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to hear meekly thy Word, and to We beseech thec to hear us, good receive it with pure affection, and Lord. to bring forth the fruits of the That it may please thee to forSpirit;

give our enemies, persecutors, and We beseech thee to hear us, good slanderers, and to turn their hearts; Lord.

We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bring Lord. into the way of truth all such as That it may please thee to give have erred and are deceived; and preserve to our use the kindly

We beseech thee to hear us, good fruits of the earth, so as in due Lord.

time we may enjoy them; That it may please thee to We beseech thee to hear us, good strengthen such as do stand, and Lord. to comfort and help the weak- That it may please thee to give hearted, and to raise up them that us true repentance, to forgive us fall, and finally to beat down Satan all our sins, negligences, and igunder our feet;

norances, and to endue us with the We beseech thee to hear us, good grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend Lord.

our lives according to thy holy That it may please thee to suc- Word; cour, help, and comfort all that We beseech thee to hear us, good are in danger, necessity, and tri- Lord. bulation;

Son of God: we beseech thee We beseech thee to hear us, good to hear us. Lord.

Son of God: we beseech thee to That it may please thee to

hear us. preserve all that travel by land O Lamb of God: that takest (6) or by water, all women labour- away the sins of the world; ing of child, all sick persons

Grant us thy peace. [*especially those

O Lamb of God: that takest for whom our when any desire the

away

the sins of the world ; prayers are de- Prayers of the Congre

Have mercy upon us. gation. sired] and young

O Christ, hear us. children, and to shew thy pity O Christ, hear us. upon all prisoners and captives; Lord, have mercy upon us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord.

Christ, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to de- Christ, have mercy upon us. fend and provide for the fatherless Lord, have mercy upon us. children, and widows, and all that Lord, have mercy upon us. are desolate and oppressed;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Then shall the Priest, and the People with Lord.

him, say the Lord's Prayer. That it may please thee to have Our Father, which art in heaven, mercy upon all men ;

Hallowed be thy Name; Thy (6) “ Takest away, &c.” The character " the Lamb of God, which taketh away given him by John the Baptist. “Behold “ the Sin of the World. John i. 29."

This to be said

Let us pray.

kingdom come; Thy will be done O Lord, arise, help us, and dein earth, as it is in heaven: Give liver us for thine honour. us this day our daily bread; And

Glory be to the Father, &c. forgive us our trespasses, as we As it was in the beginning, &c. forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into tempta

From our enemies defend us,

O Christ. tion, But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Graciously look upon our afflic

tions. Priest. O Lord, deal not with

Pitifully behold the sorrows of us (c) after our sins :

our hearts. Answ. Neither reward us after

Mercifully forgive the sins of our iniquities.

thy people.

Favourably with mercy hear our O God, merciful Father, that de- Ó Son of David (d), have mercy spisest not the sighing of a con

upon us. trite heart, nor the desire of such. Both now and ever vouchsafe to as be sorrowful; Mercifully assist hear us, O Christ. our prayers that we make before Graciously hear us, O Christ ; thee in all our troubles and adver- graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. sities, whensoever they oppress Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy us; and graciously hear us, that be shewed upon us; those evils, which the craft and

Answ. As we do put our trust subtilty of the devil or

in thee. worketh against us be brought to nought, and by the providence of thy goodness they may be dispersed; that we thy servants, We humbly beseech thee, o being hurt by no persecutions, Father, mercifully to look upon may evermore give thanks unto our infirmities; and for the glory thee in thy holy Church, through of thy Name turn from us all Jesus Christ our Lord.

those evils that we most righteO Lord, arise, help us, and de- ously have deserved; and grant,

, we liver us for thy Name's sake.

put our whole trust and confidence

in thy mercy, and evermore serve O God, we have heard with our thee in holiness and pureness of ears, and our fathers have declared living, to thy honour and glory, unto us, the noble Works that thou through our only Mediator and didst in their days, and in the old Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. time before them.

Amen.

man

Let us pray.

(c) “ after," i. e. "according to." See Ps. ciii. 10. “ He hath not dealt with us “after our sins, nor rewarded us accord. “ ing to our wickedness."

d) “ Son of David,” i. e. “ Christ.” He

was continually addressed by this appellation, and when he questioned the Pharisees, “What think ye of Christ? Whose “ Son is he?' They at once answered, “the Son of David."

may be most expedient for them; A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.

granting us in this world knowAlmighty God, who hast given ledge of thy truth, and in the us grace, at this time, with one ac- world to come life everlasting. cord to make our common sup

Amen. plications unto thee; and dost

2 Cor. xiii. 14. promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, The grace of our Lord Jesus thou wilt grant their requests ; Christ, and the love of God, and Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, and petitions of thy servants, as be with us all evermore. Amen.

PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS

UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,

TO BE USED BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF THE LITANY,

OR OF MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER.

PRAYERS.
For Rain.

thily deserved a plague of rain O God, heavenly Father, who and waters, yet upon our true reby thy Son Jesus Christ hast pro- pentance thou wilt send us such mised to all them that seek thy weather, as that we may receive kingdom, and the righteousness the fruits of the earth in due seathereof, all things necessary to son; and learn both by thy putheir bodily sustenance; Send us, nishment to amend our lives, and we beseech thee, in this our ne- for thy clemency to give thee cessity, such moderate rain and praise and glory, through Jesus showers, that we may receive the Christ our Lord. Amen. fruits of the earth to our comfort, and to thy honour, through Jesus In the time of Dearth and Famine. Christ our Lord. Amen,

O God, heavenly Father, whose

gift it is, that the rain doth fall, For Fair Weather.

the earth is fruitful, beasts inO ALMIGHTY Lord God, who crease, and fishes do multiply; for the sin of man didst once Behold, we beseech thee, the afdrown all the world, except eight fictions of thy people; and grant persons, and afterward of thy that the scarcity and dearth, which great mercy didst promise never we do now most justly suffer for to destroy it so again ; We hum- our iniquity, may through thy bly beseech thee, that, although goodness be mercifully turned inwe for our iniquities have wor- to cheapness and plenty, for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord; ness, for their obstinate rebellion to whom with thee, and the Holy against Moses and Aaron; and Ghost, be all honour and glory also, in the time of king David, now and for ever. Amen. didst slay with the plague of Pesti

lence three-score and ten thouOr this,

sand; and yet, remembering thy O GOD, merciful Father, who in mercy, didst save the rest; Have the time of Elisha the prophet didst pity upon us miserable sinners, suddenly in Samaria turn great who now are visited with great scarcity and dearth into plenty sickness and mortality; that like and cheapness; Have mercy upon

as thou didst then accept of an us, that we, who are now for our atonement, and didst command sins punished with like adversity, the destroying angel to cease from may likewise find a seasonable re- punishing, so it may now please lief: Increase the fruits of the thee to withdraw from us this earth by thy heavenly benedic- plague and grievous sickness, tion; and grant that we, receiving through Jesus Christ our Lord. thy bountiful liberality, may use

Amen. the same to thy glory, the relief of those that are needy, and our In the Ember Weeks, viz. (the first whole own comfort, through Jesus Christ Week in Lent, Whitsun Week, and the

Weeks in which the first Wednesday hapour Lord. Amen.

pens after the 14th of September, and the

13th of December), to be said every Day, In the time of War and Tumults. for those that are to be admitted into Holy

Orders. O ALMIGHTY God, King of all kings, and Governor of all things, Almighty God, our heavenly whose power no creature is able Father, who hast purchased to thyto resist, to whom it belongeth self an universal Church by the justly to punish sinners, and to be precious blood of thy dear Son ; merciful to them that truly repent; Mercifully look upon the same, Save and deliver us, we humbly and at this time so guide and gobeseech thee, from the hands of vern the minds of thy servants, our enemies ; abate their pride, the Bishops and Pastors of thy asswage their malice, and confound flock, that they may lay hands their devices; that we, being suddenly on no man, but faitharmed with thy defence, may be fully and wisely make choice of fit preserved evermore from all pe- persons to serve in the sacred Mirils, to glorify thee, who art the nistry of thy Church.. And to only giver of all victory, through those which shall be ordained to the merits of thy only Son Jesus any holy function, give thy grace Christ our Lord. Amen.

and heavenly benediction ; that

both by their life and doctrine In the time of any common Plague or they may set forth thy glory, and Sickness.

set forward the salvation of all O ALMIGHTY God, who in thy Men, through Jesus Christ our wrath didst send a plague upon Lord. Amen. thine own people in the wilder

to any

of Jesus Christ our most blessed Or this :

Lord and Saviour. Amen. Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine pro

4 Collect or Prayer for all conditions of

Men, to be used at such times when the vidence hast appointed divers Litany is not appointed to be said. Orders in thy Church; Give thy God, the Creator and Pregrace, we humbly beseech thee,

server of all mankind, we humbly to all those who are to be called

beseech thee for all sorts and conoffice and administration in ditions of men, that thou wouldest the same; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and

be pleased to make thy ways known endue them with innocency of life,

unto them, thy saving health unto

all Nations. More especially we that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great pray for the good estate of the (a)

Catholic Church ; that it may

be Name, and the benefit of thy holy

so guided and governed by thy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians

may

be led into the way of truth, and A Prayer for the High Court of Parlia

hold the faith in unity of spirit (b), ment, to be read during their Session.

in the bond of peace, and in righMost gracious God, we humbly teousness of life. Finally, we beseech thee, as for this kingdom commend to thy fatherly goodin general, so especially for the ness all those who are any ways High Court of Parliament, under afflicted or distressed in mind, our most religious and gracious body, estate, King at this time assembled : [*especially those for when any desire the That thou wouldest be pleased to whom our prayers Prayers of the Condirect and prosper all their consul

are desired] that gregation. tations, to the advancement of thy it may please thee to comfort and glory, the good of thy Church, the relieve them according to their sesafety, honour, and welfare of our

veral necessities, giving them paSovereign and his dominions; that tience under their sufferings, and all things may be so ordered and

a happy issue out of all their afflicsettled by their endeavours, upon tions : And this we beg for Jesus the best and surest foundations, Christ his sake. Amen. that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, A Prayer that may be said after any of the may be established among us for

former. all generations. These and all O God, whose nature and proother necessaries, for them, for us, perty is ever to have mercy and to and thy whole Church, we humbly forgive, receive our humble prtibeg in the Name and Mediation tions; and though we

or

* This to be said

(a) “ Catholic Church” that is, the Universal Church, the whole body of Christians throughout the world.

(6) See Eph. iv. 3. where St. Paul ex

horts the Ephesia
to keep “the
o Bond of pi

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