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We beseech thee to hear us, good before thee in all our troubles and Lord. adversities, whensoever they op. That it may please thee to give press us; and graciously hear us, us true repentance, to forgive us that those evils which the craft and all our sins, negligences, and ig-subtilty of the devil or man worketh norances, and to endue us with against us, may, by thy good prothe grace of thy Holy Spirit, to vidence, be brought to nought; that amend our lives according to thy wc, thy servants, being hurt by no Holy Word; persecutions, may evermore give We beseech thee to hear us, good thanks unto thee in thy holy Lord. Church, through Jesus Christ our
Son of God, we beseech thee to Lord. hear us.
O Lord, arise, help us, and de
Son of God, we beseech thee to liver us, for thy name's sake.
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world;
Grant us thy peace.
O Lamb of God, who takest away old time before them. the sins of the world; Have mercy upon us.
The Minister may, at his discretion, omit all that follows, to the Prayer, "We humbly beseech thee, O Father,' &c.
[O Christ, hear us.
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
Min, O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins.
Ans. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.
T Let us pray.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thine honour.
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 end. Amen.
From our enemics defend us, O Christ.
Graciously look upon our afflic tions.
With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts."
Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.
Favourably with mercy hear our
Son of David, have mercy upor
Both now and ever, vouchsafe to
OUR Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy us. Kingdom come; Thy Will e done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give hear us, O Christ. s 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.
Graciously hear us, O Christ, graciously hear us, O Lord Christ, Min. O Lord, let thy mercy be showed upon us; Ans. As we thee.]
do put our trust in
T Let us pray.
WE humby beseech thee, O Fa ther, mercifully to look upon our infirmitics; and, for the glory GOD, merciful Father, who of thy name, turn from us all those despisest not the sighing of evils that we most justly have de a contrite heart, nor the desire of served; and grant that, in all our such as are sorrowful; mercifully troubles, we may put our whole assist our prayers which we make trust and confidence in thy mercy;
ana evermore serve thee in holiness righteousness all our days, through they and pureness of living, to thy ho- Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, nour and glory, through our only with thee and the Holy Ghost, be Mediator and Advocate, Jesus all honour and glory, world with Christ our Lord. Amen. out end. Amen.
A General Thanksgiving.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all ALMIGHTY God, who hast
thine unworthy given us grace at this time, servants, do give thee most humble with one accord to make our comand hearty thanks for all thy good-mon supplications unto thee; and ness and loving-kindness to us, and dost promise that when two or three to all men. We bless thee for our are gathered together in thy name, creation, preservation, and all the thou wilt grant their requests; fulblessings of this life; but, above fil now, O Lord, the desires and peall, for thine inestimable love in the titions of thy servants, as may be redemption of the world by our most expedient for them; granting Lord Jesus Christ; for the means us in this world knowledge of thy of grace, and for the hope of glory. truth, and in the world to come life And, we beseech thee, give us that everlasting. Amen. due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show THE grace of our Lord Jesus forth thy praise, not only with our Christ, and the love of God, lips, but in our lives; by giving up and the fellowship of the Holy ourselves to thy service, and by Ghost, be with us all evermore. walking before thee in holiness and Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
To be used before the two final Frayers of Morning and Evening Service.
A Prayer for Congress, to be used tice, religion and piety, may be during their Session. established among us for all gene MOST gracious God, we humbly rations. These, and all other ne beseech thee, as for the Peo-cessaries for them, for us, and thy ple of these United States in gene- whole Church, we humbly beg in ral, so especially for their Senate the name and mediation of Jesus and Representatives in Congress Christ, our most blessed Lord and assembled; that thou wouldest be Saviour. Amen.
T For Rain.
pleased to direct and prosper all
that we may receive the fruits of ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly the our comfort, and to thy hast purchased to t honour, through Jesus Christ our thyself an universal Church, by the Lord. Amen. precious blood of thy dear Son; For Fair Weather. mercifully look upon the same, and LMIGHTY and most merciful at this time so guide and govern Father, we humbly beseech the minds of thy servants, the Bi thee, of thy great goodness, to re-shops and Pastors of thy flock, that strain those immoderate rains, they may lay hands suddenly on no wherewith, for our sins, thou hast man, but faithfully and wisely make afflicted us: And we pray thee to choice of fit persons, to serve in the send us such seasonable weather, sacred ministry of thy Church. that the earth may, in due time, And, to those who shall be ordair yield her increase, for our use and ed to any holy function, give thy benefit; and give us grace, that grace and heavenly benediction; we may learn, by thy punishments, that both by their life and doctrine to amend our lives, and for thy they may show forth thy glory, and clemency to give thee thanks and set forward the salvation of all men, praise, through Jesus Christ our through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord. Amen. Amen.
T In Time of great Sickness and Mor tality.
In time of Dearth and Famine.
¶ Or this.
GOD, heavenly Father, whose AL LMIGHTY God, the giver of gift it is that the rain doth fall, all good gifts, who of thy di and the earth bring forth her in-vine providence last appointed di erease; behold, we beseech thee, vers orders in thy Church; give the afflictions of thy people; in-thy grace, we humbly beseech crease the fruits of the earth by thy thee, to all those who are to be heavenly benediction; and grant called to any office and administrathat the scarcity and dearth which tion in the same; and so replenish we now most justly suffer for our them with the truth of thy doctrine, sins, may, through thy goodness, be and endue them with innocency of mercifully turned into plenty, for life, that they may faithfully serve the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; before thee, to the glory of thy to whom, with thee and the Holy great name, and the benefit of thy Ghost, be all honour and glory, holy Church, through Jesus Christ now and for ever. Amen. our Lord. Amen.
In time of War and Tumults.
ALMIGHTY God, the Lord of life and death, of sickness health; regard our supplica
ALMIGHTY God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly and to punish sinners, and to be mercí-tions, we humbly beseech thes; ful to those who truly repent; save and, as thou hast thought fit to and deliver us, we humbly beseech visit us for our sins with great sickthee, from the hands of our ene-ness and mortality, in the midst of mies; that we, being armed with thy judgment, O Lord, remember thy defence, may be preserved mercy. Have pity upon us miser. evermore from all perils, to glorify able sinners, and withdraw from thee, who art the only giver of all us the grievous sickness with which victory, through the merits of thy we are afflicted. May this thy fa Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.. Amen. therly correction have its due in
For those who are to be admitted fluence upon us, by leading us to
which in the end will bring us to tion, thy servant, for whose preser-
T For a Sick Person.
time so guide and grey FATHER of mercies, and lence of enemies, and from every
God of all comfort, our only evil to which he may be exposed.
Ends of thy servants,
and Pastors of thy dock help in time of need; look down Conduct him in safety to the ha
from heaven, we humbly beseech ven where he would be, with a thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy grateful sense sick servant, for whom our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. of thy mercies, are desired. Look upon him with Amen. the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of and heavenly benedict the enemy; give him patience un-!
MIGHTY God, our head ther, who hast purche an universal Church, us blood of thy dear S Tully look upon the same û
ay lay hands suddenly ut faithfully and wisely to serve of fit persons ministry of thy Ch O those who shall be ord any holy function, give
For a Person under Affliction.
MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught
th by their life and der his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou av show forth thy time, restore him to health, and en- dost not willingly afflict or grieve ard the salvation of all able him to lead the residue of his the children of men; look with
Jesus Christ our
life in thy fear, and to thy glory: pity, we beseech thee, upon the Or else give him grace so to take sorrows of thy servant, for whom thy visitation, that, after this pain- our prayers are desired. In thy ful life ended, he may dwell with wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit
¶ Or this IGHTY God, the giver
good gifts, who of tri thee in life everlasting, through Je-him with trouble, and to bring disOvidence hast appoints Christ our Lord. Amen.
T For a Sick Child.
ders in thy Church; ace, we humbly be all those who are any office and admin he same;
tress upon him, Remember him, O Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa therly correction to him; endue his ALMIGHTY God, and merciful soul with patience under his afflic Father, to whom alone belong tion, and with resignation to thy the issues of life and death; look blessed will; comfort him with a down from heaven, we humbly sense of thy goodness; lift up thy beseech thee, with the eyes of countenance upon him, and give mercy, upon the sick child for him peace, rough Jesus Christ. whom our prayers are desired our Lord. Amen. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good
and so revie tn the truth of thy doct ue them with innocens t they may faithfully thee, to the glory me, and the benefit
urch, through Jesus Cappointed time, from his bodily
pain, and visit him with thy salva-
ne of great Sickness a pleasure to prolong his days here
For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning, "O Father of Mercies," &c. may be used.
on earth, he may live to thee, and
God, we earnestly beseech thee
MIGHTY God, the be an instrument of thy glory, by MOST gracious and merciful life and death, of serving thee faithfully, and doing to have pity and compassion upon Ith; regard our good in his generation: Or else re- those persons recommended to our e humbly beseech ceive him into those heavenly habithou hast thought ations, where the souls of those prayers, who now lie under the sen Imortality, in the miserpetual rest and felicity. Grant thy mercy and salvation; convince or our sins with great who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy to die. Visit them, O Lord, with
tence of the law, and are appointed
this, O Lord, for the love of thy them of the miserable condition hey
ment, O Lord, remont Have pity upon us ners, and withdraw men. ievous sickness with fflicted. May this t orrection have its du upon us, by leading how frail and unce that we may app is; to that heavenly
their souls. O Lord, in judgment death. Pardon their sins, and save remember mercy; and whatever their souls, for the sake and merits sufferings they are to endure in this of thy dear Son, our blessed Sa world, yet deliver them, O God, viour and Redeemer. Amen. from the bitter pains of eternal/
The Thanksgiving of Women after
1 For Plenty.
Child birth; to be said when any Wo MOST merciful Father, who man, being present in Church, shali have desired to return Thanks to Al-heard the devout prayers of thy of thy gracious goodness hast 2 mighty God for her safe deliverance. Church, and turned our dearth and we thee thee humble thanks, for that humble thanks for this thy special thou hast been graciously pleased bounty; beseeching thee to con to preserve, through the great pain tinue thy loving kindness unto us, and peril of Child-birth, this wo- that our land may yield us her man, thy servant, who desires now fruits of increase, to thy glory and to offer her praises and thanksgiv- our comfort, through Jesus Christ ings unto thee. Grant, we beseech our Lord. Amen. thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according
For Peace, and Deliverance from our
who by thy gracious provi-ed; we acknowledge it thy good dence dost cause the former and the ness that we were not delivered latter rain to descend upon the over as a prey unto them, beseech earth, that it may bring forth fruit ing thee still to continue such thy for the use of man; we give thee mercies towards us, that all the hunible thanks that it hath pleased world may know that thou art our thee, in our great necessity, to send Saviour and mighty Deliverer, us at the last, a joyful rain upon through Jesus Christ our Lord. thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great com-T fort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy name, through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Restoring Public Peace at Home
ALMIGHTY God, who arts. strong tower of defence unte also may be partaker of everlasting thy servants against the face of their glory in the life to come, through enemies; we yield thee praise and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. thanksgiving, for our deliverance from those great and apparent dan
¶ For Rain.
For Fair Weather.
ETERNAL God, our heaven ly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent LORD God, who hast justly and unruly people; we bless thy humbled us by thy late visita-holy name, that it hath pleased thee tion of us with immoderate rain to appease the seditious tumults and waters, and in thy mercy hast which have been lately raised up relieved and comforted our souls amongst us; most humbly beseech. by this seasonable and blessed ing thee to grant to all of us grace, change of weather; we praise and that we may henceforth obediently glorify thy holy name, for this thy walk in thy holy commandments; mercy, and will always declare thy and, leading a quiet and peaceable loving kindness from generation to life in all godliness and honesty, generation, through Jesus Christ may continually offer unto thee our our Lord. Amen. sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving