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LITANY III.

FOR ONE UNCONSCIOUS.

O God the FATHER, who lovest us, have mercy upon us, and hear our intercession.

O God the Son, who diedst for us, have mercy upon us, and hear our intercession.

O God the Holy Ghost, who helpest us, have mercy upon us, and hear our intercession.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, One God, have mercy upon us, and hear our intercession.

Remember not, LORD, the offences of Thy servant; neither take Thou vengeance of his sins: spare him, good Lord, spare Thy servant, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most precious Blood, and be not angry with him for ever.

Spare him, good Lord. By Thy all-prevailing Cross and Passion ; by Thy most sacred body which suffered upon Calvary; by the shedding of Thy most precious Blood;

Good Lord, deliver him. By the awful hiding of Thy FATHER's Face; by Thy exceeding bitter cry; and by the bowing of Thy head in death;

Good Lord, deliver him. We, sinners, do beseech Thee to hear us, O LORD God; and that it may please Thee to grant to Thy servant pardon for all his sins, that they may not be remembered against him;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please Thee, if Thou seest fit, to restore him again to consciousness, and to enable him to call upon Thee in his hour of need;

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please Thee to grant unto him a peaceful and painless end, and all such blessings as in our ignorance we know not how to ask;

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please Thee to bestow upon Thy servant the mercy Thou shewedst to the dying thief, when Thou saidst, “To-day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise;"

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please Thee, above all, to grant unto him a blessed rest among Thy saints departed ; a glorious resurrection at the last day; and an eternal inheritance in Thy kingdom;

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. Son of God, &c.

[To conclude as Litany II.]

Prayers.

INTRODUCTORY.

[It is very desirable that the sick person and others present should

be encouraged, where possible, to take part in the service by
responding. For this purpose, when the introductory portion
of the Service for the Visitation of the Sick is not used, the
first four sentences from the Litany may be used as an intro-
duction to the Prayers, or the following form ; the Minister
always reading the whole when the responses are not made.]
LORD, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
LORD, have mercy upon us.

Our FATHER, &c.
Our help is in the Name of the Lord,
Who hath made heaven and earth.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
O LORD, save Thy servant,
Who putteth his trust in Thee.
LORD, hear our prayer,
And let our cry come unto Thee.

Collects from the Prayer-book.

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY.

O LORD, we beseech Thee favourably to hear the prayers of Thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT. ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of Thy tender love towards mankind, has sent Thy Son, our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, to take upon

Him flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility; Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience, and also be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

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EASTER EVEN. GRANT, O LORD, that as we are baptized into the death of Thy blessed Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may

be buried with Him; and that through the grave, and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful resurrection ; for His merits, who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, Thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord.

Amen.

EASTER DAY.

ALMIGHTY GOD, who through Thine only-begotten Son JESUS Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech Thee, that, as by Thy special grace preventing us Thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by Thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus CHRIST our LORD, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast given Thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that His inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of His most holy life; through the same JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. O ALMIGHTY GOD, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto Thy people, that they may love the thing which Thou commandest, and desire that which Thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

ASCENSION DAY. GRANT, we beseech Thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, that like as we do believe Thy only-begotten Son our

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