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service, and by walking before thee thou wilt grant their requests, ful in holiness and righteousness all til now, O Lord, the desires and our days, through Jesus Christ our petitions of thy servants, as may be Lord; to whom, with thee and the most expedient for them; granting Holy Ghost, be all honour and glo- us, in this world knowledge of thy ry, world without end. Amen. truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast
given us grace at this time, THE grace of our Lord Jesus with one accord to make our com- Christ, and the love of God, mon supplications unto thee; and and the fellowship of the Holy dost promise that when two or three Ghost, be with us all evermore. are gathered together in thy name,Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning and Evening Service.
A Prayer for Congress, to be used promised to all those who seek thy during their Session. kingdom and the righteousness MOST gracious God, we hum- thereof, all things necessary to bly beseech thee, as for the their bodily sustenance; send us, People of these United States in we beseech thee, in this our necesgeneral, so especially for their Se-sity, such moderate rain and shownate and Representatives in Con- ers, that we may receive the fruits gress assembled; that thou woudest of the earth to our comfort, and to be pleased to direct and prosper all thy honour, through Jesus Christ their consultations, to the advance-our Lord. Amen. ment of thy Glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and
For Fair Weather.
welfare of thy People; that all things ALMIGHTY and most meresmay be so ordered and settled by ful Father, we humbly betheir endeavours, upon the best and seech thee, of thy great goodness, surest foundations, that peace and to restrain those immoderate rains, happiness, truth and justice, reli- wherewith, for our sins, thou hast gion and piety, may be established afflicted us: And we pray thee to among us for all generations. These, send us such seasonable weather, and all other necessaries for them, that the earth may, in due time, for us, and thy whole Church, we yield her increase, for our use and humbly beg in the name and me-benefit; and give us grace, that we diation of Jesus Christ, our most may learn, by thy punishments, to blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. amend our lives, and for thy clemency to give thee thanks and praise, God, heavenly Father, who through Jesus Christ our Lord. by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast Amen.
¶ For Rain.
In Time of Dearth and Famine. glory, and set forward the salvation God, heavenly Father, whose of all men, through Jesus Christ gift it is that the rain doth fall, our Lord. Amen.
and the earth bring forth her increase; behold, we beseech thee,
¶ Or this. LMIGHTY God, the giver of
the afflictions of thy people; in-A all good gifts, who of thy di
crease the fruits of the earth by vine providence hast appointed thy heavenly benediction; and divers orders in thy Church; give grant that the scarcity and dearth, thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, which we now most justly suffer to all those who are to be called to for our sins, may, through thy any office and administration in the goodness, be mercifully turned into same; and so replenish them with plenty, for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
In Time of War and Tumults.
the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name, and the benefit of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our
Almighty God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, In Time of great Sickness and Mortality to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful life and death, of sickness and Almighty God, the Lord of to those who truly repent; save and health; regard our supplications, deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, we humbly beseech thee; and, as from the hands of our enemies; thou hast thought fit to visit us for that we, being armed with thy de-our sins with great sickness and fence, may be preserved evermore mortality, in the midst of thy judg. from all perils, to glorify thee, who ment, Lord, remember mercy. art the only giver of all victory, Have pity upon us miserable sinthrough the merits of thy Son, ners, and withdraw from us the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For those who are to be admitted into afflicted. May this thy fatherly cor grievous sickness with which we are Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks rection have its due influence upon preceding the stated times of Ordius, by leading us to consider how LMIGHTY God, our heaven-frail and uncertain our life is; that
Aly Father, who hast purchas-we may apply our hearts unto that
ed to thyself an universal Church, heavenly wisdom, which in the end by the precious blood of thy dear will bring us to everlasting life, Son; mercifully look upon the through Jesus Christ our Lord. same, and at this time so guide and Amen govern the minds of thy servants, the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly
For a Sick Person.
Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in on no man, but faithfully and wise-time of need; look down from hea ly make choice of fit persons, to ven, we humbly beseech thee, beserve in the sacred ministry of thy hold, visit, and relieve thy sick Church. And, to those who shall servant, for whom our prayers are be ordained to any holy function, desired. Look upon him with the give thy grace and heavenly bene-eyes of thy mercy; comfort him diction; that both by their life and with a sense of thy goodness; predoctrine they may show forth thy serve him from the temptations of
the enemy; give him patience under in thy holy Word, that thou dost his affliction; and, iu thy good time, not willingly afflict or grieve the restore him to health, and enable children of men; look with pity, him to lead the residue of his life we beseech thee, upon the sorrows m thy fear, and to thy glory: Or of thy servant, for whom our prayelse give him grace so to take thyers are desired. In thy wisdom thou visitation, that, after this painful hast seen fit to visit him with troulite endled, he may dwell with thee ble and to bring distress upon him, in life everlasting, through Jesus Remember him, O Lord, in mercy ; Christ our Lord. Amen. sanctify thy fatherly correction to For a Sick Child.
him; endue his soul with patience , Father, to whom alone belong nation to thy blessed will ; comfort the issues of life and death; look him with a sense of thy goolness; down froin heaven, we humbly be- lift up thy countenance upon him, seech thee, with the eyes of mercy, and give him peace, through Jesus upon the sick child for whom our Christ our Lord. Amen. prayers are desired. Deliver him, 1 For Malefactors, after Condemnation O Lord, in thy good appointed time, Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of from his bodily pain, and visit him Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of with thy salvation; that if it should
mercies," &c. may be used. be thy good pleasure to prolong his O Most gracious and merciful days here on earth, he may live to thee to have pity and compassion
God, we earnestly beseech' thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, upon those persons recommended and cloing good in his generation : 0! to our prayers, who now lie under
the sentence of the law, and are else receive him into those heavenly appointed to die. Visit them, O habitations, where the souls of those Lord, with thy merey and salvation; who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy convince them of the miserable con perpetual rest and felicity., Grant dition they are in, by their sins and this, O Lord, for the love of thy Son, wickedness; and let thy powerful our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
grace produce in them such a godly T For a Person, or Persons going to Sea.
sorrow, and sincerc repentance, as est out the heavens, and rulest them a strong and lively faith in thy the raging of the sea ; we commend Son our biessed Saviour, and make to thy Almighty protection, thy it effectual to the salvation of their servant, for whose preservation on souls. O Lord, in judgment rememthe great deep our prayers are de- ber mercy; and whatever sufferings sired. Guard him, we beseech thee, they are to endure in this world, yet from the dangers of the sea,
from deliver them, O God, from the bitter sickness, from the violence of ene-pains of eternal death. Paruon their mies, and from every evil to which sins, and save their souls, for the sake he may be exposerl. Conduct him
and merits of thy dear Son, our blessin safety to the haven where he led Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. would be, with a grateful sense of
I A Prayer to be used at the Meetings of thy mercies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Person under AMiction. God, who, by thy Holy Spirit, 0
Merciful God, and heavenly didst preside in the councils of the
ed, through thy Son Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, that the comfortto be with thy Church to the end able gospel of Christ may be truly of the world; we beseech thee to preached, truly received, and truly be present with the council of thy followed, in all places, to the breakChurch here assembled in thy name ing down the kingdom of sin, satan, and presence. Save them from all and death; til at length the whole error, ignorance, pride, and preju- of thy dispersed sheep, being gathdice; and of thy great mercy vouch-ered into one fold, shall become safe, we beseech thee, so to direct, partakers of everlasting life, through sanctify, and govern us in our pre- the merits and death of Jesus sent work, by the mighty power of Christ our Saviour. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth; to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty God for her safe deliverance.
T For Fair Weather.
Lord God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late visitation of us with immoderate rain and
Almighty God, we give thee waters, and in thy mercy hast rehumble thanks, for that thou lieved and comforted our souls by hast been graciously pleased to pre-this seasonable and blessed change serve, through the great pain and of weather; we praise and glorify peril of Child-birth, this woman, thy holy name, for this thy mercy, thy servant, who desireth now to and will always declare thy loving offer her praises and thanksgivings kindness from generation to gene-unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee,ration, through Jesus Christ our most merciful Father, that she Lord. Amen. through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy Most merciful Father, who wilf in this life present, and also of thy gracious goodness hast may be partaker of everlasting glo-heard the devout prayers of thy ry in the life to come, through Jesus Church, and turned our dearth and Christ our Lord. Amen. scarcity into plenty; we give thee humble thanks for this thy special
God, our heavenly Father, who bounty; beseeching thee to contiby thy gracious providence nue thy loving kindness unto us, dost cause the former and the latter that our land may yield us her fruits rain to descend upon the earth, that of increase, to thy glory and our it may bring forth fruit for the use comfort, through Jesus Christ our of man; we give thee humble thanks Lord. Amen.
that it hath pleased thee, in our For Peace, and Deliverance from out great necessity, to send us at the
Almighty God, who art a strong
last, a joyful rain upon thine inhe tower of defence unto thy ser
ritance, and to refresh it when it
was dry, to the great comfort of vants against the face of their eneus thy unworthy servants, and to mies; we yield thee praise and the glory of thy holy name, through thanksgiving, for our deliverance thy mercies in Jesus Christ our from those great and apparent Lord. Amen. Idangers wherewith we were com
passcıl; we acknowledge it thy good-Jourselves, our souls and bodies, ness that we were not delivered which thou hast delivered, to be a over as a prey unto them; beseeching living sacrifice unto thee; always thee still to continue such thy mer-praising and magnifying thy mercies cies towards us, that all the world in the midst of thy Church, through may know that thou art our Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and mighty Deliverer, through Je- 1 For a Recovery from Sickness. sus Christ our Lord. Amen. God, who art the giver of life, | For restoring Public Peace at Home.
of health, and of safety; we Eternal God, our heavenly Fa- pleased to deliver from his boulily O
bless thy name, that thou hast been ther, who alone makest men sickness this thy servant, who now to be of one mind in a house, and desireth to return thanks unto thee, stillest the outrage of a violent and in the presence of all thy people. unruly people; we bless thy holy Gracious art thou, O Lord, and tull name, that it hath pleased thee to of compassion to the children of men, appease the seditious tumults which May his heart be duly impressed have been lately raised up amongst with a sense of thy merciful goodle us; most humbly beseeching thee to
and may he devote the residuc grant to all of us grace, that we may of his days to an humble, holy, and henceforth obediently walk in thy obedient walking before thee, holy commandments; and, leading through Jesus Christ our Lord. a quiet and peaceable life in all god-Amer. liness and honesty, may continually 1 For a safe Return from Sea. offer into thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mer
(OST gracious Lord, whose M
mercy is over all thy works ; cies towards us, through Jesus we praise thy holy name, that thou Christ our Lord. Amen.
hast been pleased to conduct in For Deliverance from great Sickness safety, through the perils of the and Mortality
great deep, this thy servant, who O , to
us for our sins, and consumed unto thee, in thy holy Church : us for our transgressions, by thy late May he be duly sensible of thy mer. heavy and dreadful visitation; and ciful providence towards him, and now, in the midst of judgment re-ever express his thankfulnes by a membering mercy, hast redeemed holy trust in thee, and obedience our souls from the jaws of death ; to thy laws, through Jesus Christ we offer unto thy fatherly goodness lour Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
Srilay in Advent. the armour of light, now in the
time of this mortal life, in which LMIGHTY God, give us grace thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit
that we may cast away the us in great humility; that in the works of darkness, and put upon us llast day, when he shall come aguun