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Upon sev ERAL occAsio Ns,
To be used before the two final Prayers of Morning and
* 4 Prayer for Congress, to be used during their Session.
Mo. gracious God, we
humbly beseech thee, as for the People of these United States in general, so especially for their Senate and Representatives in Congress assembled; that thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations, to the advancement of thy Glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of thy people ; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These, and all other necessaries for them. for us, and thy whole Church. we humbly beg in the name and mediation of Jesus Christ. our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Mmen.
* For Rain.
GOD, heavenly Father
who by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and the righteousness thereof, all things necessary to thei bodily sustenance: send us we beseech thee, in this out
necessity, such moderate rain
and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, and to thy honour, through Jesus Christ our Lord. .1mcm.
* For Fair JWeather.
LMIGHTY and most
merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, where with, for our sins, thou hast afflicted us: And we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the earth may, in due time, yield her increase, for our use and benefit; and give us grace, that we may learn, by thy punishments, to amend our lives, and for thy clemency to give thee thanks and praise, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* In Time of Dearth and
whose gift it is that the rain doth fail, and the earth bring forth her increase ; behold, we beseech thee, the asflictions of thy people; increase the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction; and grant that the scarcity and dearth, which we now most justly suffer sor our sins, may, through thy goodness, be mercifully turned into Plent"
for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord ; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Mmem.
* In Time of war and Tumult. ALMIGHTY God, the
supreme Governor of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to those who truly repent ; save and deliver us, we humbly be. seech thee, from the hands of our enemies; that we, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory, through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. .Mmen.
* Asor those who are to be admitted into Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks fireceding the stated Times of Ordination.
LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Eather, who hast purchased to thyself an universal Church, by the precious blood of thy dear Son; mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so guide and govern the minds of thy servants, the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons, to serve in the sacred ministry of thy Church. And, to those who shall be ordained to any holy
LMIGHTY God, the giver of all good 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 ioctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before 'hee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
* In Time of great Sickness and Mortality.
ALMIGHTY God, the
Lord of life and death, of sickness and health ; regard our supplications, we humbly beseech thee; and as thou hast thought fit to visit us for our sins with great sickness and mortality, in the midst of thy judgment, O Lord, remember mercy. Have pity upon us miserable sinners, and withdraw from us the grievous sickness with which we are afflicted. May this thy fatherly correction have its due influence upon us, by leading us to con
sider how frail and uncertain
our life is ; that we may apply our hearts unto that hea venly wisdom, which in the end will bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. * For a Sick Person. FATHIER of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need ; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy sick servant; for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience under his afflictions; and, in thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to 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 Mmen. * For a Sick Child. LMIGHTY God, and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly be. seech thee, with the eyes of mercy, upon the sick child for whom our prayers are desired. Deliver him, O Lord, in the good appointed time, from his ily pain, and visit him with thy salvation; that if it should be thy good pleasure to prolong his days here on earth,
instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation : Or else receive him into those heavenly habitations,where the souls of those who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of tiny Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. .Amen. * For a Person, or Persons going to Sea. ETERNAL God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; we commend to thy Almighty protection, thy servant, for whose preservation on the great deep our prayers are desired. Guard him, we beseech thee from the dangers of the sea, from sickness, from the violence of enemies, and from every evil to which he may be exposed. Conduct him in safety to the haven where he would be, with a grateful sense of thy mercies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. .Amen. * For a Person under Affliction. MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us, in thy holy Word, that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant, for whom our prayers are desired. In thy wisdom thou hast seen fit to visit him with trouble, and to bring distress upon him. Remember him, O Lord, in mer
* may live to thee, and be an
cy; sanctify thy fatherly cor
rection to him ; endue his Goui with patience under his affliction, and with resignation to thy blessed will; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else the forayor in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of mercies,”&c. may be used. O MOST gracious and merciful God, we earnestly beseech thee to have pity an compassion upon those fiersons recommended to our prayers. who now lie under the sentence of the law, and are appointed to die. Visit them, O Lord,
with thy mercy and salvation ; convince them of the misèrable condition they are in, by their sins and wickedness; and let thy powerful grace produce in them such a godly sorrow, and sincere repentance, as thou wilt be pleased to accept. Give them a strong and lively faith in thy Son our blessed Saviour, and make it effectual in the salvation of their souls... O Lord, in judgment remember mercy; and whatever sufferings they are to endure in this world, yet deliver them, O God, from the bitter pains of eternal death. Pardon their sins, and save their souls, for the sake and merits of thy dear Son, our blessed Savicur, and
* The Thanksgiving of Women after Chuid-Birth; to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty God for her safe De liverance. ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve through the great pain and peril of Child-Birth, this wo. man, thy servant, who desire: now to offer her praise: and thanksgivings unto thee Grant we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, thro' thy help, may both faithfully live and walk according to thy
will in this life present, and also may be fartaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
* For Rain.
GOD, our heavenly Fa
ther, who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the ise of man; we give thee humoie thanks that it hath pleased thee, in our great necessity, o send us at the last, a joyful rain upon thine inheritance,
and to refresh it when it was
dry, to the great comfort of it thy goodness that we were us thy unworthy servants, and not delivered over as a prey to the glory of thy holy Name, unto them; beseeching thee through thy mercies in Jesus still to continue such thy mer
Christ our lord. Amen. * For Fair Hoeather. LORD God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late visitation of us with immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and blessed change of weather; we praise and glorify thy holy name, for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving kindness from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. * For Plenty. MOST merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into plenty; we give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving kindness unto us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increase. to thy glory and our comfort. through Jesus Christour Lord. ..fmen. * For Peace, and Deliverance ..from our Enemies. ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; we yield thee praise and thank-giving, for our deliveranc from those great and apparent dangers wherewith we were compassed; we acknowledge
cies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mmem. * For restoring Public Peace at Home. ETERNAL GOD, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people; we bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the seditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongst us; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. .Amen. * For Deliverance from great Sickness and Mortality. LORD God, who hast wounded us for our sins, and consumed us for our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation ; and now, in the midst of judgment remembering mercy, hast redeemedoutsouls from the jaws of death; we offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves,
our souls and bodies, which F