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Thou knowest, LORD, the to die.
Grant that he may secrets of our hearts : shut not take thy judgments patiently, thy merciful ears to our prayers; and repent him truly of his but spare us, LORD most holy, sins ; that he recovering thy O God most mighty, o holy favour, the fearful reward of and merciful Saviour, thou his actions may end with this most worthy Judge eternal, life ; and whensoever his soul suffer us not, at our last hour, shall depart from the body, it for any pains of death to fall may be without spot presented from thee.
unto thee, through JESUS CHRIST Then the Minister shall say,
Amen. THE Almighty God, who is
The Epistle. Heb. xii. 11. a most strong tower to all those who put their trust in him; to
NO chastening for the prewhom all things in heaven, in sent seemeth to be joyous, but earth, and under the earth, do grievous ; nevertheless, after. bow and obey; be now and wards it yieldeth the peaceable evermore thy defence ; and fruit of righteousness, unto make thee know and feel that them which exercised there is none other name under thereby. heaven given to man, in whom
The Gospel. St. John v. 24. and through whom thou mayest receive salvation, but only the
VERILY, verily, I say unto name of our Lord Jesus Christ. you, He that heareth my word, Amen.
and believeth on him that sent | And after that shall
me, hath everlasting life, and
say, UNTO God's gracious merev tion ; but is passed from death
shall not come into condemna. and protection we commit thee:
unto life. The LORD bless thee and keep thee : The LORD make his face a A Prayer for imprisoned Debtors. to shine upon thee, and be
MOST gracious God, look gracious unto thee: The LORD down in pity and compassion lift up his countenance upon upon these thine afflicted serthee, and give thee peace both vants, who are fallen under the now and evermore.
misery of a close restraint. T At the time of Execution, besides all, or
Give them always a deep sense Minister shall judge proper, shall be said love and correction; and the such parts of the foregoing office as the of their sins, and of thy fatherly the Commendatory prayer for a person at the point of departure, as it is in the more their confinement presseth Visitation of the Sick.
hard upon them, the more let The Collect for the Communion Service. the comforts of thy grace and
O GOD, who declarest thy mercy abound towards them almighty power chiefly in Give to their creditors tendershowing mercy and pity ; we ness and compassion, and to beseech thee to have mercy them a meek and forgiving upon this thy servant, who for spirit towards all those who his transgressions is appointed have confined them, and a full
purpose to repair all the injuries here ; and so sanctify their and losses which others have afflictions, that they may work sustained by them. Raise them for them an eternal weight of up friends to pity and relieve glory, through the merits and them; give them the continued mediation of JESUS CHRIST thy comfort of thy countenance Son our Lord. Amen.
A FORM OF
PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING
TO ALMIGHTY GOD,
For the fruits of the earth, and all the other blessings of his merciful providence; to be
used yearly on the FIRST THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER, or on such other day as shall be appointed by the civil authority.
T The service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed. Among the Sentences at the beginning of of thy help, and who is the Morning Prayer shall be the following: sword of thy excellency! Deut.
HONOUR the LORD with xxxiii. 29. thy substance, and with the Instead of, o come let us sing, &c. the first fruits of all thine increase; following shall be said or sung : so shall thy barns be filled with PRAISE ye the Lord; for plenty, and thy presses shall it is good to sing praises unto burst out with new wine. Prov. our God; for it is pleasant, and
2 iii. 9, 10.
praise is comely. The LORD by wisdom hath The LORD doth build up Jefounded the earth; by under- rusalem; he gathereth together standing hath he established the outcasts of Israel. the heavens : by his knowledge He healeth those that are the depths are broken up, and broken in heart, and bindeth the clouds drop down the dew. up
their wounds. Prov. iii. 19, 20.
He covereth the heaven with The eternal God is thy refuge, clouds, and prepareth rain for and underneath are the ever-the earth; he maketh the
grass lasting arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27. to grow upon the mountains.
Israel then shall dwell in He giveth to the beast his safety alone; the fountain of food; and to the young ravens Jacob shall be upon the land which cry. of corn and of wine, also his Praise the LORD, O Jerusaheaven shall drop down dew. lem: Praise thy God, O Sion. Deut. xxxiii. 28.
For he hath strengthened Happy art thou, O Israel ; the bars of thy gates ; he hath who is like unto thee, O people blessed thy children within saved by the LORD, the shield! thee.
12 to 24
He maketh peace in thy | The Epistle. St. James i. 16. borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
DO not err, my beloved
brethren : every good gift and | Then shall be said or sung one of the
Selections, or some other portion of the every perfect gift is from above; Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister.
and cometh down from the
Father of lights, with whom is T The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii. and the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess. y.
no variableness, neither shadow
of turning. Of his own will 11 After the General Thanksgiving, shall be begat he us of the word of truth, said this which followeth :
that we should be a kind of MOST gracious God, by first fruits of his creatures. whose knowledge the depths Wherefore, my beloved brethare broken up, and the clouds ren, let every man be swift to drop down the dew; we yield hear, slow to speak, slow to thee
unfeigned thanks and wrath: for the wrath of man praise, as for all thy mercies, worketh not the righteousness so especially for the returns of of God. Wherefore lay apart seed-time and harvest, and for all filthiness and superfluity of crowning the year with thy naughtiness, and receive with goodness, in the increase of the meekness the ingrafted word, ground, and the gathering in which is able to save your souls. of the fruits thereof. And, we
Be ye doers of the word ; and beseech thee, give us a just not hearers only, deceiving sense of this great mercy; such your own selves. as may appear in our lives, by be a hearer of the word and not an humble, holy, and obedient a doer, he is like unto a man walking before thee all our beholding his natural face in a days, through Jesus Christ glass; for he beholdeth himself, our Lord; to whom, with thee and goeth his way, and straightand the Holy Ghost, be all way forgetteth what manner glory and honour, world with of man he was. But whoso out end. Amen.
looketh into the perfect law of
liberty, and continueth therein, 9 The Collect to be used instead of that for he being not a forgetful hearer,
but a doer of the work, this O MOST merciful Father, man shall be blessed in his who hast blessed the labours of deed. If any man among you the husbandman in the returns seem to be religious, and of the fruits of the earth ; we bridleth not his tongue, but give thee humble and hearty deceiveth his own heart, this thanks for this thy bounty ; man's religion is vain. Pure beseeching thee to continue thy religion and undefiled before loving kindness to us; that our God and the Father is this : to land
may still yield her increase, visit the fatherless and widows to thy glory and our comfort, in their affliction, and to keep through JESUS CHRIST himself unspotted from the Lord. Amen.
For if any
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. 1 his sun to rise on the evil and
YE have heard that it hath on the good, and sendeth rain been said, Thou shalt love thy on the just and on the unjust. neighbour and hate thine enemy. For if ye love them which love But I say unto you, love your you, what reward have ye? do enemies, bless them that curse not even the publicans the you, do good to them that hate same? Or if ye salute your you, and pray for them which brethren only, what do ye more despitefully use you and perse-| than others ? do not even the eute you; that ye may be the publicans so ? Be ye
therefore children of your Father which perfect, even as your Father is in heaven : for he maketh which is in heaven is perfect.
PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
The master or mistress having called together as many of the family as can conveniently be present, let one of them, or any other
whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling :
OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name , Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
* When disturb
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom Acknowledgment
of God's mercy we live and move and have our being; we, thy
and preservation, needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, especially through for thy preservation of us from the beginning of our the night past. lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it, (that no disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that ances of any kina
befall a family, in we are brought in safety to the beginning of this stead of this, say, day.). For these thy mercies, we bless and that notwithstand
, magnify thy glorious name; humbly beseeching we are brought in thee to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise safety to the begin. and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down in the ning of this day. grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
Dedication of soul
AND, since it is of thy mercy, gracious and body to God's Father, that another day is added to our lives; service with a resolution to be grow
we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies ing daily in good to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and
godly life : in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us ; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
Prayer for grace BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and to enable us to per: corruption of our nature, and the manifold
temptations which we daily meet with ; we humbly
beseech thee to have compassion on 'our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and, according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. For grace to guide IN particular, we implore thy grace and proand keep us the fol tection for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate lowing day, and for God's blessing on
in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our several the business of the callings. Grant us patience under any
afflictions * On Sunday
thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always morning, instead contented with our present condition. Give us of , say, let thy holy spirit grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; accompany us to the quiet and peaceable ; full of compassion; and place of thy public ready to do good to all men, according to our worship, making us abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our serious and attentive, and raising ways * (and prosper the works of our hands in our minds from the the business of our several stations.) Defend us thoughts of this world to the consi: from all dangers and adversities; and be graciously deration of the next, pleased to take us, and all things belonging to us,
under thy fatherly care and protection. These vently join in the prayers and praises things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary of thy Church, and and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through listen to our duty with honest hearts, the merits and mediation of thy Son JESUS CHRIST in order to practise our Lord and Saviour. Amen. it.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.