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and make it effectual to the the bitter pains of eternal death. salvation of their souls. 0 Pardon their sins, and save Lord, in judgment remember their souls, for the sake and mercy; and whatever sufferings merits of thy dear Son, our they are to endure in this world, blessed Saviour and Redeemer. yet deliver them, O God, fromAmen.


THANKSGIVINGS. 4 The Thanksgiving of Women after Child- mercies in JESUS CHRIST our birth ; to be said when any Woman, being Lord. Amen. present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty God for her

| For Fair Weather. safe deliverance.

O LORD God, who hast O ALMIGHTY God, we justly humbled us by thy late give thee humble thanks, for visitation of us with immodethat thou hast been graciously rate rain and waters, and in pleased to preserve, through thy mercy hast relieved and the great pain and peril of child- comforted our souls by this birth, this woman, thy servant, seasonable and blessed change who desireth now to offer her of weather; we praise and praises and thanksgivings unto glorify thy holy name, for this thee. Grant, we beseech thee, thy mercy, and will always most merciful Father, that she, declare thy loving kindness through thy help, may both from generation to generation, faithfully live and walk accord-through Jesus Christ ing to thy will in this life pre- Lord. Amen. sent, and also may be partaker

T For Plenty: of everlasting glory in the life

0 MOST merciful Father, to come, through Jesus Christ who of thy gracious goodness our Lord. Amen.

hast heard the devout prayers

of thy Church, and turned our O GOD, our heavenly Father, dearth and scarcity into plenty; who by thy gracious provi- we give thee humble thanks for dence dost cause the former this thy special bounty ; beand the latter rain to descend seeching thee to continue thy upon the earth, that it may loving kindness unto us, that bring forth fruit for the use of our land may yield us her fruits man; we give thee humble of increase, to thy glory and thanks that it hath pleased thee, our comfort, through Jesus in our great necessity, to send Christ our Lord. Amen. us at the last, a joyful rain upon T For Peace, and Deliverance from our thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great O ALMIGHTY God, who comfort of us thy unworthy art a strong tower of defence servants, and to the glory of unto thy servants against the thy holy name, through thy face of their enemies; we yield

T For Rain,


thee praise and thanksgiving, ed our souls from the jaws of for our deliverance from those death ; we offer unto thy fagreat and apparent dangers therly goodness ourselves, our wherewith we were compassed; souls and bodies, which thou we acknowledge it thy good- hast delivered, to be a living ness that we were not delivered sacrifice unto thee; always over as a prey unto them; be- praising and magnifying thy seeching thee still to continue mercies in the midst of thy such thy mercies towards us, Church, through Jesus Christ that all the world may know our Lord. Amen. that thou art our Saviour and

For a Recovery from Sickness. mighty Deliverer, through JE

O GOD, who art the giver of SUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. life, of health, and of safety ; T For Restoring Public Peace at Home. we bless thy name, that thou

O ETERNAL God, our hea- hast been pleased to deliver venly Father, who alone makest from his bodily sickness this men to be of one mind in a

thy servant, who now desireth house, and stillest the outrage the presence of all thy people.

to return thanks unto thee, in of a violent and unruly people; Gracious art thou, O Lord, and we bless thy holy name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the full of compassion to the child

ren of men. seditious tumults which have

May his heart be been lately raised up amongst duly impressed with a sense of us; most humbly beseeching he devote the residue of his thee to grant to all of us grace: days to an humble, holy, and that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy com

obedient walking before thee, mandments; and, leading a

through Jesus Christ

Lord. Amen. quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our MOST gracious LORD, whose sacrifice of praise and thanks- mercy is over all thy works ; giving for these thy mercies we praise thy holy name that towards us, through JESUS thou hast been pleased to conChrist our Lord. Amen.

duct in safety, through the

perils of the great deep, this For Deliverance from great Sickness and thy servant, who now desireth Mortality.

to return his thanks unto thee, 0 LORD God, who hast in thy holy Church: May he be wounded us for our sins, and duly sensible of thy merciful consumed us for our transgres- providence towards him, and sions, by thy late heavy and ever express his thankfulness dreadful visitation; and now, by a holy trust in thee, and in the midst of judgment re- obedience to thy laws, through membering mercy, hast redeem-I JESUS CHRIst our Lord. Amen.


T For a safe Return from Sea.




THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. spent, the day is at hand; let The Collect.

us therefore cast off the works ALMIGHTY GOD, give us

of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Let us grace that we may cast away walk honestly, as in the day; the works of darkness, and put not in rioting and drunkenness, upon us the armour of light, now

not in chambering and wantonin the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son JESUS CHRIST ness, not in strife and envying.

But put ye on the Lord JESUS came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when Christ, and make not provision

for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts he shall come again in his glo

thereof. rious majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. the life immortal, through him WHEN they drew nigh unto who liveth and reigneth with Jerusalem, and were come to thee and the Holy Ghost,'now Bethphage, unto the mount of and ever. Amen.

Olives, then sent JESUS two | This Collect is to be repeated every day disciples, saying unto them, with the other Collects in Advent, until Go into the village over against Christmas day,

you, and straightway ye shall The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.

find an ass tied, and a colt with OWE no man any thing, but her : loose them, and bring to love one another; for he them unto me. that loveth another hath ful- man say aught unto you, ye filled the law. For this, Thou shall say, The Lord hath need shalt not commit adultery, of them; and straightway he Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt will send them. All this was not steal, Thou shalt not bear done, that it might be fulfilled false witness, Thou shalt not which was spoken by the covet; and if there be any other prophet, saying, Tell ye the commandment, it is briefly com-daughter of Sion, Behold, thy prehended in this saying, name- King cometh unto thee, meek, sy, Thou shalt love thy neigh- and sitting upon an ass, and a bour as thyself. Love worketh colt the foal of an ass. And no ill to his neighbour; there the disciples went, and did as fore love is the fulfilling of the Jesus commanded them; and law. And that, knowing the brought the ass and the colt, time, that now it is high time to and put on them their clothes, awake out of sleep; for now is and they sat him thereon. And our salvation nearer than when a very great multitude spread we believed. The night is far their garments in the way;

And if any

others cut down branches from have hope. Now the God of the trees, and strawed them in patience and consolation grant the way. And the multitudes you to be like-minded one tothat went before, and that fol- wards another, according to lowed, cried, saying, Hosanna CHRIST JESUS: that ye may to the Son of David : blessed with one mind and one mouth is he that cometh in the name glorify God, even the Father of the LORD'; Hosanna in the of our Lord Jesus Christ. highest. And when he was Wherefore receive ye one ancome into Jerusalem, all the other, as Christ also received city was moved, saying, Who us, to the glory of God. Now is this? And the multitude said, I say, that JESUS CHRIST was This is Jesus the Prophet of a minister of the circumcision, Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus for the truth of God, to conwent into the temple of God, firm the promises made unto and cast out all them that sold the fathers : and that the Genand bought in the temple, and tiles might glorify God for his overthrew the tables of the mercy; as it is written, For money-changers, and the seats this cause I will confess to thee of them that sold doves, and among the Gentiles, and sing said unto them, It is written, unto thy name: and again he My house shall be called the saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with house of prayer; but ye have his people : and again, Praise made it a den of thieves. the LORD, all ye Gentiles; and

laud him, all ye people. And again Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that

shall rise to reign over the The Collect.

Gentiles, in him shall the GenBLESSED LORD, who hast tiles trust. Now the God of caused all holy Scriptures to be hope fill you with all joy and written for our learning; grant peace in believing, that ye may that we may in such wise hear abound in hope, through the them, read, mark, learn, and power of the Holy Ghost. inwardly digest them, that by The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, AND there shall be signs in and ever hold fast the blessed the sun, and in the moon, and hope of everlasting life, which in the stars; and upon the earth thou hast given us in our distress of nations, with perSaviour Jesus Christ. Amen. plexity ; the sea and the waves The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.

roaring; men's hearts failing

them for fear, and for looking WHATSOEVER things after those things which are were written aforetime, were coming on the earth ; for the written for our learning ; that powers of heaven shall be we, through patience, and com- shaken. And then shall they fort of the Scriptures, might see the Son of man coming




in a cloud with power and be found faithful. But with me great glory. And when these it is a very small thing, that I things begin to come to pass, should be judged of you, or of then look up, and lift up your man's judgment : yea, I judge heads; for your redemption not mine own self. For I know draweth nigh. And he spake nothing by myself, yet am I to them a parable, Behold the not hereby justified ; but he fig-tree, and all the trees; when that judgeth me is the LORD. they now shoot forth,ye see and Therefore judge nothing before know of your own selves, that the time, until the Lord come, summer is now nigh at hand. who both will bring to light So likewise ye, when ye see the hidden things of darkness, these things come to pass, know and will make manifest the ye that the kingdom of God is counsels of the hearts : and nigh at hand. Verily I say unto then shall every man have you, This generation shall not praise of God. pass away till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass

The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. away ; but my word shall not NOW when John had heard pass away.

in the prison the works of

CHRIST, he sent two of his disTHE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. ciples, and said unto him, Art

thou he that should come, or do The Collect.

we look for another ? Jesus anO LORD JESUS Christ, swered and said unto them, Go, who at thy first coming didst and show John again those send thy messenger to prepare things which ye do hear and thy way before thee; grant see : the blind receive their that the Ministers and Stew- sight, and the lame walk, the ards of thy mysteries may like-lepers are cleansed, and the wise so prepare and make ready deaf hear, the dead are raised thy way, by turning the hearts up, and the poor have the Gosof the disobedient to the wis- pel preached to them: and dom of the just, that, at thy blessed is he whosoever shall second coming to judge the not be offended in me. And world, we may be found an as they departed, Jesus began acceptable people in thy sight, to say unto the multitudes conwho livest and reignest with the cerning John, What went ye FATHER and the Holy SPIRIT, out into the wilderness to see? ever one God, world without A reed shaken with the wind ? end. Amen.

But what wentye out for to see?

A man clothed in soft raiment? The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1.

Behold, they that wear soft LET a man so account of clothing are in king's houses. us,as of the Ministers of Christ, But what went ye out for to see? and Stewards of the mysteries A prophet ? yea, I say unto of God. Moreover, it is re- you, and more than a prophet. quired in stewards, that a man For this is he of whom it is

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