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accord to make our common sup world knowledge of Thy truth, and plications unto Thee; and dost pro- in the world to come life everlasting. mise, that when two or three are Amen. gathered together in Thy Name Thou

2 Cor. xiii. wilt grant their requests; Fulfil now, HE grace of our Lord Jesus O Lord, the desires and petitions of Christ, and the love of God, and Thy servants, as may be most ex the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be pedient for them; granting us in this with us all evermore. Amen.

Here endeth the LITANY.

TUE

PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS,

UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, I To be used before the two final Prayers of the Litany, or of Morning and Evening

Prayer.

PRAYERS.

For Rain.

In the time of Dearth and Famine. O , Thy Son Jesus Christ hast pro

GOD, heavenly Father, Whose O

gift it is, that the rain doth mised to all them that seek Thy fall, the earth is fruitful, beasts inkingdom, and the righteousness crease, and fishes do multiply ; Bethereof, all things necessary to their hold, we beseech Thee, the afflictions bodily sustenance ; Send us, we be of Thy people; and grant that the seech Thee, in this our necessity, scarcity and dearth, which we do such moderate rain and showers, now most justly suffer for our ini. that we may receive the fruits of the quity, may through Thy goodness earth to our comfort, and to Thy be mercifully turned into cheapness honour; through Jesus Christ our and plenty; for the love of Jesus Lord. Amen.

Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee

and the Holy Ghost be all honour and For fair Weather.

glory, now and for ever. Amen. O for Mhe Sing Ford Gad: Who

for the sin of man didst once dersons aand heterorada concept eight o che poi merci felishathe Pobo; ein. mercy didst promise never to destroy didst suddenly in Samaria turn great it so again ; We humbly beseech scarcity and dearth into plenty and Thee, that although we for our ini cheapness ; Have mercy upon us, quities have worthily deserved a that we, who are now for our sins plague of rain and waters, yet upon punished with like adversity, may our true repentance Thou wilt send likewise find a seasonable relief: us such weather, as that we may re Increase the fruits of the earth by ceive the fruits of the earth in due Thy heavenly benediction; and grant season ; and learn both by Thy pu- that we, receiving Thy bountiful li. nishment to amend our lives, and for berality, may use the same to Thy Thy clemency to give Thee praise glory, the relief of those that are and glory; through Jesus Christ our needy, and our own comfort; through Lord. Amen.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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O

Ministry of Thy Church. And to In the time of War and Tumults.

those which shall be ordained to any kings, and Governour of all heavenly benediction; that both by things, Whose power no creature is their life and doctrine they may set able to resist, to whom it belongeth forth Thy glory, and set forward the fastly to punish sinners, and to be salvation of all men ; through Jesus merciful to them that truly repent ; Christ our Lord. Amen. Save and deliver us, we humbly bexech Thee, from the hands of our

Or this. Enemies ; abate their pride, asswage LMIGHTY God, the giver of their malice, and confound their de. rices; that we, being armed with vine providence hast appointed divers Thy defence, may be preserved ever Orders in Thy Church ; Give Thy more from all perils, to glorify Thee, grace, we humbly beseech Thee, to Who art the only giver of all vic- all those who are to be called to tory; through the merits of Thy only any office and administration in the Soa, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. same; and so replenish them with

the truth of Thy doctrine, and enIn the time of any common Plaque or due them with innocency of life, Sickness.

that they may faithfully serve beALMIGHTY God, Whoin Thy fore Thee, to the glory of Thy great Thine own people in the wilderness, Church ; through Jesus Christ our for their obstinate rebellion against Lord. Amen. Moses and Aaron; and also, in the time of king David, didst slay with

T A Prayer that may be said after any

of the former. the plague of Pestilence threescore and ten yet remem

GOD, nature protest; Have pity upon us miserable to forgive, receive our humble petiinners, who now are visited with tions, and though we be tied and steat sickness and mortality; that bound with the chain of our sins, like as Thou didst then accept of an yet let the pitifulness of Thy great atonement, and didst command the mercy loose us ; for the honour of destroying Angel to cease from pu Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Ad. nishing, so it may now please Thee vocate. Amen. to withdraw from us this plague and grievous sickness; through Je

( A Prayer for the High Court of Parlia. kus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ment, to be read during their Session. In the Ember Weeks, to be said every M ,

OST gracious God, we humbly dery, for those that are to be admilled into

dom in general, so especially for the Holy Orders.

High Court of Parliament, under our LMIGHTY God, our heavenly most religious and gracious Queen

Father, Who hast purchased to at this time assembled : That Thou Thyself an universal Church by the wouldest be pleased to direct and precious blood of Thy dear Son; prosper all their consultations to the Mercifully look upon the same, and advancement of Thy glory, the good at this time so guide and govern the of Thy Church, the safety, honour, minds of Thy servants the Bishops and welfare of our Sovereign, and and Pastors of Thy flock, that they her Dominions ; that all things may quay lay hands suddenly

on no man, be so ordered and settled by their bat faithfully and wisely make choice endeavours, upon the best and surest of fit persons to serve in the sacred | foundations, that peace and happi.

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ness, truth and justice, religion and tholick Church ; that it may be so piety, may be established among us guided and governed by Thy good

all other necessaries, for them, for us, themselves Christians may be led inand Thy whole Church, we humbly to the way of truth, and hold the beg in the Name and Mediation of faith in unity.

spirit, in the bond Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord of peace, and in righteousness of life. and Saviour. Amen.

Finally, we commend to Thy fatherT A Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind,

ly goodness all those, who are any mon, to be used at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said,

body, or estate ; [*es- * This to be said

pecially those for whom the Prayer of the of all mankind, we humbly be ed,] that it may please Thee to comseech Thee for all sorts and condi- fort and relieve them, according to tions of men ; that Thou wouldest their several necessities, giving them be pleased to make Thy ways known patience under their sufferings, and unto them, Thy saving health unto a happy issue out of all their afflicall nations. More especially, we tions. And this we beg for Jesus pray for the good estate of the Ca. | Christ His sake. Amen.

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THANKSGIVINGS.
A General Thanksgiving.

that LMIGHTY God, Father of all

For Rain. AL mercies, we Thine unworthy

O servants do give Thee most humble by Thy gracious providence and hearty thanks for all Thy good dost cause the former and the latter ness and loving-kindness to us, and rain to descend upon the earth, that * This to be said to all men ; [* parti- it may bring forth fruit for the use of

CI: been prayer de cularly to those who man; We give Thee humble thanks aire to return praise

. desire now to offer up that it hath pleased Thee, in our their praises and thanksgivings for great necesity, to send us at the last o thy late mercies vouchsafed unto a joyful rain upon Thine inheritance, them.) We bless Thee for our cre and to refresh it when it was dry, to ation, preservation, and all the bless-to the great comfort of us Thy, un ings of this life;

but above all, for worthy servants, and to the glory Thine inestimable love in the re of Thy holy Name; through Thy demption of the world by our Lord mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. 201

Loe Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, Amen, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech Thee, give us that due sense

For fair Weather.

ber of all Thy mercies, that our hearts

O may be unfeignedly

thankful, and humbled us by Thy late plague that we shew forth Thy praise, not of immoderate rain and waters, and only with our lips, but in our lives; in Thy mercy hast relieved and comby giving up ourselves to Thy ser- forted our souls by this seasonable vice, and by walking before Thee in and blessed change of weather ; We holiness and righteousness all our praise and glorify Thy holy Name days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, for this Thy mercy, and will always to Whom with Thee and the Holy declare Thy loving - kindness from Ghost be all honour and glory,world generation to generation ; through without end. Amen.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Plenty.

holy commandments; and, leading a

quiet and peaceable life in all godliMOST merciful Father, Who ness and honesty, may continually. beard the devout prayers of Thy and thanksgiving for these Thy merChurch, and turned our dearth and cies towards us; through Jesus Christ srarcity into cheapness and plenty; our Lord. Amen. We give Thee humble thanks for this Thy special bounty, beseeching For Deiverance from the Plaque, or other

cominon Sickness. Thee to continue Thy loving-kindzess unto us, that our land may O 18 ROP Goods Who has twounded yield us her fruits of increase, to

us for our sins, and consumed Thy glory and our comfort; through late heavy and dreadful visitation;

us for ou transgressions, by Thy Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and now, in the midst of judgement For Peace and Deliverance from our remembering mercy, hast redeemed Enemies.

our souls from the jaws of death; O a

We offer unto Thy fatherly goodstrong tower of defence unto ness ourselves, our souls and bodies Tty servants against the face of which Thou hast delivered, to be a their enemies; We yield Thee praise living sacrifice unto Thee, always and thanksgiving for our deliverance praising and magnifying Thy merfrom those great and apparent dan- cies in the midst of Thy Church ; zers where with we were compassed: through Jesus Christ our Lord. We acknowledge it Thy goodness Amen. ilete y ante them; beseeching Thee Whee, W most merciful Father, still to continue such Thy mercies towards us, that all the world may that all the punishments which are mnow that Thou art onr Saviour and threatened in Thy law might justly mighty Deliverer; through Jesus have fallen upon us, by reason of our Christ our Lord. Amen.

manifold transgressions and hardness

of heart: Yet seeing it hath pleased For restoring Publick Peace at Home.

Thee of Thy tender mercy, upon our O ETERNAL. Gode om heavenly weak

and the worthya humiliation to to be of one mind in a house, and wherewith we lately have been sore stillest the outrage of a violent and afflicted, and to restore the voice of Laruly people; We bless Thy holy joy and health into our dwellings; Same, that it hath pleased Thee to We offer unto Thy Divine Majesty appease the seditious tumults which the sacrifice of praise and thanksgivhave been lately raised up amongst ing, lauding and magnifying Thy glous; most humbly beseeching Thee to rious Name for such Thy preservagrant to all of us grace, that we may tion and providence over us; through benceforth obediently walk in Thy Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS

TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holyday that hath a

Vigil or Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. Thy messenger to prepare Thy way LMIGHTY God, give us grace

before Thee ; Grant that the minisA that we may cast away the

ters and stewards of Thy mysteries works of darkness, and put upon us

may likewise so prepare and make the armour of light, now in the time ready Thy way, by turning the hearts of this mortal life, in which Thy Son of the disobedient to the wisdom of Jesus Christ came to visit us in great the just, that at Thy second coming humility; that in the last day, when

to judge the world we may be found He shall come again in His glorious an acceptable people in Thy sight, Majesty to judge both the quick and Who livest and reignest with the dead, we may rise to the life immor- Father and the Holy Spirit, erer tal, through Him Who liveth and one God, world without end. Amen. reigneth with Thee and the Holy The Epistle. Let a man so account Ghost, now and ever. Amen. of us. 1 Cor. iv. ver. 1. to ver. 6.

This Collect is to be repeated every day, The Gospel. Now when John had
with the other Collects in Advent, uniil heard. St. Matth. xi.ver. 2. to ver. 11.
Christmas Eve.
The Epistle. Owe no man any THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
The Gospel." When they drew OL

LORD, raise up (we pray Thee) nigh unto Jerusalem. St. Matth.

Thy power, and come among xxi. ver. 1. to ver. 14.

us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and

wickedness, we are sore let and hin. THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT. dered in running the race that is set LESSED Lord, Who hast caus before us, Thy bountiful grace and

ed all holy Scriptures to be mercy may speedily help and deliver written for our learning; Grant that us; through the satisfaction of Thy we may in such wise hear them, Son our Lord, to whom with Thee read, mark, learn, and inwardly di- and the Holy Ghost be honour and gest them, that by patience, and glory, world without end. Amen. comfort of Thy holy Word, we may The Epistle. Rejoice in the Lord embrace, and ever hold fast the alway. Phil. iv. ver. 4. to ver. 8. blessed hope of everlasting life, which The Gospel. This is the record of Thou hast given us in our Saviour John. St. John i. ver. 19. to ver. 29. Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Whatsoever things THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, OR THE were written. Rom. xv. ver. 4. to BIRTH-DAY OF CHRIST, COMMONLY ver. 14.

CALLED CHRISTMAS-DAY. The Gospel. And there shall be signs. St. Luke xxi. ver. 25. to ver. 3.4. ALMIGHTY God,

who hast giren us Thy only-begotten Son to

take our nature upon Him, and as THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. at this time to be born of a pure

LORD Jesu Christ, Who at Virgin ; Grant that we being rege

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