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those who truly repent, that thou rememberest them to more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most earnestly desireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in bim, most loving Father, whatfoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by bis own carnal will and frailness; preserve and continue this fick member in the unity of the Church; consider his contrition, accept bis tears, assuage bis pain, as fhall feem to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuch as be putteth bis full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto bim bis former fins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take bim hence, take him unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then fiall the Minister say this Psalm.
Pfalm Ixxi. In te, Domine, speravi. IN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me never bo
put to confusion : but rid me, and deliver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort : thcu haft promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence, and my castle.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly: out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For thou, O Lord God, are the thing that I long for: thou art my hope, even from my youth.
Through thee have I been holden up ever fince I was born : thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb; iny praise shall alway be of thee.
I am become as it were a monster unto many : but my fure trust is in thee.
O let my mouth be filled with thy praise : that I may fing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not when my strength faileth me.
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul, take their counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him; persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
Go not far from me, O God: my God, haste thee to help me.
Let them be confounded and perish that are against my soul : let them be covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.
As for me, I will patiently abide alway: and will praise thee more and more.
My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and falvation: for I know no end thereof.
I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God: and #ill inake mention of thy righteousness only.
Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.
Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am grey-headed : until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to
Thy righteousness, O God, is very high; and great things are they that thou hast done: O God, who is like unto thee!
Glory be to the Father, &c.
cious Blood hast redeemed us ; fave us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.
9 Then shall the Minister say, "HE Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to
all them that put their trust in him ; to whom all things in Heaven, in Earth, and under the Earth do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under Heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
And after that shall say,
init thee. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious upto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
| A Prayer for a sick Child. Almighty God, and merciful Father, to whom
alone belong the issues of life and death ; Look down from Heaven, we humbly befeech thee, 'with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of sickness : Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation ; deliver bim in thy good appointed time from bis bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies fake: That, if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, be may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation; or else receive him into those heavenly habitations,
Only the name) After this prayer in Edw.VIth's first book followed this rubric and prayer of anointing. " If the fick person desired to be anointed, the priest was to anoint him upon the forehead or brcaft only, making the sign of the cross, saying thus : As with this visible oil thy body outwardly is anointed, fo our heavenly Father, Almighty God, grant of his infinite goodness, that thy soul inwardly may be anointed with the Holy Ghost
, who is the Spirit of all strength, comfort, relief, and gladnets. And vouchsafe for his great mercy (if it be his blessed will) to restore unto thee thy bodily health and strength to serve him ; and send thee release of all thy pains, troubles, and diseases, both in body and mind. And howfoever his goodness (by his divine and unsearchable providence) shall dứpose of thee, we his unworthy ministers and servants humbly beleech the eternal Majesty to do with thee according to the multitude of his innumerable mercies, and to pardon thee all thy fins and offences committed by all thy bodily fenfes, pallions, and carnal affections; who also vouchsafe mer. cifully to grant unto thee ghostly strength, by his holy Spirit, to withitand and overcome ail temptations and assaults of thine adversary, that in no wife he prevail against thee, but that thou mayest have perfect victory and triumph againīt the devil, fin, and death, through Christ our Lord; who by his death hath overcome the prince of death, and with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, evermore liveth and reigneth God, world without end. Amen.”. After this followed the thirteenth psalm, “ How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord ? &c.”
All this was omitted at the review,1551; and the service terminated here, till the review 1662, when the form beginning “Unto God's gracious mercy," &c. and the four succeeding prayers, were introduced.
where the souls of them that sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who livech and reignerh with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
and his par
f A Prayer for a fick perfor, when there appeareth
small hope of recovery. O
Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our
only help in time of need; We fly unto thee for fuccour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord ; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen bim, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and holy Spirit in the
Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life past, and stedfait faith in thy Son Jesus; that his fins may be done away by thy mercy, and his don sealed in Heaven, before be go hence, and be no more seen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impolfible with thee; and that, if thou wilt, thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst us.
Yet, forasmuch as in all appearance the time of bis diffolution draweth near; fo fit and prepare bin, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after bis departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, bis soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour Amen. A commendatory Prayer for a fick person at the point of
departure. Almighty God, with whom do live the spirits of
their earthly prisons; We humbly commend the soul of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and most merciful Saviour ; molt humbly beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy fight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the
blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was slain to take away the fins of the world ; that whatsoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty world, through the lust of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away, it may be presented
pure and without spot before thee. And reach us who survive, in this and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is; and so to number our days, that we may oully apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thing only Son our Lord. Amen. | A Prayer for persons troubled in mind, or in conscience.
Blessed Lord, the Father of mercies, and the God
of all comforts; we beseech thee, look down in picy and compassion upon this thy afflicted servant. Thou writest
, bitter things against him, and makest him to pol. sess bis former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon bim, and his soul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who hast written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures, might have hope ; give him a right understanding of bimself, and of thy threats and promises; that be may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give bim strength against all bis temptations, and heal all bis distempers. Break nor the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in displeasure ; but make bim to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon bin, and give bim peace, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.