The Canaanite woman said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
The 1637 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church of Scotland. Archbishop Cranmer’s English Book of 90 years earlier is world-famous for its eloquence, but what made it revolutionary was that it substituted English for Latin, enabling the prayer of the laity. Since then, every national Anglican Church, language and ethnic group has produced its own version based on the original, but with local differences. More than any Archbishop, it’s the Prayer Book that unites us as a worldwide Communion.
Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2
INVITATORY AND PSALTER
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to…
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