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We beseech thee to hear us, good before thee in all our troubles and Lord.

adversities, whensoever they ope That 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 lo hear us, good thanks unto tiee 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 de Son 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

ears, and our fathers have dethe sins of the world; Grant us thy peace.

clared unto us, the noble works that O Lamb of God, who takest away old time before them.

thou didst in their days, and in the the sins of the world; Have mercy upon us.

O Lord, arise, help us, and des

liver us, for thine honour. ! The Minister may, at his discretion, Glory be to the Father, and to omit all that follows, to the Prayer; the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; "We humbly beseech thee, O Father,' &c.

Ans. As it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world [O Christ, hear us.

without end. Amen. Christ, hear us.

From our enemics defend us, Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ. Lord, have mercy upon us. Graciously look upon our afflic. Christ, have mercy upon us. tions. Christ, have mercy upon us. With pity behold thc sorrows of Lord, have mercy upon us.

our hearts, Lord, have mercy upon us.] Mercifully forgive the sins of the 1 Then shall the Minister, and the people. People with him, say the Lord's

Favourably with mercy hear our Prayer.

prayers. OUR Father, who artin Heaven, Son of David, have mercy upon

Thy us. Kingdom come; Thy Will' e done Both now and ever, vouchsafe to on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give hear us, o Christ. is this day our daily bread; And Graciously hear us, O Christ, forgive us our trespasses , as we for. graciously hear us, O Lord Clirist

, give those who trespass against us;

Lord, let thy mercy be And lead us not into temptation; showed upon us; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Ans. As we do put our trust in

Min, O Lord, deal not with us thee. ] according to our sins.

I Let us pray. Ans. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.

WE humby beseech thee, O Fa

ther, mercifully to look upon T Let us pray.

our infirmitics; and, for the glory O GOD), merciful Father, who of thy

name, turn from * all those despisest not the sighing of evils that we most justly have de à contrite heart, nor the desire of served; and grant that, in all our such as are sorrowful; mercifully troubles, we may put our while assist our prayers which we makeltrust and confidence in thy mercy ;

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

out end. Amen. A General Thanksgiving. | A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. A LMIGHTY God; Fatlier of all ALMIGHTY God, who hast

mercies, we, thine unworthy 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.

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


PRAYERS. T A Prayer for Congress, to be used tice, religion and piety, may be during their Session.

established among us for all geno. MOST gracious God,

we humbly rations. These, and all other new beseech thee, as for the Peo- cessaries for them, for us, and thy ple of these United States in gene the name and mediation

of Jesus

whole Church, we humbly beg in ral, so especially for their Senate and Representatives in Congress Christ, our most blessed Lord and assembled; that thou wouldcat be Saviour. Amen. pieased to direct and prosper all

1 For Rain. Their consultations, to the advance O GOD, heavenly Father, who Church, the saty, honour, and promised to all thuse who seek thy welfare of thy People; that all kingdom, and the righteousness things may be so ordered and set- thereof all things necessary lo their tled by their endeavours, upon the bodily sustenance; send us, we be best and surest foundatinis, that seech thee, in this our necessity, Dease and happincss, truth and jurs-Isush moderate rain and she weIA that we may receive the fruits of


LMIGHTY God, our heavenly the earth to our comfort, and to thy Father, who hast purchased to ho!lour, through Jesus Christ our thyself an universal Church, by the te Lord, Amen.

precious blood of thy dear Son; T For Fair Weather. mercifully look upon the same, ang ΑΙ LMIGHTY and most merciful at this time so guide and govern

Father, we humbly bestech 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 hasi man, but faithfully and wisely make aflicted 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 furction, 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 lo amend our lives, and for thy they may show forth thy glory, and to clemency to give thée thanks and set forward the salvation of all men, praise, through Jesus Christ our through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord. Amen.

In time of Dearth and Famine.

| Or this O GOD heavenly Father, whose ALMIGHTY God, the giver op ind the earth bring forth her in-vine providence last appointed dicrease;. behold, we beseech thee, vers orders in thy Church; give the afflictions of thy people ; in- thy grace, we humbly beseech 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 adıinistrathat 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, throngh 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. 1 In time of War and Tumults. IT In Time of great Sickness and Mort

tality. O ALMIGHTY God, the su

preme Governor of all things, O 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 thes; 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 sick: thee, 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. 1 For those who are to be admitted fluence upon us, by leading us to

into toly Olders, lo he used in the consider how frail and uncertain Weeks preceding the scaled times of our life is; that we may apply in Ordinaion.

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ders in thy Church; ! cace, we humbly heating

all those who are B1 o any office and admiss the same; and so repet tn the truth of thy decor ue them with innocent t they may faithfallve


, our beside which in the end will bring us to tion; lhy servant, for whose preserFather, who hast punimet everlasting life

, through Jesus vation on the great deep, our prayers , Christ our For a Sick Person.

seech tliee, from the dangers of the

sea, from sickness, from the vioO , of ,

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 haany de su pale al , be, a

thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy grateful sense of thy mercies, ut faithfuly and wish sick servant, for whom our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. ministry of the Ce the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him - those who shall be great with a sense of thy goodness; pre

For a Person under Affliction. serve him from the temptations of O MERCIFUL God, and hea

venly Father, who hast taught der his affliction; and, in thy goodus, in thy holy Word, that thou 21 show forth

thy slay time, restore him to health, and en- dost not willingly aflict 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

eby visitation, that, after this pain- our prayers are desired. In thy TIGHTY God, the girl life ended, he may dwell with wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit ovidence last appointe su Christ our Lord. Amen. good gifts, who of tri thee in life everlasting, through Je-him with trouble, and to bring dis

tress upon him, Remember hini,

O Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa. 1 For a Sick Child.

therly correction to him; endue his ALMIGHTY God, and merciful soul with patience

under his afilicFather, to whom alone belong tion, and with resignation to thy the issues of life and death; look blessed will; comfort him with a down from heaven, we humbly sense of thy goodness; lift up thy beseech thee, with the eyes of countenance upon hiin, and give

mercy, upon the sick child for him peace, rough Jesus Christ thee, to the glors at whom our prayers are desired pur Lord. Amen. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy, good

1 For Malefactors, after Condemna=urch, through Jesus is appointed tíme, from his bodily pain, and visit him with thy salva

tion. Or else the Prayer in the Visttion; that if it should be thy good Father of Mercies," &c. may be

tation of Prisoners, beginning, “O ane of great Sickness a pleasure to prolong his days here used. on carth, he may live to thee, and

God, we earnestly beseech theo MIGHTY God, the La be an instrument of thy glory, by O MOST gracious and merciful alth; regard our super good in his generation : Or elee re-those persons recommended to our life and death, of 3c2 serving thee faithfully, and doing to have pity and compassion upon ve humbly beseech i ceive him into those heavenly habithou hast thought i' ktions, where the souls of those Prayers, who now lie under the sen

tence of the law, and are appointed for our sins with grz's tho sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy to die. Visit them, O Lord, with

perpetual rest and felicity. Grant thy mercy and salvation; convince this

, O Lord, for the love of thy them of the miserable condition irey Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

are in, by their sins and wiched

ness; and let thy powerful g sce rievous sickness with For a Person, or Persons going to produce in then such a godiy sor.

row, and sincere repentance, as ETERNAL God, who alone thou will be pleased to accept

spreadest out the heavens, and Give them a strong at I lively faith

mulest the raging of the ses; we in thy son nur blessed Savinur, anu is; that we may apps' commend to thy Almighty protec-make it effectuel to the salvation of


ame, and the benefits

d. Amen.


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

THANKSGIVINGS. * The Thanksgiving of Wonien after

1 For Plenty. ; man, being present in Churen Sa: O MOST merciful Father, who is have desired to return Thanks to Al-bheard the devout prayers of thy

of thy gracious goodness hast 15 mighty God for her safe deliverance. Church, and turner. our dearth and the O

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 ihy loving kindness unto us

, and peril of Child-birth, this wo-that our land may yield us here man, thy servant, who desires now fruits of increase, ti thy glory and to offer her praises and thanksgiv- our comfort, through Jesus Christe ings unto thee. Grant, we beseech our Lord. Amen. thee, most merciful Father, that 1 For Peace, and Deliverance from ou the she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life present, and

O ALMIGHTY God, who arto

strong tower of defence unte also may be partaker of everlasting thy servants against the face of their glory in the life to come, through enemies; we yield thee praise and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

thanksgiving, for our deliverance

from those great and apparent dan. O GOD, our heavenly Father, who by thy, gracious provi- ed; we acknowledge it thy, good.

gers wherewith we were compass 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, beseech. To earth, 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 hun ble 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. thire inheritance, and to refresh it Amen. when it was dry, to the great coin

T For Restoring Public Peace at Home fort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy name, O ETERNAL God, our heaven through thy mercies in Jesus Christ ly Father, who alone makest our Lord. Amen.

men to be of one mind in a house, 1 For Fair Weather. and stilleșt the outrage of a violent O LORD God, who hast justly and unruly people, we bless thy

aumbled us by thy late visita- holy name, that it hath pleased thee tion of us with immoderale 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.

Isacrifice of praise and thanksgiving

For Rain.

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