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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.
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.
SON WHEN THERE IS SMALL
FOR A SICK PERSON
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
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
who flee to thee for suc- God, who bringest down
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.
END OF THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.