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trust in him; to whom all need; we fly unto thee for things in heaven, in earth, succour in behalf of this and under the earth, do thy servant, here lying unbow and obey, be now and der thy han: in great weakevermore thy defence; and ness of body. Look gramake thee know and feel, ciously upon him, O Lord; that there is none other and the more the outward name under heaven given man decayeth, strengthen to man, in whom, and him, we beseech thee, so through whom, thou may much the more continually est receive health and sal- with thy grace and holy vation, but only the name Spirit in the inner man. of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Give him unfeigned repenAmen,

tance for the errors of his

life past, and steadfast faith UNTO God's gracious

in thy Son Jesus, that his

sins may be done away by mercy and protection we commit thee. The Lord thy mercy, and his pardon

sealed in heaven, before he bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face

go hence and be no more

We know, O Lord, to shine upon thee, and be

that there is no word imgracious unto thee. The Lord lift his counten

possible with thee; and up

that if thou wilt, thou canst ance upon thee, and give thee both now and

even yet raise him up, and peace, evermore.

grant him a longer continumen. ance amongst us.

Yet for

asmuch as in all appearance Note. Any portion of the

the time of his dissolution above Service may be omitted, if the Sick Person is

draweth near; so fit and too weak to hear the whole.

prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of

death, that after his deparPRAYER FOR A Sick PER

ture hence in peace, and in

thy favour, he may in thy HOPE OF RECOVERY.

appointed time be received

into thine everlasting kingO FATHER of mer

dom, which thou hast procies, God of all comfort, mised by Jesus Christ our our only help in time of Lord and Saviour. Amen.









COMMENDATORY PRAYERS of the errors of his life;

but strengthen him in his agony, and carry him safe

ly through his last distress. O ALMIGHTY God Let not his faith waver, and Father of mankind,

nor his hope fail ; may he with whom the spirits of die in peace, and rest in just men made "perfect hope, and rise in glory, for shall live forever; we hum

thine infinite mercy's sake bly commend the soul of in Jesus Christ our Lord. this thy servant, our dear

Amen. brother, into thy hands, as. into the hands of a faith PRAYER IN CASE OF SUDful Creator, and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee that it O MOST gracious Famay be precious in thy ther, Judge of the living sight. And teach us who and the dead, behold thy survive, in this and other servants running to thee like daily spectacles of for pity and mercy in bemortality, to see how frail half of this thy servant and uncertain our own con

whom thou hast smitten dition is, and so to number with thy hasty rod and a our days, that we may se

swift angel. If it be thy riously apply our hearts to will, O spare him a little, that holy and heavenly wis

that he may recover his dom, while we live here, strength before he go hence, which may in the end

and be bring us to life everlasting, But if thou hast otherwise through Jesus Christ thy appointed, let the miracles Son our Lord. Amen. of thy compassion and thy


wonderful mercy supply to O LORD God Almigh- him the want of the usual ty, most holy and gracious measures of time, and the Father, we humbly com periods of repentance, and mend the soul of thy ser the trimming of his lamp. vant into thy hands, thy Othou, who regardest the most merciful hands. Im- heart and the measures of pute not unto him the fol the mind more than the de. lies of his youth, nor any lay and the measures of



tine, let it be thy pleasure pleasure to prolong his to rescue the soul of thy days here on earth, he may servant from all the evils live to thee, and be an inhe hath deserved, and all strument of thy glory, by the evils he fears. Stir up serving thee faithfully and in him such effectual con doing good in his generatrition for sin, and fervent tion; or else receive him love for thee, as may

make to thyself among those who him to be accepted with have fallen asleep in the thee; so that among the Lord Jesus, and who shall songs which to eternal be raised by thee to endages thy saints and holy less life and happiness at angels shall sing to the the last day. Grant this, honour of thy mercy, it O Lord, for thy mercy's may be ascribed to thy sake, in the name of thy glory that thou hast re Son our Lord Jesus Christ. deemed thy servant from Amen.

. the second death, and made him partaker of the PRAYER FOR A LUNATIC. gift of God, eternal life through Jesus Christ our O LORD, the only wise Lord. Amen.

God, from whom we have

received all the faculties PRAYER


of our souls; thou art good Child.

and righteous in all thy O ALMIGHTY God dispensations, though the and merciful Father, to

reasons of them


be whom alone belong the is unknown to us thine impersues of life and death; look fect creatures. We humdown from heaven,we hum bly beseech thee to dispel, bly beseech thee, with the if it be agreeable to thine eyes of mercy upon this infinite wisdom, the clouds child now lying upon the in which the soul of thy bed of sickness; visit him, servant is now involved; O Lord, with thy salvation ; that he may regain his undeliver him in thy good ap

derstanding, and the right pointed time from his bodi use of his faculties. Heal ly pain, and sanctify this his disordered mind, comthy fatherly chastisement to pose his passions, pacify him; that if it shall be thy his imaginations; prosper





pursue the

the means used for his re soul is full of trouble. But, covery; make him tracta O merciful God, who hast ble in the use of remedies, written thy holy word for and willing to comply with our learning, that the advice of his friends. through patience and comBut if no means can effect fort of thy holy scriptures his cure, let him possess his might havehope ; give him soul in peace, and in every a right understanding of interval of reason address himself

, and of thy threats his prayer unto thee; that and promises, that he may when his earthly taberna

neither cast away

his cle shall be dissolved he fidence in thee, nor place may rejoice in his former it any where but in thee. inability to

Give him strength against pleasures of the world, and all his temptations, and be presented unto thee heal all his troubles. Break pure and undefiled. Hear not the bruised reed, nor our prayer when we call quench the smoking flax. upon thee; hear us for him, Shut not up thy tender who is not able to pray for mercies in displeasure ; but himself

, for the sake of make him to hear of joy thine infinite mercy in and gladness, that the Jesus Christ

bones which thou hast Amen.

broken may rejoice. De

liver him from all disquietPRAYER

PERSONS ing sears, and lift up the

IN MIND OR light of thy countenance IN CONSCIENCE.

upon him, and give him

peace, through the mediaO BLESSED Lord, tion of Jesus Christ our the Father of mercies, and Lord. Amen. the God of all comforts, we beseech thee to look down in pity and compassion up

PRAYER FOR ONE UNDER on this thine afflicted ser


WRATH. vant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his O ALMIGHTY God, former iniquities; thy wrath the aid of all who are in lieth hard upon him, and his need, and the helper of all

our Lord.








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who flee to thee for suc- God, who bringest down
cour; accept we beseech to the grave and bringest
thee, our humble supplica- up again; we bless thy
tions for this thy servant wonderful goodness, for
labouring under the dread- having turned our heavi-
ful apprehensions of thy into joy and
wrath. O Lord, enter not mourning into gladness,
into judgment with him; by restoring thisour brother
but make him sensible that to some degree of his for-
though the wages of sin mer health. Blessed be
are death, the gift of God thy name, that thou didst
is eternal life; that thou not forsake him in his sick-
wouldst not the death of a ness; but didst visit him
sinner, and art not willing with comforts from above;
that any should perish; didst support him in pa-
that thou dost always pun-

tience and submission to ish less than we deserve, thy will, and at last didst and in the midst of judg- send him relief. Perfect, ment dost remember mer- we beseech thee, this thy cy. Revive his soul with

mercy towards him, and a sense of thy love, and prosper the means which the hopes of obtaining thy shall be made use of for pardon, and the joy of thy his cure; that being resalvation; that he may be stored to health of body, raised from this dejection, vigour of mind, and cheerand show with gladness fulness of spirit, he may what thou hast done for his offer thee a spiritual oblasoul; and this we humbly tion with great gladness, ask in the name of Jesus

and bless thy holy name Christ our Lord. Amen. for all thy goodness to

wards him, through Jesus THANKSGIVING_FOR

Christ our Saviour, through BEGINNING OF A RECOVERY. whom we ascribe unto thee

all honour and glory, world GREAT and mighty without end. Amen.

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