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Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. name, make his praise to be glorious. TBOU, O Lord, who stillest the Say unto God, O how wonderful art

1 raging of the sea, hear, hear us. thou in thy works; through the great. and save us. that we perish not

ness of thy power shall thine enemies be O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy found liars unto thee disciples ready to perish in a storm; For all the world shall worship thee hear us, and save us, we beseech thee. smg of thee, and praise thy name Lord, have mercy upon us.

O come hither, and behold the works of Christ, have mercy upon us.

God; how wonderfui he is in his doings Lord, have mercy upon us.

towards the children of men! O Lord, hear us

He ruleth with his power for ever his O Christ, hear us.

eyes behold the people; and such as will God the Father, God the Son, God the not believe, shall not be able to exalt Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, save them selves. us now and evermore. Amen.

O praise our God, ye people ; and make NUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. the voice of his praise to be heard :

lowed be thy Name : Thy Kingdom 1 Who holdeth our soul in life ; and sufcome, Thy Will be done on Earth, as it fereth not our feet to slip. is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily for thou, O God, hast proved us ; thou bread : And forgive us our trespasses, as also hast tried us, like as silver is tried. we forgive those who trespass against us; Thou broughtest us into the snare ; and And lead us not into temptation : But laidest trouble upon our loins. deliver us from evil Amen

I will go into thine house with burnt. TH'hen there shall be imminent danger, offerings; and will pay thee my vows

as many as can be spared from neces which I promised with my lips, and
sary service in the ship shall be called spake with my mouth, when I was in
together, and make an humhle Confes trouble
sion of their sins to God: in which ene. (come hither, and hearken, all ye that
ry one ought seriously to reflect upon fear God; and I will tell you what he
those particular sins, of tohich his con- bath done for my soul
science shall accuse him: saying as I called unto him with my mouth; and
followeth:

I gave him praises with my tongue.
The Confession

If I incline unto wickedness with mino ALMIGHTY God, Father of our heart, the Lord will not hear me.

Lord Jesus Christ. Maker of all Bat God hath heard me ; and considerthings, Judge of all men ; we acknow. ed the voice of my prayer ledge and bewail our manifold sins and Praised be God, who hath not cast out wickedness, which we from time to time my prayer, nor turned his mercy from Inost grievously have committed, by me. thought, word, and deed, against thy Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, Divine Majesty, provoking most justly and to the Holy Ghost; thy wrath and indignation against us. As it was in the beginning. is now, and We do earnestly repent, and are heartily

ever shall be, world without end Amer. sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us;

Psalm 107 Confitemini Domino. the burden of them is intolerable. Have THAT mer would praise the Lord mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, for his guulness; and declare the most merciful Father For thy Son our wonders that he doelh for the children of Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all men that is past; and grant, that we may ever That they would offer unto him the hereafter serve and please thee in new sacrifice of thanksgivingand tell out ness of lite, to the honour and glory of bis works with gladness! thy name, through Jesus Christ our They that go down to the sea in ships : Lord. Amen

and occupy their business in great wa. I Then shall the Minister, if there be any ters; in the ship, sity,

These men see the works of the Lord, A LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa. and his wonders in the deep 11 ther, who, of his great mercy, hath For at his word. the stormy wind ari. promised forgiveness of sins to all those seth ; which lifteth up the waves thereof. who with heart repentance and true They are carried up to the heaven, anel faith turn unto him; have mercy upon down again to the deep, their soul melt. you; pardon and deliver you from all eth away because of the trouble your sins; confirm and strengthen you "They reel to and fro, and stagger like a in all goodness, and bring you to ever drunken man ; and are at their wit's end. lasting life, through Jesus Christ our So when they cry unto the Lord in their Lord. Amen.

trouble, he delivereth them out of their T Thanksgiving after a Storm. distress Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.

For be maketh the storm to cease, so BE joyful in God, all ye lands; that the waves thereof are still, sing praises unto the honour of his | Then are they glad, because they are at

Test; and so he bringeth them unto the praised : Let the redeemed of the Lord naven where they would be.

say so, whom he hath delivered from the O that nen would therefore praise the merciless rage of the sea. Lord for his goodness; and declare the The Lord is gracious, and full of comwonders that he doeth for the childreu passion; slow to anger, and of great of men !

mercy. That they would exalt him also in the He hath not dealt with us according to congregation of the people, and praise our sins ; neither rewarded us accord. him in the seal of the elders!

ing to our iniquilies. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, But as the heaver is high above the and to the Holy Ghost,

earth; so great hath been his mercy to. As it was in the beginning, is now, and wards t1s. ever shall tre, world without end. Amen. We found trouble and heaviness; we Collect of Thanksgiving.

were even at deau's door.

The waters of the sea had well nigh MOST blessed and glorious Lord

covered us; the proud waters had well God, who art of infinite goodness

nigh gone over our soul and mercy; we, thy poor creatures,

The sea roared ; and the stormy wind whom thou hast made and preservedl,

lifted up the waves thereof. holding our souls in life, and now reson

We were carried up as it were to hea. ing us out of the jaws of death, humbly

ven, and then down again into the deep: present ourselves again before thy Di.

our soul melted within us, because of vine Majesty to offer a sacrifice of

trouble. praise and thanksgiving, for wint thou

Then cried we unto thee, O Lord; and heardest us when we called in our trou.

thou didst deliver us out of our distress. ble, and didst nol cast out our prayer,

Blessed be thy name, who didst not which we made before thee in our great

despise the prayer of thy servants; but distress ; even when we gave all for lost,

didst hear our cry, and hast saved us. our Ship, our Goods, our Lives, then

Thon didst send forth thy command dids: thou mercifully look upon us, and

ment; and the windy storin ceased, and wonderfully command a deliverance, for

was turned into a calm. which we now, being in safety, to give

O let us therefore praise the Lord for all praise and glory to thy holy naine,

his goodness: and declare the wonders through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

that he hath done, and still doeth, for Or this.

the children of men ! o MOST mighty and gracious good

Praised be the Lord daily ; even the God, thy merey is over all thy

Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his works, but in special manner hath been benefits upon us. extended towards us, whom thou hast so

He is our God, even the God of whoin powerfully and wonderfully defended. cometh salvation : God is the Lord, by 'Thou hast showed us terrible things, and

whom we have escaped death. Wanders in the deep. that we might see

Thou, Lorl, hast made us glad through how powerful and gracious a God thou !

the operation of thy hands; and we will urt: how able and ready to help those

triumph in thy praise. who trust in thee Thou hast showed

Blessed be the Lord God; even the tus how both winds and seas obey thy

Lord God, who only doeth wondrous command ; that we may leam even from

things them hereafter to obey ihy voice, and to

And blessed be the name of his Majesty do thy will We therefore bless and glo.

for ever : and let every one of us say, rify thy name, for this thy mercy, in

Amen, Amen. having us when we were rendy to perish.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, And, we beseech thee, make us as truly

and to the Holy Ghost; sensible now of thy mercy, as we were

As it was in the beginning, is now, anrl then of the danger; and give is hearts

ever shall be, world without end. Amen. always ready to express our thankfulness

TA Psalm or Hymn of Praise and tot only by words, but also by our lives,

Thanksgiving after Victory. in being more obedient to thy holy com

TF the Lord had not been on our side, mandments Continue, we beseech thee,

now may we say; if the Lord nimthis thy goodness to us; that we, whom

self had not been on our side, when men thou hast saved, may serve thee in holi. rose up against tis ; ness and righteousness all the days of our

They had swallowed us up quick, when life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and

they were so wruthfully displeased at us.

Yea, the waters had drowned us, and Saviour Amen.

the stream had gone over our soul; the 14 Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving

deep waters of the proud had gone over after a dangerous Tempest.

our soul. O COME, let us give thanks unto the But praised be the Lord, who hath not

Lord, for he is gracious; and his given us Over as a prey unto them. mercy endureth for ever.

The Lord hati wrought a mighty salva Great is the Lord, and greatly to be I tion for us.

We got not this by our own sword, 10 ALMIGHTY God, the Sovereen neither was it our own arm that saved Commander of all the world, in us; but thy right hand, and thine arm, whose hand is power and might, which and the light of thy countenance, bo none is able to withstand; we bless and cause thou hadst a favour unto us. magnify thy grent and glorious name for

The Lord hath appeared for us; the i this happy vittory, the whole glory Lord hath covered our heads, and made whereof we do ascribe to thee, who art us to stand in the day of battle

the only giver of victory And, we be. The Lord hath appeared for us ; the seech thee, give us grace to improve this Lord hath overthrown our enemies, and great mercy to thy glory, the advancedashed in pieces those that rose up inent of thy Gospel, the honour of our against us.

country, and, as much as in us lieth, to "Therefore not unto us, O Lord, not the good of all mankind And, we be. unto us; but unto thy name be given seech thee, give us such a sense of this the glory

great mercy, as may engage us to a true The Lord hath done great things for us; thankfulness, such as may appear in our the Lord hath done great things for us, lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient for which we rejoice

walking before thee all our days, through Our help standeth in the name of the Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with Lord, who hath made heaven and earth thee, and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy

Blessed be the name of the Lord, from, mercies, so in particular for this victory this time forth for ever more.

and deliverance, be all glory and honour, Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, world without end. Amen. and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and

2 Cor. xiii. 14. ever shall be, worla without end. Amen. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 After this Hymn may be said the Te | 1 and the love of God, and the fellow. Deum.

ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all Then this Collect.

evermore. Amen. At the Burial of the Dead at Sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book muy te used; only instead of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the ground, earth to earth, go say. We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

A FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS. When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm, 0 come let us sing. Sc. shall be read the 130th Psalm, and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the Duy, the Collect in the following service, O God, who sparest, &c and at such times us the Litany is not read, he skall add the Prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, Sc. And when Notice is given to the Minis-1 Ans. And grant us thy salvation. ter, that a Prisoner is confined for Min. Turn thy face from our sins : some great or capital crime, he shall Ans And blot out all our iniquities, visit him: and when he cometh into the Min. Send us help from thy holy place place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, Ans. For thine indignation lieth bard kneeling doron,

upon us DEMEMBER not, Lord, our iniqui 1 Min. O Lord, hear our prayer;

1 ties, nor the iniquities of our fore Ans. And let the sighing of the Prisfathers; neither take thou vengeance of oners come before thee. our sins : Spare us, good Lord, spare

The Collect. thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be

CRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty not angry with us for ever.

U God, that we, who for our evil Ans Spare us, good Lord.

deeds do worthily deserve to be punishI Let us pray.

ed, by the comfort of thy grace may Lord, have mercy upon us.

mercifully be relieved ; through our Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord and Savionr Jesus Christ. Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us.

GOD, who sparest when we deserve O UR Father, who art in heaven, &c.

punishment, and in thy wrath re. Min. O Lord, show thy mercy | memberest mercy i we humbly beseech upon us;

thee, of thy (gbotuess to comfort and

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tecout all those who are under re- yourself to the will of God. Ercept yout proach and misery in the house of bon- repent, and believe, we can give you no dage : correct them not in thine anger, hope of salvation. But if you do sin neriber chasten thein in thy sore displea cerely repent and believe, God hath dem vare Give them a right understanding clared, though your sins be as red a. of themselves, and of thy threats and scarlet,they shall be made white as snow; promises ; that they may neither cast though your wickednesses have gone away their confidence in thee, nor place over your head, yet shall they not be it any where but in thee. Relieve the your destruction distressed, protect the innocent, and We exhort you therefore in the name of awaken the guilty and forasmuch as God, and of his dear Son Jesus Christ thou alone bringest light out of dark our Saviour, and as you lender your ness, and goud out of evil, grant that own salvation, to take good heed of these the pains and punisaments which these things in time, while the day of salvathy servants endure, through their bodily tion lasteth; for the night cometh, when confinement, may tend to setting free no man can work. While you have the their souls from the chains of sin; light, believe in the light, and walk as through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. children of the light, that you be got cast

Here the Minister, us he shall see cun. into outer darkness; that you may not venient, may read the Prayer for All knock, when the door shall be shut; and conditions of Men, the Collect for Ash cry for mercy, when it is the time of jus. Wednesday, and the Colect beginning

tice. Now you are the object of God's Almighty God, the fountain of all wis. mercy, if by repentance and true faith doin, &c. or any other Prayer of the

you turn unto him: but if you neglect Liturgy, which he shall judge proper.

these things, you will be the object of

his justice and vengeance : Now you. Then shall the Minister exhort the

may claim the merits of Christ; but ic Prisoner of Prisoners after this Form,

you die in your sins, his sufferings will or other like:

tend to your greater condemnation. O TEALY beloved, know this, that beloved, consider in this your day, how

U Almighty God, whose never failing fearful a thing it will be to fall into the providence governeth all things both in hands of the living God, when you can heaven and earth, hath so wisely and neither fly to his mercy to protect you, mercifully ordered the course of this nor to the merits of Christ to cover you world, that his judgments are often sent in that Lerrible day. E fatherly corrections to us; and if

Here the Minister shall examine him with due subinission and resignation to his holy will we receive the same, they

concerning his Faith, and rehearse the will work together for our good.

Articles of the Creed, Dost thou beIt is your part and luty, therefore, to

lieve in God, goc. And the prisoner humble yourself under the mighty hand

shall answer, of God to acknowledge the righteous All this 1 steadfastly believe. ness of his judgments, and to endeavour,

Then shall the Minister examine theththat, by his grace, this present visitation

er he repent him truly of his sins, and may lead you to a sincere and hearty

be in charity with all the toorld, and repentance.

further admonish him particulurly con The way and means thereto is, to ex

cerning the crimes wherewith he is amine your life and conversation by the

charged; and exhort him, he have rule of God's commandments; and

any scruples, that he would declare the whereinsoever you shall perceive your.

same, and prepare himself for the Holy self to have offended either by will,

Communion, against the time that it word, or deed, there to bewail your own

may be proper to administer it to him. sinfulness, and to confess yourself to Almighty God, with full purpose of

Then, all kneeling, the Minister shall amendment of life. And if you shall say as follows, from the 51st Psalm : perceive your offences to be such as are TTAVE mercy upon me, o God, after not only against God, but also against Il thy great goodness; according to your neighbours; then to reconcile the multitude of

the multitude of thy mercies, do away yourself to them, being ready to make mine offences restitution and satisfaction, according to Wash me thoroughly from my wickedthe uttermost of your power, for all in ness; and cleanse me from my sin. juries and wrongs done by you to any For I acknowledge my faults; and my Other : and being likewise ready to for. I sin is ever before me give others who bave offended you, as Against thee only have I sinned, and you would have forgiveness of your of done this evil in thy sight; that thou fences at God's hand. And to this true mightest be justified in thy saying, and repentance and change of mind you must clear when thou art judged add a lively and steadfast faith, and de. Behold, I was shapen in wickedness; pendence upon the merits of the death of and in sin hath my mother conceived me. Christ, with an entire resignation of But lo, thou requirest truth in the in

H

ward parts; and shalt make me to un to suffer death in such a manner, that derstand wisdom secretly.

others, wamed by your example, my bo Thou shall purge me with hyssop, and the more afraid to offend; and we pray I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, God, that you may make such use of and I shall be whiter than snow.

your punishments in this world, that Thou shalt make me hear of joy and your soul may be saved in the world to gladness; that the bones which thou come. hast broken may rejoice.

Wherefore we come to you in the bow. Turn thy face from my sins; and put els of compassion; and, being desirous out all my misdeeds.

that you should avoid presumption on Make me a clean heart, O God; and the one hand, and despair on the other, renew a right spirit within me.

shall plainly lay before you the wretch. Cast me not away from thy presence edness of your condits , and declare and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. how far you ought to depend on the

O give me the comfort of thy help mercies of God, and the pierits of war again ; and stablish me with thy free Saviour. Consider then seriously with Spirit.

yourself, in all appearance the time of Then shall I teach thy ways unto the your dissolution draweth near; your wicked ; and sinners shall be converted sins have laid fast hold upon you ; yote unto thee.

are soon to be removed from among men Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O by a violent death; and you shall fade God, thou that art the God of my away suddenly like the grass, which in health ; and my tongue shall sing of thy the morning is green and groweth up, righteousness

but in the evening is cut down, dried up, Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord; and and withered. After you have thus fine my mouth shall show thy praise.

ished the course of a sinful aud misera. For thou desirest no sacrifice, else ble life, you shall appear before the would I give it thee; but thou delight Judge of all flesh; who, as he pronounest not in burnt-offerings

ces blessings on the righteous, shall like. The sacrifice of God is a troubled Spir. wise say, with a terrible voice of most it; a broken and contrite heart, O God, just judgment, to the wicked, Go, ya shalt thou not despise.

accursed, into the fire everlasting, pre. Then the Minister shall say,

pared for the devil and his angels Let us pray

Your sins have brought you too near LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully

this dreadful sentence: it is therefore hear our prayers, and spare all

your part and duty, my brother, humblı those who confess their sins unto thee :

to confess and bewail your great and that they, whose consciences by sin a me

manifol offenc , and to repent you accused, by thy merciful pardon may be

truly of your sins, as you tender the absolved, through Christ our Lord eternal salvation of your soul Amen.

Be not deceived with a vain and pren GOD, WAos mercy is everlasting,

sumptuous expectation of God's favour, U and powe? finite ; look down with

nor say within yourself. Peace, Peace, pity and compasston upon the sufferings

where there is no peace; for there is no of this thy sernnnt, and whether thou

peace, saith my God, to the wicked. visitest for trial of his patience, or pun

God is not mocked; he is of purer eyes ishment of his offences, enable him by

than to behold iniquity; and without thy grace cheerfully to submit himself to

holiness no man shall see the Lord On thy holy will and pleasure. Go not far

the other hand, despair not of God's from those, O Lord, whom thou hast

mercy, though trouble is on every side ; laid in a plare of darkness, and in the

for God shutteth not up his mercies for deep; and forasmuch as thou hast not

Ver in displeasure : But if we confess cut him off suddenly, but chastenest him

our sins, he is faithful and just to for as a father ; graut that he, duly consid.

give us our sins, and to cleanse us from exing thy great mercies, may be unfeign

all unrighteousness. Do not either way edly thankful, and turn unto thee with

abuse the goodness of God, who calleth true repentance and sincerity of heart,

us mercifully to amendment, and of his thmngh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

endless pily promiseth us forgiveness of | Prayers for Persons under Sentence

that which is est, if with a perfect and

true heart we return unto him of Death. When a Criminal is under Sentence of

Since th refore you are soon to pass Death, the Minister shall proceed, im

into an enuless and unchangeable state, mediately after the Collect, O God,

and your future happiness or misery dewho sparest, $c to ea kort him after

pends upon the few moments which are this Form, or other ike:

left you; I require you strictly to ex.

amine yourself, and your estate both to. EARLY beloved, it hath pleased wards God and towards man, and let no

Almighty God, in his justice, to worldly consideration hinder you from bring you under the sentence and con. making a true and full confession of your demnation of the law : You are shortly sins, and giving all the satislaction which

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