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of the Day; The fecond for Peace; The third for grace to live well. 17 JONA ound Then I The Second Collect for Peace. N

God, who art the author of peace, and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom ftandeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all affaults of our enemies; that we furely trufting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adverfaries, through the might of Jefus Chrift dur Lord. Amen. Lums ar 20




The third Collect in the Morning Prayer for Grace,


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our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who haft fafely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the fame with thy, mighty power, and grant that this day we fall into no fin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy fight, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. wilbostr Three Collects for the Evening Service; the first of the Day; The third for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter followeth which two laft Collects shall be daily faid at Evening Prayer. without alteration. bro 0 er itawa moONVI zoi The Second Collect at Evening Prayer.

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Paraphrafe on the fecond Collect at Morning Prayer.

O God of peace, in the faithful acknowledgement and fervice of whom depend our prefent and future Happiness; preferve us, thy Servants, from the malicious defigns of all our Enemies; that we relying on thy protection, may be fearlefs of their affaults, through Chrift who strengtheneth us., 15”


God, from whom all holy defires, all good counfels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy fervants


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By the Peace which we here pray for in this Coffect to his Disciples. John xiv. 27.11. meant that Peace which was our Saviour's laff gift

* that peace which the world cannot give, that both our hearts may be fet to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jefus Christ our Sa

viour. Amen.

The third Collect at Evening for Aid against all Perils. Ighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord, and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.


Then these five Prayers following are to be read here, except when the Litany is read; and then only the two laft are to be read, as they are there placed.

A Prayer for the Kings Majefty.


Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only ruler of Princes, who doft from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Moft heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and fo replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy


Paraphrafe on the Second Collect at Evening Prayer. O God, who workeft in us both to will and to do of thy good pleasure: grant us that peace of mind which nothing on earth can beftow; that we may not only be the better difpofed to obey thy commandments; but alfo that, being in fafety under thy protection, we may pafs through this life with quietnefs, and comfortable hopes of a better through Jefus Chrift.

Paraphrafe on the third Collect at Evening Prayer. Protect us, O Lord, we beseech thee, this night from all things that may injure either our fouls or bodies, for the fake of thy Son's love to mankind.

That Peace which the World, &c. To this those
beautiful lines in Mr. Pope's Effay on Man seem to allude.
What nothing earthly gives, nor can destroy
The Souls calm funfhine, and the heart felt joy,
Is Virtue's prize.

Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the King.

O gracious God, who ruleft over all the Kingdoms of the Earth; we earnestly intreat thee to blefs our most benevolent Sovereign King George; and fo influence him, by thy Holy Spirit, that he may always be difpofed for thy fervice and obey thy Commandments: give him Wisdom and Knowledge to promote the welfare of his People----Grant him Health, long Life, and Profperity,--enable him to fubdue all his Enemies; and after this Life advance him to an eternal Crown of Happiness through Jesus Christ.

When the fhades of darkness are approaching we are going to give up ourselves to the defenceless state of fleep; and how reasonable is it for us to implore the protection of that God who neither flumbereth nor Яleepeth.

will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, ftrengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Royal Family.


Lmighty God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly befeech thee to bless our Gracious Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; profper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Clergy and People.


Lmighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleffing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the Royal Family. O God of infinite power, from whom all good Things do come, we implore thy bleffing upon our amiable Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Help and defend them by thy Holy Spirit; adorn them with every Christian Virtue; and grant them to enjoy the most exalted felicity, both here and for ever, through Jefus Christ.

* To pray for the King and the Royal Family is not only our duty, as we are taught by St. Paul, 1 Tim, ii. 2. but likewise it is fhewing a proper regard to our intereft because if it is for the welfare of a Nation that its Governors fhould be Righteous; it must certainly be wisdom to implore God's affiftance to enable them to

Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the Clergy and People. ful in thy doings towards the Children of Men; fend O moft mighty and eternal God, who art wonderdown upon all ranks of the Clergy and their People, the light of thy Holy Spirit, to lead them in the way of let thy bleffing defcend like the dew, upon their laSalvation; and that they may ferve thee acceptably, bours, that they may bring forth Fruit to perfection. Grant this for the fake of his glorious Merits, who is our Mediator and Interceffor.

become fo.

No lefs is it reasonable that men should pray for their fpiritual Guides, and for a bleffing upon their labours: because tho' Paul plant and Apollos water, yet it is God that must give the increafe.

A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.

+A who haft given us at this time with

Lmighty God,


one accord, to make our common fupplications unto thee, and doft promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requefts: Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires and petitions of thy Servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.


T Grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the Love of

God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

§ The Creed of Saint Athanafius. Upon Christmas-day, the Epiphany, Saint Matthias, Eafter-day, Afcenfion-day, Whitfunday, Saint John Baptift, Saint James, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Matthew, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Saint Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, fhall be fung or faid at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostles Creed, this Confeffion of our Chriftian Faith, commonly called, The Creed of Saint Athanafius, by the Minifter and People, ftanding. Quicunque vult.


Hofoever will be faved: before all things it is neceffary that he hold the Catholick Faith. Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed. Whofoever hopes to enjoy the benefits of Redemption, it is abfolutely neceffary that he believe the Gofpel. The principal articles of Faith contained, in which are thefe following, viz. That there is none other

God but one, 1. Cor. viii. 4. That there is one Father of all, Ephef. iv. one Lord Jefus Chrift, Ephef. iv 5. and one Holy Spirit, Ephef. iv. 4. That the Father is God, 1. Cor viii. 6. The Son is God, John i 1 and theHoly Ghoft

This Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, has been used in the fervice of the Greek Church above one thoufand three hundred years: and the feveral petitions which have been offered up in feparate Collects are fumm'd up in this.

This Benedictory Prayer of St. Paul contains the fum and fubftance of Chriftianity, fhewing that the Bleffings of the Gospel, are derived from the Love of God; obtained thro' the Grace of our Lord Jefus

Chrift, and conveyed to us by the Fellowship of the
Holy Ghoft.

This Creed was first published in the eighth Century. The condemnatory Expreffions contained in it, relate only to thofe who when they clearly fee the Truth, jof the Doctrines contained in this Creed, perverfely fhut their Eyes against Conviction, and chuse darkness rather than light.

Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled: without doubt he fhall perish everlastingly.

And the Catholick Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;

Neither confounding the Perfons: nor dividing the Subftance.

For there is one Perfon of the Father, another of the Son: and another of the Holy Ghoft.

But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the Glory equal, the Majefty co-eternal.

Such as the Father is, fuch is the Son: and fuch is the Holy Ghoft.

The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate: and the Holy Ghoft


The Father incomprehenfible, the Son incomprehenfible: and the Holy Ghost incomprehenfible.

The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal.

And yet they are not three eternals: but one eternal.

As also there are not three incomprehenfibles, nor three uncreated: but one uncreated, and one incomprehenfible.

So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty: and the Holy Ghoft Almighty.

And yet they are not three Almighties: but one Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Ghoft is God.

And yet they are not three Gods: but one God.

So likewife the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the Holy Ghoft Lord;

Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.

God, Acts v. 3. 4.- -and that there are three that
bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the
Holy Ghoft, and theje three are cne, 1. John v. 7.-That
Jefus Chrift is the only begotten of the Father, John i. 14.

who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God, Phil. ii. 6. yet was made in the likeness of Men. Phil. ii. 7. being made of a Woman, Gal. iv. 4. who suffered for us; and his ownself bare our Sins

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