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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 w come
( A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. life everlasting. Amen. AMIGATY Gal, who hast
2 Cor. xüï. 14. given us grace at et bois time. The grace of our Lord Jesus with to make our com- Christ, and the mon snpplications 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 vame,l Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
PRAYERS. A Prayer for Congress, to be used i promised to all those who seek thy during their Session.
kingdom and the righteousness 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 show. nate and Representatives in Congress assembled; that thou woudest of the earth to our comfort, and to
ers, that we may receive the fruits 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
T For Fair Weather. welfare of thy People; that all things ALMIGHTY and most merainay be so orilered and settled by ful Father, we humbly betheir endeavours, upon the best and seech theę, of thy great goodness, surest foundations, that peace and to restrain those immoderate rains, inappiness, truth and justice, reli- wherewith, for our sins, thou hast sion and piety, may be established afflicted us: And we pray thee to among asforall 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 btg 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 clemenFor Rain.
cy to give thee thanks and praise, o
God, heavenly Father, who through Jesus Christ our Lord by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast' Amen.
In Time of Dearth and Famine.
glory, and set forward the salvation O Gail heavenly Father
whose of ali men, through Jesus Christ gift it is that rain doth fall, our Lord. und the earth bring forth her in
Or this. crease; beholl, we beseech thee,
all good gifts, who of thy dicrease the fruits of the earth by vine providence hast appointed thy heavenly benediction, and diver's orders in thy Church; give giant 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 goolness, be mercifully turned into same; and so replenish them with plenty, for the love of Jesus Christ the truth of thy doctrine, and enour Lord; to whom with thee and due them withi innocency of life, the Holy Ghost, be all honour and that they may faithfully serve beglory, now and for ever. Amen.
fore thee, to the glory of thy great i In Time of War and Tumults.
name, and the benefit of thiy holy O Almighty God license phone Church, through. Jesus Clarist our
Governor things, Lord. power no creature is able to resist, 9 In Time of great Sickness and Mortality, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be mercifu O Almighty God, the Lord of
life and death, of sickness and 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, O'Lord, remember merey. art the only giver of all victory, Have pity upon us miserable sinthrough the merits of thy Son, ners, and withdraw tirom us the Jesus Christ our Loid. Amen.
grievous sickness with which we are 9 For those who are to be admitted into aftlicted. May this thy fatherly cor: Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the stated times of Ordi-rection have its due influence upon
us, by leading us to consider how ALMIGHTY God, our heaven- tzail
and uncertain our life is : that ly 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 Amer govern the minds of thy servants, 7 For a Sick Person. ühe
Bishops and Pastors of thy fleeko Father of mercies, and God of that they lay hands suddenly all , our help in on no man, but faithfully and wise-time of need; look down from healy 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 serrant, 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 kim diction; that both by their life and with a sense of thy goodness; pre. doctrine they may show forth thy serve him frum the temptations of
the enemy; give him patience under in thy holy Word, that thou dost his afiliction; and, iu thy good time, Lot willingly afflict or grieve the restore him to health, and enable children of men; took 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 thy ers are desired. In thy wisdom thou visitation, that, after this painful hast seen fit to visit him with troulile ended, 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 goodness; down from 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, s For Malefactors, after Condemnation O Lory, 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, to our prayers, who now lie under
upon those persons recommended and doing gnod in his generation : Or
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 mercy and salvation; who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy convince them of the miserable conperpetual 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 1 For a Person, or Persons going to Sea.
sorrow, and sincere repentance, as O !
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. Parlon their mies, and from every evil to which sins, and save their souls, forthe 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 A Prayer to be used at the Meetings of thy mercies, through Jesus Christ
Convention. our Lord. Amen.
God, who, by thy Holy Spirit, O of the
Father, who hast taught as,'blessed Apostles, and hast promie
1 For a Person under Afliction.
od, through thy Son Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, that the comfort. to 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, iguorance, pride, and preju- of thy dispersed sheep, being gathdice; and of thy great mercy vouch-ered into one fold, shall become kafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, partakers of everlasting life, through sanctify, and govern us in our pre-the merils and death of Jesus sent work, by the mighty power of Christ our Saviour. Amen.
THANKSGIVINGS. 9 The Thanksgiving of Women after Child
I For Fair Weather. birth; to be said when any Woman, heing present in Church, shall have O
Lord God, who hast justly desired to return Thanks to Almighty
humbled us by thy late visitaGod for her safe deliverance.
tion of us with immoderate rain and O
humble thanks, for that thou lieved and comforted our souls by fast 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 fiom generation to gener unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, ration, through Jesus Christ our most merciful Father, that she Lord. Amen. through thy help, may both faith
I For Plenty fully live and walk according to the Most merciful Father, who will , also of thy gracious 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 ihee 4 For Rain.
humble thanks for this thy special O God, our heavenly Father, who bounty; beseeching thee to conti
by 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 tu 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 1 For Peace, and Deliverance from our great necessity, to send us at the
upon ritance, and to refresh it when : Almighty God, wloart a strong
it tower of defence unto thy serwas 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 mercios in Jesus Christ our from those great and apparent Lord. Amen.
dangers wherewilli we were com
passcil; we acknowledge it thy good- ourselves, 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 milst of thy Church, through may know that thou art our Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and mighty Deliverer, through Je- For a Recovery from Sickness. sus Christ our Lord, Amen.
O 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 bodily 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 grant to all of us grace, that we may of his days to an humble, holy, and
ness, and may he devote the residuc henceforth obediently walk in thy obedient walking before thee, holy commandments; and, leading throngh Jesus Christ our Lord. a quiet and peaccable life in all god- Amen. liness and honesty, may continually For a safe Return from Sea. offer into thee our sacrifice of praise
, and thanksgiving for these thy mer
mercy is over all thy works; cies towards us, through Jesus we praise thy holy name, that thout 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
Lord God, who hast wounded now desireth to return his thanks
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 thankfulness 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 our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
Sunilay in Advent.
the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which
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 agrun