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of the sin forsion, he shall instruct

is in your power to every one whom you succourin behalf of this thy servant, have wronged or injured; that you may who is now under the sentence of confiind mercy at your heavenly Father's demnation The day of his calamity 18 hand, for Christ's sake, and not be con. at hand, and he is accounted as one of demned in the dreadtul day of judgment. those who go down into the pit Blessed

Lastly, beloved, submit yourself with Lord, remember thy mercies: look upon Christian resignalion . the just judg. his infirinities; hear the voice of his ment of God, which your own crimes complaint ; give him, we beseech thee, have brought upon you, and be in chari. patience in this his time of adversity, and ty with all men; being ready sincerely support under the terrors which encom. to forgive all such as have offended you, I pass him; set before his eyes the things not excepting those who have prosecuted | he hath done in the body, which have you even unto death : And, though this

justly provoked thee to arger; and formay seem a hard saying, yet know as. asmuch as his continuance appeareth to suredly, that without is your charity is be short amongst us. quicken him so not yet perfect. And fail not earnestly

much the more by thy grace and Holy to ndeavour and pray for this blessed

Spirit ; that he, being converted and reteinper and composure of mind. So

conciled unto thee, before thy judgments may you cast yourself with an entire

have ut him off from the earth, inay at

have cut hi dependence upon the mercies of God, the hour of his death depart in peace, through the inerits of our Saviour and and be received into thine everlasting Redeemer Jesus Christ.

kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Here the Minister shall examine him Lord Amen con rerning his Faith, and rehearse the

Adding this. Articles of the Creed, Dost thou believe in God, gc And the Criminal shall

O SAVIOUR of the world, who by

thy cross and precious blood hast Qusper,

redeemed us, save us and help us, we All this I steadfastly believe. humbly beseech thee, O Lord Then shall the Minister e amine wheth. Then the Minister, standing, shall say, er he repent him truly of his sins, ex

* N the midst of life we are in death : horting him to a particular Confession of the sin for which he is condemned;

Oi whom may we seek for succour,

1 but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins ant upon Confession, he shall instruct

art justly displeased ? kim what satisfaction ought to be made

Yet, o Lord God most holy, O Lord to those whom he has offended thereby; and if he knoweth any combinations in

most mighty, ( holy and most merciful trickedness, or any eril practices de

Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter signed against others, let him he ad

pains of eternal death monished to the utmost of his power to

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our

hearts: Shut not thy merciful ears to discorer and prenent them. After his Confession, the Minister shall

our prayers; but spre us, Lord most

holy, O God most mighty. O holy and declare to him the pardoning mercy of

Inerciful Saviour thou most worthy Gut, in the Form tohich is used in the

Judge eternal, suffer is not, at our last Communion Service

hour, for any pains of death to fall from After which shall he said the Collect

thce follow ing

Then the Minister shall say, o HOLY Jesus, who ot thine infinite U goodness, didst accept the conver.

THE Almighty God, who is a most sion of a sinner on the cross ; open thine

I strong lower to all those whn put eye ot inercy up n this thy servant, who

their trust in him; to whom all things desireth pardon and forgiveness, though

in heaven, in earth, and under the earth, in his latest hour he turneth unto thee

do bow and obey; be now and evermore Renew in him whatsoever hath been de

thy defence; and make thee know and cayed by the fraud and malice of the

feel that there is none other name ander devil, or by his own carnal will and frail. heaven given to man, in whom and ness. Consider his contrition ; accept through whom thou mayest receive salhis repentance : and forasmuch as he

vation, but only the name of our Lord pirtieth his full trust only in thy mercy,

Jesus Christ Amen jinpule not unto him his former sins

And after that shall say, but strengthen him with thy blessed

TINTO God's gracious mercy and Spirit, and when thou art pleased to

U protection we commit thee: The Cake him hence, take him unto thy fa.

Lord bless thee and keep thee: The vour This we beg through thy merits,

Lord make his face to shine upon thee. O Lord, our Saviour and our Redeemer

and be gracious into thee: The Lord Amen

lift up his countenance upon thee, and Then the Minister shall say, give thee peace buth now and evermore. n FATHER of mercies and God of At the time of Ea ecution, besides all,

all comfort; we fly unto thee for 1 or such parts of the foregoing office as

The Minister shall judge proyer, shall eth on him that sent me, hath everlasting xe said the Commendatory trayer for life, and shall not come into condemna

person at the point of departure, astion ; but is passed from death unto life. it is in the l'isitation of the Sick

A Prayer for in prisoned Debtors. I The Collect for the Communion Service. GD, who declarest thy Almighty

M OST gracions God, look down in power chiefly in showing mercy and

pity and compassion upon these pity, we beseech thee to have mercy

thine afflicted servants, who are fallen upon this thy servant, who for his trans

under the misery of a close restraint. gressions is appointed to die Grant

Give them always a deep sense of their That he may take thy judgments patient

sins, and of thy fatherly love and correc. ly, and repent him truly of his sins; that

tion; and the more their confinement ne recovering thy favour, the fearful re.

presseth hard upon them, the more let ward of his actions may end with this!

the comforts of thy grace and merey life ; and when soever his soul shall de

abound towards them. Give to their part from the body, it may be without

creditors tenderness and compassion, spot presented unto thee, through Jesus

and to them a meek and forgiving spirit Christ our Lord. Amen.

towards all those who have confined

them, and a full purpose to repair all the The Epistle. Heb xi 11

injuries and losses which others have N O chastening for the present seemeth

sustained by them Raise them up W lo be joyous, but grievous ; never

friends to pity and relieve them; give theless, afterwards it yieldeth the peace

them the continued comfort of thy counable fruit of righteousness, unto them

tenance here, and so sanctify their af. which are exercised thereby

Alictions, that they may work for them T'he Gospel. St. John v. 24 an eternal weight of glory, through the VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy

that heareth my word, and believ. Son our Lord. Amen.

A FORM OF
PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING

TO ALMIGHTY GOD, or the Fruits of the Earth, and all he other Blessings of his merciful Providence: to be used yearly on the first Thursday in Vovember, or on such other Day a shall be appointed by the Civil Authority

The Service shall be as usual, es cept where it is hereby otherwise appotnted. Among the Sentences at the beginning DRAISE ye the Lord, for it is good of Morning Prayer shall be the follows to sing praises unto our God for ing:

it is pleasant, and praise is comely. TTONOUR the Lord with thy sub. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem ; be 11 stance, and with the first fruits of gathereth together the outcasts of Israel all thine increase ; So shall thy barns be He healeth those that are broken in filled with plenty, and thy presses shall heart, and bindeth up their wounds burst out with new wine. Pron. ili 9, 10 He covereth the heaven with clouds, and

The Lord by wisdom hath founded the prepareth rain for the earth; he maketh earth; by understanding bath he estab. the grass to grow upon the mountains. lished the heavens: Bv his knowledge He giveth to the beast his food : and to the depths are broken up, and the clouds the young raverts which cry. drop down the dew Prur iii 19. 20. Praise the Lord, (Jerusalem : Praise

The eternal God is thy refuge, and un thy God, ( Sion. derneath are the everlasting arms Deut For he hath strengthened the bars ol xxxiii. 27.

thy gates : he hath blessed thy children Israel then shall dwell in safety alone within thee the fountain of Jacob shall be upon the He maketh peace in thy borders, and land of corn and of wine, also bis heaven filleth thee with the finest of the wheat shall drop down dew Deut xxxiii. 28

Happy art thou, ( Israel; who is like Then shall be said ut sung one of the into thee, people saved by the Lord, Selections, or some other portion of the lhe shield of thy he'p, and who is the Psalms, at the discretion of the Alin eword of thy excellency! Deut. xxxiii. ister. 29

The First Lesson shall be Deut, vitt. 1 Instead of, O come let us sing, so and the Second Lesson shall bc 1 Thess the following shall be said or sung: v. 12 to 34.

After the General Thanksgiving, shall not the righteousness of God. Where be said this which followeth:

fore lay apart all filthiness and superflus. M OST gracious God, by whose ty of naughtiness, and receive with meek

W knowledge the depths are broken ness the engrafted word, which is able to up, and the clouds drop down the dew;

save your souls. Be ye doers of the we yield thee unfeigned thanks and word; and not hearers only, deceiving praise, as for all thy mercies, so espe your own selves For if any be a hearcially for the returns of Seed-Lime and

er of the word and not a doer, he is like Harvest, and for crowning the year with

unto a man beholding his natural face in thy goodness. in the increase of the

a glass : for ne beholdeth himself, and ground, and the gathering in of the fruits

goeth his way, and straightway forget. thereof And, we beseech thee, give us

teth what manner of man he was. But a just sense of this great mercy ; such as

whoso looketh into the perfect law of lib. may appear in our lives, by an humble,

erty, and continueth therein, he being holy, and ohedient walking before thee

not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the all our days, through Jesus Christ our

work, this man shall be Jessed in his Lord : to whom, with thee and the Holy

deer. If any man among you seem to Ghost, be all glory and honour, world

be religi 'us. and bridleth not his tongue, without end Amen

but deceiveth his own heart, this man's

religion is vain Pure religion and un The Collect to be used instead of that

defilerl before God and the Father is this: for the day.

to visit the fatherless and widows in their O MOST merciful Father, who hast affliction, and to keep himself unspotted U blessed the labours of the husband. fron the world. man in the returns of the fruits of the

The Gospel. St. Matt. y 43. earth; we give thee humble and hearty thanks for this diy bounty ; beseeching

VE have heard that it hath been said, thee to continue thy loving kindness to

I Thou shalt love thy neighbour and us : that our land may still yield her in

bate thine enemy. But I say unto you, crease, to thy glory and our comfort,

love your enenies, bless them that curso through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

you, do good to them that bate you, and

pray for them which despitefully use you The Epistle St. James 1. 16.

and persecute you, that ye may be the Do not err. my beloved brethren : children of your Father which is in hea.

every good gift and every perfect ven for he maketh his sun to rise on the gift is from above and comoth down evil and on the good, and sendeth rain from the Father of lights, with whom is on the just and on the unjust. For if ye no variableness, neither shadow of turn. love them which love you, what reward ing Of his own will begat he us of the have ye? do not even the Publicans the word of truth, that we should be a kind saine? Or if ye salute your brethren on. of first fruits of his creatures Where ly, what do ye more than others ? do not fore, my beloved brethren, let every man even the Publicans so? Be ye therefore be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to perfect, ven as your Father which is in wrath: for the wrath of man worketh heaven is perfect.

FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

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

UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; U 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: Aud lead Us not into temp ation : But deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen

A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we live and Ack musoledgment of God's A move and have our being; we, thy needy creatures, merry and preservation, reuder thee our humble praises, for thy preservation of us especially through the from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially night pust for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night To thy watchful providence we owe it, (1) (that no dis. (1) When disturbances turbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we of any kind befall a Fase ily, instead of this, say, are brought in safety to the beginning of this day. For that notwithstanding our these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious dangers, we are brought Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our mornin safety to the beginning ing sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for his sake who of this day.

lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our

Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen Dedication of soul and AND, since it is of thy mercy, gracious Father, that body to God's service, with another day is added to our lives; we bere dedicate a resolution to be growing both our souls and our bodies to thee and thy service, in dully in goodness a sober, righteous, and godly life: In which resolution,

do thou, ( merciful Gord, confirm 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 PUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption enable us to perform that I of our nature, and the manifold templations which w. resolution.

daily meet with ; we humbly bescech thee to have com

passion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant Assistance of thy Holy Spirit ; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited in our duty. Imprint upon yr 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 to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and ac. tions; and, according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or pun. ashed, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

For grace to guide and JN particular, we implore thy grace and protection for keep us the following day, the ensuing day. Keep us temperate in our meats and and for God's blessing on drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us pa the business of the same. tience under any aftlictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us

(1) On Sunday Morn- and minds always contented with our present coudition. ing, instead of this, say, Give us grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; and let thy Holy Spirit quiet and peaceable ; full of compassion, and ready to do accompany us to the place good to all men, according to our abilities and opportuni. of thy public worship, ma- ties. Direct us in all our ways (1) (and prosper the king us serious and atten- works of our hands in the business of our several sta. tive, and raising our tions) Defend us from all dangers and adversities; and minds from the thoughts be graciously pleased to take us, and all things belonging of this world to the con- to us, under thy Fatherly care and protection. These sideration of the next, things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary and that we may fervently convenient to us, we humbly beg, through the merits and join in the prayers and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. praises of thy Church, Amen. and listen to our duty with honest hearts, in order to practise it. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of 1 the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

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EVENING PRAYER. The Family being together, a little before Bed Time, let the Muster or Mistress or

any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling: UR 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. ARG 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 sins, with a M OST merciful God, who art of purer eyes than to be praver for contrition and IVI hold iniquity, and hast promised forgiveness to all pardon

those who confess and forsake their sins; we come before thee in an bumble sense of our own worthiness, Ac.

knowledging our manifold transgressions of thy nghteous (1) Here, let him to laws. (1) But, O gracious Father, who desirest not the reads, make a short pause, death of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee, in merey. that every one may secret. and forgive us all our transgressions. Make us deeply

Sensible of the great evil of them; and work as an ly confess the ans and hearty contrition ; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy fuilings of that day. hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners ; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Savour and Redeemer. Annen.

A ND lest. through our own frailty, or the temptations Prayer for grace to reH which encompass us, we be drawn again ito sin, forma and grow better vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the min to go down upon our wrath, but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all mankind.

The Intercession

me 11 Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations ; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto the Church'; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and streng hen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, up. on all our relations, friends, and neighbours Reward all whi nave done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us pail, and give utem repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble ; and a thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Sea our Saviour Jesus Chrst Amen. m our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfergned thanks

1 for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and the Thanksgiving. all other endowments and faculties of soul and body for our health, friends, food. and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great ovocations for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit ; furthy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day : Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen IN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy gracious Prayer for God's protec I protection to us this night. Defend us from a l dan tion through the night fol. geri and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; that we loving may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die : So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen THE crace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of 1 the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. On Sundays and on other days, then it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin

with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament

SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the Minister.
SELECTION I.

There is neither specch nor language ; Psalm 19. Cali enarrant. but their voices are heard among them. THE heavens declare the glory of Their sound is gone out into all lands:

1 God; and the firmament showeth and their words into the ends of the his ha ady work.

world. One day telleth another; and one night in them hath he set a tabernacle for the certifieth another.

sun; which cometh forth as a bridegroom

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