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From our enemies defend us, O Chrift.
Graciously look upon our afflictions.
Pitifully behold the forrows of our hearts.
Mercifully forgive the fins of thy people.
Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.
O Son of David, have mercy upon us.

Both now and ever vouchfafe to hear us, O Chrift. Graciously hear us, O Chrift; graciously hear us, O Lord Chrift.

Prieft. O Lord,let thy mercy be fhewed upon us.
Anfwer. As we do put our truft in thee.


Let us pray.

E humbly befeech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy Name, turn from us all thofe evils that we moft righteoufly have deferved; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole truft and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jefus Chrift our Lord.


A Prayer of Saint Chryfoftom.

Almighty God, who haft given us grace at this time

with one accord to make our common fupplications unto thee,and doft promise,that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name,thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires and petitions of thy fervants, 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.

2 Cor.13.14.

"He grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the love of

Ted, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with

us all evermore. Amen,

g Here endeth the Litany.

be used before the two final prayers of the Litany, or of Morning and Evening Prayer.


g For Rain.

God heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jefus Chrift haft promised to all them that feek thy kingdom and the righteousness thereof, all things neceffary to their bodily fuftenance,Send us, we beseech thee,in this our neceflity, fuch moderate rain and fhowers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, and to thy honour, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. For fair weather.

Almighty Lord God, who for the fin of man did once drown all the world, except eight perfons and afterward of thy great mercy didit promife neve to destroy it fo again, We humbly befeech thee, tha although we for our iniquities have worthily deferve a plague of rain and waters, yet upon our true repen tance thou wilt fend us fuch weather, as that we may receive the fruits of the earth in due feason, and lear both by thy punishment to amend our lives, and for th clemency to give thee praife and glory, through Jef Chrift our Lord. Amen.

In the time of dearth and famine.

God heavenly Father, whofe gift it is,that the rai doth fall, the earth is fruitful, beafts increafe, and fifhes do multiply; Behold, we beseech thee,the affliction of thy people, and grant that the fcarcity and deart (which we do now most justly fuffer for our iniquity may through thy goodness be mercifully turned int cheapnefs and plenty, for the love of Jefus Chrift ou Lord; to whom with thee and the holy Ghost be a honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Or this.

God merciful Father, who in the time of Elifha the prophet didft fuddenly in Samaria turn great fcarcity and dearth into plenty and cheapnefs; Have mercy upon us,that we who are now for our fins punished with like adverfity, may likewife find a feafonable relief: Increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction; and grant that we receiving thy bountiful liberality, may ufe the fame to thy glory, the relief of thofe that are needy, and our own comfort, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the time of war and tumults.

Almighty God, King of all kings, and Governour of all things, whofe power no creature is able to refift, to whom it belongeth juftly to punifh finners,and to be merciful to them that truly repent; Save and deliver us, we humbly befeech thee,from the hands of our enemies; abate their pride, aflwage their malice, and confound their devices, that we, being armed with thy defence, may be preferved evermore from all perils, to glorifie thee, who art the only giver of allvictory, through the merits of thy only Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

In the time of any common plague or fickness.

Almighty God, who in thy wrath didft fend a plague upon thine own people in the wildernefs for their obftinate rebellion againft Mofes and Aaron, and alfo in the time of King David didit flay with the plague of peftilence threefcore and ten thousand, and yet remembring thy mercy didft fave the reft; Have pity upon us miferable finners, who now are vifited with great fickness and mortality, that like as thou didst then accept of an atonement, and didit command the destroying Angel to ceafe from punishing, fo it may now pleafe thee to withdraw from us, this plague and grievous sickness, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

In the Ember weeks, to be jaid every day, for those that are to be admitted into holy Orders.


Lmighty God our heavenly Father, who haft purchafed to thy felf an univerfal Church,by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully look upon the fame, and at this time fo guide and govern the minds of thy fervants the Bishops and Paftors of thy flock, that they may lay hands fuddenly on no man, but faithfully and wifely make choice of fit perfons to ferve in the facred miniftry of thy Church. And to those which fhall be ordained to any holy Function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction, that both by their life and doctrine they may set forth thy glory, and fet forward the falvation of all men, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.


Or this.

Lmighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence haft appointed divers orders in thy Church; give thy grace we humbly befeech thee, to all thofe who are to be called to any office and adminiftration in the fame; and fo replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine,and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully ferve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church, through Jefus Chrift our Lord Amen.

A Prayer for the High Court of Parliament,to be read during their Seffion.


Oft gracious God, we humbly befeech thee,as for this kingdom in general, fo efpecially for the High Court of Parliament under our most religious and gra cious King at this time affembled: That thou wouldef be pleafed to direct and profper all their confultations to the advancement of thy glory,the good of thy Church the fafety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and his Kingdoms; that all things may be fo ordered and fettled by their endeavours upon the beft and fureft foun dations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, re

ligion and piety may be established among us for all generations. These and all other neceffaries for them, for us, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the name and mediation of Jefus Christ our most blessed Lord and - Saviour. Amen.

A Collect or Prayer for all conditions of men, to be ufed at fuch times when the Litany is not appointed to be faid. God the Creator and preferver of all mankind, we humbly befeech thee for all forts and conditions of men, that thou wouldeft be pleafed to make thy ways known unto them; thy faving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good eftate of the Catholick Church,that it may be fo guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profefs and call themselves Chriftians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of fpirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally we commend to thy fatherly goodnefs all those who are any ways afflicted, or diftrelled in mind,body or estate, *This is to be faid wher [*efpecially thofe for whom our pray- any defire the prayers of ers are defired.] that it may please the Congregation.

thee to comfort and relieve them according to their feveral neceffities, giving them patience under their fufferings,and a happy iffue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jefus Chrift his fake. Amen.

A Prayer that may be faid after any of the former. God whofe nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive; Receive our humble peti tions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our fins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loofe us, for the honour of Jefus Chrift our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

THANKSGIVINGS. Ageneral thanksgiving. ALmighty God, father of all mercies, we thine un worthy fervants do give thee most humble and he

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