They that go down to the sea in ships: and occupy their business in great waters;

V. These men see the works of the Lord:
R. And His wonders in the deep.

Let us pray for our Fleet:

O Eternal Lord God, Who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; Who hast compassed the waters with bounds; be pleased to receive into Thy almighty and most gracious protection, our sailors and the fleet in which they serve. Preserve them from the dangers of the sea and from the violence of the enemy; that they may be a safeguard to our Empire and to our Allies, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that by their vigilance the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietness serve Thee, our God; and that they may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, and with a thankful remembrance of Thy mercies, to praise and glorify Thy Holy Name: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ant. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills: from whence cometh my help.

V. Behold, He that keepeth Israel:
R. Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Let us pray for our Armies:

O God, the strength of all them that put their trust in Thee, Whose power no creature is able to resist: we flee to Thee for succour on behalf of all those who are now struggling in the war; prosper our armies, protect those in danger, give help to the wounded, recovery to the sick, rest and refreshment to the fallen, comfort to the mourners; and in Thine own good time restore unto Thy people the blessings of peace; grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

For Both Sailors and Soldiers

O Almighty Lord God, the Father and Protector of all that trust in Thee; we commend to thy Fatherly goodness both those in training in the armies at home, as also those who through perils of war are serving this nation abroad; beseeching Thee to take into Thine own hand both them and the cause wherein their King and Country send them; be Thou their shield against the assaults of the evil one, their strength when they are set in the midst of so many and great dangers; make all bold through death or life to put their trust in Thee, Who art the only Giver of victory, and canst save by many or by few; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Friends on Active Service

Most merciful and loving Father, we commend to Thy guidance and protection each one of those known and loved by us, who may now be in danger or suffering (especially……..)
supply all their needs in life or in death; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

6. For the Sick and Wounded

Ant. Out of the deep have I called unto Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.

V. For there is mercy with Thee:
R. Therefore shalt Thou be feared.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, Who dost look down in Fatherly love upon all who suffer; we beseech Thee to hear our humble prayers for the wounded and the sick; give to each one of them Thy help, in spirit and in body, according to his need; sanctify him, cheer him, and, if it be Thy will, restore him: all this we ask through the mediation of Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Let us pray for those who tend the wounded.

Ant. Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these My brethren, ye did it unto Me.

V. Bear ye one another’s burdens:
R. And so fulfill the law of Christ.

O Merciful God, Whose blessed Son went about doing good; uphold with Thy strength and grace those who do service to the wounded and the sick; grant to Thy priests, faithfulness and love; to the physicians and surgeons, wisdom and skill; to the nurses, sympathy, strength, and patience; and we beseech Thee to protect and bless them in all dangers, anxieties, and labours; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

7. For all who suffer from the War

For Those in Anxiety

Ant. Though I walk in the midst of trouble: yet shalt Thou refresh me.

V. Thou shalt stretch forth Thy hand upon the furiousness of my enemies.
R. And Thy right hand shall save me.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, Who art afflicted in the afflictions of Thy people; regard with Thy tender compassion all those who are watching and waiting in anxiety; bear their sorrows and their cares; give them comfort and peace in Thee; and help both them and us to learn the lessons of Thy Fatherly discipline: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Those in Captivity or Exile

Ant. O let the sorrowful sighing: of the prisoners come before Thee.

V. The Lord looseth men out of prison.
R. The Lord helpeth them that are fallen.

Let us Pray

O Heavenly Father, who hast taught us by Thy blessed Son to ask of Thee our daily bread; have compassion on all who through this war are brought to poverty, captivity, or exile: relieve their distress, be to them a refuge in adversity; grant Thy grace unto us all, that we may bear each others burdens according to Thy will: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Those Who Mourn

Ant. O what great troubles and adversities hast Thou showed me: and yet didst Thou turn and refresh me.

V. With Thee is the well of life:
R. And in Thy light shall we see light.

Let us pray.

Have compassion, O merciful Lord, on all who mourn: for the fatherless and widows in their affliction; be Thou their comforter and friend; bring them to the fuller knowledge of Thy love, and wipe away all tears from their eyes; for the sake of Thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us remember before GOD:

The Lonely, The aged and infirm,
The hungry,
The unemployed, The little children.

O Everlasting God, Who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; mercifully grant, that as Thy holy Angels alway do Thee service in heaven, so by Thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Dumb Animals

Ant. Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast: how excellent is Thy mercy, O God.

V. Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens.
R. And Thy faithfulness unto the clouds.

Let us pray

For those also, O Lord, the humble beasts, who with us bear the burden and heat of the day; we supplicate Thy great tenderness of heart, for Thou hast promised to save both man and beast, and great is Thy loving-kindness, O Master, Thou Saviour of the World. Amen.

8. For All Who Are Killed In Action
Or Perish Through The War

Ant. He sent unto Jerusalem to offer a sacrifice for sin: doing therein right well and honourably, in that he took thought for a resurrection.

V. Wherefore he made the propitiation for them that had died.
R. That they might be released from their sin.

Let us pray.

O Almighty God, with Whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; we humbly commend the souls of Thy servants (….)
who are fallen in the war, into Thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching Thee, that they may be precious in Thy sight. Wash them, we pray Thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, That was slain to take away the sins of the world; that whatsoever defilements they may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty world, through the lusts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, they may be presented pure and without spot before Thee; through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thine only Son, our Lord. Amen.

O Eternal Lord God, Who holdest all souls in life, we beseech Thee to shed forth upon Thy whole Church in Paradise and upon earth the bright beams of Thy light and heavenly comfort; and grant that we, following the good examples of those who have served Thee here and are at rest, may with them at length enter into Thine unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

9. For The Putting Away Of All
Hatred And Bitterness

Ant. Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father Which is in heaven.

V. He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good.
R. And sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.

Let us pray.

O most merciful and loving Father, Who knowest the frailty of Thy children; cleanse, we beseech Thee, our hearts and minds, that we may put away from us all hatred and bitterness of thought, word and deed; grant to the nations now at war a renewed devotion to Him Who revealed Thy love in dying for His enemies, and grant to us all such a spirit of chivalry, that the horrors and madness of war may be assuaged; for His sake. Who loved us and died for our sins, the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

10. For Victory And Peace

PSALM XLIV. 1-8

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us: what Thou hast done in their time of old;
2. How Thou hast driven out the heathen with Thy hand, and planted them in: how Thou hast destroyed the nations, and cast them out.
3. For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword: neither was it their own arm that helped them;
4. But Thy right hand, and Thine arm, and the light of Thy countenance: because Thou hadst a favour unto them.
5. Thou art my King, O God: send help unto Jacob.
6. Through Thee will we overthrow our enemies: and in Thy Name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
7. For I will not trust in my bow: it is not my sword that shall help me;
8. But it is Thou that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us.
Glory be to the Father, etc.

Let us pray.

O Merciful Father, guide, we beseech Thee, and protect our King and all his counsellors; give wisdom and courage to those who bear command by sea and land; grant to us and to our Allies, if it be Thy will, victory and success. Preserve our own land from blood-shed, and remove the horrors of war from other lands; and speedily, if it be Thy will, send forth upon the nations of the world Thy blessing of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O almighty God, Who canst bring good out of evil, and makest even the wrath of man to turn to Thy praise; we beseech Thee so to order and dispose the issue of this war, that we may be brought through strife to a lasting peace, and that the nations of the world may be united in a firmer fellowship for the promotion of Thy glory and the good of all mankind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

11. Thanksgiving

Ant. But when these things begin to come to pass.

PSALM XCVI

O Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord all the whole earth.
2. Sing unto the Lord and praise His Name: be telling of His salvation from day to day.
3. Declare His honour unto the heathen: and His wonders unto all people.
4. For the Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised: He is more to be feared than all gods.
5. As for all the gods of the heathen, they are but idols: but it is the Lord that made the heavens.
6. Glory and worship are before Him: power and honour are in his sanctuary.
7. Ascribe unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people: ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.
8. Ascribe unto the Lord the honour due unto His Name: bring presents, and come into His courts.
9. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: let the whole earth stand in awe of Him.
10. Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is King: and that it is He Who hath made the round world so fast that it cannot be moved and how that He shall judge the people righteously.
11. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad: let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is.
12. Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.
13. For He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with His truth.
Glory to the Father, etc.

Ant. But when these things begin to come to pass: look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
All glory be to Thee, O Lord.

Blessed be Thy glorious Name Which Thou hast revealed to us in Thy Son;
From generations of old Thou madest it known to our fathers:
We bless and praise Thy glorious Name.

For the guidance of kings and statesmen, for unity of dominions and empire,
for the loyalty of citizens, the devotion of subject races.
We bless and praise Thy glorious Name.

For the endurance of sailors, the bravery of soldiers, for the skill of doctors,
the patient tending of the nurses, the zeal of many willing workers:
We bless and praise Thy glorious name.

For the response of our nation, the support of our Allies,
the measure of success to our arms:
We bless and praise Thy glorious name.

For wise leadership by sea and by land, for gallant command of the air,
for freedom of passage by sea:
We bless and praise Thy glorious name.

For the skill of engineers, for the service of dumb animals, for blessings of ample harvests, for deliverance from terrors of plague.
We bless and praise Thy glorious name.

For the gallantry of the fallen, the chivalry of comrades,
for the sympathy of neutral nations and for the justice of our cause:
We bless Thee and praise Thy Holy Name, O Lord, Thou lover of men, saying:
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.

And now, O Father, we sum up these our prayers and thanksgivings in the words Thy Son hath taught us, saying:

Our Father, …………………………..for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Grace…………………………… Amen.

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