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f In Time of Dearth and Famine. both by their life and doctrine GOD,heavenly Father, whose they may show forth thy glory, all men, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and the earth bring forth her increase; behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy people; increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction; and grant that the scarcity and dearth which we now most justly suffer for our sins, may, through thy goodness, be mercifully turned into plenty, for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

In Time of War and Tumults.

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preme 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 humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies; that we, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory, through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For those who are to be admitted into Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the stated times of Ordi

ration.

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 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. 1 In Time of great Sickness and Mortality.

O
ALMIGHTY God, the Lord
of life and death, of sickness
and health; regard our supplica-
tions, we humbly beseech thee;
and, as thou hast thought fit to
visit us for our sins with great
sickness and mortality, in the
midst of thy judgment, O Lord,
remember mercy.
Have pity
upon us miserable sinners, and
withdraw from us the grievous
sickness with which we are af-
flicted. May this thy fatherly cor-
rection have its due influence up

heaven

ly Father, who hast purchas- how frail and uncertain our life ed to thyself an universal Church, is; that we may apply our hearts by the precious blood of thy dear unto that heavenly wisdom, Son; mercifully look upon the which in the end will bring us to same, and at this time so guide everlasting life, through Jesus and govern the minds of thy ser- Christ our Lord. Amen. vants, the Bishops and Pastors of

For a Sick Person.

thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons, to serve in the sacred ministryof thy Church. And, to those who shall be ordained to any holy function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction; that

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FATHER of mercies, and

God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy sick servant, for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort hèm

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For a Person under Affliction.

with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of MERCIFUL God, and hea the enemy; give venly Father,who hast taught der his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou time, restore him to health, and dost not willingly afflict or grieve enable him to lead the residue of the children of men; look with his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: Or else give him grace so to take thy visitation, that, after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

For a Sick Child.

and merciful

pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant, for whom our prayers are desired. In thy wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit him with trouble, and to bring distress upon him. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fatherly correction to him; endue

under his Father,to whom alonebelong affliction, and with resignation to the issues of life and death; look thy blessed will; comfort him down from heaven, we humbly with a sense of thy goodness; lift beseech thee, with the eyes of up thy countenance upon him, mercy, upon the sick child for and give him peace, through Jesus whom our prayers are desired. Christ our Lord. Amen. 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

For Malefactors, after Condemnation.

Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of
Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of
Mercies," &c. may be used.

Put earth, he may live to thee, and Omul God, we earnestly be MOST gracious be an instrument of thy glory, by seech thee to have pity and comserving thee faithfully, and doing passion upon those persons recomgood in his generation: Or else re-mended to our prayers, who now ceive him into those heavenly hab- lie under the sentence of the law, itations, where the souls of those and are appointed to die. Visit who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy them, O Lord, with thy mercy and perpetual rest and felicity, Grant salvation; convince them of the this,O Lord,for the love of thy Son, miserable condition they are in, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. by their sins and wickedness; and ¶ Foi a Person, or Persons going to Sea. let thy powerful grace produce ETERNAL God, who alone in them such a godly sorrow, and spreadest out the heavens, sincere repentance, as thou wilt and rulest the raging of the sea; be pleased to accept. Give we commend to thy Almighty them a strong and lively faith in protection, thy servant, for whose thy Son our blessed Saviour, and preservation on the great deep our make it effectual to the salvation prayers are desired. Guard him, of their souls. O Lord, in judgwe beseech thee, from the dan- ment remember mercy; and gers of the sea, from sickness, whatever sufferings they are to from the violence of enemies, and from every evil to which he may be exposed. Conduct him in safety to the haven where he would be, with a grateful sense of thy mercies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

endure in this world, yet deliver them, O God, from the bitter pains of eternal death. Pardon their sins, and save their souls, for the sake and merits of thy dear Son, our blessed Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

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THANKSGIVINGS.

5 The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth; to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall

¶ For Plenty.

MOST merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast

have desired to return Thanks to Al-heard the devout prayers of thy mighty God for her safe deliverance.

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 desires 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 according 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.

Church,and turned our dearth and
humble thanks for this thy special
scarcity into
bounty; beseeching thee to con-
tinue thy loving kindness unto us,
that our land may yield us her
fruits of increase, to thy glory and
our comfort, through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

For Peace, and Deliverance from our

Enemies.

ALMIGHTY God, who art a to thy servants against the face of strong tower of defence untheir enemies; we yield thee praise and thanksgiving, for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers wherewith we

acknow

who by thy gracious provi- ledge it thy goodness that we dence dost cause the former and were not delivered over as a prey the latter rain to descend upon the unto them, beseeching thee still earth, that it may bring forth fruit to continue such thy mercies tofor the use of man; we give thee wards us, that all the world may humble thanks that it hath pleas-know that thou art our Saviour ed thee, in our great necessity, to and mighty Deliverer, through send us at the last, a joyful rain Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. upon thine inheritance, and to For Restoring Public Peace at Home. refresh it when it was dry, to the Father, who alone makest our heavengreat comfort of us thy unworthy ly servants, and to the glory of thy men to be of one mind in a house, holy name, through thy mercies and stillest the outrage of a vioin Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. lent and unruly people; we bless thy holy name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the seditious hast which have been humbled us by thy late visita- raised up amongst us; most humtion of us with immoderate rain bly beseeching thee to grant to all and waters, and in thy mercy hast of us grace, that we may hencerelieved and comforted our souls forth obediently walk in thy holy by this seasonable and blessed commandments; and, leading a change of weather; we praise and quiet and peaceable life in all godglorify thy holy name, for this thy liness and honesty, may continumercy, and will always declare ally offer unto thee our sacrifice thy loving kindness from genera- of praise and thanksgiving for tion to generation, through Jesus these thy mercies towards us, Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

For Fair Weather.

For Deliverance from great Sickness | O Lord, and full of compassion to the children of men.

and Mortality.

May his ed us for our sins, and con- sense of thy merciful goodness, sumed us for our transgressions, and may he devote the residue of by thy late heavy and dreadful his days to an humble, holy, and visitation; and now, in the midst of obedient walking before thee, Judgment remembering mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. hast redeemed our souls from the Amen. 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 Tesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a safe Return from Sea.

MOST OST gracious Lord, whose mercy is overall thy works; we praise thy holy name, that thou hast been pleased to conduct in safety, through the perils of the great deep, this thy servant, For a Recovery from Sickness. who now desireth to return his GOD, who art the giver of thanks unto thee, in thy holy life, of health, and of safety; Church: May he be duly sensible we bless thy name, that thou hast of thy merciful providence tobeen pleased to deliver from his wards him, and ever express his bodily sickness this thy servant, thankfulness by a holy trust in who now desireth to return thanks thee, and obedience to thy laws, unto thee, in the presence of all through Jesus Christ our Lord. thy people. Gracious art thou,Amen.

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THE

COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,

To be used throughout the Year.

The first Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

T This Collect is to be repeated every
Day, with the other Collects in Advent,
until Christmas-day.

The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.

WE

to

LMIGHTY God, give us away La grace that we may cast aur Owno man anything, but t upon us the armour of light, now loveth another hath fulfilled the in the time of this mortal life, in law. For this, Thou shalt not which thy Son Jesus Christ came commit adultery, Thou shalt not to visit us in great humility; that kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou in the last day, when he shall shalt not bear false witness, Thou come again in his glorious Ma- shalt not covet; and if there be jesty to judge both the quick and any other commandment, it is dead, we may rise to the life im- briefly comprehended in this saymortal, through him who livething, namely, Thou shalt love thy and reigneth with thee and the neighbour as thyself. Love workHoly Ghost, now and ever. eth no ill to his neighbour; there. Amen. fore love is the fulfilling of the

law. And that, knowing the time, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nathat now it is high time to awake zareth of Galilee. And Jesus out of sleep; for now is our sal- went into the temple of God, and vation nearer than when we be- cast out all them that sold and lieved. The night is far spent, bought in the temple, and overthe day is at hand; let us there threw the tables of the moneyfore cast off the works of dark-changers, and the seats of them ness, and let us put on the armour that sold doves, and said unto of light. Let us walk honestly, them, It is written, My house shall as in the day; not in rioting and be called the house of prayer; but drunkenness, not in chambering ye have made it a den of thieves. and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the

thereof. The Gospel.

St. Matt. xxi. 1.
HEN they drew nigh unto

The second Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

BLESSED Lord, who hast

Scriptures to be written for our learning; grant mark, learn, that we may in such wise hear

The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. WHATSOEVER things were

written were

W to Bethphage, unto the mount of wardly digest them, that by paOlives, then sent Jesus two disci-tience, and comfort of thy holy ples, saying unto them, Go into Word, we may embrace, and ever the village over against you, and hold fast the blessed hope of straightway ye shall find an ass everlasting life, which thou_hast tied, and a colt with her: loose given us in our Saviour Jesus them, and bring them unto me. Christ. Amen. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath them; straightway he will send them. All this was written for our learning; that we, done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they sat him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said,

through patience, and comfort of the Scriptures, might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like mindedone towards another, according to Christ Jesus; That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision, for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name: And again he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with his people: And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. And

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