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those evils that we most juftly vice, and by walking before have deserved ; and grant thee in holiness and rightethat, in all our troubles, we ousness all our days, through may put our whole trust and Jesus Chrift, our Lord; to confidence in thy mercy; and whom, with thee and the evermore serve thee in holi- Holy Ghost, be all honour ness and pureness of living, and glory, world without to thy honour and glory, end. Amen. through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. our Lord. Amen. ( A
of all mercies, we, thine make our common supplicaunworthy servants, do give tions unto thee ; and dost thee moft humble and hearty promise that when two or thanks for all thy goodness ihree are gathered together and loving kindness to us, and in thy Name, thou wilt grant to all men. We bless thee for their requests ; fulfil now, O our creation, preservation, and Lord, the desires and petitiall the blessings of this life ; ons of thy servants, as may but, above all, for thine ines- be most expedient for them ; timable love in the redemp- granting us in this world tion of the world by our Lord knowledge of thy truth, and Jesus Chrift; for the means in the world to come life of
grace, and for the hope of everlasting. Amen. glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all
2 Cor. xiii. 14. thy mercies, that our hearts may thankful, HE grace of our Lord and that we may show forth Jesus Christ, and the thy praise, not only with our love of God, and the fellowlips, but in our lives ; by giv- ship of the Holy Ghoit, be, ing up ourselves to thy ser- with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endetb the LITANY.
Upon several Occasions, to be used before the two final Prayers of
humbly beseech thee, to our comfort, and to thy as for the People of these honour, through Jesus Chrift United States in general, so our Lord. Amen. especially for their Senate and For fair Weather.
Representatives in Congress A ciful Father,
afsembled; that thou wouldest be pleased to direct and bly beseech thee, of thy great prosper all their consultati, goodness, to reftrain those ons, to the advancement of immoderate rains, wherethy Glory, the good of thy with, for our sins, thou hast Church, the safety, honour, afflicted us : And we pray and welfare of thy people ; thee to send us such seafona. that all things may be so or- ble weather, that the earth dered and lettled by their may, in due time, yield her endeavours, upon the best increase, for our use and beand fureft foundations, that nefit ; and give us grace, that peace and happiness, truth we may learn, by thy punish: and justice, religion and piety, ments, to amend our lives, may be established among us and for thy clemency to give for all generations. These thee thanks
and praise, and all other necessaries for through Jesus Christ our them, for us, and thy whole Lord. Amen. Church, we humbly beg in In Time of Dearth and the name and mediation of
Famine. Jesus Christ, our most blessed
God, heavenly Father, Lord and Saviour. Amen.
whose gift it is that the For Rain.
rain doth fall, and the earth
who by thy Son Jesus hold, We befeech thee; the Christ hast promised to all afflictions of thy people ; inthose who seek thy kingdom crease the fruits of the earth and the righteousness thereof, by thy heavenly benediction all things necessary to their and grant that the scarcity bodily fuftenance; send us, and dearth, which we now we beseech thee, in this our most justly suffer for our sins,
andrewho truly repent ; tave A Lonighty God, the giver
may, through thy goodness, wisely make choice of fit perbe mercifully turned into fons, to serve in the facred plenty, for the love of Jesus ministry of thy Church. And, Christ our Lord; to whom, to those who shall be ordainwith thee and the Holy Ghost, ed to any holy function, give be all honour and glory, now thy grace and heavenly beneand for ever. Amen.
diction ; that both by their In Time of War and Tumults. life and doctrine they may
preme governor of all forward the salvation of all things, whose power no crea- men, through Jesus Christ ture is able to refift, to whom our Lord. Amen. it belongeth justly to punish
Or this. finners, and to be merciful to
of all good gifts, who and deliver us, we humbly of thy divine providence hast beseech thee, from the hands appointed divers orders in thy of our enemies; that we, be- Church; give thy grace, we ing armed with thy defence, humbly beseech thee, to all may be preserved evermore those who are to be called to from all perils, to glorify any office and administration thee, who art the only giver in the fame; and so replenish of all victory, through the them with the truth of thy merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ doctrine, and endue them our Lord. Amen.
with innocency of life, that For those who are to be admit- they may faithfully serve beted into holy Orders, to be used fore thee, to the glory of thy in the weeks preceding the great Name, and the benefit stated times of Ordination. of thy holy Church, through
Lmighty God, our hea- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
venly Father, who haft In Time of great Sickness and purchased to thyself an uni
Almighty God, the Lord ous blood of thy dear Son ; mercifully look upon the sickness and health ; regard fame, and at this time so our supplications, we humbly guide and govern the minds beseech thee ; and, as thou of thy servants, the Bishops hast thought fit to visit us and Pastors of thy flock, that for our sins with great fickness they may lay hands suddenly and mortality, in the midst on no man, but faithfully and of thy judgment, O Lord, re
berfal Church, by the presi; O of life and death, of withdraw from us the griev. Almighty God, and mer
member mercy. Have pity For a fick Child. upon us miserable sinners, and
ciful Father, to whom ous fickness with which we alone belong the iffues of life are, afflicted. May this thy and death, look down from fatherly correction have its heaven, we humbly beseech due influence upon us, by thee, with the eyes of mercy, leading us to consider how upon the sick child for whom frail and uncertain our life is; our prayers are defired. Delithat we may apply our hearts ver him, O Lord, in thy good unto that heavenly wisdom, appointed time, from his bowhich in the end will bring dily pain, and visit him with us to everlasting life, through thy salvation; that if it should Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. be thy good pleasure to pro
long bis days here on earth, be For a fick Perfon. may live to thee, and be an
instrument of thy glory, by Father of mercies, and serving thee faithfully, and
going to Sea.
only help in time of need ; Or else receive him into those look down from heaven, we heavenly habitations, where humbly beseech thee, behold, the souls of those who sleep visit, and relieve thy fick ser- in the Lord Jesus enjoy pervant, for whom our prayers petual rest and felicity. Grant are desired. Look upon him this, O Lord, for the love of with the eyes of thy mercy; thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus comfort him with a sense of Christ. Amen. thy goodness; preserve him For a Person, or Perfons, from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience un- Eternal God, who alone der bis affliction; and, in thy spreadest out hea good time, restore him to vens, and ruleft the raging of health, and enable him to lead the sea; we commend to thy the residue of his life in thy Almighty protection, thy serfear, and to thy glory : Or vant, for whose preservation else give him grace fo to take on the great deep our prayers thy visitation, that, after this are desired. Guard him, we painful life ended, he may beseech thee, from the dandwell with thee in life ever- gers of the sea, from fickness, Jasting, through Jesus Christ from the violence of enemies, our Lord. Amen.
and from every evil to which
be may be exposed. Conduct tence of the law, and are apbim in safety to the haven pointed to die. Visit them, o where he would be, with a Lord, with thy mercy and grateful sense of thy mercies, salvation ; convince them of through Jesus Christ our the miserable condition they Lord. Amen.
are in, by their fins and wickFor a Person under Affliction. edness; and let thy powerful
venly Father, who haft godly sorrow, and sincere retaught us, in thy holy Word, pentance, as thou wilt be that thou dost not willingly pleased to accept. Give them afflict or grieve the children a strong and lively faith in thy of men ; look with pity, we Son our blessed Saviour, and beseech thee, upon the for- make it effectual to the falvarows of thy servant, for whom tion of their souls. O Lord, our prayers are desired. In in judgment remember merthy wisdom thou hast seen fit cy; and whatever sufferings to visit bim with trouble, and they are to endure in this to bring distress upon him. world, yet deliver them, O Reinember bim, O Lord, in God, from the bitter pains of mercy; fanctify thy fatherly eternal death. Pardon their corre&tion to him; endue bis fins, and save their souls, for soul with patience under bis the fake and merits of thy affliction, and with resigna- dear Son, our blessed Saviour tion to thy blessed will; com- and Redeemer. Amen. fort him with a sense of thy goodness ; lift up thy counte- f The Thanksgiving of Women nance upon him, and give him
after Child-birth; to be said peace, through Jesus Christ
zuben any Woman, being preour Lord. Amen.
sent in Church, shall have For Malefactors, after Con
defired 10 return Thanks to demnation. Or else the Prayer
Almighty God for her safe
Deliverance. in the Vifitation of Prisoners ; beginning,
Almighty God, we give mercies,” &c. may be used.
thee humble thanks, for Most gracious and mer
that thou hast been graciciful God, we earnestly ously pleased to preserve, beseech thee to have pity and through the great pain and compassion upon those persons peril of Child-birth, this worecommended to our prayers, man, thy servant, who desires who now lie under the sen- now to offer her praises and
* o Father of the humble thanks, for