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Sovereign King George, and all that are put in authority under him, with judgment and justice, to cut off all such workers of iniquity, as turn religion into rebellion, and faith into faction; that they may never again prevail against us, nor triumph in the ruin of the monarchy and thy Church among us.
Protect and defend our Sovereign Lord the King, with the whole Royal Family, from all treasons and conspiracies. Be unto him an helmet of salvation, and a strong tower of defence against the face of all his enemies: Clothe them with shame and confusion, but upon himself and his posterity let the crown for ever flourish. So we thy people, and the Theep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer; to whom, with thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, be glory in the Church throughout all ages, world withour end.Amen.
A Form of Prayer,
THANKSGIVING TO ALMIGHTY GOD, To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realın
every Year upon the Twenty-fifth day of Oétober, being the day on which his Majesty began his happy reign.
I The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for
Holy-days in all things, except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed. If this day frall happen to be on Sunday, this whole Office
Thall be used, as it followeth, entirely. A form of Prayer, &c.] As the godly Christian Emperors in ancient times, so it appears that our most religious princes since the Reformation, have always caused the days of their inauguration to be publicly celebrated by all their subjects with prayers and thanksgivings to Almighty God. And to the end that this day might be duly celebrated, we find that particular forms of prayer have been appointed by authority, at leaft
defender and mighty deliverer in all difficulties and adves. firies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then the Prayer for the High Court of Parliament, if
fitting ( In tbe Communion Service, immediately before tbe reading
of the Epislle, instead of lbe Colle El for the King, and that of the day, shall be used this Prayer for the King, as fupreme governor of ibis Church. LESSED Lord, who haft called Chriftian Princes to
the defence of thy faith, and hast made it their duty to promote the fpiritual welfare, together with the temporal interest of their people; We acknowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy servant our most gracious King over this Church and Nation : Give him, we beseech thee, all shofe heavenly graces that are requisite for fo higla a troft; Let the work of thee his God profper in his hand; let his eyes behold the success of his defigns for the fer. vice of thy true Religion established amongst us; and make him a blefled instrument of protecting and advancing thy truth, wherever it is perfecuted and oppressed; Let hypocrify and profaneness, fuperftition and idolatry, fly before his face; Let not herefies and false doctrines dis. turb the peace of the Church, por fchilms and caufeless divifions weaken it; but grant us to be of ope heart and one mind in ferving thee our God, and obeying him according to thy will: And that these blessings may be continued to after-ages, let there never be one wanting in his house to succeed him in the government of this United Kingdom, that our posterity may see his children's children, and peace upon Ifrael.' So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be hewing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Amen.
The Epistle. St. Peter ii. 11.
pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the foul; having your conversation honest among the
Gentiles : that whereas, they speak against you as evil. doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of vification. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's fake: whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For fo is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to Silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 16.
Herodians, saying, Mafter, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man : for thou regardest not the person of men." Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it law. ful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he faith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then faith he unto them, Render there. fore unro Cæsar the thing which are Cæfar's, and unto God the things that are God's. When they had had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
After the Nicene Creed shall follow the Sermor.
I In the Offertory sball this Sentence be read. Let your light so Ihine before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16.
After the Prayer (For the whole State of Christ's Church, &c.] these Colleats following shall be used.
A Prayer for Unity.
Saviour, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace feriously' to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and concord; that as there is but one body, and one Spirit, and one hope of our calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all; fo we may henceforth be all of one heart and of one foul, ünited in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity; and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
RANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course
of this world may be fo peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
RANT, we befeech thee, Almighty God, that the
words which we have heard with our outward cars, may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
LMIGHTY God, the Fountain of all wisdom, who
knowest our neceffities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. THE
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen
UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms
of Prayer and Service, made for the Fifth of “ November, the Thirtieth of January, the Twenty-ninth “ of May, and the Twenty-fifth of October, be forth« with printed and published, and annexed to the Book “ of Common Prayer and Liturgy of the Church of « England; to be used yearly on the said Days, in all “ Cathedrals and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, in « all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within both our “ Universities, and of our Colleges of Eaton and Win“ chester, and in all Parish Churches and Chapels within " that Part of our Kingdom of Great Britain called « England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Ber“ wick-upon-Tweed.
.“ Given at our Court at St. James's the seventh Day
6 of O&tober, 1761, in the First Year of our Reign.