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*the third Colleff for aid againjl all perils.

T Ighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord, *-* and by thy great mercy defend us- from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Then Jhall the Deacon jland upx and being turned ta the Teople, he Jhall fay,

Let us pray with earnestness, and commend ourselves and one another to the living God, through hisChrist.

Anfw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord,

Deac. Let us pray that it may please Almighty God to rule and govern his holy Church universal in the right way.

Anjw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to illuminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of his word, and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth and shew it accordingly.

Anjw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him so to dispose and govern the heart of his servant our King and governour, that in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever seek his honour and glory.

Anjw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to bless and pre-» serve all the royal family.

Anfw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee tqi hear us, good Lord,

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Deac. That it may please him to bless and keep the magistrates, giving them grace to execute justice, and to maintain truth.

Anjw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to be gracious and propitious to all his servants, who are departed hence from us in his fear and favour, and to grant them his mercy and everlasting peace.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to, hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to bless and keep all his people.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give to all na? tions unity, peace, and concord.

Anjhv. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give us an heart to love and dread him, and diligently to live after his commandments.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give to all his people increase of grace, to hear meekly his word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee tq hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to bring intp the way of truth all such as have erred and are deceived.

Answ. Lord, have mercy; We beseech thee to. hear us, good Lord,

Deac. That it may please him to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help the weakhearted, and to raise up them that fall, and finally to beat down Satan under our feet.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to succour, help, and comfort all that are in danger, necessity, and tribulation; [especially those for whom our prayers are desired, vhis is to be said when any desire the prayers of the congregations

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child, all sick persons and young children, and to shew his pity upon all prisoners and captives; [especially those for whom our prayers are desired. This is to be said when any defire the fray ers of the congregations

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to defend and provide for the fatherless children and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed.

Anfw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to have mercy upon all men.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and flanderers, and to turn their hearts.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. D 4 Deac*

Deac.Thax.it may please him to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as it} due time we may enjoy them.

Anpw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to £earus? good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give us true repen-r tance, to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of his Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to his holy word.

Anfiv. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

^tben Jhall the Priejl Jiand up and say, the Deacon

kneeling,

Keep us, O Lord, and preserve us by thy grace.

Anjw. Save us, O God, and raise us up by thy mercy. /

rfhen Jhall the Priest say the following Prayer.

i~\ Almighty God, O Lord most high who dwel, ^^ lest in the highest, O thou holy one who restest in thy holy places, thou great monarch of the world without original; who by thy Chqst hast caused thy knowledge to be preached unto us, to the acknowledgment of thy glory and of thy name, which he hath manifested to our understandings; Po thou now look down by him upon this thy flock, and deliver it from all ignorance and from every evil work. Grant that this thy people may fear thee with reverence, love thee with affection, and tremble, before the face of thy glory. Be merciful and propitious to them, and hearken unto their prayers j and keep them stedfast, unblameable, and unreproveable, that they may be holy in body and soul, not liavi ng spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that they may be perfect, and none of them deficient or

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wanting in any respect. O thou their defender and powerful God, who acceptest not the persons of men, do thou assist and support this thy flock, which thou hast redeemed with the precious blood of thy Christ: Be thou their refuge and succour, their pro-, lector and guardian, their impregnable wall, their bulwark and security: for none can pluck out of thine hand; there is no other God like thee; in thee is our hope and strong consolation. Sanctify them by thy Truth, for thy Word is Truth. O thou, who dost nothing out of partiality or favour, whom it is impossible to deceive 5 deliver them from, all sickness and infirmity, from all sin, injury, and fraud, from fear of the enemy, from the arrow that flieth by day, and the danger that walketh in darkness; and vouchsafe to bring them to eternal life, which is in Christ thine only begotten Son our God and Saviour; through whom to Thee in the Holy Ghost, be glory and adoration, now and for ever, world without end. Amen.

Then the Beacon standing up and turning towards

the People, Jhall Jay, T Et us pray to the Lord for his mercies and com, -*-J passions, and intreat him to send us the angel of peace, and all things that are good and convenient for us, and that he would grant us a christian end. Let us pray that this evening and night may pass in peace and without sin, and all the time of our life unblameable and without rebuke. Let us commend ourselves and one another to the living God through Jus Christ.

Anfw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lor^,

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