PRECES or Interjected Verses anticipating the Collects.

( 1. for spiritual needs,

COLLECTS ( ANTHEM or Choral Prayer uniting the

( two kinds of Collect,

( 2. for physical needs and earthly relations.

In 1552 the Introductory portion was prefixed. Confession, which

formerly occurred in the Prayers, had been omitted in 1549. It now

forms the Introduction.

The reason for this beginning is set forth in a short sermon which is

usually known as the Exhortation, and has, like other sermons, a

Text, commonly known as a Sentence (see Rubric at the head of the

Sentences). This is in accordance with very ancient custom[1], and

with the very natural sense that man must receive permission before he

approaches God.