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I Let us pray:
We beseech thee to hear us, daily bread; And forgive us our good LORD.
trespasses, as we forgive those That it may please thee to who trespass against us ; And give and preserve to our use lead us not into temptation ; the kindly fruits of the earth, But deliver us from evil. Amen. so that in due time we may Min. O LORD, deal not with enjoy them;
us according to our sins. We beseech thee to hear us, Ans. Neither reward us acgood Lord.
cording to our iniquities. That it may please thee to give us true repentance, to forgive us all our sins, negli- who despisest not the sighing
O GOD, merciful Father, gences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of desire of such as are sorrowful;
of a contrite heart, nor the thy holy Spirit, to amend our mercifully assist our prayers lives according to thy holy which we make before thee in Word ; We beseech thee to hear us, whensoever they oppress us ;
all our troubles and adversities, good LORD. Son of God, we beseech thee those evils which the craft and
and graciously hear us, that to hear us. Son of God, we beseech thee subtilty of the devil or man
worketh against us, may, by to hear us. O Lamb of God, who takest thy good providence, be brought
to naught; that we, thy servants, away the sins of the world ;
being hurt by no persecutions, Grant us thy peace.
may O Lamb of God, who takest
evermore give thanks
unto thee in thy holy Church, away the sins of the world;
CHRIST our Have mercy upon us.
Lord. | The Minister may, at his discretion, omit O LORD, arise, help us, and all that follows, to the Prayer, “We humbly deliver us, for thy name's sake. beseech thee, O Father," &c. [O Christ, hear us.
O GOD, we have heard with O Christ, hear us.
our ears, and our fathers have LORD, have mercy upon us.
declared unto us, the noble
works that thou didst in their LORD, have mercy upon us. CHRIST, have mercy upon us.
days, and in the old time before
them. Christ, have mercy upon us. LORD, have mercy upon us.
O'LORD, arise, help us, and LORD, have mercy upon us.
deliver us, for thine honour.
Glory be to the FATHER, and Then shall the Minister, and the People to the Son, and to the Holy with him, say the Lord's Prayer.
Ghost; OUR Father, who art in hea- Ans. As it was in the beginven, Hallowed be thy name; ning, is now, and ever shall be, Thy Kingdom come ; Thy Will world without end. Amen. be done on earth, as it is in From our enemies defend us, heaven; Give us this day our O Christ.
Graciously look upon our sings of this life; but, above all, afflictions.
for thine inestimable love in With pity behold the sor- the redemption of the world by rows of our hearts,
our Lord JESUS CHRIST; for Mercifully forgive the sins the means of grace, and for the of thy people.
hope of glory. And, we beFavourably with mercy hear seech thee, give us that due our prayers.
sense of all thy mercies, that O Son of David, have mercy our hearts may be unfeignedly
thankful, and that we may show Both now and ever, vouch- forth thy praise, not only with safe to hear us, o CHRIST. our lips, but in our lives; by
Graciously hear us, O Christ; giving up ourselves to thy ser, graciously hear us, O Lord vice, and by walking before CHRIST.
thee in holiness and righteous, Min. O LORD, let thy mer- ness all our days, through Jesus be showed upon us ;
CHRisT our Lord ; to whom, Ans. As we do put our trust with thee and the HoĻy Ghost, in thee.]
be all honour and glory, world Let us pray.
without end. Amen. WE humbly beseech thee, O
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and, for the
ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast glory of thy name, turn from given us grace at this time, us all those evils that we most with one accord to make our justly have deserved; and grant
supplications unto that, in all our troubles, we
thee'; and dost promise that may put our whole trust and when two or three are gathered confidence in thy mercy; and together in thy name, thou wilt evermore serve thee in holiness grant their requests ; fulfil now, and pureness of living, to thy O Lord, the desires and petihonour and glory, through our
tions of thy servants, as may only Mediator and Advocate, be most expedient for them; Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. granting us in this world know
ledge of thy truth, and in the TA General Thanksgiving,
world to come life everlasting. ALMIGHTY God, Father of Amen. all mercies, we, thine unworthy
2 Cor. xiii. 14. servants, do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for THE
of our Lor all thy goodness and loving Jesus Christ, and the love of kindness to us, and to all men. God, and the fellowship of the We bless thee for our creation, Holy Ghost, be with us all preservation, and all the bless-evermore. Amenn
Here endeth the Litany,
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, TO BE USED BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF MORNING AND EVENING SERVICE,
PRAYERS A Prayer for Congress, ta be used during their hast afflicted us : And we pray MOST gracious God, we
thee to send us such seasonable humbly beseech thee, as for the weather, that the earth may, in People of these United States in due time, yield her increase, for general, so especially for their our use and benefit; and give Senate and Representatives in us grace, that we may learn, by Congress assembled; that thou thy punishments, to amend our wouldest be pleased to direct and lives, and for thy clemency to prosper all their consultations, give thee thanks and praise, to the advancement of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of
! In Time of Dearth and Famine. thy people ; that all things may whose gift it is that the rain
O GOD, heavenly Father, be so ordered and settled by doth fall, and the earth bring their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that beseech thee, the afflictions of
forth her increase ; behold, we peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may of the earth by thy heavenly
thy people; increase the fruits be established among us for all benediction ; and grant that the generations These, and all other necessaries for them, for us, and scarcity and dearth, which we thy whole Church, we humbly sins, may, through thy good
now most justly suffer for our beg in the name and mediation of Jesus Christ, our most bless-ness, be mercifully turned into ed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
plenty, for the love of JESUS Christ our Lord; to whom,
with thee and the Holy Ghost, OGOD, heavenly Father, who be all honour and glory, now by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast and for ever. Amen. promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and the righteous- O ALMIGHTY God, the suness thereof, all things necessary preme Governor of all things, to their bodily sustenance; send whose power no creature is able us, we beseech thee, in this our to resist, to whom it belongeth necessity, such moderate rain justly to punish sinners, and to and showers, that we may receive be merciful to those who truly the fruits of the earth to our com- repent; save and deliver us, we fort, and to thy honour, through humbly beseech thee, from the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. hands of our enemies; that we, | For Fair Weather.
being armed with thy defence, ALMIGHTY and most mer- may be preserved evermore from ciful Father, we humbly beseech all perils, to glorify thee, who thee, of thy- great goodness, to art the only giver of all victory, restrain those immoderate rains, through the merits of thy Son, wherewith, for our sins, thou Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
| For Rain.
|| In Tiine of War and Tumults.
Times of Ordination.
1 For those who are to be admitted into Holy Oca great sickness and mortality, in , stated
the midst of thy judgment, O ALMIGHTY GOD, our hea- LORD, remember mercy. Have venly Father, who hast pur- pity upon us miserable sinners, chased to thyself an universal and withdraw from us the grieve Church, by the precious blood ous sickness with which we are of thy dear Son; mercifully look afflicted. May this thy fatherly upon the same, and at this time correction have its due influence so guide and govern the minds upon us, by leading us to cone of thy servants, the Bishops and sider how frail and uncertain Pastors of thy flock, that they our life is ; that we may apply may lay hands suddenly on no our hearts unto that heavenly man, but faithfully and wisely wisdom, which in the end will make choice of fit persons, to bring us to everlasting life, serve in the sacred ministry of through Jesus CHRIST thy Church. And, to those who Lord. Amen. shall be ordained to any holy
| For a Sick Person. function, give thy grace and O FATHER of mercies, and heavenly benediction; that both God of all comfort, our only by their life and doctrine they help in time of need; look down may show forth thy glory, and from heaven, we humbly beseech set forward the salvation of all thee, behold, visit, and relieve men, through Jesus Christ our thy sick servant, for whom our Lord. Amen,
prayers are desired. Look upon Or this.
him with the eyes of thy mercy; ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver comfort him with a sense of thy of all good gifts, who of thy di- goodness; preserve him from vine providence hast appointed the temptations of the enemy; divers orders in thy Church; give him patience under his give thy grace, we humbly be- affliction; and, in thy good time, seech thee, to all those who are restore him to health, and enable to be called to any office and him to lead the residue of his life administration in the same; and in thy fear, and to thy glory: Or so replenish them with the truth else give him grace so to take thy of thy doctrine, and endue them visitation, that, after this painwith innocency of life, that ful life ended, he may dwell with they may faithfully serve before thee in life everlasting, through thee, to the glory of thy great Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen. name, and the benefit of thy
| For a Sick Child. holy Church, through Jesus ALMIGHTY God, and mer. Christ our Lord. Amen. ciful Father, to whom alone be
| In Time of great Sickness and Mortality, long the issues of life and death;
O ALMIGHTY GOD, the look down from heaven, we Lord of life and death, of sick- humbly beseech thee, with the ness and health; regard our sup- eyes of mercy, upon the sick plications, we humbly beseech child for whom our prayers are thee; and, as thou hast thought desired. Deliver him, O Lord, fit to visit us for our sins with in thy good appointed time,
from his bodily pain, and visit due his soul with patience under him with thy salvation; that if it his affliction, and with resignashould be thy good pleasure to tion to thy blessed will; comfort prolong his days here on earth, him with a sense of thy goodness; he may live to thee, and be an lift up thy countenance upon instrument of thy glory, by him, and give him peace, through serving thee faithfully, and doing Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. good in his generation : Or else 1 For Malefactors, after Condemnation. Or else the receive him into those heavenly
Prayer in the Visitation of Prisoners, beginning,
“ Ó Father of Mercies," &c., may be used. habitations, where the souls of
O MOST gracious and merthose who sleep in the Lord ciful God, we earnestly beseech Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and thee to have pity and compassion felicity. Grant this, O LORD, for
upon those persons recommendthe love of thy Son, our Saviour, ed to our prayers, who now lie Jesus Christ. Amen.
under the sentence of the law, || For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea. and are appointed to die. Visit O ETERNAL God, who them, O LORD, with thy mercy alone spreadest out the heavens, and salvation; convince them and rulest the raging of the sea; of the miserable condition they we commend to thy Almighty are in, by their sins and wickedprotection, thy servant, for ness; and let thy powerful grace whose preservation on the great produce in them such a godly deep our prayers are desired. sorrow, and sincere repentance, Guard him, we beseech thee, as thou wilt be pleased to accept. from the dangers of the sea, Give them a strong and lively from sickness, from the violence faith in thy Son, our blessed of enemies, and from every evil Saviour, and make it effectual to to which he may be exposed. the salvation of their souls. O Conduct him in safety to the LORD, in judgment remember haven where he would be, with mercy; and whatever sufferings a grateful sense of thy mercies, they are to endure in this world, through Jesus Christ our yet deliver them, O God, from Lord. Amen.
the bitter pains of eternal death. | For a Person under Affliction. Pardon their sins, and save their O MERCIFUL God, and souls, for the sake and merits Heavenly Father, who hast of thy dear Son, our blessed taught us, in thy holy Word, Saviour and Redeemer. Amen. that thou dost not willingly 1 A Prayer to be used at the Meetings of Convention. afflict or grieve the children of ALMIGHTY and everlasting men; look with pity, we beseech God, who, by thy HOLY SPIRIT thee, upon the sorrows of thy didst preside in the councils of servant, for whom our prayers the blessed Apostles, and hast are desired. In thy wisdom thou promised, through thy Son JEbast seen fit to visit him with sus Christ, to be with thy trouble, and to bring distress Church to the end of the world; upon him. Remember him, 0 we beseech thee to be present LORD, in mercy; sanctify thy with the council of thy Church fatherly correction to him; en-There assembled in thy name and