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For Rain.

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honour, and welfare of thy peo- for our sins, may, through thy ple; that all things may be so or-goodness, be mercifully turned indered and settled by their endea- to plenty, for the love of Jesus vours, upon the best and surest Christ our Lord; to whom, with foundations, that peace and hap- thee and the Holy Ghost, be all piness, truth and justice, religion honour and glory, now and for and piety, may be established ever. Amen. among us for all generations. | In Time of War and Tumults. These

, and all other necessaries O ALMIGHTY: God, the suChurch, we humbly beg in the whose power no creature is able to name and mediation of Jesus resist, to whom it belongeth justChrist, our most blessed Lord and ly to punish sinners, and to be Saviour. Amen.

inerciful to those who truly repent;

save and deliver us, we humbly GOD, heavenly Father, who beseech thee, from the hands of

by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast our enemies; that we, being armed promised to all those who seek thy with thy defence, may be preservkingdom and the righteousness ed evermore from all perils, to glothereof, all things necessary to rify thee, who art the only giver of their bodily sustenance; send us, all victory, through the merits of we beseech thee, in this our ne- thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, cessity, such moderate rain and Amen. showers, that we may receive the 1 For those who are to be admitted into Holy Orfruits of the earth to our comfort, ders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the and to thy honour, through Jesus stated Times of Ordination. Christ our Lord. Amen.

LMIGHTY God, our hea[ For Fair Weather.

venly Father, who hast purLMIGHTY and most merci- chased to thyself an universal

ful Father, we humbly be-Church, by the precious blood of seech thee, of thy great goodness, thy dear Son; mercifully look upon to restrain those immoderate rains, the same, and at this time so guide wherewith, for our sins, thou hast and govern the minds of thy serafflicted us: And we pray thee to vants, the Bishops and Pastors of send us such seasonable weather, thy flock, that they may lay hands that the earth may, in due time, suddenly on no man, but faithfully yield her increase, for our use and and wisely make choice of fit perbenefit; and give us grace, that sons, to serve in the sacred miniswe may learn, by thy punishments, try of thy Church. And, to those to amend our lives, and for thy who shall be ordained to any holy clemency to give thee thanks and function, give thy grace and heapraise, through Jesus Christ our venly benediction; that both by Lord. Amen.

their life and doctrine they may 1 In Time of Dearth and Famine.

show forth thy glory, and set O , all

whose gift it is that the rain through Jesus Christ our Lord. doth fall, and the earth bring forth Amen. her increase; behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions

of thy people: A Low all good gifts, who of thy increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction; and divine providence hast appointed grant that the scarcity and dearth, divers orders in thy Church; give which we now most justly suffer thy grace, we humbly beseech

| Or this.

For a Sick Child.

thee, to all those who are to be
called to any office and
adminis- A ful Father

, to whom alone tration in the same; and so replenish them with the truth of thy belong the issues of life and death; doctrine, and endue them with in- look down from heaven, we humnocency of life, that they may faith-bly beseech thee, with the eyes of fully serve before thee, to the glory mercy, upon the sick child for of thy great name, and the benefit whom our prayers are desired. of thy holy Church, through Jesus Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good Christ our Lord. Amen. appointed time, from his bodily

pain, and visit him with thy salvaT In Time of great Sickness and Mortality. Of

ALMIGHTY God, the Lord tion; that if it should be thy good and health ; regard our supplica-on earth, he may live to thee, and tions, we humbly beseech thee; be an instrument of thy glory, by and, as thou hast thought fit to serving thee faithfully, and doing visit us for our sins with great good in his generation : Or else sickness and mortality, in the midst receive him into those heavenly of thy judgment, O Lord, remem- habitations, where the souls of ber mercy. Have pity upon us those who sleep in the Lord Jesus miserable sinners, and withdraw enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. from us the grievous sickness with Grant this, O Lord, for the love of which we are afflicted. May this thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. thy fatherly correction have its due Amen. influence upon us, by leading us to

| For a Person, or Persons going to Sea. consider how frail and uncertain O ETERNAL God, who alone our life is ; that we may apply, our and rulest the raging of the sea;

spreadest out the heavens, hearts unto that heavenly wisdom, which in the end will bring us to

we commend to thy Almighty everlasting life, through Jesus Christ protection, thy servant, for whose our Lord. Amen.

preservation on the great deep our prayers are desired. Guard

him, we beseech thee, from the 0

FATHER of mercies, and dangers of the sea, from sickness,

God of all comfort, our only from the violence of enemies, and help in time of need ; look down from every evil to which he may from heaven, we humbly, beseech be exposed. Conduct him in safethee, behold, visit, and relieve thy ty to the haven where he would sick servant, for whom our prayers be, with a grateful sense of thy are desired. Look upon him with mercies, through Jesus Christ our the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him Lord. Amen. with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of O venly Father, who hast taught

him under his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou dost time, restore him to health, and not willingly afflict or grieve the enable him to lead the residue of children of men; look with pity, his life in thy fear, and to thy glo- we beseech thee, upon the sorry: Or else give him grace so to rows of thy servant, for whom our take thy visitation, that, after this prayers are desired. In thy wispainful life ended, he may dwell dom thou hast seen fit to visit him with thee in life everlasting, through with trouble, and to bring distress Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Remember him, O C

For a Sick Person.

| For a Person under Affliction.

upon him.

Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa- tion; convince them of the misetherly correction to him ; endue his rable condition they are in, by soul with patience under his af- their sins and wickedness; and let fliction, and with resignation to thy thy powerful grace produce in them blessed will ; comfort him with a such a godly sorrow, and sincere sense of thy goodness; lift up thy repentance, as thou wilt be pleascountenance upon him, and give ed to accept. Give them a strong him peace, through Jesus Christ and lively faith in thy Son, our our Lord. Amen.

blessed Saviour, and make it effect. q For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else ual to the salvation of their souls.

the Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning, O Father of Mercies," &c. may be used. O Lord, in judgment remember

MOST gracious and merci- mercy; and whatever sufferings

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thee to have pity and compassion yet deliver them, O God, from the upon those persons recommended bitter pains of eternal death. Parto our prayers, who now lie under don their sins, and save their souls, the sentence of the law, and are for the sake and merits of thy dear appointed to die. Visit them, Son, our blessed Saviour and ReLord, with thy mercy and salva- deemer. Amen.

THANKSGIVINGS.

For Fair Weather.

1 The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth;[thine inheritance, and to refresh it Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to when it was dry, to the great comAlmighty God for her safe deliverance. fort of us thy unworthy servants,

ALMIGHTY God, we give and to the glory of thy holy name, O

thee humble thanks, for that through thy mercies in Jesus Christ thou hast been graciously pleased our Lord. Amen. to preserve, through the great pain and peril of Child-birth, this wo

LORD God, who hast justman, thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgiv- visitation of us with immoderate

humbled us by thy late ings unto thee. Grant, we be

rain and waters, and in thy mercy seech thee, most merciful Father,

hast relieved and comforted our that she, through thy help, may souls by this seasonable and blessboth faithfully live and walk ac: ed change of weather ; we praise cording to thy will in this life present, and also

and glorify thy holy name, for this may

be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to clare thy loving

kindness from ge

thy mercy, and will always decome, through Jesus Christ our

neration to generation, through Lord. Amen.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O

| For Plenty. GOD, our heavenly Father,

who by thy gracious provi: O of thy gracious goodness hast dence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the heard the devout prayers of thy earth, that it may bring forth fruit Church, and turned our dearth for the use of man; we give thee and scarcity into plenty ; we give humble thanks that it hath pleased thee humble thanks for this thy thee, in our great necessity, to send special bounty ; beseeching thee us at the last, a joyful rain upon to continue thy loving kindness

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unto us, that our land may yield consumed us for our transgresus her fruits of increase, to thy sions, by thy late heavy and dreadglory and our comfort, through ful visitation; and now, in the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. midst of judgment remembering T For Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies, mercy, hast redeemed our souls

from the jaws of death; we offer a strong tower of defence selves, our souls and bodies, which

unto thy fatherly goodness ourunto thy servants against the face thou hast delivered, to be a living of their enemies; we yield thee sacrifice unto thee; always praispraise and thanksgiving, for our ing and magnifying thy mercies deliverance from those great and in the midst of othy Church, apparent dangers wherewith we through Jesus Christ our Lord. were compassed; we acknow-Amen.

. ledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto

1 For a Recovery from Sickness. them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us,

GOD, who art the giver of O

life, of health, and of safety ; that all the world may know that we bless thy name, that thou hast thou art our Saviour and mighty been pleased to deliver from his Deliverer, through Jesus Christ bodily sickness this thy servant, our Lord. Amen.

who now desireth to return thanks

unto thee, in the presence of all | For Restoring Public Peace at Home.

thy people. Gracious art thou, O 0

ETERNAL God, our hea- Lord, and full of compassion to

venly Father, who alone the children of men. May his makest men to be of one mind in heart be duly impressed with a a house, and stillest the outrage of sense of thy merciful goodness, a violent and unruly people; we and may he devote the residue of bless thy holy name, that it hath his days to an humble, holy, and pleased thee to appease the sedi-obedient walking before thee, tious tumults which have been through Jesus Christ our Lord. lately raised up amongst us; most Amen. humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may

| For a safe Return from Sea. henceforth obediently walk in thy TOST gracious Lord, whose holy commandments; andlead mercy is over all thy works ; ing a quiet and peaceable life in we praise thy holy name that thou all godliness and honesty, may hast been pleased to conduct in continually offer unto thee our sa- safety, through the perils of the crifice of praise and thanksgiving great deep, this thy servant, who for these thy inercies towards us, now desireth to return his thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. unto thee, in thy holy Church: Amen.

May he be duly sensible of thy

merciful providence towards him, I For Deliverance from great Sickness and and ever express his thankfulness Mortality.

by a holy trust in thee, and obeLORD God, who hast dience to thy laws, through Jesus wounded us for our sins, and Christ our Lord. Amen.

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THE

COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,

To be used throughout the Year.

The first Sunday in Adrent. {tion nearer than when we believe

ed. The night is far spent, the The Collect.

day is at hand; let us therefore LMIGHTY God, give us cast off the works of darkness,

grace that we may cast away and let us put on the armour of the works of darkness, and put light. Let us walk honestly, as upon us the armour of light, now in the day; not in rioting and in the time of this mortal life, in drunkenness, not in chambering which thy son Jesus Christ came and wantonness, not in strife and to visit us in great humility; that envying. But put ye on the Lord in the last day, when he shall come Jesus Christ, and make not proagain in his glorious Majesty to vision for the flesh, to fulfil the judge both the quick and dead, lusts thereof. we may rise to the life immortal,

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. ther with time and the Holy Ghost, Wernsales

, and were come now and ever. Amen.

to Bethphage, unto the mount of I This Collect is to be repeated every Day with Olives, then sent Jesus two disci

the other Collects in Advent, until Christinasday.

ples, saying unto them, Go into

the village over against you, and The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.

straightway ye shall find an ass O WE no man any thing, but to tied, and a colt with her : loose

love one another ; for he that them, and bring them unto me. loveth another hath fulfilled the And if any man say ought unto law. For this, Thou shalt not you, ye shall say, The Lord hath commit adultery, Thou shalt not need of them ; and straightway kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou he will send them. All this was shalt not bear false witness, Thou done, that it might be fulfilled shalt not covet ; and if there be which was spoken by the prophet, any other commandment, it is saying, Tell ye the daughter of briefly comprehended in this say-Sion, Behold, thy King con th ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy unto thee, meek, and sitting upon neighbour as thyself. Love work- an ass, and a colt the foal of an eth no ill to his neighbour; there-ass. And the disciples went, and fore love is the fulfilling of the did as Jesus commanded them; law. And that, knowing the time, and brought the ass and the colt, that now it is high time to awake and put on them their clothes, and out of sleep; for now is our salva- they sat him thereon. And a very

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