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most blessed Lord and Saviour. | led into the way of truth, and
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
God, the Creator and Pre- any ways afflicted, or distress-
server of all mankind, weed, in mind, body, or estate;
humbly beseech thee for all [* especially those
sorts and conditions of men; for whom our pray,
that thou wouldest be pleased ers are desired,]
to make thy ways known unto that it may please
them, thy saving health unto thee to comfort
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 Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of men, to be used at such times when the Litany is not ap

pointed to be said.


This to be

said when_any
desire the Pray
ers of the Con-

A General Thanksgiving.


of ness all

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 withfor all thy goodness and loving-out end. Amen. kindness to us, and to all men;

For Rain.

thee in holiness and righteous


This to be those who desire

said when any that have been

prayed for de.

sire to praise.

who by thy gracious proviGod Father now to offer up dence dost cause the former and their praises and the latter rain to descend upon return thanksgivings for the earth, that it may bring thy late mercies forth fruit for the use of man; vouchsafed unto them.] We bless thee for our that it hath pleased thee, in our We give thee humble thanks creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but last a joyful rain upon thine ingreat necessity, to send us at the above 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 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 us by thy plague of immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls

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by this seasonable and blessed | thee to grant to all of us grace,
that we may henceforth obedi-
ently walk in thy holy com-
mandments; and, leading a
quiet and peaceable life in all
godliness and honesty, may con-
tinually offer unto thee our sa-
crifice of praise and thanksgiv-
ing for these thy mercies to-
wards us; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

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, Amen.

For Plenty.

Most merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee

Lord God, who hast us for our sins, and consumed us for our transto continue thy loving-kindnessgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation; and now, in the midst of judgement remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death: We offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies 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.

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.
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 be-
fore thee, O most merci-
ness that we were not delivered ful Father, that all the punish-
over 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
that all the world may know "pon us, by reason of our ma-
nifold transgressions and hard-
ness of heart: Yet seeing it hath
pleased thee of thy tender mer-
cy, upon our weak and unworthy
humiliation, to asswage the con-
tagious sickness wherewith we
lately have been sore afflicted,

that thou art our Saviour and

mighty Deliverer; through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.
For restoring Publick Peace at
Eternal God, our heavenly

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


For Deliverance from the Plague, or other common Sickness.

and health into our dwellings; We offer unto thy Divine Majesty 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.


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 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 with 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.

The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
WE no man any thing, but

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


The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. WHEN they drew nigh unto 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 fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, Tell ye the

he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thon shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other com

King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the fole of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on 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 ent

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all them that sold and bought in | ye people. And again, Esaias the temple; and overthrew the saith, There shall be a root of tables of the money-changers, Jesse, and he that shall rise to and the seats of them that sold reign over the Gentiles, in him doves; and said unto them, It is shall the Gentiles trust. Now the written, My house shall be call- God of hope fill you with all joy ed the house of prayer; but ye and peace in believing, that ye have made it a den of thieves. may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25 AND 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


pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable, Behold the figtree, 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 second Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

LESSED Lord, who hast
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 I 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

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 pre pare 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. L 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. There fore 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.

a man clothed in soft raiment?
behold, they that wear soft clo-
thing are in kings' houses. But
what went ye out for to see? a
prophet? yea, I say unto you,
and more than a prophet. For
this is he of whom it is written,
Behold, I send my messenger be-
fore thy face, which shall pre-
pare thy way before thee.

The fourth Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

Lord, raise up (we pray
thee) thy power, and come
among us, and with great might
succour us; that whereas, through
our sins and wickedness, we are
sore let and hindered in running
the race that is set before us,
thy bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver
us; through the satisfaction of
thy Son our Lord, to whom with
thee and the Holy Ghost be
honour and glory, world with-
out end. Amen.


The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.
EJOICE in the Lord alway,
and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known
The Lord is at
hand. Be careful for nothing:
but in every thing, by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiv

let your requests be made
known unto God. And the peace
of God, which passeth all under-
standing, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. NOW when John had heard

in prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answer-ing, ed and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the 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

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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