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those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Then the minister shall say one or both of the following prayers, at
his discretion, ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of those who depart þence in the Lord; and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burthen of the flesh, are in joy and felicity ; we give thee hearty thanks, for the good examples of all those thy servants who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labours. And we beseech thee, that we, with all those who are departed in the true faith of thy holy name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and ever. Jasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life : in whom whosoever believeth, shall live though he die ; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally ; who also hath taught us by his holy apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him ; we humbly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him ; and that at the general resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world : Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. Tue grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
THE THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD BIRTH,
This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the
discretion of the minister. [ The woman, at the usual time afer her delivery, shall come into the
church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some con, venient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direet : And then the priest shall say unto her,
FORASMUC# as it hath pleased Almighty God, of his goodness, te give you safe deliverance, and to preserve you in the great danger of child birth ; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God and say
Then shall the minister say the following Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm.
Dilexi, quoniam. I
Am well pleased that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer;
That he hath inclined his ear unto me : Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the Lord ; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous ; yea, our God is merciful.
What reward shall I give unto the Lord, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me ?
I will receive the cup of salvation ; and call upon the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 1 Then shall the minister say the Lord's Prayer, with what follows :
But the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the
Morning or Evening Prayer. Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name ; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us ; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Minist. O Lord, save this woman thy seryant ;
Minist. Let us pray. 0
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 desires now to offer her praises and thanksgiving 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.
The woman that cometh 10 give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the minister and the churchwardens to the relief of distressed women in child bed : And if there be a communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy communion.
FORMS OF PRAYER, TO BE USED AT SEA.
The Morning and Evening service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the book of Common Prayer.
These two following Prayers may be also used in ships of war. 0 ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea ; wno hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end ; be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us thy servants, and the fleet (or ship) in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security of such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions ; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietvess serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect. Direct us, O Lord in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with tiny continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name ; and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers to be used in storms at sea. () most powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help : Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word and to obey thy commandments: But now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder ; the great God to be feared above all ; and therefore we adore thy divine majesty,'acknowledg. ing thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us, for thy mercies' sake in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amers,
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most glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in heaven but beholdest all things below ; look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is now ready to swallow us up : Save, Lord or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea, against any enemy. O nost powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things ; thou sittest in the throne judging right: And therefore we make our address to thy divine majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength ; O Lord, and come and help us ; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. 0 let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance ; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. . Short Prayers for single persons, that cannot meet to join in prayer with others, by reason of the fight or storm,
General Prayers. Lord, be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercies’ sake.
Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things : 0 deliver us for thy name's sake.
Thou art the great God to be feared above all : O save us, that we may praise thee.
Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. Thou, O Lord art just and powerful : O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.
O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee :
() suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy name's sake.
Short Prayers in respect of a storm. Thou, O Lord, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish not.
O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm ; hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us, now and evermore. Amen. OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name ; Thy kingdom come ; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen. & When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be shared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble confession of their sins to God : in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him ; saying as followeth :
The Confession. Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men ; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burthen of themis intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father: For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past ; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the minister, if there be any in the ship, say: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him ; have mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver you from all your sins : confirin and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.