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UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,
TO BE USED BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF MORNING AND EVENING SERVICE.
PRAYERS. A Prayer for Congress, to be used during
| For Fair Weather. their Session.
ALMIGHTY and most merMOST gracious God, we ciful Father, we humbly behumbly beseech thee, as for the seech thee, of thy great goodPeople of these United States ness, to restrain those immoin general, so especially for derate rains, wherewith, for our their Senate and Representa-sins, thou hast afflicted us: And tives in Congress assembled; we pray thee to send us such that thou wouldest be pleased seasonable weather, that the to direct and prosper all their earth may, in due time, yield consultations, to the advance- her increase, for our use and ment of thy glory, the good of benefit; and give us grace, that thy Church, the safety, honour, we may learn, by thy punishand welfare of thy people ; that ments, to amend our lives, and all things may be so ordered for thy clemency to give thee and settled by their endeavours, thanks and praise, through JEupon the best and surest foun- sus Christ our Lord, Amen, dations, that peace and happi- In Time of Dearth and Famine. ness, truth and justice, religion O GOD, heavenly Father, and piety, may be established whose gift it is that the rain among us for all generations. doth fall, and the earth bring These, and all other necessaries forth her increase ; behold, we for them, for us, and thy whole beseech thee, the afflictions of Church, we humbly beg in the thy people; increase the fruits name and mediation of Jesus of the earth by thy heavenly Christ, our most blessed Lord benediction ; and grant that the and Saviour. Amen.
scarcity and dearth, which we | For Rain.
now most justly suffer for our O GOD, heavenly Father, sins, may, through thy goodwho by thy Son Jesus CHRIST, ness, be mercifully turned into hast promised to all those who plenty, for the love of Jesus seek thy kingdom and the Christ our Lord; to whom, righteousness thereof, all things with thee and the Holy Ghost, necessary to their bodily sus- be all honour and glory, now tenance; send us, we beseech and for ever. Amen. thee, in this our necessity, such moderate rain and showers, that O ALMIGHTY God, the suwe may receive the fruits of the preme Governor of all things, earth to our comfort, and to thy whose power no creature is able honour, through Jesus CHRIST to resist, to whom it belongeth our Lord. Amen,
justly to punish sinners, and to
T In Time of War and Tumults.
be merciful to those who truly them with innocency of life, repent; save and deliver us, we that they may faithfully serve humbly beseech thee, from the before thee, to the glory of thy hands of our enemies; that we, great name, and the benefit of being armed with thy defence, thy holy Church, through JESUS may be preserved evermore Christ our Lord. Amen. from all perils, to glorify thee, at In Time of great Sickness and Mortality. who art the only giver of all
0 ALMIGHTY God, the ictory, through the merits of Lord of life and death, of sickhy Son, Jesus Christ our ness and health ; regard our Lord. Amen.
supplications, we humbly beIT For those who are to be admitted into Holy seech thee; and, as thou hast Orders, to be used in the Weeks preceding thought fit to visit us for our
. ALMIGHTY God, our hea-sins with great sickness and venly Father, who hast pur- mortality, in the midst of thy chased to thyself an universal judgment, O LORD, remember Church, by the precious blood mercy, Have pity upon us of thy dear Son; mercifully I miserable sinners, and withlook upon the same, and at this draw from us the grievous sicktime so guide and govern the ness with which we are afflicted. minds of thy servants,' the May this thy fatherly correcBishops and Pastors of thy tion have its due influence upon flock, that they may lay hands us, by leading us to consider suddenly on no man, but faith-how frail and uncertain our life fully and wisely make choice is; that we may apply our of fit persons, to serve in the hearts unto that heavenly wissacred ministry of thy Church. dom, which in the end will And, to those who shall be or- bring us to everlasting life, dained to any holy function, through JESUS CHRIST give thy grace and heavenly Lord. Amen. benediction; that both by their
T For a Sick Person. life and doctrine they may show O FATHER of mercies, and forth thy glory, and set for- God of all comfort, our only ward the salvation of all men, help in time of need; look through JESUS CHRIST our down from heaven, we humbly Lord. . Amen.
beseech thee, behold, visit, and
relieve thy sick servant, for ALMIGHTY God, the giver whom our prayers are desired. of all good gifts, who of thy di- Look upon him with the eyes vine providence hast appointed of thy mercy; comfort him with divers orders in thy Church ; a sense of thy goodness; pregive thy grace, we humbly be- serve him from the temptations seech thee, to all those who are of the enemy; give him patience to be called to any office and under his affliction; and, in thy administration in the same; and good time, restore him to so replenish them with the health, and enable him to lead truth of thy doctrine, and enduel the residue of his life in thy
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 | For a Person under Affliction. thee in life everlasting, through O MERCIFUL God, and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Heavenly Father, who hast I For a Sick Child.
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. 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 7 For Malefactors, after Condemnation.. Or who sleep in the Lord Jesus else the Prayer in the Visitation of Prison. enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. ers, beginning, “O Father of Mercies,”
&c. may be used. Grant this, O LORD, for the love of thy Son, our Saviour,
O MOST gracious and merJesus Christ. Amen.
ciful God, we earnestly beseech
thee to have pity and compasI For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea. sion
persons recomO ETERNAL God, who mended to our prayers, who alone spreadest out the heavens, now lie under the sentence of and rulest the raging of the sea; the law, and are appointed to 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. 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, from. Amen.
5 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
T 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
Father, to come, through Jesus CHRIST
who of thy gracious goodness our Lord. Amen.
hast heard the devout prayers | For Rain,
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
Enemies. 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
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 ; 9 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 Gracious art thou, O Lord, and hath pleased thee to appease the
compassion to the child
ren of men. seditious tumults which have
May his heart be been lately raised up amongst thy merciful goodness, and may 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 obedi. ently 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
T For a safe Return from Sea. 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 congumed 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. Anien.