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us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. T Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his

discretion. Α' LMIGHTY GOD, with whom do live the spirits of those

who depart hence in the LORD; and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; we give thee hearty thanks for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished their course in faith, do now rest from their labours. And we beseech thee, that we, with all those who are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O

MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus CHRIST,

who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also taught us, by his holy apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; we humbly beseech thee, O FATHER, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him; and that at the general resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all who love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye

blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world: Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful FATHER, through JESUS CHRIST our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. THE grace of our LORD JESUS

CHRisT, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all

Amen.

evermore.

THE THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

T 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. I The woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the

church decently apparalled, 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 pleased Almighty God, of his

goodness, to give you safe deliverance, and to preserve you in the great danger of child-birth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say,

I Then shall the Minister say the following Hymn, taken from the one

hundred and sixteenth Psalm.

Dilexi, quoniam. I

AM well pleased that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer;

That he hath inclined his ear unto me: therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

What reward shall I give unto the LORD, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

I will receive the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people; in the courts of the LORD's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the HOLY Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. T Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, with what follows: but

the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer. OUR FATHER, who art

. in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; 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 deliver us from evil. Amen.

Minister. O LORD, save this woman thy servant:
Answer. Who putteth her trust in thee.
Minister. Be thou to her a strong tower,
Answer. From the face of her enemy.
Minister. LORD, hear our prayer:
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee,
Minister.

Let us pray.
O 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 woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings untó thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful FATHER, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. 1 The woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offer ings, 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.

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| The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the

same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. | These two following Prayers may be also used in ships of war. ETERNAL LORD God, who alone spreadest out the

heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us thy servants, and the fleet (or ship) in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mer cies, to praise and glorify thy holy Name, through” JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

The Collect.

, , gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name; and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

| Prayers to be used in storms at sea. 0 MOST powerful and glorious LORD God, at whose com

mand the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: save, LORD, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: but now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all, and therefore we adore thy divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, LORD, save us for thy mercies' sake, in JESUS CHRIST, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

1 Or this. O

MOST glorious and gracious LORD God, who dwellest in

heaven, but beholdest all things below; look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is now ready to swallow us up: save, LORD, or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds and the roaring sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy Name all the days of our life. Hear, LORD,

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and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.

I The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea against any enemy. O

MOST powerful and glorious LORD God, the LORD of

hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; thou sittest in the throne judging right: and therefore we make our address to thy divine Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, 0 LORD, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. Olet not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. I Short Prayers for single persons, who cannot meet to join in prayer with

others, by reason of the fight or storm.

1 General Prayers. ORD, be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mer

Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things: O deliver us for thy name's sake.

Thou art the great God to be feared above al!: O save us, that we may praise thee.

| Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. THOU, O Lord, art just and powerful: 0 defend our cause

O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.

O Lord of hosts, fight for us; that we may glorify thee.

O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy. O LORD, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake.

Ti Short Prayers in respect of a storm. THU, 0 LORD, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear,

o blessed SAVIOUR, 'who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm; hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.

LOR, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
LORD, have mercy upon us.
O LORD, hear us.
O CHRIST, hear us.

God the FATHER, God the Son, Gon the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save us now and evermore. Amen.

UR FATHER, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; 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 deliver us from evil. Amen.

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I When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from

necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble confession of their sins to God: in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him : saying as followeth :

The Confession.

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of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful FATHER: for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 Then shall the Priest, if there be any in the ship, say, Α' LMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who, of his great

mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who, with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him; have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

T Thanksgiving after a storm.

Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.
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honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious. Say unto God, 0 how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies bé found liars unto thee.

For all the world shall worship thee, sing of thee, and praise thy name.

O come hither, and behold the works of God; how wonderful he is in his doings towards the children of men !

He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

O praise our God, ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

Who holdeth our soul in life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.

For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughtest us into the snare; and laidest trouble upon our loins.

I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my vows, which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

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