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we beseech thee to have mer- f A Prayer for Imprisoned cy upon this thy servant, who
Debtors. for his' transgressions is ap- OST gracious God, pointed to die." Grant that look down in pity and he may take thy judgments compassion upon these thine patiently, and repent him afflicted servants, who are truly of his fins; that he re- fallen under the misery of a covering thy favour, the close restraint. Give them fearful reward of his actions always a deep sense of their may end with this life ; and fins, and of thy fatherly love whenfoever his foul shall de- and correction; and the more part from the body, it may their confinement presseth be without spot presented hard upon them, the more let unto thee, through Jesus the comforts of thy grace and Christ our Lord. Amen. mercy abound towards them.
Give to their Creditors tenThe Epifle. Heb. xii. ii. derness and compassion, and o
to them a meek and forgivfent seemeth to be joy, who have confined them,
spirit all those ous, but grievous ; nevertheless, afterwards it yieldeth the all the injuries and lofses
and a full purpose to repair peaceable fruit of righteous- which others have fustained ness, unto them which are exercised thereby.
by them. Raife' them up
friends to pity and relieve The Gospel. St. John v. 24.
them ; give them the conti
nued comfort of thy counteERILY, verily, I fay nance here, and so fanctify
unto you, He that hear- their afflictions, that they eth my word, and believeth on may work for them'an'eterhim that sent me, hath ever- nal weight of glory, through lasting life, and shall not come the merits and mediation of into condemnation ; but is Jesus Christ thy Son our passed from death unto life. Lord. Amen.
A FORM OF
God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all the he other Brettings of his inerciful Providence ; to be used
yeatly on the First Thursday in November, or on such other
Day as Thall be appointed by the Civil Authority. q The Service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise
Among the Sentences at the Beginning of Morning Prayer shall be the following:
7 ONOUR the Lord ple saved by the Lord, the
with thy substance, and Thield of thy help, and who is with
the first fruits of all thine the sword of thy excellency ! increase : So shall thy barns Deut. xxxiii. 29. be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with Instead of, O come letius new wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10.
sing, &c. the following fhall The Lord by wisdom hath
be said or sung 1, founded the earth; by under- RAISE ye the Lord; for standing hath he established it is good to sing praises the heavens :. By his know- unto our God; for it is plealedge the depths are broken lant, and praise is comely, up, and the clouds drop down
The Lord doth build up the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20. Jerusalem ; he gathereth to
The eternal God is thy gether the outcasts of Israel. refuge, and underneath are He healeth those that are the everlasting arms. Deut. broken in heart, and bindeth
up their wounds. Israel then shall dwell in He covereth the heaven safety alone ; the fountain of with clouds, and prepareth Jacob shall be upon the land rain for the earth; he maketh of corn and of wine, also his the grass to grow upon the heaven shall drop down dew. mountains. ' Deut. xxxii. 28.
He giveth to the beast his Happy art thou, O Israel ; food; and to the young ravens who is like unto thee, O peor which try.
Thanksgiving for the Fruits of the EARTH. Praise the Lord, O Jerusa- Lord; to whom, with thee Jem: Praise thy God, o Sion. and the Holy Ghost, be all
For he hath ftrengthened glory and honour, world withthe bars of thy gates; he hath put end. Amen.
blessed thy children within [ The ColleEt to be used instead thee.
of that for the day. borders, and filleth thee with Owho haft bleffed the la:
Most Father, the finest of the wheat.
bours of the husbandman in Then shall be said or sung one the returns of the fruits of the
of the Selections, or some other earth ; we give thee humble ; portion of the Psalms, at the and hearty thanks for this thy discretion of the Minister. bounty ; beseeching thee to The First Lesson fall be,
continue thy loving kindness
to us; that our land may Deut. viii; and the Second Leffon Ball be, i Theff. v.
still yield her increase, to
thy glory and our comfort, 12 to 24.
through Jesus Christ our After the General Thanks- Lord. Amen. giving, shall be said this The Epifle. St. James i. 16. which followeth :
O not err, my beloved OST gracious God, by
brethren : every good whose knowledge the gift and every perfect gitt is depths are broken up and the from above; and cometh down clouds drop down the dew; from the Father of Lights, weyield theeunfeigned thanks with whom is no variableness, and praise, as for all thy mer- neither shadow of turning, cies, so especially for the re- Of his own will begat he us of turns of Seed-time and Har- the word of truth, that we vest, and for crowning the should be a kind of first fruits year with thy goodness, in the of his creatures. Wherefore, increase of the ground and the my beloved brethren, let every gatheringin of the fruits there- man be swift to hear, now to of. And we beseech thee, speak, flow to wrath : for the give us a just sense of this wrath of man worketh not the great mercy; such as may ap- righteousness of God. Wherepear in our lives, by an hum- fore lay apart all filthiness and ble, holy, and obedient walk- superfluity of naughtiness, and ing before thee all our days, receive with meekness the enthrough Jesus Christ our grafted word which is able to
fave your souls. Be ye doers The Gospel. St. Matth. v. 43. of the word ; and not hearers only, deceiving your own E have beard that il felves. For if any be a hearer hath been said, Thou of the word and not a doer, fhalt love thy neighbour and he is like unto a man behold- hate thine enemy. But I say ing his natural face in a glass : unto you, love your enemies, for he beholdeth himself, and bless them that curse you, do goeth his way, and straight- good to them that hate you, way forgetteth what manner and pray for them which deof man he was. But whoso spitefully use you and perselooketh into the perfect law of cute you: that ye may be the liberty, and continueth there- children of your Father which in, he being not a forgetful is in heaven ; for he maketh hearer, but a doer of the his fun to rise on the evil and work, this man shall be bleif- on the good, and fendeth rain ed in his deed. If any man on the just and on the unjust. among you seem to be reli- For if ye love them which gious, and bridleth not his love you, what reward have tongue, but deceiveth his ye? do not even the Publiown heart, this man's religion cans the fame? Or if ye falute is vain. Pure religion and your brethren only, what do undefiled before God and the ye more than others do not Father is this : to visit the even the Publicans fo ? Be fatherless and widowsin their ye therefore perfect, even as affliction, and to keep him- your Father which is in hea self unspotted from the world. ven is perfect.
* Features, render thee
The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the
Name; Thy Kingdom come ; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven : Give us this day our daily bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trefpass against us ; - And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Acknowledgment LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in of God's mercy and
whom we live and move and have our preservatuan, espe. cially through the being; we, thy night past.
our humble praises, for thy preservation of us ins
froin the beginning of our lives to this day, os
and especially for having delivered us from the
dangers of the past night. To thy watchful When distura providence we owe it, (* that no disturbance bances of any kind-hath come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that bejal a Family, instead of this," say, we are brought in safety to the beginning of that, notwithstand- this day.). For these thy mercies, we bless ing our dangers, we are brought in safe- and magnify thy glorious Name; humbly of this day to te beginning beseeching thee to accept this our morning
facrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; for his fake who lay down in the grave, and rose again
for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. .
Amen. Dedication of soul ND, since it is of thy mercy, O graci. and body to God's
ous Father, that another day is added solution to be grow- to our lives; we here dedicate both our souls ing daily in good
and our bodies to thee and thy service, in a fober, righteous, and godly life : In which resolution, do
service, with a re