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Mark xii. 12, 13, success.
After Sermon, he shall pray for a 17.
blessing on the word of instruction and exhorEph. vi. 19, 20. tation, which was delivered : and in his prayers Jude 22, 23.
(before or after Sermon) ordinarily he shall Acts xviii. 25. 2 Tim. ii. 24, 25, pray for the conversion of Heathens, Jews, and 1 Tim. v. 17. other infidels: the subversion of idolatry, infiActs xx. 36.
delity, Mahometanism, heresy, Papal tyranny Psal. ii. 10.
and superstition, schism and profaneness; and Rev. xi. 15. 1 Tim. ii. 1,2,3. for the free progress of the Gospel, and the 2 Thes. ii. 1, 2, increase of faith and godliness, the honouring
of God's name, the enlargement of the king1 Thes. ii. 16.
dom of Christ, and the obedience of his saints Rev. xviii. 19. Matt. vi. 9, &c; through the nations of the earth. And in
ix. 37, 38. special for these nations : for the King's 1 Tim. ii. 2. Majesty, and the rest of the Royal Family; for Eph. vi. 19.
the Lords of his Majesty's Council: the Judges 1 Thes, v. 2. John xvii. 20.
and other Magistrates of the land; for the 1 Sam. xii. 23.
Pastors of the Church, and all Congregations 2 Cor. iv. 5. committed to their care and government: alPhil. i. 15, 16.
ways taking heed that no mixture of impruJames iii, 1, 15,
dent, disorderly expressions, of private disconLuke ix. 55.
tent and passion, of unreverent, disobedient, 1 Cor. xiv. 26. seditious, or factious intimations, tending to 2 Cor. x. 8. corrupt, and not to edify the people's minds, do Psal. xcii. 1.
turn either prayer or preaching into sin. And Rev. i. 10.
ordinarily in Church-communion, especially on Acts xx, 7. Col. iii. 16, 17. the Lord's-day (which is purposely separated Psal.cxviii.1,&c. for the joyful commemoration of the blessed 1 Cor. iv, 1, 2, work of man's redemption) a considerable
proportion of the public worship must consist i Tim. iii. 5; of thanksgiving and praises to God, especially iii. 15.
2 Tim. ii. 2, for Jesus Christ, and his benefits; still leaving it
15. to the minister's discretion to abbreviate some Acts xx. 7, 9. parts of worship, when he seeth it needful to be longer on some other.
The Sermon and Prayer being ended, let the Minister dismiss the Congregation with a Benediction, in these or the like words.
Blessed are they that hear the word Luke xi. 28. of God, and keep it.
The Lord bless you, and keep you ; Numb. vi. 24, the Lord make his face to shine on
25, 26. you, and be gracious unto you ; the Lord lift up
his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 Cor. xiii, 14. and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Except there be a Communion in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper to be celebrated, or any further worship to be performed : and then the Minister may delay the Benediction till the end.
And because, when there is leisure, the prayers of the Church should be as full as the rule and our necessities require ; let the following General Prayer be used, when the Minister findeth it convenient, instead of the Litany and Collects.
Here are also adjoined a Thanksgiving for Christ and his
benefits, and a Hymn to be used at the discretion of the Minister, either after Sermon, or at the Communion, or on other days.
A Prayer for the King, the Royal Family, and Magistrates.
Prov. viii. 15.
Ix. 5; lxxx.
6. Isa. xlv. 13. Matt. iii. 3.
Josh. i. 8.
ALMIGHTY God, by whom Kings reign,
and Princes decree justice ; who rulest Psal. Ixv. 11; in all the kingdoms of men, and givest
xc. 14; lxv. 4; them to whomsoever thou wilt; who by 13; lix. 1; lxi. thy special providence hast set over us
thy servant Charles, our King : crown
him with thy blessings, and satisfy him Isa. lix. 8; xi. 2. with thy goodness. Save him by thy 1 Kings i. 3, 7, 9. right hand, and defend him against such
as rise up against him. Prolong his life 2 Sam. xiv. 17. in peace and righteousness ; grant him
the Spirit of wisdom and counsel, the
Spirit of holiness, and the fear of the 2 Tim. iv. 7,8. Lord, that he may know how to go in
and out before this great people, over
whom thou hast set him. Let not thy 2 Sam. xxiii. 3. law depart out of his mind, or mouth;
but let him meditate in it day and night.
Make him as an angel of God to discern Rom. xiii. 1,2,3. between good and evil, that in his eyes
Psal. xv. 4; ci. 6.
Rev. xxi. 5.
John vii. 27.
Psal. lxviii. 28.
a vile person may be contemned, but he Rev. xi. 15. may honour them that fear the Lord ; that his eyes may be upon the faithful Matt. vi. 13. of the land that they may dwell with him, and they that are perfect in the way serve him. Remove the wicked from before him, that his throne may be established in righteousness; and grant that under him we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. And when he hath finished his course on earth, let him inherit a crown of righteousness, and reign with Christ for ever. Bless the Queen Mother, the illustrious Prince James Duke of York, and the rest of the Royal Family ; endue them with thy Holy Spirit, enrich them with thy heavenly grace, and make them blessings to their generation. Endue the Lords of his Majesty's Council, and all the Nobility, the Judges, and all the Magistrates of the land, with wisdom from above; that they may rule as in thy fear, and judge righteous judgment, and may take heed what they do, as judging not for man, but for the Lord: that justice may run down as water, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Let all his Majesty's subjects duly submit to him, and obey him, not only for wrath, but for conscience sake.
Let all his kingdoms be the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his Son Christ, that God may dwell amongst us, and that it may be said of them, The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness; for thine, O Father, with the Son and Holy Ghost, is the kingdom, and power, and glory, for
The General Prayer.
John v. 7.
Matt. xxviii. 19. O MOST holy, blessed, and glorious 1 Cor. viii. 4, 6. Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
three Persons, and one God, our
Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, our Heb. i. 2, 3, 5, 8.
Lord, our Governor, 'and Father, hear us, and have mercy upon us, miserable sinners.
1 Tim.i. 17. Mal. ii. 10.
1 Pet. ii. 8.
Acts vii. 59.
1 Cor. xv. 4. 1 Tim. iii. 6. John i. 29.
O Lord our Saviour, God and man; Heb. ii. 14, 9. who, having assumed our nature, by thy
sufferings, and death, and burial, wast
made a ransom to take away the sins of Eph.i. 20, 21, 22. Rom. viii. 30,33,
the world; who, being raised from the
dead, ascended and glorified, art made Eph. v.i. 1 Thes. iv.16, 17.
head over all things to the Church, which thou gatherest, justifiest, sancti
2 Pet. i. 10.