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mies, and from every evil to which he Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of may be exposed. Conduct him in safety Mercies," c. may be used.

o che haven where he would be, with a grateful sense of thy mercies, through. O MOST gracious and merciful God. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

U we earnestly beseech thee to have

pity and compassion upon those persons For a Person under Affliction

recommended to our prayers, who now MERCIFUL God, and heavenly lie under the sentence of the law, and

Father, who hast taught us, in thy are appointed to die. Visit them, o holy Word, that thou dost not willingly Lord, with thy mercy and salvation ; afflict or grieve the children of men ; convince them of the miserable condition look with pity, we beseech thee, upon they are in, by their sins and wickedness; the sorrows of thy servant, for whom and let thy powerful grace produce in our prayers are desired. In thy wisdom them such a godly sorrow, and sincere thou hast seen fit to visit him with trou. repentance, as thou wilt be pleased to ble, and to bring distress upon him. accept Give them a strong and lively Remember him, O Lord, in mercy; faith in thy Son, our blessed Saviour, sanctify thy fatherly correction to him ; and make it effectual to the salvation of endue kis soul with patience under his their souls. O Lord, in judgment refiction, and with resignation to thy member mercy; and whatever sufferings blessed will; comfort him with a sense they are to endure in this world, yet de. of thy goodness ; lift up thy counte liver them, O God, from the bitter pains wance upon him, and give him peaor, of eternal death. Pardor their sins, and through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. save their souls, for the sake and merits

For Malefactors, after Condemnation. I of thy dear Son, our blessed Saviour and Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of Redeemer. Amen.

THANKSGIVINGS. The Thankagiving of Women after our soul. by this scasonable and blessed Child-birth; to be said when any Wo- change of weather; we praise and glorimain, being present in Church, shall fy thy holy name, for this thy mercy, hare desired to return Thanks to Al- and will always declare thy loving kindmighty God for her safe deliverance. ness from generation to generation,

ALMIGHTY God, we give thee through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

humble thanks, for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve,

For Plenty Chrough the great pain and peril of Child. MOST merciful Father, who of the birth, this woman, thy servant, who de. gracious goodness hast heard the tires now to offer her praises and thanks. devout prayers of thy Church, and wirgivings mto thee Grant, we bescech

ed our dearth and scar ty into plenty ; thee, most merciful Father, that she,

we give thee humble thrks for this thy through thy help, may both faithfully special bounty : beseeching thee to con live and valk according to thy will in tinue thy loving kindness unto us, thet this life present, and also may be parta. our land may yield us her fruits of in. ker of everlasting glory in the life to crease, to thy glory and our comfort. come, through Jesus Christ our Lord, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. Amen

For Peace and Deliverance from our
For Rain

Enemies.
GOD, our heavenly Father, who by!
uy gracious prov. lence dost cause

o ALMIGHTY God, who art. the forner and the latter rain to de.

V strong tower of defence unto thy scend upon the earth, that it may bring

servants against the face of their enefurth fruit for the use of man; we give mies; we yield thee praise and thanks. thee humble thanks that it hath pleased giving, for our deliverance from those thee, in our great necessity, to send us great and apparent dangers wherewith at the last, a joyful rain upon thine in

we were compassed; we acknowledge is heritance, and to refresh it when it was thy goodness that we were not deliverett try, to the great comfort of us thy un. over as a prey unto them; beseeching worthy servants, and to the glory of thy

thee still to continue such thy mercies holy name, through thy mercies in Jesus

towards us, that all the world may Christ our Lord Amen

know that thou art our Saviour and For Far Weather

mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen LORD God, who hast justly hum.

bled us by thy late visitation of us, For Restoring Public Peace at Home with immoderate rain and waters, and inn ETERNAL God, our heavenly FAChy mercy hast relieved and comforted ther, who alone makest meu tu be

of one mind in a house, and stillest the For a Recorery from Sickness outrage of a violent and unruly people ;

O GOD, who art the giver of life, of we bless thy holy name, that it hath health, and of safety; we bless thy pleased thee to appease the seditious tu.

name, that thou hast been pleased to mults which have been lately raised up deliver from his bodily sickness this thy amongst us; most humbly beseeching

servant. who now desireth to return thee to grant to all of us grace, that we

thanks unto thee, in the presence of all may henceforth obediently walk in thy

thy people. Gracious art thou, O Lord, holy commandments; and, leading

and full of compassion to the children quiet and peaceable life in all godliness

of men. May his heart be duly im. and honesty, may continually offer unto

pressed with a sense of thy merciful thee our sacrifice of praise and thanks.

goodness, and may he devote the residuo giving for these thy mercies towards us,

of his days to an humble, holy, and obe through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

dient walking before thee, through Jesus For Deliverance from great Sickness Christ our Lord Amen.

and Mortality.
LORD God, who hast wounded us

1 For a safe Return from Sea. for our sins, and consumed us for M OST gracious Lord, whose mercy our transgressions, by thy late heavy W is over all thy works; we praise and dreadful visitation, and now, in the thy holy name that thou hast been pleasmidst of judgment remembering mercy, ed to conduct in safety, through the pehast redeemed our souls from the jaws rils of the great deep, this thy servant, of death; we offer unto thy fatherly who now desireth to relurn his thanks goodness ourselves, our souls and bo unto thee, in thy holy Church: May be dies, which thou hast delivered, to be a be duly sensible of thy merciful provi. living sacrifice unto thee ; always prais dence towards him, and ever express his ing and magnifying thy mercies in the thankfulness by a holy trust in thee, and midst of thy Church, through Jesus obedience to thy laws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,

To be used throughout the Year.

The first Sunday in Advent. fore love is the fulfilling of the law. And
The Collect.

that, knowing the time, that now it is ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that high time to awake out of sleep; for Al we may cast away the works of

now is our salvation nearer than when darkness, and put upon us the armour of

we believed. The night is far spent, the light, now in the time of this mortal life,

day is at hand, let us therefore cast off in which thy Son Jesus Chrin came to

the works of darkness, and let us put on visit us in great humility; that in the

the armour of light. Let us walk hon. last day, when he shall come again in estly, as in the day; not in rioling and his glorious Majesty to judge both the drunkenness, not in chambering and quick and dead, we may rise to the life wantonness, not in strife and envying. immortal, through him who liveth and

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, and make not provision for the flesh, to now and ever. Amen.

fulfil the lusts thereof.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. This Collect is to be repeated every Day with the other Collects in Advent, until

W HEN they drew nigh unto Jerus Christmas-day.

y lem, and were come to Bethphage,

unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus The Epistle. Rom. xiit 8.

two disciples, saying unto them, Go into WE no man any thing, but to love the village over against you, and straight

one another; for he that loveth way ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt another hath fulfilled the law. For this, with her: loose them, and bring them Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou unto me. And if any man say ought shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt need of them; and straightway he will not on vet; and if there be any other send them. All this was done, that it commandment, it is briefly comprehend. might be fulfilled which was spoken by ed in this saying, namely, Thou shalt the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter love thy neighbour as thyself. Love of Sion, Behold, ihy King cometh unto worketh no ill to his neighbour; there. I thee meek, and sitting tipon an ass, and

colt the foal of an ass. And the disci- abound in hope, through the power of ples went, and did as Jesus commanded the Holy Ghost. them; and brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they

The Gospel St. Luke xxi. 25. sat him thereon. And a very great mul

AND there shall be signs in the sun, titude spread their garments in the way;

and in the moon, and in the stars; others cut down branches from the trees,

and upon the earth distress of nations, and strawed them in the way. And the with perplexity; the sea and the waves pultitudes that went before, and that

roaring; men's hearts failing them for followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the

fear, and for looking after those things Son of David : blessed is he that cometh

which are coming on the earth, for the m the name of the Lord; Hosanna in

powers of heaven shall be shaken. And the highest. And when he was come

then shall they see the Son of man cominto Jerusalem, all the city was moved,

ing in a cloud with power and great saying, Who is this? And the multitude

glory. And when these things begin to taid, This is Jesus the Prophet of Naza

come to pass, then look up, and lift up reth of Galilee. And Jesus went into

your heads; for your redemption drawthe temple of God, and cast out all them

eth nigh. And he spake to them a para. that sold and bought in the temple, and

ble, Behold, the fig-tree, and all the overthrew the tables of the money-chang

trees; when they now shoot forth, yo ers, and the seats of them that sold see and know of your own selves, that doves, and said unto them, It is written, summer is now nigh at hand. Su like. My house shall be called the house of wise ye, when ye see these things come prayer; but ye have made it a den of to pass, know ye that the kingdom of thieves.

God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass

away till all be fulfilled. Heaven ann The second Sunday in Advent. earth shall pass away ; but my woru The Collect.

shall not pass away. D LESSED Lord, who hast caused D all holy Scriptures to be written for The third Sunday in Advent. our learning; grant that we may in such

The Collect. wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience,

LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy and comfort of thy holy Word, we may

first consing didst send thy mes. embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed

senger to prepare thy way before thee; hope of everlasting life, which thou hast

grant that the Ministers and Stewards given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

of thy mysteries may likewise so preAmen.

pare and make ready thy way, by turo

ing the hearts of the disobedient to the The Epistle. Rom. Ir. 4. wisdom of the just, that, at thy second W HATSOEVER things were writ-coming to judge the world, we may be

V ten aforetime, were written for found an acceptable people in thy sight, our learning; that we, through pa who livest and reignest with the Father tience, and comfort of the Scriptures, and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, might have bope. Now the God of pa. world without end. Amen. tience and consolation grant you to be

The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. I Ake minded one towards another, ac

T ET a man so account of us, as of cording to Christ Jesus: That ye may

U the Ministers of Christ, and Stew. with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus

ards of the mysteries of God. More

over, it is required in stewards, that a Christ Wherefore receive ye one ano. ther, as Christ also received us, to the

man be found faithful. But with me it

is a very small thing, that I should be glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumci.

judged of you, or of man's judgment : sion, for the truth of God, to confirm

yea, 1 judge not mine own self. For ? the promises made unto the fathers :

know nothing by myself, yet am I not And that the Gentiles might glorify God

hereby justified; but he that judgeth for his mercy; as it is written, For

me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothis cause I will confess to thee among

thing before the time, until the Lord the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name:

come, who both will bring to light the And again he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles,

hidden things of darkness, and will with his people : And again, Praise

make manifest the counsels of the hearte:

and then shall every man have praise of the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. And again Esaias saith,

God.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, N OW when John had heard in the In him shall the Gentiles trust. Now W prison the works of Christ, he the God of hope fill you with all joy sent two of his disciples, and said unto and peace in believing that yo inay I him Art thou ho that should come, or.

do we look for another ? Jesus answer. Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not ed and said unto them, Go, and show that Christ, nor Elias, neither that ProJohn again those things which ye do phet? John answered them, saying, 1 hear and see: The blind receive their baptize with water ; but there standeth sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are one among you, whom ye know not ; cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead be it is, who, coming after me, is preare raised up, and the poor have the ferred before me, whose shoe's latchet 1 gospel preached to them: And blessed am not worthy to unloose These is he whosoe T shall not be offended in things were done in Bethabara, beyond me. And as Jhey departed, Jesus be | Jordan, where John was baptizing. gan to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see ? A reed shaken with

The Vatinity of our Lord, or the Birth the wind ? But what went ye out for to

day of Christ, commonly called Christ see ? A man clothed in soft raiment ?

mas-day. Behold, they that wear soft clothing are

The Collect. in kings' houses. But what went je out for to see ? A prophet 7 yea, I say

LMIGHTY God, who hast givea unto you, and more than a prophet.

1 us thy only begotten Son to take For this is be of whom it is written,

our nature upon him, and as at this time Behold, I send my messenger before thy

to be bom of a pure Virgin ; grant that face, which shall prepare thy way be

we, being regenerate and made thy chil. fore thee.

dren by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through

the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who The fourth Sunday in Advent. liveth and reignetl. with thee Rod the The Col.ect.

same Spirit, ever one God, world with LORD, raise up, we pray thee,

out end. Amen. thy power, and come among us,

The Epistle. Heb. 1. I and with great might succour us, that whereas, through our sins and wicked I GOD, who, at sundry times, and in Dess, we are sore let and hindered in IU divers manners, spake in time past running the race that is set before us, unto the fathers by the prophets, hath thy bountiful grace and mercy may in these last days spoken unto us by his speedily help and deliver us, through Son, whom he hati appointed heir of all the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord : things, by whom also be made the to whom, with thee and the Holy worlds; who, being the brightness of Ghost, be honour and glory, world his glory, and the express image of his without end. Amen.

person, and upholding all things by the

word of his ower, when he had by The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.

himself purged our sins, sat down on DEJOICE in the Lord alway; and the right hand of the Majesty on high;

again I say, Rejoice. Let yout being made so much better tmn the an. Inoderation be known unto all men. gels, as he hath by inheritance obtained

The Lord is at hand. Be careful for a more excellent name than they. For nothing ; but in every thing by prayer unto which of the angels said he at any and supplication, with thanksgiving, let time, Thou art my Son, this day have your requests be made known unto God. 1 begotten thee? And again, I will be And the peace of God, which passeth all to him a Father, and be shall be to me a understanding, shall keep your bearts Son ? And again, when he bringeth in and minds through Christ Jesus

the first-begotten into the world, he

saith, And let all the angels of God wor. The Gospel. St. John i. 19.

ship him. And of the angels he saith, THIS is the record of John when the Who maketh his angels spirits, and his

1 Jews sent Priests and Levites from ministers a Aame of fire But unto the Jerusalem to ask himn. Who art thou ? Son he saith, Thy throne. O God, is for And he confessed, and denied not; but ever and ever ; & sceptre of righteous. confessed, I am not the Christ. Andness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. they asked him, What then ? Art thou Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated Elins ? And he saith, I am not. Art iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, thou that Prophet? And he answered, hath anointed thee with the oil of glad No. Then said they unto him, Who ness above thy fellows And, Thou. art thou ? that we may give an answer Lord, in the beginning hast laid the to them that sent us: What sayest thou foundation of the earth; and the hea of thyself ? He said, I am the voice of vens are the works of thine hands: they one crying in the wilderness, Make shall perish, but thou remainest and straight the way of the Lord, as said they all shall wax old as doth a garment; the prophet Esaias. And they which and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up were sent were of the Pharisees. And and they shall be changed; but thou art they asked him, and said unto him, I the same, and thv years shall not fail.

* The Gospel. St. John i. 1. | Mary was espoused to Joseph, before IN the beginning was the Word, and they came together, she was found with I the Word was with God, and the child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph Word was God. The same was in the

her husband, being a just man, and not beginning with God. All things were willing to make her a public example, made by him; and without him was not was minded to put her away privily. any thing made, that was made. In But while he thought on these things, hisa was life, and the life was the light

behold, the angel of the Lord appeared ef men. And the light shineth in dark

unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, ness, and the darkness comprehended it

thou son of David, fear not to take un. bot. There was a man sent from God,

to thee Mary thy wife ; for that which whose name was John : The same came

is conceived in her is of the Holy for a witness, to bear witness of the

Ghost : And she shall bring forth a Son, lighi, that all men through him might

and thou shalt call his name Jesus ; for believe. He was not that light, bul was

he shall save his people from their sins. sent to bear witness of that light. That

Now all this was done, that it might be was the true light, which lighteth every

fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord pun that corneth into the world. He by the prophet, saying, Behold, a Vir. was in the world, and the world was gin shall be with child, and shall bring made by bim, and the world knew him

forth a Son, and they shall call his name not. He came unto his own, and his

Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, own received hin not. But as many as

God with us. Then Joseph, bemg raisreceived him, to them gave he power to

ed from sleep, did as the angel of the become the sons of God, even to them

Lord had bidden him, and took uplo that believe on his name : Which were

him his wife ; and knew her pot till she bora, not of blood, nor of the will of

had brought forth her first-born Son; the flesh, nor of the will of man,

and be called his name Jesus. bat of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and

The Circumcision of Christ. we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who madest thy grace and truth.

| A blessed Son to be circumcised, and The Sunday after Christmas-day.

obcdient to the law for man ; grant us

the true circumcision of the Spirit, that, The Collect.

our bearts and all our members being ALMIGHTY God, who hast given

mortified from all worldly and carnal us thy only begollen son to take lusts, we may in all things obey thy our nature upon him, and as at this time I blessed will, through the same thy Son to be bom of a pure Virgin ; grant that

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. we, being regenerate and made by chil dren by adoption and grace, may daily The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. be renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through

DLESSED is the man to whom the the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who

D Lord will not impute sin. Cometa liveth and reigneth with thee and the

this blessedness then upon the circumSame Spirit, ever one God, world with

cision only, or upon the uncircumcision out end. Amen.

also ? For we say, that faith was reck. The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1.

oned to Abraham for righteousness NOW I say, that the heir, as long

How was it then reckoned ? when he W as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of

sion ? Not in circumcision, but in un all; but is under tutors and governors,

circumcision. And he received the sign until the time appointed of the father.

of circumcision, a seal of the righteousEven so we, when we were children,

ness of the faith which he had, yet being were in bondage under the elements of

lincircumcised ; that he might be the the world; but when the fulness of the

father of all them that believe, though time was come, God sent forth his Son,

they be not circumcised ; that rightmade of a woman, made under the law,

eousness might be imputed unto them to redeem them that were under the law,

also : And the fatber of circumcision to that we might receive the adoption of

them who are not of the circumcision sons. And, because ye are sons, God

only, but also walk in the steps of that hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son

faith of our father Abraham, which he into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

had, being yet uncircumcised. For the Wherefore thou art no more a servant,

promise, that he should be the beir of but a son ; and if a son, then an heir of

ihe world, was not 10 Abraham, or to God, through Christ.

his seed, through the law, but through

the righteousness of faith. For if they The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18.

which are of the law be heirs, faith in THE birth of Jesus Christ wns on made void, and the promise made of

this wise: When as his mother none effect

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