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purpose to repair all the injuries here ; and so sanctify their and losses which others have afflictions, that they may work sustained by them. Raise them for them an eternal weight of up friends to pity and relieve glory, through the merits and them; give them the continued mediation of JESUS CHRIST thy comfort of thy countenance Son our Lord. Amen.
A FORM OF
PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING
TO ALMIGHTY GOD,
For the fruits of the earth, and all the other blessings of his 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.
T The service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed. Among the Sentences at the beginning of of thy help, and who is the Morning Prayer shall be the following: sword of thy excellency! Deut.
HONOUR the LORD with xxxiii. 29. thy substance, and with the Instead of, O come let us sing, &c. the first fruits of all thine increase ; following shall be said or sung: so shall thy barns be filled with PRAISE ye the Lord; for plenty, and thy presses shall it is good to sing praises unto burst out with new wine. Prov. our God; for it is pleasant, and iii. 9, 10.
I praise is comely. The Lord by wisdom hath The Lord doth build up Jefounded the earth; by under-rusalem; he gathereth together standing hath he established the outcasts of Israel. the heavens : by his knowledge He healeth those that are the depths are broken up, and broken in heart, and bindeth the clouds drop down the dew. up their wounds. Prov. iii. 19, 20.
He covereth the heaven with The eternal God is thy refuge, clouds, and prepareth rain for and underneath are the ever- the earth; he maketh the grass lasting arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27. to grow upon the mountains.
Israel then shall dwell in He giveth to the beast his safety alone; the fountain of food; and to the young ravens Jacob shall be upon the land which cry. of corn and of wine, also his Praise the LORD, O Jerusaheaven shall drop down dew. lem: Praise thy God, O Sion. Deut. xxxiii. 28.
I For he hath strengthened Happy art thou, O Israel; the bars of thy gates ; he hath who is like unto thee, O people blessed thy children within saved by the Lord, the shield thee.
He maketh peace in thy The Epistle. St. James i, 16, borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat,
DO not err, my beloved
brethren; every good gift and q Then shall be said or sung one of the every perfect gift is from above; Selections, or some other portion of the Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister.
and cometh down from the
Father of lights, with whom is 9 The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii. and the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess. v.
no variableness, neither shadow 12 to 24.
of turning. Of his own will 1 After the General Thanksgiving, shall be begat he us of the word of truth,
said this which followeth : that we should be a kind of MOST gracious God. by | first fruits of his creatures. whose knowledge the depth's Wherefore, my beloved brethare broken up, and the clouds ren, let every man be swift to drop down the dew : we vield hear, slow to speak, slow to thee unfeigned thanks and wrath; for the wrath of man praise, as for all thy mercies, worketh not the righteoựsness so especially for the returns of of God. Wherefore lay apart seed-time and harvest, and for
all filthiness and superfluity of crowning the year with thy naughtiness, and receive with goodness, in the increase of the meekness the ingrafted word, ground, and the gathering in
which is able to save your souls. of the fruits thereof. And, we
Be ye doers of the word ; and beseech thee, give us a just
not hearers only, deceiving sense of this great mercy ; such
your own selves. For if any as may appear in our lives, by
be a hearer of the word and not an humble, holy, and obedient
a doer, he is like unto a man walking before thee all our
beholding his natural face in a days, through JESUS CHRISTI glass; for he beholdeth himself. our Lord; to whom, with thee!!
and goeth his way, and straightand the Holy Ghost. be all way forgetteth what manner glory and honour, world with
id with. of man he was. But whoso out end. Amen.
looketh into the perfect law of
liberty, and continueth therein, I The Collect to be used instead of that for he being not a forgetful hearer, the day.
but a doer of the work, this 0 MOST merciful Father, man shall be blessed in his who hast blessed the labours of deed. If any man among you the husbandman in the returns seem to be religious, and of the fruits of the earth; we bridleth not his tongue, but give thee humble and hearty deceiveth his own heart, this thanks for this thy bounty ; man's religion is vain. Pure beseeching thee to continue thy religion and undefiled before loving kindness to us ; that our God and the Father is this : to land may still yield herincrease, visit the fatherless and widows to thy glory and our comfort, in their affliction, and to keep through JESUS CHRIST our himself unspotted from the Lord. Amen.
Dedication of soul AND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious and body to God's Father, that another day is added to our lives; service, with a reso. lution to be grow. we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies ing daily in good- to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and ness.
godly life : in which resolution, do thou, O merciful GOD, confirm and strengthen us ; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the know, ledge of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CụRIST.
Amen. Prayer for grace BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and to enable us to per corruption of our nature, and the manifold form that resolu lution
"temptations which we daily meet with ; we humbly
beseech thee 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 to oflend 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 actions; and, according to the works done 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.
For grace to guide IN particular, we implore thy grace and proand keep us the fol- tection for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate lowing day,and for in God's blessing on
on in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our several
our the business of the callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions same, * On Sunday ho
Sunday, thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always morning, instead contented with our present condition. Give us of this, say, and grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; let thy holy Spirit accompany us to the quiet and peaceable ; full of compassion; and place of thy public ready to do good to all men, according to our serious and atten. 2011
ng us abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our tive, and raising ways * (and prosper the works of our hands in our minds from the the business of our several stations.) Defend us thoughts of this world to the consi. from all dạngers and adversities; and be graciously deration of the next, pleased to take us, and all things belonging to us, that we may fer
the under thy fatherly care and protection. These vently id
in the prayers and praises things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary of thy Church, and and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through listen to our duty with honest hearts, the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Chriss in order to practise our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
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.
MOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes Confession of than to behold iniquity, and hast promised for- sins, with a prayer
for contrition and giveness to all those who confess and forsake pardon. their sins; we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* * Here, let him But, O gracious Father, who desirest not the death who reads, make a
short pause, that of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee, in every one may semercy, and forgive us all our transgressions. cretly confess the Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of them; that day,
e of the great evil of them. sins and failings of and work in us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners ; for the sake of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
AND lest, through our own frailty, or the Prayer for grace temptations which encompass us, we be drawn to reform and gror
better. again into sin, 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 sun 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.
AND accept, O LORD, our intercessions for all, mankind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon the
non The Intercession. all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church ; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve