These, and all other necessarie O preme Governor of all things,

honour, and welfare of thy peo- for our sins, may, through thy ple; that all things may be so or- goodness, be mercifully turned indered and settled by their endea-to plenty, for the love of Jesus vours, upon the best and surest Christ our Lord; to whom, with foundations, that peace and hap- thee and the Holy Ghost, be all piness, truth and justice, religion honour and glory, now and for and piety, may be established ever. Amen. among us for all generations. ff In Time of War and Tamults.

ALMIGHTY God, the sufor , Church, we humbly beg in the whose power no creature is able to name and mediation of Jesus resist, to whom it belongeth justChrist, our most blessed Lord and ly to punish sinners, and to be Saviour. Amen.

merciful to those who truly repent; | For Rain.

save and deliver us, we humbly O

GOD, heavenly Father, who beseech thee, from the hands of

by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast our enemies; that we, being armed promised to all those who seek thy with thy defence, may be preservkingdom and the righteousness ed evermore from all perils, to glothereof, all things necessary to rify thee, who art the only giver of their bodily sustenance; send us, all victory, through the merits of we beseech thee, in this our ne- thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. cessity, such moderate rain and

Amen. showers, that we may receive the

11 For those who are to be admitted into Holy Or. fruits of the earth to our comfort, ders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the sta. and to thy honour, through Jesus ted Times of Ordination. Christ our Lord. Amen. For Fair Weather.

ly Father, who hast purchasLMIGHTY and most merci- ed to thyself an universal Church, seech thee, of thy great goodness, Son; mercifully look upon the to restrain those immoderate rains, same, and at this time so guide wherewith, for our sins, thou hast and govern the minds of thy serafflicted us: And we pray thee to vants, the Bishops and Pastors of send us such seasonable weather, thy flock, that they may lay hands that the earth may, in due time, suddenly on no man, but faithfully yield her increase, for our use and and wisely make choice of fit perbenefit; and give us grace, that sons, to serve in the sacred miniswe may learn, by thy punishments, try of thy Church. And, to those to amend our lives, and for thy who shall be ordained to any holy clemency to give thee thanks and function, give thy grace and heapraise, through Jesus Christ our venly benediction ; that both by Lord. Amen.

their life and doctrine they may

show forth thy glory, and set O

gift it is that the rain doth through Jesus Christ our Lord. fall, and the earth bring forth Amen. her increase ; behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy people; A good gifts, who of thy diincrease the fruits of the earth by thy heavenly benediction ; and vine providence hast appointed grant that the scarcity and dearth, divers orders in thy Church ; give which we now most justly suffer thy grace, we humbly beseech

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| In Time of Dearth and Famine.

Or this.

thee, to all those who are to be

f For a Sick Child.

LMIGHTY God, and mercitration in the same ; and so replenish them with the truth of thy belong the issues of life and death; doctrine, and endue them with in look down from heaven, we humnocency of life, that they may faith-bly beseech thee, with the eyes of fully serve before thee, to the glory mercy, upon the sick child for of thy great name, and the benefit whom our prayers are desired. of thy holy Church, through Jesus Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good Christ our Lord. Amen. appointed time, from his bodily 1 In Time of great Sickness and Mortality.

pain, and visit him with thy salvaO ALMIGHTY God, the Lord tion; that if it should be thy good of life and death,

of sickness pleasure to prolong his days here and health ; regard our supplica-on earth, he may live to thee, and tions, we humbly beseech thee; be an instrument of thy glory, by and, as thou hast thought fit to serving thee faithfully, and doing visit us for our sins with great good in his generation : Or else sickness and mortality, in the receive him into those heavenly midst of thy judgment,'o Lord, habitations, where the souls of remember mercy. Have pity up

those who sleep in the Lord Jesus, on us miserable sinners, and with-enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. draw from us the grievous sickness Grant this, O Lord, for the love of with which we are afflicted. May thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. this thy fatherly correction have its

For a Person,

or Persons, going to Sea. us, by leading to consider frail and un

out the certain our life is; that we may and rulest the raging of the sea; apply our hearts unto that heaven. we commend to thy Almighty ly wisdom, which in the end will protection, thy servant, for whose bring us to everlasting life, through preservation on the great deep Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

our prayers are desired. Guard O

him, we beseech thee, from the FATHER of mercies, and dangers of the sea, from sickness, help in time of need ; look down from every evil to which he may from heaven, we humbly, beseech be exposed. Conduct him in safethee, behold, visit, and relieve thy ty to the haven where he would sick servant, for whom our prayers be, with a grateful sense of thy are desired. Look upon him with mércies, through Jesus Christ our the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him Lord. Amen. with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of O venly Father, who hast taught the enemy; give him patience under his affliction; and, in thy good us, in thy holy Word, that thou dost time, restore him to health, and not willingly afflict or grieve the enable him to lead the residue of children of men ; look with pity, his life in thy fear, and to thy glo- we beseech thee, upon the sorry: Or else give him grace so to rows of thy servant, for whom our take thy visitation, that, after this prayers are desired. In thy wispainful life ended, he may dwell dom thou hast seen fit to visit him with thee in life everlasting, through with trouble, and to bring distress Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Remember him, ( C

For a Sick Person.

For a Person under Amiction.

upon him.

Lord, in mercy; sanctify thy fa- tion; convince them of the misetherly correction to him; endue his rable condition they are in, by soul with patience under his af- their sins and wickedness; and let fliction, and with resignation to thy thy powerful grace produce in them blessed will; comfort him with a such a godly sorrow, and sincere sense of thy goodness; lift up thy repentance, as thou wilt be pleascountenance upon him, and give led to accept. Give them a strong him peace, through Jesus Christ and lively faith in thy Son, our our Lord. Amen.

blessed Saviour, and make it effecI For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else tual to the salvation of their souls. ning, “ O Father of Mercies," &c. may be used. O Lord, in judgment remember

MOST gracious and merci- mercy; and whatever sufferings thee to have pity and compassion yet deliver them, O God, from the upon those persons recommended bitter pains of eternal death. Parto our prayers, who now lie underdon their sins, and save their souls, the sentence of the law, and are for the sake and merits of thy dear appointed to die. Visit them, Son, our blessed Saviour and ReLord, with thy mercy and salva- deemer. Amen..


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THANKSGIVINGS. The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth; thine inheritance, and to refresh it Church, shall have desired to return Thanks to when it was dry, to the great comAlmighty God for her safe deliverance. ALMIGHTY God, we give and to the glory of thy holy name,

fort of us thy unworthy servants, thee humble thanks, for that through thy mercies in Jesus Christ thou hast been graciously pleased

our Lord. Amen. to preserve, through the great pain

For Fair Weather. and peril of Child-birth, this woman, thy servant, who desires now

LORD God, who hast justto offer her praises and thanksgiv- visitation of us with immoderate


ly humbled us by thy late ings unto seech thee, most merciful Father, rain and waters, and in thy mercy that she, through thy help, may hast relieved and comforted our both faithfully live and walk ac- souls by this seasonable and blesscording to thy will in this life ed change of weather; we praise present, and also may be partaker and glorify thy holy name, for this of everlasting glory in the life to thy mercy, and will always decome, through Jesus Christ our

clare thy loving kindness from geLord. Amen.

neration to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

! For Plenty. by gracious providence dost cause the formeraná O MOST merciful Father, who

of thy gracious goodness hast the latter rain to descend upon the heard the devout prayers of thy earth, that it may bring forth fruit Church, and turned our dearth for the use of man; we give thee and scarcity into plenty; we give humble thanks that it hath pleased thee humble thanks for this thy thee, in our great necessity, to send special bounty; beseeching thee us at the last, a joyful rain upon to continue thy loving kindness

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unto us, that our land may yield consumed us for our transgresus her fruits of increase, to thy sions, by thy late heavy and dreadglory and our comfort, through ful visitation; and now, in the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. midst of judgment remembering

mercy, hast redeemed our souls 1 for Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies.

from the jaws of death; we offer ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence selves, our souls and bodies, which

goodness ourunto thy servants against the face thou hast delivered, to be a living of their enemies; we yield thee

sacrifice unto thee; always praispraise and thanksgiving, for our deliverance from those great and in the midst of thy Church,

ing and magnifying thy mercies apparent dangers wherewith we through Jesus Christ our Lord. were compassed; we acknow

Amen. ledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto

| For a Recovery from Sickness. them; beseeching thee still to con- O GOD, who art the giver of tinue such thy mercies towards us,

life, of health, and of safety; that all the world may know that we bless thy name, that thou hast thou art our Saviour and mighty been pleased to deliver from his Deliverer, through Jesus Christ bodily sickness this thy servant, our Lord. Amen.

who now desireth to return thanks

unto thee, in the presence of all 1 For Restoring Public Peace at Home.

thy people. Gracious art thou, O ETERNAL God, our hea- Lord, and full of compassion to

venly Father, who alone the children of men. May his makest men to be of one mind in heart be duly impressed with a a house, and stillest the outrage of sense of thy merciful goodness, a violent and unruly people; we and may he devote the residue of bless thy holy name, that it hath his days to an humble, boly, and pleased thee to appease the sedi-obedient walking before thee, tious tumults which have been through Jesus Christ our Lord. lately raised up amongst us; most Amen. humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy MST gracious Lord, whose holy commandments; and, lead

mercy is over all thy works; ing a quiet and peaceable life in hast been pleased to conduct in

we praise thy holy name that thou all godliness and honesty, may safety, through the perils of the continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving

great deep, this thy servant, who for these thy mercies towards us, unto thee, in thy holy Church:

now desireth to return his thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. May he be duly sensible of thy Amen.

merciful providence towards him, 1 For Deliverance from great Sickness and and ever express his thankfulness Mortality.

by a holy trust in thee, and obeO ; Jesus

wounded us for our sins, and Christ our Lord. Amen.


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grace that we may cast away and let us put on the armour of the works of darkness, and put light. Let us walk honestly, as upon us the armour of light, now in the day; not in rioting and in the time of this mortal life, in drunkenness, not in chambering which thy Son Jesus Christ came and wantonness, not in strife and to visit us in great humility; that envying. But put ye on the Lord in the last day, when he

shall come Jesus Christ, and make not proagain in his glorious Majesty to vision for the flesh, to fulfil the judge both the quick and dead, lusts thereof. we may rise to the life immortal,

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. him who liveth and reign

THEN they drew nigh unto now and ever. Amen.

to Bethphage, unto the mount of 1 This Collect is to be repeated every Day with Olives, then sent Jesus two discithe other Collects in Advent, until Christmasday.

ples, saying unto them, Go into The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.

the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass

, a love one another; for he that them, and bring them unto me. loveth another hath fulfilled the And if any man say ought unto law. For this, Thou shalt not you, ye shall say, The Lord hath commit adultery, Thou shalt not need of them; and straightway kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou he will send them. All this was shalt not bear false witness, Thou done, that it might be fulfilled shalt not covet; and if there be which was spoken by the prophet, any other commandment, it is saying, Tell ye the daughter of briefly comprehended in this say- Sion, Behold, thy King cometh ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy unto thee, meek, and sitting upon neighbour as thyself. Love work- an ass, and a colt the foal of an eth no ill to his neighbour; there-ass. And the disciples went, and fore love is the fulfilling of the did as Jesus commanded them; law. And that, knowing the time, and brought the ass and the colt, that now it is high time to awake and put on them their clothes, and out of sleep; for now is our salva- they sat him thereon. And a very

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