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| Then the Minister shall say one or both of eternally; who also hath taught the following Prayers, at his discretion. us, by his holy apostle St. Paul.

ALMIGHTY GOD, with not to be sorry, as men without whom do live the spirits of hope, for those who sleep in those who depart hence in the him ; we humbly beseech thee, LORD; and with whom the O Father, to raise us from the souls of the faithful, after they death of sin unto the life of are delivered from the burden righteousness; that when we of the flesh, are in joy and shall depart this life, we may felicity; we give thee hearty rest in him; and that at the thanks for the good examples general resurrection in the last of all those thy servants, who, day, we may be found acceptable having finished their course in in thy sight; and receive that faith, do now rest from their blessing, which thy well-beloved labours. And we beseech thee, Son shall then pronounce to all that we, with all those who who love and fear thee, saying, are departed in the true faith Come, ye blessed children of of thy holy name, may have my Father, receive the kingdom our perfect consummation and prepared for you from the bliss, both in body and soul, beginning of the world : Grant in thy eternal and everlasting this, we beseech thee, O merciful glory, through JESUS CHRIST Father, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

Tour Mediator and Redeemer. 10 MERCIFUL God, the Amen.

Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the resurrection THE grace of our Lord and the life; in whom whosoever JESUS CHRIST, and the love of believeth, shall live, though he God, and the fellowship of the die ; and whosoever liveth and HOLY Ghost, be with us all believeth in him, shall not die evermore. Amen.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

This Service, or the concluding prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers

and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. 4 The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the church decently

apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direct : And then the Priest shall say unto her,

FORASMUCH as it hath you in the great danger of pleased Almighty God, of his child-birth; you shall therefore goodness, to give you safe give hearty thanks unto God, deliverance, and to preserve land say,

5 Then shall the Minister say the following OUR Father, who art in hea. Hymn, taken from the 116th Psalm. Tven, Hallowed be thy Name : Dilexi, quoniam.

Thy kingdom come; Thy will

be done on earth, as it is in I AM well pleased that the heaven; Give us this day our LORD hath heard the voice of daily bread; And forgive us our my prayer ;

| trespasses, as we forgive those That he hath inclined his ear who trespass against us; And unto me: therefore will I call lead us not into temptation; But upon him as long as I live. I deliver us from evil. Amen.

I found trouble and heaviness, Min. 0 LORD, save this and I called upon the name of woman thy servant : the LORD; O LORD, I beseech Ans. Who putteth her trust thee, deliver my soul.

in thee. Gracious is the LORD, and Min. Be thou to her a strong righteous ; yea, our God is tower, merciful.

Ans. From the face of her What reward shall I give enemy. unto the LORD, for all the Min. LORD, hear our prayer: benefits that he hath done unto Ans. And let our cry come me ?

unto thee. I will receive the cup of Min. Let us pray. salvation; and call upon the name of the LORD.

10 ALMIGHTY GOD, we I will pay my vows now in give thee humble thanks for the presence of all his people : | that thou hast been graciously in the courts of the Lord's pleased to preserve, through the house, even in the midst of great pain and peril of childthee, O Jerusalem. Praise the birth, this woman thy servant, LORD.

who desires now to offer her Glory be to the FATHER, and praises and thanksgivings unto to the Son, and to the Holy

thee. Grant, we beseech thee, Ghost;

most merciful Father, that she, As it was in the beginning, is through thy help, may both now, and ever shall be. world) faithfully live, and walk accordwithout end. Amen.

ing to thy will in this life present,

and also may be partaker of 1 Then shall the Minister say the Lord's everlasting glory in the life to Prayer, with what follows: but the Lord's

come, through JESUS CHRIST Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer. Jour Lord. Amen.

The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the church-wardens to the relief of distressed women in child-bed : and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.

PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.

1 The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same whicn is

appointed in the book of Common Prayer.

These two following Prayers may be also and finally by thy mercy obtain i used in ships of war.

everlasting life, through JESUS O ETERNAL LORD God, Christ our Lord. Amen. who alone spreadest out the Prayers to be used in storms at sea. heavens, and rulest the raging 0 MOST powerful and of the sea ; who hast compassed glorious LORD God, at whose the waters with bounds, until command the winds blow, and day and night come to an end ; | lift up the waves of the sea, and be pleased to receive into thy who stillest the rage thereof; Almighty and most gracious

we, thy creatures, but miserable protection, the persons of us thy sinners, do in this our great servants, and the fleet (or ship)| distress cry unto thee for help: in which we serve. Preserve Save, LORD, or else we perish. us from the dangers of the sea, We confess when we have been and from the violence of the safe, and seen all things quiet enemy; that we may be a safe- about us, we have forgotten guard unto the United States thee our God, and refused to of America, and a security for hearken to the still voice of such as pass on the seas upon thy word, and to obey thy their lawful occasions; that the

commandments : but now we inhabitants of our land may in

see how terrible thou art in peace and quietness serve thee all thy works of wonder; the our God; and that we may

great God to be feared above return in safety to enjoy the all; and therefore we adore thy blessings of the land, with the divine majesty, acknowledging fruits of our labour; and, with

thy power, and imploring thy a thankful remembrance of thy

goodness. Help, LORD, and mercies, to praise and glorify

save us for thy mercies' sake, thy holy name, through JESUS in JESUS CHRIST, thy Son our CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Lord. Amen.

1 Or this. The Collect.

O MOST glorious and graDIRECT us, O LORD, in cious LORD GOD, who dwellest all our doings, with thy most in heaven, but beholdest all gracious favour, and further us things below; look down, we with thy continual help ; that beseech thee, and hear us, in all our works begun, con- calling out of the depth of tinued, and ended in thee, we misery, and out of the jaws of may glorify thy holy name; this death, which is now ready

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to swallow us up: Save, Lord, Thou art the great Gon, who or else we perish. The living, hast made and rulest all things : the living shall praise thee. Oo deliver us for thy name's send thy word of command to sake. rebuke the raging winds, and Thou art the great God to be the roaring sea ; that we, being feared above all: O save us, delivered from this distress, that we may praise thee. may live to serve thee, and to IT Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. glorify thy name all the days. THOU, O Lord, art just and of our life. Hear, LORD, and powerful: O defend our cause save us, for the infinite merits against the face of the enemy. of our blessed Saviour, thy Son O God, thou art a strong our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen. tower of defence to all who fly 1 The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea unto thee: O save us from the against any enemy.

| violence of the enemy. 0 MOST powerful andO Lord of hosts, fight for us, glorious LORD God, the Lord that we may glorify thee. of hosts, that rulest and com- O suffer us not to sink under mandest all things; thou sittest the weight of our sins, or the in the throne judging right: and violence of the enemy. therefore we make our address 0 LORD, arise, help us, and to thy divine majesty, in this deliver us, for thy name's sake. our necessity, that thou would

Short Prayers in respect of a storm. est take the cause into thine

THOU, O LORD, who stillest own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up

the raging of the sea, hear, hear

us, and save us, that we perish thy strength, 0 LORD, and come and help us ; for thou

| O blessed SAVIOUR, who didst givest not alway the battle to

save thy disciples ready to perish the strong, but canst save by

in a storm; hear us, and save many or by few. O let not our

us, we beseech thee. sins now cry against us for

LORD, have mercy upon us. vengeance; but hear us thy

CHRIST, have mercy upon us. poor servants begging mercy,

LORD, have mercy upon us. and imploring thy help, and that

O LORD, hear us. thou wouldest be a defence unto

O CHRIST, hear us. us against the face of the enemy:

God the FATHER, God the make it appear that thou art.

Son, God the Holy Ghost, our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jesus Christ

have mercy upon us, save us

now and evermore. Amen. our Lord. Amen. | Short Prayers for single persons, who

OUR Father, who art in hea cannot meet to join in prayer with others, ven, Hallowed be thy Name; by reason of the fight or storm.

Thy kingdom come; Thy will 9 General Prayers. be done on earth, as it is in LORD be merciful to us heaven; Give us this day our sinners, and save us for thy daily bread; And forgive us our mercies' sake.

| trespasses, as we forgive those

not.

who trespass against us ; Andsins ; confirm and strengthen lead us not into temptation; But you in all goodness, and bring deliver us from evil. Amen. you to everlasting life, through TWhen there shall be imminent danger, as

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen many as can be spared from necessary

T Thanksgiving after a storm. service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their

Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. sins to GOD: in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular O BE joyful in God, all ye sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth:

lands ; sing praises unto the

Thonour of his name ; make his The Confession. ALMIGHTY GOD, Father

praise to be glorious. of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, I derful art thou in thy works ;

T Say unto God, O how wonMaker of all things, Judge of lih

through the greatness of thy all men; we acknowledge and

power shall thine enemies be bewail our manifold sins and

found liars unto thee. wickedness, which we from

For all the world shall wortime to time most grievously.

ship thee, sing of thee, and have committed, by thought, l.

praise thy name. word, and deed, against thy

O come hither, and behold the divine majesty, provoking most

works of God; how wonderful justly thy wrath and indignation

nation he is in his doings towards the against us. We do earnestly

arnesty children of men ! repent, and are heartily sorry

1 He ruleth with his power for these our misdoings; the re

e for ever; his eyes behold the membrance of them is grievous

people; and such as will not unto us; the burden of them

believe, shall not be able to is intolerable. Have mercy

exalt themselves. upon us, have mercy upon

O praise our God, ye people; us, most merciful Father :

and make the voice of his praise for thy Son our Lord JESUS

to be heard; Christ's sake, forgive us all

Who holdeth our soul in that is past; and grant, that we life and su

lise; and suffereth not our feet may ever hereafter serve and

to slip. please thee in newness of life,

For thou, O God, hast proved to the honour and glory of thy

us; thou also hast tried us, like name, through JESUS CHRIST

as silver is tried. our Lord. Amen.

Thou broughtest us into the Then shall the Priest, if there be any in snare; and laidest trouble upon the ship, say,

Jour loins ALMIGHTY God, our! I will go into thine house heavenly Father, who, of his with burnt-offerings; and will great mercy, hath promised pay thee my vows which I forgiveness of sins to all those promised with my lips, and who with hearty repentance spake with my mouth, when I and true faith turn unto him ; was in trouble. have mercy upon you ; pardon O come hither, and hearken, and deliver you from all your all ye that fear God; and I will

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