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givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.

Remember thy holy Church, from the one end of the earth to the other, which thou hast purchased with thy precious blood; and settle it upon

the firın foundations of truth, and peace, and love, so long as the world endures.

Be favourable to all those good men, who bring forth the fruits of piety and charity, in any particular Churches: Crown all their holy labours with success; and the alms they contribute to thy needy Members, do, thou return into their bosoms, in rich and heavenly graces ; abundantly overpaying their earthly things, with heavenly; their cor

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ruptible things, with incorruptible; their temporal, with eternal.

Shed thy grace upon all those pious souls, who devote themselves to thy service, by a life of austerity and abstinence, by voluntary virginity, strict purity, or severe mortitication; and on those also, who use the world, as not abusing it, by a discreet and moderate enjoyment of the most lawful pleasures, under the constant direction and restraint of religion, and godly fear.

Think upon every Christian labouring under any sort of affliction, distress, pain, or grief; and standing in need of thy pity and assistance : All our poor brethren in captivity, in chains, in bitter and barbarous slavery; grant to the exiled, a safe

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return home: Health to the sick: Confort to the sorrowful: And Liberty to the prisoners.

Bless, we beseech thee, all Christian Princes, with whom thou hast entrusted the government of thy people: And especially thy servant, our King. Strengthen his hands, and dispose his heart, to seek the welfare, and promote the honour and interest, of the Church and State, committed to his charge. Grant him safe, honourable, and uninterrupted peace; that, under him, his subjects may lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and honesty

Bless all in authority over our Counsellors, Magistrates, and Commanders by sea and land.

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Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; for in thy Word is my trust.

O satisfy me with thy mercy, and that soon; so shall I rejoice, and be glad, all the days of my life.

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LESSED art thou, O Lord, who didst, as on this day, command the waters to bring forth abundantly, the moving creature that hath life; the fish, and fowl, great whales, and winged birds; and didst bless them, and give them power to increase and multiply.

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gather together the dispersed, disabuse the deceived and seduced, bring back all that have erred from thy way, and unite them again to thy Holy, Catholick, and Apostolick Church. Release those that are vexed with evil spirits.

Be a Pilot to the sailors, a Guide to the Travellers, an Husband to the Widows, a Father to the Fatherless, a Deliverer to the Oppressed, Physician to the Diseased. Extend thy mercy to all criminals at the bar; to all slaves in the mines, or galeys; to all under neglect, contempt and want; but especially, to all that are persecuted for the sake of rigateousness, and a good conscience: That so there may be no crea

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