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Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. name, make bis praise to be glorious THOU, O Lord, who stillest the Say unto God, O bow wonderful art

raging of the sea, hear, hear us, tbou in thy works; through the greatand save us, that we perish not

ness of thy power shall thine enemies be O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy

found liars unto thee disciples ready to perish in a storm;

For all the world shall worship thee hear us, and save us, we beseech thee. sing of thee, and praise thy name Lord, have mercy upon us.

O come bither, and behold the works of Christ, have mercy upon us.

God; how wonderfui he is in his doinga Lord, have mercy upon us.

towards the children of men ! O Lord, hear us.

He ruleth with his power for ever : his O Christ, hear us.

eyes behold the people; and such as will God the Father, God the Son, God the not believe, shall not be able to exalt Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save

themselves us now and evermore.

Amen.

O praise our God, ye people ; and make OUR Father, who art in fleaven, Hal- the "oice of his praise to be heard ;

Who holdeth our soul in life; and sufcome, Thy Will be done on Earth, as it fereth not our teet to slip. is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily

For thou, O God, Irast proved us ; thou bread : And forgive us our trespasses, as

also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. we forgive those who trespass against us:

Thou broughtest us into the snare ; and And lead us not into temptation : But laidest trouble upon our loins. deliver us from evil. Amen

I will go into thine house with burnt. 7 When there shall be imminent danger, offerings; and will pay thee my vows

as many as can be spared from neces- which I promised with my lips, and sary service in the ship shall be culled spake with my mouth, when I was is together, and make an humble Confes. trouble eion of their sins to God: in which ene. O come hither, and hearken, all ye that ry one ought seriously to reflect upon fear God; and I will tell you what be those particular sins, of which his con- hath done for my soul. science shall uccuse him: saying as

I called unto him with my mouth; and followeth :

gave him praises with my tongue. The Confession

'If I incline unto wickedness with mine A of

heart, the Lord will not bear me. LMIGHTY God, Father of our

Bat God hath heard me ; and consider things, Judge of all men ; we ar know. ed the voice of my prayer ledge and bewail our manifold sins and Praised be God, who hath not cast out wickedness, which we from time to time my prayer, nor turned his merey from Tnost grievously have committed, by me. thought, word, and deed, against thy Giory be to the Father, and to the Son, Divine Majesty, provoking most justly

and to the Holy Ghost; thy wrath and indignation against us As it was in the beginning is now, and We do earnestly repent, and are heartily ever shall be, world without end Amen. sorry for these our misdoings; the re. membrance of them is grievous unto us ;

Psalm 107 Confitemini Domino. the burden of them is intolerable. Have THAT mer would praise the Lord mercy upon us, have mercy upon us,

for his gladness; and declare the most merciful Father For thy Son our wonders that he doeth for the children of Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever

That they would offer unto him the hereafter serve and please thee in new. sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out ness of life, to the honour and glory of bis works with gladness thy name, through Jesus Christ our They that go down to the sea in ships; Lord. Amen

and occupy their business in great wa. 7 hen shall the Minister, if there be any in the ship, anty,

These men see the works of the Lord,

and his wonders in the deep ther, who, of his great mercy, hath For at his word, the stormy wind ari. promised forgiveness of sins to all those seth ; which lifteth up the waves thereof. who with heartv repentance and true They are carried up to the heaven, and faith tum unto him: have mercy upon down again to the deep; their soul melt. you ; pardon and deliver you from all eth away because of the trouble your sins; confirm and strengthen you They reel to and fro, and stagger like a in all goodness, and bring you to ever. drunken man; and are at their wit's end. Lasting life, through Jesus Christ our So when they cry unto the Lord in their Lord. Amen

trouble, he delivereth them out of their Thanksgiving after a Storm distress Psalm 66. Tubilate Deo.

For be maketh the storm to cease, so BE joyful in God, all ye lands; that the waves thereof are still. sing praises unto the honour of his Then are they glad, because they are at

men

ters;

Test; and so he bringeth them unto the praised : Let the redeemed of the Lord naven where they would be.

say so, whom he hath delivered from the O that men would therefore praise the merciless rage of the sea. Lord for his goodness; and declare the The Lord is gracious, and full of comwonders that he doeth for the children passion ; slow to anger, and of great of men !

mercy. That they would exalt him also in the He hath not dealt with us according to congregation of the people, and praise our sins; neither rewarded us accord. him in the seat of the elders!

ing to our iniquities. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, But as the heaver is high above the and to the Holy Ghost ,

earth; so great hath been his mercy to. As it was in the beginning, is now, and

wards us. ever shall ise, world withont end. Amen. We found trouble and heaviness: we { Collecte of Thanksgiving

were even at death's door.

The waters of the sea had well nigh 0 MOST blessed and glorious Lord

covered us; the proud waters had well God, who art of infinite goodness

nigh gone over our soul. and mercy we, thy, poor creatures, The sea roared ; and the stormy wind whom thou hast made and preservedl,

lifted holding our souls in life, and now rescu

up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to hea. ing us out of the jaws of death, humbly

ven, and then down again into the deep; present ourselves again before thy Di.

our soul melted within us, because of vine Majesty. to offer a sacrifice of

trouble. praise and thanksgiving, for wzit thou Then cried we unto thee, O Lord; and heardest us when we called in our trou.

thou didst deliver us out of our distress. ble, and didst not cast out our prayer,

Blessed be thy name, who didst not which we made before thee in our great

despise the prayer of thy servants; but distress even when we gave all for lost,

didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. our Ship. our Goods, our Lives, then

Thou didst send forth thy command didas thou mercifully look upon us, and ment; and the windy storin ceased, and wonderfully command a deliverance, for

was turned into a calm. which we now, being in safety, do give

O let us therefore praise the Lord for all praise and glory to thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

his goodness: and declare the wonders

that he hath done, and still doeth, for 1 Or this.

the children of men !

Praised be the Lord daily; even the
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God, thy merey is over all thy

Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his
works, but in special manner hath been
extended towards us, whom thou hast so He is our God, even the Gorl of whom
powerfully and wonderfully defended. cometh salvation : God is the Lord, by
Thou hast showed us terrible things, and whom we have escaped death.
wonders in the deep, that we might see Thou, Lorl, hast made us glad through
how powerful and gracious a God thou the operation of thy hands; and we will
art; how able and ready to help those triumph in thy praise.
who trust in thee Thou hast showed

Blessed be the Lord God; even the us how both winds and seas obey thy

Lord God, who only doeth wondrous cornmand; that we may learn ever from things . them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to

And blessed be the name of his Majesty do thy will We therefore bless and glo.

for ever : and let every one of us say, rify thy name, for this thy mercy, in

Amen, Amen. saving us when we were ready to perish. Glory De to the Father, and to the Son, And, we beseech thee, make us as truly

and to the Holy Ghost; sensible now of thy mercy, as we were As it was in the beginning, is now, awl then of the danger; and give us hearts ever shall be, world withoui end. Amen. always ready to express our thankfulness 1 A Psalm or Hymn of Praise and not only by words, but also by our lives, Tanksgiring after l'ictory

the Lord had not been on our side, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, now may, we say; if the Lord him this thy goodness to us; that we, whom

self had not been on our side, when me thou hast saved, may serve thee in holi. rose up against tis; ness and righteousness all the days of our They had swallowed us up quick, when life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and they were so wrathfully displeased at us. Saviour Amen.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and TA Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving deep waters of the proud had gone over

the stream had gone over our soul; the after a dangerous Tempest.

our soul.

But praised be the Lord, who hath not Lord, for he is gracious; and his given us over as a prey unto them. merey endureth for ever.

The Lord hati wrought a mighty salva Great is the Lord, and greatly to be tion for us.

benefits upon us.

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the glory

We got not this by our

own swords O Commander of all the world, in neither was it our own arm that saved us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, whose hand is power and might, which and the light of thy countenance, be- none is able to withstand; we bless and cause thou hadst a favour unto us. magnify thy great and glorious mame for

The Lord hath appeared for us; the this happy vittory, the whole glory Lord hath covered our heads, and made whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art us to stand in the day of battle

the only giver of victory And, we beThe Lord hath appeared for us ; the seech thee, give us grace to improve this Lord bath overthrown our enemies, and great mercy to thy glory, the advancedashed in pieces those that rose up ment of thy Gospel, the honour of our against us.

country, and, as much as in us lieth, to Therefore not unto us, o Lord, not the good of all mankind And, we beunto us; but unto thy name be given seech thee, give us such a sense of this

great mercy, as may engage us to a true The Lord hath done great things for us;

ihankfulness, such as may appear in our the Lord hath done great things for us, lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient for which we rejoice

walking before thee all our days, through Our help standeth in the name of the Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with Lord, who hath made heaven and earth thee, and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy

Blessed be the name of the Lord, from mercies, so in particular for this victory this time forth for evermore.

and deliverance, be all glory and honour, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, world without end. Amen. and to the Holy Ghost;

2 Cor. xiii. 14. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, worla without end. Amen. T After this Hymn may be said the Te THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God, and the fellow. Deum.

ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all Then this Collect.

evermore. Amen. At the Burial of the Dead at Sea, the office in the Common Prayer Book muy le used; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the ground, earth to earth, go say, We therefore commit his Body to the deep, be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

A FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS. When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm, 0 come let us sing. Sc shall be read the 130th Psalm, and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the Day, the Collect in the following service, O God, who sparest, 8c and al such times us the Litany is not read, he shall add the Prayer, o God, merciful Father, who despisest not, fc. And when Notice is given to the Minis- Ans. And grant us thy salvation. ter, that a Prisoner is confined for Min. Turn thy face from our sins; some great or capita! crime, he shall Ans And blot out all our iniquities. visit him: and when he cometh into the Min. Send us help from thy holy place place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, Ans. For thine indignation lieth bard knogling doon,

upon us .

Min. O Lord, hear our prayer; ties, nor the iniquities of our fore- Ans. And let the sighing of the Prisfathers; neither take thou vengeance of oners come before thee. our sins : Spare us, good Lord, spare

The Collect. thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be GRANT, we beseech thee. Almighty not angry with us for ever. Ans Spare us, good Lord.

deeds do worthily deserve to be punishus pray.

ed, by the comfort of thy grace may Lord, have mercy upon us.

mercifully be relieved ; through our Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord and Savionr Jesus Christ. Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us. O UR Father, who art in heaven. &c. O GOD, who sparest when we deserve

punishment, and in thy wrath re. Min. O Lord, show thy mercy memberest mercy; we humbly beseech upon us;

thee, of thy goottuess, to comfort and

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HUECOUT all those who are under re. yourself to the will of God. Except you proach and misery in the house of bon- repent, and believe, we can give you no dage ; correct them not in thine anger, hope of salvation. But if you do sin neither chasten them in thy sore displea-cerely repent and believe, God hath dee sure Give them a right understanding clared, though your sins be as red a. of themselves, and of thy threats and scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; promises that they may neither cast though your wickednesses have gone away their confidence in thee, nor place over your head, yet shall they not be it any where but in thee.

Relieve the

your destruction. distressed, protect the innocent, and We exhort you therefore in the name of awaken the guilty: and forasmuch as God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ thou alone bringest light out of dark- our Saviour, and as you tender your ness, and good out of evil, grant that own salvation, to take good heed of these the pains and punishments which these things in time, while the day of salvathy servants endure, through their bodily tion lasteth; for the night cometh, when confinement, may tend to setting free no man can work. While you have the their souls from the chains of sin; light, believe in the light, and walk as through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. children of the light, that you be not cast Here the Minister, as he shall see cun

into outer darkness; that you may not perient, may read the Prayer for All

knock, when the door shall be shut; and conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash

cry for mercy, when it is the time of jus. Wednesday, and the Coʻlect beginning lice. Now you are the object of God's Almighty God, the fountain of all wis. mercy, if by repentance and true faith doin, &c. or any other Prayer of the

you turn unto him: but if you neglect Liturgy, which he shall judge proper.

these things, you will be the object of Then shall the Minister exhort the

his justice and vengeance : Now you Prisoner or Prisoners after this Form,

may claim the merits of Christ ; but i

you die in your sins, his sufferings will or other like :

tend to your greater condemnation. O

beloved, consider in this your day, how Almighty God, whose never failing fearful a thing it will be to fall into the providence governeth all things both in hands of the living God, when you can heaven and earth, hath so wisely and neither fly to his mercy to protect you, mercifully ordered the course of this nor to the merits of Christ to cover you world, that his judgments are often sent in that terrible day. as fatherly corrections to us; and if with due submission and resignation to

Here the Minister shall examine him his holy will we receive the same, they

concerning his Faith, and reheurse the will work together for our good.

Articles of the Creed, Dost thou beIt is your part and duty, therefore, to lieve in God, 8c. And the prisoner

shall answer, humble yourself under the mighty hand of God to acknowledge the righteous. All this I steadfastly believe, ness of his judgments, and to endeavour,

Then shall the Minister examine wheththat, by his grace, this present visitation

er he repent him truly of kis sins, and may lead you to a sincere and hearty

be in churity with all the world, and repentance.

further admonish kim particularly con The way and means thereto is, 10 ex.

cerning the crimes wherewith he is amine your life and conversation by the

charged; and exhort him, if he have rule of God's commandments; and whereinsoever you shall perceive your

any scruples, that he would declare the same, and prepare himself

for the Holy self to have offended either by will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own

Communion, against the time that it sinfulness, and to confess yourself to

may be proper to administer it to him. Almighty God, with full purpose of

| Then, all kneeling, the Minister shalt amendment of life. And if you shall say as follows, from the 51st Psalm : perceive your offences to be such as are

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TAVE mercy upon me, O God, after not only against God, but also against thy great goodness ; according to your neighbours; then to reconcile the multitude of thy mercies, do away

mine offences restitution and satisfaction, according to yourself to them, being ready

to make

Wash me thoroughly from my wicked. the uttermost of your power, for all in- ness; and cleanse me from my sin. juries and wrongs done by you to any For I acknowledge my faults; and my Other : and being likewise ready to for. sin is ever before me give others who have offended you, as Against the only have I stoned, and you would have forgiveness of your of done this evil in thy sight; that thou fences at God's hand. And to this true mightest be justified

thy saying, and repentance and change of mind you must clear when thou art judged add a lively and steadfast faith, and de.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness pendence upon the merits of the death of

and in sin hath my mother conceived me. Christ, with an entire resignation of But lo, thou requirest truth in the income.

Spirit

ward parts; and shalt make me to un- to suffer death in such & manner, that derstand wisdom secretly.

others, wamed by your example, may be 'Thou shall purge me with hyssop, and the more afraid to offend ; and we pray I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, God, that you may make such use of and I shall be whiter than snow.

your punishments in this world, that Thou shalt make me hear of joy and your soul may be saved in the world to gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Wherefore we come to you in the bow. Turn thy face from my sins; and put els of compassion; and, being desirous out all my misdeeds.

that you should avoid presumption on Make me a clean heart, O God; and the one hand, and despair on the other, renew a right spirit within me.

shall plainly lay before you the wretch. Cast me not away from thy presence, edness of your condita

and declare and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. how far you ought to depend on the

o give me the comfort of thy help mercies of God, and the Rierits of wr again ; and stablish me with thy free Saviour. Consider then seriously with

yourself, in all appearance the time of Then shall I teach thy ways unto the your dissolution draweth near; your wicked; and sinners shall be converted sins have laid fast hold upon you : you unto thee.

are soon to be removed from among men Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, () by a violent death; and you shall fade God, thou that art the God of my away suddenly like the grass, which in health ; and my longue shall sing of thy the morning is green and groweth up, righteousness.

but in the evening is cut down, dried up, Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord; and and withered. After you have thus fin. my mouth shall show thy praise.

ished the course of a sinful and misera. For thou desirest no sacrifice, else ble life, you shall appear before the would I give it thee; but thou delight Judge of all flesh ; who, as he pronounest not in burnt-offerings

ces blessings on the righteous, shall like. The sacrifice of God is a troubled Spir. wise say, with a terrible voice of most it; a broken and contrite heart, O God, just judgment, to the wicked, Go, yo shalt thou not despise

accursed, into the fire everlasting, pre. Then the Minister shall say,

pared for the devil and his angels Let us pray

Your sins have brought you too near LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully

this dreadful sentence: it is therefore 0 hear our prayers, and spare all

your part and duty, my brother, humblı those who confess their sins unto thee;

to confess and bewail your great and that they, whose consciences by sin a ne

manifol- offenc i and to repent you accused, by thy merciful pardon may be

truly of your sins, as you tender lie absolved, through Christ our Lord

eternal salvation of your soul. Amen.

Be not deceived with a vain and pre:

sumptuous expectauon of God's favour, and power finite; look down with

nor say within yourself. Peace, Peace, pity and compasston upon the sufferings

where there is no peace ; for there is no of this thy serinnt, and whether thou

peace, saith my God, to the wicked. visitest for trial of his patience, or pun

God is not mocked; he is of purer eyes ishment of his offences, enable him by

than to behold iniquity; and without thy grace cheerfully to submit himself

to

holiness no man shall see the Lord. On thy holy will and pleasure. Go not far

the other hand, despair not of God's from those, O Lord, whom thou hast

mercy, though trouble is on every side; laid in a plare of darkness, and in the

for God shutteth not up his mercies for deep; and forasmuch as thou hast not

Ver in displeasure : But if we confess cut him off suddenly, but chastenest him

our sins, he is faithful and just to for. as a father ; graut that he, duly consid

give us our sins, and to cleanse us from exing thy great mercies, may be unfeign- unrighteousness. Do not either way edly thankful, and turn unto thee with

abuse the goodness of God, who calleth true repentance and sincerity of heart, us mercifully to amendment, and of his thm'gh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. endless pily promiseth us forgiveness of | Prayers for Persons under Sentence

that which is most, if with a perfect and

true heart we return unto him of Death.

Since therefore you are soon to pass When a Criminal is under Sentence of Death, the Minister shall proceed, im

into an enuless and unchangeable state, mediately after the Collect, O God,

your future happiness or misery de pendis

the few moments which are who sparest, $c to ea hort him after this Form, or other ike:

left you'; I require you strictly to ex. amine yourself, and your estate

both to.

wards God and towards man, and let no Almighty God, in his justice, to worldly consideration hinder you from bring you under the sentence and con. making a true and full confession of your demnation of the law : You are shortly sins, and giving all the satisfaction which

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