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testant religion; and finally, after this life may she attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A PRAYER FOR THE ROYAL
. 'FAMILY. ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all h goodness. we humbly beseech Thee to bless Albert Edward Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with Thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with Thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to Thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A PRAYER FOR ALL MINISTERS
AND PEOPLE. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from A Whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon all Ministers of Thy Gospel, and all congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of Thy grace; and that they may truly please Thee, pour upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Sovereign. “All this I promise to do . . . so help me God."
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look in mercy, we beseech Thee, upon the tribes of Israel, Thy chosen people; whom Thou hast, according to Thy threatened judgments, dispersed among the nations of the earth. Be pleased to take the veil from their hearts, and bring them to the knowledge of Jesus as their Messiah. Hasten the glorious time when He Who scattered Israel shall gather him, and Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit; and when, from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, Thy Name shall be great among the Gentiles. Grant this for Thy dear Son's sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR MISSIONARIES. | MERCIFUL God, Who by Thy well
beloved Son hast given commandment to Thy servants to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature ; Hear us, we beseech Thee, as now we call upon Thee in behalf of those our brethren who, in obedience to Thy word, have given themselves to the work and office of Missionaries, and are gone forth
to make known Thy truth in the dark places of the earth. Let Thy Fatherly hand be over them, protecting them from the many dangers to which they are exposed; and do Thou work with them by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, and confirm the Word of the Gospel which they preach to the minds and consciences of those who hear them. In word and in life, in love and in faith, in purity and sincerity, may they ever be wholesome examples amongst those to whom they minister, and thus, through them, may Thy Name be magnified, and the kingdom of Thy dear Son be extended. Hear us, o heavenly Father, as thus we call upon Thee, for Thy dear Son's sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A PRAYER FOR THE HIGH COURT
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M seech Thee, as for this Kingdom in general, so especially for the High Court of Parliament, under our Sovereign Lady the Queen at this time assembled : That Thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations and proceedings to the advancement of Thy glory, the good of Thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and her Dominions; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice,
religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries for them, for us, and the whole Empire, we humbly beg in the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A COLLECT OR PRAYER FOR ALL
CONDITIONS OF MEN. n GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all
mankind, we humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that Thou wouldest be pleased to make Thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the Universal Church; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to Thy fatherly goodness alí those, who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; (* especially those for whom our prayers are desired), that *This to be said it may please Thee to com
when any desire fort and relieve them, ac
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i Congregation. their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen.
A GENERAL THANKSGIVING.
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their praises and thankswhen any desire to return praise.
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anses, cies vouchsafed unto them). We bless Thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for Thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech Thee, give us that due sense of all Thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth Thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to Thy service, and by walking before Thee in holiness and righteousnessall ourdays; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Spirit be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
A PRAYER OF CHRYSOSTOM. ALMIGHTY God, Who hast given us A grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto Thee; and dost promise, that when two or