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Let us pray.
whom thou hast redeemed with innocent, and awaken the guilty : thy most precious blood, and be and forasmuch as thou alone bring. not angry with us for ever. est light out of darkness, and good Ans. Spare us, good Lord. out of evil, grant that the pains
and punishments which these thy Lord, have mercy upon us. servants endure, through their Christ, have mercy upon us. bodilo confinement, may tend to
Lord, have mercy upon us. setting free their souls froin the OUR Father, who art in Heachains of sin; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. Min. O Lord, show thy mercy T Here the Minister, as he shall see con. upon us;
venient, may read the Prayer for All Ans. And grant us thy salvation.
conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash
Wednesday, and the Collect beginning Min, Turn thy face from our Almighty God, the fountain ot all wis.
dom, &c. or my cther Prayer of the LiFirs, And blot out all our ini
iurgy, which he shall judge proper.
T Then shall the minister exhort the quities.
Prisoner or Prisoners after this Form, Min. Send us help from thy or other like: holy place;
DEARLY beloved, know this, Ans. For thine indignation lieth that Almighty God, whose liard upon us.
never-failing providence governMin. O Lord, hear our prayer; eth all things both in heaven and
Ans. And let the sighing of the earth, hath so wisely and merciPrisoners come before thee. fully ordered the course of this The Collect.
world, that his judgments are of. GRANT, we beseech thee, Al-ten sent as fatherly corrections to
mighty God, that we, who for us; and if, with due submission our evil deeds do worthily deserve and resignation to his holy will to be punished, by the comfort of we receive the same, they will thy grace may mercifully be re-work together for our good. lieved; through our Lord and It is your part and duty, thereSaviour Jesus Christ. Amen. fore, to humble yourself under O God, who sparest when we the mighty hand of God. to ac
deserre punishment, and in knowledge the righteousness of thy wrath rememberest mercy ; his judgments, and to endeavour, we humbly beseech thee, of thy that, by his grace, this present goodness to comfort and succour visitation may lead you to a sinall those who are under reproach cere and hearty repentance. and misery in the house of bond The way and means thereto is, age; correct them not in thine to examine your life and converanger, neither chasten them in sation by the rule of God's comhy sore displeasure. Give them mandments; and whereinsoever e right understanding of them- you shall perceive yourself to have selves, and of thy threats and pro-offended either by will, word, or mises ; that they may either cast deed, there to bewail your own sway their confidence in thee, nor sinfulness, and to confess yourself blace it any where but in thee. to Almighty God, with full purReliere the distressed, protect the pose of amendment of life. And
to administer it to him.
if you shall perceive your offences: you may claim the merits of to be such as are not only against Christ: but if you die in your sins, God, but also against your neigh- his sutferings will tend to your bours; then to reconcile yourself greater condemnation. O belor to them, being ready to make res- ed, consider, in this your day, how titation and satisfaction, accord- fearful a thing it will be to fall ing to the uttermost of your into the hands of the living God, power, for all injuries and wrongs when you can neither fly to his done by you to any other: and be- mercy to protect you, nor to the ing likewise ready to forgive others merits of Christ to cover you in who have offended you, as you that terrible day. would have forgiveness of your " Here the Minister shall examine kiba atfences at God's hand. And to concerning his Faith, and rehearse the this true repentance and change in God, 8c. And the Prisoner skall
Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe of mind you must add a lively and steadfast faith, and dependence All this I steadfastly believe. upon the merits of the death of Then shall the Minister examine whether Christ, with an entire resignation charity with all the world, and further
he repent him truly of his sins, and bein of yourself to the will of God. admonish him partiularly concerning Except you repent, and believe,
the crimes wherewith he is charged
and exhort, him if he have any scruples we can give you no hope of salva
that he would declart the same, and pro tion: But if you do sincerely re pare himself for the Holy Communion pent and believe, God hath declar against the time that it may be proper ed, though your sins be as red as / Then, all lenecling, the Minister skal scarlet, they shall be made white
say as follow's, from the 51st Psalm: as snow; though your wickednes. HAVE mercy upon me, O God
, ses have gone over your head, yet after thy great goodness; a&shall they not be your destruction.cording to the multitude of this We exhort you therefore in the mercies, do away mine offences
. name of God, and of his dear Son Wash me thoroughly from my Jesus Christ our Saviour, and as wickedness;
and cleanse me from you tender your own salvation, to my sin. take good heed of these things in For I acknowledge my faults
; time, while the day of salvation and my sin is ever before me. lasteth ; for the night cometh,
Against thee only have I sinned. when no man can work. While you and done this evil in thy sight; have the light, believe in the light, that thou mightest be justified and walk as children of the light, thy saying, and clear when thou that you be not cast into outer art judged. darkness; that you may not knock,
Behold, I was shapen in Wiekwhen the door shall be shut; and edness; and in sin hath my mocry for mercy, when it is the time ther conceived me. of justice. Now you are the object of God's mercy, if by repent- the inward parts ; and shalt make
But lo, thou requirest truth in ance and true faith you turn unto me to understand wisdom sehim: but if you neglect these cretly. things, you will be the object of his justice and vengeance: Nor.sop, and I shall be cleau ; tkon
Thou shalt purge me with hys
shalt wash me, and I shall be for trial of his patience, or punishiwhiter than snow.
ment of hisoffences, enable him by Thou shalt make me liear of thy grace cheerfully to submithinJoy and gladness; that the bones self to thy holy will and pleasure. which thou hast broken may re-Go not far from those, O Lord, hoice.
whom thou hast laid in a place of Turn thy face from my sins ; darkness, and in the deep; and and put out all my misdeeds. forasmuch as thou hast notcut him
Make me a clean heart, O God ; offsuddenly, but chastenest him as and renew a right spirit within me. a father; grant that he, duly con
Cast me not away from thy pre- sidering thy great mercies, may sence; and take not thy Holy Spi- be unfeignedly thankful, and turn rit from me.
unto thee with true repentance O give me the comfort of thy and sincerity of heart, through help again ; and stablish me with Jesus Christ our Lord. 'Amen. Ehy free Spirit.
1 Prayers for Persons under Sintcrce of Then shall I teach thy ways anto the wicked; and sinners shall T When a Criminal is under Sentence of be converted unto thee.
Death, the Minister shall proceed, im
mediutily after the Collect, o God, who Deliver me from blood-guilti- sparest, &c. to væroit him after this ness, O God, thou that art the form, or other like: God of my health ; and my tongue D EARLY beloved, it hath pleasshall sing of thy righteousness. ed Alinighty God, in his jus
Thou shalt open my lips, Ostice, to bring you under the senLord; and my mouth sliall show tence and condemnation of the by praise.
law : You are shortly to suffer For thou desirest no sacrifice, death in such a manner, that else would I give it thee; but thou others, warned by your example. lelightest not in burnt-offerings. may be the more afraid to offend;
The sacrifice of God is a trou- and we pray God, that you may led Spirit; a broken and con- make such use of your punishrito heart, O God, slialt thou not ments in this world, that your Iespise.
soul may be saved in the world Then the Minisłcr shall say,
to conne. Let us pray
Wherefore we come to you in Lord, we beseech thee, mer, the lowels of compassion; and,
cifully licar our prayers, and being desirous that you should pare all those who confess their avoid presumption on the one ins unto thee; that they, wliose hand, and despair on the other, onsciences by sin are accused, shall plainly lay before you the y thy merciful pardon may be wretchedness of yonr condition, bsolved, through Christ' our and declare how far you ought to Lord, Amen.
depend on the mercies of God, God, whose mercyiseverlast- and the merits of our Saviour.
ing, and power infinite; look Considerthen seriously with yourHown with pity and compassion self, in all appearance the time of upon the sufferings of this thy ser- your dissolution draweih near ; ant; and whether thou visitest your sins have laid (ast licld upora
you; you are soon to be removed, if with a perfect and true, healt. from anong men by a violent we return unto him, death; and you shall fade away Since therefore you are soonto suddenly like the grass, which in pass into an endless and unchange the morning is green and grow-able state, and your future baheth up, but in tlie evening is cot piness or misery depends upon down, dried up, and withered. The few moments wbich are left After you have thus finished the yon; I require you strictly to pre course of a sinful and iniserable amine yourself, and your estate life. you shall appear before the both towards God and towards Judge of all flesh; who, as he man; and let no worldly consipronounces blessings on the righ-deration hinder you from making teous, shall likewise say, with a la true and full confession of your terrible voice of inost just judg- sins, and giving all the satisfaction ment, to the wicked, Go, ye ac- rhich is in your power to every cursed, into the fire everlasting, one whom you have wronged or prepared for the devil and his injured ; that you may find mieur angels.
at your heavenly Father's hand, Your sins have brought you too far Christ's sake, and nut be, eh near this dreadful sentence: It is demued in the dreadful day, il therefore your part and duty, my judgment. brother, liumbly to confess and Lastly, beloved, submit your bewail your great and inanifold self with Christian resignation or offences, and to repent you truly the just judgment of God, whil of your sins, as you tender the your own crimes have brought eternal salvation of your soul. upon you, and be in charityirih
Be not deceived with a vain all men; being ready sincerely and presumptuous expectation of forgive áll such as have offende God's favour, norsay within your-ron not excepting those who are self, Peace, Peace, where there prosecuted you even unto del is no peace; for there is no peace. And, though this may seeme saith my God, to the wicked. baru saying, yet know assuredly, God is not mocked; he is of purer that without it your charity is not eyes than to behold iniquity; and yet periect. And fail not earnest without holiness no man shall see is to endeavour and pray for this the Lord. On the other land, de- blessed temper and composure of spair not of God's mercy, thougy mind. So may you cast yourself trouble is on every side; for God with an entire dependence wrote shutteth not up his mercies for the mercies of God. througl the ever in viispleasure: But if we merits of our Saviour and Reconfess our sins, he is faithful and deemer Jesus Christ.. just to forgive us our sins, and to here the Minister shall czamine cleanse us from all unrighteous conce;ning ris Faith, and cheaia ness. Do not either way abuse
Articles of the Creuil, Dost thou beliere the goodness of God, who calleth
in liod, c. And the Criminal shall us mercifully to amendment, and of his endless pily promiseth us a Then siall the Minister examine mike
All this I steadfastly believe. forgiveness of that which is pasi.!" lher he repeat hino truly of his single
- horking him to u particular Confession his time of adversity, and support of the sin for which he is condemned; under the terrors whicli encom. him what satisfaction ought to be made pass him; set before his eyes the to those whom he has offended thereby; ihings he hath done in the body, und if he knoweth any combinutions in which have justly provoked thee ed ugainst others, let him be admonished to anger; and forasmuch as his to the utmost of his power to discover continuance appeareth to be short and prevent then.
amongst us, quicken bim so mucha - After his Confession, the Minister shall the more by thy grace and holy dellare to lim ihe pardoning mercy Spirit ; that he, being converted God, in the Form which is used in the Coninunion Service.
and reconciled unto thee, before After which shall be said the Collect thy judgments have cut him off following:
from the earth, may at the hour Holy Jesus, who of thine in- of his death depart in peace, and
finite goodness, didst accept be received into thine everlastlhe conyersion of a sinner on the ing kingdom, through Jesus Christ cross, open thine eye of mercy our Lord. Amen. upon this thy servant, who de
1 Adding this: Siretki, pardon and forgiveness
, O Saviour of the world, who by though in his latest hour he turn tly cross and precious blood eth unto thee. Renew in him hast redeemed 16, save us and help whatsoever hath been decayed by us, we hümbly beseech thee, o The fraud and malice of the devil, Lord
.. or byliis own carnal will and frail- T Then the Minister, standing, shall say, ness. Consider bis contrition; ac In the midst of life wa are in Lept his repentance, and foras death : Of whom may we seek much as he putteth his full trust for succour, but of thee, O Lord, only in thy mercy, impute not who for our sins art justly disinto him his former sins, but pleased? trengthen him with thy blessed Yet, O Lord God most boly, 0 Spirit; and when thou art pleused Lord most mighty, O holy and take him hence, take him unto most mercifol Saviour, deliver us hy,fayour: This we beg through not into the bitter pains of eterJiy merits, O Lord, our Saviournal death. End our Redeemer. Annen. Thon knowest, Lou, the se!. Then the Minister shall say,
crets of our hearts : Shut not thy Father of mercies and God of merciful ears to our prayers; but all comfort; we fly unto thee spare ns, Lord, most holy, o God or:succour in behalf of this thy most mighty, O holy and mercieryant, who is now under the ful Saviour, thou most worthy entence of condemnation. The Judge eternal, suffer us not, at lay of his calamity is at hand, and our last hour, for any pains of e is accounted as one of those death to fall from thee. Tho go down into the pit. Blessed 1 Then the Minister shall say, cord, reinember thy mercies ; THE Almighty God, who is a pök upon his infirmities; hearthe nice of his complaint; give him, who put their trust in him; to e beseech thee, patience in ihis whom all things in heaven, in