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less children, and widows, and all Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be who are desolate and oppressed ; done on Earth, as it is in Heaven ;
We beseech thee to hear us, Give us this day our daily bread; good Lord.
And forgive us our trespasses, as That it may please thee to have we forgive those who trespass mercy upon all men;
against us; And lead us not into We beseech thee to hear us, temptation ; But deliver us from good Lord.
evil. Amen. That it may please thee to for Min. O Lord, deal not with us give our enemies, persecutors, and according to our sins. slanderers, and to turn their hearts; Ans. Neither reward us ac
We beseech thee to hear us, cording to our iniquities. good Lord.
Let us pray
That it meay please there to give O GOD, merciful Father, who
and to kind
sighing ly fruits of the earth, so that in a contrite heart, nor the desire of due time we may enjoy them; such as are sorrowful; mercifully
We beseech ihee to hear us, assist our prayers which we make good Lord.
before thee in all our troubles and That it may please thee to give adversities, whensoever they opus true repentance, to forgive us press us; and graciously hear us, all our sins, negligences, and igno- that those evils which the craft rances, and to endue us with the and subtilty of the devil or man grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend worketh against us, may, by thy our lives according to thy Holy good providence, be brought to
nought; that we, thy servants, beWe' beseech thee to hear us, ing hurt by no persecutions, may good Lord.
evermore give thanks unto thee in Son of God, we beseech thee thy holy Church, through Jesus to hear us.
Christ our Lord. Son of God, we beseech thee to O Lord, arise, help us, and de
liver us, for thy name's sake. o Lamb of God, who takest O GOD, we have heard with away of ;
, Grant us thy peace.
declared unto us, the noble works O Lamb of God, who takest that thou didst in their days, and away the sins of the world ; in the old time before them. Have mercy upon us.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deThe Minister may, at his discretion, omit all liver us, for thine honour. that follows, to the Prayer, “ le luumbly beseech
Glory be to the Father, and to thee, O Father," &c. [O Christ, hear us.
the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; O Christ, hear us.
Ans. As it was in the beginLord, have mercy upon us.
ning, is now, and ever shall be, Lord, have mercy upon us.
world without end. Amen. Christ, have mercy upon us.
From our enemies defend us, Christ, have mercy upon us.
O Christ. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Graciously look upon our afLord, have mercy upon us.
flictions. 1 Then shall the Minister, and the People with
With pity behold the sorrows him, say the Lord's Prayer. of our hearts. UR Father, who art in Hea Mercifully forgive the sins of ven, Hallowed be thy Name;lthy People.
| Let us pray.
Favourably with mercy hear world by our Lord Jesus Christ; our prayers.
for the means of grace, and for O Son of David, have mercy the hope of glory. And, we beupon us.
seech thee, give us that due sense Both now and ever, vouchsafe of all thy mercies, that our hearts to hear us, O Christ.
may be unfeignedly thankful, and Graciously hear us, O Christ ; that we may show forth thy praise, graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. not only with our lips, but in our
Min. O Lord, let thy mercy be lives; by giving up ourselves to showed upon us ;
thy service, and by walking beAns.As wedo put our trust in thee.] fore thee in holiness and righteous
ness all our days, through Jesus WE TE humbly beseech thee, o Christ our Lord; to whom, with
Father, mercifully to look thee and the Holy Ghost, be all on our infirmities; and, for the honour and glory, world without glory of thy name, turn from us end. Amen. all those evils that we most justly | A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. have deserved ; and grant that, in ALMIGHTY God, who hast whole trust and confidence in thy with one accord to make our commercy; and evermore serve thee mon supplications unto thee; and in holiness and pureness of living, dost promise that when two or to thy honour and glory, through three are gathered together in thy our only Mediator and Advocate, name, thou wilt grant their reJesus Christ our Lord. Amen. quests; fulfil now, O Lord, the
1 A General Thanksgiving. desires and petitions of thy serLMIGHTY God, Father of vants, as may be most expedient
we, thine unwor- for them; granting us in this world thy servants, do give thee most knowledge of thy truth, and in the humble and hearty thanks for all world to come life everlasting. thy goodness and loving kindness Amen. to us, and to all men. We bless
2 Cor. xiii. 14. and all the blessings of their : THE grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God,and but, above all, for thine inestima- the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, ble love in the redemption of the be with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
PRAYERS. 1 A Prayer for Congress, to be used during their nate and Representatives in ConSession.
gress assembled; that thou wouldCOST gracious God, we hum- est be pleased to direct and pros
bly beseech thee, as for the per all their consultations, to the People of these United States in advancement of thy Glory, the general, so especially for their Se-gond of thy Church, the safety,
These, and all other necessarie O preme Governor of all things,
honour, and welfare of thy peo- for our sins, may, through thy ple; that all things may be so or- goodness, be mercifully turned indered and settled by their endea-to plenty, for the love of Jesus vours, upon the best and surest Christ our Lord; to whom, with foundations, that peace and hap- thee and the Holy Ghost, be all piness, truth and justice, religion honour and glory, now and for and piety, may be established ever. Amen. among us for all generations. ff In Time of War and Tamults.
ALMIGHTY God, the sufor , Church, we humbly beg in the whose power no creature is able to name and mediation of Jesus resist, to whom it belongeth justChrist, our most blessed Lord and ly to punish sinners, and to be Saviour. Amen.
merciful to those who truly repent; | For Rain.
save and deliver us, we humbly O
GOD, heavenly Father, who beseech thee, from the hands of
by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast our enemies; that we, being armed promised to all those who seek thy with thy defence, may be preservkingdom and the righteousness ed evermore from all perils, to glothereof, all things necessary to rify thee, who art the only giver of their bodily sustenance; send us, all victory, through the merits of we beseech thee, in this our ne- thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. cessity, such moderate rain and
Amen. showers, that we may receive the
11 For those who are to be admitted into Holy Or. fruits of the earth to our comfort, ders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the sta. and to thy honour, through Jesus ted Times of Ordination. Christ our Lord. Amen. For Fair Weather.
ly Father, who hast purchasLMIGHTY and most merci- ed to thyself an universal Church, seech thee, of thy great goodness, Son; mercifully look upon the to restrain those immoderate rains, same, and at this time so guide wherewith, for our sins, thou hast and govern the minds of thy serafflicted us: And we pray thee to vants, the Bishops and Pastors of send us such seasonable weather, thy flock, that they may lay hands that the earth may, in due time, suddenly on no man, but faithfully yield her increase, for our use and and wisely make choice of fit perbenefit; and give us grace, that sons, to serve in the sacred miniswe may learn, by thy punishments, try of thy Church. And, to those to amend our lives, and for thy who shall be ordained to any holy clemency to give thee thanks and function, give thy grace and heapraise, through Jesus Christ our venly benediction ; that both by Lord. Amen.
their life and doctrine they may
show forth thy glory, and set O
gift it is that the rain doth through Jesus Christ our Lord. fall, and the earth bring forth Amen. her increase ; behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy people; A good gifts, who of thy diincrease the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction ; and vine providence hast appointed grant that the scarcity and dearth, divers orders in thy Church ; give which we now most justly suffer thy grace, we humbly beseech
| In Time of Dearth and Famine.
thee, to all those who are to be
f For a Sick Child.
LMIGHTY God, and mercitration in the same ; and so replenish them with the truth of thy belong the issues of life and death; doctrine, and endue them with in look down from heaven, we humnocency of life, that they may faith-bly beseech thee, with the eyes of fully serve before thee, to the glory mercy, upon the sick child for of thy great name, and the benefit whom our prayers are desired. of thy holy Church, through Jesus Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good Christ our Lord. Amen. appointed time, from his bodily 1 In Time of great Sickness and Mortality.
pain, and visit him with thy salvaO ALMIGHTY God, the Lord tion; that if it should be thy good of life and death,
of sickness pleasure to prolong his days here and health ; regard our supplica-on earth, he may live to thee, and tions, we humbly beseech thee; be an instrument of thy glory, by and, as thou hast thought fit to serving thee faithfully, and doing visit us for our sins with great good in his generation : Or else sickness and mortality, in the receive him into those heavenly midst of thy judgment,'o Lord, habitations, where the souls of remember mercy. Have pity up
those who sleep in the Lord Jesus, on us miserable sinners, and with-enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. draw from us the grievous sickness Grant this, O Lord, for the love of with which we are afflicted. May thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. this thy fatherly correction have its
or Persons, going to Sea. us, by leading to consider frail and un
out the certain our life is; that we may and rulest the raging of the sea; apply our hearts unto that heaven. we commend to thy Almighty ly wisdom, which in the end will protection, thy servant, for whose bring us to everlasting life, through preservation on the great deep Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
our prayers are desired. Guard O
him, we beseech thee, from the FATHER of mercies, and dangers of the sea, from sickness, help in time of need ; look down from every evil to which he may from heaven, we humbly, beseech be exposed. Conduct him in safethee, behold, visit, and relieve thy ty to the haven where he would sick servant, for whom our prayers be, with a grateful sense of thy are desired. Look upon him with mércies, through Jesus Christ our the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him Lord. Amen. with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of O venly Father, who hast taught the enemy; give him patience under his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou dost time, restore him to health, and not willingly afflict or grieve the enable him to lead the residue of children of men ; look with pity, his life in thy fear, and to thy glo- we beseech thee, upon the sorry: Or else give him grace so to rows of thy servant, for whom our take thy visitation, that, after this prayers are desired. In thy wispainful life ended, he may dwell dom thou hast seen fit to visit him with thee in life everlasting, through with trouble, and to bring distress Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Remember him, ( C
For a Sick Person.
For a Person under Amiction.
Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa- tion; convince them of the misetherly correction to him; endue his rable condition they are in, by soul with patience under his af- their sins and wickedness; and let fliction, and with resignation to thy thy powerful grace produce in them blessed will; comfort him with a such a godly sorrow, and sincere sense of thy goodness; lift up thy repentance, as thou wilt be pleascountenance upon him, and give ed to accept. Give them a strong him peace, through Jesus Christ and lively faith in thy Son, our our Lord. Amen.
blessed Saviour, and make it effec1 For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else tual to the salvation of their souls. ning, “O Father of Mercies," &c. may be used. O Lord, in judgment remember
MOST gracious and merci- mercy; and whatever sufferings
ful God, we earnestly beseech they are to endure in this world, hee to have pity and compassion yet deliver them, O God, from the upon those persons recommended bitter pains of eternal death. Parto our prayers, who now lie under don their sins, and save their souls, the sentence of the law, and are for the sake and merits of thy dear appointed to die. Visit them, O Son, our blessed Saviour and ReLord, with thy mercy and salva- deemer. Amen..
| For Fair Weather.
[ The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth;thine inheritance, and to refresh it
Church, shall have desired to return Thanks 10 when it was dry, to the great com-
fort of us thy unworthy servants, thee humble thanks, for that through thy mercies in Jesus Christ thou hast been graciously pleased our Lord. Amen. to preserve, through the great pain and peril of Child-birth, this woman, thy servant, who desires now O
LORD God, who hast justto offer her praises and thanksgiv
ly humbled us by thy late ings thee. Grant, we be- visitation of us with immoderate seech thee, most merciful Father, rain and waters, and in thy mercy that she, through thy help, may souls by this seasonable and bless
hast relieved and comforted our both faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life ed change of weather; we praise present, and also may be partaker and glorify thy holy name, for this of everlasting glory in the life to thy mercy, and will always decome, through Jesus Christ our clare thy loving kindness from geLord. Amen.
neration to generation, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. GOD, our heavenly Father,
1 For Plenty. who by thy racious proviál O MOSTmerciful Father, who dence the former and the latter rain to descend upon the heard the devout prayers of thy earth, that it may bring forth fruit Church, and turned our dearth for the use of man; we give thee and scarcity into plenty ; we give humble thanks that it hath pleased thee humble thanks for this thy thee, in our great necessity, to send special bounty; beseeching thee us at the last, a joyful rain upon to continue thy loving kindness
1 For Rain.