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Minister. O Lord, deal not with us after

our sins.

Answer. Neither reward us after our iniquities.

Let us pray.

O GOD, merciful Father, that despisest not

the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful ; Mercifully assist our prayers that 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 evil men worketh against us, may be brought to nought; and by the providence of thy goodness they may be dispersed; 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 honour. From all enemies defend us, O God.

Graciously look upon our afflictions. Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts.

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people. Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.

. O Lord, have mercy upon us. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us.

Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Minister. O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us. Answer. As we do put our trust in thee.

Now unto the King eternal : immortal, invisible : the only wise God: Answer. Be honour and glory for ever and



Let us pray.


E humbly beseech thee, O Father, mer

cifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy Name save us from 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 honour and glory; through our only mediator, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer from one by St. Chrysostom.

grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and hast promised that where thou dost record thy Name, there thou wilt come unto thy people and bless them: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting them in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and

, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.

Here endeth the LITANY.



To be used before the two final Prayers of the Litany, or of Morning and Evening Prayer : on the occasions calling for them.


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1. For Rain. GOD, heavenly Father, who by thy Son

Jesus Christ hast promised to all them that seek thy kingdom, 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 honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

II. For fair Weather. O ALMIGHTY Lord God, clouds and

darkness are round about thee, yet righteousness and judgement are the habitation of thy throne. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. Thou makest the storm a calm ; thou art mightier than the noise of many waters. We humbly beseech thee that thou wilt send us such weather, as that we may receive the fruits of the earth in due season, and learn our entire dependence upon thee, and for thy great goodness give thee praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

III. In the time of Dearth and Famine. O

GOD, heavenly Father, whose gift it is

that the rain doth fall, the earth is fruitful, beasts increase, and fishes do multiply; behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy. people; and grant that the scarcity and dearth which we do now suffer, may through thy goodness be turned into cheapness and plenty; increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction; and grant that we receiving thy bountiful liberality, may use the same to thy glory, the relief of those that are needy, and our own comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

IV. In the time of War and Tumults. O

Governour of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to them that truly repent; Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies; incline them and us to seek peace and ensue it; preserve us from all inordinate ambition ; engaged in a righteous cause may we be protected by thy Providence from all perils; and evermore glorify thee, who art the judge of all the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. v. In the time of any common Plague or

Sickness. O

ALMIGHTY God, have pity upon us,

weak and sinful, and turn away from us this great sickness and mortality with which we are now visited; as thou didst in ancient times command the destroying angel to cease, and didst say to him, “ Stay now thine hand.” Open thou our eyes to our neglect and ignorance; make us better to know, and better to obey those wise laws, by which thou hast ordained our bodily frames to be governed. Fill us with compassion for the sufferers, and if it be thy will that we must fall and die, may we die in hope of a glorious resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. vi. To be said for those who are to be admitted

into the Office of the Christian Ministry.

gifts, who of thy divine providence dost raise up a succession of men to minister in thy Church; give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all who are called to this high duty; 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 edification of the people and to the glory of thy great name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. VII. | A Prayer that may be said after any

of the former. O GOD,

whose mature and property is ever our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us ; and enable us to rejoice in thee with joy unspeakable and full of glory, through Jesus Christ our Mediator Amen.

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