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precious Death and Burial; by thy We beseech thee iw hecr us, good glorious Resurrection and Ascension; Lord. and by the coming of the Holy Ghost That it may please thee to succour, Good Lord. deliver us.
help, and comfort all wno are in danIn ail time of our tribulation ; in all ger, necessity, and tribulation; time of our prosperity ; in the hour of We beseech thee to hear us, good death, and in the day of judgment; Lord. Good Lord, deliver us.
That it may please thee to preserve We simers do beseech thee to hear us, all who travel by land or by water, all O Lord God; and that it may please women in the perils of childbirth, all thee to rule' and govern thy holy sick persons, and young children, and Church universal in the right way ; to show thy pity upon all prisonera
We beseech thee to hear us, good and captives; Lord.
We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bless and Lord. preserve all Christian Rulers and Ma- That it may please thee to defend, gistrates ; giving them grace to exe. and provide for, the fatherless chil cute justice, and to maintain truth; dren, and widows, and all who ar.
Wé beseech thee to hear us, good desolate and oppressed Lord.
We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to illuminate Lord, all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, That it may please thee to have with true knowiedge and understand- mercy upon all men ; ing of thy word; and that both by We beseech thee to hear us, gcoc their preaching and living they may Lord. set it forth, and show it accordingly, That it may please thee to forgive We beseech thee to hear us, good ourenemies, persecutors, and slander Lord.
ers, and to turn their hearts; That i: may please thee to bless and We beseech thee to hear us, g001 keep all thy people;
Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to give ani Lord.
preserve to our use the kindly fi'uils c. That it may please thee to give to the earth, so that in due time we may all nations unity, peace, and concord; enjoy them;
We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Lord. That it may please thee to give us That it may please thee to give 118 an heart to love and fear thee, and true repentance, to forgive us all our diligently to live after thy Command-sins, negligences, and ignorances, and ients;
to endue us with the grace of thy We beseech thee to hear us, good Holy Spirit, to amend our lives acLord.
cording to thy Holy Word ; That it may please thee to give to We beseech thee to hear us, gond all thy people increase of grace, to Lord. hear meekly thy Word, and to receive Son of God, we besiech thet it with pure affection, and to bring hear us. forth the fruits of the Spirit ;
Son of God, we beseech thee io We beseech thee to hear us, good hear us. Lord.
O Lamb of God, who takest away That it may please thee to bring into the sins of the world, the way of truth, all such as have Grant us thy peace. erred, and are deceived ;
O Lamb of God, who takest ava? We beseech thee io hear us, good the sins of the world ; Lord.
Have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to strengthen I The Minister may, at his discre. such as do stand, and to comfort and Lion, omit all that follows, to the Welp the weak-hearted, and to raise up Prayer, “ Wo humbly beseech ikea those who tall, and tinally to beat | O Father," &c. down Satan under our feet;
TO Christ, hear us.
O Christ, hear us.
Mercifully forgive the sins of the Luvil, have mercy upon us. people. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Favourably with mercy hear our Christ, have mercy upon us.
prayers. Christ, have mercy upon u3.
oSon of David, have mercy upon. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Both now and ever, vouchsafe to hear | Then shall the Minister, and the us, Christ. People with him, say the Lord's Graciously hear us, O Christ; Prayer.
graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Min. O Lord, let thy mercy be slow.
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy ed upon us ; Kingdom come ; Thy Will be done on Ans. As we do put our trust in Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us thee.] t5is day our daily bread; And forgive
Let us pray. us our trespasses, as we forgive those WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, wiw trespass against us ; And lead us mercifully to look upon our infirnot into temptation ; But deliver us mities; and, for the glory of thy from evil. Amen.
name, turn from us all those evils that Min. O Lord, deal not with us ac- we most justly have deserved ; and cording to our sins.
grant that, in all our troubles, we Ans. Neither reward us according to may put our whole trust and confi. our iniquities.
dence in thy mercy; and evermore 1 Let us pray.
serve thee in holiness and pureness of O God, merciful Father, who de- living, to thy honour and glory,
spisest not the sighing of a coutrite through our only Medintor and ado beart, nor the desire of such as are vocate, Jesus Christour Lord. Amen. sorrowful ; mercifully assist our pray.
11 A General Thanksgiving. ers which we make before thee in all ALMIGHTY God, Father of all our troubles and adversities, whenso- mercics, we, thine unworthy ser ever they oppress us ; and graciously vants, do give thee most humble and hear us, that those evils which the hearty thanks for all thy goodness and craft and subtilty of the devil or man loving kindness to us, and to all men. worketh against us, may, by thy good We bless thee for our crezion, preprovidence, be brought to naught; that servation, and all the blessings of this we, thy servants, being hurt by no per- life; but, above all, for thine inessecutions, may evermore give thanks timable love in the redemption of the untc thee in thy holy Church, through world by our Lord Jesus Christ ; for Jesus Christ our Lord.
the means of grace, and for the hope O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us 48, for thy name's sake.
that due sense of all thy mercies, that O God, we have heard with our ears, our hearts may be unteignedly thank
and our fathers have declared ful, and that we may show forth thy unto us, the noble works that thou praise, not only with our lips, but in didst in their days, and in the old our lives; by giving up ourselves to time before them.
thy service, and by walking before O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver thee in holiness and righteousness all us. for thine honour.
our days, through Jesus Christ our Glory be to the Father, and to the Lord ; to whom, with thee and the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Holy Ghost, be ali honour and glury,
Ans. As it was in the beginning, is world without end. Amen. now, and ever shall be, world without 1 A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, who lvast given Froin our energies defend us, O us grace at this time, with one acCarist.
cord to mak; our common supplica. Graciously look upon our asic- tions unto ther; and dost promise that tions.
when two or three are rathered to With pity Ahold the sorrows of our gether in thy name, thou wile grant Querta
their requests ; fulfil now, () Lord
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
the desires and peditions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for THE grace of our Lord Jesu then granting us in this world Christ, and the love of God, and knowledge of thy truth, and in the the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, bi world to come life everlasting. Amen. I with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning and Evening Service.
A Prayer for Congress, to be used [sins, thou hast afflicted us: And we during their Session. pray thee to send us such seasonable MOST gracious God, we humbly weather, that the earth may, in due beseech thee, as for the People of time, yield her increase, for our use these United States in general, so es-and benefit; and give us grace, that pecially for their Senate and Repre- we may learn, by thy punishments, sentatives in Congress assembled; to amend our lives, and for thy clethat thou wouldest be pleased to direct mency to give thee thanks and praise, and prosper all their consultations, to through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. the advancement of thy Glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of thy People; that all things may be so ordered and the earth bring forth her increase; besettled by their endeavours, upon the hold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of best and surest foundations, that thy people; increase the fruits of the peace and happiness, truth and jus-earth by thy heavenly benediction; tice, religion and piety, may be es-and grant that the scarcity and dearth, tablished among us for all generations. which we now most justly suffer for These, and all other necessaries for our sins, may, through thy goodness, them, for us, and thy whole Church, be mercifully turned into plenty, for we humbly beg in the name and me- the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; to diation of Jesus Christ, our most whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. be all honour and glory, now and for For Rain. ever. Amen.
In Time of Dearth and Famine. God, heavenly Father, whose gift it is that the rain doth fall, and
In Time of War and Tumults. Almighty God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose pow creature is able to resist, to whom i
O God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and the righteousness thereof, all no things necessary to their bodily sus-belongeth justly to punish sinners, and tenance; send us, we beseech thee, in to be merciful to those who truly rethis our necessity, such moderate rain pent; save and deliver us, we humbly and showers, that we may receive the beseech thee, from the hands of our enefruits of the earth to our comfort, and mies; that we, being armed with thy to thy honour, through Jesus Christ defence, may be preserved evermore our Lord. Amen. from all periks, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory, through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
For Fair Weather.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, wherewith, for our
For those who are to be admitted into Holy Orders, to be used in the
Weeks preceding the stated times of humbly beseech thee, behold, visit. Ordination. and relieve thy sick servant, for whom our our are desire. Look upon Father, who hast purchased to him with the eyes of thy mercy; cointhyself an universal Church, by the fort him with a sense of thy goodness; precious blood of thy dear Son; merci- preserve him from the temptations of fully look upon the same, and at this the enemy; give him patience under time so guide and govern the minds of his affliction; and, in thy good tin e. thy servants, the Bishops and Pastors restore him to health, and enable him of thy flock, that they may lay hands to lead the residue of his lite in thy auddenly on no man, but faithfully fear, and to thy glory: Ur else give and wisely make choice of fit persons. him grace so to take thy visitation, to serve in the sacred ministry of thy that, after this painful life ended, he Church. And, to those who shall be may dwell with thee in life everlasting, ordained to any holy function, give through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. shy grace and heavenly benediction; that both by their life and doctrine they may show forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all men, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Sick Child.
ALMIGHTY God, and mercifol
Father, to whom alene belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy, upon the sick the giver of all child for whom our are degood gifts, who of thy divine pro-sired. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy vidence hast appointed divers orders good appointed time, from his bodily in thy Church; give thy grace, we pain, and visit him with thy salvation; humbly beseech thee, to all those who that if it should be thy good pleasure to are to be called to any office and ad-prolong his days here on earth, he ministration in the same; and so re- may live to thee, and be an instrument plenish them with the truth of thy doe-of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, trine, and endue them with innocency and doing good in his generation: Or of life, that they may faithfully serve else receive him to those heavenly before thee, to the glory of thy great habitations, where the souls of thos name, and the benefit of thy holy who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perChurch, through Jesus Christ our petual rest and felicity. Grant this, Lord. Amen." O Lord, for the love of thy Son, our
In Time of great Sickness and Mor-Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Eternal God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and ridest the raging of the sea; we commend to thy Almighty protection, thy servant, for whose preservation on the great deep our prayers are desired. Guard him,
O Almighty God, the Lord of Efe and death, of sickness and health; regand our supplications we humbly be-1 seech thee; and, as thou hast thought fit to visit us for our sins with great sickness and mortality, in the midst of thy judgment, O Lord, remember Inercy. Have pity upon us miserable we beseech thee, from the dangers sinners, and withdraw from us the the sea, from sickness, from the vic grievous sickness with which we are lence of enemies, and from every evi afflicted. May this thy fatherly cor-to which he may be exposed. Con rection have its due influence upon as, duct him in safety to the haven where by leading us to consider how frail he would be, with a grateful sense of and uncertain our life is; that we may thy mercies, through Jesus Christ our apply our hearts unto that heavenly Lord. Amen. wisdom, which in the end will bring, os to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Person under Affliction. Merciful God, and heavenly Fa ther, who hast taught us, in thy holy Word, that thou dost not willing Father of mercies, and God of allly afflict or grieve the children of men comfort, our only help in time of look with pity, we beseech thee, npon need; look down from heaven, we the sorrows of thy servant, for whion
¶ For a Sick Person.
our prayers are desired. In thy wis-ferings they are to endure in this to thou hast seen fit to visit him world, yet deliver them, O God, frorn with trouble and to bring distress upon the bitter pains of eternal death. Par. him. Remember him, O Lord, in don their sins, and save their souls, mercy; sanctify thy fatherly correction for the sake and merits of thy dear to him; endue his soul with patience Son, our blessed Saviour and Redeemunder his affliction, and with resigna- er. Amen. tion to thy blessed will; comfort him 11 A Prayer to be used at the Meetings with a sense of thy goodness; lift up
of Convention. thy countenance upon him, and give ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, him peace, through Jesus Christ our
who, by thy Holy Spirit, didst Lord. Amen.
preside in the councils of the blessed Tror Malefactors, after Condemna- Apostles, and hast promised, through Lion. Or else the Prayer in the Visi- thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy lation of Prisoners, beginning, “O Church to the end of the world; we Father of mercies,''&c.may be used. beseech thee to be present with the O Most gracious and merciful God, council of thy Church here assembled
we earnestly beseech thee to have in thy name and presence. Save them pity and compassion upon those per- from all error, ignorance, pride, and sons recommended to our prayers, prejudice; and of thy great mercy who now lie under the sentence of the vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to die law, and are appointed to die. Visit rect, sanctify, and govern us in our them, O Lord, with thy mercy and present work, by the mighty power of salvation; convince them of the mise- (the Holy Ghost, that the cornfortable rable condition they are in, by their gospel of Christ may be truly preachsirs and wickedness; and let thy ed, truly received, and truly followpowerful grace produce in them such ed, in all places, to the breaking dowu a godly sorrow, and sincere repent- the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; ince, as thou wilt be pleased to ac- till at length the whole of thy dis. cept. Give them a strong and lively persed sheep, being gathered into one faith in thy Son our blessed Saviour, field, shall become partakers of ever. and make it effectual to the salvation lasting life, through the merits and of their souls. O Lord, in judgment death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. remember mercy; and whatever suf-Amen.
THANKSGIVINGS. The Thanksgiving of Women aster!
11 For Rain. Childbirth; to be said when any O God, our heavenly Father, who Woman, being present in Church, by thy gracious providence dost shall have desired to return Thanks cause the former and the latter rain to in Almighty God for her safe deliver- descend upon the earth, that it may
bring forth fruit for the use of man; O Almighty God, we give thee we give thee huinble thanks that it
humble thanks for that thou hast hath pleased thee, in our great nebeen graciously pleased to preserve, cessity, to send us at the last, a joyful through the great pain and peril of rain upon thine inheritance, and to Childbirth, this woman, thy servant, refresh it when it was dry, to the great who desireth now to offer her praises comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, and to the glory of thy holy name, we beseech thee, most merciful Fa through thy mercies in Jesus Christ ther, that she, through thy help, may our Lord. Amen. both faithfully live and walk accord
# For Fair Weather. ing to thy will in this life present, and O Lord God, who hast justly humalso may be partaker of everlasting bled us by thy late visitation of us glory in the life to come, through with immoderate rein and waiers, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. aud in thy mercy best reli: lad