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1 In Time of Dearth and Famine. both by their life and doctrine
GOD, heavenly Father,whose they may show forth thy glory, and the earth bring forth her in-all men, through Jesus Christ our crease; behold, we beseech thee, Lord. Amen. the afflictions of thy people; in
Or this. crease the fruitse me hile earthab ALMIGHTY: God; the Fiver . grant that the scarcity and dearth vine providence hast appointed which we now most justly suffer divers orders in thy Church; give for our sins, may, through thy thy grace, we humbly beseech goodness, be mercifully turned thee, to all those who are to be into plenty, for the love of Jesus called to any office and adminis Christ our Lord; to whom, with tration in the same; and so rethee and the Holy Ghost, be all plenish them with the truth of thy honour and glory, now and for doctrine, and endue them with ever. Amen.
innocency of life, that they may 1 In Time of War and Tumults. faithfully
serve before thee, to the O preme Governor of all things,
benefitof thyholy Church, through whose power no creature is able Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to resist, to whom it belongeth 1 In Time of great Sickness and More justly to punish sinners, and to
tality. be merciful to those who truly re- O
ALMIGHTY God, the Lord pent; save and deliver us, we of life and death, of sickness bumbly beseech thee, from the and health ; regard our supplicahands of our enemies; that we, tions, we humbly beseech thee; Deing armed with thy defence, and, as thou hast thought fit to may be preserved evermore from visit us for our sins with great all perils, to glorify thee, who sickness and mortality, in the art the only giver of all victory, midst of thy judgment, O Lord, through the merits of thy Son, remember mercy.
Have pity Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. upon us miserable sinners, and 1 For those who are to be admitted into withdraw from us the grievous
Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks sickness with which we are afpreceding the stated times of Ordi- dicted. May this thy fatherly cornation.
rection have its due influence up LMIGHTY God, our heaven- on us, by leading us to consider ed to thyself an universal Church, is; that we may apply our hearts by the precious blood of thy dear unto that heavenly wisdom, Son; mercifully, look upon the which in the end will bring us to same, and at this time so guide everlasting life, through Jesus and govern the minds of thy ser- Christ our Lord. Amen. vants, the Bishops and Pastors of
For a Sick Person. suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit help in time of need; look down persons, to serve in the sacred from heaven, we humbly beseech ministryof thy Church. And, to thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy those who shall be ordained to sick serrant, for whom our prayers any holy function, give thy grace are desired. Look upon him wilde and heavenly benediction; that the eyes of thy mercy; comfort hin
hy Hock, that they may lay hard: God of all comfort, our only
with a sense of thy goodness; pre- For a Person under Affliction. serve him from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience un- O meniy father, Who has taugae der his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou time, restore him to health, and dost not willingly aftlict or grieve enable him to lead the residue of the children of men; took with his life in thy fear, and to thy glo- pity, we beseech thee, upon the ry: Or else give him grace so to sorrows of thy servant, for whom take thy visitation, that, after this our prayers are desired. In thy painful life ended, he may dwell wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit with thee in life everlasting, him with trouble, and to bring disthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. tress upon him. Remember him, Amen.
O Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa9 For a Sick Child.
therly correction to him; endue , Father,to whom alonebelong affliction, and with resignation to the issues of life and death; look thy, blessed will; comfort him down from heaven, we humbly with a sense of thy goodness; lift beseech thee, with the eyes of up thy countenance upon him, mercy, upon the sick child for and give him peace, through Jesus whom our prayers are desired. Christ our Lord. Amen. Deliver him, o Lord, in thy good For Malefactors, after Condemnation. appointed time, from his bodily
Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of pain, and visit him with thy sal- Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of vation; that if it should bethy good Mercies," &c. may be used. phe earth, he may like to thee,
and O ful God,
we earnestly be be an instrument of thy glory, by seech thee to have pityand comserving thee faithfully, and doing passion
upon those persons recomgood in his generation : Orelse re- mended to our prayers, who now ceive him into
those heavenly hab- lie under the sentence of the law, itations, where the souls of those and are appointed to die. Visit who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy them,
O Lord, with thy mercy and perpetual rest and felicity; Grant salvation; convince them of the this,o Lord for the love of thy Son, miserable condition they are in, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. by their sins and wickedness; and I Foi a Person, or Persons going to Sea. let thy powerful grace produce O
ETERNAL God, who alone in them such a godly sorrow, and
spreadest out the heavens, sincere repentance, as thou wilt and rulest the raging of the sea; be pleased to accept. Give we commend to thy Almighty them a strong and lively faith in protection, thy servant, for whose thy Son our blessed Saviour, and preservation on the great deep our make it effectual to the salvation prayers are desired. Guard him, of their souls. O Lord, in judg; we beseech thee, from the dan- ment remember mercy; and gers of the sea, from sickness, whatever sufferings they are to from the violence of enemies, and endure in this world, yet deliver from every evil to which he may them, O God, from the bitter pains be exposed. Conduct him in safe- of eternal death. Pardon their ty to the haven where he would sins, and save their souls, for the be, with a grateful sense of thy sake and merits of thy dear Son, mercies, through Jesus Christ our our blessed Saviour and RedeemLord. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after
1 For Plenty. Child-birth; to be said when any have desired to return Thanks to Al- heard the devout prayers of thy Woman, being present in Church, shai O MOST merciful Father, who
of thy gracious goodness hasta mighty God for her safe deliverance. ALMIGHTY God, we give scarcity into plenty; we give thee
Church,and turned our dearth and thou hast been graciously pleased bounty;
beseeching thee to conto preserve through the great pain tinue thy loving kindness unto us, and peril of Child-birth, this wo- that our land may yield us her man, thy servant, who desires now fruits of increase, to thy glory and to offer her praises and thanks- our comfort, through
Jesus Christ givings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, For Peace, and Deliverance from our
our Lord. Amen. that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy will in this life O ALMIGHTY God, who art a present, and also may be partaker to thy servants against the face of
strong tower of defence unof everlasting glory in the life to their enemies; we yield thee come, through Jesus Christ our praise and thanksgiving, for our Lord. Amen.
deliverance from those great and For Rain.
apparent dangers wherewith we
were compassed; we acknowO GOD un heavenly Father:
who by thy gracious provi. ledge it thy, goodness that we dence dost cause the former and were not delivered over as a prey the latter rain to descend upon the unto them, beseeching thee still earth, that it may bring forth fruit to continue such thy mercies tofor the use of man; we give thee know that thou art our Saviour
wards us, that all the world may humble thanks that it hath pleas- and mighty Deliverer, through ed thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last, a joyful rain Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. upon thine inheritance, and to s For Restoring Public Peace at Home. refresh it when it was dry, to the Of Father, who alone makest great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy men to be of one mind in a house, holy name, through thy mercies and stillest the outrage of a vioin Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. lent and unruly people; we bless
thy holy name, that it hath pleasFor Fair Weather. ed thee to appease the seditious O : ?
LORD God, who hast justly tumults which have been lately tion of us with immoderate rain bly beseeching thee to grant to all and waters, and in thy mercy hast of us grace, that we may hencerelieved and comforted our souls forth obediently walk in thy holy by this seasonable and blessed commandments; and, leading a change of weather; we praise and quiet and peaceable life in all godglorify thy holy name, for this thy liness and honesty, may continumercy, and will always declare ally offer unto thee our sacrifice thy loving kindness from genera- of praise and thanksgiving for tion to generation, through Jesus these thy mercies towards us, Cbrist our Lord. Amen.
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
9 For Deliverance from great Sickness | O Lord, and full of compassion and Mortality.
to the children of men. May his ed us for our sins, and con- sense of thy merciful goodness, sumed us for our transgressions, and may he devote the residue of by thy late heavy and dreadful his days to an humble, holy, and visitation; and now, in the midst of obedient walking before thee, judgment remembering mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 'hast redeemed our souls from the Amen. jaws of death; we offer unto thy
& For a safe Return from Sea. fatherly goodness ourselves, our gouts ander
bodies, which thou Merceracioer Land, whose crifice un'o thee; always praising we praise thy holy name, that and magnifying thy mercies in thou hast been pleased to conthe midst of thy Church, through duct in safety, through the perils Tesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of the great deep, this thy servant,
( For a Recovery from Sickness. who now desireth to roturn his O GOD, who art the giver of thanks unto thee, in thy holy
life, of health, and of safety; Church : May he be duly sensible we bless thy name, that thou hast of thy merciful providence to. been pleased to deliver from his wards him, and ever express his bodily sickness this thy servant, thankfulness by a holy trust in who now desireth to return thanks thee, and obedience to thy laws, unto thee, in the presence of all through Jesus Christ our Lord. thy people. Gracious art thou, Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent.
T This Collect is to be repeated every
Day, with the other Collects in Advent, The Collect.
until Christmas-day. ALMIGHTY God, give us The Epistle. Rom. xii. 8. the works of darkness, and
put OWE no man any thing, but to
love one another; for he that upon us the armour of light, now loveth another hath fulfilled the in the time of this mortai life, in law. For this, Thou shalt not which thy Son Jesus Christ came commit adultery, Thou shalt not to visit us in great humility; that kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou in the last day, when he shall shalt not bear false witness, Thou come again in his glorious Ma- shalt not covet; and if there be jesty to judge both the quick and any other commandment, it is dead, we may rise to the life im- briefly comprehended in this saymortal, through him who liveth ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy and reigneth with thee and the neighbour as thyself. Love workHoly Ghost, now and ever. eth no ill to his neighbour; there. Anen.
fore love is the fulfilling of the
law. And that, knowing the time, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nathat now it is high time to awake zareth of Galilee. And Jesus out of sleep; for now is our sal- went into the temple of God, and vation nearer than when we be cast out all them that sold and lieved. The night is far spent, bought in the temple, and overthe day is at hand; let us there threw the tables of the moneyfore cast off the works of dark- changers, and the seats of them ness, and let us put on the armour that sold doves, and said unto of light. Let us walk honestly, them, It is written, My house shall as in the day ; not in rioting and be called the house of prayer; but drunkenness, not in chambering ye have made it a den of thieves. and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord The second Sunday in Advent. Jesus Christ, and make not pro
The Collect. vision for the flesh, to fulfil the
LESSED Lord, who hast lusts thereof.
caused all holy Scriptures to The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. be written for our learning; grant
Jerusalem, and were come them, read, mark, learn, and into Bethphage, unto the mount of wardly digest them, that by paOlives, then sent Jesus two disci- tience, and comfort of thy holy ples, saying unto them, Go into Word, we may embrace, and ever the village over against you, and hold fast the blessed hope of straightway ye shall find an ass everlasting life, which thou hast tied, and a colt with her: loose given us in our Saviour Jesus them, and bring them unto me. Christ. Amen. And if any man say ought unto The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway
written aforetime, were he will send them. All this was written for our learning; that we, done, that it might be fulfilled through patience, and comfort of which was spoken by the pro- the Scriptures, might have hope. phet, saying, Tell ye the daughter Now the God of patience and conof Sion, Behold, thy King cometh isolation grant you to be like mindunto thee, meek, and sitting upon edone towards another, according an ass, and a colt the foal of an to Christ Jesus: That ye may with ass. And the disciples went, and one mind and one mouth glorify did as Jesus commanded them; God, even the Father of our Lord and brought the ass and the colt, Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive and put on them their clothes, ye one another, as Christ also reand they sat him thereon. And a ceived us, to the glory of God. very great multitude spread their Now I say, that Jesus Christ was garinents in the way ; others cut a minister of the circumcision, down branches from the trees, forthe truth of God, to confirm the and strawed them in the way. promises made unto the fathers: And the multitudes that went be- And that the Gentiles might glofore, and that followed, cried, rify God for his mercy; as it is saying, Hosanna to the Son of written, For this cause I will conDavid: blessed is he that cometh fess to thee among the Gentiles, in the name of the Lord; Ho- and sing unto thy name: And sanna in the highest. And when again he saith, Rejoice ye Genhe was come into Jerusalem, all tiles, with his people: And again, the city was moved, saying, Who Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; is this? And the multitude said, land laud him, all ye jeople. And