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From our enemies defend us, o Chrilt.

Graciously look upon our afflictions.
Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts.

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.
Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.

O Son of David, have mercy upon us.
Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.

Graciously hear uis, O Christ ; graciously haar us, a H. Lord Christ.

Priest. O Lord,let thy mercy be sheived upon us.
Answer. As we do put our trust in thee.

Let us pray.


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E humbly befeech thee, O Father, mercifully

to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy Name, turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved ; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust 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, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom. Almighty God, who

haft given us grace at this time one ons unto thee,and dost promise,that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name,thou wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions

; of thy servants, 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 Jesus Christ, and the love of

God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with bus all evermore. Amen,

g Here endeth the Litany.

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Prayers and Thanksgivings upon several occasions ,

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


I For Rain. O God heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Chri

haft promised to all them that seek thy kingdo and the righteousness thereof, all things necessary i their bodily sustenance; Send us, we beseech thee,in th our necessity, such moderate rain and showers, that w may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, an to thy honour, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I For fair weather.
Almighty Lord God, who for the sin of man did

once drown all the world, except eight person and afterward of thy great mercy didst promise nevi to destroy it so again; We humbly befeech thee, th although we for our iniquities have worthily deserve a plague of rain and waters, yet upon our true repe tance thou wilt send us such weather, as that we ma receive the fruits of the earth in due feason, and lear both by thy punishment to amend our lives, and for tl clemercy to give thee praise and glory, through Je Christ our Lord. Amen.

g In the time of dearth and famine. O God heavenly Father, whose gift it is that the ra

doth fall, the earth is fruitful, beasts increase, a fishes do multiply;Behold,we beseech thee, the afflictio of thy people, and grant that the scarcity and dear ( which we do now most justly suffer for our iniquit may through thy goodness be mercifully turned in cheapness and plenty, for the love of Jesus Christ o Lord; to whom with thee and the holy Ghost be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.



Or this.
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the prophet didst suddenly in Samaria turn great scarcity and dearth into plenty and cheapness; Have mercy upon us,that we who are now for our fins punished with like adversity, may likewise find a seasonable relief: Increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction ; and grant that we receiving thy bountiful liberality, may use the same to thy glory, the relief of those that are needy, and our own comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the time of war and tumult s.
Almighty, God, King of all kings, and Gover-

nour of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners and to be merciful to them that truly repent ; Save

and deliver us, we humbly befeech thee, from the hands Eo

of our enemies ; abate their pride, aslwage their maelice, and confound their devices, that we, being armed

with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorifie thee, who art the only giver ofallviétory, through the merits of thy only Son Jesus Christ our Lord: Amen. le

g In the time of any common plague or fickness. Almighty God, who in thy wrath didit send a

plague upon thine own people in the wilderness for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron, and also in the time of King David didit fay with the plague of pestilence threescore and ten thousand, and yet remembring thy mercy didft fave the rest, Have pity upon us miserable linners, who now are visited with great fickness and mortality; that like as thou didit then accept of an atonement, and didit command the

destroying Angel to cease from punishing; so it may now please thee to withdraw from us this plague and grievous fickness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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

Lmighty God our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thy self an universal Church,by the

precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time fo guide and govern the minds of thy fervants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons to serve

in the facred ministry of thy Church. And to those which shall 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 set forward the salvation of all men, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this.
Lmighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of

thy divine providence hast appointed divers orders in thy Church, give thy grace we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any office and administration in the same; and fo replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. J A Prayer for the High Court of Parliament to be read

during their Session. Oft gracious God, we humbly beseech thee,as for

this kingdom in general, so efpecially for the High Court of Parliament under our most religious and gracious King at this time assembled : That thou wouldest be pleased to directand prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory,the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and his Kingdoms ; that all things may be so ordered and fettled by theirendeavours upon the best and furest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, re


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ligion and piety may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries for them, for aus, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the name

and mediation of Jesus Christ our moft blefred Lord and i Saviour. Amen. 1g A Colle&t or Prayer for all conditions of men, to be 1:sed at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said. O God the Creator and preserver of all mankind, we

humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of i men, that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways

known unto them ; thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the fo Catholick Church;that it may be so guided and governa ed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, 0 and in righteousness of life. Finally we commend to thy

fatherly goodness all those who are any ways asicted, El or distressed in mind, body or estate, .This is to be said wha

* dr [* especially those for whom our pray- any desire the prayers of h ers are desired.] that it may please the congregation. e thee to comfort and relieve them according to their seol veral necessities, giving them patience under their fufh ferings and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

G A Prayer that may be said after any of the former. O God whose nature and property is ever to have

mercy and to forgive ; Receive our humble petiH tions, and though we be tied and bound with the chain

; s of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy ld loose us, for the honour of Jesus Christ our Mediato: on and Advocate. Amen.

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A general thanksgiving. Almighty God, father of all mercies, we thine un

worthy servants do give thee most humble and hear

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