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redeemed with thy most pre
cious blood; and be not angry
with us for cver. .4ns. Spare us, good Lord.
* Then the Minister shall say, Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy usion us. Lord, have mercy upon us. UR Father, who art in IHeaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come ; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily bread ; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But delivel us from evil. Minen. Min. O Lord, save thy servant ; ...Ans. Who putteth his trust in thee. Min. Scnd him help from thy holy place ; ...Ans. And evermore mightily defend him. Min. Let the enemy have no advantage of him ; ...Ans. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him. Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower ; ...Ans. From the face of his enemy. Min. O Lord, hear our prayer ; .Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.
Minister. O LORD, look down from heaven, behold, visit, and relieve this thy servant. Look uro on with the eyes of thy
mercy; give him comfort and sure confidence in thee ; defend him from the danger of the enemy; and keep him in perpetual peace and safety, through JesusChristour Lord. Amen. HEAR us, Almighty and most merciful God and Saviour: Extend thy accustomed goodness to this thy servant, who is grieved with sickness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy Fatherly correction to him ; that the sense of his weakness may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repentance: That if it shall be thy good
Jpleasure to restore him to his of others, and that your faith may be found, in the day of the Lord, laudable, glorious, and honourable to the increase of glory and endless felicity ; or else it be sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently, trusting in God's mercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christ’s sake, and render unto him humble thanks for his Fatherly visitation,submitting yourself wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life.
former health, he may lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: Or else give him grace so to take thy visitation, that after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. .Amen.
* Then shall the Minister erhort the sick Person after this Form, or other like :
EARLY beloved, know
this, that Almighty God is the Lord of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining; as youth, strength, health, age, weakness, and sickness. Wherefore, whatsoever your sickness is, know you certainly that it is God's visitation. And for what cause soever this sickness is sent unto you ; whetherit be to try your patience for the example
ence : Shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live 2 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are written in holy Scripture, for our comfort and instruction ; that we should patiently, and with thanksgiving, bear our heavenly Father's correction, whensoever, by any manner of adversity, it shall please his gracious goodness to visit us. And there should be no greater comfort to Christian persons, than to be made like unto Christ, by suffering patiently adversities, troubles,
* If the Person visited be very sick, then the Minister may end his Exhortation in this 1 lace, or else firoceed :
AKE therefore in good
suffer here with Christ; and our door to enter into eternal
the Lord: For, as Saint Paul life, is gladly to die with saith in the twelfth chapter to Christ ; that we may rise the Hebrews, Whom the Lord again from death, and dwell loveth he chasteneth, and with him in everlasting life. scourgeth every son whom he Now therefore, taking your receiveth. If ye endure chas-sickness, which is thus profittening, God dealeth with you able for you, patiently. I exas with sons : For what son.hort you in the Name of God, is he whom the Father chas-to remember the profession teneth not? But if ye be with- which you made unto God in out chastisement, whereof all your Baptism. And forasare partakers, then are yelmuch as after this life there is bastards, and not sons. Fur-lan account to be given unto the thermore, we have had fathers|righteous Judge, by whom all of our flesh, which corrected|must be judged, without reus, and we gave them rever-spect of persons ; I require
you to examine yourself, and your estate, both toward God and man; so that, accusing and condemning yourself for your own faults, you may find mercy atour heavenly Father's hand for Christ's sake, and not be accused and condemned in that fearful judgment. Therefore I shall rehearse to you the Articles of our Faith; that you may know whether you do believe as a Christian man should, or no. * Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the Faith, saying thus: OST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth 2 And in Jesus Christ his onlybegotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried ; that he went down into hell,and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead 2 And dost thoubelieve in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints ; The Remission of sins; The Resurrection of the flesh ; and everlasting life after death 2 * The sick Person shall answer, All this I steadfastly believe.
* Then shall the Minister examine, whether he repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to Jorgive, from the bottom of his heart, all persons that have of fended him ; and if he hath of. fended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any man, that he make amenus to the uttermost of his power. And if he hath not #. disposed of his goods, let him then be admonished to onake his Will, and to declare his debts, what he oweth, and what is owing into him, for the better discharging of his Conscience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men should often be put in remembrance to take order jor the settling of their temporal estates, whilst they are in health.
* The Exhortation before rehcarsed may be said before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall see cause.
* The Minister shall not omir earnestly to move such sick Persons as are of ability, to be liberal to the Poor.
* And then the Minister shall say the Collect following.
Let us pray.
MOST mercisul God, who, according to the multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent, that thou rememberest them no more ; open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most earnestly desireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in him, most loving Fathcr; whatsocv.crhath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil,
er by his own carnal will and frainess; preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of the Church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, assuage his pain as shall seem to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto Jim his former sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take him hence. take him unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. .Amen. * Then shall the Minister say this Psalm : Psalm 130. De Profundis. UT of the deep have I called unto thee, OLord;
Lord hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss ; O Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared. I look for the Lord, my soul. doth wait for him ; in his word is my trust. My soulfleeth unto the Lord, before the morning watch; I say, before the morning watch. O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is
and after that shall say,
U NTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee : The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee : The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace both now and evermore. Mmen.
mercy; and with him is plen-l's Prayers which may be said
with the for going service, or any fart thereof, at the discretion of the Minister.
T 4 Prayer for a sick Child more continually with thy ALMIGHTY God and iner-grace and Holy Spirit, in the ciful Father, to whom|innerman: Give him unfeignalone belong the issues of life|ed repentance for all the erand death ; look down from rors of his life past, and steadHeaven, we humbly beseech fast faith in thy Son Jesus, that thee, with the eyes of mercy!his sins may be done away by upon this Child, now lying|thy mercy, and his pardon upon the bed of sickness : sealed in Heaven, before he Visit him, O Lord, with thy'gollence,and be no more seen. salvation; deliver him in thy We know, O Lord, that there good appointed time from his is no word impossible with bodily pain, and save his soul thee ; and that if thou wilt, for thy mercies' sake; that it ou canst even yet raise him it shall be thy pleasure to pro-up, and grant him a longer long his days here on earth, continuance amongst us: Yet, he may live to thee, and be an forasmuch as in all appearinstrument of thy glory, by ance the time of his dissolution serving thee fait, fully, and do-draweth near, so fit and preing good in his generation: Or pare him, we beseech thee, else receive him into those against the hour of death, that heavenly habitations, where after his departure hence in the souls of those who sleep peace, and in thy favour, his in the Lord Jesus enjoy per-soul may be received into thine petual rest and felicity: Grant everlasting Kingdom; through this, O Lord, for thy mercies' the merits and mediation of sake, in the same thy Son our JesusChrist thine only Son,our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth Lord and Saviour. Amen. and reigneth with thee and 1 .4 Commendatory Prayer the Holy Ghost, everone God, Jor a sick / erson at the world without end Amen. foint of Defiarture.
FATHER of mercies, ter they are delivered from
and God of all comfort, their earthly prisons; we humour only help in time of need; bly commend the soul of this We fly unto thee for succourthy servant, our dear brother, in behalf of this thy servant, into thy hands as into the here lying under thy hand in hands of a faithful Creator, great weakness of body: Look and most merciful Saviour; graciously upon him, O Lord; mosthumbly beseeching thee, and the more the outward man that it may be precious in thy decayeth, strengthen him, we sight: Washii, we pray thee, beseech thee, so much the in the blood of that immacu