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For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass ; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more,
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all
Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. · 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 his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.
our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Minister. ALMIGHTY God, who hast promised to
hear the petitions of them that ask thee in thy Son's name; We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us that have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity and the setting forth of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall follow a Lesson of the Old Testa
ment, as it is appointed. Then shall follow the Psalms for Evening
Prayer, as they are appointed. Then a Lesson of the New Testament, as it is
A General Thanksgiving. ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, 1 we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men;
This to be [*particularly to those who desire non that have been to offer up their praises and thanksbireyes reculen givings for thy late mercies vouch
safed unio them.] We bless thee for
Then shall the Minister say, THE Lord bless you, and keep you; The
Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace now and for evermore. Amen.
prayed for desire to return praise.
Here endeth the order for Evening Prayer.
OR GENERAL SUPPLICATION
GOD, the Father of heaven, have mercy upon us, sinners;
Lord, have mercy upon us. O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us, sinners ;
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us,
Spare us, O Lord. From all impenitence, and blindness of heart; from pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy: from envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness ; from contempt of thy word, and commandment; and from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism ;
Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord. From lightning and tempest ; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle, murder, and sudden death; and from all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion;
Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord.
Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord.
Mercifully undertake our cause, O Lord, our
By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost;
Mercifully intercede for us, O Lord, our Mediator, and Redeemer.
In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgement; We sinners do beseech thee to have mercy upon us, O Lord God.
That it may please thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousness and holiness of life, thy servant WILLIAM, our most gracious King and Governor; to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and love; may he evermore have affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honour and glory; and do thou be his defender and keeper, giving him the victory over all his enemies ;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.
That it may please the
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. That it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way; to illuminate all Bishops, Pastors, and Deacons with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and shew it accordingly;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. That it may please thee to endue the Lords of the Council, and all the Nobility, with grace, wisdom and understanding: to bless and keep the Magistrates, giving them grace to execute justice and to maintain truth; and may it please thee to give to all nations, unity, peace, and concord;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. [This following petition is only to be used during
the Session of Parliament : That it may please thee to direct and prosper all the consultations of the High Court of Parliament, at this time assembled, to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, and the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign and his dominions ;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.] That it may please thee to give unto this congregation increase of grace to hear meekly thy word, to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, giving us hearts to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments; and
our sins, negligences, and ignorances ; and so endue us with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that we may amend our lives according to thy word ;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.
may it please thee to bless and preserve all thy people;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth, all such as have erred and are deceived; to strengthen such as do stand, to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise up them that fall; and finally to receive us to thy heavenly kingdom ;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord. That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so that in due time we may enjoy them;
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.
We beseech thee to hear us, O Lord.
y upon all men, to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts; and grant unto us true repentance; forgive us all
Then shall the Minister say,
the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful; we humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy Name turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory ; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.
GOD, we have heard with our ears, and
our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine honour.
Here endeth the Litany.
AT MORNING PRAYER. 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. T BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty; the right hand of the Father; From thence he I 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,
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.
ÚPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning Prayer or the last of
In the time of War and Tumulls. GOD, heavenly Father, who by thy Son 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 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 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 atoneGOD, 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 with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour
Orders. and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father,
11 who hast purchased to thyself an univerOr this:
sal Church by the precious blood of thy dear 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.
gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed divers orders in thy Church: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any office and administration in the same; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great
Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church;
For restoring Public Peace at Home.
ETERNAL God, our heavenly Father, gracious providence dost cause the former
who alone makest men to be of one mind and the latter rain to descend upon the earth,
in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent that it may bring forth fruit for the use of
and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name, 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,
forth obediently walk in thy holy commandand to the glory of thy holy Name; through
ments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
in all godliness and honesty, may continually For fair Weather.
offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and 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. Amen.
visitation ; and now, in the midst of judgement For Plenty.
remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls MOST merciful Father, who of thy gra
from death ; We offer unto thy fatherly good
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 mercies in the midst of
mercies in the midst of thy Church ; through give thee humble thanks for this thy special
Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.
W E humbly acknowledge before thee, O
most merciful Father, that all the punishFor Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies.
Deliverance from our Enemies. ments which are threatened in thy law might ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong justly have fallen upon us, by reason of our V 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.