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I For those who are to be admitted into Holy Or"ders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the stated Times of Ordination.
the midst of thy judgment, O ALMIGHTY GOD, our hea. | LORD, remember mercy. Have venly Father, who hast pur- pity upon us miserable sinners, chased to thyself an universal and withdraw from us the griev. Church, by the precious blood ous sickness with which we are of thy dear Son; mercifully look afflicted. May this thy fatherly upon the same, and at this time correction have its due influence so guide and govern the minds upon us, by leading us to con of thy servants, the Bishops and sider how frail and uncertain Pastors of thy flock, that they lour life is ; that we may apply may lay hands suddenly on no our hearts unto that heavenly man, but faithfully and wisely wisdom, which in the end will make choice of fit persons, to bring us to everlasting life, serve in the sacred ministry of through JESUS CHRIST our thy Church. And, to those who Lord. Amen. . shall be ordained to any holy
| For a Sick Person. function, give thy grace and O FATHER of mercies, and heavenly benediction; that both God of all comfort, our only by their life and doctrine they help in time of need; look down may show forth thy glory, and from heaven, we humbly beseech set forward the salvation of all thee, behold, visit, and relieve men, through Jesus Christ our thy sick servant, for whom our Lord. Amen,
prayers are desired. Look upon 1 Or this.
him with the eyes of thy mercy; ALMIGHTY God, the giver comfort him with a sense of thy of all good gifts, who of thy di- goodness; preserve him from vine providence hast appointed the temptations of the enemy; divers orders in thy Church ; give him patience under his give thy grace, we humbly be- affliction; and, in thy good time, seech thee, to all those who are restore him to health, and enable to be called to any office and him to lead the residue of his life administration in the same; and in thy fear, and to thy glory: Or so replenish them with the truth else give him grace so to take thy of thy doctrine, and endue them visitation, that, after this pain. with innocency of life, that ful life ended, he may dwell with they may faithfully serve before thee in life everlasting, through thee, to the glory of thy great JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. name, and the benefit of thy
| For a Sick Child. holy Church, through JESUS ALMIGHTY God, and mer. Christ our Lord. Amen. Iciful Father, to whom alone be
1 In Time of great Sickness and Mortality, long the issues of life and death;
O ALMIGHTY GOD, the look down from heaven, we Lord of life and death, of sick- humbly beseech thee, with the ness and health; regard our sup- eyes of mercy, upon the sick plications, we humbly beseech child for whom our prayers are thee; and, as thou hast thought desired. Deliver him, O Lord, fit to visit us for our sins with in thy good appointed time, from his bodily pain, and visits due his soul with patience under him with thy salvation ; that if it his affliction, and with resignashould be thy good pleasure to tion to thy blessed will; comfort prolong his days here on earth, him with a sense of thy goodness; he may live to thee, and be an lift up thy countenance upon instrument of thy glory, by him, and give him peace, through serving thee faithfully, and doing Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. good in his generation : Or else For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else the receive him into those heavenly
Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning,
« Father of Mercies,» &c., may be used. habitations, where the souls of O MOST gracious and mer. those who sleep in the Lord ciful God, we earnestly beseech Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and thee to have pity and compassion felicity. Grant this, O LORD, for upon those persons recommendthe love of thy Son, our Saviour, ed to our prayers, who now lie Jesus Christ. Amen. under the sentence of the law,
s For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea and are appointed to die. Visit
O ETERNAL God, who them, O Lord, with thy mercy alone spreadest out the heavens, and salvation; convince them and rulest the raging of the sea ; of the miserable condition they we commend to thy Almighty are in, by their sins and wicked. protection, thy servant, . for ness; and let thy powerful grace whose preservation on the great produce in them such a godly deep our prayers are desired. sorrow, and sincere repentance, Guard him, we beseech thee, as thou wilt be pleased to accept. from the dangers of the sea, Give them a strong and lively from sickness, from the violence faith in thy Son, our blessed of enemies, and from every evil Saviour, and make it effectual to to which he may be exposed the salvation of their souls. O Conduct him in safety to the LORD, in judgment remember haven where he would be, with mercy; and whatever sufferings a grateful sense of thy mercies, they are to endure in this world, through Jesus Christ our yet deliver them, O God, from Lord. Amen.
| the bitter pains of eternal death. For a Person under Affliction. Pardon their sins, and save their 0 MERCIFUL God, and souls, for the sake and merits Heavenly Father, who hast of thy dear Son, our blessed taught us, in thy holy Word, Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. that thou dost not willingly 1 A Prayer to be used at the Meetings of Convention. afflict or grieve the children of ALMIGHTY and everlasting men; look with pity, we beseech God, who, by thy Holy Spirit thee, upon the sorrows of thy didst preside in the councils of servant, for whom our prayers the blessed Apostles, and hast are desired. In thy wisdom thou promised, through thy Son JEhast seen fit to visit him with sus Christ, to be with thy trouble, and to bring distress Church to the end of the world; upon him. Remember him, Owe beseech thee to be present LORD, in mercy; sanctify thy with the council of thy Church fatherly correction to him; en-| here assembled in thy name and
presence. Save them from all length the whole of thy diserror, ignorance, pride, and pre-persed sheep, being gathered judice ; and of thy great mercy into one fold, shall become vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so partakers of everlasting life, to direct, sanctify, and govern through the merits and death of us in our present work, by the JESUS CHRIST our Saviour. mighty power of the Holy Amen.
During the period of the session of any GenGospel of Christ may be truly
eral or Diocesan Convention, the above Prayer
may be used by all Congregations of this preached, truly received, and Church, or of the Diocese concerned; the
clause, “here assembled in thy name and truly followed, in all places, to
presence,” being changed to "now assembled the breaking down the kingdom in thy name and presence;" and the clause,
“govern us in our present work,” to “govern of sin, Satan, and death; till at| them in their present work.”
* safe deli return To present in
THANKSGIVINGS. ? The Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth; to be said when any Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty God for her safe deliverance. O ALMIGHTY God, we
through thy mercies in Jesus give thee humble thanks for CHRIST our Lord. Amen. that thou hast been graciously
1 For Fair Weather. pleased to preserve, through OLORD God, who hast justly the great pain and peril of child-humbled us by thy late visitabirth, this woman, thy servant, tion of us with immoderate rain who desireth now to offer her and waters, and in thy mercy praises and thanksgivings unto hast relieved and comforted our thee. Grant, we beseech thee, souls by this seasonable and most merciful Father, that she, blessed change of weather; we through thy help, may both praise and glorify thy holy faithfully live and walk accord- name, for this thy mercy, and ing to thy will in this life pre- will always declare thy loving sent, and also may be partaker | kindness from generation to of everlasting glory in the life generation, through JESUS „to come, through Jesus CHRIST CHRIst our Lord. Amen. our Lord. Amen,
For Plenty. 1 For Rain.
O MOST merciful Father, O GOD, our heavenly Father, who of thy gracious goodness who by thy gracious providence hast heard the devout prayers dost cause the former and the of thy Church, and turned our latter rain to descend upon the dearth and scarcity into plenty ; earth, that it may bring forth we give thee humble thanks for fruit for the use of man; we give this thy special bounty ; bethee humble thanks that it hath seeching thee to continue thy pleased thee, in our great neces. loving kindness unto us, that sity, to send us at the last, a joy- our land may yield us her fruits ful rain upon thine inheritance, of increase, to thy glory and and to refresh it when it was our comfort, through Jesus dry, to the great comfort of us Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 For Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies. 1 in the midst of judgment re
O ALMIGHTY God, who membering mercy, hast redeemart a strong tower of defence ed our souls from the jaws of unto thy servants against the death; we offer unto thy faface of their enemies; we yield therly goodness ourselves, our thee praise and thanksgiving, souls and bodies, which thou for our deliverance from those hast delivered, to be a living great and apparent dangers sacrifice unto thee; always wherewith we were compassed; praising and magnifying thy we acknowledge it thy good. mercies in the midst of thy ness that we were not delivered Church, through Jesus CHRIST over as a prey unto them; be- our Lord. Amen. seeching thee still to continue For a Recovery from Sickness. such thy mercies towards us, O GOD, who art the giver of that all the world may know life, of health, and of safety ; that thou art our Saviour and we bless thy name, that thou mighty Deliverer, through JE-hast been pleased to deliver sus Christ our Lord. Amen. I from his bodily sickness this
1 For Restoring Public Peace at Home. thy servant, who now desireth
O ETERNAL GOD, our hea- to return thanks unto thee, in venly Father, who alone makest the presence of all thy people. men to be of one mind in a Gracious art thou, O LORD, and house, and stillest the outrage full of compassion to the child. of a violent and unruly people: ren of men. May his heart be we bless thy holy name, that it duly impressed with a sense of hath pleased thee to appease the thy merciful goodness, and may seditious tumults which have he devote the residue of his been lately raised up amongst days to an humble, holy, and us; most humbly beseeching obedient walking before thee, thee to grant to all of us grace, through
through JESUS Christ our
JE that we may henceforth obedi- | Lord. Amen. ently walk in thy holy com
For a safe Return from Sea. mandments; and, leading a MOST gracious LORD, whose quiet and peaceable life in all mercy is over all thy works ; godliness and honesty, may we praise thy holy name that continually offer unto thee our thou hast been pleased to consacrifice of praise and thanks-l duct in safety, through the giving for these thy mercies perils of the great deep, this towards us, through JESUS thy servant, who now desireth Christ our Lord. Amen.
to return his thanks unto thee, For Deliverance from great Sickness and in thy holy Church : May he be Mortality.
duly sensible of thy merciful O LORD God, who hast providence towards' him, and wounded us for our sins, and ever express his thankfulness consumed us for our transgres- by a holy trust in thee, and sions, by thy late heavy and obedience to thy laws, through dreadful visitation; and now, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. spent, the day is at hand ; let The Collect.
us therefore cast off the works
of darkness, and let us put on ALMIGHTY God, give us
the armour of light. Let us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put
I walk honestly, as in the day ; upon us the armour of light, now
not in rioting and drunkenness, in the time of this mortal life,
not in chambering and wantonin which thy Son Jesus CHRIST
ness, not in strife and envying, came to visit us in great humi
But put ye on the Lord JESUS
Christ, and make not provision lity; that in the last day, when
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts he shall come again in his glo
thereof. rious majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. the life immortal, through him WHEN they drew nigh unto who liveth and reigneth with Jerusalem, and were come to thee and the Holy Ghost, now Beth phage, unto the mount of and ever. Amen.
Olives, then sent JESUS two 9 This Collect is to be repeated every day disciples, saying unto them, with the other Collects in Advent, until Go into the village over against Christmas-day.
you, and straightway ye shall The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. find an ass tied, and a colt with
OWE no man any thing, but her : loose them, and bring to love one another; for he them unto me. And if any that loveth another hath ful-man say aught unto you, ye filled the law. For this, Thou shall say, The Lord hath need shalt not commit adultery, of them; and straightway he Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt will send them. All this was not steal, Thou shalt not bear done, that it might be fulfilled false witness, Thou shalt not which was spoken by the covet; and if there be any other prophet, saying, Tell ye the commandment, it is briefly com- daughter of Sion, Behold, thy prehended in this saying, name- King cometh unto thee, meek, ly, Thou shalt love thy neigh- and sitting upon an ass, and a bour as thyself. Love worketh colt the foal of an ass. And no ill to his neighbour; there the disciples went, and did as fore love is the fulfilling of the JESUS commanded them; and law. And that, knowing the brought the ass and the colt, time, that now it is high time to and put on them their clothes, awake out of sleep; for now is and they sat him thereon. And our salvation nearer than when a very great multitude spread we believed. The night is far their garments in the way;