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Spirit, be all Honour, Glory, Love, Ser. vice, and Obedience, by me and all thy Creatures, for evermore. Amen.
Prayers to be used by any one or more in a
Family, in the Presence of a fick Perfon; any of which may be also used by a Perfon in private, in behalf of fick Friends; and may be added to the Morning and Evening Prayers in the Family.
Then thefe Prayers are used by one Person
only, be must use I instead of We; Me,
put their Trust in thee, the Relief of the needy, the fovereign Good of all Mankind; hear the Prayers we now offer unto thy Divine Majefty, in the Behalf of thy Servant now lying upon the Bed of Sick ness. Look upon him, we pray thee, with thy tenderest Pity and Compassion, and be thou gracious and favourable unto him, according to the Necessity of his Cafe, and
according to the Multitude of thy tender Mercies in Christ Jesus.
In Submission to thy most wise Disposal of Things, we beseech thee to abate his Distemper, to ease his Pains, and restore him, in thy due Time, to his former Health and Strength, that he may have a longer Time to work out his Salvation, and be more useful in his Station, and do more Good in his Generation ; But however thou shalt be pleased to deal with him, as to the Concerns of his Body, yet, O Lord, let his Soul be ever precious in thy Sight; wash and cleanse it, we befeech thee, in the Blood of thy dear Son, that it may be delivered from all the Defilements it hath contracted in this sinful Life, and be presented pure and spotless before the Throne of Grace.
Oh! give him a right Discerning of the Things which belong to his Peace, and let them never be hid from bis Eyes.
Enable him to finish the great Work he has to do, give him a true and unfeigned Repentance of all his Sins, and a firm Reliance on thy gracious Promiles; and grant that he may find that Peace of God, which passes all Understanding,
Fit him, O Lord, for living and dying, and for whatever, in thy wise and righteous Providence, thou hast designed for him. And if thou hast determined, that this Sickness shall be a Sickness unto Death, and this Visitation his last Visitation, prepare him, () merciful God, by thy Grace, for thy blessed Self, and grant him a safe and comfortable Passage out of this World, to that which is infinitely better, through the Merits and Mediation of thy blessed Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. O God the Father of Heaven, Have Mercy upon him,
Keep and defend him. . O God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
Have Mercy upon him,
Save him and deliver him.
the Father and the Son,
Strengthen and comfort him.
Have Mercy upon him.
with thy most precious Blood, and be not angry with him for ever.
Spare him good Lord. From thy Wrath and heavy Indignation ; from the Fear of Death; from the Guilt and Burden of his Sins; and from the dreadful Sentence of the last Judge ment,
- Good Lord deliver him. From the Sting and Terrors of Conscicuce; from Distruft or Despair ; from Auguish or Agony, that may any way with draw his Mind from thee,
Good Lord deliver him. From the bitter Pangs of eternal Death; from the Powers of Darkness; and from the Illusions and Assaults of our ghostly
Good Lord deliver him. By thy manifold and great Mercies; by the manifold and great Merits of Jesus Christ thy Son ; by his Agony and bloody Sweat; by his strong Crying and Tears; by his bitter Cross and Passion; by his glo. rious Resurrection and Afcenfion; by his effectual and most acceptable Intercession; and by the Graces and Comforts of thy Holy Spirit,
. . Good Lord deliver him.
In the Time of Extremity; in his last and greatest Need; in the Hour of Death, and in the Day of Judgment,
Good Lord deliver him. IVe Sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; that it may please thee to assuage his Pains; and give him Patience to bear his Sickness; and when thou shalt call him home, give him a quiet and joyful Departure :
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to make him a Partaker of all thy Mercies and Promises in Christ Jesus :
We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee, after this Life, to bestow upon him the State of Joy, Bliss, and Happiness, with all thy blessed Saints in thy heavenly Kingdom : .. 'We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the Sins of the World,
:: Grant him thy Peace. :O Lamb of God, that takeft away the Sins of the World,
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