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For a Sick Child.
we beseech tbeé, upon the sor. ALMIGHTY 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 afiliction, 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, For Malefactors, after Condemnation, in his generation : Or else re
Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of ceive him into those heavenly) Prisoners, beginning, “o Father of habitations, where the souls of mercies," &c. may be used. those who sleep in the Lord Je- O 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.
nended to our prayers, who now 1 For a Person, or Persons going to Seallie under the sentence of the law, O 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, 1 For a Person under Affliction.
yet deliver them, O God, from the O Merciful God, and heavenly bitter pains of eternal death.
Father, wbo hast taught us, Paruon their sins, and save their in thy holy Word, that thor: dost souls, for the sake and merits of 2ot willingly afflict or grieve the thy dear Son, our blessed Sa.
ildren of men; look with pity, viour and Redeemer. Amen
I For Rain.
The Thanksgiving of Women after this thy mercy, and will always Child-Birth ; to be said when any wo declare thy loving kindness from have desired to return Thanks to Al- generation to generation, through mighty God for her safe Deliverance. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 0 Almighty God, we give thee
For Plenty. humble thanks, for that thou O 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-C'urch, 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 5 For Peace, and Deliverance from our come, through Jesus Christ our
Enemics. Lord. Amen.
O Almighty God, who art a
strong tower of defence unto O God, our heavenly Father, thy servants against the face of
who by tby 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 wben it was dry. wards us, that all the world may to the great comfort of us thy up-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 onr Lord. Amen. mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. For restoring Public Peace at Home. Amen.
O Eternal God, our heavenly
Father, who alone makest O Lord God, who hast justly men to be of one mind in a house,
humbled us by thylate visita- and stillest the ontrage of a viotion of us with immoderate rain lent and unruly people; we bless and waters, and in thy mercy thy boly name, that it hath pleashast 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
T For Fair Weather.
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 and Mortality.
obedient walking before thee, O Lord God, who hast wounded us for our sins, and consumed
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. us for our transgressions, by thy late beavy 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
T 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.
ÇOLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent. to visit us in great humility; that The Collect.
in the last day, when he sball ALMIGHTY
God, give us grace come again in his glorious Ma. that 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 inmortal, 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.
1 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, Christmas-day. The Epistle.' Rom. xiii. 8.
saying, Tell ye the daughter of 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 bath fulfilled the an ass, and a colt the foal of an law. For this, 'Thou shalt not ass. And the disciples went, and commit adultery, Thou shalt not
did as Jesus commanded them; kill, Thou shall not steal, Thou and brought the ass and the colt, shalt not bear false witness, Thousand put on them their clothes, sbalt not covet; and if there be
and they sat him thereon. And a any other commandment, it is very great multitude spread their briefly comprehended in this say- garments in the way; others cut ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy down branches from the trees, neighbour as thyself. Love work- and strawed them in the way 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 believna in the bighest. 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 Nalight. Let us walk honestly, as
zareth of Galilee. And Jesus went 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, Jesus Christ, and make not pro
and the seats of them that sold vision for the flesh, to fulfil the doves, and said unto them, It is lasts thereof.
written, My house shall be called
the house of prayer; but ye have The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. made it a den of thieves. WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come
The second Sunday in Advent. to Bethpage, unto the mount of
The Collect. 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 paAnd if any man say ought untu tience, and comfort of thy holy you, ye shall say, The Lord hath Word, we may embrace, and ever peed of them; and straightway hold fast the blessed hope of he will send them. All this was everlasting life, which thou hast iven us in our Saviour Jesus for the powers of heaven shall be Christ. Amen.
shaken. And then shall they see The Epislle. Rom. xv. 4. the Son of man coming in a cloud WHATSOEVER things were with power and great glory. And
written aforetiine, 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 fig. consolation 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 Faye, when ye see these tbings 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
The third Sunday in Advent. for his mercy; as it is written,
The Collect. 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 myg. Lord, 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 disobe. of 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 ye 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. The Gospel. St. Luke, xxi. 25.
sun, and in the moon, and in LET a man so account of us, the stars: and upon the earth dis- as of the Ministers of Christ. tress 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 :lsmall thing, that I should be