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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 prayere are desired. In thy wis-ferings they are to endure in this dom thou hast seen fit to visit him world, yet deliver them, O God, from with trouble and to bring distress upon the bitter pains of eternal death. Purhim. Remember him, O Lord, in don their sins, and save their souls, mercy; sanctify thy fatherly correction for the sake and merits of thy denr 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 with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer to be used at the Meetings of Convention.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God,
who, by thy Holy Spirit, didst preside in the councils of the blessed For Malefactors, after Condemna- Apostles, and hast promised, through tion. Or else the Prayer in the Visi-thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy tation 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 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 dilaw, 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 comfortable rable condition they are in, by their gospel of Christ may be truly preachsins and wickedness; and let thy ed, truly received, and truly followpowerful grace produce in them such led, in all places, to the breaking down a godly sorrow, and sincere repent-the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; ance, as thou wilt be pleased to ac- till at length the whole of thy discept. Give them a strong and lively faith in thy Son our blessed Saviour, and make it effectual to the salvation of their souls. O Lord, in judgment remember mercy; and whatever suf
persed sheep, being gathered into one field, shall become partakers of everlasting life, through the merits and death of Jesus 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 deliver
Almighty God, we give thee humble thanks, for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of Childbirth, this woman, thy servant, who desireth now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God, our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man; we give thee huinble thanks that it hath pleased thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last, a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy name, through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
fi For Fair Weather. Lord God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late visitation of us with immoderate rrin and waters, aud in thy mercy hat relieved tad
conforted our souls by this seasonable rly offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and blessed change of weather, we and thanksgiving for these thy merpraise and glorify thy holy name, for cies towards us, through Jesus Christ this thy mercy, and will always de- our Lord. Amen. clare thy loving kindness from generasion to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ámen.
For Deliverance from great Sick ness and Mortality.
O Lord God, who hast wounded us
for our sins, and consumed us for Most merciful Father, who of our transgressions, by thy late heavy thy gracious goodness hast heard and dreadful visitation; and now, in the devout prayers of thy Church, the midst of Judgment remembering and turned our dearth and scarcity mercy, hast redeemed our souls from into plenty; we give thee humble the jaws of death; we offer unto thy thanks for this thy special bounty; fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls beseeching thee to continue thy loving and bodies, which thou hast delivered, Kindness unto us, that our land may to be a living sacrifice unto thee; alyield us her fruits of increase, to thy ways praising and magnifying thy glory and our comfort, through Jesus mercies in the midst of thy Church, Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies.
For a Recovery from Sickness. Almighty God, who art a strong God, who art the giver of life, of tower of defence unto thy servants health, and of safety; we bless against the face of their enemies; we thy name, that thou hast been pleased yield thee praise and thanksgiving, for to deliver from his bodily sickness this our deliverance from those great and thy servant, who now desireth to re. apparent dangers wherewith we were turn thanks unto thee, in the presence compassed; we acknowledge it thy of all thy people. Gracious art thou, goodness that we were not delivered O Lord, and full of compassion to the over as a prey unto them; beseeching children of men. May his heart be thee still to continue such thy mercies duly impressed with a sense of thy towards us, that all the world may merciful goodness, and may he devote know that thou art our Saviour and the residue of his days to an humble, mighty Deliverer, through Jesus holy, and obedient walking before Christ our Lord. Amen. thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For restoring Public Peace at Amen.
¶ For a safe Return from Sea.
Eternal God, our heavenly Fa-MOST gracious Lord, whose merther, who alone makest men to be cy is over all thy works; we of one mind in a house, and stillest the praise thy holy name, that thou hast outrage of a violent and unruly people; been pleased to conduct in safety, we bless thy holy name, that it hath through the perils of the great deep, pleased thee to appease the seditious this thy servant, who now desireth tumults which have been lately raised to return his thanks unto thee, in thy up amongst us; most humbly beseech-holy Church: May he be duly sensible ing thee to grant to all of us grace, of thy merciful providence towards that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all vdlineas and honesty, may continual
him, and ever express his thankful ness by a holy trust in thee, and obedi ence to thy laws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent.
Jass tied, and a colt with her: loose them," and bring them unto me. And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace cast away the The Lord hath of them; ef darkness, and put upon us the ar- straightway he will send them. Al mour of light, now in the time of this this was done, that it might be fulfillmortal life, in which thy Son Jesus ed which was spoken by the prophet, Christ came to visit us in great humi- saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, lity; that in the last day, when he Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, shall come again in his glorious Ma-meek, and sitting upon an ass, and jesty to judge both the quick and dead, a colt the foal of an ass. we may rise to the life immortal, the disciples went, and did as Jesus through him who liveth and reigneth commanded them; and brought the with thee and the Holy Ghost, now ass and the colt, and put on them and ever. Amen. their clothes, and they sat him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. strawed them in the way. And the WE no man any thing, but to multitudes that went before, and that love one another; for he that loveth followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the another hath fulfilled the law. For Son of David: blessed is he that this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, cometh in the name of the Lord; Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not Hosanna in the highest. And when steal, Thou shalt not bear false wit-he was come into Jerusalem, all the tess, Thou shalt not covet; and if city was moved, saying, Who is this? there be any other commandment, it And the multitude said, This is Jesus is briefly comprehended in this saying, the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. name.y, Thou shalt love thy neigh- And Jesus went into the temple of bour as thyself. Love worketh no God, and cast out all them that sold ll to his neighbour; therefore love is and bought in the temple, and over the fulfilling of the law. And that, threw the tables of the money-chan knowing the time, that now it is high gers, and the seats of them that sold time to awake out of sleep; for now doves, and said unto them, It is writis our salvation nearer than when we ten, My house shall be called the believed. The night is far spent, the house of prayer; but ye have made it day is at hand; let us therefore cast a den of thieves." off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in cham-BLESSED Lord, who hast caused tering and wantonness, not in strife! all holy Scriptures to be written and envying. But put ye on the Lord for our learning; grant that we may Jesus Christ, and make not prevision in such wise hear them, read, mark, for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts there-learn, and inwardly digest them, that of. by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. WHEN they drew nigh unto Jeru-hold fast the blessed hope of everlast. ing life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
sal, and were come to Bethphage, ur the mount of Olives, then sent Jes two disciples, saying unto them, Gnto the village over against you, and raightway ye shall find an
The Epretle. Rom. xv. 4. WHATSOEVER things were writ. ten aforetime, were written for
This Collect is to be repeated every Day with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-day.
The second Sunday in Advent.