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Mercifully forgive the sins of thy Peo. above all, for thine inestimable love in
the redemption of the world by our Favou rably with mercy hear our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means or prayers
grace, and for the hope of glory And, 0.Son of David, have mercy upon us. we beseech thee, give us that due sense Both now and ever, vouchsafe to hear of all thy mercies, that our hearts may Us, O Christ
be unseignedly thankful, and that we Graciously hear us, Christ ; gra. may show forth thy praise, not only ciously hear us, O Lord Christ.
with our hips, but in our lives; by giv Mia. O Lord, let thy mercy be show- ing up ourselves to thy service, and by ed upon us ;
walking before thee in holiness and Ars. As we do put our trust in thee.] righteousness all our days, through Je. Let us pray.
sus Christ our Lord; to whom, with
thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour TE humbly beseech thee, O Father,
and glory, world without ena. Amen. firtnities; and, for the glory of thy
1 A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. name, turn from us all those evils that ALMIGHTY God, who hast given we most justly have deserved ; and
us grace at this time, with one ac. grant that, in all our troubles, we may cord to make our common supplications put our whole trust and confidence in unto thce; and dost promise that when thy mercy; and ever more serve thee in two or three are gathered together in holiness and pureness of living, to thy thy name, thou wilt grant their rehonour and glory, through our only quests; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ and petitions of thy servants, as may be our Lord. Amen.
most expedient for them ; granting us A General Thanksgiving.
in this world knowledge of thy truth,
and in the world to come life everlust.
of ing. Amen. cies, we, thine unworthy servants,
2 Cor. xiii, 14. do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving T
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fel. Lless thee for our creation, preservation, lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us and all the blessings of this life; but, all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
PRAYERS 1 A Prayer for Congress, to be used
For Rain. during their Session.
thy Son Jesus Christ, hast promis. w seech thee, as for the People of
ed w all those who seek thy kingdom them. Jnited States in general, so espe
and the righteousness thereof, all things cially for their Senale and Representa. necessary to their bodily sustenance ; tives in Congress assembled; that thou
send us, we beseech thee, in this our wouldest be pleased to direct and pros
necessity, such noderate rain and showper all their consultations, to the ad. ers, that we may receive the fruits of the vancement of thy Clory, the good of thy
earth to our confort, and so thy honour, Church, the safety, honour, and welfare through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of thy people ; that all things may be
For Fair Weather 50 ordered and settled by their endea.
LMIGHTY and most merciful Fe. vours, upon the best and surest founda- ther, we humbly beseech thee, of tions, that peace and happiness, truth thy great goodness, to restrain those and justice, religion and piety, may be immoderate rains, whepewith, for our establisbed among us for all generations sins, thou hast afflicted us; And we These, and all other necessaries for pray thee to send us such seasonable them, for us, and thy whole Church, we weather, that the earth may, in due humbly beg in the name and mediation time, yield her increase, for our use and of Jesus Christ, our most blessed Lord benefit ; and give us grace, that we may und Saviour. Anca.
learn, by thy punishments, to amend
our lives, and for thy clemency to give In Time of great sickness and more thee thanks and praise, through Jesus
tality Christ Our Lord. Amen.
life and death, of sickness and
health ; regard wer supplications, we O
humbly beseech t-r; and, as thou hast it is that the rain doth fall, and the
thought fit to visit us for our sins with earth bring forth her increase; behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy
great sickness and mortality, in the midst
of thy judgment, O Lord, remember people; increase the fruits of the earth
mercy. by thy heavenly benediction, and grant
Have pity upon us miserable
sinners, and withdraw from us the grievthat the scarcity and dearth, which we
ous sickness with which we are afflicted. now most justly suffer for our sins, may, through thy goodness, be merci.
May this thy fatherly correction have its
due influence upon us, by leading us to fully turned into plenty, for the love of
consider how frail and uncertain our life Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with
is ; that we may apply our hearts unto thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen
that heavenly wisdom, which in the end
will bring us to everlasting life, through In Time War and Tumults.
Jesus Christ our Lord. 4men
For a Sick Person.
FATHER of mercies, and God of power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly lo punish sin
need ; look down from heaven, we bum. ners, and to be merciful to those who
bly beseech thee, behold, visit, and retruly repent; save and deliver us, we
lieve thy sick seruant, for whom our humbly beseech thee, from the hands of
prayers are desired. Look upon him our enemies ; that we, being armed with
with the eyes of thy mercy: comfort hy defence, may be preserved evermore him with a sense of thy goodness; prefrom all perils, lo glorify thee, who art
serve him from the temptations of the he only giver of all victory, through the
enemy; give him patience under his af. merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our
fiction; and, in thy good time, restore Lord. Amen.
him to health, and enable him to lead the For those who are to be admitted into residue of his life in thy fear, and tu thy Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks glory: Or else give him grace so to lako proceding the stated Times of Ording. thy visitation, that, after this painfu. tion.
life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen ther, who hast purchased to thyself an universal Church, by the precious
For a Sick Child
| AMIGHTY God, and belercifule upon the same, and at this time so guide ther, to whom belong the . and govern the minds of thy servants, sues of life and death; look down from the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with faat they may lay hands suddenly on no the eyes of mercy, upon the sick child man, but faithfully and wisely make for whom our prayers are desired Dechoice of fit persons, to serve in the sa. liver him, O Lord, in thy good appointed cred ministry of thy Church. And, to teose who shall be ordained to any holy with the salvation pain and visit him function, give thy grace and heavenly thy good pleasure to prolong his days benediction; that both by their life and doctrine they may show forth thy glory,
here on earth, he may live to thee, and be
an instrument of thy glory, by serving and set forward the salvation of all men, thee faithfully, and doing good in his through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
generation : Or else receive him into 1 Or this.
those heavenly habitations, where the souls of those who sleep in the Lord Je.
sus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. good gifts, who of thy
divine pro. Grant this,'o Lord, for the love of thy vidence hast appointed divers orders in Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. thy Church; give thy grace, we hum. bly beseech thee, to all those who are to For a Person, or Persons going to Sea. be called to any office and administration in the same ; and so replenish them O ETERNAL God, who alone spread
est out the heavens, and rulest tha with the truth of thy doctrine, and en. raging of the sea ; we commend to th due them with innocency of life, that Almighly protection, thy servant, for they may faithfully serve before thee, to whose preservation on the great deep out the glory of thy great name, and the be- prayers are desired. Guard kim, we benefit of thy holy Church, through Jesus seech thee, from the dangers of the sea Curist our Lord. Amen.
from sickness, from the violence of enda
mies, and from every evil to which he Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of may be exposed. Conduct him in safety Mercies," $c. may be used. o the haven where he would be, with a grateful sense
of thy mercies, through O MOST gracious and merciful God, .
we earnestly beseech thee to have
pity and compassion upon those persons 1 For a Person under Affliction. recommended to our prayers, who now O
lie under the sentence of the law, and Father, who hast taught us, in thy are appointed to die. Visit them, o bely Word, that thou dost not willingly Lord, with thy mercy and salvation ; aftlict or grieve the children of men; convince them of the miserable condition look with pity, we beseech thee, upon they are in, by their sins and wickedness; the sorrows of thy servant, for whom and let thy powerful grace produce in our prayers are desired. In thy wisdom them such a godly sorrow, and sincere thou hast seen fit to visit him with trou.
repentance, as thou will be pleased to ble, and to bring distress upon him.
Give them a strong and lively Remember him, O Lord, in mercy i faith in thy Son, our blessed Saviour, sanctify thy fatherly correction to him ; and make it etfectual to the salvation of endue kis soul with patience under his their souls. O Lord, in judgment reaffliction, and with resignation thy member mercy; and whatever sufferings blessed will, comfort him with a sense they are to endure in this world, yet de. of thy goodness ; lift up thy counte- liver them, O God, from the bitter pains Kance upon him, and give him peaor, of eternal death Pardor their sins, and through Jesus Christ our Lord
Amen. save their souls, for the sake and merits I For Malefactors, after Condemnation.
of thy dear Son, our blessed Saviour and Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of
THANKSGIVINGS. The Thanksgiving of Women after vur soulo by this seasonable and blessed Child-birth; to be said when any Wo- change of weather; we praise and glori. man, being present in Church, shall fy thy holy name, for this thy mercy, kare desired to return Thanks to Al. and will always declare thy loving kindmighty God for her safe deliverance ness from generation to generation, O
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. humble thanks, for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve,
For Plenty through the great pain and peril of Child. O MOST merciful Father, who of thy
, , . tires now to offer her praises and thanks. devout prayers of thy Church, and virn. givings m.to thee Grant, we bescech
ed our dearth and scar ty into plenty ; Thee, most merciful Father, that she,
we give thee humble theks for this thy through thy help, nay both faithfully
special bounty ; beseeching thee to con live and valk according to thy will in
tinue thy loving kindness unto us, thet this life present, and also may be parta.
our land may yield us her fruits of inker of everlasting glory in the life to crease, to thy glory and our comfort, come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen
For Peace and Deliverance from our For Rain
y gracious prov. lence dost cause O the fornier and the latter rain to de. strong tower of defence unto thy scend upon the earth, that it may bring servants against the face of their enefurth fruit for the use of man; we give mies ; we yield thee praise and thanksthee bumble thanks that it hath pleased giving, for our deliverance from those thee, in our great necessity, to send us
great and apparent dangers wherewith at the last, a joyful rain upon enine in.
we were compassed; we acknowledge it heritance, and to refresh it when it was
thy goodness that we were not delivered fry, to the great comfort of us thy un
over" as a prey unto them; beseeching worthy servants, and to the glory of thy
thee still to continue such thy mercies holy name, through thy mercies in Jesus
towards us, that all the world may Christ our Lord Amen
know that thou art our Saviour and 1 For Fair Weather
mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ
our Lord Amen. LORD God, who hast justly hum.
For Restoring Public Peuce a: Home
ETERNAL God, our heavenly FAthy mercy hast relieved and comforted with immoderate rain and waters, and in ther, who alone makest meu to la
of one mind in a huute, and stillest the For a Recovery from Sickness outrage of a violent and unruly people ; we bless thy holy name, that it hath O GOD, who art the giver of life, of
health, and of safety; we bless thy pleased thee to appease the seditious tu
name, that thou hast been pleased to mults which have been lately raised up deliver from his bodily sickness this thy amongst us; most humbly beseeching servant. who now desireth to
return thee to grant to all of us grace, that we thanks unto thee, in the presence of all may henceforth obediently walk in thy
thy people. Gracious art thou, O Lord, holy commandments; and, leading a and full of compassion to the children quiet and peaceable lire in all godliness
of men. May his heart be duly im. and honesty, may continually offer unto
pressed with a sense of thy merciful thee our sacrifice of praise and thanks
goodness, and may he devote the residuo giving for these thy mercies towards us,
of his days to an humble, holy, and obe through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
dient walking before thee, through Jesus For Deliverance from great Sickness Christ our Lord
For & safe Return from Sea,
works; we praise our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation, and now, in the thy holy name that thou hast been pleasmidst of judgment remembering mercy, ed to conduct in safety, through the pehast redeemed our souls from ihe jaws rils of the great deep, this thy servant, of death; we offer unto thy fatherly who now desireth to return his thanká goodness ourselves, our souls and bo- unto thee, in thy holy Church : May be dies, which thou hast delivered, to be a be duly sensible of thy merciful provi. living sacrifice unto thee; always prais- dence towards him, and ever express his ing and magnifying thy mercies in the thankfulness by a holy trust in thee, and midst of thy Church, through Jesus obedience to thy laws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Christ our Lord. Amen.
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent.
The Collect. we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of lig!it, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen. I This Collect is to be repeated every Day
with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-day.
The Epistle. Rom. xiii 8. O ,
one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, 'Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not cvet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehend. ed in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; there
fore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand ; let us the refore cast oft the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk hon. estly, as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
The Gospel. St. Matt. . 1.
lem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled wnich was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh urito thee meek, and sitting upoa an ass, and
colt the foal of an ass. And the disci- abound in hope, through the power of ples went, and did as Jesus commanded the Holy Ghost. them; and brought the ass and the coll, and put on them their clothes, and they
The Gospel St. Luke xxi. 25. sat him thereon. And a very great mul A and in the moon, and in the stars ;
ND there in , titude spread their garments in
wау; others cut down branches from the trees,
and upon the earth distress of nations, and strawed them in the way
with perplexity; the sea and the waves multiudes that went before, and that roaring men's hearts failing them for followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the
fear, and for looking after those things Son of David : blessed is he that cometh
which are coming on the earth, for the m the name of the Lord; Hosanna in
powers of heaven shall be shaken. And the highest. And when he was come
then shall they see the Son of man cominto Perusalem, all the city was moved, ing in a cloud with power and great saying, Who is this ? And the multitude
glory. And when these things begin to saíd, This is Jesus the Prophet of Naza- come to pass, then look up, and lift up reth of Galilee. And Jesus went into
your heads; for your redemption draw. the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and
ble. Behold, the hig-tree, and all the overthrew the tables of the money-chang
trees; when they now shoot forth, yo ers, and the seats of them that sold see and know of your own selves, that doves, and said unto them, It is written,
summer is now nigh at hand. Su likeMy house shall be called the house of wise ye, when ye see these things come prayer; but ye ha made it a dea of to pass, know ye that the kingdom of Thieves
God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass
away till all be fulfilled. Heaven ann The second Sunday in Advent. earth shall pass away ; but my woru The Collect.
shall not pass away. LESSED Lord, who hast caused
The third Sunday in Advent. our learning ; grant that we may in such
The Collect. wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and tnwardly digest them, that by patience,
LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy and comfort of thy holy Word, we may
first conring didst send thy mes. embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed senger to prepare thy way before thee; hope of everlasting life, which thou hast
grant that the Ministers and Stewards given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
of thy mysteries may likewise so preAnnen.
pare and make ready thy way, by tura
ing the hearts of the disobedient to the The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.
wisdom of the just, that, at thy second
coming WHATSOEVER things were writW
judge the world, we may be ten aforetime, were written for found an acceptable people in thy sight, our learning; that we, through pa- who livest and reignest with the Father tience, and comfort of the Scriptures,
and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, might have bope. Now the God of pa- world without end. Amen. tience and consolation grant you be The Epistle 1 Cor. iv. 1 ike minded one towards another, according to Christ Jesus: That ye may | LET man so account of us, as of
and Stew. God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
ards of the mysteries of God. More Christ Wherefore receive ye one ano.
over, it is required in stewards, that a
man be found faithful. But with me it ther, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus
is a very small thing, that I should be Christ was a minister of the circumci.
judged of you, or of man's judgment : sion, for the truth of God, to confirm yea, 1 judge not mine own self. For i the promises made unto the fathers
know nothing by myself, yet am I not And that the Gentiles might glorify God
hereby justified but he that judgeth for his mercy; as it is written, For
me is the Lord.' Therefore judge no. this cause I will confess to thee among
thing before the time, until the Lord the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name
come, who both will bring to light the And again he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles,
hidden things of darkness, and will
make manifest the counsels of the hearts: with his people : And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him,
and then shall every man have praise of
God. ye people. And again Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he The GospelSt. Matt. xi. 2. that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, Now when John had heard in the the God of hope fill you with all joy sent two of his disciples, and said unto and peace in believing, that yo inay him Art thou be that should come, os.