THE LORD'S PRAYER.
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, and
with the very natural sense that man must receive permission before he