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1662 them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions : And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.


A General Thanksgiving
LMIGHTY God, Father of

all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all men; [particuThis to be said larly to those who dewhen any that sire now to offer up

have been their praises and prayed for, thanksgivings for thy desire to

late mercies vouchreturo praise.

safed unto them.] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.


For Rain

'A Thanksgiving for Rain. GOD our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence dost

cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man ; We give thee humble thanks that it hath pleased thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy Name, through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All these Thanksgivings were added by King James I. and not extant in former Liturgies.

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1604 S. L. For Fair Iluther.

A thanksgiring for Fair Wrather. LORD God, who hast justly humbled us by 'thy late plague of

immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and blessed change of weather; We praise and glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving kindness from generation to generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Ploudy.


A thanksgiving for plenty. MOST merciful Father, 'who of thy gracious goodness hast heard

the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty ; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness unto us, that our


may yield us her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Peace and delirerance from our enemics.

A thanksgiving for peace and rictory. O

ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence unto thy

servants against the face of their enemies ; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers wherewith we were compassed: We acknowledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For restoring Public Peace at home.


venly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the seditious tumults which have been lately raised up amongst us; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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For delirerance from the Plague', or other

common Sickness,

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1604 S. L. now in the midst of judgment remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death ; We offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies, which thou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of "thy Church ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Or this,


Or this.
E humbly acknowledge before thee, O most merciful Father, that

all the punishments which are threatened in thy law might justly have fallen upon us, by reason of our manifold transgressions and hardness of heart: Yet seeing it hath pleased thee of thy tender mercy, upon our weak and unworthy humiliation, assuage ? the contagious sickness wherewith we lately have been sore afflicted: and to restore the voice of joy and health into our dwellings; We offer unto thy divine Majesty the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, lauding and magnifying thy glorious Name for such thy preservation and providence over us, through

Christ our Lord. Amen.



THE Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used throughout the Year. to be used at the celebration of the Lord's

Supper, and holy Communion, 3 through the Year.

Note. That the Collect appointed for

every Sunday, or for any Holyday that hath a Vigil or Ere, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.





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