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I Let us pray.
thankful, and that we may show E humbly beseech thee, forth thy praise, not only with look upon our infirmities; and, giving up ourselves to thy serfor the glory of thy name, turn vice, and by walking before thee from us all those evils that we in holiness and righteousness all most justly have deserved; and our days, through Jesus Christ grant that, in all our troubles, our Lord; to whom, with thee we may put our whole trust and and the Holy Ghost, be all hoconfidence in thy mercy; and nour and glory, world without evermore serve thee in holiness end. Amen. and pureness of living, to thy | A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. honour glory, through our bong Mediatelo and had socate, A given us grace at this time,
LMIGHTY , Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. with one accord to make our TA General Thanksgiving.
common supplications unto LMIGHTY God, Father
thee; and dost promise that
when two or three are gathered of all mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, do give thee together in thy name, thou wilt most humble and hearty thanks 6 Lord, the desires and peti
grant their requests; fulfil now, for all thy goodness and loving tions of thy servants, as may kindness to us, and to all men. be most expedient for them; We bless thee for our creation, granting us in this world knowpreservation, and all the bles- ledge of thy truth, and in the sings of this life; but, above world to come life everlasting. all, for thine inestimable love
Amen. in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for
2 Cor. xiii. 14. the means lof grace, and for the THE space of our Lord Jer . , we
Christ, and of seech thee, give us that due God, and the fellowship of the sense of all thy mercies, that Holy Ghost, be with us all everour hearts may be unfeignedly more. Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning and Evening Services
PRAYERS. T A Prayer for Congress, to be States in general, so especially
used during their Session. for their Senate and RepresenMOT
OST gracious God, we tatives in Congress assembled;
humbly beseech thee, as that thou wouldest be pleased for the people of these United to direct and prosper all their
consultations, to the advance- 1 In Time of Dearth and ment of thy Glory, the good of
Famine. and Welfare of thy people; that O whose gile it is that the main thy Church,
God, heavenly , all things may be so ordered doth fall, and the earth bring and settled by their endeavours, forth her increase; behold, we upon the best and surest founda- beseech thee, the afflictions of tions, that peace and happiness, thy people; increase the fruits truth and justice, religion and of the earth by thy heavenly piety, may be established among benediction; and grant that the us for all generations. These, scarcity and dearth, which we and all other necessaries for now most justly suffer for our them, for us, and thy whole sins, may, through thy goodness, Church, we humbly beg in the be mercifully turned into plenty, name and mediation of Jesus for the love of Jesus Christ our Christ, our most blessed Lord Lord; to whom, with thee and and Saviour. Amen.
the Holy Ghost, be all honour T For Rain.
and glory, now and for ever.
Amen. O God, heavenly Father,
who by thy Son Jesus s In Time of War and Tumults. Christ, hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and the Almighty God, the su
preme Governor of all righteousness thereof, all things things, whose power no creanecessary to their bodily suste- ture is able to resist, to whom nance; send us, we beseech it belongeth justly to punish thee, in this our necessity, such sinners, and to be merciful to moderate rain and showers, that those who truly repent; save we may receive the fruits of the and deliver us, we humbly be. earth to our comfort, and to thy seech thee, from the hands of honour, through Jesus Christ our enemies; that we, being our Lord. Amen.
armed with thy defence, may For Fair Weather.
be preserved evermore from all
perils, to glorify thee, who art LMIGHTY and most mer- the only giver of all victory,
ciful Father, we humbly through the merits of thy Son beseech thee, of thy great good. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ness, to restrain those immode rate rains, wherewith, for our 1 For those who are to be adsins, thou hast afflicted us: And
mitted into Holy Orders, to
be used in the Weeks precedwe pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the earth
ing the stated Times of Or
dination. may, in due time, yield her increase Cons grade, tanad benefit; ALMIGHTY God, our hear
, for our use and give us that we may venly Father, who hast learn, by thy punishments, to purchased to thyself an univeramend our lives, and for thy sal Church, by the precious clemency to give thee thanks blood of thy dear Son; merci. and praise, through Jesus Christ fully look upon the same, and our Lord. Amen.
at this time so guide and govern
the minds of thy servants, the influence upon us, by leading us Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, to consider how frail and unthat they may lay hands sud- certain our life is; that we may denly on no man, but faithfully apply our hearts unto that heaand wisely make choice of fit venly wisdom, which in the end persons, to serve in the sacred will bring us to everlasting life, minisiry of thy Church. And, through Jesus Christ our Lord. to those who shall be ordained Amen. to any holy function, give thy
For a Sick Person. grace and heavenly benediction; that both by iheir life
and O Father of mercies, and doctrine they may show forth
God of all comfort, our thy glory, and set forward the only help in time of need;' look salvation of all men, through down from heaven, we humbly Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
beseech thee, behold, visit, and
relieve thy sick servant, for 1 Or this.
whom our prayers are desired. LMIGHTY God, the giver Look upon him with the eyes of
; thy divine providence hast ap- sense of thy goodness; preserve pointed divers orders in thy him from the temptations of the Church; give thy grace, we enemy; give him patience unhumbly beseech thee, to all der his affliction; and, in thy those who are to be called to good time, restore him to health, any office and administration and enable him to lead the resiin the same; and so replenish due of his life in thy fear, and to them with the truth of thy doc- thy glory: Or else give him trine, and endue them with in- grace so to take thy visitation, nocency of life, that they may that, after this painful life endfaithfully serve before thee, to ed, he may dwell with thee in the glory of thy great name, life everlasting, through Jesus and the benefit of thy holy Christ our Lord. Amen. Church, through Jesus Christ
For a Sick Child. pur Lord. Amen. 1 In Time of great Sickness ALMIGHTY God, and merciand Mortality.
belong the issues of life and O ;
of life and death, of sick. we humbly beseech thee, with ness and health; regard our sup- the eyes of mercy, upon the sick plications, we humbly beseech child for whom our prayers are thee; and, as thou hast thought desired. Deliver him, O Lord, fit to visit us for our sins with in thy good appointed time, great sickness and mortality, in from his bodily pain, and visit the midst of thy judgment, o him with thy salvation; that if Lord, remember mercy. Have it should be thy good pleasure pity upon us miserable sinners, to prolong his days here on and withdraw from us the grie- earth, he may live to thee, and vous sickness with which we be an instrument of thy glory, are afflicted. May this thy fa- by serving thee faithfully, and therly correction have its due doing good in his generation :
Or else receive him into those to him; endue his soul with paheavenly habitations, where the tience under his affliction, and souls of those who sleep in the with resignation to thy blessed Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest will; comfort him with a sense and felicity. Grant this, o of thy goodness; lift up thy Lord, for the love of thy Son countenance upon him, and give our Saviour Jesus Christ. him peace, through Jesus Christ Amen.
our Lord. Amen. For a Person, or Persons, T For Malefactors, after Congoing to Sea.
demnation. Or else the Prayer O
Eternal God, who alone in the Visitation of Prisoners,
spreadest out the heavens, beginning, “O Father of merand rulest the raging of the sea; cies,” &c. may be used. we commend to thy Almighty whose preservation on the great seech thee to have pity and protection, thy servant, for O Most gracious and merci
ful God, we earnestly bedeep our prayers are desired. Guard him, we beseech thee, recommended to our prayers,
compassion upon those persons from the dangers of the sea, who now lie under the sentence from sickness, from the vio- of the law, and are appointed lence of enemies, and from to die. Visit them, O Lord, every evil to which he may be with thy mercy and salvation; exposed. Conduct him in safety convince them of the miserable to the haven where he would condition they are in, by their
he be, with a grateful sense of thy sins and wickedness; and let thy mercies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
powerful grace produce in them
such a godly sorrow, and sin1 For a Person under Affliction. cere repentance, as thou wilt be O
Merciful God, and hea- pleased to accept. Give them
venly Father, who hast a strong and lively faith in thy taught us, in thy holy Word, Son our blessed Saviour, and that thou dost not willingly af- make it effectual to the salvation Aict or grieve the children of of their souls. O Lord, in men; look with pity, we be- judgment remember mercy; seech thee, upon the sorrows and whatever sufferings they of thy servant, for whom our are to endure in this world, yet prayers are desired.
In thy deliver them, O God, from the wisdom thou hast seen fit to bitter pains of eternal death. visit him with trouble, and to Pardon their sins, and save their bring distress upon him. Re- souls, for the sake and merits memberhim, O Lord, in mercy; of thy dear Son our blessed sanctify thy fatherly correction Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
THANKSGIVINGS. 1 The Thanksgiving of Women mighty God for her safe Deafter Child-birth; to be said liverance. pre.
thee humble thanks, for sired to return Thanks to Al- that thou hast been graciously
sent in Church, shall have de O Almighty God, we give
pleased to preserve, through the hast heard the devout prayers of great pain and peril of Child- thy Church, and turned our birth, this Woman, thy servant, dearth and scarcity into plenty; who desires now to offer her we give thee humble thanks for praises and thanksgivings unto this thy special bounty ; be. thee. Grant, we beseech thee, seeching thee to continue thy most merciful Father, that she, loving kindness unto us, that through thy help, may both our land may yield us her fruits faithfully live and walk accord- of increase, to thy glory and ing to thy will in this life pre- our comfort, through Jesus sent, and also may be partaker Christ our Lord. Amen. of everlasting glory in the life 1 For Peace, and Deliverance to come, through Jesus Christ
from our Enemies. our Lord. Amen. T For Rain. O Almighty God, who art
a strong tower of defence O :
God, our heavenly Father, unto thy servants against the dence dost cause the former and thee praise and thanksgiving, the latter rain to descend upon for our deliverance from those the earth, that it may bring great and apparent dangers forth fruit for the use of man; wherewith we were compassed; we give thee humble thanks we acknowledge it thy goodness that it hath pleased thee, in our that we were not delivered over great necessity, to send us at as a prey unto them; beseechthe last, a joyful rain upon thine ing thee still to continue such inheritance, and to refresh it thy mercies towards us, that all when it was dry, to the great the world may know that thou comfort of us thy unworthy art our Saviour and mighty Deservants, and to the glory of liverer, through Jesus Christ thy holy name, through thy our Lord. Amen. mercies in Jesus Christ our
1 For restoring Public Peace at Lord. Amen.
Home. For Fair IVeather. O Lord God, who hast justly O Eternal God, our heavenly
Father, who alone makest humbled us by thy late visi. men to be of one mind in a tation of us with immoderate house, and stillest the outrage rain and waters, and in thy mer- of a violent and unruly people; cy hast relieved and comforted we bless thy holy name, that it our souls
by this seasonable and hath pleased thee to appease the blessed change of weather; we seditious tumults which have praise and glorify thy holy been lately raised up amongst name, for this thy mercy, and us; most humbly beseeching will always declare thy loving thee to grant to all of us grace, kindness from generation to ge- that we may henceforth obedineration, through Jesus Christ ently walk in thy holy comour Lord. Amen.
mandments; and, leading a quiet For Plenty.
and peaceable life in all godliO ness
of thy gracious goodness mually offer unto thee our sacri