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not have lived in vain; and man; we give thee humble this we humbly ask in the thanks that it hath pleased name of Jesus Christ our thee in our great necessity Lord. Amen.
to send a joyful rain upon
the earth, and to enrich FOR A
SAFE RETURN the furrows thereof with FROM SEA.
the plentiful dews of heay
Thou hast filled our ALMIGHTY God, the hearts with joy and gladpreserver of all thy crea
We pray thee to tures, and the confidence
continue to us the genial of the ends of the earth, influences of the sun and and of those who are afar rain, and to make us truly off upon
the seas; we of thankful for all thy merfer up unto thee our unitedcies, through Jesus Christ thanksgivings for the signal
our Lord. Amen. mercies thou hast vouchsafed to thy servant whom FORA PLENTIFUL SEASON. thou hast preserved in his
ALMIGHTY and evervoyage; that thou hast protected him from every
blessed God, who mercifuldanger, to which he was
ly suppliest the wants of exposed; and hast restor thy creatures, and art coned him to his friends in tinually giving testimonies safety. Write a law of of thy gracious providence; thankfulness upon his heart,
we rejoice at this time, and hereby engage him to
with humble thankfulness, a diligent and grateful in the gifts of thine undeobedience to all thy com
served bounty, that thou mandments, through Jesus
hast caused the earth to Christ our Lord. Amen. yield its increase, and
crowned the year with thy FOR RAIN.
goodness. While thou art
thus sending down thy O GOD, our heavenly blessings upon us, may we Father, who by thy gra- be disposed to live in a socious providence dost cause ber, temperate, and charithe former and the latter table enjoyment of them, rain to descend
the and to bring forth the earth, that it may bring fruits of holiness and rightorth fruit for the use of eousness all the days of
our life, through Jesus goodness that we were not Christ our Lord. Amen. delivered over as a prey
unto them; beseeching thee FOR DELIVERANCE FROM A
still to continue such thy
mercies towards us, that GENERAL SICKNESS.
all the world may know O LORD God, who
that thou art our saviour
and hast wounded us for our
mighty deliverer, sins, and consumed us for through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen. our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation; and now in the FOR RESTORING PUBLIC midst of judgment remem- PEACE AT Номе. . bering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from death ;
O ETERNAL God, our we offer unto thy fatherly heavenly Father, who alone goodness, ourselves, our
makest men to be of one souls, and bodies, which
mind in a house, and stillthou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee; and unruly people; we
est the outrage of a violent always praising and magni- bless thy holy name, that it fying thy mercies in the
hath pleased thee to apmidst of thy church,
pease the seditious tumults through Jesus Christ our
which have been lately Lord. Amen.
raised up amongst us; and
we most humbly beseech FOR PEACE AND DELIVER
thee, to grant to all of us ANCE FROM OUR ENEMIES.
grace, that we may hence
forth obediently walk in O ALMIGHTY God, thy holy commandments, who art a strong tower of and leading a quiet and defence unto thy servants peaceable life in all godliagainst the face of their ness and honesty, may enemies; we yield thee continually offer unto thee praise and thanksgiving our sacrifice of praise and for our deliverance from thanksgiving for these thy those great dangers where- mercies toward us, through with we were compassed. Jesus Christ our Lord. We acknowledge it of thy Amen.
COLLECT FOR THE CLOSE
wasted or misspent. O re
ward us not after our iniOF THE YEAR.
quities, and let- not thy GOD of our lives, who compassions cease from us; art unchanged and un
but graciously prolong to changeable, without begin- us the day of grace and the ning and without end; we means of salvation. Sancrender thee our humble
tify to us the afflictions thanks that thou hast which thou hast appointed brought us through the us to bear, and grant that year, which is now closing, they may contribute to our by thy mighty and out- eternal welfare and peace. stretched arm. Thy can- We commend ourselves to dle hath shone upon our
thy holy keeping. Pretabernacle, and thy smiles pare us for life; prepare us have gladdened our hearts. for death, and for eternity. We thank thee for the
May we go on our way with care which thou hast ex
new resolutions of obeditended to us, and the bless
ence, new gratitude for thy ings which thou hast bestow- mercies, and new vigour ed upon us. We have cause
to perform thy will. And to be grateful, and we have when our time shall be no cause also to be humble, in more, receive us to thyself our reyiew of the past.
in glory; through Jesus Much of our time has been Christ our Lord. Amen.
END OF THE PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS.
COLLECTS, GOSPELS, AND EPISTLES.
The First Sunday in Ad- unto Jerusalem, &c. vent.
have made it a den of
thieves. THE COLLECT.
THE EPISTLE. ALMIGHTY God, give
Rom. xiii. 8 12. us grace that we may cast away the works of dark
OWE no man any thing, ness, and put upon us the
&c. let us put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in
armour of light. which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
The Second Sunday in Ad
vent. again in his glorious majesty, to judge both the liv
THE COLLECT. ing and dead, we may
rise to the life immortal. And
BLESSED Lord, who this we beg in the name of our Mediator; through
hast caused all holy scrip
tures to be written for our whom we ascribe unto thee all honour and glory, now
learning; grant that we and ever. Amen.
may in such wise
hear them, read, mark, learn, THE GOSPEL.
and inwardly digest them,
that by patience and comMatt. xxi. 1 - 13. fort of thy holy word, we
may embrace and ever WHEN they drew nigh hold fast the blessed hope
THE COLLECT. The Fourth Sunday in Ad
vent. O GOD, the Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, who THE COLLECT. at his first coming didst send a messenger to pre
O LORD, raise up, we pare his way before him; pray thee, thy power, and grant that the ministers of
come among us, and with thy word, may likewise so great might succourus; prepare and make ready that whereas, through our his way, by turning the sins and wickedness, we hearts of the disobedient to are hindered in running the wisdom of the just, the race which is set bethat at his second coming fore us, thy bountiful grace