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We beseech thee to hear us, good before thee in all our troubles and Lord. adversities, whensoever they opThat it may please thee to give press us; and graciously hear us, us true repentance, to forgive us that those evils which the craft and all our sins, negligences, and ig-subtilty of the devil or man worketh norances, and to endue us with against us, may, by thy good prothe grace of thy Holy Spirit, to vidence, be brought to nought; that amend our lives according to thy wc, thy servants, being hurt by no Holy Word; persecutions, may evermore give

We beseech thee to hear us, good thanks unto thee in thy holy Lord. Church, through Jesus Christ our

Son of God, we beseech thee to Lord. hear us.

O Lord, arise, help us, and deSon of God, we beseech thee to liver us, for thy name's sake.

hear us.

O Lamb of God, who takest away O GOD, we have heard with our

the sins of the world;

Grant us thy peace.

ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the

O Lamb of God, who takest away old time before them. the sins of the world;

Have mercy upon us.

The Minister may, at his discretion,
omit all that follows, to the Prayer,
"We humbly beseech thee, O Father,'

[O Christ, hear us.
Q Christ, hear us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.]
Then shall the Minister, and the
People with him, say the Lord's

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thine honour.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

Ans. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. From our enemics defend us, O Christ.

Graciously look upon our afflic


With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts.

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy


Favourably with mercy hear our


Ŏ Son of David, have mercy upor

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy us. Kingdom come; Thy Will e done Both now and ever, vouchsafe te on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give hear us, O Christ. s this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Min, O Lord, deal not with us thee.]. according to our sins.

Ans. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.

Let us pray.

Graciously hear us, O Christ, graciously hear us, O Lord Christ, Min. O Lord, let thy mercy be showed upon us;

Ans: As we do put our trust in

T Let us pray.

WE humby beseech thee, O Fa ther, mercifully to look upon our infirmitics; and, for the glory GOD, merciful Father, who of thy name, turn from us all those despisest not the sighing of evils that we most justly have dea contrite heart, nor the desire of served; and grant that, in all our such as are sorrowful; mercifully troubles, we may put our whole assist our prayers which we make trust and confidence in thy mercy;

ana evermore serve thee in holiness righteousness all our days, through and pureness of living, to thy ho- Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, nour and glory, through our only with thee and the Holy Ghost, be Mediator and Advocate, Jesus all honour and glory, world with Christ our Lord. Amen. out end. Amen.

A General Thanksgiving.

TA Prayer of St. Chrysostom.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all ALMIGHTY God, who hast we, thine unworthy given us grace at this time, servants, do give thee most humble with one accord to make our comand hearty thanks for all thy good-mon supplications unto thee; and ness and loving-kindness to us, and dost promise that when two or three to all men. We bless thee for our are gathered together in thy name, creation, preservation, and all the thou wilt grant their requests; fulblessings of this life; but, above fil now, O Lord, the desires and peall, for thine inestimable love in the titions of thy servants, as may be redemption of the world by our most expedient for them; granting Lord Jesus Christ; for the means us in this world knowledge of thy of grace, and for the hope of glory. truth, and in the world to come life And, we beseech thee, give us that everlasting. Amen. due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

thankful, and that we may show THE grace of our Lord Jesus forth thy praise, not only with our Christ, and the love of God, lips, but in our lives; by giving up and the fellowship of the Holy ourselves to thy service, and by Ghost, be with us all evermore. walking before thee in holiness and Amen.

Here endeth the Litany.


To be used before the two final Frayers of Morning and Evening Service.


A Prayer for Congress, to be used tice, religion and piety, may be during their Session. established among us for all gene MOST gracious God, we humbly rations. These, and all other ne beseech thee, as for the Peo-cessaries for them, for us, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in ple of these United States in general, so especially for their Senate the name and mediation of Jesus and Representatives in Congress Christ, our most blessed Lord and assembled; that thou wouldst be Saviour. Amen. pleased to direct and prosper all

For Rain.

their consultations, to the advance- GOD, heavenly Father, who, ment of thy Glory, the good of thy by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast Church, the safety, honour, and promised to all those who seek thy welfare of thy People; that all kingdom, and the righteousness things may be so ordered and set-thereof, all things necessary to their tled by their endeavours, upon the bodily sustenance; send us, we be best and surest foundations, that seech thee, in this our necessity. Deace and happiness, truth and jus-such moderate rain and she weld

LMIGHTY God, our heavenly the earth to our comfort, and to thy Father, who hast purchased to honour, through Jesus Christ our thyself an universal Church, by the Lord. Amen. precious blood of thy dear Son; mercifully look upon the same, and

that we may receive the fruits of A

For Fair Weather. Α LMIGHTY and most merciful at this time so guide and govern Father, we humbly beseech the minds of thy servants, the Bi thee, of thy great goodness, to re-shops and Pastors of thy flock, that strain those immoderate rains, they may lay hands suddenly on no wherewith, for our sins, thou hast man, but faithfully and wisely make afflicted us: And we pray thee to choice of fit persons, to serve in the send us such seasonable weather, sacred ministry of thy Church. that the earth may, in due time, And, to those who shall be ordair yield her increase, for our use and ed to any holy function, give thy benefit; and give us grace, that grace and heavenly benediction; we may learn, by thy punishments, that both by their life and doctrine to amend our lives, and for thy they may show forth thy glory, and clemency to give thee thanks and set forward the salvation of all men, praise, through Jesus Christ our through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord. Amen. Amen.

T In time of Dearth and Famine.

T Or this.

GOD, heavenly Father, whose ALMIGHTY God, the giver of gift it is that the rain doth fall, all good gifts, who of thy diand the earth bring forth her in-vine providence last appointed di erease; behold, we beseech thee, vers orders in thy Church; give the afflictions of thy people; in- thy grace, we humbly beseeck crease the fruits of the earth by thy thee, to all those who are to be heavenly benediction; and grant called to any office and administra that the scarcity and dearth which tion in the same; and so replenish we now most justly suffer for our them with the truth of thy doctrine, sins, may, through thy goodness, be and endue them with innocency of mercifully turned into plenty, for life, that they may faithfully serve the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; before thee, to the glory of thy to whom, with thee and the Holy great name, and the benefit of thy Ghost, be all honour and glory, holy Church, through Jesus Christ now and for ever. Amen. our Lord. Amen.

In time of War and Tumults.

T In Time of great Sickness and Mor tality.

ALMIGHTY God, the supreme Governor of all things, ALMIGHTY God, the Lord whose power no creature is able to of life and death, of sickness resist, to whom it belongeth justly and health; regard our supplicato punish sinners, and to be merci-tions, we humbly beseech thee;" ful to those who truly repent; save and, as thou hast thought fit to and deliver us, we humbly beseech visit us for our sins with great sickthee, from the hands of our ene-ness and mortality, in the midst of mies; that we, being armed with thy judgment, O Lord, remember thy defence, may be preserved mercy. Have pity upon us miser. evermore from all perils, to glorify able sinners, and withdraw from thee, who art the only giver of all us the grievous sickness with which victory, through the merits of thy we are afflicted. May this thy fa Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.. Amen, therly correction have its due in For those who are to be admitted fluence upon us, by leading into loly Orders, to be used in the consider how frail and uncertain Weeks preceding the stated times of our life is; that we may apply on Ordination. Thearts to that heavenly wisdom

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For a Sick Person.

which in the end will bring us to tion, thy servant, for whose preser everlasting life, through Jesus vation on the great deep our prayers Christ our Lord. Amen. are desired. Guard him, we beseech thee, from the dangers of the sea, from sickness, from the vioFATHER of mercies, and lence of enemies, and from every God of all comfort, our only evil to which he may be exposed. help in time of need; look down Conduct him in safety to the ha from heaven, we humbly beseech ven where he would be, with a thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy grateful sense of thy mercies, sick servant, for whom our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. are desired. Look upon him with Amen. the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience un

¶ For a Sick Child.

For a Person under Affliction. MERCIFUL God, and hea venly Father, who hast taught der his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou time, restore him to health, and en- dost not willingly afflict or grieve able him to lead the residue of his the children of men; look with life in thy fear, and to thy glory: pity, we beseech thee, upon the Or else give him grace so to take sorrows of thy servant, for whom thy visitation, that, after this pain- our prayers are desired. In thy ful life ended, he may dwell with wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit thee in life everlasting, through Je-him with trouble, and to bring dissus Christ our Lord. Amen. tress upon him. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa therly correction to him; endue his ALMIGHTY God, and merciful soul with patience under his afflic Father, to whom alone belong tion, and with resignation to thy the issues of life and death; look blessed will; comfort him with down from heaven, we humbly sense of thy goodness; lift up thy beseech thee, with the eyes of countenance upon him, and give mercy, upon the sick child for him peace, rough Jesus Christ whom our prayers are desired our Lord. Amen. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good appointed time, from his bodily pain, and visit him with thy salvation; that if it should be thy good pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by MOST gracious and merciful serving thee faithfully, and doing to have pity and compassion upon God, we earnestly beseech thee good in his generation: Or else re- those persons recommended to our ceive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of those prayers, who now lie under the sen who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy to die. Visit them, O Lord, with tence of the law, and are appointed perpetual rest and felicity. Grant thy mercy and salvation; convince this, O Lord, for the love of thy them of the miserable condition they Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. are in, by their sins and wicked ness; and let thy powerful g ace 1 For a Person, or Persons going to produce in them such a goday sor row, and sincere repentance, as ETERNAL God, who alone thou wilt be pleased to accept spreadest out the heavens, and Give them a strong az lively faith raleat the raging of the ses; we in thy Son our blessed Saviour, and commend to thy Almighty protec-make it effectual to the salvation of



tion. Or else the Prayer in the Vist

For Malefactors, after Condemna

tation of Prisoners, beginning, "O Father of Mercies," &c. may be


their souls. O Lord, in judgment death. Pardon their sins, and save remember mercy; and whatever their souls, for the sake and merits sufferings they are to endure in this of thy dear Son, our blessed Sa world, yet deliver them, O God, viour and Redeemer. Amen. from the bitter pains of eternal


¶ For Plenty.

The Thanksgiving of Women after Child birth; to be said when any Wo MOST merciful Father, who man, being present in Church, shati of thy gracious goodness hast have desired to return Thanks to Al-heard the devout prayers of thy mighty God for her safe deliverance. Church, and turned our dearth and O ALMIGHTY God, we give scarcity into plenty; we give thee thee humble thanks, for that humble thanks for this thy special thou hast been graciously pleased bounty; beseeching thee to con to preserve, through the great pain tinue thy loving kindness unto us, and peril of Child-birth, this wo- that our land may yield us her man, thy servant, who desires now fruits of increase, to thy glory and to offer her praises and thanksgiv- our comfort, through Jesus Christ ings unto thee. Grant, we beseech our Lord. Amen.


thee, most merciful Father, that For Peace, and Deliverance from ou she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life present, and

ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence unte also may be partaker of everlasting thy servants against the face of thei glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Rain.

enemies; we yield thee praise and thanksgiving, for our deliverance from those great and apparent dan GOD, our heavenly Father, gers wherewith we were compass. who by thy gracious provi-ed; we acknowledge it thy good dence dost cause the former and the ness that we were not delivered latter rain to descend upon the over as a prey unto them, beseechearth, that it may bring forth fruit ing thee still to continue such thy for the use of man; we give thee mercies towards us, that all the hunible thanks that it hath pleased world may know that thou art our thee, in our great necessity, to send Saviour and mighty Deliverer, us at the last, a joyful rain upon through Jesus Christ our Lord. thine inheritance, and to refresh it Amen. when it was dry, to the great coinfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy name, through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Fair Weather.

T For Restoring Public Peace at Home

ETERNAL God, our heaven

ly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent LORD God, who hast justly and unruly people; we bless thy humbled us by thy late visita- holy name, that it hath pleased thee tion of us with immoderate rain to appease the seditious tumults and waters, and in thy mercy hast which have been lately raised up relieved and comforted our souls amongst us; most humbly beseechby this seasonable and blessed ing thee to grant to all of us grace, change of weather; we praise and that we may henceforth obediently glorify thy holy name, for this thy walk in thy holy commandments; mercy, and will always declare thy and, leading a quiet and peaceable loving kindness from generation to life in all godliness and honesty, generation, through Jesus Christ may continually offer unto thee our our Lord. Amen. sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving

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