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dom come ; Thy will be done on Both now and ever, vouchsafe to earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this hear us, O CHRIST. day our daily bread; And forgive us Graciously hear us, O CHRIST; our trespasses, as we forgive those graciously hear us, O Lord CHRIST. who trespass against us; And lead Min. Ó LORD, let thy mercy be us not into temptation; But deliver showed upon us; us from evil. Amen.

Ans. As we do put our trust in Min. O LORD, deal not with us thee.]

1 Let us pray. according to our sins.

Ans. Neither reward us according WE humbly beseech thee, O Fa. to our iniquities.

ther, mercifully to look upon our in.

firmities; and, for the glory of thy | Let us pray.

name, turn from us all those evils that O GOD, merciful Father, who de- we most justly have deserved; and episest not the sighing of a contrite grant that, in all our troubles, we may heart, nor the desire of such as are put our whole trust and confidence in sorrowful ; mercifully assist our pray: thy mercy; and evermore serve thee ers which we make before thee in all in holiness and pureness of living, to our troubles and adversities, whenso- thy honor and glory, through our ever they oppress us; and graciously only Mediator and Advocate, JESUS hcar us, that those evils which the CHRIST our Lord. Amen. craft and subtilty of the devil or man

1 A General Thanksgiving. worketh against us, may, by thy good

ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of all providence, be brought o naught;

mercies, we,

thine that we, thy servants, being hurt by do give thee most humble and hearty

unworthy servants, no persecations, may evermore give thanks for all thy goodness and loving thanks unto thee in thy holy Church, kindness to us, and to all men. through Jesus Christ our Lord.

bless thee for our creation, preservaO LORD, arise, help us, and de- tion, and all the blessings of this life; liver us, for thy name's sake. O God, we have heard with our love in the redemption of the world

but, above all, for thine inestimable ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the

means of didst in their days, and in the oid time glory. And, we beseech thec, give us

and for the hope of

grace, before them.

that due sense of all thy mercies, that O Lord, arise, help us, and de

inay be unfeignedly thankliver us, for thine honor. Glory be to the Father, and to praise, not only witń our lips, but in

ful, and that we may show forth thy the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

Ans. As it was in the beginning, is our lives; by giving up ourselves to now, and ever shall be, world without thy service, and by walking before

thee in holiness and righteousness all end. Amen. From our enemies defend us, O

our days, through JESUS CHRIST Christ.

our Lord; to whom, with thee and Graciously look

the Holy Ghost, be all honor and upon our afflic. tions.


glory, world without end. With pity behold the sorrows of 1 A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. our hearts.

ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast given Mercifully forgive the sins of thy us grace at this time, with one accord people.

to make our common supplications Favorably with mercy hear our unto thee; and dost promise that when prayers.

two or three are gathered together in O Son of David, have mercy up thy name, thou wilt grant their re.

quests; fulfil now, O LORD, the de.


our hearts

on us.

sires and petitions of thy servants, as

2 Cor. xiii. .4. may be most expedient for them; THE grace of our Lord JESUS granting us in this world knowledge CHRIST, and the love of God, and of thy truth, and in the world to come the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, life everlasting Amen.

be with us all evermore. Amen. Here endeth the Litavy.






PRAYERS. 8 A Prayer for Congress, to be used during their thy great goodness, to restrain those

immoderate rains, wherewith, for our MOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for the People of these sins, thou hast afflicted us : And we United States in general

, so especially weather, that the earth may, in due

thee to send us such seasonable for their Senate and Representatives time, yield her increase, for our use in Congress assembled; that thou

and benefit; and give us grace, that wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations, to the

we may learn, by thy punishments, advancement of thy glory, the good

to amend our lives, and for thy cleof thy Church, the safety, honor, and mency to give thee thanks and praise, welfare of thy people; that all things through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. may be so ordered and settled by their endeavors, upon the best and surest 1 In Time of Dearth and Famine. foundations, that pea e and happiness, O GOD, heavenly Father, whose truth and justice, religion and piety, gift it is that the rain doth fall, and may be established among us for all the earth bring forth her increase ; generations. These, and all other ne behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions cessaries for them, for us, and thy of thy people; increase the fruits of whole Church, we humbly beg in the the earth by thy heavenly benedic.

and mediation of Jesus tion; and grant that the scarcity and CHRIST, our most blessed Lord and dearth, which we now most justly Saviour. Amen.

suffer for our sins, may, through thy

goodness, be mercifully turned into O GOD, heavenly Father, who by plenty, for the love of JESUS CHRIST thy Son Jesus Christ, hast pro

cur Lord; to whom, with thee and mised to all those who scek thy king. the Holy Ghost, be all honor and dom and the righteousness thereof, all glory, now and for ever. Amen. things necessary to their bodily suste. ! In Time of War and Tumulta. nance; send us, we beseech thee, in

O ALMIGHTY GOD, the supreme this our necessity, such moderate rain Governor of all things, whose power and showers, that we may receive the no creature is able to resist, to whom fruits of the earth to our comfort, and it belongethi justly to punish sinners, to thy honor, through Jesus Christ and to be merciful to those who truly our Lord. Amen.

repent; save and deliver us, we bum

bly beseech thee, from the hands of ALMIGHTY and most merciful gir enemies; that we, being armed Father, we humbly beseech thee, of with thy defence, may be preserved


? For Rain.

I For Fair Weather.

For a Sick Persop.

9 Or this

evermore from all perils, to glorify|ence upon us, by leading us to conthee, who art he only giver of all vic- sider how frail and uncertain our life cory, through the merits of thy Son, is; that we may apply our hearts unto JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. that heavenly wisdom, which in the * For those who are to be admitted into Holy end will bring us to everlasting life, Orders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. stated Times of Oruination.

Amen. ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thyself an universal Church, by the precious O FATHER of mercies, and God blood of thy dear Son; mercifully of all comfort, our only help in time look upon the same, and at this time of need; look down from heaven, we so guide and govern the minds of thy humbly beseech thee, behold, visit, servants, the Bishops and Pastors of and relieve thy sick servant, for whom thy flock, that they may lay hands our prayers are desired. Look upon suddenly on no man, but faithfully him with the eyes of thy mercy; com. and wisely make choice of fit persons, fort him with a sense of thy goodness; to serve in the sacred ministry of thay preserve him from the temptations of Church. And, to those who shall be the enemy; give him patience under ordained to any holy, function, give his afliction; and, in thy good time, thy grace and heavenly benediction ; restore him to nealth, and enable him that both by their life and doctrine to lead the residue of his life in thy they may show forth thy glory, and fear, and to thy glory: Or else give set forward the salvation of all men, him grace so to take thy visitation, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. that, after this painful life ended, he Amen.

may dwell with thee in life everlast

ing, through JESUS CHRIST Our ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of Lord. Amen. all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed divers orders in thy Churchi; give thy grace, we

ALMIGHTY Gor, and merciful humbly beseech thee, to all those who Father, to whom alone belong the are to be called to any office and ad. issues of life and death; louk down ministration in the same; and so re from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, plenish them with the truth of thy with the eves of mercy, upon the sick doctrine, and endue thern with inno child for whom our prayers are decency of life, that they may faithfully sired. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy serve before thee, to the glory of thy good appointed time, from his bodily great raine, and the benefit of thy pain, and visit him with thy salvaholy Church, through Jesus CHRIST tion; that if it should be thy goed our Lord. Amen.

pleasure to prolong his days here on

earth, he may live to thee, and be an 1 In Time of great Sickness and Mortality. O ALMIGHTY GOD, the Lord thee faithfully, and doing good in his

instrument of thy glory, by serving of life and death, of eckness and generation : Or else receive him into health ; regard our supplications, we ihose heavenly habitations, where the humbly beseech thee; and, as thou souls of those who sleep in the Lord last thought fit to visit us for our sins Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and feliwith great sickness and mortality, in

Grant this, O LORD, for the the midst of thy judgment, O LORD, love of thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus remember mercy. Have pity upon Christ. Amen. us miserable sinners, and withdraw from us the grievous sickness with

1 For a Person, or Persons, going to see which we are afflicted. May this thy O ETERNAL Gon, who alone fatherly correction have its due influ spreadest out the heavens, and rulest

For a Sick Child.



be used.

che raging of the sea; we commend through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. to thy Almighty protection, thy ser. Amen. dant, for whose preservation on the 1 For Malefactors, after Condemnation. great deep our prayers are desired. else the Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, Guard him, we beseech thee, from

beginning, "O Faiher of Mercies," &c. may the dangers of the sea, from sickness, from the violence of eneries, and God, we earnestly beseech thee to

O MOST gracious and merciful from every evil to which he may be have pity and compassion upon those exposed. Conduct him in safety to the haven where he would be, with a who now lie under the sentence of

persons recommended to our prayers, grateful sense of thy mercies

, through the law, and are appointed to die.

Visit them, O LORD, with thy mercy Por a Person under Affliction. and salvation; convince them of the O MERCIFUL God, and hea- miserable condition they are in, by venly Father, who hast taught us, in their sing and wickedness; and les thy holy Word, that thou dost not thy powerful grace produce in them willingly afflict or grieve the children such a godly sorrow, and sincere reof men ; look with pity, we beseech pentance, as thou wilt be pleased to thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant, accept. Give them a strong and for whom our prayers are desired. lively faith in thy Son, our blessed In thy wisdom thou hast seen fit to Saviour, and make it effectual to she visit him with trouble, and to bring salvation of their souls. O LORD, distress upon him. Remember him, in judgment reinember mercy; and O LORD, 'in mercy; sanctify thy fa- whatever sufferings they are to entherly correction to him ; endue his dure in this world, yet deliver them. soul with patience under his affliction, O God, from the bitter pains of eter and with resignation to thy blessed nal death. Pardon their sins, ana will; comfort him with a sense of thy save their souls, for the sake and goodness; lift up thy countenance merits of thy dear Son, our blessee upon him, and give him peace, Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

(For Prayer at Meetings of Conventions, see page 292.]


THANKSGIVINGS. 1 The Thanksgiving of Women after Child

For Rain, birth; to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired to return

O GOD, our heavenly Father Thanks 10 Almighty God for her safe deliver- who by thy gracious, providence dost

cause the former and the latter rain 0 ALMIGHTY GOD, we give to descendit for the use of man

the earth, that it may thee humble thanks, for that thou hast bring forth been graciously pleased to preserve, we give thee humble thanks that it through the great pain and peril of hath pleased thee, in our great neceschild-birth, this woman, thy servant, sity, to send us at the last a joyfuo who desireth now to offer her praises rain upon thine inheritance, and to and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, refreshi it when it was dry, to the we beseech thee, most merciful Fa: great comfort of us thy unworthy ther, that she, through thy heln, may servants, and to the glory of thy holy both faithfully live and walk accord name, through thy mercies in JESUS ing to thy will in this life present, Christ our Lord. Amen. and also may be partaker of everlast

1 For Fair Weather. ing glory in the life to come, through O LORD God, who hast justly, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. humbled us by thy late visitation of


us with immoderate rain and waters, may continually offer unto thee our and in thy mercy hast relieved and sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving comforted our souls by this seasonable for these thy mercies toward us, and blessed change of weather; we through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. praise and glorify thy holy name, for Amen. this thy mercy, and will always de.

1 For Deliverance from great Sickness and clare thy, loving kindness from gene

Mortality ration to generation, through JESUS

O LORD God, who hast wounded CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

us for our sins, and consumed us for 1 For Plenty.

our transgressions, by thy late leavy O MOST merciful Father, who of and dreadful visitation ; and now, in thy gracious goodness hast heard the the midst of judgment remembering devout prayers of thy Church, and mercy, hast redeemed our souls from turned our dearth and scarcity into the jaws of death ; we offer unto thy plenty ; we give thee humble thanks fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls for this thy special bounty ; beseech- and bodies, which thou hast delivered, ing thee to continue thy loving kind. to be a living sacrifice unto thee; ness unto us, that our land may yield always praising and magnifying thy us her fruits of increase, to thy glory mercies in the midst of thy Church, and our comfort, through Jesus through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

Amen. 1 For Peace, and Deliverance from our

T For a Recovery from Sickness. O ALMIGHTY GOD, who art

O GOD, who art the giver of life, a strong tower of defenco unto thy of health, and of safety; we bless thy servants against the face of their name, that thou hast been pleased to enemies; we yield thee praise and deliver from his bodily sickness this thanksgiving, for our deliverance thy servant, who now desireih to refrom those great and apparent dan- turn thanks unto thee, in the presence gers wherewith we were compassed; of all thy people., Gracious art thou, we acknowledge it thy goodness that O LORD, and full of compassion to we were not delivered over as a prey

the children of men. May his heart untu them; beseeching thee still to be duly impressed with a sense of thy continue such thy mercies toward merciful goodness, and may he devote ns, that all the world may know that the residue of his days to an humble, thou art our Saviour and mighty De holy, and obediert' walking before Jiverer, through Jesus CHRIST our thee, through JESUS CHRIst our Lord. Amen.

Lord. Amen. 1 For Restoring Pubiic Peace at Home.

1 For a safe Return from Sea O ETERNAL GOD, our heavenly MOST gracious LORD, whose Father, who alone makest men to be mercy is over all thy works; we of one mind in a house, and stillest praise thy holy name that thou hast the outrage of a violent and unruly been pleased to conduct in safety, people; we bless thy holy name, that through the perils of the great deep, it hath pleased thee to appease the this thy servant, who now desireth seditious tumults which have been to return his thanks unto thee, in thy lately raised up amongst us; most holy Church: May he be duly sen. humbly beseeching thec w grant to all sible of thy merciful providence toof us grace, that we may henceforth ward him, and ever express his obediently walk in thy holy command thankfulness by a holy trust in thee, . ments; and, leading a quiet and peace and obedience to thy laws, througb able life in all godliness and honesty, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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