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will and frailness; preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of the Church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, asswage his pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for him. And forasmuch as he putteth his full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto him his former sins, but strengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to take him hence, take him unto thy favour, through the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say this Psalm,
In te, Domine, sperani. Ps. lxxi.
IN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion: but rid me, and deliver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear unto me, and
Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort; thou hast promised to help me; for thou art my house of defence and my castle.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the
hand of the ungodly: out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for: thou art my hope eveň from my youth.
Through thee have I been holden up: ever since I was born: thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb: my praise shall alway be of thee.
I am become as it were a monster unto many but my sure trust is in thee.
O let my mouth be filled with thy praise that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake me not when my strength faileth
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him, persecute him, and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
Go not far from me, O God: my God, haste thee to help me.
Let them be confounded and perish that are against my soul: let them be covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.
As for me, I will patiently abide alway and will praise thee more and
My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation: for I know no end thereof.
I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God: and will make mention of thy righteousness only.
Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.
Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.
Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, and great things are they that thou hast done: O God, who is like unto thee?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.
O Saviour of the world, who by thy Cross and precious Blood hast reedeemed us, Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.
Then shall the Minister say,
THE Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
And after that shall say,
UNTO God's gracious mercy and
tection we commit thee. The Lord bless
thee, and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
A Prayer for a Sick Child.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation; deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies' sake: That if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation; or else receive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of them that sleep