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to behold and bless thy servant, please thee to comfort and reThe President of the United States, lieve them, according to their and all others in authority; and several necessities ; giving them so replenish them with the grace patience under their sufferings, of thy Holy Spirit, that they may and a happy issue out of all their always incline to thy will, and afflictions: And this we beg for walk' in thy way: Endue them Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. plenteously with heavenly gifts ;
LA General Thanksgiving. grant them in health and pros- ALMIGHTY God, Father of perity long to live; and finally,
all mercies, we, thine unworafter this life, to attain everlastingthy
servants, do give thee most joy and felicity, through Jesus humble and bearty thanks for all Christ our Lord. Amen. thy goodness and loving kindness
We bless 1 A Prayer for the Clergy and People. to us, and to all men
thee for our creation, preservaALMIGHTY and everlasting
God, from whom cometh tion, and all the blessings of this every good and perfect gift, send life; but, above all, for thine in
estimable love in the redemption down upon our Bishops and other Clergy, and upon the Congrega- Christ; for the means of grace,
of the world by our Lord Jesus tions committed to their charge, and for the hope of glory. And, thie healthful spirit of thy grace ; and, that they may truly please we beseech thee, give us that due thee, pour upon them the conti- sense of all thy mercies, that our nual dew of thy blessing: Grant
hearts may be unfeignedly thankthis, O Lord, for the honour of ful, and that we may show forth our Advocate and Mediator Je-thy praise, not only with our lips, sus Christ. Amen.'
but in our lives; by giving up
ourselves to thy service, and by T A Prayer for all Conditions of Men. walking before thee in holiness O God, the Creator and Pre- and righteousness all our days:
server of all mankind, we through Jesus Christ our Lord; humbly beseech thee for all sorts to whom, with thee and the Holy and conditions of men, that thou Ghost, be all honour and glory, wouldest be pleased to make thy world without end. Amen. ways known unto them, thy sav. 11 A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. ing health unto all nations. More ALMIGHTY GOD, who bast especially we pray for thy holy given us grace at this time, Church universal ; that it may with one accord to make our be so guided and governed by thy common supplications unto thee; good Spirit, that all who profess and dost promise that when two and call themselves Christians, or three are gathered together in may be led into the way of truth, thy name, thou wilt grant their and hold the faith in unity of Spi- requests ; fulfil now, O Lord, the rit, in the bond of peace, and in desires and petitions of thy serrighteousness of life. Finally, we vants, as may be most espedient commend to thy Fatherly good- for them; granting us in this ness, all those who are any ways world knowledge of thy truth, afflicted or distressed in mind, and in the world to come life body, or estate ; that it may everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
and the fellowship of the Holy THE grace of our Lord Jesus Ghost
, be with us all evermore. Christ, and the love of God, l.Amen.
Here endeth the order of the Evening Prayer.
THE LITANY, Or General Supplication to be used after Morning Service, on Sundays, Wed
nesdays, and Fridays. O God, the Father of Heaven; from sin; from the crafts and as
have mercy upon us misera-saults of the devil; from thy wrath, ble sinners.
and from everlasting damnation , O God, the Father of Heaven; have Good Lord, deliver us. mercy upon us miserable sinners.
From all blindness of heart; o God, the Son, Redeemer of from pride, vain-glory, and hypothe world; have mercy upon us crisy; from envy, hatred, and miserable sinners.
malice, and all uncharitableness; O God, the Son, Redeemer of Good Lord, deliver us. the world ; have mercy upon us
From all inordinate and sinful miserable sinners.
affections; and from all the deO God, the Holy Ghost, pro-ceits of the world, the flesh, and ceeding from the Father and the the devil; Son; have mercy upon us mise- Good Lord, deliver us. rable sinners.
From lightning and tempest; O God, the Holy Ghost, pro- from plague, pestilence, and faceeding from the Father and the mine; from battle and murder, Son; have mercy upon us mise- and from sudden death; rable sinners.
Good Lord, deliver us. O holy, blessed, and glorious From all sedition, privy oonTrinity, three persons and one spiracy, and rehellion; from all God; have mercy upon us mise- false doctrine, heresy, and schism; rable sinners.
from hardness of heart, and conO holy, blessed, and glorious tempt of thy Word and ComTrinity, three persons and one mandment; God; have mercy upon us misera- Good Lord, deliver us. ble sinners
By the mystery of thy holy In. Remember not, Lord, our of- carnation; by thy holy Nativity fences, nor the offences of our and Circumcision; by thy Bapfore-fathers; neither take thoutism, Fasting, and Teaptation; vengeance of our sins: spare us, Good Lord, deliver us. good Lord, spare thy people, By thine Agony and bloody whom thou hast redeemed with Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; thy most precious blood, and be by thy precious Death and Bunot angry with us for ever. rial; by thy glorious ResurrecSpare us, good Lord.
tion and Ascension; and by the From all evil and mischief; coming of the Holy Ghost;
Good Lord, deliver us. tion, and to bring forth the fruits
In all time of our tribulation of the Spirit; in all time of our prosperity; in
We beseech thee to hear us, good the hour of death, and in the day Lord. of judgment;
'That it may please thee to bring Good Lord, deliver us. into the way of truth, all such as
We sinners do beseech thee to have erred, and are deceived; bear us, O Lord God; and that We beseech thee to hear us, good it may please thee to rule and Lord.
govern thy holy Church univer- That it may please thee to sal in the right way;
strengthen such as do stand, and We beseech thee to hear us, good to comfort and help the weekLord.
hearted, and to raise up those That it may please thee to bless who fall, and finally to beat down and preserve all Christian Rulers Satan under our feet; and Magistrates; giving them We beseech thee to hear us, good grace to execute justice, and to Lord. maintain truth;
That it may please thee to sucWe beseech thee to hear us, good cour, help, and comfort all who Lord.
are in danger, necessity, and triThat it may please thee to illu-bulation; minate all Bishops, Priests, and We beseech thee to hear us, good Deacons, with true knowledge Lord. and understanding of thy word ;| That it may please thee to preand that both by their preaching serve all who travel by land or by and living they may set it forth, water, all women in the perils of and show it accordingly;
child-birth, all sick persons, and We beseech thee to hear us, good young children, and to show thy Lord.
pity upon all prisoners and capThat it may please thee to tives ; bless and keep all thy people; Wé beseech thee to hear us, good
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Lord.
That it may please thee, to That it may please thee to give defend, and provide for, the fato all nations unity, peace, and therless children, and widows, concord;
and all who are desolate and opWe beseech thee to hear us, good pressed; Lord.
We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to give Lord. us an heart to love and fear thee, That it may please thee to have and diligently to live after thy mercy upon all men; Commandments;
We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Lord.
Thatit may please thee to forgive That it may please thee to give our enemies, persecutors, and to all thy people increase of slanderers, and to turn their hearts; grace, to hear meekly thy Word, We beseech thee to hear us, good and to receive it with pure affec- Lord.
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning and Evening Service.
PRAYERS. T A Prayer for Congress, to be used
T For Fair Weather. during their Session.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful
Father, we humbly beseech MOST gracious God, we hum
bly beseech thee,' as for the thee, of thy great goodness, to People of these United States in restrain those immoderate rains, general, so especially for their where with, for our sins, thou
hast afflicted us : And we pray Senate and Representatives in Congress assembled; that thou thee to send us such seasonable wouldest be pleased to direct and weather, that the earth may, in
due time, yield her increase, for prosper all their consultations, to the advancement of thy Glory,
our use and benefit; and give us the good of thy Church, the safe. grace, that we may learn, by thy ty, honour, and welfare of thy and for thy clemency to give
punishments, to amend our lives, people; that all things may be so thee thanks and praise, through ordered and settled by their en- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. deavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and
1. In Time of Dearth and Famine. ? happiness, truth and justice, re- O God, heavenly Father, whose ligion and piety, may be esta- gift it is that the rain doth blished among us for all genera- fall, and the earth bring forth her tions. These, and all other neces- increase; behold,we beseech thee, saries for them, for us, and thy the afflictions of thy people; inwhole Church, we humbly beg in crease the fruits of the earth by the name and mediation of Jesus thy heavenly benediction; and Christ, our most blessed Lord and grant that the scarcity and dearth, Saviour. Amen.
which we now must justly suffer
for our sins, may, through thy 1 For Rain.
goodness, be mercifully turned O God, Heavenly Father, who, into plenty, for the love of Jesus
by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast Christ our Lord; to whom, with promised to all those who seek thee and the Holy Ghost, be all thy kingdom and the righteous honour and glory, now and for ness thereof, all things necessary
ever. Amen. to their bodily sustenance; send
1 In Time of War and Tumults. us, we beseech thee, in this our O Almighty God, the supreme necessity, such moderate rain Governor of all things, whose and showers, that we may receive power no creature is able to rethe fruits of the earti to our com- sist, to whom it belongeth justly fort. and to thy honour, through to punish sinners, and to be mere
sus Christ our Lord. Amen. Iciful to those who truly repent ;
save and deliver us, we humbly and the benefit of thy holy beseech thee, from the hands of Church, through Jesus Christ our our enemies; that we, being arm- Lord. Amen. ed with thy defence, may be pre- " In Time of great Sickness and Mortaserved everipore from all perils,
lity. to glorify thee, who art the only O Almighty God, the Lord of giver of all victory, through the life and death, of sickness merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ and health ; regard our supplicaour Lord. Amen.
tions, we humbly beseech thee; For those who are to be admitted into and, as thou hast thought fit to Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks visit us for our sins with great preceding the stated Times of Ordina- sickness and mortality, in the
midst of thy judgment, O Lord, ALMIGHTY God, our heaven. remember mercy.
Have pity ly Father, who hast purchas- upon us miserable sinners, and ed to thyself an universal Church, withdraw from us the grievous by the precious blood of thy dear sickness with which we are afBon; mercifully look upon the Hicted. May this thy fatherly same, and at this time so guide correction have its due influence and govern the minds of thy ser- upon us, by leading us to con• vants, the Bishops and Pastors of sider bow frail and uncertain our thy fock, that they may lay life is; that we may apply our bands suddenly, on no man, but hearts unto that heavenly wisfaithfully and wisely make choice dom, which in the end will bring of fit persons, to serve in the sa. us to everlasting life, through cred ministry of thy Church. And. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to those who shall be ordained to any holy function, give thy grace O Father of mercies, and God
of all comfort, our only help by both their life and doctrine in time of need; look down from they may show forth thy glory, heaven, we humbly beseech thee, and set forward the salvation of behold, visit, and relieve thy sick all men, through Jesus Christ our serrant, for whom our prayers Lord. Amen.
are desired. Look upon hin with
the eyes of thy mercy; comfort ALMIGHTY God, the giver of him with a sense of thy good.
all good gifts, who of thy di. ness; preserve him from the vine providence hast appointed temptations of the enemy; give divers orders in thy Church ; give him patience under his affliction ; thy grace, we humbly beseech and, in thy good time, restore thee, to all those who are to be him to health, and enable him to called to any office and adminis. lead the residue of his life in thy tration in the same; and so re- fear, and to thy glory : Or else plenish them with the truth of give him grace so to take thy viihy doctrine, and endue ihem sitation, that, after this painful with innocency of life, that they life ended, he may dwell with may faithfully serve before thee, thee in life everlasting, through to the glory of thy great name Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.
For a Sick Person.
1 Or this.