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horting him to a particular Confession his time of adversity, and support of the sin for which he is condemned under the terrors which encomand upon Confession, he shall instrucí kim what satisfaction ought to be made pass him; set before his eyes the to those whom he has offinded thereby; things he hath done in the body, and if he knoweth any combinations in which have justly provoked thee wickedness, or any evil practices design ed against others, let him be admonished to anger; and forasmuch as his to the utmost of his power to discover continuance appeareth to be short and prevent them.

amongst us, quicken him so much 1 After his Confession, the Minister shall the more by thy grace and boly God, in the Form which is used in the Spirit; that he, being converted Communion Service.

and reconciled unto thee, before 1 After which shall be said the Collect thy judgments have cut him off following

from the earth, may at the hour O Holy Jesus, who of thine in. lof his death depart in peace, and

finite goodness, didst accept be received into thine everlastthe conversion of a sinner on the ing kingdom, through Jesus Christ cross; open thine eye of mercy our Lord. Amen. upon this thy servant, who de

1 Adding this: sireth pardon and forgiveness, O Saviour of the world, who by though in his latest hour he turn thy cross and precious blood eth unto thee. Renew in him hast redeemed us, save us and help whatsoever hath been decayed by us, we humbly beseech thee, O the fraud and malice of the devil, Lord. or by his own carnal will and frail- 1 Then the Minister, standing, shall say, ness. Consider his contrition; ac- In the midst of life we are in cept his repentance; and foras death : Of whom may we seek much as he putteth his full trust for succour, but of thee, O Lord, only in thy mercy, impute not who for our sins art justly disunto him his former sins, but pleased ? strengthen him with thy blessed Yet, O Lord God most holy, o Spirit; and when thou art pleased Lord most mighty, O holy and to take him hence, take him unto most merciful Saviour, deliver us thy favour: This we beg through not into the bitter pains of eterthy merits, O Lord, our Saviour nal death. and our Redeemer. Amen. Thou knowest, Lord, the se

Then the Minister shall say, crets of our hearts : Shut not thy O Father of mercies and God of merciful ears to our prayers ; but

all comfort; wefly unto thee spare us, Lord, most holy, O God for succour in behalf of this thy most mighty, O holy and merciservant, who is now under the ful Saviour, thou most worthy sentence of condemnation. The Judge eternal, suffer us not, at day of his calamity is at hand, and our last hour, for any pains of he is accounted as one of those death to fall from thee. who go down into the pit. Blessed 1 Then the Minister shoes Tord, remember thy mercies : THE Almighty Governo look upon his infirmities; hearthe njost strong tower to all thone voice of his complaint; give bim, who put their trust in thin we beseech thee, patience in this whom all things in heaven,

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earth, and under the earth, do The Epistle. Heb. xij. 11. bow and obey; be now and ever. No chastening for the present more thy defence; and make seemeth to be joyous, but thee know and feel that there is grievous; nevertheless, afterwards none other name under heaven it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of given to man, in whom and righteousness, unto them which through whom thou mayest re-are exercised thereby. ceive salvation, but only the

The Gospel. St. John, v. 24. naine of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

VERILY. verily, I say unto you,

He that heareth my word, 1 And after that shall say, and believeth on him that sent UNTO God's gracious mercy me, hath everlasting life, a ad shall

and protection we commit not come into condemnation; but thee : The Lord bless thee and is passed from death unto life. keep thee: The Lord make his

T_A Prayer for imprisoned Debtors. face to shine upon thee, and be

MOST gracious God, look down gracious unto thee: The Lord

in pity and compassion upon lift up his countenance upon thee, these thine afflicted servants, who and give thee peace, both now are fallen under the misery of a and evermore.

close restraint. Give them alAt the time of Execution, besides all, or ways a deep sense of their sins, such parts of the foregoing office as the and of thy fatherly love and corMinister shall judge proper, shall be rection; and the more their consaid the Commendatory Prayer for a person at the point of Departure, as it finement presseth hard upon is in the Visitation of the Sick. them, the more let the comforts,

The Collect for the Communion Service. of thy grace and mercy abound O God, who declarest thy Al- towards them. Give to their credi

mighty powerchiefly in show-tors tenderness and compassion, ing mercy and pity; we beseech and to them a meek and forgive thee to have mercy upon this ing spirit towards all those who thy servant, who for his trans- have confined them, and full gressions is appointed to die. purpose to repair all the injuries Grant that he may take thy judg- and losses wbich others have susments patientiy, and repent him tained by them. Raise them up truly of his sins; that he reco- friends to pity and relieve them. vering thy favour, the fearful re- give them the continued comfort ward of his actions may end with of thy countenance here; and so this life; and whensoever his sanctify their allictions, that they soul shall depart from the body, may work for them an eternal it may be without spot present-weight of glory, t. rugh the meed unto thee, through Jesus rits and mediation of Jesus Christ Christ our Lord. Amen. thy 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 bls

inercitu Providence; to be used yearly on the first Thursday in November, or on such other Day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority.

The Service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed. 1 Among the Sentences at the beginning ken in heart, and bindeth up their

of Morning Prayer shall be the follow-wounds. ing :

He covereth the heaven with HONOUR the Lord with the clouds, and prepareth rain for the

substance, and with the first earth; he maketh the grass to fruits of all thine increase : So shall thy barns be filled with plen-1° He giveth to the beast his food;

(grow upon the mountains. ty, and thy presses shall burst out and to the young ravens which with new wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10. ed the earth ; by understanding Praise thy God, O Sion. The Lord by wisdom bath found-cry

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem : hath he established the heavens: By his knowledge the depths are bars of thy gates; he hath blessed

For he hath strengthened the broken up, and the clouds drop thy children within thee. down the dew. Prov. ii. 19, 20. The eternal God is thy refuge, ders, and filleth thee with the

He maketh peace in thy borand underneath are the everlast- finest of the wheat. ing arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27. Israel then shall dwell in safety" lections, or some other portion of the

1 Then shall be said or sung one of the Se alone; the fountain of Jacob shal! Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister. be upon the land of corn and of The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii. wine, also his heaven shall drop and the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess. down dew. Deut. xxxiji. 28. Happy art thou, O Israel ; who " After the general Thunksgiving, shall

be said this which followeth : is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy MOST gracious God, by whose help, and who is the sword of thy knowledge the depths are excellency! Deut. xxxiii. 29. broken up and the clouds drop

down the dew; we yield thee un1 Instead of, 0 come let us sing, dro the feigned thanks and praise, as forall following shull be said or sung:

thy mercies, so especially for the PRAISE ye the Lord ; for it is returns of Seed-time and Harvest.

good to sing praises unto our and forcrowning the year with thy God; for it is pleasant, and praise goodness, in the increase of the is comely.

ground and the gathering in of the The Lord doth build up Jeru- fruits thereof. And we beseech salem; he gathereth together the thee, give us a just sense of this out-casts of Israel.

great mercy; such as may appear He healeth those that are bro- in our lives, by an humble, holy,

v. 12 to 24.

and obedient walking before thee if any be a hearer of the word and all our days, through Jesus Christ not a doer, he is like unto a man our Lord; to whom, with thee and beholding his natural face in a the Holy Ghost, be all glory and glass : for he beholdeth himself, honour, world without end. and goeth his way, and straightAmen.

way forgetteth what manner of T The Collect to be used instead of that man he was, But whoso looketh for the day.

into the perfect law of liberty, and O Most merciful Father

, who continueth therein, he being not a hast blessed the labours of the forgetful hearer, but a doer of the husbandman in the returns of the work, this man shall be blessed in fruits of the earth; we give thee his deed. If any man among you humble and hearty thanks for this seem to be religious, and bridleth thy bounty'; beseeching thee to not his tongue, but deceiveth his continue thy loving-kindness to own heart, this man's religion is us ; that our land may still yield vain. Pure religion and undefiled ber increase, to thy glory and our

before God and the Father is this: comfort, through Jesus Christ our

to visit the fatherless and widows Lord. Amen.

in their affliction, and to keep him

self unspotted from the world. The Epistle. St. James, i. 16.

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. Do not err, my beloved breth- YE have heard that it hath been

ren: every good gift and eve said, Thou shalt love thy ry perfect gift is from above; and neighbour and hate thine enemy. cometh down from the Father But I say unto you, love your of Lights, with whom is no vari- enemies, bless them that curse ableness, neither shadow of turn- you, do good to them that hate ing. Of his own will begat he us you, and pray for them which deof the word of truth, that we spitefully use you and persecute should be a kind of first fruits of you ; that ye may be the children his creatures. Wherefore, my be of your Father which is in heaven: loved brethren, let every man be for he maketh his sun to rise on swift to hear, slow to speak, slow the evil and on the good, and sendto wrath : for the wrath of man eth rain on the just and on the unworketh not the righteousness of just. For if ye love them which God. Wherefore lay apart all love you, what reward have ye? do filthiness and superfluity of naugh- not even the Publicans the same? tiness, and receive with meekness Or if ye salute your brethren only, the ingrafted word, which is able what do ye more than others ? do to save your souls. Be ye doers not even the Publicans so ? Be ye of the word; and not hearers only, therefore perfect, even as your Fadeceiving your own selves. For ther which is in beaven is perfect.

TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

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God's

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MORNING PRAYER. : The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present ; let one of them, 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. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we

Acknowledglive and move and bave our being; we, thy ment of needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for vation, especially

preserthy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives through the night to this day, and especially for having delivered us past. from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it. *(that no disturbance hath * When disturhcome nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are ances of any kind brought in safety to the beginning of this day.). For instead of this, say

, these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious that notwithstandName; humbiy beseeching thee to accept this our ing our dangers, morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his we are brought in sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for ning of this day. us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. A: ND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Father, Dedication of soul

that another day is added to our lives; we here and body to God's dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and service, with a rethy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: In growing daily in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm "oodness. 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. BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and cor Prayer for grace

ruption of our nature, and the manifold tempta- form that resolutions wbich we daily meet with; we humbly beseech tion. 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 offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remernbrapce of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done

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