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MERCIFUL God, the Father day, we may be found acceptable who is the resurrection and the blessing, which thy well-beloved life; in whom whosoever be- son shall then pronounce to lieveth, shall live, though he die; all who love and fear

thee, and whosvever liveth, and be- saying, Come, ye blessed chillieyth in him, shall not die dren of my Father, receive the eternally; who also hath taught kingdom prepared for you from 018, by his holy Apostle Saint the beginning ofthe world. Grant Paul, not to be sorry, as men this, we beseech thee, O mercitul without hope, for those who sleep Fath-r, through Jesus Christ, our in him; We humbly beseech Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the lifo of HE grace of our Lord Jesus righte, usness; that, when

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Christ, and the love of God, sh ill depart this life, we may and the fellowship of the Holy rest in him; and that, at the Gh:ist, be with us all evermore. general Resurrection in the last | Amen.

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THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH;

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

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1 This Service, or the concluding prayer alone, as it stands among the

Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion

of the Minister. 1 The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the

Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct : And then the Minister shall say unto her,

it hath I trouble , soodness, to give you safe de- the LORD; O Lord, I beseech liverance, and to preserve you in thee, deliver my soul. the great danger of Child birth; Gracious is the LORD, and you shall therefore give hearty righteous; yea, our God is merthanks unto God, and say,

ciful.

• What reward shall I give unto Then shall the Minister goy the the Lord, for all ihe benefits that following Hymn taken from the he hath done unto me? 116th Psalm.

I will receive the cup of salvaDilexi quoniam.

tion, and call upon the Name of I

AM well pleased that the the LORD.

LORD hath heard the voice I will pay my vows now in the of my prayer;

presence of all his people; in That he hath inclined his ear the courts of the LORD'S Louse, linto me; therefore will I call even in the midst of thee, O upon him as long as I live. Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Glory be to the Father, and to Answer. And let our cry como the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; unto thee.

As it was in the beginning, is Minister. Let us pray. now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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ALMIGHTY God, we give

theo humble thanks for I Then shall the Minister say the that thou hast been graciously

Lord's Prayer, with what follows: pleased to preserve, through the but the Lord's Prayer may be great pain and peril of Childomitted, if this be used with the birth, this woman thy servant,

Morning or Evening Prayer. who desires now to offer her 09

UR Father, who art in heav- praises and thanksgivings unto

en, Hallowed be thy Naine, thee. Grant, we beseech thee, Thy kingdom come. Thy will most merciful Father, that she, be done on earth, As it is in through thy help, may both heaven. Give us this day our faithfully live, and walk accorddaily bread. And forgive us our ing to thy will, in this life pretrespasses, As we forgive those sent; and also may be partaker who trespass against us. And of everlasting glory in the life lead us not into temptation; Buu to come; through Jesus Christ deliver us from evil. Amen.

our Lord. Amen. Minister. O Lord, save this woman thy servant;

I The Woman, that cometh to give Answer. Who putteth her trust her Thanks, must offer accusin thee.

tomed offerings, which shall be Minister. Be thou to her a applied by the Minister and the strong tower;

Churchwardens to the relief of Answer. From the face of her distressed women in child-bed; enemy.

and if there be a Communion, it Minister, Lord, hear our is convenient that she receive the prayer.

Holy Communion.

FORMS OF

PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.

I The Morning and Evening Service to be used

daily at sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. I These two following Prayers may that we may be a safeguard unto be also used in ships of war

the United States of America, O alone spreadest out the ETERNAL Lord God, who and a security for such as pass

on the seas upon their lawful heavens, and rulest the raging occasions; that the inhabitants of the sea; who hast compassed of our land may in peace and the waters with bounds, until quietness serve thee our God; day and night come to an end; and that we may return in safety Be pleased to receive into thy to enjoy the blessings of the Almighty and most gracious pro- land, with the fruits of our tection, the persons of us thy labour; and, with a thankful reservants, and the Fleet (or Ship) | membrance of thy mercies, to in which we serve. Preserve us praise and glorify thy holy from the dangers of the sea, and Name; through Jesus Christ from the violence of the enemy; our Lord. Amen.

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The Collect.

our life. Hear, Lord, and save IRECT us, O Lord, in all our

us, for the infinite merits of our

blessed Saviour, thy Son, our cious favour, and further us with Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. thy continual help; that in all

The Prayer to be suid before a our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify

fight at sea against any enemy. thy holy Name; and finally by 0

MOST powerful and glorious thy mercy obtain everlasting

Lord God, the Lord of life; through Jesus Christ our

hosts, that rulest and commandLord. Amen.

est all things; Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and

therefore we make our address Prayers to be used in storms at to thy Divine Majesty in this

our necessity, that thou wouldest MOST powerful and glorious take the cause into thine own

Lord God. at whose com- hand, and judge between us mand the winds blow, and lift up and our enemies. Stir up thy the waves of the sea, and who strength, O Lord, and come and stillest the rage thereof; We, help us; for thou givest not thy creatures, but miserable sin- alway the battle to the strong,

but canst save by mary or by ners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help:

few. Olet not our sing now cry Save, Lord, or else we perish. against us for vengeance; but We confess, when we have been

hear us thy poor servants beg. safe, and seen all things quiet ging mercy, and imploring thy abr út us, we have forgotten thee help, and that thou wouldest be our God. and refused to hearken

a defence unto us against the to the still voice of thy word, lace of the enemy. Make it apand to obey thy command pear that thou art nur Saviour ments: But now we see how and mighty Deliverer, through terrible thou art in all thy works Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of wonder; the great God to be Short Prayers for single persons, feared above all: And therefore

who cannot meet to join in prayo? we adore thy Divine Majesty, ac

with others, by reason of the knowledging thy power, anıt im

fight, or storm. ploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and gave us for thy mercy's

General Prayers.

ORD be merciful to us sinLord. .

ners, and save us for thy for this.

mercy's sake. MOST glorious and gracious hast made and rulest all things:

Thou art the great God, who O Lord God, who dwellest in

O deliver us for thy Name's sako. heaven, but beholdest all things

Thou art the great God to be below; Look down, we beseech

feared above all: O save us, that thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of

we may praise thee. the jaws of this death, which is

Special Prayers with respect to now ready to swallow us up:

the enemy. The living, the living shall praise

: O

defend our thee. O send thy word of com- cause against the face of the mand to rebuke the raging winds enemy. and the roaring sea; that we, be- O God, thou art a strong tower ing delivered from this distress, of defence to all who fly unto may live to serve thee, and to thee: 0 save us from the pio glorify thy Name all the days of lence of the enemy.

sulke oralesman Christ, thy Son L

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Traging of the sea, hear, hear

Alenly Father, whom of his

O Lord of hosts, fight for us, word, and deed, Against thy that we may glorify thee. Divine Majesty, Provoking most

O suffer us not to sink under justly thy wrath and indignation the weight of our sins, or the against us. We do earnestly reviolence of the enemy.

pent, And are heartily sorry for O Lord, arise, help us, and de- these our misdoings; The reliver us for thy Name's sake. membrance of them is grievous Short Prayers in respect of a

unto us; The burden of them is inte

intolerable. Have mercy upon storm. VOU, O Lord, who stillest the merciful Father; For thy Son

us, Have mercy upon us, most

our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, us, and save us, that we perish Forgive us all that is past; And not. O blessed Saviour, who didst Serve and please thee In newness

grant that we may ever hereafter save thy disciples ready to per- of life, To the honour and glory ish in a storm, hear us, and save

of thy Name;. Through Jesus us, we beseech thee.

Christ our Lord. Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. T Then shall the Priest, if there be Lord, have mercy upon us.

any in the ship, say, O Lord, hear us.

. our heavO Christ, hear 119. God the Father, God the Son, great mercy hath promised forGod the Holy Ghost, have mercy giveness of sins to all those who upon us, save us now and ever

with hearty repentance and true more. Amen.

faith turn unto him; Have mercy UR Father. who art in heav- you from all your sins; confirm

upon you; pardon and deliver en, Hallowed be thy Name.

and strengthen you in all goodThy kingdom come. Thy, will ness, and bring you to everlastbe done on earth, As it is in ing life; through Jesus Christ heaven. Give us this day our

our Lord. Amen. daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But

Thanksgiving after a Storm deliver us from evil. Amen. Jubilate Deo. From Psalm lxvi.

BE joyful God, danger, as many as can be spared from many serrice in the ship the honour of his Name; make shall be together, and make his praise to be glorions. an humble confession of their sin

Say unto God, o how wonderto God: In which every one

ful art thou in thy works; ought seriously to reflect upon through the greatness of thy those particular sins of which his power shall thine enemies be conscience shall accuse him ; say

found liars upto thee. ing as followeth.

For all the world shall worship

thee, sing of thee, and praise thy The Confession

Name. LMIGHTY God, Father of O come hither, and behold the A

our Lord Jesus Christ, works of God; how wonderful Maker of all things, Judge of he is in his doing toward the all men; We acknowledge and children of men. bewau our manifold sing and He ruleth with his power for wickedness, Which we from ever; his eyes behold the people: time to time most grievously and such as will not believe shall have committed, By thought, not be able to exalt themselves.

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When there shall be imminent O lands; sing praises unto

o praise our God, ye people, deep; their soul melteth away and make the voice of his praise because of the trouble. to be heard;

They reel to and fro, and stagWho holdeth our soul in life; ger like a drunken man, and are and suff-reth not our feet to slip. at their wits end.

For thou, O God, hast proved So when they cry unto the us; thou also hast tried us, like Lord in their trouble, he deliv. As silver is tried.

ereth them out of their distress. Thou broughtest us into the For he maketh the storm to onare; and laidest trouble upon cease, so that the waves thereof our loins

are still. I will go into thine house with Then are they glad, because burnt-otterings; and will pay they are at rest; and go he thee my vows, which I promised bringeth them unto the haven with my lips, and spake with my where they would be. mouth, when I was in trouble. that men would therefore

O come hither, and hearken, praise the Lord for his goodness; all ye that fear God; and I will and declare the wonders that he tell you what he hath done for doeth for the children of men! my soul.

That they would exalt him I called unto him with my also in the congregation of the mouth. and gave him praises people, and praise him in the with my tongue.

seat of the elders! If I incline unto wickedness Glory be to the Father, and to with mine heart, the Lord will the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; not hear me.

As it was in the beginning, is But God hath heard me; and now, and ever shall be, world considered the voice of my without end. Amen. praver. Praiser be God, who hath not

Collects of Thanksgiving. cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.

MOST blessed and glorious O

Lord God, who art of infi. Glory be to the Father, and to nite goodness and mercy; We, the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; thy poor creatures, whom thou

As it was in the beginning, is hast' made and preserved, holdnow, and ever shall be, world ing our souls ir life, and now without end. Amen.

rescuing us out of the jaws of

death, humbly present ourselves Confitemini Domino. From

again before thy Divine Majesty, Psalm cvii.

to offer a sacrifice of praise LORD for his goodness; and heardest us when we called in declare the wonders that he our trouble, and didst not cast doeth for the children of men! out our prayer, which we made

That they would offer unto him before thee in our great distress: the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and Even when we gave all for lost, tell out his works with gladness! our ship, our goods, our lives,

They that go down to the sea then didst thou mercifully look in ships, and occupy their busi- upon us, and wonderfully com. ness in great waters;

mand a deliverance; for which These men see the works of we, now being in safety, do give ihe LORD, and his wonders in the all praise and glory to thy holy deep.

Name; through Jesus Christ our For at his word the stormy Lord. Amen. wind ariseth, which lifeth up

the waves thereof.

for this. heaven, and down again to the O MOST mighty and gracious

good God, thy mercy is

O

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