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Let us pray

Our Father, which art in heaven,

O Lord, arise, help us, and Hallowed be thy Name; Thy deliver us for thine honour. kingdom come; Thy will be Glory be to the Father, &c. done in earth, as it is in heaven: As it was in the beginning, &c. Give us this day our daily bread;

From our enemies defend us, And forgive us our trespasses, as O Christ. we forgive them that trespass

Graciously look upon our afflicagainst us; And lead us not into

tions. temptation, But deliver us from

Pitifully behold the sorrows of evil. Amen.

our hearts. Priest. O Lord, deal not with Mercifully forgive the sins of us (a) after our sins :

thy people. Answ. Neither reward us after Favourably with mercy hear our iniquities.

our prayers.

O Son of David, have mercy

upon us. O God, merciful Father, that

Both now and ever vouchsafe despisest not the sighing of a

to hear us, O Christ. contrite heart, nor the desire of

Graciously hear us, O Christ; such as be sorrowful; Mercifully greciously bear us, O Lord Christ. assist our prayers that we make

Pricst. O Lord, let thy mercy before thee in all our troubles

be shewed upon us ; and adversities, whensoever they

Answ. As we do put our trust

in thee. oppress us ; and graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subiilty of the devil or

WE humbly beseech thee, O man worketh against us be

Father, mercifully to look upon brought to nought, and by the

our infirmities; and for the glory providence of thy goodness they of thy Name turn from us all may be dispersed ; that we thy those evils that we most righservants, being hurt by no per- teously have deserved; and grant, secutions, may evermore give that in all our troubles we may thanks unto thee in thy holy | put our whole trust and confiChurch, through Jesus Christ

dence in thy mercy, and everour Lord.

more serve thee in holiness and O Lord, arise, help us, and pureness of living, to thy honour deliver us for thy Name's sake. and glory, through our only Me

diator and Advocate, Jesus Christ O God, we have heard with our our Lord. Amen. ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble Works

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. that thou didst in their days, | Almighty God, who hast given and in the old time before us grace, at this time, with one them.

accord to make our common

Let us pray.

(a) “after," i.e. “ according to."

according to." See Ps.ciï. 10. “He hath not dealt with us " after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses."

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supplications unto thee; and and in the world to come life
dost promise, that when two or everlasting. Amen.
three are gathered together in
thy Name, thou wilt grant their

2 Cor, xiii. 14
requests; Fulfil now, O Lord,
the desires and petitions of thy | Christ, and the love of God, and

The grace of our Lord Jesus servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in

the fellowship of the Holy Ghost,

be with us all evermore. Amen. this world knowledge of thy truth,

PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS

UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

TO BE USED BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF THE LITANY,

OR OF MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER.

PRAYER S.
For Rain.

pentance thou wilt send us such O God, heavenly Father, who weather, as that we may receive by thy Son Jesus Christ hast

pro

the fruits of the earth in due seamised to all them that seek thy son; and learn both by thy pukingdom, and the righteousness nishment to amend our lives, and thereof, all things necessary to

for thy clemency to give thee their bodily sustenance; Send us, praise and glory, through Jesus we beseech thee, in this our ne

Christ our Lord. Amen. essity, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the In the time of Dearth and Famine. fruits of the earth to our comfort, O God, heavenly Father, whose and to thy honour, through Jesus gift it is, that the rain doth fall, Christ our Lord. Amen.

the earth is fruitful, beasts in.

crease, and fishes do multiply; For Fair Weather.

Behold, we beseech thee, the af. O ALMIGHTY Lord God, who flictions of thy people; and grant for the sin of man didst once that the scarcity and dearth, which drown all the world, except eight we do now most justly suffer for persons, and afterward of thy our iniquity, may through thy great mercy didst promise never goodness be mercifully turned into destroy it so again ; We hum- to cheapness and plenty, for the bly beseech thee, that, although love of Jesus Christ our Lord; we for our iniquities have wor- to whom with thee, and the Holy thily deserved a plague of rain Ghost, be all honour and glory and waters, yet upon our true re- now and for ever. Amen.

Or this :

Pestilence three-score and ten O God, merciful Father, who in thousand; and yet, remember- . the time of Elisha the prophet ing thy mercy, didst save the didst suddenly in Samaria turn rest; Have pity upon us misergreat scarcity and dearth into able sinners, who now are visited plenty and cheapness ; Have with great sickness and mortamercy upon us, that we, who lity ; that like as thou didst then are now for our sins punished accept of an atonement, and didst with like adversity, may likewise command the destroying angel find a seasonable relief: Increase to cease from punishing, so it the fruits of the earth by thy may now please thee to withdraw, heavenly benediction ; and grant

from us this plague and grievous that we, receiving thy bountiful sickness, through Jesus Christ liberality, may use the same to our Lord. Amen. thy glory, the relief of those that are needy, and our own com- In the Ember Weeks, diz. (the first whole fort, through Jesus Christ our

Week in Lent, Whitsun Week, and the

Weeks in which the first Wednesday bap Lord. Amen.

pens after the 14th of September, and the

13th of December), to be said every Day, In the time of War and Tumults. for those that are to be admitted into Holy O ALMIGHTY God, King of all

Orders. kings, and Governor of all Almighty God, our heavenly things, whose power no creature

Father, who hast purchased to is able to resist, to whom it be thyself an universal Church by longeth justly to punish sinners,

the precious blood of thy dear and to be merciful to them that

Son; Mercifully look upon the truly repent ; Save and deliver

same, and at this time so guide us, we humbly beseech thee, and govern the minds of thy from the hands of our enemies

i abate their pride, asswage their

servants, the Bishops and Pastors

of thy flock, that they may lay malice, and confound their de

hands suddenly on no man, but vices; that we, being armed with

faithfully and wisely make choice thy defence, may be preserved

of fit persons to serve in the evermore from all perils, to

sacred Ministry of thy Church. glorify thee, who art the only And to those which shall be giver of all victory, through the

ordained to any holy function, merits of thy only Son Jesus give thy grace and heavenly beChrist our Lord. Amen.

nediction, that both by their life In the time of any common Plague or

and doctrine they may set forth Sickness.

thy glory, and set forward the O Almighty God, who in thy | Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

salvation of all Men, through wrath didst send a plague upon thine own people in the wilderness, for their obstinate rebellion

Or this : against Moses and Aaron; and Almighty God, the giver of also, in the time of king David, | all good gifts, who of thy divine didst slay with the plague of || providence hast appointed divers Orders in thy Church; Give thy O Gop, the Creator and Pregrace, we humbly beseech thee,

server of all mankind, we humbly to all those who are to be called

beseech thee for all sorts and to any office and administration

conditions of men, that thou in the same ; and so replenish wouldest be pleased to make thy them with the truth of thy do&trine, and endue them with

ways known unto them, thy

saving health unto all Nations. innocency of life, that they may More especially we pray for the faithfully serve before thee, to the

good estate of the (a) Catholic glory of thy great Name, and the

Church; that it may be so guided benefit of thy holy Church,

and governed by thy good Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

that all who profess and call Amen.

themselves Christians may be led

into the way of truth, and hold A Prayer for the High Court of Parlia

the faith in unity of spirit, in the ment, to be read during their Session.

bond of peace, and in righteousMost gracious God, we humbly ness of life. Finally, we combeseech thee, as for this kingdom mend to thy fatherly goodness in general, so especially for the

all those who are any ways.

afHigh Court of Parliament, under Alicted or distressed in mind, our most religious and gracious body, or estate, King at this time assembled :

[* especially those for when any defire That thou wouldest be pleased to

our prayers Congregation.

the Prayers of the direct and prosper all their con- are desired;] that sultations, to the advancement of

it may please thee to comfort and thy glory, the good of thy relieve them according to their Church, the safety, honour, and several necessities, giving them welfare of our Sovereign and his patience under their sufferings, dominions; that all things may and a happy issue out of all their be so ordered and settled by their afflictions : And this we beg for endeavours, upon the best and Jesus Christ his sake. Amen. surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice,

A Prager that may be said after any of the religion and piety, may be esta

former. blished among us for all generations. These and all other ne.

O God, whose nature and processaries, for them, for us, and perty is ever to have mercy and thy whole Church, we humbly to forgive, receive our humble beg in the Name and Mediation petitions; and though we be tied of Jesus Christ our most blessed and bound with the chain of our Lord and Saviour. Amen. sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy

great mercy loose us, for the ho A Colleå or Prayer for all conditions of

nour of Jesus Christ our MediaMen, to be used at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said. tor and Advocate. Amen.

• This to be said

.. (a) “ Catholic Church,” that is, the Christian Church, the whole body of Christians throughout the world,

THANKSGIVING S.

A general Thanksgiving. and to refresh it when it was dry, ALMIGHTY God, Father of all to the great comfort of us thy mercies, we thine unworthy ser- unworthy servants, and to the vants do give thee most 'hum- | glory of thy holy Name, through ble and hearty thanks for all thy mercies in Jesus Christ our thy goodness and loving-kind- Lord. Amen. ness to us and to all men, * This to be said [*particularly to those

For fair Weather when any that

who desire now to O LORD God, who hast justly have been prayed for desire to re: offer up their praises humbled us by thy late plague of turn praise.

and thanksgivings for immoderate rain and waters, and thy late mercies vouchsafed unto in thy mercy hast relieved and them.] We bless thee for our comforted our souls by this seacreation, preservation, and all the sonable and blessed change of blessings of this life; but above weather ; We praise and glorify all, for thine inestimable love in thy holy Name for this thy mercy, the redemption of the world by and will always declare thy lovour Lord Jesus Christ; for the ing-kindness from generation to means of

grace, and for the hope generation, through Jesus Christ of glory. And we beseech thee, our Lord. Amen. give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be

For Plenty. unfeignedly thankful; and that most merciful Father, who we may shew forth thy praise,

of thy gracious goodness hast not only with our lips, but in our heard the devout prayers of thy lives; by giving up ourselves to

Church, and turned our dearth thy service, and by walking be- and scarcity into cheapness and fore thee in holiness and righte- || plenty; We give thee humble ousness all our days, through thanks for this thy special bounty; Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom beseeching thee to continue thy with thee and the Holy Ghost be loving-kindness unto us, that all honour and glory, world with- our land may yield us her fruits out end. Amen.

of increase, to thy glory and our

comfort, through Jesus Christ our For Rain.

Lord. Amen. O God our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence For Peace and Deliverance from our dost cause the former and the

Enemies. latter rain to descend upon the O ALMIGHTY God, who art a earth, that it may bring forth strong tower of defence unto thy fruit for the use of man ; We servants against the face of their give thee humble thanks that it enemies; We yield thee praise hath pleased thee, in our great and thanksgiving for our delivernecessity, to send us at the last a ance from those great and appajoyful rain upon thine inheritance, rent dangers wherewith we were

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