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wouldest be pleased to direct and In Time of Dearth and Famine. prosper all their consultations, to God, heavenly Father, whose the advancement of thy Glory, gift it is that the rain doth the good of thy Church, the safe-fall, and the earth bring forth her ty, honour, and welfare of thy increase; behold, we beseech thee, people; that all things may be so the afflictions of thy people; inordered and settled by their en-crease the fruits of the earth by deavours, upon the best and sur-thy heavenly benediction; and est foundations, that peace and grant that the scarcity and dearth happiness, truth and justice, re-which we now most justly suffer ligion and piety, may be establish- for our sins, may, through thy ed among us for all generations. goodness, be mercifully turned These, and all other necessaries into plenty, for the love of Jesus for them, for us, and thy whole Christ our Lord; to whom, with Church, we humbly beg in the thee and the Holy Ghost, be all name and mediation of Jesus honour and glory, now and for Christ, our most blessed Lord ever. Amen. and Saviour. Amen.

T For Rain.

In Time of War and Tumults. Almighty God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose

O God, Heavenly Father, who, power no creature is able to reby thy Son Jesus Christ, hast sist, to whom it belongeth justly promised to all those who seek to punish sinners, and to be merthy kingdom and the righteous-ciful to those who truly repent; ness thereof, all things necessary save and deliver us, we humbly to their bodily sustenance; send beseech thee, from the hands of us, we beseech thee, in this our our enemies; that we, being armnecessity, such moderate rained with thy defence, may be preand showers, that we may receive served evermore from all perils, the fruits of the earth to our com-to glorify thee, who art the only fort, and to thy honour, through giver of all victory, through the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

T For Fair Weather.

For those who are to be admitted into

Holy Orders, to be used in the Weeks preceding the stated Times of Ordina tion.

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenwherewith, for our sins, thou ly Father, who hast purchashast afflicted us: And we prayed to thyself an universal Church, thee to send us such seasonable by the precious blood of thy dear weather, that the earth may, in Son; mercifully look upon the due time, yield her increase, for same, and at this time so guide our use and benefit; and give us and govern the minds of thy sergrace, that we may learn, by thy vants, the Bishops and Pastors of punishments, to amend our lives, thy flock, that they may lay and for thy clemency to give hands suddenly on no man, but thee thanks and praise, through faithfully and wisely make choice Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of fit persons, to serve in the sa

For a Sick Person.

Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help

cred ministry of thy Church. And, to those who shall be ordained to any holy function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction; that in time of need; look down from by both their life and doctrine heaven, we humbly beseech thee, they may show forth thy glory, behold, visit, and relieve thy sick and set forward the salvation of servant, for whom our prayers are all men, through Jesus Christ our desired. Look upon him with the



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eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience under his affliction; and, in thy good enable him to lead the residue of time, restore him to health, and



ALMIGHTY God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed divers orders in thy Church; give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be his life in thy fear, and to thy called to any office and adminis-glory: Or else give him grace so tration in the same; and so re-this painful life ended, he may to take thy visitation, that, after plenish them with the truth of thy dwell with thee in life everlastdoctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may Lord. ing, through Jesus Christ our faithfully serve before thee, to the T For a Sick Child. glory of thy great name and the benefit of thy holy Church, through LMIGHTY God, and merciful Father, to whom alone Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. belong the issues of life and death; In Time of great Sickness and Morta-look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes Almighty God, the Lord of of mercy, upon the sick child for life and death, of sickness whom our prayers are desired. and health; regard our supplica- Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good tions, we humbly beseech thee; appointed time, from his bodily and, as thou hast thought fit to pain, and visit him with thy salvisit us for our sins with great vation; that if it should be thy sickness and mortality, in the good pleasure to prolong his days midst of thy judgment, O Lord, here on earth, he may live to remember mercy. Have pity thee, and be an instrument of upon us miserable sinners, and thy glory, by serving thee faithwithdraw from us the grievous fully, and doing good in his gesickness with which we are af-neration: Or else receive him flicted. May this thy fatherly into those heavenly habitations, correction have its due influence where the souls of those who upon us, by leading us to consider sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perhow frail and uncertain our life petual rest and felicity. Grant this, is; that we may apply our hearts O Lord, for the love of thy Son, unto that heavenly wisdom,which our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. in the end will bring us to ever-T For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea. lasting life, through Jesus Christ Eternal God, who alone our Lord. Amen. spreadeth out the heavens,

and rulest the raging of the sea;[rable condition they are in, by we commend to thy Almighty their sins and wickedness; and let protection, thy servant, for whose thy powerful grace produce in preservation on the great deep them such a godly sorrow, and our prayers are desired. Guard sincere repentance, as thou wilt him, we beseech thee, from the be pleased to accept. Give them dangers of the sea, from sickness, a strong and lively faith in thy from the violence of enemies, Son our blessed Saviour, and and from every evil to which he make it effectual to the salvation may be exposed. Conduct him of their souls. O Lord, in judgin safety to the haven where he ment remember mercy; and would be, with a grateful sense whatever sufferings they are to of thy mercies, through Jesus endure in this world, yet deliver Christ our Lord. Amen. them, O God, from the bitter pains


T For a Person under Affliction. of eternal death. Pardon their Merciful God, and heavenly sins, and save their souls, for the Father, who hast taught us, sake and merits of thy dear Son, in thy holy Word, that thou dost our blessed Saviour and Redeemnot willingly afflict or grieve the er. Amen. children of men; look with pity, A Prayer to be used at the Meetings of we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servant, for whom ALMIGHTY and everlasting our prayers are desired. In thy rit, didst preside in the councils God, who, by thy Holy Spiwisdom thou hast seen fit to visit of the blessed Apostles, and hast him with trouble, and to bring promised, through thy Son Jesus distress upon him. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy; sanctify the end of the world; we beseech Christ, to be with thy Church to thy fatherly correction to him; thee to be present with the coun endue his soul with patience un-cil of thy Church here assembled der his affliction, and with resig-in thy name and presence. Save nation to thy blessed will; com-them from all error, ignorance, fort him with a sense of thy good-pride, and prejudice; and of thy ness; lift up thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, seech thee, so to direct, sanctify, great mercy vouchsafe, we bethrough Jesus Christ our Lord. and govern us in our present work, by the mighty power of the For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Prisoners, beginning "OFather of mer-gospel of Christ may be truly cies," &c. may be used. preached, truly received, and Most gracious and merciful truly followed, in all places, to God, we earnestly beseech the breaking down the kingdom thee to have pity and compassion of sin, satan, and death; till at upon those persons recommended length the whole of thy dispersed to our prayers, who now lie un-sheep, being gathered into one der the sentence of the law, and fold, shall become partakers of are appointed to die. Visit them, everlasting life, through the meO Lord,with thy mercy and salva-rits and death of Jesus Christ our tion; convince them of the mise-Saviour. Amen.


The Thanksgiving of Women after this thy mercy, and will always Child-Birth; to be said when any Wo declare thy loving kindness from man, being present in Church, shall

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have desired to return Thanks to Al-generation to generation, through mighty God for her safe Deliverance. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Almighty God, we give thee For Plenty. humble thanks, for that thou Most merciful Father, who hast been graciously pleased to of thy gracious goodness hast preserve, through the great pain heard the devout prayers of thy and peril of Child-birth, this wo- Church, and turned our dearth man, thy servant, who desires now and scarcity into plenty; we give to offer her praises and thanks-thee humble thanks for this thy givings unto thee. Grant, we special bounty; beseeching thee beseech thee, most merciful Fa-to continue thy loving kindness ther, that she, through thy help, unto us, that our land may yield may both faithfully live and walk us her fruits of increase, to thy according to thy will in this life glory and our comfort, through present, and also may be partaker Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of everlasting glory in the life to For Peace, and Deliverance from our come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

T For Rain.


O Almighty God, who art a

strong tower of defence unto God, our heavenly Father, thy servants against the face of who by thy gracious provi- their enemies; we yield thee dence dost cause the former and praise and thanksgiving, for our the latter rain to descend upon deliverance from those great and the earth. that it may bring forth apparent dangers wherewith we fruit for the use of man; we give were compassed; we acknowthee humble thanks that it hath ledge it thy goodness that we pleased thee, in our great neces-were not delivered over as a prey sity, to send us at the last, a joy- unto them; beseeching thee still ful rain upon thine inheritance, to continue such thy mercies toand to refresh it when it was dry, wards us, that all the world may to the great comfort of us thy un- know that thou art our Saviour worthy servants, and to the glo- and mighty Deliverer, through ry of thy holy name, through thy Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. T For restoring Public Peace at Home. Amen. Eternal God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest

For Fair Weather.

Lord God, who hast justly men to be of one mind in a house, humbled us by thy late visita-and stillest the outrage of a viotion of us with immoderate rain lent and unruly people; we bless and waters, and in thy mercy thy holy name, that it hath pleashast relieved and comforted our ed thee to appease the seditious souls by this seasonable and bles- tumults which have been lately sed change of weather; we praise raised up amongst us; most humand glorify thy holy name, for bly beseeching thee to grant to

all of us grace, that we may been pleased to deliver from his henceforth obediently walk in thy bodily sickness this thy servant, holy commandments; and, lead-who now desireth to return thanks ing a quiet and peaceable life in all unto thee, in the presence of all godliness and honesty, may con- thy people. Gracious art thou, tinually offer unto thee our sacri- O Lord, and full of compassion fice of praise and thanksgiving to the children of men. May his for these thy mercies towards us, heart be duly impressed with a through Jesus Christ our Lord. sense of thy merciful goodness, Amen. and may he devote the residue of

For Deliverance from great Sickness his days to an humble, holy, and and Mortality. obedient walking before thee, Lord God, who hast wounded as for our sins, and consumed through Jesus Christ our Lord. us for our transgressions, by thy


late heavy and dreadful visita- For a safe Return from Sea. tion; and now, in the midst of MOST gracious Lord, whose judgment remembering mercy, mercy is over all thy works; hast redeemed our souls from the we praise thy holy name, that jaws of death; we offer unto thy thou hast been pleased to conduct fatherly goodness ourselves, our in safety, through the perils of souls and bodies, which thou hast the great deep, this thy servant, delivered, to be a living sacrifice who now desireth to return his unto thee; always praising and thanks unto thee, in thy holy magnifying thy mercies in the Church: May he be duly sensimidst of thy Church, through ble of thy merciful providence to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. wards him, and ever express his For a Recovery from Sickness. thankfulness by a holy trust in God, who art the giver of life, thee, and obedience to thy laws, of health, and of safety; we through Jesus Christ our Lord. bless thy name, that thou hast Amen.



To be used throughout the Year.

The first Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall ALMIGHTY God, give us grace come again in his glorious Mathat we may cast away the jesty to judge both the quick and works of darkness, and put upon dead, we may rise to the life imus the armour of light, now in mortal, through him who livethr the time of this mortal life, in and reigneth with thee and the which thy Son Jesus Christ came Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

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