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In the time of Dearth and In the time of War and TuFamine.

mults. God, heavenly Father, Almighty God, King of

whose gift it is, that the rain doth fall, the earth is of all things, whose power no fruitful, beasts increase, and creature is able to resist, to fishes do multiply; Behold, whom it belongeth justly to we beseech thee, the afflic-punish sinners, and to be tions of thy people ; and merciful to them that truly grant that the scarcity and repent; Save and deliver us, dearth, which we do now we humbly beseech thee, from most justly suffer for our ini- the hands of our enemies ; quity, may through thy good- abate their pride, asswagę ness be mercifully turned into their malice, and confound cheapness and plenty; for the their devices; that we, being love of Jesus Christ our Lord, armed with thy defence, may to whom with thee and the be preserved evermore from Holy Ghost be all honour all perils, to glorify thee, who and glory, now and for ever. art the only giver of all vicAmen.

tory; through the merits of Or this.

thy only Son, Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen. God, merciful Father,

who, in the time of Eli- In the time of any common sha the prophet, didst sud Plague or Sickness. dente in a Sarmaziahturto great O Almighty Gridst who in ty and cheapness; Have plague upon thine own people mercy upon us, that we, in the wilderness, for their who are now for our sins obstinate rebellion against punished with like adversity, Moses and Aaron; and also, may likewise find a season in the time of king David, able relief : Increase the didst slay with the plague of fruits of the earth by thy Pestilence threescore and ten heavenly benediction, and thousand, and yet remember.

that we receiving ing thy mercy didst save the thy bountiful liberality, may rest; Have pity upon us miuse the saine to thy glory, serable sinners, who now are the relief of those that are visited with great sickness needy, and our own com- and mortality; that like as fort; through Jesus Christ thou didst then accept of an our Lord. Amen.

| atonement, and didst com

grant that


& A Prayer that may be said after any of the


mand the destroying Angel | administration in the sanie; to cease from punishing, so and so replenish them with it may now please thee to the truth of thy doctrine, and withdraw from us this plague endue them with innocency and grievous sickness; thro' of life, that they may faithJesus Christ our Lord. Amen. fully serve before thee, to In the Ember Weeks, to be said every day, the glory of thy great for those that we to be admitted into Holy Name, and the benefit of

, heavenly Father, who Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. hast purchased to thyself an universal Church by the precious blood of thy dear

Son; O God, whose nature and Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so mercy and to forgive, receive guide and govern the minds our humble petitions ; and of thy servants the Bishops though we be tied and bound and Pastors of thy flock, that with the chain of our sins, they may lay hands suddenly yet let the pitifulness of thy on no man, but faithfully great mercy loose us; for and wisely make choice of fit the honour of Jesus Christ,

our Mediator and Advocate. persons to serve in the sa

Amen. cred Ministry of thy Church. And to those which shall be F A Prayer for the High Court of Parlic

ment, to be read during their Session, ordained to any holy function give thy grace and heavenly M,

OST gracious God, we benediction; that both by

humbly beseech thee, their life and doctrine they ral, so especially for the High

as for this Kingdom in genemay set forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation Court of Parliament, under of all men; through Jesus our most religious and graciChrist our Lord. Amen.

ous King at this time assem

bled : That thou wouldest be Or this.

pleased to direct and prosper LMIGHTY God, the all their consultations to the

giver of all good gifts, advancement of thy glory, who of thy divine providence the good of thy Church, the hast appointed divers Orders safety, honour, and welfare in thy Church; Give thy of our Sovereign, and his Dograce, we humbly beseech minions; that all things may thee, to all those who are to be so ordered and settled hy be called to any office and their endeavours, upon the

best and surest foundations, the Catholick Church; that that

peace and happiness, it may be so guided and gotruth and justice, religion verned by thy good Spirit, and piety, may be established that all who profess and call among us for all generations. themselves Christians may be These and all other necessa- led into the way of truth, ries, for them, for us, and thy and hold the faith in unity whole Church, we humbly of spirit, in the bond of peace, beg in the Name and Medi- and in righteousness of life. ation of Jesus Christ our Finally, we commend to thy most blessed Lord and Sa- fatherly goodness all those, viour. Amen.

who are any ways afflicted,

or distressed, in mind, body, 1 A Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of men, to be used at such times when the or estate; [*espeLituny is not appointed to be said, cially those for on or the con O

God, the Creator and whom our prayers

Preserver of all man- are desired,] that it may kind, we humbly beseech please thee to comfort and thee for all sorts and condi- relieve them, according to tions of men; that thou their several necessities, girwouldest be pleased to make ing them patience under their thy ways known unto them, sufferings, and a happy issue thy saving health unto all out of all their afflictions. And nations. More especially, we this we beg for Jesus Christ pray for the good estate of his sake. Amen.

* This to be saint gregation.


T A General Thanksgiving. vouchsafed unto them.] We
LMIGHTY God, Fa- bless thee for our creation,

ther of all mercies, we preservation, and all the thine unworthy servants do blessings of this life; but give thee most humble and above all, for thine inestimhearty thanks for all thy able love in the redemption goodness and loving-kind- of the world by our Lord ness to us, and to all men ; Jesus Christ; for the means [* particularly to

of grace, and for the hope of those who desire moyen prayed for de

glory. And, we beseech thee, now to offer up

give us that due sense of all their praises and thanksgiv- thy mercies, that our hearts ings for thy late mercies may be unfeignedly thankful,

• This to be said sire to return praise.

and that we shew forth thy | and will always declare thy praise, not only with our lips, loving-kindness from genebut in our lives; by giving up ration to generation; through ourselves to thy service, and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. by walking before thee in

For Plenty. holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus O Most merciful Father,

who of thy gracious Christ our Lord, to whom goodness hast heard the dewith thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, and turned our dearth and

vout prayers of thy Church, world without end. Amen.

scarcity into cheapness and For Rain.

plenty; We give thee humO

God our heavenly Fa- ble thanks for this thy

ther, who by thy graci- special bounty; beseeching ous providence dost cause thee to continue thy lovingthe former and the latter rain kindness unto us, that our to descend upon the earth, land may yield us her fruits that it may bring forth fruit of increase, to thy glory and for the use of man; We give our comfort; through Jesus thee humble thanks that it Christ our Lord. Amen. hath pleased thee, in our For Peace and Deliverance great necessity,' to send us at the last a joyful rain upon

from our Enemies. thine inheritance, and to re O

Almighty God, who art fresh it when it was dry, to

a strong tower of dethe great comfort of us thy

fence unto thy servants unworthy servants, and to against the face of their the glory of thy holy Name;

enemies; We yield through thy mercies in Jesus praise and thanksgiving for Christ our Lord. Amen.

our deliverance from those

great and apparent dangers For fair Weather. wherewith we were compassLord God, who hasted: We acknowledge it thy

justly humbled us by goodness that we were not thy late plague of immo- delivered over as a prey unto derate rain and waters, and them; beseeching thee still in thy mercy hast relieved to continue such thy mercies and comforted our souls by towards us, that all the world this seasonable and blessed may know that thou art our change of weather ; We Saviour and mighty Deliverpraise and glorify thy holy er; through Jesus Christ our Name for this thy mercy, Lord. Amen.



For restoring Publick Peace | bering mercy, hast redeemed at Home.

our souls from the jaws of Eternal God, our hea- death; We offer unto thy makest men to be of one

our souls and bodies which mind in a house, and stillest thou hast delivered, to be a the outrage of a violent and living sacrifice unto thee, unruly people; We bless thy always praising and magni. holy Name, that it hath fying thy mercies in the pleased thee to appease the midst of thy Church; through seditious tumults which have Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. been lately raised up amongst

Or this. us; most humbly beseeching WE humbly acknowledge thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may hence- merciful Father, that all the forth obediently walk in thy punishments which are threatholy commandments; and, ened in thy law might justly leading a quiet and peaceable have fallen upon us, by reason life in all godliness and hon- of our manifold transgressions esty, may continually offer and hardness of heart: Yet unto thee our sacrifice of seeing it hath pleased thee praise and thanksgiving for of thy tender mercy, upon these thy mercies towards us; our weak and unworthy huthrough Jesus Christ our miliation, to asswage the Lord. Amen.

contagious sickness where

with we lately have been For Deliveranee from the sore afflicted, and to restore

Plague, or other common the voice of joy and health Sickness.

into our dwellings; We offer O

Lord God, who hast unto thy Divine Majesty the

wounded us for our sacrifice of praise and thankssins, and consumed us for giving, lauding and magnifyour transgressions, by thy ing thy glorious Name for late heavy and dreadful vi- such thy preservation and sitation ; and now, in the providence over us ; through midst of judgement remem- | Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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