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For he knoweth our frame; he remember. our creation, preservation, and all the blessings eth that we are dust.

of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable As for man, his days are as grass; as a love in the redemption of the world by our flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, and the place thereof shall know it no more. give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that But the mercy of the Lord is from everlast

our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and ing to everlasting upon them that fear him, and that we may shew forth thy praise, not only with his righteousness unto children's children; our lips, but in our lives; by giving up our

To such as keep his covenant, and to those selves to thy service, and by walking before that remember his commandments to do them. thee in holiness and righteousness all our days;

The Lord hath prepared his throne in the through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with heavens ; and his kingdom ruleth over all. thee, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and

Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in glory, world without end. Amen. strength, that do his commandments, hearken- , ing unto the voice of his word.

Minister. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts ; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised to

hear the petitions of them that ask thee in his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul. thy Son's name; We beseech thee mercifully

to incline thine ears to us that have now made Then shall follow a Lesson of the Old Testa

our prayers and supplications unto thee; and ment, as it is appointed.

grant that those things which we have faithfully Then shall follow the Psalms for Evening asked according to thy will, may effectually be Prayer, as they are appointed.

obtained, to the relief of our necessity and the

setting forth of thy glory; through Jesus Then a Lesson of the New Testament, as it is Christ our Lord. Amen.

A General Thanksgiving.

Then shall the Minister

say, ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, THE Lord bless you, and keep

you; The we thine unworthy servants do give thee Lord lift up the light of his countenance most humble and hearty thanks for all thy good- upon you, and give you peace now and for ness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men;

Amen, • This to be [*particularly to those who desire non en el motore being to offer up their praises and thanksPireto return givings for thy late mercies vouch

safed unto them.] We bless thee for



Here endeth the order for Evening Prayer.



To be used daily either at Morning or Evening Prayer.

O GOD, the Father of heaven, have mercy

In all time of our tribulation ; in all time upon us, sinners;

of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the Lord, have mercy upon us.

day of judgement;

We sinners do beseech thee to have mercy upon O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us, sinners ;

us, O Lord God. Lord, have mercy upon us.

That it may please thee to keep and

strengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in O God the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, have righteousness and holiness of life, thy servant mercy upon us ;

WILLIAM, our most gracious King and GoLord, have mercy upon us.

vernor; to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and O holy, blessed, and glorious Jehovah, our

love; may he evermore have affiance in thee, Father, Redeemer, and Comforter ;

and ever seek thy honour and glory; and do

thou be his defender and keeper, giving him Have mercy upon us,

the victory over all his enemies ; Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the

We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. offences of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, O Lord, spare

That it may please thee to bless and preserve thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with our gracious Queen ADELAIDE, and all the Christ's most precious blood, and be not angry

Royal Family ; with us for ever;

We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.
Spare us, O Lord.

That it may please thee to rule and govern From all impenitence, and blindness of heart; thy holy Church universal in the right way; from pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; from

to illuminate all Bishops, Pastors, and Deacons

with true knowledge and understanding of thy envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness ;

Word; and that both by their preaching from contempt of thy word, and commandment; and from all false doctrine, heresy, and

and living they may set it forth, and shew it schism;


We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.
Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord.
From lightning and tempest; from plague of the Council, and all the Nobility, with

That it may please thee to endue the Lords pestilence, and famine; from battle, murder,

grace, and sudden death; and from all sedition, privy

wisdom and understanding: to bless and keep

the Magistrates, giving them grace to execute conspiracy, and rebellion;

justice and to maintain truth; and may it please Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord. thee to give to all nations, unity, peace, and From all evil and mischief, from fornication, concord; and all other deadly sins; from all the deceits We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. of the world, the flesh, and the devil; from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation ;

[This following petition is only to be used during

the Session of Parliament : Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord.

That it may please thee to direct and

prosBy the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by per all the consultations of the High Court of thy holy Nativity and Circumcision; by thy Parliament, at this time assembled, to the Baptism, Fasting and Temptation;

advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Mercifully undertake our cause, O Lord, our Church, and the safety, honour, and welfare of Mediator and Redeemer.

our Sovereign and his dominions ; By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; by thy We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.] Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death

That it may please thee to give unto this and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and

congregation increase of grace to hear meekly Ascension ; and by the coming of the Holy thy word, to receive it with pure affection, and Ghost;

to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, giving Mercifully intercede for us, O Lord, our us hearts to love and dread thee, and diliMediator, and Redeemer.

gently to live after thy commandments; and

word ;

may it please thee to bless and preserve all thy our sins, negligences, and ignorances ; and so people;

endue us with the grace of thy holy Spirit, We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

that we may amend our lives according to thy That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth, all such as have erred and are

We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. deceived; to strengthen such as do stand, to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise

Then shall the Minister say, up them that fall; and finally to receive us to thy heavenly kingdom;


GOD, merciful Father, that despisest not

the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. desire of such as be sorrowful; we humbly That it may please thee to give and preserve

beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy that in due'time we may enjoy them ;

Name turn from us all those evils that we

most righteously have deserved ; and grant We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. that in all our troubles we may put our whole That it may please thee to succour, help, and

trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evercomfort, all that are in danger, necessity, and

more serve thee in holiness and pureness of tribulation; to preserve all that travel by land living, to thy honour and glory; through our or by water, all women labouring of child, all only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our sick persons, and

Lord. children; to shew thy

young pity upon all prisoners and captives; and to O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for defend and provide for the fatherless children thy Name's sake. and widows; and all that are desolate and oppressed ;

O GOD, we have heard with our ears, and We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.

our fathers have declared unto us, the

noble works that thou didst in their days, and That it may please thee to have mercy upon in the old time before them. all men, to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts; and

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for

thine honour. grant unto us true repentance; forgive us all

Here endeth the Litany.


Upon these Feasts : the Four Sundays in Advent, Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, and Trinity Sunday, shall be said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Ten Commandments; this Confession of our Christian Faith, compiled from the ancient Creeds, commonly called the Nicene and the Apostles' Creed, by the Minister and the People standing I

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty; the right hand of the Father; From thence he

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all shall come again with glory at the end of the things visible and invisible.

world to judge both the living and the dead ; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Whose kingdom shall have no end. by whom all things were made: Who for us And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord men, and for our salvation came down from

and Giver of life, who with the Father and the heaven; And

was incarnate by the Holy Son is worshipped and glorified ; Who spake Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man,

by the Prophets : and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried, and the And I believe in the forgiveness of sins ; the third day he rose again according to the Scrip- resurrection of the body, and the life evertures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth at lasting. Amen.

It is with great diffidence that the Editor of these pages has presumed to offer the above summary of the Christian Faith to the consideration of the Church; but he has long been of opinion, that the awful doctrines of the Descent into Hell, The Procession of the Holy Ghost, Baptismal remission of sins, and certain other controversial points, appertain rather to the pages of the schoolmen, than to a Book of Common Prayer; to which a due simplicity of faith and order is an essential requisite.


To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning Prayer or the last of

Evening Prayer.

For Rain.

In the time of War and Tumulls. O GOD, heavenly Father, who by thy Son O ALMIGHTY God, King of all kings,

Jesus Christ hast promised to all them and Governour of all things, whose power that seek thy kingdom, and the righteousness no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongthereof, all things necessary to their bodily eth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful sustenance ; Send us, we beseech thee, in this to them that truly repent; Save and deliver us, our necessity, such moderate rain and showers, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our enemies ; abate their pride, assuage their our comfort, and to thy honour ; through Jesus malice, and confound their devices; that we, Christ our Lord. Amen.

being armed with thy defence, may be preservFor fair Weather.

ed evermore from all perils, to glorify thee,

who art the only giver of all victory; through O ALMIGHTY. Lord God, who for the

the merits of thy only Son, Jesus Christ our sin of man didst once drown all the world, Lord. Amen. except eight persons, and afterward of thy great mercy didst promise never to destroy it

In the time of any common Plague or Sickness. so again ; We humbly beseech thee, that although we for our iniquities

have worthily O ALMIGHTY God, who in thy wrath deserved a plague of rain and waters, yet upon didst send a plague upon thine own people our true repentance thou wilt send us such

in the wilderness, for their obstinate rebellion weather, as that we may receive the fruits of against Moses and Aaron; and also, in the the earth in due season; and learn both by

time of King David, didst slay with the plague thy punishment to amend our lives, and for

of pestilence threescore and ten thousand, and thy clemency to give thee praise and glory; yet remembering thy mercy didst save the rest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Have pity upon us miserable sinners, who are In the time of Dearth and Famine.

now visited with great sickness and mortality ;

that like as thou didst then accept of an atoneO GOD, heavenly Father, whose gift it is ment, and didst command the destroying angel

that the rain doth fall, the earth is fruit- to cease from punishing, so it may now please ful, beasts increase, and fishes do multiply; thee to withdraw from us this plague and grievBehold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy ous sickness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. people; and grant that the scarcity and dearth, Amen. which we do now most justly suffer for our iniquity, may through thy goodness be mercifully turned into cheapness and plenty ; for

In the Ember Weeks, to be said every day the love of Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom

for those that are to be admitted into Holy

Orders. with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father,

who hast purchased to thyself an univerOr this :

sal Church by the precious blood of thy dear O GOD, merciful Father, who, in the time Son; mercifully look upon the same, and at

of Elisha the prophet, didst suddenly in this time so guide and govern the minds of thy Samaria turn great scarcity and dearth into servants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, plenty and cheapness; Have mercy upon us, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, that we, who are now for our sins punished but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit with like adversity, may likewise find a season- persons to serve in the sacred Ministry of thy able relief; Increase the fruits of the earth by Church. And to those which shall be ordainthy heavenly benediction ; and grant that we, ed to any holy function, give thy grace and receiving thy bountiful liberality, may use the heavenly benediction; that both by their life same to thy glory, the relief of those that are and doctrine they may set forth thy glory, and needy, and our own comfort; through Jesus set forward the salvation of all men"; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Or this:

Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ALMIGHTY God, the giver didelle moest A Prayer that may be said after any of the appointed divers orders in thy Church: Give


is thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those O GOD, whose nature and

to have mercy and to forgive, receive our who are to be called to any office and adminis

humble petitions ; and though we be tied and tration in the same; and so replenish them

bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us ; for with innocency of life, that they may faithfully the honour of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and serve before thee, to the glory of thy great

Advocate. Amen.

For Rain.

For restoring Public Peace at Home. O GOD, our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former O ETERNAL God, our heavenly Father,

who alone makest men to be of one mind and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name,

in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent man; We give thee humble thanks that it

that it hath pleased thee to appease the sedihath pleased thee, in our great necessity, to

tious tumults which have been lately raised up send us at the last a joyful rain upon thine amongst us; most humbly beseeching thee to inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to

grant to all of us grace, that we may hencethe great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy Name; through ments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life

forth obediently walk in thy holy commandthy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

in godliness and honesty, may continually For fair Weather.

offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and O LORD God, who hast justly humbled us

thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us; by thy late plague of immoderate rain through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and

For Deliverance from the Plague, or other blessed change of weather; We praise and

common Sickness. glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and O LORD God, who hast wounded us for will always declare thy lovingkindness from our sins, and consumed us for our transgeneration to generation; through Jesus Christ gressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful our Lord. Āmen.

visitation; and now, in the midst of judgement For Plenty.

remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls

from death; We offer unto thy fatherly goodO MOST merciful Father, who of thy gra

ness ourselves, our souls and bodies which cious goodness hast heard the devout thou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth

unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy and scarcity into cheapness and plenty ; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special Jesus Christ our Lord.

mercies in the midst of thy Church ; through

Amen. bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy lovingkindness unto us, that our land may yield us

Or this : her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. WE humbly acknowledge before thee, O For Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies.

most merciful Father, that all the punish

ments which are threatened in thy law might O

ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong justly have fallen upon us, by reason of our

tower of defence unto thy servants against manifold transgressions and hardness of heart; the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise Yet seeing it hath pleased thee of thy tender and thanksgiving for our deliverance from mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliathose great and apparent dangers wherewith tion, to assuage the contagious sickness wherewe were compassed ; We acknowledge it thy with we lately have been sore afflicted, and to goodness that we were not delivered over as a restore the voice of joy and health into our prey unto them; beseeching thee still to con- dwelling; We offer unto thy Divine Majesty tinue such thy mercies towards us, that all the the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, laudworld may know that thou art our Saviour ing and magnifying thy glorious Name for and mighty Deliverer ; through Jesus Christ such thy preservation and providence over us; our Lord. Amen.

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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