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whose gihe a venly Father,
for their Senate and Represen-1 In Time of Dearth and tatives in Congress assembled;
Famine. that thou wouldest be pleased
, to direct and prosper all their
that the rain consultations, to the advance- doth fall, and the earth bring ment of thy Glory, the good of forth her increase; behold, we thy Church, the safety, honour, beseech thee, the afflictions of and welfare of thy people; that thy people; increase the fruits all things may be so ordered of the earth by thy heavenly beand settled by their endeavours, nediction; and grant that the upon the best and surest foun- scarcity and dearth, which we dations, that peace and happi- now most justly suffer for our ness, truth and justice, religion sins, may, through thy goodand piety, may be established ness, be mercifully turned into among us for all generations. plenty, for the love of Jesus These, and all other necessaries Christ our Lord; to whom, with for them, for us, and thy whole thee and the Holy
Ghost, be all Church, we humbly beg in the honour and glory, now and for name and mediation of Jesus ever. Amen. Christ,
our most blessed Lord 1 In Time of War and Tuand Saviour. Amen.
For Rain. O GOD, heavenly Father, O ALMIGHTY God, the Christ,
hast promised to all things, whose power no creathose who
seek thy kingdom ture is able to resist, to whom it and the righteousness thereof,
belongeth justly to punish sinall things necessary to their ners, and to be merciful to those bodily sustenance; send us, we liver us, we humbly beseech
who truly repent; save and desity, such moderate rain and thee, from the bands of our showers, that we may receive with thy defence, may be pre
enemies; that we, being armed the fruits of the earth to our served evermore from all perils, through Jesus Christ our Lord: to glorify thee, who art the onAmen.
ly giver of all
victory, through For Fair Weather.
the merits of thy Son, Jesus ALMIGHTY and most mer-Christ our Lord. Amen.
ciful Father, we humbly is For those who are to be adbeseech thee, ofthy great good-mitted into Holy Orders, to ness, to restrain those immode- be used in the Weeks precedrate rains, wherewith, for our ing the stated Times
of Or sins, thou hast afflicted us: And dination, we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the A venly Father, who hast
LMIGHTY God, our hes
A earth may, in due time, yield purchased to thyself an univerber increase, for our use and sal Church, by the precious benefit; and give us grace, that blood of thy dear Son; merciwe may learn, by thy punish- fully look upon the same, and ments, to amend our lives, and at this time so guide and govern for thy clemency to give thee the minds of thy servants, the thanks and praise, through Je-Bishops and Pastors of thy aus Christ our Lord. Amen. I flock, that they may lay hands
suddenly on no man, but faith-|dom,which in the end will bring fully and wisely make choice us to everlasting life, through of fit persons, to serve in the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. sacred ministry of thy Church.
T For a Sick Person. And do to any holy function, O End of all comfort, our one give thy grace and heavenly ly help in time of need; look benediction; that both by their down from heaven, we hambly life and doctrine they may beseech thee, behold, visit, and show forth thy glory, and set relieve thy sick servant, for forward the salvation of all men, through Jesus Christ our Look upon him with the eyes of
whom our prayers are desired. Lord. Amen.
tby mercy; comfort him with a 1 Or this.
sense of thy goodness; preserve A
LMIGHTY God, the giv- him from the temptations of the
er of all good gifts, who of enemy; give hin patience unthy divine providence hast ap- der his affliction; and, in thy pointed divers orders in thy good time, restore him to Church;
give thy grace, we health, and enable him to lead humbly beseech thee, to all the residue ofhis life in thyfear, those who are to be called to and to thy glory: Or else give any office and administration him grace so to take thy visi in the same, and so replenish tation, that, after this painfal them with the truth of thy doc- lite ended, he may dwell with trine, and endue them with in- thee in life everlasting, through nocency of life, that they may Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. faithfully serve before thee, to
I For a Sick Child. thened the benefit of thy holy Amorciful Father, to whom Church, through Jesus Christ alone belong the issues of life our Lord. Amen.
and death; look down from 1 In time of great Sickness heaven, we humbly beseech
and Mortality. thee, with the eyes of mercy, O .
Lord of life and deaih, of our prayers are desired. Desickness and health; , regard | liver him, O Lord, in thy good our supplications, we humbly appointed time, from his bodily beseech thee; and, as thou hast pain, and visit him with thy sal thought fit to visit us for our vation; that if it should be thy sins with great sickness and good pleasure to prolong his mortality, in the midst of thy days here on earth, he may live judgment, O Lord, remember to thee, and be an instrumeni mercy. Have pity upon us mi- of thy glory, by serving theo serable sinners, and withdraw faithfully, and doing good in from us the grievous sickness his generation : Or else receive with which we are afflicted. him into those heavenly habiMay this thy fatherly correctations, where the souls of tion have its due influence up- those who sleep in the Lord pa us, by leading us to consider Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and how frail and uncertain our life felicity. Grant this, O Lord, is ; that we may apply our for the love of thy Son, our hearts unto that heavenly wis-Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
1 For a Person, or Persons, (countenance upon him, and going to Sea.
give him peace, through Jesus ETERNAL God, who Christ our Lord. Amen. O
alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging
1 For Malefactors, after con. of the sea; we commend to thy
demnation. Or else the PrayAlmighty protection, thy ser
er in the Visitation of Pri Want, for whose preservation on
soners, beginning, O Fathe great deep our prayers are
ther of mercies," fc. may be desired. Guard him, we be
used. Beech thee, from the dangers MOST gracious and merthe violence of enemies, and seech thee to have pity and from every evil to which he compassion upon those persone may be exposed. Conduct him recommended to our prayers, in safety to the haven where he who now lie under the sentence would be, with a grateful sense of the law,and arc appointed to of thy mercies, through Jesus die. Visit them, O Lord, with Christ our Lord. Amen.
thy mercy and salvation; con1 For a Person under Afflic- vince them of the miserable tion.
condition they are in, by their MERCIFUL God, and sins and wickedness; and let taught us, in thy holy Word, them such a godly sorrow, and that thou dost not willingly al sincere repentance, as thou
wilt flict or grieve the children of be pleased to accept. Give men; look with pity, we be them a strong, and lively faith seech thee, upon the sorrows of in thy Son,our blessed Saviour, thyservant, for whom our pray- and make it effectual to the ers are desired. In thy wisdom salvation of their souls. O thou hast seen fit to visit him Lord, in judgment remember with trouble, and to bring dis- mercy; and whatever suffer tress upon him. Rememberings they are to endure in this him, O Lord, in mercy; sanc-world, yet deliver them, O God, tify thy fatherly correction to from the bitter pains of eternal him; endue his soul with pa- death. Pardon their sins, and tience under his affliction, and save their souls, for the sake with resignation to thy blessed and merits of thy dear Son, will; comfort him with a sense our blessed Saviour and Re of thy goodness; lift up thy Ideemer. Amen.
O AL MCHUM bienniken Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THANKSGIVINGS. f The Thanksgiving of Wo-mercy hast relieved and commen after Child-birth; to be forted our souls by this seasonsaid when any Woman, be able and blessed change ofweaing present in Church, shall ther; we praise and glorify thy hare desired to return holy name, for this thy mercy, Thanks to Almighty God and will always declare thy for her safe Deliverance. loving kindness from genera
tion to generation, through give thee humble thanks, for that thou hast been gra
T For Plenty. cously pleased to preserve, O who of thy gracious good
, through the great pain and peril of Childbirth, this woman, ness hast heard the devout thy sercant, who desireth now prayers of thy Church, and to offer her praises and thanks- turned our dearth and scarcity givings unto thee. Grant, we into plenty; we give thee humbeseech thee, most merciful ble thanks for this thy special Father, that she, through thy bounty; beseeching thee to conhelp, may both faithfully live tinue thy loving kindness unto and walk according to thy will us, that our land may yield us in this life present, and also her fruits of increase, to thy may be partaker of everlasting glory and our comfort, through glory in the life to come, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. For Peace, and Deliverance Amen. T For Rain.
from our Enemies. O GOD, pour heavenly Fa: O ALMIGHTY God, who providence dost cause the for- fence unto
thy servants against mer and the latter rain to de- the face of their enemies; we scend upon the earth, that it thee praise and thanksmay bring forth fruit for the giving for our deliverance from use of man; we give thee hum- those great and apparent danble thanks that it hath pleasedgers wherewith we were comthee, in our great necessity, to passed; we acknowledge it thy send us at the last, a joyful rain goodness that we were not deupon thine inheritance, and to livered over as a prey unto refresh it when it was dry, to them; beseeching thee still to the great comfort of us thy un- continue such thy mercies toworthy servants, and to the glo-wards us, that all the world may ry of thy holy name, through know that thou art our Saviour thy mercies in Jesus Christ our and mighty Deliverer, through Lord. Amen.
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Fair Weather. For restoring Public Peace O LORD God, who hast just- at Home. visitation of us with immode- venly Father, who alone rate rain and waters, and in thyl makest men to be of one mind
di bumpled with thy late O ETERNAL God our hea
in a house, and stillest the out-| 1 For a Recovery from Sickrage of a violent and unruly
ness. people; we bless thy holyname, that it hath pleased thee to ap- O GOD, who art the giver of which have been lately raised thou hast been pleased to de
ty; we bless thy name, that up amongst us; most humbly beseeching
thee to grant to al liver from his bodily sickness of us grace, that we may hence this thy servant,
who now deforth obediently walk in thy thee, in the presence of all thy
sireth to return thanks unto holy. commandments ; leading a quiet and peaceable people. Gracious art thou, o life in all godliness and hones
Lord, and full of compassion ty, may continually offer unto to the children of men. May thee our sacrifice of praise
and his heart be duly impressed
with a sense of thy merciful thanksgiving for these thy
mercies towards us, through Jesus the residue
of his days to an
goodness, and may he devote Christ our Lord. Amen.
humble, holy, and obedient * For Deliverance from great walking before thee, through
Sickness and Mortality. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
OSTgracious Lord, whose
; Mo and consumed us for our trans- mercy is over all thy gressions, by thy late heavy works; we praise thy holy und dreadful visitation ; and name, that thou hast been now, in the midst of judgment pleased to conduct in safety, remembering mercy, hast re- through the perils of the
great deemed our souls from the deep, this thy servant, who jaws of death; we offer unto now desireth to return his thy fatherly goodness our thanks unto thee, in thy holy selves, our souls and bodies, Church : May he be duly sensiwhich thou hast delivered, to ble of thy merciful providence be a living sacrifice unto thee; towards him, and ever express always praising, and magnify his thankfulness by a holy ing thy mercies in the midst of trust in thee, and obedience to thy Church, through Jesus thy laws, through Jesus Christ Christ our Lord. Amen. our Lord. Amen.