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19. That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests

, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and shew it accordingly;

We befeech tbee to bear us, good Lord.

20. That it may please thee to endue the Lords of the Council, and all the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, and underftanding; We beseecb thee to bear us, good Lord.

21. That it may please thee to bless and keep the Magiftrates ; giving them grace to execute justice, and to main

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We befeech ibee to hear us, good Lord.

22. That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people;

We beseecb thee to bear us, good Lord.

PARAPHRASE 19. That thou would be pleased to enlighten and confer the gifts of thy

, grace upon those whom thou hast appointed to be the ministers of thy gospel : pon the three orders of the clergy, bishops, priests, and deacons; that by thy blefling upon their studies, they may fufficiently unkand the holy scriptures; and that they may enforce the doctrine of thy holy religion, as well by the good examples of their lives, as by their zealoally preaching the true and orthodox expofitions of thy word:which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

20. That thou would it be pleased to confer upon the lords of the privy council, (on whose prudent determinations the public welfare does in a great measure depend) and upon the rest of the nobility, the spirit vf wisdom, to understand what is just and fitting; and grace, to advise or adjudge it; give them, O Lord, the grace to let good examples to inferiors, and to let their light thine so brightly before men, that they may be as remarkable for piety and virtue, as for high rank and condition : which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

21. That thou would be pleased to afford thy blessing and protection 10 all the other magiftrates of the realm, judges, justices, &c. endowing them with soch a portion of thy grace, as may be fufficient to secure them from prejudice or corruption, and enable them to adminifter impartial jurtice to all men, and to maintain the truth and honour of religion and the lzws :-which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

22. That thou wouldt be pleased to make all thy subjects of this kingdom partake of thy blessing and protection, as they are all become thy people, by embracing the true reformed religion :-which petition, Ó gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

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23. That it may please thee to give to all nations, unity, peace, and concord,

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

24. That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments :

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

25. That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to hear meekly thy Word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit; We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

26. That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth, all such as have erred and are deceived;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

27. That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help the weak-hearted, and to

PA RA PHRASE. 23. Intreating thee to extend thy goodness to all foreign nations, by causing them to live in peace and unity with their neighbouring princes and ftates, and in concord amongst themselves :—which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

24. That it would please thee to inspire the hearts of thy servants, the clergy and people of this land, with a fincere love, a reasonable fear of thee, and a conftant obedience of thy commandments :-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

25. That it may please chee to confer upon them every day increase of christian graces, and to enable them to make constant improvements upon what they have already received ; that they may, with humility and proper attention, give ear to the pious documents of their pastors; that being free from all prejudice, prepollession and obstinacy, they may hear them with pure and disinterested minds, as becomes the mildness and lowly disposition of a disciple of Jesus Christ; and that they may bring forth the fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, long suffering, &c. (Gal. v. 22, 23.)—which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

26. We likewise humbly make application unto thee, in behalf of those who are without the church ; beseeching thee to open their eyes to the catholic faith, and to bring back to the pale of the church, all who have quitted it, either by heretical opinions or unwarrantable separations :which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

27. That thou wouldst be pleased to fortify and confirm all true christians in the faith, whereof they make profession, and the good resolutions which they have formed, that they may not be perverted by any

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raise up them that fall, and finally to bear down Satan under our feet :

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

28. That it may please thee to fuccour, help, and comfort all that are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

29. That it may please thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child, all fick persons, and young children, and to shew thy picy upon all prisoners and captives ;

We beseech tbee to bear us, good Lord.

10. That it may please thee to defend and provide for the fatherless children and widows, and all that are desolate and oppreffed ;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

PA RA P H R A SE persicious opinions, nor fall into any deadly fin ; to afford alilance and confolation to those weak-hearted christians, whose timorous consciences are troubled with doubts and suspicions of offending God by actions in themfelves indifferent; to give true repentance to fuch as are betrayed into any heinous fin, that they may emerge from thence, and again attain to a Aate of true piety; and finally, to make such a spirit of goodness prevail among us, that vice being entirely banished, we may be enabled to regt the efforts and subdue the power of our great adversary the devil :-which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

28. That it would please thee to afford thy divine aid to all that are exposed to any danger or difficulty, relief to all indigent persons, and comfort to all such as struggle with adversity or tribulation which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

29. And since there are many who have it not in their power to join in the public prayers, which we offer up to the Almighty ; we humbly petition thee to defend all travellers by land from the assaults of robbers, and ocher onlucky accidents; all mariners and passengers by sea from pirates, forms and tempelts; all women who suffer the pains of child-birth ; all persons in general, who are afflicted with any dangerous pain or illness ; all young children, who are apt to run into danger for want of thought; and all prisoners and captives, more particularly those who suffer the rigours of confinement on account of their religion :-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

30. That thou wouldit be plealed to take all widows and orphans under thy particular care and protection, as thou art the only friend upon whom they can, with security, rely; and to afford the same asistance to all achers who may stand in need of it:-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

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31. That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

32. That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and Nanderers, and to turn their hearts ;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

33. That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

34. That it may please thee to give us true repentance ; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy Word,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
35. Son of God, we beleech thee to hear us.
Son of God, we befcech ibee to hear us.

PA RA PHRASE. 31. And, left our enumeration should not comprise all the individuals who stand in need of succour, we beseech thee to extend thy aid to the whole human race :- which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

32. And, in pursuance of the commands which thou hast given us, we pray thee to forgive all that have any animoficy to us; all that persecute us; and all that rise calumnies against us :--which petition, o'gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

33. That thou wouldt be pleased to bestow upon us the fruits of the carth, and to preserve them from all blights and mildews, which may ob. struct their growth, and so kirdly to ripen them, that when they are come to perfection we may, thro'chy favour, enjoy them in due season : which petition, O gracious God, we beleech thee to grant us.

Paraphrase on the SUPPLICATION. 34. We earnehly pray thee to grant us the grace of true repentance for the various transgressions whereof we have been guilty; to forgive us all our deliberate acts of sin, all our fins of omiston and ignorance, and all our fins of infirmicy; and that thou wouldst enable us by thy grace to eridicate all those linful habits which we ourselves have contracted ; to rec. tify every vicious tendency and corrapt inclination in us; and to reform our lives according to that perfect example set before us in the gospel :which petition, O gracious God. we beg of thee to grant us.

35. O thou eternal son of God who halt deigned to take upon thee the offices of mediator and intercessor for mankind, hear favourably these our prayers, and present them to the Father.

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36. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world;

37. Grant us t by peace. O Lamb of God, that takest away the fins of the world, Hare mercy upon us. 38. O Christ, hear us. O Cbrift, bear us. 39. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, bave mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Cbrijt, bave mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lurd, bave mercy upon us. ben ibe Minister, Clerks, and People, fall say the Lord's Prayer i UR Father, which art in Heaven ; Hallowed be thy

Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in Earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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Prieji. 40 O Lord deal not with us after our sins.
Antw. Neither reward us after our iniquities.

PA RA P H R AS E. 36. O thou lamb of God who, tho' thou didst affume a haman body, wert always exempt from fin and a perfect pattern of innocence, thou who didit go as a lamb to the slaughter, to make atonement for the fins of mankind.

37. Grant us that peace for the purchafing whereof thy precious blood was ned.

38. O Christ, thou true Messiah and Saviour of the world, give ear into our prayers.

39. Othou, who art our Lord both by purchase and redemption, have mercy upon us and pardon our sins.

Prieft. 40. O Lord, we beseech thee in the words of the royal Pfalmift (Pfal. cii. 10.) deal nos with us, &c. i.e. do not punish us as our fins tare deserved.

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