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and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever

Priest. O Lord, deal not shall be: world without end. with us after our sins.

Answer. Neither reward us

after our iniquities.

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Let us pray. God, merciful Father, that despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to nought; and by the providence of thy goodness they may be dispersed; that we thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto

thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ Lord.



O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake. God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine honour. Glory be to the Father,


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Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts. Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.

Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.

O Son of David, have mercy upon us.

Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.

Graciously hear us, 0 Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.

Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us; Answer. As we do put our trust in thee.

Let us pray.

WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy Name turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved; and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory; through our only Mediator

and Advocate, Jesus Christ | O Lord, the desires and pe

our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. LMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplica

tions unto thee; and dost

promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now,

titions of thy servants, as them; granting us in this may be most expedient for world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii. Jess Christ, and the grace HE grace of our Lord


love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. Here endeth the Litany.



To be used before the two final Prayers of the Litany, or of Morning and Evening Prayer.

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For Rain. God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to all them that seek thy kingdom, and the righteousness thereof, all things necessary to their bodily sustenance; Send us, we beseech thee, in this our necessity, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, and to thy honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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didst once drown all the world, except eight persons, and afterward of thy great mercy didst promise never to destroy it so again; We humbly beseech thee, that although we for our iniquities have worthily deserved plague of rain and waters, yet upon our true repentance thou wilt send us such weather, as that we may receive the fruits of the earth in due season; and learn both by thy punishment to amend our lives, and for thy clemency For fair Weather. to give thee praise and glory; Almighty Lord God, through Jesus Christ who for the sin of man | Lord. Amen.


In the time of Dearth and | In the time of War and Tu

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God, heavenly Father, whose gift it is, that the

rain doth fall, the earth is fruitful, beasts increase, and fishes do multiply; Behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy people; and grant that the scarcity and dearth, which we do now most justly suffer for our iniquity, may through thy goodness be mercifully turned into cheapness and plenty; for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Or this.

God, merciful Father, who, in the time of Elisha the prophet, didst suddenly in Samaria turn great scarcity and dearth into plenty and cheapness; Have mercy upon us, that we, who are now for our sins punished with like adversity, may likewise find a seasonable relief Increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction; and grant that we, receiving thy bountiful liberality, may use the same to thy glory, the relief of those that are needy, and our own comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


all kings, and Governour Almighty God, King of

of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to them that truly repent; Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies; abate their pride, asswage their malice, and confound their devices; that we, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory; through the merits of thy only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the time of any common Plague or Sickness.

Almighty God, who in thy wrath didst send a plague upon thine own people in the wilderness, for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron; and also, in the time of king David, didst slay with the plague of Pestilence threescore and ten thousand, and yet remembering thy mercy didst save the rest; Have pity upon us miserable sinners, who now are visited with great sickness and mortality; that like as thou didst then accept of an atonement, and didst com

mand the destroying Angel | administration in the same;

to cease from punishing, so it may now please thee to withdraw from us this plague and grievous sickness; thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. In the Ember Weeks, to be said every day, for those that are to be admitted into Holy


and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the benefit of

ALMIGHTY God, our thy holy Church; through

Father, who

hast purchased to thyself an universal Church by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so guide and govern the minds of thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons to serve in the sacred Ministry of thy Church. And to those which shall be ordained to any holy function

give thy grace and heavenly

benediction; that both by their life and doctrine they may set forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all men; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

LMIGHTY God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed divers Orders in thy Church; Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any office and

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer that may be said after any of the


God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive, receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us; for the honour of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

A Prayer for the High Court of Parlia ment, to be read during their Session,

MOST gracious God, we

humbly beseech thee, ral, so especially for the High as for this Kingdom in geneCourt of Parliament, under our most religious and gracious King at this time assembled That thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and his Dominions; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the

best and surest foundations, | the Catholick Church; that that peace and happiness, it may be so guided and gotruth and justice, religion verned by thy good Spirit, and piety, may be established that all who profess and call among us for all generations. themselves Christians may be These and all other necessa- led into the way of truth, ries, for them, for us, and thy and hold the faith in unity whole Church, we humbly of spirit, in the bond of peace, beg in the Name and Medi- and in righteousness of life. ation of Jesus Christ our Finally, we commend to thy most blessed Lord and Sa- fatherly goodness all those, viour. Amen. who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [*espe- This to be said cially those for Prayers of the Conwhom our prayers are desired,] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

A Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of men, to be used at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said.

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God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of


A General Thanksgiving.

when any desire the


vouchsafed unto them.] We

ALMIGHTY God, Fa- bless thee for our creation,

and all

ther of all mercies, we preservation, and thine unworthy servants do blessings of this life; but give thee most humble and above all, for thine inestimhearty thanks for all thy able love in the redemption goodness and loving-kind- of the world by our Lord ness to us, and to all men; Jesus Christ; for the means [* particularly to of grace, and for the hope of those who desire glory. And, we beseech thee, now to offer up give us that due sense of all their praises and thanksgiv- thy mercies, that our hearts ings for thy late mercies may be unfeignedly thankful,

This to be said when any that have

been prayed for de

sire to return praise.

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