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most blessed Lord and Saviour. | led into the way of truth, and Amen.

A Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of men, to be used at such times when the Litany is not ap

pointed to be said.

hold the faith in unity of spi
rit, in the bond of peace, and
in righteousness of life. Finally,
we commend to thy fatherly
goodness all those, who are
any ways afflicted, or distress-
ed, in mind, body, or estate;
[* especially those
for whom our pray
ers are desired,]
that it may please
thee to comfort

said when any desire the Pray ers of the Coogregation.

This to be

God, the Creator and Preof Catankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, and relieve them, according to we pray for the good estate their several necessities, giving of the Catholick Church; that them patience under their suf it may be so guided and go-ferings, and a happy issue out verned by thy good Spirit, of all their afflictions. And this that all who profess and call we beg for Jesus Christ his themselves Christians may be sake. Amen.


A General Thanksgiving. thee in holiness and righteous

ALMIGHTY God, Father of ness all our days; through Jesus

all mercies, we thine un- Christ our Lord, to whom with worthy servants do give thee thee and the Holy Ghost be all most humble and hearty thanks honour and glory, world with

This to be

For Rain.

for all thy goodness and loving-out end. Amen.
kindness to us, and to all men;
[* particularly to
those who desire
now to offer up
their praises and
thanksgivings for
thy late mercies

said when any

that have been prayed for desire to return praise.

God our heavenly Father who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man; vouchsafed unto We give thee humble thanks them.] We bless thee for our that it hath pleased thee, in our creation, preservation, and all great necessity, to send us at the the blessings of this life; but last a joyful rain upon thine inabove all, for thine inestimable heritance, and to refresh it when love in the redemption of the it was dry, to the great comfort world by our Lord Jesus Christ; of us thy unworthy servants, and for the means of grace, and for to the glory of thy holy Name; the hope of glory. And, we be- through thy mercies in Jesus seech thee, give us that due Christ our Lord. Amen. sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before

For fair Weather.

Lord God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late plague of immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls

by this seasonable and blessed | thee to grant to all of us grace,

change of weather; We praise and glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving-kindness from generation to generation; thro' Jesus Christ our Lord, Ámen.

For Plenty.

that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us; through Jesus Christ

Most merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers our Lord. Amen. of thy Church, and turned our For Deliverance from the Plague, dearth and scarcity into cheap- or other common Sickness. ness and plenty; We give thee humble thanks for this thy speLord God, who hast wounded us for our sins, cial bounty; beseeching thee and consumed us for our transto continue thy loving-kindnessgressions, by thy late heavy and anto us, that our land may yield as her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies.

that thou art our Saviour and

dreadful visitation; and now, in the midst of judgement remem. bering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death: We offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies which thou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Or this.

Almighty God, who art a strong tower of defence unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers wherewith we were compassed: We acknowledge it thy good-humbly acknowledge before thee, O most merciness that we were not delivered ful Father, that all the punishover as a prey unto them; be- ments which are threatened in seeching thee still to continue thy law might justly have fallen such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know "Pon us, by reason of our manifold transgressions and hardness of heart: Yet seeing it hath pleased thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, to asswage the contagious sickness wherewith we lately have been sore afflicted, and to restore the voice of joy and health into our dwellings; We offer unto thy Divine Ma jesty the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, landing and magnifying thy glorious Name for such thy preservation and providence over us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

mighty Deliverer; through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.
For restoring Publick Peace at

Eternal God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the seditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongst most humbly beseeching

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Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy-day that hath a Vigil or Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.

The first Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth Iwith thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Ad

vent, until Christmas Eve.

wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. WHI WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulThe Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. filled which was spoken by the WE no man any thing, but Prophet, saying, Tell ye the to love one another for daughter of Sion, Behold, thy he that loveth another hath ful- King cometh unto thee, meek, filled the law. For this, Thon and sitting upon an ass, and a shalt not commit adultery, Thou colt the fole of an ass. And the shalt not kill, Thou shalt not disciples went, and did as Jesus steal, Thou shalt not bear false commanded them; and brought witness, Thou shalt not covet; the ass, and the colt, and put on and if there be any other com- them their clothes, and they set mandment, it is briefly compre-him thereon. And a very great hended in this saying, namely, multitude spread their garments Thou shalt love thy neighbour in the way; others cut down as thyself. Love worketh no ill branches from the trees, and to his neighbour; therefore love strawed them in the way. And is the fulfilling of the law. And the multitudes that went before, that, knowing the time, that and that followed, cried, saying, now it is high time to awake out Hosanna to the Son of David; of sleep: for now is our salvation Blessed is he that cometh in the nearer than when we believed. Name of the Lord; Hosanna in The night is far spent, the day the highest. And when he was is at hand; let us therefore cast come into Jerusalem all the city off the works of darkness, and was moved, saying, Who is this? let us put on the armour of light. And the multitude said, This is Let us walk honestly as in the Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth day; not in rioting and drunk-of Galilee. And Jesus went into caness, not in chambering and the temple of God, and cast out

all them that sold and bought in | ye people. And again, Esaias

the temple; and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The second Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

BLESSED Lord, who hast AN

caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. WHATSOEVER things were written aforetime, were written for our learning that we through patience, and comfort of the Scriptures, might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one towards another, according to Christ Jesus: that ye may with one mind, and one mouth, glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles

might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy Name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud him, all


saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in himm shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25 ND there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are com ing on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come

to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable, Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled: heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.

The third Sunday in Advent,

The Collect.

Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the dis

obedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1.


ET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgement: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified; but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will

make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise of God.

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out end. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.

REJOICE in the Lord alway, The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. again I say, Rejoice. Να OW when John had heard Let your moderation be known in the prison the works of unto all men. The Lord is at Christ, he sent two of his disci- hand. Be careful for nothing: ples, and said unto him, Art thou but in every thing, by prayer he that should come, or do we and supplication with thanksgiv look for another? Jesus answer-ing, let your requests be made ed and said unto them, Go and known unto God. And the peace shew John again those things of God, which passeth all underwhich ye do hear and see: The standing, shall keep your hearts blind receive their sight, and the and minds through Christ Jesus. lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them: And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see?

The Gospel. St. John i. 19. THIS is the record of John,

when the Jews sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who

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