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less children, and widows, and all Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be who are desolate and oppressed; done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; We beseech thee to hear us, good Give us this day our daily bread; Lord. And forgive us our trespasses, as That it may please thee to have we forgive those who trespass mercy upon all men ; against us; And lead us not into We beseech thee to hear us, good temptation; But deliver us from Lord. evil. Amen.
That it may please thee to for- Min. O Lord, deal not with us give our enemies, persecutors, and according to our sins. slanderers, and to turn their hearts; Ans. Neither reward us accordWe beseech thee to hear us, good ing to our iniquities.
¶ Let us pray.
That it may please thee to give despisest not the sighing of and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so that in due a contrite heart, nor the desire of time we may enjoy them; such as are sorrowful; mercifully We beseech thee to hear us, good assist our prayers which we make Lord. before thee in all our troubles and
GOD, merciful Father, who
That it may please thee to give adversities, whensoever they opus true repentance, to forgive us press us; and graciously hear us, all our sins, negligences, and igno-that those evils which the craft rances, and to endue us with the and subtilty of the devil or man grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend worketh against us, may, by thy our lives according to thy Holy good providence, be brought to Word; nought; that we, thy servants, beWe beseech thee to hear us, good ing hurt by no persecutions, may Lord. evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world;
Grant us thy peace.
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world; Have mercy upon us.
The Minister may, at his discretion, omit all
[O Christ, hear us.
Oven, Hallowed be thy Name;
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake.
GOD, we have heard with
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, 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 enemies defend us, O Christ.
Graciously look upon our afflictions.
With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts.
Mercifully forgive the sins of
Favourably with mercy hear world by our Lord Jesus Christ; our prayers.
for the means of grace, and for O Son of David, have mercy the hope of glory. And, we be
seech thee, give us that due sense Both now and ever, vouchsafe of all thy mercies, that our hearts to hear us, O Christ.
may be unfeignedly thankful, and Graciously hear us, O Christ; that we may show forth thy praise, graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. not only with our lips, but in our
Min. O Lord, let thy mercy be lives; by giving up ourselves to showed upon us;
thy service, and by walking beAns. As we do put our trust in fore thee in holiness and righteousthee.]
ness all our days, through Jesus Let us pray:
Christ our Lord; to whom, with WE
TE humbly beseech thee, thee and the Holy Ghost, be all
Father, mercifully to look honour and glory, world without upon our infirmities; and, for the end. Amen. glory of thy name, turn from us
TA Prayer of St. Chrysostom. all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant that, in all our troubles, we may put our with one accord to make our com
given us grace at this time, whole trust and confidence in thy mercy; and evermore serve thee mon supplications unto thee; and in holiness and pureness of living, three are gathered together in thy
dost promise that when two or to thy honour and glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate, name, thou wilt grant their reJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.quests; fulfil now, O Lord, the de.
sires and petitions of thy servants, TA General Thanksgiving.
all mercies, we, thine unwor- granting us in this world knowledge thy servants, do give thee most of thy truth, and in the world to humble and hearty thanks for all come life everlasting. Amen. thy goodness and loving kindness
2 Cor. xiii. 14. to us, and to all men. We bless THE grace of our Lord Jesus thee for our creation, preservation, Christ, and the love of God, and all the blessings of this life; and the fellowship of the Holy
above all, for thine inestima- Ghost, be with us all evermore. ble love in the redemption of thel Amen.
Here endeth the Litany.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
PRAYERS. T A Prayer for Congress, to be used during their nate and Representatives in Con
gress assembled; that thou wouldTOST gracious God, we hum-est be pleased to direct and pros
bly beseech thee, as for the per all their consultations, to the People of these United States in advancement of thy Glory, the general, so especially for their Se-good of thy Church, the safety,
honour, and welfare of thy peo- for our sins, may, through thy ple; that all things may be so or- goodness, be mercifully turned indered and settled by their endea- to plenty, for the love of Jesus vours, upon the best and surest Christ our Lord; to whom, with foundations, that peace and hap- thee and the Holy Ghost, be all piness, truth and justice, religion honour and glory, now and for and piety, may be established ever. Amen. among us for all generations. These, and all other necessaries
¶ For Rain.
¶ In Time of War and Tumults.
ALMIGHTY God, the sufor them, for us, and thy whole preme Governor of all things, Church, we humbly beg in the whose power no creature is able to name and mediation of Jesus resist, to whom it belongeth justChrist, our most blessed Lord and ly to punish sinners, and to be Saviour. merciful to those who truly repent; save and deliver us, we humbly GOD, heavenly Father, who beseech thee, from the hands of by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast our enemies; that we, being armed promised to all those who seek thy with thy defence, may be preservkingdom and the righteousness ed evermore from all perils, to glothereof, all things necessary to rify thee, who art the only giver of their bodily sustenance; send us, all victory, through the merits of we beseech thee, in this our ne- thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. cessity, such moderate rain and Amen.
showers, that we may receive the ¶ For those who are to be admitted into Holy Orfruits of the earth to our comfort, ders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the and to thy honour, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
T For Fair Weather.
stated Times of Ordination.
ALMIGHTY God, oust hea
venly Father, who hast purA LMIGHTY and most merci- chased to thyself an universal ful Father, we humbly be- Church, by the precious blood of seech thee, of thy great goodness, thy dear Son; mercifully look upon to restrain those immoderate rains, the same, and at this time so guide wherewith, for our sins, thou hast and govern the minds of thy serafflicted us: And we pray thee to vants, the Bishops and Pastors of send us such seasonable weather, thy flock, that they may lay hands that the earth may, in due time, suddenly on no man, but faithfully yield her increase, for our use and and wisely make choice of fit perbenefit; and give us grace, that sons, to serve in the sacred miniswe may learn, by thy punishments, try of thy Church. And, to those to amend our lives, and for thy who shall be ordained to any holy clemency to give thee thanks and function, give thy grace and heapraise, through Jesus Christ our venly benediction; that both by Lord. Amen. their life and doctrine they may
¶ In Time of Dearth and Famine. show forth thy glory, and set GOD, heavenly Father, forward the salvation of all men, whose gift it is that the rain through Jesus Christ our Lord. doth fall, and the earth bring forth Amen. her increase; behold, we beseech
¶ Or this.
thee, the afflictions of thy people of all good gifts, who of thy LMIGHTY God, the giver
increase the fruits of the earth by
thy heavenly benediction; and divine providence hast appointed grant that the scarcity and dearth, divers orders in thy Church; give which we now most justly suffer thy grace, we humbly beseech
For a Sick Child.
thee, to all those who are to be called to any office and adminis- ALMIGHTY God, and merciin the
ful Father, plenish them with the truth of thy belong the issues of life and death doctrine, and endue them with in- look down from heaven, we humnocency of life, that they may faith-bly beseech thee, with the
of fully serve before thee, to the glory mercy, upon the sick child for of thy great name, and the benefit whom our prayers are desired. of thy holy Church, through Jesus Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good Christ our Lord. Amen. appointed time, from his bodily
pain, and visit him with thy salvaT In Time of great Sickness and Mortality. ALMIGHTY God, the Lord tion ; that if it should be thy good
to and health ; regard our supplica-on earth, he may live to thee, and tions, we humbly beseech thee; be an instrument of thy glory, by and, as thou hast thought fit to serving thee faithfully, and doing visit us for our sins with great good in his generation : Or else sickness and mortality in the midst receive him into those heavenly of thy judgment, O Lord, remem- habitations, where the souls of ber mercy. Have pity upon us those who sleep in the Lord Jesus miserable sinners, and withdraw enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. from us the grievous sickness with Grant this, O Lord, for the love of which we are afflicted. May this thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. thy fatherly correction have its due Amen. influence upon us, by leading us to
| For a Person, or Persons going to Sea. consider how frail and uncertain O ETERNAL God, who alone our life is ; that we may apply our and rulest the raging of the sea;
spreadest out the heavens, hearts unto that heavenly wisdom, which in the end will bring us to
we commend to thy Almighty everlasting life, through Jesus Christ
protection, thy servant, for whose our Lord. Amen.
preservation on the great deep our prayers are desired.
him, we beseech thee, from the O
FATHER of mercies, and dangers of the sea, from sickness,
God of all comfort, our only from the violence of enemies, and help in time of need ; look down from every evil to which he may from heaven, we humbly beseech be exposed. Conduct him in safe
, thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy ty to the haven where he would sick servant, for whom our prayers be, with a grateful sense of thy are desired. Look upon him with mercies, through Jesus Christ our the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him Lord. Amen. with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations.o! O venly Father, who hast taught the enemy; give him patience under his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou dost time, restore him to health, and not willingly afflict or grieve the enable him to lead the residue of children of men; look with pity, his life in thy fear, and to thy glo- we beseech thee, upon the sorry: Or else give him grace so to rows of thy servant, for whom our take thy visitation, that, after this prayers are desired. In thy wispainful life ended, he may dwell dom thou hast seen fit to visit him with thee in life everlasting, through with trouble, and to bring distress Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Remember him, O С
For a Sick Person.
| For a Person under Affliction.
Lord, in inercy; sanctify thy fa- tion; convince them of the misetherly correction to him ; endue his rable condition they are in, by soul with patience under his af- their sins and wickedness; and let fliction, and with resignation to thy thy powerful grace produce in them blessed will ; comfort him with a such a godly sorrow, and sincere sense of thy goodness ; lift up thy repentance, as thou wilt be pleascountenance upon him, and give ed to accept. Give them a strong him peace, through Jesus Christ and lively faith in thy Son, our our Lord. Amen.
blessed Saviour, and make it effect1 For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else ual to the salvation of their souls.
the Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of Mercies," &c. may be used. O Lord, in judgment remember
MOST gracious and merci- mercy; and whatever sufferings
ful God, we earnestly beseech they are to endure in this world, thee to have pity and compassion yet deliver them, O God, from the upon those persons recommended bitter pains of eternal death. Parto our prayers, who now lie under don their sins, and save their souls, the sentence of the law, and are for the sake and merits of thy dear appointed to die. Visit them, o Son, our blessed Saviour and ReLord, with thy mercy and salva- deemer. Amen.
1 The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth ;thine inheritance, and to refresh it
to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired
to return Thanks to when it was dry, to the great comAlmighty God for her safe deliverance. fort of us thy unworthy servants,
ALMIGHTY God, we give and to the glory of thy holy name,
thee humble thanks, for that through thy mercies in Jesus Christ thou hast been graciously pleased our Lord. Amen. to preserve, through the great pain
For Fair Weather. and peril of Child-birth, this wo
LORD God, who hast justman, thy servant, who desires now
ly humbled us by thy late to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we be
Grant, we be visitation of us with immoderate
rain and waters, and in thy mercy seech thee, most merciful Father,
hast relieved and comforted our that she, through thy help, may souls by this seasonable and blessboth faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life
ed change of weather; we praise
; present, and also may be partaker thy mercy, and will always de
and glorify thy holy name, for this of everlasting glory in the life to clare thy loving kindness from gecome, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
neration to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
| For Plenty. GOD, our heavenly Father, 0 who by thy gracious provi: O of thy gracious goodness hast
MOST merciful Father, who dence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the heard the devout prayers of thy earth, that it may bring forth fruit Church, and turned our dearth for the use of man; we give thee and scarcity into plenty ; we give humble thanks that it hath pleased thee humble thanks for this thy thee, in our great necessity, to send special bounty ; beseeching thee us at the last, a joyful rain upon to continue thy loving kindness
| For Rain.