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fear, and to thy glory: Or else | be, with a grateful sense of thy give him grace so to take thy mercies, through JESUS CHRIST visitation, that, after this painful our Lord. Amen. life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
¶ For a Sick Child.
¶ For a Person under Affliction. O MERCIFUL GOD, and Heavenly Father, who hast taught us, in thy holy Word, ALMIGHTY GOD, and mer- that thou dost not willingly ciful Father, to whom alone afflict or grieve the children of belong the issues of life and men; look with pity, we bedeath; look down from heaven, seech thee, upon the sorrows we humbly beseech thee, with of thy servant, for whom our the eyes of mercy, upon the prayers are desired. In thy sick child for whom our pray- wisdom thou hast seen fit to ers are desired. Deliver him, visit him with trouble, and to O LORD, in thy good appointed bring distress upon him. Retime, from his bodily pain, and member him, O LORD, in mercy; visit him with thy salvation; sanctify thy fatherly correction that if it should be thy good to him; endue his soul with pleasure to prolong his days patience under his affliction, here on earth, he may live to and with resignation to thy thee, and be an instrument of blessed will; comfort him with thy glory, by serving thee faith- a sense of thy goodness; lift fully, and doing good in his up thy countenance upon him, generation Or else receive and give him peace, through him into those heavenly habita- JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. tions, where the souls of those ¶ For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or who sleep in the Lord JESUS enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant this, O LORD, for the love of thy Son, our Saviour, JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea.
else the Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning, "O Father of Mercies," &c. may be used.
O MOST gracious and merciful God, we earnestly beseech thee to have pity and compassion upon those persons recommended to our prayers, who now lie under the sentence of the law, and are appointed to
O ETERNAL GOD, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; we commend to thy Almighty die. Visit them, O LORD, with protection, thy servant, for thy mercy and salvation; conwhose preservation on the great vince them of the miserable deep our prayers are desired. condition they are in, by their Guard him, we beseech thee, sins and wickedness; and let from the dangers of the sea, thy powerful grace produce in from sickness, from the violence them such a godly sorrow, and of enemies, and from every sincere repentance, as thou wilt evil to which he may be ex- be pleased to accept. Give posed. Conduct him in safety them a strong and lively faith to the haven where he would in thy Son, our blessed Saviour,
and make it effectual to the the bitter pains of eternal death. salvation of their souls. O 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, from Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-mercies in JESUS CHRIST Our birth; to be said when any Woman, being Lord. present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty GOD for her safe deliverance.
T For Fair Weather.
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 of everlasting glory in the life to come, through JESUS CHRIST
our Lord. Amen.
¶ For Rain,
¶ For Plenty.
O MOST merciful Father, who of thy gracious, goodness 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 ¶ 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
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 mighty Deliverer, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
T For Restoring Public Peace at Home.
O ETERNAL GOD, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a
house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people; we bless thy holy name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the
seditious tumults which have
For a Recovery from Sickness. O GOD, who art the giver of life, of health, and of safety; we bless thy name, that thou hast been pleased to deliver from his bodily sickness this thy servant, who now desireth to return thanks unto thee, in
the presence of all thy people. Gracious art thou, O LORD, and full of compassion to the child
ren of men.
days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
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 thy merciful goodness, and may thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
¶ For Deliverance from great Sickness and Mortality.
For a safe Return from Sea.
MOST gracious LORD, whose mercy is over all thy works; we praise thy holy name that thou hast been pleased to conduct in safety, through the perils of the great deep, this thy servant, who now desireth to return his thanks unto thee, O 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-JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. | spent, the day is at hand; let
The Collect. ALMIGHTY GOD, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son JESUS CHRIST came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the HOLY GHOST, NOW and ever. Amen.
This Collect is to be repeated every day with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas day,
us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord JESUS CHRIST, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1.
WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent JESUS two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her loose them, and bring And if any
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. OWE no man any thing, but 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 comprehended in this saying, nameÎy, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far
daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as JESUS commanded them; and brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they sat him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way ; (44)
others cut down branches from have hope. Now the Gop 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 JESUSs 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 overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
THE SECOND SUNDAY IN
BLESSED LORD, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
tiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name: and again he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with his people: and again, Praise 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 Gentiles, in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the GOD of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the HOLY GHOST. The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25.
AND there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves 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
The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.