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For a Sick Child.
For Malefactors, after Condemnation.
we beseech thee, upon the sorALMIGHTY God, and merci- rows of thy servant, for whom ful Father, to whom alone our prayers are desired. In thy belong the issues of life and wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit death; look down from heaven, him with trouble and to bring we humbly beseech thee, with distress upon him. Remember the eyes of mercy, upon the sick him, O Lord, in mercy; sanctify child for whom our prayers are thy fatherly correction to him; desired. Deliver him, O Lord, in endue his soul with patience unthy good appointed time, from der his affliction, and with resighis bodily pain, and visit him nation to thy blessed will; comwith thy salvation; that if it fort him with a sense of thy goodshould be thy good pleasure to ness; lift up thy countenance prolong his days here on earth, he upon him, and give him peace, may live to thee, and be an in-through Jesus Christ our Lord. strument of thy glory, by serving Amen. 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 Je- Most gracious and merciful sus enjoy perpetual rest and fe- God, we earnestly beseech licity. Grant this, O Lord, for the thee to have pity and compaslove of thy Son, our Saviour, sion upon those persons recomJesus Christ. Amen. mended to our prayers, who now For a Person, or Persons going to Sea. lie under the sentence of the law, Eternal God, who alone and are appointed to die. Visit spreadest out the heavens, them, O Lord, with thy mercy and rulest the raging of the sea; and salvation; convince them of we commend to thy Almighty the miserable condition they are protection, thy servant, for whose in, by their sins and wickedness; preservation on the great deep and let thy powerful' grace proour prayers are desired. Guard duce in them such a godly sorhim, we beseech thee, from the row, and sincere repentance, as dangers of the sea, from sickness, thou wilt be pleased to accept. from the violence of enemies, Give them a strong and lively and from every evil to which he faith in thy Son our blessed Samay be exposed. Conduct him viour, and make it effectual to in safety to the haven where he the salvation of their souls. O would be, with a grateful sense Lord, in judgment remember of thy mercies, through Jesus mercy; and whatever sufferings Christ our Lord. Amen. they are to endure in this world, ¶ For a Person under Affliction. yet deliver them, O God, from the Merciful God, and heavenly bitter pains of eternal death. Father, who hast taught us, Pardon their sins, and save their in thy holy Word, that thor: dost souls, for the sake and merits of Sot willingly afflict or grieve the thy dear Son, our blessed Saildren of men ; look with pity, viour and Redeemer. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after this thy mercy, and will always Child-Birth; to be said when any Wo- declare thy loving kindness from man, being present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Al-generation to generation, through mighty God for her safe Deliverance. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Almighty God, we give thee ¶ For Plenty. humble thanks, for that thou Most merciful Father, who hast been graciously pleased to of thy gracious goodness hast preserve, through the great pain heard the devout prayers of thy and peril of Child-birth, this wo-Church, and turned our dearth man, thy servant, who desires now and scarcity into plenty; we give to offer her praises and thanks-thee humble thanks for this thy givings unto thee. Grant, we special bounty; beseeching thee beseech thee, most merciful Fa-to continue thy loving kindness ther, that she, through thy help, unto us, that our land may yield may both faithfully live and walk us her fruits of increase, to thy according to thy will in this life glory and our comfort, through present, and also may be partaker Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of everlasting glory in the life to For Peace, and Deliverance from our come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Almighty God, who art a strong tower of defence unto
↑ For Rain.
O God, our heavenly Father. thy servants against the face of who by thy gracious provi-their enemies; we yield thee dence dost cause the former and praise and thanksgiving, for our the latter rain to descend upon deliverance from those great and the earth. that it may bring forth apparent dangers wherewith we fruit for the use of man; we give were compassed; we acknowthee humble thanks that it hath ledge it thy goodness that we pleased thee, in our great neces-were not delivered over as a prey sity, to send us at the last, a joy- unto them; beseeching thee sull ful rain upon thine inheritance, to continue such thy mercies toand to refresh it when it was dry. wards us, that all the world may to the great comfort of us thy un-know that thou art our Saviour worthy servants, and to the glo- and mighty Deliverer, through ry of thy holy name, through thy Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. ¶ For restoring Public Peace at Home. Amen. Eternal God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest
T For Fair Weather.
Lord God, who hast justly men to be of one mind in a house, humbled us by thy late visita-and stillest the outrage of a viotion of us with immoderate rain lent and unruly people; we bless and waters, and in thy mercy thy holy name, that it hath pleasbast relieved and comforted oured thee to appease the seditious souls by this seasonable and bles-tumults which have been lately sed change of weather; we praise raised up amongst us; most humand glorify thy holy name, for bly beseeching thee to grant to
all of us grace, that we may been pleased to deliver from his henceforth obediently walk in thy bodily sickness this thy servant, holy commandments; and, lead- who now desireth to return thanks ing a quiet and peaceable life in all unto thee, in the presence of all godliness and honesty, may con- thy people. Gracious art thou, tinually offer unto thee our sacri- O Lord, and full of compassion fice of praise and thanksgiving to the children of men. May his for these thy mercies towards us, heart be duly impressed with a through Jesus Christ our Lord. sense of thy merciful goodness, Amen. and may he devote the residue of 1 For Deliverance from great Sickness his days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God, who hast wounded us for our sins, and consumed us for our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visita- For a safe Return from Sea. tion; and now, in the midst of MOST gracious Lord, whose judgment remembering mercy, mercy is over all thy works; hast redeemed our souls from the we praise thy holy name, that jaws of death; we offer unto thy thou hast been pleased to conduct fatherly goodness ourselves, our in safety, through the perils of souls and bodies, which thou hast the great deep, this thy servant, delivered, to be a living sacrifice who now desireth to return his unto thee; always praising and thanks unto thee, in thy holy magnifying thy mercies in the Church: May he be duly sensimidst of thy Church, through ble of thy merciful providence toJesus Christ our Lord. Amen. wards him, and ever express his
For a Recovery from Sickness. thankfulness by a holy trust in God, who art the giver of life, thee, and obedience to thy laws, of health, and of safety; we through Jesus Christ our Lord. bless thy name, that thou hast Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent.
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace
to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Mathat we may cast away the jesty to judge both the quick and works of darkness, and put upon dead, we may rise to the life imus the armour of light, now in mortal, through him who liveth the time of this mortal life, injand reigneth with thee and the which thy Son Jesus Christ came Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
This Collect is to be repeated every Day done, that it might be fulfilled with the other Collects in Advent, until which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. OWE no man any thing, but to Sion, Behold, thy King cometh love one another; for he that unto thee, meek, and sitting upon loveth another hath fulfilled the an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and law. For this, Thou shalt not did as Jesus commanded them; commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou and brought the ass and the colt, shalt not bear false witness, Thou and put on them their clothes, and they sat him thereon. And a shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is very great multitude spread their briefly comprehended in this say-down branches from the trees, garments in the way; others cut ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy and strawed them in the way. neighbour as thyself. Love work
eth no ill to his neighbour; there- And the multitudes that went fore love is the fulfilling of the before, and that followed, cried, law. And that, knowing the time, saying, Hosanna to the Son of that now it is high time to awake David: blessed is he that cometh out of sleep; for now is our salva- in the name of the Lord; Hosantion nearer than when we believ-na in the highest. And when he ed. The night is far spent, the was come into Jerusalem, all the day is at hand; let us therefore city was moved, saying, Who is cast off the works of darkness, this? And the multitude said, and let us put on the armour of This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and into the temple of God, and cast drunkenness, not in chambering out all them that sold and bought and wantonness, not in strife and in the temple, and overthrew the envying. But put ye on the Lord tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the doves, and said unto them, It is lusts thereof. written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1.
The second Sunday in Advent.
Jerusalem, and were come to Bethpage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two dis- BLESSED Lord, who hast causciples, saying unto them, Go into ed all holy Scriptures to be the village over against you, and written for onr learning; grant straightway ye shall find an ass that we may in such wise hear tied, and a colt with her: loose them, read, mark, learn, and inthem, and bring them unto me. wardly digest them, that by påAnd if any man say ought unto tience, and comfort of thy holy you, ye shall say, The Lord hath Word, we may embrace, and ever need of them; and straightway hold fast the blessed hope of he will send them. All this was everlasting life, which thoù hast
iven us in our Saviour Jesus for the powers of heaven shall be Christ. Amen.
shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud
The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. WHATSOEVER things were with power and great glory. And ́
written aforetime, were when these things begin to come written for our learning; that we, to pass, then look up, and lift up through patience, and comfort of your heads; for your redemption the Scriptures, might have hope. draweth nigh. And he spake to Now the God of patience and them a parable, Behold the figconsolation grant you to be like tree, and all the trees; when they minded one towards another, ac-now shoot forth, ye see and know cording to Christ Jesus: That ye of your own selves, that summer may with one mind and one is now nigh at hand. So likewise mouth glorify God, even the Fa-ye, when ye see these things come ther of our Lord Jesus Christ. to pass, know ye that the kingWherefore receive ye one an-dom of God is nigh at hand. Veother, as Christ also received us, rily I say unto you, This generato the glory of God. Now I say, tion shall not pass away till all be that Jesus Christ was a minister fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall of the circumcision, for the truth pass away; but my words shall of God, to confirm the promises not pass away. made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy thee among the Gentiles, and sing first coming didst send thy unto thy name: And again he messenger to prepare thy way saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with before thee; grant that the Mihis people: And again, Praise the nisters and Stewards of thy mysLord, all ye Gentiles; and laud teries may likewise so prepare him, all ye people. And again and make ready thy way, by Esaias saith, There shall be a root turning the hearts of the disobeof Jesse, and he that shall rise to dient to the wisdom of the just, reign over the Gentiles, in him that, at thy second coming to shall the Gentiles trust. Now the judge the world, we may be found God of hope fill you with all joy an acceptable people in thy sight, and peace in believing, that who livest and reignest with the may abound in hope, through the Father and the holy Spirit, ever power of the Holy Ghost. one God, world without end. Amen.
The third Sunday in Advent.
The Gospel. St. Luke, xxi. 25. AND there shall be signs in the and in the moon, and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; and Stewards of the mysteries of the sea and the waves roaring; God. Moreover, it is required men's hearts failing them for fear, in stewards, that a man be found and for looking after those things faithful. But with me it is a very which are coming on the earth; small thing, that I should be
The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1. ET a man so account of us, as of the Ministers of Christ.