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sins, and of thy fatherly love and correc- injuries and losses which others bart Hon; and the more their confinement sustained by them. Raise themapfriends presseth hard upon them, the more let to pity and relieve them; give them the ike comforts of thy grace and mercy continued comfort of thy countenance abound towards them. Give to 'tbeir here, and so sanctify their aldictions, creditors tenderness and compassion, that they may work for them an eternal and to them a meek and forgiving spirit weight of Glory, through the nierits and towards all those who have confined mediation of Jesus Christ th y Son our thein, and a full purpose to repair all the Lord. Amen.
A FORM OF
To Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all the other
Blessings of his merciful Providence; to be used yearly on the first Thursday in November, or on such other Day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority.' * The Service shall be as usual, except where it is bereby otherwise appointed. 9. Among the Sentences at the beginning God; for it is pleasant, and praise of Morning Prayer, shall be the fol- lis comely. lowing:
The Lord doth build up JerusaU ONOUR the Lord with thy lem; he gathereth together the Il substance, and with the first outcasts of Israel. fruits of all thine increase: Sol. He healeth those that are broshall thy barns be filled with ken in beart, and bindeth up plenty, and thy presses shall their wounds. burst out with new wine. Prov. He covereth the heaven with iii. 9, 10.
clouds, and prepareth rain for the The Lord by wisdom hath found-earth; he maketh the grass to ed the earth; by understanding\grow upon the mountains. hath he established the heavens: He giveth to the beast his food; By his knowledge the depths are and to the young ravens which broken up, and the clouds drop cry. down the dew. Proc. iii. 19, 20. | Praise the Lord, o Jerusalem: · The eternal God is thy refuge, Praise thy God, o Sion.. dhe and underneath are the everlast. For he hath strengthened the ing arms. Deut. xxxii. 27. bars of thy gates; he bath bles.
Israel then shall dwell in safety ed thy children within thee. alone; the fountain of Jacob shall! He maketh peace in thy bor: be upon the land of corn and of ders, and filletli thee with the finwine, also bis heaven shall drop est of the wheat. down dew. Deut. xxxiij. 28. Then shall be said or sung one of the
Happy art thou, O Israel; who Selections, or some other portion of 13 like unto thee, O people saved the Psalms, at the discretion of die by the Lord, the shield of thy
Minister . help, and who is the sword of thy The first Lesson shall be Deul. A oxcellency' Deul. Ikxiii. 29.
and the Second Lesson shall be
Thess. v. 12 to 24. 1 lastead of, o come fel w sing, dr. the After the General Thanksgiving, skal
following shall be maid or sung: I be said this which followeth: DRNSE yo the Lord; for it is! M OST gracious God, by whose
grad to sing praists unto ourlly knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop meekness the engrafted word, down the dek; we yield thee an- which is able to save your souls. feigned thanks and praise, as for Be ye doers of the word; and not all thy mercies, so especially for hearers only, deceiving your the returns of Seed-time and own selves. For if any be a Harvest, and for crowning the hearer of the word, and not a doyear with thy goodness, in the in- er, he is like unto a man beholda crease of the ground, and the ing his natural face in a glass; for gathering in of the fruits thereof, he beholdeth himself, and goeth And, we beseech thee, give us a his way, and straightway forgetjust sense of this great mercy;teth what manner of man he was. such as may appear in our lives, But whoso looketh into the per by an humble, holy, and obedient fect law of liberty, and continueth walking before thee all our days, therein, he being not a forgetful through Jesus Christ our Lord; hearer, but a doer of the work, to whom, with thee and the Holy this man shall be blessed in his Ghost, be all glory and honour, deed. If any man among you world without end. Amen. seem to be religious, and bridleth I The Collect to be used instead of that not his tongue, but deceiveth li's
for the day. S lown heart, this man's religion is MOST merciful Father, who vain. Pure religion and unde
bast blessed the labours of filed before God and the Father is the husbandman in the returns of this: to visit the fatherless and the fruits of the earth; we give widows in their affliction, and to thee bumble and hearty thanks keep himself unspotted from the for this thy bounty; beseeching world..
hee to continue thy loving kind? The Gospel. St. Matt, v. 43. ness to ús; that our land may stilll VE have heard that it lath yield her increase, to thy glory
'increase, to thy glory! I been said, Thou shalt love and our confort, through Jesus thy neighbour and hate thine Christ our Lord. Amen.
enemy." But I say unto you, love The Epistie. St. James i. 16.
your enemies, bless them that
curse you, do good to them that N o not err,my beloved breth- hate you, and pray for them D ren: every good gift and ev. which despitefully use you and ery perfect gift is from above; persecute you: that ye may be and cometh down from the Fa- ihe children of your Father ther of Lights, with whom is no which is in heaven; for he makvariableness, neither shadow ofseth his sun to rise on the evil mirning. Of his own will begat and on the good, and sendeth he us of the word of truth, that rain on the just and on the unwe should be a kind of first fruits just. For if ye love them which of his creatures. Wherefore, my love you, what reward have ye? beloved brethren, let every man do not even the Publicans the be swift. to hear, slow to speak, same? Or if ye salute your brethslow to wraih: for the wrath of Iren only, what do ve more than man worketh not the righteous others do not even the Publi. ness of God. Wheretore lay ao cans so? Be ye therefore perfect, part all filthiness and superfluity even as your Father which is in of naughtiness, and receive with heaven is perfect.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
MORNING PRAYER The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as of conveniently be present ; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think
proper, say as follows, all kneeling: OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy
U 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 trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from eyil: For thive is the kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Acknowledgment ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom je of God's mercy and A live and move and have our being; we, thy preservation, especially through the
· needy creatures,render thee our humble praises, for night past. . thy preservation of us from the beginning of ourlives Love to this day, and epecially for having delivered us
from the dangers of the past night. Tothy watchful * When disturb- proyidence we owe it, *(that no disturbance hath ances of any kind come nigh us, or our dwelling; but, that we are befal a Family, in
y, in brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For
B stead of this, say, that notwithstand
ithin these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy gloing our dangers, we rious Name; humbly beseeching thee to accep! are brought in safe- this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiv ty to tha beginning ing; for his sake whọ lay down in the grave, and of this day.
rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus
Christ. Amen. Dedication of soul AND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Faand body to God's F1 ther, that another day is added to our lives; service, wiih a reso- we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies to bution to be growing thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and daily in goodness,
WCSS. godly life: In which resolution, do thou, O merci
ful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we Pi grow in age, we may grow in graceand in the know
ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amer, Prayer for grace RUT, O God, wlio knowest the weakness and to enable us to per. D corruption of our nature, and the manifold form that resolution. temnitatis esolution. temptations which we daily meet with; we hum
bly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit ; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we mus give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
IN particular,we implore thy grace and profcc. For grace to guide I tion for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate and keep us the fol in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our several lorving day, and for callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions God's blessing on the thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always business of the same. contented with our present condition. Give us * On Sunday Morn grace to he just and upright in all our dealings; ing instead of this, quiet and peaceable ; full of compassion; and say, and let thy Holy ready to do good to all men, according to our Spirit accompanyus abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our w
to the place of thy public worship, ma
ie ways and prosper the works of our hands in the king us serious and business of our several stations.) Defend us froin attentive, and rais all dangers and adversities; and be graciously ing our minds froni pleased to take us, and all things belonging to us, the
the thoughts of this Under thy Fatherly care and protection.
world to the consi
These deration of the user things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary that we may fer? and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through venily join in the the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ prayers and praises our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
of thy Church, and
listen to our duty THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the
with honest hearts, love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy in order to practise Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
EVENING PRAYER 1 The Family ixcing together, a little before Bed Time, let the diaster.er Mistress
or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling: OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy V 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
e forgive those who trespass 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. Annen. MOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes tham . MI to hehold iniquity, and hast promised forgive Confession of sins,
6 with a prayer for ness to all those who confess and forsake their sins;
contrition and parwe come before thee in an humble sense of our don own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold ransgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, 0 gra- * Here, lçt hin sious Father, who desirest not the death of a sin- who reads' make a
short pause, that evejer, look upon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and sho
. ry one may secretly orgive us all our transgressions. Dake us deeply confess the sins mod ensible of the great evil of them; and work in us failings of that day. in hearty contrition, that we may obtain forgive. lees at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive umble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Imen. AND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempo Prager far grace tations which encompass us, we be drawn to reform and grow
ther. pain into sin, vouchsafe us, we bescech thee, the irection and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform batever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that • unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may
rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that
ay never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to on rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a con: science void of offence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. The Intercession. interi AND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all. on. A
mankind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine. upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as be cornes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully, Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their bearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us eyil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went aboạt doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
To our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned The Thanksgiving. I thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all cther endowments and faculties of soul and body; i for our ealth, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world to redeem us from sin and eter nal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for ah the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen..
Prayer for God's TN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy protection through I gracious protection to us this night. Defend us the night following from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear
of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful, of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the I fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to
begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.