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and benefit. And give us seech thee, from the hands

grace, that we may learn
by thy punishments to
amend our lives, and for
thy clemency to give thee
thanks and praise; through
Jesus Christ our Lord.

In Time of Dearth and

GOD, heavenly ifa ther, whose gift it is that the rain doth fall, and the earth bring forth her increase; Behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions

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of our enemies; that we,
being armed with thy
defence, may be preserved
evermore from all perils,
to glorify thee, who art
the only giver of all vic-
tory; through the merits.
of thy Son, Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

For those who are to be ad-
mitted into Holy Orders.
T To be used in the Weeks
preceding the stated Times
of Ordination.


heavenly Father,

of thy people; increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction who hast purchased to thyand grant that the scarcity and dearth, which we now most justly suffer for our sins, may, through thy goodness, be mercifully turned into plenty; for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.



self an universal Church by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so guide and govern the minds of thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons, to serve in the sacred Ministry of thy Church. And, God, to those who shall be orGo-dained to any holy function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction; that both by their life and doctrine they may show forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all men ; through Jesus Christ our

Time of War and

the supreme
vernor of all things,
whose power no creature
is able to resist, to whom
it belongeth justly to
punish sinners, and to be
merciful to those who
truly repent; Save and
deliver us, we humbly be- Lord. Amen.


Or this.

fluence upon us, by lead

ALMIGHTY God, the ing us to consider how

For a Sick Person.

FATHER of mercies

giver of all good frail and uncertain our gifts, who of thy divine life is; that we may approvidence hast appointed ply our hearts unto that divers Orders in thy heavenly wisdom which Church; Give thy grace, in the end will bring us to we hunibly beseech thee, everlasting life; through to all those who are to Jesus Christ our Lord. be called to any office Amen. and administration in the s' with the truth of and God of all comsame; and so replenish thy doctrine, and endue fort, our only help in time them with innocency of life, that they may faith-heaven, we humbly beof need; Look down from fully serve before thee, to seech thee, behold, visit, the glory of thy great and relieve thy sick serName, and the benefit of vant, for whom our praythy holy Church; through ers are desired. Look upJesus Christ our Lord. on him with the eyes of Amen. thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy good

In Time of great Sickness

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and Mortality. ness; preserve him from the temptations of the ALMIGHTY God, the Lord of life and under his affliction; and, enemy; give him patience death, of sickness and in thy good time, restore health; Regard our sup-him to health, and enable plications, we humbly beseech thee; and, as thou hast thought fit to visit us for our sins with great sickness and mortality, in the midst of thy judgment, O Lord, remember mercy. Have pity upon us miserable sinners, and withdraw from us the grievous sickness with which we are afflicted. May this thy fatherly correction have its due in

him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory. Or else give him grace so to take thy painful life ended, he may visitation, that, after this dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Sick Child.


merciful Father, to whom alone belong the


issues of life and death; Look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy, upon the sick child for whom our prayers are desired. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good appointed time, from his bodily pain, and visit him with thy salvation; that if it should be

evil to which he may be exposed. Conduct him in safety to the haven where he would be, with a grateful sense of thy mercies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Person under Af

fliction. MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who Word that thou dost not the children of men; Look willingly afflict or grieve with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant, for whom our prayers are desired. In thy wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit him with trouble, and to bring distress upon him. Remember him, O Lord, in

thy good pleasure to pro-hast taught us in thy holy long his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation. Or else receive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of those who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

For a Person, or Persons,

going to Sea. ETERNAL God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; We commend to thy Almighty protection, thy servant, for whose preservation on the great deep our prayers are desired. Guard him, we beseech thee, from the dangers of the sea, from sickness, from the violence of enemies, and from every

mercy; sanctify thy fatherly correction to him; endue his soul with patience under his affliction, and with resignation to thy blessed will; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countehim peace; through Jesus nance upon him, and give Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Malefactors, after Con demnation.

Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning, "O Father of Mercies," &c., may be used. MOST gracious and merciful God, we


thy Church to the end of

earnestly beseech thee to have pity and compassion the world; We beseech upon those persons recom- thee to be present with mended to our prayers, the Council of thy Church who now lie under the sen- here assembled in thy tence of the law, and are Name and Presence. Save appointed to die. Visit us from all error, ignorthem, O Lord, with thy ance, pride, and prejudice; mercy and salvation; con- and of thy great mercy vince them of the miserable vouchsafe, we beseech thee, condition they are in, by so to direct, sanctify, and their sins and wickedness; govern us in our presand let thy powerful grace ent work, by the mighty produce in them such a power of the Holy Ghost, godly sorrow, and sincere that the comfortable Gosrepentance, as thou wilt be pel of Christ may be truly pleased to accept. Give preached, truly received, them a strong and lively and truly followed, in all faith in thy Son, our bles-places, to the breaking sed Saviour, and make it down the kingdom of sin, effectual to the salvation of their souls. O Lord, in judgment remember mercy; and whatever sufferings they are to endure in this world, yet deliver them, O God, from the bitter pains of eternal death. Pardon their sins, and save their souls, for the sake and merits of thy dear Son, our blessed Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

A Prayer to be used at the
Meetings of Convention.

ALMIGHTY and every

lasting God, who by thy Holy Spirit didst preside in the Councils of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with

Satan, and death; till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

T During the period of the session of any General or Diocesan Convention, the above Prayer may be used by all Congregations of this Church, or of the Diocese concerned; the clause "here assembled in thy Name and Presence," being changed to now assembled in thy Name and Presence;" and the clause govern us in our present work," to "govern them in their present work."

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The Thanksgiving of Wo-refresh it when it was dry,

men after Child-birth, ¶ To be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired to return thanks to Almighty God for her safe deliverance. ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of childbirth, this woman, thy servant, who desireth now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Rain. GOD, our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man; We give thee humble thanks that it hath | pleased thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to

to the great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy Name; through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


For Fair Weather. LORD God, who hast justly humbled us by late visitation of us with immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and blessed change of weather; We praise and glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy lovingkindness from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Plenty.

MOST merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into plenty; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy lovingkindness unto us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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