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Then the Minister shall say, MHE Almighty God, who is a most strong tower to all
I those who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, Be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
| And after that shall say, INTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit
U thee. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee. The LORD make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen. At the time of Execution, the Minister shall use such devotions
as he shall think proper, Notice. It is fudged best that the Criminal should not make
any public profession or declaration.
The Collect for the Communion Service. O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in U showing mercy and pity; We beseech thee to have mercy upon this thy servant, who for his transgressions is appointed to die. Grant that he may take thy judgments patiently, and repent him truly of his sins; that he recovering thy favour, the fearful reward of his actions may end with this life, and whensoever his soul shall depart from the body, it may be without spot presented unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Heb. xii. 11. NO chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous,
N but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
The Gospel. St. John v. 24. VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my
word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
A FORM OF
TO ALMIGHTY GOD,
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 hereby
otherwise appointed. | Among the Sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer shall
be the following. LONOUR the Lord with thy substance, and Il with the firstfruits of all thine increase: so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10.
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. Prov. iii. 19. 20.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27. · Israel then shall dwell in safety, alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. Deut. xxxiii. 28.
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! Deut. xxxiii. 29. | Instead of O come, let us sing, etc., the following shall
be said or sung. 0 PRAISE the LORD * for it is a good thing U to sing praises | unto · our | God : yea å joyful and pleasant thing it | is to l be · = 1 thankful.
Then shall be said or sung one of the Selections, or some other
portion of the Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister.
The First Lesson shall be Deut. 8, and the Second Lesson shall be
1 Thess. 5, v. 12 to v. 24.
followeth. MOST gracious God, by whose knowledge the
M depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew; We yield thee unfeigned thanks and praise for the return of seed-time and harvest, for the increase of the ground and the gathering in of the fruits thereof, and for all the other blessings of thy merciful providence bestowed upon this nation and people. And, we beseech thee, give us a just sense of these great mercies; such as may appear in our lives by an
humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.
The Collect to be used instead of that for the
day. n MOST merciful Father, who hast blessed U the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us, that our land may still yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. St. James i. 16. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every D good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man
shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
The Gospel. St. Matt. V. 43. VE have heard that it hath been said, Thou
I shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Forif ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
FORMS OF PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
MORNING PRAYER. The Master or Mistress having called together as many of tho Family as can 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 Uthy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our