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12. By thine Agony and bloody Sweat ; by thy Cross and Paffion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension : and by the coming of the Holy Ghost,

Good Lord, deliver us.

13. In all time of our tribulation ; in all time of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.

14. We finners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

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PA RA PHRASE. by his circumcifion, whereby he himself fulfilled, and, for our fakes has abolithed, the troublesome rights of the antient ceremonial law; by his facred baptism, whereby he transferred that holy right into his religion ; for the sake of his unparallelled example, in long and devout fatting, and his suffering himfelf to be tempted in order to instruct us how to relift the affolts of the devil;—0 gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us.

12. O blessed Saviour, in confideration of thy agony in the garden, and thy sweating drops of blood, when the weight of all our fins was laid upon thee; by thy suffering, for our fakes, the ignominious death of the Cross, and the intolerable anguilh thereof; by thy yielding thy precious onfpotted life a prey to death; by thy suffering thy body to lie in a cold

and darksome grave for our fakes ; by thy rifing again from the Sepul? chre, to convince us of our resurrection after death ; and by thy ascending --> up into heaven, whore, feated at the right hand of God, thou dost inter cede for us and preparest for us a place in those mansions of eternal bliss ;

gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us. 13. We therefore pray thee, in consideration of all these parts of chy mediatorship, and, for the sake of all these meritorious actions of thine, to afford us thy úfistance whenever we are rendered disconsolate, or 100 Duch eiated and negligent by prosperity ; that thou wouldit support us under the terrors of death, and pardon our failings at the great day of jodgment;- gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us.

Paraphrafe on the INTERCESSION. 14. And knce thou deigneft to give ear to the supplications of penitent baders, we, who by reason of our numerous tranfgredions, are afraid to affome to ourselves a greater title, we beseech thee to grant thy protection to thy holy church, and to enable it to maintain all the parts of the christian faith in cxa& parity; and to preserve it from being over-run by infidelity, or poisoned by heresy :-which petition, O gracious God, we bez of thce to grant us.

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15. That it may please thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousness and holiness of life, thy servant George, our most gracious king and governor;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

16. That it may please thee to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and love ; and that he may evermore have affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honour and glory;

We befeech thee to bear us, good Lord.

17. That it may please thee to be his defender and keeper, giving him the victory over all his enemies.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

18. That it may please thee to bless and preserve our gracious Qeen Charlotte, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and the Royal Family.

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

PA RA PHRASE. 15. That thou would be graciously pleased to preserve and confirm, in the exercise and protection of the true religion, thy servant George, who has, by thy especial Providence, been appointed to reign over us ; that he may acquit himself with righteousness in all the public administrations of his high office, and adhere with holiness to all the particular obligations of the christian life :-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

16. That thou, in whose hand the hearts of princes are, (Prov. xxi.) wouldA vouchsafe to direct his mind in such a manner, and endue him with such holy principles, that he may always live in a steady faith of all thy revelations and promises ; in a just fear of thy fupreme authority; and a constant attachment to thy law ; that his trust and afhance may be more grounded upon thy protection and providence, than upon his fecular power; and that, in all his actions, he may make it his aim rather to promote thy glory than to aggrandize his own :-which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

17. That it would please thy goodness to defend him in all the dangers * to which the high stations of princes expose them in an envious and wicked world, and to make him victorious over all his enemies, whenever he is engaged in war in the cause of his country's liberties or religion :-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

18. That thou would be pleased to afford thy bleffing and protection to our gracious queen Charlotte, and all other branches of the royal family, which, by royal descent and our laws, have a right to sacceed to the throne of this nation which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

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19. That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests

, 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 befeech tbee to bear us, good Lord.

20. That it may please thee to endue the Lords of the Council, and all the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, and underftanding; We beseecb thee to bear us, good Lord.

21. That it may please thee to bless and keep the Magiftrates ; giving them grace to execute justice, and to main

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We befeech ibee to hear us, good Lord.

22. That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people;

We beseecb thee to bear us, good Lord.

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PARAPHRASE 19. That thou would be pleased to enlighten and confer the gifts of thy

, grace upon those whom thou hast appointed to be the ministers of thy gospel : pon the three orders of the clergy, bishops, priests, and deacons; that by thy blefling upon their studies, they may fufficiently unkand the holy scriptures; and that they may enforce the doctrine of thy holy religion, as well by the good examples of their lives, as by their zealoally preaching the true and orthodox expofitions of thy word:which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

20. That thou would it be pleased to confer upon the lords of the privy council, (on whose prudent determinations the public welfare does in a great measure depend) and upon the rest of the nobility, the spirit vf wisdom, to understand what is just and fitting; and grace, to advise or adjudge it; give them, O Lord, the grace to let good examples to inferiors, and to let their light thine so brightly before men, that they may be as remarkable for piety and virtue, as for high rank and condition : which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

21. That thou would be pleased to afford thy blessing and protection 10 all the other magiftrates of the realm, judges, justices, &c. endowing them with soch a portion of thy grace, as may be fufficient to secure them from prejudice or corruption, and enable them to adminifter impartial jurtice to all men, and to maintain the truth and honour of religion and the lzws :-which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

22. That thou wouldt be pleased to make all thy subjects of this kingdom partake of thy blessing and protection, as they are all become thy people, by embracing the true reformed religion :-which petition, Ó gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

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23. That it may please thee to give to all nations, unity, peace, and concord,

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

24. That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments :

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

25. That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to hear meekly thy Word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit; We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

26. That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth, all such as have erred and are deceived;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

27. That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help the weak-hearted, and to

PA RA PHRASE. 23. Intreating thee to extend thy goodness to all foreign nations, by causing them to live in peace and unity with their neighbouring princes and ftates, and in concord amongst themselves :—which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

24. That it would please thee to inspire the hearts of thy servants, the clergy and people of this land, with a fincere love, a reasonable fear of thee, and a conftant obedience of thy commandments :-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

25. That it may please chee to confer upon them every day increase of christian graces, and to enable them to make constant improvements upon what they have already received ; that they may, with humility and proper attention, give ear to the pious documents of their pastors; that being free from all prejudice, prepollession and obstinacy, they may hear them with pure and disinterested minds, as becomes the mildness and lowly disposition of a disciple of Jesus Christ; and that they may bring forth the fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, long suffering, &c. (Gal. v. 22, 23.)—which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

26. We likewise humbly make application unto thee, in behalf of those who are without the church ; beseeching thee to open their eyes to the catholic faith, and to bring back to the pale of the church, all who have quitted it, either by heretical opinions or unwarrantable separations :which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

27. That thou wouldst be pleased to fortify and confirm all true christians in the faith, whereof they make profession, and the good resolutions which they have formed, that they may not be perverted by any

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raise up them that fall, and finally to bear down Satan under our feet :

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

28. That it may please thee to fuccour, help, and comfort all that are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

29. That it may please thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child, all fick persons, and young children, and to shew thy picy upon all prisoners and captives ;

We beseech tbee to bear us, good Lord.

10. That it may please thee to defend and provide for the fatherless children and widows, and all that are desolate and oppreffed ;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

PA RA P H R A SE persicious opinions, nor fall into any deadly fin ; to afford alilance and confolation to those weak-hearted christians, whose timorous consciences are troubled with doubts and suspicions of offending God by actions in themfelves indifferent; to give true repentance to fuch as are betrayed into any heinous fin, that they may emerge from thence, and again attain to a Aate of true piety; and finally, to make such a spirit of goodness prevail among us, that vice being entirely banished, we may be enabled to regt the efforts and subdue the power of our great adversary the devil :-which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

28. That it would please thee to afford thy divine aid to all that are exposed to any danger or difficulty, relief to all indigent persons, and comfort to all such as struggle with adversity or tribulation which petition, Ogracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

29. And since there are many who have it not in their power to join in the public prayers, which we offer up to the Almighty ; we humbly petition thee to defend all travellers by land from the assaults of robbers, and ocher onlucky accidents; all mariners and passengers by sea from pirates, forms and tempelts; all women who suffer the pains of child-birth ; all persons in general, who are afflicted with any dangerous pain or illness ; all young children, who are apt to run into danger for want of thought; and all prisoners and captives, more particularly those who suffer the rigours of confinement on account of their religion :-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

30. That thou wouldit be plealed to take all widows and orphans under thy particular care and protection, as thou art the only friend upon whom they can, with security, rely; and to afford the same asistance to all achers who may stand in need of it:-which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.

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