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[M. * That it may please Thee to preside in the high Court of Parliament, to direct and over-rule all their Dcbates and Consultations for the publick Welfare, P. We befeech Thee ta hear us, good Lord.]

M. That it may please Thee to bless and keep the Judges and Magistrates of these Lands, giving them Grace to execute Justice, and to maintain Peace; that they may be a Terror, to evil Doers, and a Support and Protectioa to them that do well.

P. We befeech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to illuminate all the faithful Ministers of thine everlasting Gospel, (of whatsoever Denomination of Christians they are,) with true Knowledge and Understanding of thy Word; and that both by their Preaching and Living, they may set it forth and recommend it accordingly.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to direct and grant, that all useful Wifdom may be faithfully taught, and the Principles of Virtue effećtually inculcated, in all our Universities, Schools, and Seminaries of Learning.

P. We befeech Thee to hear ki, good Lord.

M. That it may please. Thee to bless and keep all thy People, giving them Hearts truly to love and fear Thee to receive thy Word with pure Affection, to bring forth the Fruits of the Spirit, and diligently to live after thy Commandments.

P. We befeech Thee to hear us, good Lord. M. That it may please Thee to bring into the Way of Truth all Such as have erred and are deceived.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to strengthen Such as do ftand, to raise up them that fall, to satisfie the doubtirg, to comfort the weak-hearted, and finally to beat down Satan under our Feet.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to succor, help and comfort All that are in Danger, Necessity or Tribulation ; All that are any ways afflicted in Mind, Body or Eftate, (1 especially these, for whom our Prayers are desired.) P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. .

M. That * This is to be said only during the sitting of Parliament. * To be added only when Any desire to Le prayed for.

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M. That it may please Thee to defend and preserve All that travel by Land or by Water, All Women laboring with Child, all fick Persons and young children, to support thé Aged, and to thew thy Pity upon all Prisoners and Captives, especially those that suffer for Conscience and Religion. P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to provide for the fatherless Children and Widows, and all that are desolate or oppressed.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. M. That it may please 'Thee to have Mercy upon all Men. P. We befeech Thee to hear us, good Lord, M. That it may please Thee to forgive our Enemies, Persecutors and Slanderers, and to turn their Hearts.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to bless our Benefactors and Friends, and to recompence Good to All, who have done or designed any Good to Us.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord. --M. That it may please Thee to give and preserve to our Use the kindly Fruits of the Earth, so as in due time We may enjoy them.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to giveus true Repentance ; to forgive us all our Sins, Negligences and Ignorances ; and to endue us with the Grace of thy holy Spirit, to amend our Lives according to thy fácred Word.

P. We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

M. O God, and Father of our Lord Jesus Chrift, We beseech Thee to hear us.

P. Graciously hear Us, O God; graciously hear Us, O Lord, our heavenly Father.

M. O let thy Mercy be thewed upon us.
P. As We do put our Trust in Thee, through Jesus Christ.

M. We ask all this of Thee, O God, for Thou art the universal King, holy and, just, to whom it belongeth in Righteousness to judge the World, and save thy People : All Power is Thine to execute Wrath upon thine Enemies, to deliver and glorifie thy Flock, and None is able to flay thine Hand or to resist 'Thee ; for of Thee, and through Thee, and to Thee are all Things, and thine shall be the Glory and the Praise for ever and ever. P Amen.

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ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who by

thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to them, that feek thy Kingdom and the Righteousness thereof, all Things neceffarý to their bodily Sustenance; We humbly apply to Thee, in this Time of our Necessity, now when the Earth is parched up with Heat, and the Clods cleave fast together, beseeching that Thou wouldst satisfie the desolate and dry Ground, and make it soft with such moderate Rain and Showers, that thus it may become fruitful, and yield its Encrease ; bless the Springing thereof, and make the Bud of the tender Herb to bring forth in it's kind abundantly; that We thy Servants, under a due Sense of our continual Dependence on Thee, may study to walk worthy of Thee, unto all well-pleasing, and may abound in the Fruits of Righteousness, to thy Praise and Glory, through Jesus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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er alone it is to give us fruitful Seasons, filling our Hearts with Food and Gladness; We thine unworthy Servants, sensible of the Tokens of thy just Displeasure in pouring down fuch immoderate and continued Showers, most humbly approach thy Throne, bewailing our Provocations, and earnestly imploring thy Pity and Compaffion; We befeech Thee, O Lord most merciful, to lay the Bottles of

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Heaven, and to restrain the Floods thereof, that there be not such a sweeping Rain as shall leave us' no Food. Caufe thy Mercy speedily to shine forth; and may the Visitations of thy Goodness come upon Us, as refreshing as the Light of the Morning, when the Sun riseth, even a Morning without Clouds; or as the tender Grafs springing out of the Earth, by clear Shining after Rain. And although Thou now hidest thy Face from Us, yet graciously appear for our Comfort, and fend Us such kind and favorable Weather, as that in due Season We may receive the Fruits of the Earth, and learn both by thy Chastisement to amend our Lives, and from thy Clemency to thew forth thy Praise, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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In the Time of Dearth or Famine. 0

MOST gracious God, who turnest a fruitful Land

into Barrenness, for the Iniquity of them that dwell therein; with all Humility of Soul, We proftrate ourselves at thy Footstool, acknowledging that Thou art righteous in all thy Judgments, and that We, unthankful and disobedient, as we have been, amidst our former Abundance, do justly deserve to eat our Bread by Weight and with Care, and to drink Water by Measure and with Astonishment : Yet deal not with us, We beseech Thee, after our Sins, neither reward us according to our Iniquities, but gracioufly look upon the AMictions of thy Servants; have Mercy upon us, and grant that our present Dearth and Scarcity may through thy Goodness be turned into Cheapness and Plenty, that wc, receiving the Fruits of thy bountiful Liberality, may use the same to thy Glory, the Relief of those that are in Want, and to our own Comfort and Happiness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

( In the Time of any common Plague or Sicknefi.

OST wise and powerful Lord our God, under an aw.

ful Sense of thine awakening Judgements, We would bow before thy Throne, and humble ourselves' under thy mighty Hand, which in fu astoniihing a Manner is stretched vut against us. In the Midst of Life we are in Death; the Grave hath enlarged itself, and opened it's Mouth be

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yond Measure, and our Glory, Multitude and Pomp deicend into it; Of whom may We seek for Succor but of Thee, O Lord, who for our Sins art justly displeased? Yet, O God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and merciful Savior, correct us not in Anger, left Thou bring us to Nothing ; but, of thine abundant Compassion, remove this grievous Sickness and Mortality, with which our Houses are visited, and take away thy Plague from us, that We be nos consumed by the Stroke of thy heavy Hand. Pardon, We beseech Thee, our own crying Sins, and those of the whole Nation, which have drawn down thy heavy Displeasure upon Us; teach Us by these thy Chaftisements to reform our Tempers and Conduct; and grant that the Lives which Thou hast hitherto spared, may be devoted to thy Fear, that thy Servants being prepared for all Events, may, whether we live, live unto the Lord, or whether we die, may die unto the Lord; and out of thine infinite Goodness have Mercy upon us, that living or dying We may be Thine, through the [Merits and] Mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen.

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9 On Occafion of Mortality among the Cattle. GRACIOUS God, who, in thy great Bounty to

Mankind, haft given them the Bealts of the Field for their Provision and Nourishment; continue to us, We humbly beseech Thee, this Blessing, and suffer us not to be reduced to Scarcity and Distress by the contagious Distemper, which [hath raged, and] yet rages, among the Cattle in many parts of this Kingdom. In this and all other thy Dispensations towards Us, We fee and adore the Justice of thy Providence, and do with penitent Hearts confess, that our manifold Iniquities have defervedly provoked thine Anger and Indignation against us. But We earnestly entreat Thee, O almighty Father, in this our calamitous State to. look down upon us with an Eye of Pity and Compaffion; and, if it be thy blessed Will, to forbid the spreading of this fore Vifitation, and in thy good Time to remove it fiom all the Inhabitants of this Land, for the Sake of thy Mercies in Chrift Jefus, our only Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

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