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For Peace, and Deliverance all godliness and honesty,

from our Enemies.

ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield. thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers where with we were compassed. We acknowledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

may continually offer unto

and thanksgiving of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Deliverance from great

Sickness and Mortality.

who hast

wounded us for our sins, and consumed us for our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation; and now, in the midst of judgment remembering mercy, hast radeemed our souls from the jaws of death; We offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies which thou hast

For Restoring Public Peace delivered, to be a living at Home.

heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee

sacrifice unto thee, always

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For a Recovery from
Sickness.

GOD, who art the giver of life, of health,

tumults which have been lately raised up amongst and of safety; We bless us; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading quiet and peaceable life in

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thy Name, that thou hast been pleased to deliver from his bodily sickness this thy servant, who now desireth to return thanks unto thee, in the presence of all thy people. Gracious

art thou, O Lord, and full of compassion to the children of men. May his heart be duly impressed with a sense of thy merciful goodness, and may he devote the residue of his days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Safe Return from
Sea.
OST gracious Lord,
whose mercy is over

MOST

all thy works; We praise thy holy Name that thou hast been pleased to conduct in safety, through the perils of the great deep, this thy servant, who now desireth to return his thanks unto thee, in thy holy Church. May he be duly sensible of thy merciful providence towards him, and ever express his thankfulness by a holy trust in thee, and obedience to thy laws; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE

COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,

TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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bear false witness, Thou with her loose them, and shalt not covet; and if bring them unto me. And there be any other com- if any man say ought unto mandment, it is briefly you, ye shall say, The comprehended in this say- Lord hath need of them; ing, namely, Thou shalt and straightway he will love thy neighbour as thy-send them. All this was self. Love worketh no ill done, that it might be to his neighbour; there- fulfilled which was spoken fore love is the fulfilling by the prophet. saying, of the Law. And that, Tell ye the daughter of knowing the time, that Sion, Behold, thy King now it is high time to cometh unto thee, meck, awake out of sleep; for and sitting upon an ass, now is our salvation nearer and a colt the foal of an than when we believed. ass. And the disciples The night is far spent, went, and did as Jesus the day is at hand; let commanded them; and us therefore cast off the brought the ass and the works of darkness, and let colt, and put on them us put on the armour of their clothes, and they light. Let us walk honest- set him thereon. And a ly, as in the day; not in very great multitude spread rioting and drunkenness, their garments in the way; not in chambering and others cut down branchies wantonness, not in strife from the trees, and strewed and envying. But put ye them in the way. And the on the Lord Jesus Christ, multitudes that went beand make not provision fore, and that followed, for the flesh, to fulfil the cried, saying, Hosanna to lusts thereof. the Son of David! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus, the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that

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The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. HEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt

sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and

said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The Second Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

other, as Christ also re

BLESSED Lord, who ceived us, to the glory of

Now I say, that

caused all holy Scriptures to be written Jesus Christ was a minisfor our learning; Grant ter of the Circumcision that we may in such wise for the truth of God, to hear them, read, mark, confirm the promises made learn, and inwardly digest unto the fathers: and that them, that by patience, the Gentiles might glorify and comfort of thy holy God for his mercy; as it Word, we may embrace, is written, For this cause ever hold fast the I will blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

and

confess

to thee

among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy Name. Aud again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the LORD, all ye Gentiles;

The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.
WHATSOEVER and laud him, all ye peo

things were written ple. And again Esaias. aforetime, were written saith, There shall be a for our learning; that we, Root of Jesse, and He that through patience, and shall rise to reign over the comfort of the Scriptures, Gentiles, in Him shall the might have hope. Now Gentiles trust. Now the the God of patience and God of hope fill you with consolation grant you to all joy and peace in believbe like-minded one to-ing, that ye may abound in wards another, according hope, through the power to Christ Jesus: that ye of the Holy Ghost. may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one

an

The Gospel. St. Luke

xxi. 25.

AND there shall be

signs in the sun, and

tion draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable, Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when

in the moon, and in the
stars; and upon the earth
distress of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and
the waves roaring; men's
hearts failing them for
fear, and for looking after
those things which are
coming on the earth: for
the powers of heaven shall
be shaken. And then shall
they see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with
power and great glory.
And when these things
begin to come to pass, then
look up, and lift up your
heads; for your redemp-pass away.

ye see these

things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not

The Third Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1.
ET a man so account
of us, as of the min-

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LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messen-isters of Christ, and stewger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an accept able people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

ards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified; but He that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will

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