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PRAY E Ř S for FRIDAY EVENING
To rememo ber and
Here are sung One or Two Staves of a Pfalm, and a Chapter of
the Holy Scripture read; after which, the Minister adds that which follows :
E My Brethren, The Sea E T us again direct our Prayers to God, and let os beg of Him cond
those Temporal and Spiritual Favours of which we stand in need. Prayer.
O GOD, who hast been pleased that thy Word should be put in
to Writing for our Instruction, Correction and Sanétification, give us prastise the Grace to remember the Instruction which we receive from it, and
strictly to observe all the Duties that are prescribed to us therein.
LORD GOD, that governeft the World, and that takelt Care State and of those that call upon Thee, we implore thy Blessings upon this Church.
State and Church. Be always the Protector of them, pour upon them all thy Favours both Temporal and Spiritual ; and remove all those
Scourges whereby. Thou useft to punish Mankind. For the BLESS our Lords and Magistrates, and grant that they may emMagi- ploy their Authority to the Advancement of Piety, and to the Atrates.
Maintaining of Justice.
BLESS the Pastors whom Thou hast given us. Inspire them with Mixiffers, all those Lights, all that Zeal, all that Strength of which they stand
in need ; and make their Ministry efficacions for the Conversion of Souls.
B'LESS us all in general, and each of us in particular. Bless our vate Per. Persons and Families. Bless both Great and Small, Old and Young, Sons.
Rich and Poor. Alift us in our Employinents. Provide for our different Wants. But above all, give us Grace to fear Thee, to love Thee, to serve Thee, and to submit our' selyes to thy Will, in whatsoever Condition we may be.
O GOD, Preserver of all Men, but chiefly of the Faithful ; -we whole pray Thee for all People whom Thou hast honoured with the KnowChurch, Tedge of Thee, and for those who are still deprived of it. Strenghten and for all the Churches that are in Being, deliver those that fuffer, and raise
up every where new ones; to the end that thy Way may be known over all the Earth, and thy Salvation among all the Nations.
O GOD, who art gracious and merciful, we recommend to thy Aflikted. Paternal Care, all Persons that are in Afiction, whether it be in Body, in Mind, in Estate, or any other manner whatsoever. We pray
For all Pria
PRAYERS upon SOLEMN OCCASION S.
113 Thec in particular for all the lick Persons that are Members of this Church, and for all others that desire to partake of our Prayers. Be pleased, n our God, to comfort and succour them : Grant that they may patiently bear their Trials, and that they may from thence take an Occasion to amend their Faults ; and finally, give them a happy Illue out of all Temptations.
. O Almighty God, who hať protected us during this Day, continue for the to take care of us the approaching Night, and all the rest of our Evening. Lives; to the end that having past our Days in thy Favour, we may peaceably wait for the End of them, which will be followed by the eternal Rest which Thou bast promised to thy faithful Ser
ALMIGHTY God, whohast given us Grace at this Time A Prayer with one Accord to make our common Supplications unto Thee, of St.
Chrysoand dost promise, that when Two or Three are gathered together
stom. in thy Name, Thou wilt grant their Requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the Desires and Petitions of thy Servants, as may be most expedient for them ; granting us in this World Knowledge of thy Truth, and in the world to come Life everlasting: Amen. 1
After the Lord's-Prayer, and the Apostles Creed, the People fing
ARTICLES to be inserted into
the PR A YER s upon Solemn Occasions. *
For Christmas-Day, and for the foregoing and following Days.
ORD God, who by an Effect of thy adorable Wisdom, and of Him with frail Flesh, and hast exposed Him to Death for the Redemption of Mankind; grant that we celebrating the Birth of our blessed Saviour, as we do at this Time [ Or, as me fball : do in a fero Days ; ] [ Ór, as we have done lately,] may endeavour above all,
* Note: That these Articles are to be inserted into the Second Prayer of cach Day, after the forse Article which is for practising the Word.
114 PRA Y'E R$ upon SOL EMN OCCASION'S.
Before and after Easter.
livered Him up for us, to the shameful and painful Death of the Cross, to the End that we believing in Him, may not perish; but obtain eternal Life: Grant that in this Time in which we celebrate the Wonders of thy Love, we may answer thereto by a lively Faith, a fincere Repentance, and an inviolable Adherence to thy Service; that we may folemnize the Christian Passover, not with the old Leaven of Malice and Hypocrisie, but with the unleaven’d Bread of Sincerity and Truth ; that in the wing forth the Death of the Lord, we our felves may die to Sin and to the World ; that in publishing his Resurrection, we may rise from the Grave of our Sins, to live a new Life; till that after our Death, Thou drawest also our Bodies out, of the Dust, to make them conformable to the glorious - Body of our Saviour, and that Thou caufe us to live and reign eternally in thy Glory.
Before and after the Ascension.
dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord, haft powerfully raised Him up, hast given Him a Name above every Name, and hast caused Him to it down on the Right-hand of thy Majeíty in the higheft Places, grant that we considering the glorious Ascension of our Divine Saviour, which happend as abont this Time, may always pay Him that Honour and Obedience which is due to Him, that we znay acknowledge Him for our King ; that we may laboor to promote his Kingdom; and that we may place all our Happiness in his Communion ; that being raised again with Him, we may think no longer upon ihe Things of the Earth, but that we may feek after the Things on High, where he fits at thy Right-Hand; to the end that when He fhali appear in the Great and Last Day, we may be of the Number of those that thall appear with Him in Glory.
PRAY ER 5. Upon SOLEMN OCCASIO N 5.
Before and after whicsuntide.
Itles, and upon all thy Church, and who did it thereby give an illustrious Proof of the Truth of thy Gospel, grant that that great Event, of which we celebrate the Remembrance at this Time, may make a lively Impression upon us ; that it may serve to strengthen Our Faith, to support our Hope, and to confirm us in the Practice of all the Duties of Christianity: Let not thy Spirit, o our God, thy Spirit of Light and Holiness, thy Spirit of joy and Comfort; let Him not forsake us for ever; let Him always dwell in one Hearts, and let us always follow his Motions through the whole Course of our Lives ; let Him produce in us the Fruits that are agreeable to Him; Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Goodness, Faithfulnefs, Meekness, Temperance; to the end, that after having been the Temples of thy Spirit upon Earth, thou mayest receive us one Day into the Temple of thy Glory, where we shall praise and bless Thce for ever.
Before and after the September Sacrament.
ND fince Thou callest us at this Time, to the Remembrance of
the Sufferings and of the Death of thy dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord, in the Sacrament of the Holy Supper ; grant us the Grace, O our God, to be deeply affected with the Sense of that his Death, to celebrate it by our Praises, and to put our felves into a Condition to receive the wholsome Fruits of it by a lively Faith, a sincere Repentance, an ardent Love for Thee, and a true Charity for our Neighbours. So that the holy Symbols of the Body and Blood of our Saviour, may be truly in respect to us, the Seals of thy Grace, and the Earnests of thy Promises, till we shall receive the full Accomplishment of them in thy Heaven.
For New-Year's Day.
GOD, who art always the same, and whose Years shall have tib PRAYER s upon SOLEMN OCCASIO N'S. ty, the Uncertainty of our Lives; to the end that we may wean our Hearts therefrom, and that we may turn all our Thoughts towards a better Life. O God, fill us with thy Bounty every Morning : Pour out thy Joy in our Souls: Give thy Church more peaceful Days than those she has had till now: Above all, protect the Church of this Place, and all those that are Members of it. Let thy Work appear upon thy Servants, and thy Glory upon their Children. Holy Father, keep us from all Evil. Bless our Going out and Coming in, our Employments and our Callings, and grant that by our applying our selves to Piety and good Works in tliis frail and mortal Life, we may be enabled one Day to partake of that blessed and im mortal Life which Thou resérvest for us.
no End, receive the Homages that we offer to Thee at the Beginning of this Year. We praise Thee, we bless Thee for all the Favours that Thou hast bestowed upon us during the Course of the last Year : And we beseech Thee to continue them during the ensuing Year, and all the rest of our Life : But above all, o our God, so teach us to number our Days, that we may apply our Hearts unto Wisdom. Make us to know our End, the short Duration, the Frail22
Before and after Fasting-Days.
after an extraordinary manner in a few Days, [Or, we did humble our selves Tefterday) by celebrating a solemn Day of Fafting, of Prayers, and of Thanksgivings, behold with a favourable Eye this Act of our Devotion, and inspire us with all those Thoughts and all those Motions that are agreeable to it : That in confesling our Sins to Thee, we may be under a holy Confusion for them; that we may detest them with all our Heart; and that we may truly and without Referve, renoance them all the rest of our Lives.' Thou difplayeft thy Judgments, O God; thy Rod strikes, thy Scourge walks over the Face of the whole Earth : Let us not remain insensible at these Things; but let us appease thy Anger, and let us stop thy Judgments by a serious Repentance. Lord, enter not into a Reckoning, nor intó Judgment with us. Lord hear; Lord pardon; Lord fhew Mercy, and Favour. Keep this Church in Peace, and restore it to fo many
other Churches that are in Desolation. Let thy Compallions prevent us, and accompany us always, and let thy Face shine upon us for our Comfort and for our Salvation. Let not this.Fast, o our God, be like unto so many others, after which every one of us did return to his evil Way ; but let the Effects of it be constant ; and let nos thing in the World be able to turn us from thy Service.