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mies, and from every evil to which he Prisoners, beginning, “O Father of may be exposed. Conduct him in safety Mercies," gc. may be used. o the haven where he would be, with a grateful sense of thy mercies, through O MOST gracious and merciful God, . .
we earnestly beseech thee to have For a Person under Affliction.
pity and compassion upon those persons recommended to our prayers, who now
lie under the sentence of the law, and O
Father, who hast taught us, in thy are appointed to die. Visit them, o holy Word, that thou dost not willingly Lord, with thy mercy and salvation i afflict or grieve the children of men; convince them of the miserable
condition look with pity, we beseech thee, upon they are in, by their sins and wickedness; the sorrows of thy servant, for whom and let thy powerful grace produce in our prayers are desired. In thy wisdom them such a godly sorrow, and sincere thou hast seen fit to visit him with trou. repentance, as thou will be pleased to ble, and to bring distress upon him. accept Give them a strong and lively Remember him, O Lord, in mereyi faith in thy Son, our blessed Saviour, sanctify thy fatherly correction to him ; and make it effectual to the salvation
of endue his soul with patience under his their souls. O Lord, in judgment reaffliction, and with resignation to thy member mercy; and whatever sufferings Llessed will ; comfort him with a sense they are to endure in this world, yet deof the goodness; lift up thy counte- liver them, O God. from the bitter pains wance upon him, and give him peaor, of eternal death. Pardor their sins, and through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. save their souls, for the sake and merits T For Malefactors, after Condemnation. of thy dear Son, our blessed Saviour and Or else the Prayer in the Visitation of
THANKSGIVINGS. The Thanksgiving of Women after our soul by this seasonable and blessed Chud birth; to be said when any Wo- change of weather; we praise and glori. man, being present in Church, shall fy thy holy name, for this thy mercy, hare desired to return Thanks to Al- and will always declare thy loving kindmighty God for her safe deliverance. ness from generation to generation, O
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. humble thanks, for that thou hast
For Plenty been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of Child. O MOST merciful Father, who of thy birth, this woman, thy servant, who de. dres now to offer her praises and thanks. devout prayers of thy Church, and wirngivings m.to thee Grant, we bescech
ed our dearth and scarr ty into plenty ; Thee, most merciful Father, that she,
we give thee humble thriks for this thy through thy help, may both faithfully special bounty : beseeching thee to con live and valk according to thy will in
tinue thy loving kindness unto us, thet this life present, and also may be purta.
our land may yield us her fruits of inter of everlasting glory in the life to crease, to thy glory and our comfort, come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. through Jesus Christ our Lord
For Peace and Deliverance from our
uy gracious prov. lence dost cause the fornier and the latter rain to de. strong tower of defence unto thy scend upon the earth, that it may bring servants against the face of their eneFurth fruit for the use of man; we give
mies; we yield thee praise and thanks. thee humble thanks that it hath pleased giving, for our deliverance from those thee, in our great necessity, to send us great and apparent dangers wherewith at the last, a joyful rain upon Lhine in- we were compassed; we acknowledge it heritance, and to refresh it when it was thy goodness that we were not delivered fry, to the great comfort of us thy un- over as a prey unto them; beseeching worthy servants, and to the glory of thy thee still to continue such thy mercies holy name, through thy mercies in Jesus
towards us, that all the world may Christ our Lord Amen
know that thou art our Saviour and
mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ 1 For Fair Weather
LORD God, who hast justly hum.
bled us by thy late visitation of us For Restoring Public Peace at Home with immoderate rain and waters, and in ETERNAL God, our heavenly Fathy mercy hast relieved and comforted ther, who alone makest men to be
of one mind in a huuse, and stillest the For a Recovery from Sickness outrage of a violent and unruly people ; we bless thy holy name, that it hath | O GOD, who art the giver of life, of
health, and of safety; we bless thy pleased thee to appease the seditious tu- name, that thou hast been pleased to mults which have been lately raised up deliver from his bodily sickness this thy amongst us; most humbly beseeching
servant, who now desireth to return thee to grant to all of us grace, that we thanks unto thee, in the presence of all may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading
thy people. Gracious art thou, O Lord,
and full of compassion to the children quiet and peaceable life in all godliness
of men. May his heart be duly imand honesty, may continually offer unto
pressed with a sense of thy merciful thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us,
goodness, and may he devote the residue
of his days to an humble, holy, and obe through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
dient walking before thee, through Jesus For Deliverance from great Sickness Christ our Lord Amen. and Mortality
For a safe Return from Sea. O LORD God, who hast wounded us
OST our transgressions, by thy late heavy is over all thy works; we praise and dreadful visitation, and now, in the thy holy name that thou hast been pleas. midst of judgment remembering mercy, ed to conduct in safety, through the pehast redeemed our souls from the jaws rils of the great deep, this thy servant, of death; we offer unto thy fatherly who now desireth to return his thanks goodness ourselves, our souls and bo- unto thee, in thy holy Church : May he dies, which thou hast delivered, to be a be duly sensible of thy merciful provi. living sacrifice unto thee ; always prais
dence towards him, and ever express his ing and magnifying thy mercies in the thankfulness by a holy trust in thee, and midst of thy Church, through Jesus obedience to thy laws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Christ our Lord. Amen.
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent. fore love is the fulfilling of the law. And
that, knowing the time, that now it in LMIGHTY God, give us grace that
high time to awake out of sleep; for
now is our salvation nearer than when darkness, and put upon us the armour of
we believed. The night is far spent, the light, now in the time of this mortal life,
day is at hand; let us therefore cast off in which thy Son Jesus Chris came to
the works of darkness, and let us put on visit us in great humility; that in the the armour of light. Let us walk honlast day, when he shall come again in
estly, as in the day; not in rioling and
drunkenness, not in chambering and his glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life wantonness, not in strife and envying. immortal, through him who liveth and But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost,
and make not provision for the flesh, to now and ever. Amen.
fulfil the lusts thereof. This Collect is to be repeated every Day
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. with the other collects in Advent, until When they drew nigh unto Jeruss
unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus The Epistle. Rom. ziil 8.
two disciples, saying unto them, Go into ,
the village over against you, and straightone another; for he that loveth way ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt another hath fulfilled the law. For this, with her: loose them, and bring them Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou unto me. And if any man say ought shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt need of them, and straightway he will not on vet; and if there be any other send them. All this was done, that it commandment, it is briefly comprehend. might be fulfilled woich was spoken by ed in this saying, namely, Thou shalt the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter love thy neighbour as thyself. Love of Sion, Behold, ihy King cometh unto worketh no ill to his neighbour; there. thee meek, and sitting upon an ass, and
I colt the foal of an ass. And the disci abound in hope, through the power of ples went, and did as Jesus commanded
the Holy Ghost. them; and brought the ass and the colt,
The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. and in the rear and a very great mul- A and in the moon, we do in the stars ; titude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and upon the earth distress of nations, and strawed them in the way.
And the with perplexity; the sea and the waves hariltitudes that went before, and that roaring men's hearts failing them for followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the
fear, and for looking after those things Son of David : blessed is he that cometh which are coming on the earth, for the m the name of the Lord; Hosanna in
powers of heaven shall be shaken. And
then shall they see the Son of man comthe highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
ing in & cloud with power
great saying, Who is this? And the multitude glory. And when these things begin to said, This is Jesus the Prophet of Naza- come to pass, then look up, and lift up reth of Galilee. And Jesus went into your heads; for your redemption drawthe temple of God, and cast out all them
eth nigh And he spake to them a para. that sold and bought in the temple, and
ble, Behold, the fig-tree, and all the overthrew the tables of the money-chang- trees; when they now shoot forth, ye ers, and the seats of them that sold see and know of your own selves, that doves, and said unto them, It is written, summer is now nigh at hand. So likeMy house shall be called the house of wise ye, when ye see these things come prayer; but ye la made it a den of to pass, know ye that the kingdom of Thieves.
God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass
away till all be fulfilled. Heaven ann The second Sunday in Adrent. earth shall pass away ; but my woru The Collect.
shall not pass away. LESSED Lord, who hast caused
The third Sunday in Advent. our learning; grant that we may in such
The Collect. vise hear them, read, mark, learn, and mwardly digest them, that by patience, O LORD Jesus Christ, who at the
first coming didst send thy mes. embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed senger to prepare thy way before thee; hope of everlasting life, which thou hast
grant that the Ministers and Stewards given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
of thy mysteries may likewise so preArinen
pare and make ready thy way, by turo.
ing the hearts of the disobedient to the The Epistle. Rom. Ir. 4. wisdom of the just, that, at thy second
, were written for found an acceptable people in thy sight, our learning; that we, through pa- who livest and reignest with the Father tience, and comfort of the Scriptures,
and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, might have bope. Now the God of pa. world without end. Amen. tience and consolation grant you to be T'he Episele. 1 Cor. iv. 1.
, cording to Christ Jesus : That ye may the Ministers or Christ, and Stewa with one mind and one mouth glorify | ards of the mysteries of God. More God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Wherefore receive ye one ano
over, it is required in stewards, that a
man be found faithful. But with me it ther, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus
is a very small thing, that I should be Christ was a minister of the circumci: judged of you, or of man's judgment : sion, for the truth of God, to confirm yea, 1 judge not mine own self." For i the promises made unto the fathers : know nothing by myself, yet am I nos And that the Gentiles might glorify God hereby justified but he that judgeth for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among thing before the time, until the Lord the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name:
come, wło both will bring to light the And again he saith, Rejoice ye
Gentiles, hidden things of darkness, and will
make manifest the counsels of the hearts: with his people : And again, Praise
and then shall every man have praise of the Lord, all ye Gentiles ; and laud him,
God. all ye people. And again Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2.
TOW In him shall the Gentiles trust. Now prison the works of Christ, he the God of hope all you with all joy sent two of his disciples, and said unto and peace in believing, that ye inay him Art thou he that should come, or.
do we look for another ? Jesus answer Why baptizest thou then, if thou be nos ed and said unto them, Go, and show that Christ, nor Elias, neither that ProJohn again those things which ye do phet ? John answered them, saying, 1 lear and see: The blind receive their baptize with water ; but there standeth sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are one among you, whom ye know not ; Cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead he it is, who, corning after me, is preare raised up, and the poor have the ferred before me, whose shoe's latchet 1 gospel preached to them: And blessed am not worthy to unloose These is he whosoe T shall not be offended in things were done in Bethabara, beyond me. And as hey departed, Jesus be- Jordan, where John was baptizing. gan to say unto the multitudes concerning, John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see ? A reed shaken with The Vativity of our Lord, or the Birth the wind ? But what went ye out for to day of Christ, commonly called Christ see ? A man clothed in soft raiment ? mas-day. Behold, they that wear soft clothing are
The Collect. in kings' houses. But what went se out
for to see ? A prophet ? yea, I say ALMIGHTY God, who hast given unto you, and more than a prophet.
us thy only begotten Son to take For this is he of whom it is written,
our nature upon him, and as at this time Behold, I send my messenger before thy
to be bom of a pure Virgin ; grant that face, which shall prepare thy way be
we, being regenerate and made thy chil. fore thee.
dren by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through
the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who The fourth Sunday in Advent. liveth and reignetl. with thee aod the The Col.ect.
same Spirit, ever one God, world with
Amen. O thy power, and come among us,
T'he Epistle. Heb. 1. I and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wicked- GOD, who, at sundry times, and in Dess, we are sore let and hindered in
I divers manners, spake in time past running the race that is set before us, unto the fathers by the prophets, hath thy bountiful grace and mercy may in these last days spoken unto us by his speedily help and deliver us, through Son, whom he hata appointed heir of all the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord : things, by whom also he made the to whom, with thee and the Holy worlds; who, being the brightness of Ghost, be honour and glory, world his glory, and the express image of his without end. Amen.
person, and upholding all things by the The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.
himself purged our sins, xut down on a la
the right hand of the Majesty on high; again I say, Rejoice. Let your being made so much better than the an. moderation be known unto all men. gels, as he hath by inheritance obtained The Lord is at hand. Be careful for a more excellent name than they. For nothing, but in every thing by prayer unto which of the angels said he at any and supplication, with thanksgiving, let time, Theu art my Son, this day have your requests be made known unto God.
1 begotten thee? And again, I will be And the peace of God, which passeth all to him a Father, and be shall be to me a understanding, shall keep your hearts Son ? And again, when he bringeth in and minds through Chrisi Jesus the first-begotten into the world, he
saith, And let all the angels of God wor. The Gospel. St. John i. 19.
And of the angels he saith,
who maketh bis angels spirits, and his Jews sent Priests and Levites from ministers a Aame of fire But unto the Jerusalem to ask himn. Who art thou ? Son he saith, Thy throne. O God, is for And he confessed, and denied not; but ever and ever ; & sceptre of righteousconfessed, I am not the Christ. And ness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. they asked him, What then ? Art thou Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art iniquity; therefore God, even thy God thou that Prophet? And he answered, hath anointed thee with the oil of glach No. Then said they unto him, Who ness above thy fellows And, Thou, art thou ? that we may give an answer Lord, in the beginning hast laid the to them that sent us: What sayest thou foundation of the earth and the hea of thyself? He said, I the voice of vens are the works of thine hands: they one crying in the wilderness, Make
perish, but thou remainest; and straight the way of the Lord, as said they all shall wax old as doth a garment; the prophet Esaias. And they which and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up were sent were of the Pharisees. And and they shall be changed; but thou ant they asked him, and said unto him, the same, and thv years shall not fail.
The Gospel. St. John i. I. Mary was espoused to Joseph, before In the beginning was the Word, and they came together, she was found with
the Word was with God, and the child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph Word was God. The same was in the her husband, being a just man, and no: beginning with God. All things were willing to make her public example, made by him; and without him was not
was minded to put her away privily. any thing made, that was made. In
But while he thought on these things, hija was life, and the life was the light
the angel of the Lord appeared of men. And the light shineth in dark.
unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, ness, and the darkness comprehended it
thou son of David, fear not to take un. bot. There was a man sent from God, to thee Mary thy wife ; fer that which whose name was John: The same came
is conceived in her is of the Holy for a witness, to bear witness of the Ghost : And she shall bring forth a Son. light, that all men through him might
and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for believe. He was not that light, but was
he shall save his people from their sins. sent to bear witness of that light. Thal
Now all this was done, that it might be was the true light, which lighteth every
fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord men that cometh into the world. He by the prophet, saying, Behold, a Vir. was in the world, and the world was gin shall be with child, and shall bring made by him, and the world knew him forth a Son, and they shall call his name not. He came unto his own, and his
Emmanuel, which being interpreted, us, own received hin not.
But as many as
Gorl with us. Then Joseph, being rais. received him, to them gave he power to
ed from sleep, did as the angel of the become the sons of God, even lo them
Lord had bídden him, and took unto that believe on his name: Which were him his wife ; and knew her not till she born, not of blood, nor of the will of had brought forth her first-born Son ; the flesh, nor of the will of man,
and he called his name Jesus. but of God.
And the Word was made fiesh, and dwelt among us, (and The Circumcision of Christ. we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of
The Collect. grace and truth.
A Llessed Son to be circumcised, and
obcdient to the law for man; grant us The Sunday after Christmas-day.
the true circumcision of the Spirit, that, The Collect.
our hearts and all our members being ho
mortified from all worldly and carnal us thy only begotten Son to take
lusts, we may in all things obey thy our nature npon him, and as at this time blessed will, through the same thy Sou 10 be born of a pure Virgin ; grant that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. we, being regenerate and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. le restaurowe cour Lord Jesus Christ,
who BLord will not timpure sin. Comella
DLESSED is man whom the liveth and reigneth with thee and the this blessedness then upen the circumsame Spirit, ever one God, world with
cision only, or upon the uncircumcision out end. Amen.
also ? For we say, that faith was reck. T'le Epistle. Gal. iv. 1.
oned to Abraham for righteousness
How was it then reckoned when he
was in circumcision or in uncircumcifrom a servant, though he be lord of
sion ? Not in circumcision, but in unall; but is under tutors and governors,
circumcision. And he received the sign until the time appointed of the father.
of circumcision, a seal of the righteousEven so we, when we were children,
ness of the faith which he had, yet being were in bondage under the elements of
uncircumcised; that he might be the the world; but when the fulness of the
father of all them that believe, though time was come, God sent forth his Sou,
they be not circumcised; that rightmade of a woman, made under the law,
eousness might be imputed unto them to redeem them that were under the law,
also: And the father of circuncision to that we might receive the adoption of
them who are not of the circumcision sons. And, because ye are sons, God
only, but also walk in the steps of that hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son
faith of our father Abraham, which be into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
had, being yet uncircumcised, For the Wherefore thou art no more a servant, promise, that he should be the heir of
the world, was not to Abraham, or to but a son ; and if a son, then an heir of God, through Christ.
his seed, through the law. but through
the righteousness of faith The Gospel. St. Mart. i. 18.
which are of the law be heirs, faith is THE birth of Jesus Christ was on made void, and the promise made of When as his mother