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earth, and under the carth, do The Epistle. Heb. xii. 11. bow and obey; be now and ever-NO chastening for the present more thy defence; and make seemeth to be joyous, but feel that there is grievous; nevertheless, afterwards thee know and fruit given to man, in whom and righteousness, unto them which through whom thou mayest re-are exercised thereby. ceive salvation, but only the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. of our forte

A Prayer for imprisoned Debtors.

MOST gracious God, look down

in pity and compassion upon these thine afflicted servants, who are fallen under the misery of a close restraint. Give them al

At the time of Execution, besides all, or ways a deep sense of their sins, such parts of the foregoing office as the and of thy fatherly love and cor Minister shall judge proper, shall be rection; and the more their consaid the Commendatory Prayer for a

person at the point of Departure, as it finement presseth hard upon is in the Visitation of the Sick. them, the more let the comforts, The Collect for the Communion Service. of thy grace and mercy abound God, who declarest thy Al- towards them. Give to their credimighty power chiefly in show-tors tenderness and compassion, ing mercy and pity; we beseech and to them a meek and forgiv thee to have mercy upon this ing spirit towards all those who thy servant, who for his trans- have confined them, and a full gressions is appointed to die. purpose to repair all the injuries Grant that he may take thy judg-and losses which others have susments patiently, and repent him tained by them. Raise them up truly of his sins; that he reco-friends to pity and relieve themvering thy favour, the fearful re-give them the continued comfort ward of his actions may end with of thy countenance here; and so this life; and whensoever his sanctify their afflictions, that they soul shall depart from the body, may work for them an eternal it may be without spot present-weight of glory, through the meed unto thee, through Jesus rits and mediation of Jesus Christ Christ our Lord. Amen. thy Son our Lord. Amen.

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ess, unto To Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all the other Blessings of his sed thereby merciful Providence; to be used yearly on the first Thursday in November, or on such other Day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority. ospel. St. Jos Y, verily,

The Service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed.

that heareth Among the Sentences at the beginning ken in heart, and bindeth ieveth on him of Morning Prayer shall be the follow-wounds. everlastingng:

up their He covereth the heaven with

ed from death

grow upon the mountains.

ne into condeONOUR the Lord with thy substance, and with the first clouds, and prepareth rain for the Prayer for impriruits of all thine increase: So earth; he maketh the grass to ST gracious God all thy barns be filled with plen- He giveth to the beast his food; n pity and compay, and thy presses shall burst out thine afflicted with new wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10, and to the young ravens which allen under the The Lord by wisdom hath found-Cry -restraint. Give the earth; by understanding Praise thy God, O Sion. Sa deep sense diath he established the heavens :|

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem:

For he hath

strengthened the

ion; and the monToken up, and the clouds drop thy children within thee. of thy fatherly ly his knowledge the depths are bars of thy gates; he hath blessed ment presseth own the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20.

He maketh peace in thy bor

-m, the niore let th The eternal God is thy refuge, ders, and filleth thee with the thy grace and cd underneath are the everlast finest of the wheat. wards them. Give to arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27.

Israel then shall dwell in safety lone; the fountain of Jacob shall

rs tenderness and d to them a meek

lections, or some other portion of the Then shall be said or sung one of the SePsalms, at the discretion of the Minister.


spirit towards al upon the land of corn and of The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii. ave confined them ne, also his heaven shall drop and the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess. urpose to repair allwn dew. Deut. xxxiii. 28.12 to 24.


be said this which followeth:

nd losses which other Happy art thou, O Israel; who After the general Thanksgiving, shall riends to pity and the Lord, the shield of thy OST gracious God, by whose ained by them. Ra like unto thee, O people saved. give them the continep, and who is the sword of thy of thy countenance cellency! Deut. xxxiii. 29.

knowledge the depths are broken up and the clouds drop down the dew; we yield thee un

sanctify their afflictis Instead of, O come let us sing, &c. the feigned thanks and praise, as for all

following shall be said or sung:

thy mercies, so especially for the

may work for then


weight of glory, thrDRAISE ye the Lord; for it is returns of Seed-time and Harvest, thy Son our Lord. od; for it is pleasant, and praise goodness, in the increase of the

good to sing praises unto our and for crowning the year with thy

rits and mediation

ground and the gathering in of the
The Lord doth build up Jeru- fruits thereof. And we beseech
he gathereth together the thee, give us a just sense of this
ut-casts of Israel.
great mercy; such as may appear
He healeth those that are bro-in our lives, by an humble, holy,



Lord. Amen.

and obedient walking before thee if any he a hearer of the word and all our days, through Jesus Christ not a doer, he is like unto a man our Lord; to whom, with thee and beholding his natural face in a the Holy Ghost, be all glory and glass: for he beholdeth himself honour, world without end. and goeth his way, and straight way forgetteth what manner of The Collect to be used instead of that man he was. But whoso looketh for the day. into the perfect law of liberty, and Most merciful Father, who continueth therein, he being not a hast blessed the labours of the forgetful hearer, but a doer of the husbandman in the returns of the work, this man shall be blessed in fruits of the earth; we give thee his deed. If any man among you humble and hearty thanks for this seem to be religious, and bridleth thy bounty; beseeching thee to not his tongue, but deceiveth his continue thy loving-kindness to own heart, this man's religion is us; that our land may still yield vain. Pure religion and undefiled her increase, to thy glory and our before God and the Father is this: comfort, through Jesus Christ our to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. The Epistle. St. James, i. 16. The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 48. Do not err, my beloved breth-YE have heard that it hath been ren: every good gift and eve- said, Thou shalt love thy ry perfect gift is from above; and neighbour and hate thine enemy. cometh down from the Father But I say unto you, love your of Lights, with whom is no vari- enemies, bless them that curse ableness, neither shadow of turn-you, do good to them that hate ing. Of his own will begat he us you, and pray for them which de of the word of truth, that we spitefully use you and persecute should be a kind of first fruits of you; that ye may be the children his creatures. Wherefore, my be- of your Father which is in heaven: loved brethren, let every man be for he maketh his sun to rise on swift to hear, slow to speak, slow the evil and on the good, and sendto wrath for the wrath of man eth rain on the just and on the unworketh not the righteousness of just. For if ye love them which God. Wherefore lay apart all love you, what reward have ye? do filthiness and superfluity of naugh- not even the Publicans the same? tiness, and receive with meekness Or if ye salute your brethren only. the ingrafted word, which is able what do ye more than others? do to save your souls. Be ye doers not even the Publicans so? Be ye of the word; and not hearers only, therefore perfect,even as your Fa deceiving your own selves. For ther which is in heaven is perfect.



The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling:

ment of
mercy and

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us: And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen, AcknowledgALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we God's live and move and have our being; we, thy needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for vation, especially thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives through the night to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it, (that no disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are ances of any kind befall a Family, brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For instead of this, say, these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious that notwithstandName; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our ing our dangers, morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his we are brought in safety to the begin sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for ning of this day. us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


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AND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Father, Dedication of soul that another day is added to our lives; we here and body to God's dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and service, with a rethy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: In growing daily in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm goodness. and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayer for grace to enable us to per

form that resoly

BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptaions which we daily meet with; we humbly beseech tion. hee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed co offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively rememorance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done


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in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and keep us the follow

to guide ing day, and for God's blessing on the business

of the same.

instead of this, say,

IN particular, we implore thy grace and protection for the ensuing day. Keep us tem perate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condi tion. Give us grace to be just and upright in all *On Sunday Morning our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of comand let thy Holy Spirit passion; and ready to do good to all men, ac accompany us to the cording to our abilities and opportunities. Diplace of thy public rect us in all our ways *(and prosper the works worship, making us se- of our hands in the business of our several sta rious and attentive, and raising our minds tions.) Defend us from all dangers and adversifrom the thoughts of ties; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all this world to the con- things belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care sideration of the next, and protection. These things, and whatever join in the prayers and else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to praises of thy Church, us, we humbly beg, through the merits and and listen to our duty with honest hearts, in mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and order to practise it. Saviour. Amen..

that we may fervently

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


The Family being together, a little before Bed Time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling:

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


Confession of MOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes than sins, with a prayer for contrition and to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgivepardon. ness to all those who confess and forsake their sins;

we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transHere, let him gressions of thy righteous laws. But, O gracious who reads make a Father, who desirest not the death of a sinner, look short pause, that every one may se- upon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and forgive us cretly confess the all our transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of sus and failings the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty conof that day. trition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands,

who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent

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