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PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.

¶ The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the book of Common Prayer.

¶ These two following Prayers may be also used in ships of war.

and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

O ETERNAL LORD GOD, who alone spreadest out the ¶ Prayers to be used in storms at sea. heavens, and rulest the raging O MOST powerful and of the sea; who hast compassed glorious LORD GOD, at whose the waters with bounds, until command the winds blow, and day and night come to an end; lift up the waves of the sea, and be pleased to receive into thy who stillest the rage thereof; Almighty and most gracious we, thy creatures, but miserable protection, the persons of us thy sinners, do in this our great servants, and the fleet [or ship] distress cry unto thee for help : in which we serve. Preserve Save, LORD, or else we perish. us from the dangers of the sea, We confess when we have been and from the violence of the safe, and seen all things quiet enemy; that we may be a safeabout us, we have forgotten guard unto the United States thee our GoD, and refused to of America, and a security for hearken to the still voice of such as pass on the seas upon thy word, and to obey thy their lawful occasions; that the commandments: but now we inhabitants of our land may see how terrible thou art in peace and quietness serve thee our GoD; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.

The Collect.

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all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all; and therefore we adore thy divine majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, LORD, and save us for thy mercies' sake, in JESUS CHRIST, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this.

O MOST glorious and graDIRECT us, O LORD, in cious LORD GOD, who dwellest all our doings, with thy most in heaven, but beholdest all gracious favour, and further us things below; look down, we with thy continual help; that beseech thee, and hear us, in all our works begun, con- calling out of the depth of tinued, and ended in thee, we misery, and out of the jaws of may glorify thy holy name; this death, which is now ready

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to swallow us up: Save, LORD, Thou art the great Gon, who hast made and rulest all things: O deliver us for thy name's sake.

or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring sea; that we, being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. Hear, LORD, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen. ¶ The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea

against any enemy.

O MOST powerful and glorious LORD GOD, the LORD of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; thou sittest in the throne judging right: and therefore we make our address to thy divine majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O LORD, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. Olet not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty deliverer, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

T Short Prayers for single persons, who cannot meet to join in prayer with others, by reason of the fight or storm.

¶ General Prayers.

LORD be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercies' sake.

Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee. T Special Prayers with respect to the enemy.

THOU, O LORD, art just and powerful: O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.

O GoD, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.

O LORD of hosts, fight for us, that we may glorify thee.

O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy.

O LORD, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thy name's sake. ¶ Short Prayers in respect of a storm.

THOU, O LORD, who stillest the raging of the sea, hear, hear us, and save us, that we perish

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who trespass against us; And | sins; confirm and strengthen lead us not into temptation; But you in all goodness, and bring deliver us from evil. Amen. you to everlasting life, through

When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sins to GOD in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth:

The Confession.

JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen

¶ Thanksgiving after a storm. Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo.

O BE joyful in God, all ye lands; sing praises unto the honour of his name; make his praise to be glorious.

Say unto GoD, O how wonderful art thou in thy works; through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be

found liars unto thee.

ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from For all the world shall wortime to time most grievously ship thee, sing of thee, and have committed, by thought, praise thy name. word, and deed, against thy O come hither, and behold the divine majesty, provoking most works of God; how wonderful justly thy wrath and indignation he is in his doings towards the against us. We do earnestly children of men!

repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father : for thy Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people; and such as will not believe, shall not be able to exalt themselves.

O praise our God, ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard;

Who holdeth our soul in

life; and suffereth not our feet to slip.

For thou, O GOD, hast proved us; thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.

Thou broughtest us into the Then shall the Priest, if there be any in snare; and laidest trouble upon our loins.

the ship, say,

ALMIGHTY Gob, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your

I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings; and will pay thee my vows which I promised with my lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear GoD; and I will

tell you what he hath done for | LORD in their trouble, he my soul. delivereth them out of their

I called unto him with my distress. mouth; and gave him praises with my tongue.

If I incline unto wickedness with mine heart, the LORD will not hear me.

But God hath heard me; and considered the voice of my prayer.

Praised be GOD, who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me.

Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON, and to the HOLY GHOST;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalm 107. Confitemini
Domino.

O THAT men would praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works with gladness!

They that go down to the sea in ships; and occupy their business in great waters;

These men see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he maketh the storm to cease, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.

O that men would therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!

That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people; and praise him in the seat of the elders!

Glory be to the FATHER, and to the SON, and to the HOLY GHOST;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

T Collects of Thanksgiving.

O MOST blessed and glorious LORD GOD, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; we, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy divine majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great distress; even when we gave all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliSo when they cry unto the verance; for which we now,

For at his word, the stormy wind ariseth; which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep; their soul melteth away because of the trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man; and are at their wit's end.

being in safety, do give all cious; and his mercy endureth
praise and glory to thy holy for ever.
name, through JESUS CHRIST
our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.

iniquities.

But as the heaven is high above the earth; so great hath been his mercy towards us.

We found trouble and heaviness; we were even at death's door.

The waters of the sea had well nigh covered us; the proud waters had well nigh gone over our soul.

O MOST mighty and gracious good GoD, thy mercy is over The LORD is gracious, and all thy works, but in special full of compassion; slow to manner hath been extended anger, and of great mercy. towards us, whom thou hast He hath not dealt with us so powerfully and wonderfully according to our sins; neither defended. Thou hast showed rewarded us according to our us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a GOD thou art; how able and ready to help those who trust in thee. Thou hast showed us how both winds and seas obey thy command; that we may learn even from them hereafter to obey thy voice, and to do thy will. We therefore bless and glorify thy name, for this thy mercy, in saving us when we were ready to perish. And, we beseech thee, make us as truly sensible now of thy mercy, as we were then of the danger; and give us hearts always ready to express our thankfulness not only by words, but also by our lives, in being more obedient to thy holy commandments. Continue, we beseech thee, this thy goodness to us; that we, whom thou hast saved, may serve thee in holiness and righteousness all Thou didst send forth thy the days of our life, through commandment; and the windy JESUS CHRIST our Lord and storm ceased, and was turned Saviour. Amen. into a calm.

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The sea roared; and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.

We were carried up as it were to heaven, and then down again into the deep; our soul melted within us, because of trouble.

Then cried we unto thee, O LORD; and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.

Blessed be thy name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy servants; but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.

O let us therefore praise the LORD for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth, for the children of men!

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