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Min. O Lord, save thisciously pleased to preserve, woman thy servant ; through the great pain and pe
Ans. Who putteth her trustril of Child-birth, this woman in thee.
thy servant,who desires nowto Min. Be thou to her a strong otter her praises and thanks. tower,
givings unto thee. Grant, we Ans. From the face of her beseech thce, most mercisul enemy.
Father, that she, through thy Min. Lord hearour prayer: help, may both faithfully live,
Ans. And let our cry come und walk according to thy will unto thee.
in this life present, and also Min. Let us pray.
may be partaker of everlastALMIGHTY God, we ing glory in the life to come,
for that thou hast been gra- Amen.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED AT SEA.
f The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea,
shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common
Prayer. f These two following ?'rayers dangers of the Sea, and from
may be also used in Ships of the violence of the enemy;that War,
we may be a safeguard unto O ETERNAL Lord God, the United States of America,
who alone spreadest out and a security for such as pass the heavens, and rulest the on the Seas upon their lawful raging of the sea ; who hast occasions; that the inhabitants compassed the waters with of our land may in peace and bounds, until day and night quietness serve thee our God; come to an end; be pleased to and that we may return in receive into thy Almighty and safety to enjoy the blessings of most gracious protection, the the land, with the fruits of our persons of us thy servants,and labour; and, with a thankful the Fleets or ship)in whichwe remembrance of thy mercies, serve. Preserve us from the to praise and glorify thy holy
Name, through Jesus Christ est all things below; look down our Lord. Amen.
we beseech thee, and hear us, The Collect. calling out of the depth of miIRECT us O Lord, in all sery, and out of the jaws of this
death, which is now ready to gracious favour, and further
swallow us up : Save, Lord, us with thy continual help the living shall praise thee. O
or else we perish. The living, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee,
send thy word of command to we may glorify thy holyName;
rebuke the raging Winds, and and finally by thy mercy obtain
the roaring Sea; that we beoverlasting life; through Jesus ing delivered from this disChrist our Lord. Amen.
tress, may live to serve thee,
and to glorify thy name all the | Prayers to be used in Storms
days of our life. Hear, Lord, at Sea.
and save us, for the infinite O MOST powerful and glo- merits of our blessed Saviour,
rious Lord God, at whose thy Son our Lord Jesus command the winds blow, and Christ. Amen. lift up the waves of the Sea, and who stillest the rage there. 9 The Prayer to be said before of ; we, thy creatures, but mi- a Fight at Sea, against any serable sinners, do in this our enemy. great distress cry unto thee for help : Save, Lord, or else we
O MOST powerful and glo,
rious Lord God, the Lord perish. We confess when we of hosts, that rulest and comhave been safe, and seen all|
mandest all things; thou sittest things quiet about us, we have
in the throne judging right: forgotten thee our God, and
And therefore we make our refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey in this our necessity, that thou
address to thy Divine Majesty, thy commandments : But now
wouldest take the cause into we see how terrible thou art in
thine own hand, and judge beall thy works of wonder; the
tween usandourenemies. Stir great God to be feared above all ; and therefore we adore up thy strength, O Lord, and thy Divine Majesty, acknow
come and help us; for thou
givest not alway the battle to ledging thy power, and im
the strong, but canst save by ploring thy goodness. Help Lord, and save us for thy mer-sins now cry against us for
many or by few. ( let not our cies' sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.
vengeance ; but hear us thy
poor servants begging mercy, Or this.
and imploring thy help, and MOST glorious and gra- that thou wouldest be a defence
cious Lord God, who unto us against the face of the dwellest in heaven, but behold- enemy: Make it appear that
, and såvel uts for have mercy upon us, saveouts
thou art our Saviour and migh- Oblessed Saviour, who didst ty Deliverer, through Jesus save thy disciples ready to peChrist our Lord. Amen. rish in a storm ; hear us, and
save us, we beseech thee. Short Prayers for single
Lord, have mercy upon us. Persons, that cannot meet to
Christ, have mercy upon us. join in Prayer with others,
Lord, have mercy upon us. by reason of the Fight or
OLord, hear us.
O Christ, hear us.
ORD be merciful to us thy mercies' sake.
now and evermore. Amen. Thou art the great God, OUR Father who art
in who hast made and rulest all
Heaven ; Hallowed be thy things : 0 deliver us for thy Name ;Thy Kingdom come; Name's sake.
Thy Will be done on Earth, Thou art the great God to as it is in Heaven ; Give us be feared above all : 0 save this day our daily bread; And us, that we may praise thee. forgive us our trespasses, as
we forgive those who trespass Special Prayers with re
against us ; And lead us not spect to the Enemy.
into temptation ; But deliver YHOU, O Lord, art just us from evil. Amen.
and powerful :0 defend, when there shall be immi. our cause against the face of
nent danger, as many as can the enemy:
be spared from necessary O God, thou art a strong service in the ship shall be tower of defence to all who
called together, and make an fly unto thee: 0 save us from
humble Confession of their the violence of the enemy, sins to God : in which
O Lord of Hosts, fight for us ; that we may glorify thee. reflect upon those particular
every one ought seriously to O suffer us not to sink un
sins, of which his Conscience der the weight of our sins, or
shall accuse him ; saying as the violence of the enemy. followeth : O Lord arise, help us, and
The Confession. deliver us, for thy Name's sake.
ALMIGHTY God, Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, q Short Prayers in respect of Maker of all things, Judge of a Storm,
all men ; we acknowledge and THE HOU, O Lord, who stil- bewail our manifold sins and
lest the raging of the sea, wickedness, which we from hear, hear us, and save us, time to time most greviously that we perish not.
have committed, by thought,
word, and deed, against thy ship thee, sing of thee, and
Then shall the Minister, if like as silier is tried.
Thou broughtest usinto the ALMIGHTY God, our hea. snare; and laidest trouble up
venly Father, who of his on our loins. great mercy, hath promised I will go into thy house with forgiveness of sins to all those burnt offerings; and will pay who with hearty repentance
thee my vows which I promisand true faith turp unto him;
ed with my lips, and spake have mercy upon you ; pardon with my mouth when I was and deliver you from all your
in trouble. sins; confirm and strengthen
(come hitherand hearken, you in all goodness, and bring all ye that fear God; and I will you to everlasting life, through tell you what he hath done Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
for my soul
I called unto him with my Thanksgiving after a Storm. mouth; and gave him praises
Psalm Ixvi. Jubilate Deo. with my tongue. O BE joyful in God, all ye if Iincline unto wickedness
lands; sing praises unto with mine heart, the Lord will the honour of his Name; make not hear me. bis praise to be glorious. But God hath heard me;
Say unto God, o how won- and considered the voice of derful art thou in thy works; my Prayer. through the greatness of thy Praised be God; who hath power, shall thine enemies be not cast out my prayer; nor found liars unto thee. iurned his mercy from me.
For all the world shall wor- Glory be to the Father, and
to the Son, and to the Holy ders that he doeth for the chil Ghost;
dren of men ! As it was in the beginning, That they would exalt him is now, and ever shall be, also in the congregation of world without end. Amen. the people; and praise him Psalm cvü. Confitemini Do
in the seat of the elders ! mino.
Glory be to the Father, and
to the Son, and to the Holy O THAT men would praise Ghost;
the Lord for his goodness; As it was in the beginning, and declare thewonders that he is now, and ever shall be, world doeth for the children of men without end. Amen.
That they would offer unto a Collects of Thanksgiving. him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works O MOST blessed and glowith gladness!
rious Lord God, who art They that go down to the of infinite goodness and mersea in ships ; and occupy their cy; we, thy poor creatures, business in great waters;
whom thou hast made and These men see the works preserved, holding our souls in of the Lord, and his wonders life, and now rescuing us out of in the deep.
the jaws of death, humbly preFor at his word, the stormy sent ourselves again before thy wind ariseth ; which lifteth up Divine Majesty, to offer a sathe waves thereof.
crifice of praise and thanksgivThey are carried up to the ing, for that thou heardest us heaven, and down again to the when we called in our trouble, deep; their soul melteth away and didst not cast out our praybecause of the trouble. er, which we made before thee
They reel to and fro, and in our great distress; even stagger like a drunken man; when we gave all for lost, our and are at their wits' end. Ship,ourGoods,ourLives,then
So when they cry unto the didst thou mercifully look Lord in their trouble, he de- upon us and wonderfully comlivereth them out of their manda deliverance; for which distress.
we now, being in safety,do give For he maketh the storm all praise and glory to thy holy to cease, so that the waves Name, through Jesus Christ thereof are still.
our Lord. Amen. Then are they glad because
1 Or this. they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven O MOST mighty and grawhere they would be.
cious good God, thy mer. () that men would therefore cy is over all thy works, but praise the Lord for his good-in special manner hath been ness; and declare the won-extended towards us, whom