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ty thanks for all thy goodnefs and loving kindness to us This to be faid and to all men. [*Particularly to those who nhen any that have beenprayed defire now to offer up their praifes and thanksfor, defire to re- givings for thy late mercies vouchfafed unte turn praife. them.] We blefs thee for our creation, prefervation, and all the bleffings of this life, but above all for thine ineftimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jefus Chrift; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee give us that due fenfe of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may fhew forth thy praife, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our felves to thy fervice, and by walking before thee in holinefs and righteousness all our days, through Jefus Chrift our Lord; to whom with thee and the holy Ghoft be all honour and glory,world without end. Amen.
God our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence doft caufe the former and the latter rain to defcend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the ufe of man; We give thee humble thanks that it hath pleased thee in our great neceflity to fend us at the laft a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us thy unworthy fervants, and to the glory of thy holy Name, through thy mercies in Jefus Chrift our Lord.
J For fair Weather.
Oplague of immoderate rain and waters, and in th
Lord God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late
mercy haft relieved and comforted our fouls by this fea fonable and bleffed change of weather; We praise and glorifie thy holy name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving kindness from generation to eneration,through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Most merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodnefs haft heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapnefs and plenty, We give thee humble thanks for this thy fpecial bounty,befeeching thee to continue thy loving kindness unto us,that our land may yield us her fruits of increafe, to thy glory and our comfort, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
For Peace and deliverance from our enemies.
Almighty God, who art a ftrong towre of defence unto thy fervants against the face of their enemies, We yield thee praife and thanksgiving for our deliverance from thofe great and apparent dangers wherewith we were compassed. We acknowledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; befeeching thee ftill to continue fuch thy mercies towards us,that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
For restoring Publick peace at home.
Eternal God our heavenly Father, who alone makeft men to be of one mind in a house, and ftilleft the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We blefs thy holy Name,that it hath pleafed thee to appease the feditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongft us; most humbly befeeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments, and leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honefty, may continually offer unto thee our facrifice of praife and thankf giving for thefe thy mercies towards us, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
For deliverance from the plague, or other common.
O Lord God, who haft wounded us for our fins, and confumed us for our tranfgreffions, by thy late hea
vy and dreadful vifitation,and now in the midft of judg ment remembring mercy,haft redeemed our fouls from the jaws of death; We offer unto thy fatherly goodness our felves, our fouls and bodies, which thou haft delivered to be a living facrifice unto thee, always praifing and magnifying thy mercies, in the midft of thy Church, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
7E humbly acknowledge before thee, O moft merciful Father,that all the punishments which are threatned in thy law, might juftly have fallen upon us by reafon of our manifold tranfgreffions and hardness of heart. Yet feeing it hath pleafed thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, to allwage the contagious ficknefs, wherewith we lately have been fore afflicted, and to reftore the voice of joy and health into our dwellings; we offer unto thy di vine Majefty the facrifice of praife and thanksgiving, lauding and magnifying thy glorious Name for fuch thy prefervation and providence over us, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
The Collects, Epiftles, and Gofpels to be used throughout the Year.
Note that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holyday that bath a Vigil or Eve, fhall be faid at the Evening Service next be.
The first Sunday in Advent,
Lmighty God, give us grace that we may caft 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 Jefus Chrift came to vifit us in great humility;) that in the last day, when he hall come again in his glorious Majefty, to judge both quick and dead, we may rife to the life immortal
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghoft, now and ever. Amen.
This Collect is to be repeated every day with the other Collects in Adevent, until Christmas Eve.
The Epiftle. Rom.13.8.
We no man any thing, but to love one another
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou fhalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witnefs, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this faying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy felf. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of fleep: for now is our falvation nearer then when we believed. The night is far fpent, the day is at hand; let us therefore caft off the works of darknefs, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honeftly as in the day, hot in rioting and drunkennefs, not in chambring and wantonnefs, not in ftrife and envying. But put ye on he Lord Jefus Chrift, and make not provifion for the cfh, to fulfil the lufts thereof.
The Gofpel. S. Matth. 21.1.
Hen they drew nigh unto Jerufalem, and were come to Bethphage,unto the mount of Olives, hen fent Jefus two difciples,faying unto them,Go into he village over against you, and straitway ye shall find in afs tied, and a colt with her, loose them and bring hem unto me. And if any man fay ought unto you, ye hall fay, The Lord hath need of them, and ftraightway e will fend them. All this was done, that it might be Fulfilled which was fpoken by the prophet, faying, Tell we the daughter of Sion, Behold, Thy King cometh unto thee, meek,and fitting upon an afs, and a colt the fole of an afs. And the disciples went,and did as Jefus comnanded them, and brought the ass and the colt, and
put on them their clothes, and they fet him thereon And a very great multitude fpread their garments in the way,others cut down branches from the trees, and ftrawed them in the way. And the multitudes that wen before, and that followed, cryed, faying, Hofanna to the Son of David: bleffed is he that cometh in the nam of the Lord,Hofanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerufalem, all the city was moved, faying Who is this? And the multitude faid,This is Jefus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jefus went into the Temple of God, and caft out all them that fold and bought in the Temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the feats of them that fold doves and faid unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the houfe of prayer, but ye have made it a den o thieves.
Leffed Lord, who haft caufed all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may fuch wife hear them,read,mark, learn, and inwardly di geft them, that by patience and comfort of thy hol word, we may embrace, and ever hold faft the blefle hope of everlasting life,which thou haft given us in ou Saviour Jefus Christ. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. 15.4.
Hatfoever things were written aforetime,were
W written for our learning, that we through pa
tience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope Now the God of patience and confolation, grant you to be like-minded one towards another, according to Chrift Jefus: That ye may with one mind and on mouth glorifie God, even the Father of our Lord Jefu Chrift. Wherefore receive ye one another,as Chrift al fo received us, to the glory of God. Now I fay, tha Jefus Chrift was a minifter of the circumcifion, for th