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for their Senate and Represen-1 In Time of Dearth and tatives in Congress assembled;
Famine. that thou wouldest be pleased whose cift it is that the rain to direct and prosper all their 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 dațions, that peace and happi- now most justly suffer for our hegs, truth and jạstice, religion sins, may, through thy goodaud 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 In Time of War and Two and Saviour. Amen. For Rain.
mults. 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 bạnds of our showers, that we may receive with thy defence, may be pre
energies; that we, being armed the fruits of the earth to our served evermore from all perils, comfort, and to ghy honour to glorify thee, who art the onthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ly giver of all
victory, through | For Fair Weather.
the merits of thy Son, Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. ciful Father, we humbly For those wh are to be adbeseech thee, ofthy great good- mitted into Holu 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. se praxblace to send the suble A 1. MGUFTI God, our hear earth may, in due time, yield purchased to thyself an univerher increase, for our use and sal Church, by the precious benefit; and give us grace, that blood of thy dear Son; merci we 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 praige, through Je-Bishops and Pastors of thy sus Christ our Lord. Amen. 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, to those who shall be ordained to any holy function, O EATHER of mercies, and give thy grace and heavenly ly help in time of need; look benediction; that both by their down from heaven, we humbly 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 whom our prayers are desired. men, through Jesus Christ our Look upon him with the eyes of Lord. Amen.
tby mercy; comfort him with a T Or this.
sense of thy goodness; preserve er of all good gifts, who of enemy; give him 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 bumbly beseech thee, to all the residue of his 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 visiin the same; and so replenish tation, that, after this painfal them with the truth of thy doc-life ended, he may dwell with trine, and endue them with in- thee in life everlasting, through nocency of lite, that they may Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. faithfully serve before thee, to
T For a Sick Child. tined the benefit of thy holy A merciful 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, wo humbly beseech
and Mortality. thee, with the eyes of mercy, O
ALMIGHTY God, the upon the sick child for whom sickness 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 on 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
f The Thanksgiving of Womercy hast relieved and commen after Child-birth; to be forted our souls by this seasonsaid when any Womon, 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 generaALMIGHTY God, we
tion to generation, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. give thee humble thanks, for that tbou hast been gra
1 For Plenty. Cipusis pleased to preserve O who of thygracious good
, through the great pain and poril of Childbirth, this woman, ness hast heard the devout thy servant, who desireth now prayers of thy Church, and to offer her praises and thanks- turned our dearth and scarcity givinge 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
life to come, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. For Peace, and Deliverance Amen. I For Rain.
from our Enemies. Oferhubheavenly 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 yield 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 pleased gers 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 0
LORD God, who hast justvisitation of us with immode- venly Father, who tate rain and waters, and in thy makest men to be of one mind
O ETERNAL God our hea
THE COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year. THE FIRST SUNDAY IN mortal life, in which thy son ADVENT
Jesus Christ came to visit us in The Collect.
great humility; that in the last grace that we may cast in his glorious Majesty to judge away the works of darkness, both the quick and dead, we and put upon us the armour of may rise to the life immortai, light, now in the time of this througb him who liveth and