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Let us pray.
O GOD, merciful Father, who despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as are sorrowful; mercifully assist our pray. ers which we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, may, by thy good providence, be brought to naught; that we, thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
O LORD, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake.
O GOD, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.
O LORD, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thine honor.
Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON, and to the HOLY GHOST;
Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without
From our enemies defend us, O CHRIST.
Both now and ever, vouchsafe to hear us, O CHRIST.
With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts.
Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.
Favorably with mercy hear our
Ŏ Son of David, have mercy
Graciously hear us, O CHRIST; graciously hear us, O Lord CHRIST. Min. O LORD, let thy mercy be showed upon us;
Ans. As we do put our trust in thee.]
TA General Thanksgiving.
mercies, we, thine unworthy servants, ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of all do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all men. We tion, and all the blessings of this life; bless thee for our creation, preservalove in the redemption of the world but, above all, for thine inestimable by our Lord JESUS CHRIST; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts inay be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in thy service, and by walking before our lives; by giving up ourselves to thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord; to whom, with thee and the HOLY GHOST, be all honor and
Graciously look upon our afflic-glory, world without end. Amen.
T.Let us pray.
WE humbly beseech 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 justly 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 honor and glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
TA Prayer of St. Chrysostom. ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications 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 de
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
sires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge
THE grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and of thy truth, and in the world to come the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, be with us all evermore. Amen. life everlasting. Amen. Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
TO BE USED BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF MORNING AND EVENING SERVICE.
YA Prayer for Congress, to be used during their thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, wherewith, for our
sins, thou hast afflicted us: And we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the earth may, in due time, yield her increase, for our use and benefit; and give us grace, that we may learn, by thy punishments, to amend our lives, and for thy clemency to give thee thanks and praise, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
T In Time of Dearth and Famine.
MOST gracious GOD, we humbly beseech thee, as for the People of these United States in general, so especially for their Senate and Representatives in Congress assembled; that thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations, to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honor, and welfare of thy people; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavors, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, O GOD, heavenly Father, whose truth and justice, religion and piety, gift it is that the rain doth fall, and may be established among us for all the earth bring forth her increase; generations. These, and all other ne- behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions cessaries for them, for us, and thy of thy people; increase the fruits of whole Church, we humbly beg in the the earth by thy heavenly benedicname and mediation of JESUS tion; and grant that the scarcity and CHRIST, our most blessed Lord and dearth, which we now most justly Saviour. Amen. suffer for our sins, may, through thy goodness, be mercifully turned into plenty, for the love of JESUS CHRIST rur Lord; to whom, with thee and the HOLY GHOST, be all honor and for ever. Amen. glory, now an
¶ For Rain.
In Time of War and Tumults.
O GOD, heavenly Father, who by thy Son JESUS CHRIST, hast promised to all those who seek thy king. dom and the righteousness thereof, all things necessary to their bodily sustenance; send us, we beseech thee, in this our necessity, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, and to thy honor, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, the supreme Governor of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to those who truly repent; save and deliver us, we bum bly beseech thee, from the hands of ALMIGHTY and most merciful our enemies; that we, being armed Father, we humbly beseech thee, of with thy defence, may be preserved
For Fair Weather.
evermore from all perils, to glorify ence upon us, by leading us to conthee, who art the only giver of all vic-sider how frail and uncertain our life tory, through the merits of thy Son, is; that we may apply our hearts unto JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. that heavenly wisdom, which in the For those who are to be admitted into Holy end will bring us to everlasting life, Orders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
stated Times of Ordination.
1 For a Sick Person.
ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thyself an universal Church, by the precious O FATHER of mercies, and GOD blood of thy dear Son; mercifully of all comfort, our only help in time look upon the same, and at this time of need; look down from heaven, we so guide and govern the minds of thy humbly beseech thee, behold, visit, servants, the Bishops and Pastors of and relieve thy sick servant, for whom thy flock, that they may lay hands our prayers are desired. Look upon suddenly on no man, but faithfully him with the eyes of thy mercy; comand wisely make choice of fit persons, fort him with a sense of thy goodness; to serve in the sacred ministry of thy preserve him from the temptations of Church. And, to those who shall be the enemy; give him patience under ordained to any holy function, give his affliction; and, in thy good time, thy grace and heavenly benediction; restore him to health, and enable him that both by their life and doctrine to lead the residue of his life in thy they may show forth thy glory, and fear, and to thy glory: Or else give set forward the salvation of all men, him grace so to take thy visitation, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. that, after this painful life ended, he Amen. may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
¶ Or this.
ALMIGHTY 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 so 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.
For a Sick Child.
ALMIGHTY GOD, and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy, upon the sick child for whom our prayers are desired. Deliver him, O LORD, in thy good appointed time, from his bodily pain, and visit him with thy salvation; that if it should be thy good pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving O ALMIGHTY GOD, the Lord thee faithfully, and doing good in his of life and death, of sickness and generation: Or else receive him into health; regard our supplications, we those heavenly habitations, where the humbly beseech thee; and, as thou souls of those who sleep in the Lord hast thought fit to visit us for our sins JESUS enjoy perpetual rest and feli with great sickness and mortality, in city. Grant this, O LORD, for the the midst of thy judgment, O LORD, love of thy Son, our Saviour, Jrsus remember mercy. Have pity upon CHRIST. Amen. us miserable sinners, and withdraw from us the grievous sickness with which we are afflicted. May this thy fatherly correction have its due influ
In Time of great Sickness and Mortality.
¶ For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea. O ETERNAL GOD, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest
For Malefactors, after Condemnation.
the raging of the sea; we commend through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
For a Person under Affliction.
GOD, we earnestly beseech thee to O MOST gracious and merciful have pity and compassion upon those who now lie under the sentence of persons recommended to our prayers, the law, and are appointed to die. Visit them, O LORD, with thy mercy and salvation; convince them of the O MERCIFUL GOD, and hea- miserable condition they are in, by venly Father, who hast taught us, in their sins and wickedness; and let thy holy Word, that thou dost not thy powerful grace produce in them willingly afflict or grieve the children such a godly sorrow, and sincere reof men; look with pity, we beseech pentance, as thou wilt be pleased to thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant, accept. Give them a strong and for whom our prayers are desired. lively faith in thy Son, our blessed In thy wisdom thou hast seen fit to Saviour, and make it effectual to the visit him with trouble, and to bring salvation of their souls. O LORD, distress upon him. Remember him, in judgment remember mercy; and O LORD, in mercy; sanctify thy fa- whatever sufferings they are to entherly correction to him; endue his dure in this world, yet deliver them, soul with patience under his affliction, O GOD, from the bitter pains of eterand with resignation to thy blessed nal death. Pardon their sins, and will; comfort him with a sense of thy save their souls, for the sake and goodness; lift up thy countenance merits of thy dear Son, our blessed upon him, and give him peace, Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth; to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty God for her safe deliver
O ALMIGHTY GOD, we give thee humble thanks, for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of child birth, this woman, thy servant, who desireth now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk accord. ing to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
¶ For Rain.
O GOD, our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man; we give thee humble thanks that it hath pleased thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy name, through thy mercies in JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
For Fair Weather.
O LORD GOD, who hast justly humbled us by thy late visitation of
us with immoderate rain and waters, may continually offer unto thee our and in thy mercy hast relieved and sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving comforted our souls by this seasonable for these thy mercies toward us, and blessed change of weather; we through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. praise and glorify thy holy name, for this thy mercy, and will always de clare thy loving kindness from generation to generation, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
¶ For Plenty.
For Peace, and Deliverance from our
T For Deliverance from great Sickness and
O LORD GOD, who hast wounded us for our sins, and consumed us for our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation; and now, in the midst of judgment remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death; we offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies, which 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.
For a Recovery from Sickness.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, 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 dan
O GOD, who art the giver of life, of health, and of safety; we bless thy name, that thou hast been pleased to deliver from his bodily sickness this thy servant, who now desireih to return thanks unto thee, in the presence
we acknowledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies toward us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
gers wherewith we were compassed; of all thy people. Gracious art thou, O LORD, and full of compassion to be duly impressed with a sense of thy the children of men. May his heart merciful goodness, and may he devote the residue of his days to an humble, holy, and obediert walking before thee, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
For a safe Return from Sea.
MOST gracious LORD, whose mercy is over all thy works; we praise thy holy name that thou hast been pleased to conduct in safety, through the perils of the great deep,
¶ For Restoring Public Peace at Home. O ETERNAL GOD, our heavenly Father, who alone makest 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 this thy servant, who now desireth seditious tumults which have been to return his thanks unto thee, in thy lately raised up amongst us; most holy Church: May he be duly senhumbly beseeching thee to grant to all sible of thy merciful providence toof us grace, that we may henceforth ward him, and ever express his obediently walk in thy holy command-thankfulness by a holy trust in thee, ments; and, leading a quiet and peace- and obedience to thy laws, through able life in all godliness and honesty, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.