Imatges de pÓgina

On Occasion of any violent Storm or Tempeft.

MOST o great and glorious Lord our God, Thou art

cloathed with almighty Power, and girdeft thyself with irresistible Strength; with Thee there is terrible Majefty; thy Way is in the Whirlwind, and in the Storm, and the Clouds are the Dust of thy Feet ; Thou commandeft the Winds and the Seas, and they obey Thee; the Mountains fake at thy Presence, the Rocks tremble before Thee, yea, the Earth, and all that dwell therein: We, poor feeble Duft and Ashes, whom Thou canst scatter with the Breath of thy Mouth, desire with the deepest Humility, and in a most adoring Sense

of thy Greatness, to throw ourselves at the Footstool of thy Throne; poffefs our Hearts, O God, with an holy Fear and Reverence of Thee, may we stand in Awe of thy Judgements; and by these awakening Calls of thy Providence, which are given us in the raging Tempests we feel, [or have felt, ] teach us to consider our Ways, to bewail, our past Offences, and to renew our Purposes of Repentance and Amendment of Life.

Abate the stormy Winds, and compofe the troubled Waves of the Sea, that Those that are thereon may be safe under thy powerful Protection, and that thy Servants every where may be defended from the Dangers which threaten them. Give us Grace, We befeech Thee, to become wifer and better by the Rebukes of thy Rod, and amidst all the Changes and Commotions of this World, grant that by a patient Continuance in well-doing, our Hearts may be so fixed, trusting in the Lord, that We may never be afraid of any Evil; but with holy and unínaken Confidence be looking for thy Mercy unto eternal Life, in that City, of which Thou, o God, art the Builder and Maker, the Foundations whereof never shall be shaken. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for thy Goodness-Sake in Christ Jesus our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

g On Occasion of an Earthquake.


LORD our God, We desire with the 'utmost Reve

rence to prostrate our Souls before Thee, confefling that Tnou art a great God, mighty and terrible; Thou remaveit the Mountains, and overturnelt them in thine An.



Thou shakeft the Earth out of her Place, and makeit the Pillars thereof to tremble. We beseech Thee, O Lord, to awaken our Attention, duly to consider and hear the Voice of thy amazing Judgements, and to learn the Instructions they have a tendency to convey : may We every one of us examine our own Hearts, fee where we have done Iniquity, and sincerely resolve to do so no mote: Suffer us not, as soon as our present Confternation is over, to forget our Deliverances or to grow vain and presumptuous, lest a worse Thing should befall us. We acknowledge it is of thy Goodness, O God, that we were not utterly confumed, and that we were not swallowed up quick, by the late dreadful Earthquake. O may a Sense of thy many wonderful Preservations of us continually abide upon our Hearts, and produce such a godly Care and Watchfulness in our Conduct, that no Disaster in Life may ever surprize us ; that Death itself, at what time and in what manner soever it cometh, may not find us unprepared ; and that at length We may fafely arrive at that Kingdom, which can never be moved ; for the Sake of thy Mercy in Christ Jesus, our worthy Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

In the Time of War and Tumulis.

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ALMIGHTY God, King of all Kings, and Go

vernor of all Things, whose Power no Creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish Sinners, and to be merciful to them that truly repent; fave and deliver Us, We beseech Thee, from the Flands of our Enemies; let not this our Country be ever subject to Tribute, or given up to Strangers; and let not them that hate us prevail against us, or obtain the Rule over us: abate, o

Lord, their : Pride, asswage their Malice, disappoint all their Councils, and make their Devices against us of none effect, and may all

all their Schemes and Enterprizes be as the untimely Birth, of as Grass upon the House-top, which withereth afore it groweth up. We humbly intreat thy Favor and Protection; do Thou, Lord, undertake for us;

forch with our Fleets and Armies, and teach all our Soldiers to act the Part that becometh them; cover their Heads in the Day of Battle, gird them with strength of War, and, crown them with Victory and Songs of TriH


umph ; let them tread down our Enemies that they may not be able to rise any more against us; and be Thou, ó mighty God, the Sword of our Help and the Shield of our Excellency, and let thy right Hand, thine holy Arm, save and uphold us : that We, being armed with thy Defence, may be preserved evermore, from all Perils, to glorife Thee, who art the only Giver of all Victory through Jesus. Christ our Lord. Amen.

9 A more particular PRAYER for a sick Person. O

FATHER of Mercies, and God of all Comfort, our

only Hope in time of Need, We humbly implore thy Mercy towards this thy sick Servant, lying under thine afficting Hand, in great Weakness of Body. Visit him, O Lord with thy Salvation, and deliver him from that bodily Pain and Weakness under which he now labors. [Bless the Means made use of for his Recovery.] And if it be agreean ble to the divine Will, prolong his Days upon Earth, that he may live the Refidue of his Life in thy Fear, and to thy Glory, by serving Thee faithfully, and doing good in his Generation. Sanctifie, We beseech Thee, this thy fatherly Correction to him ; that the Sense of his Weakness may add Strength to his Faith, and Seriousness to his Repen tańce. Give him Comfort and sure Confidence in Thee, that he may patiently and entirely submit to thy blessed Will in all Things ; defend him from the Suggestions of Satan, and kcep Lim in continual Peace and Safety : and if Thou ha?? in thy Wisdom determined to remove him hence, give him Grace fo to take thy Visitation, that after this painful Life ended, he may dwell with Thee in Life everlafting, through Jesus Christ our merciful Savior and Redeemer. Amen.

& A Prayer for a sick Person, when there appeareth small

Hope of Recovery. O

cor, in behalf of thy Servant, whose Sickness we fear and believe to be unto Death. Look graciously upon him, O Lord, and the more the outward Man decayeth, strength-en" him, We bileech Thee, so much the more continually

with thy Grace, and holy Spirit in the inner Man, Give him unfeigned Repentance for all the Errors of his part Life, and stedfast Faith in thy Son Jesus, that his Sins may be done away by thy Mercy, and his Pardon sealed in Heaven, before he hence and be no more seen. We know, Q Lord, that there is no Word impossible with Thee, and , that if Thou wilt, Thou canst even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer Continuance amongst us. Yet, foralmuch as in all Appearance the Time of his Dissolution draweth nigh, so fit and prepare him, against the Hour

of Death, that after his Departure hence in Peace and in -thy Favor, bis Soul may be received into thine everlasting Kingdom, through the (Merits and) Mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

A Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind, or in Conscience.

BLESSED Lord, the Father of Mercies, and the

God of all Comforts, We beseech' Thee look down in Pity and Compaffion upon this thy distressed Servant, Thou writest bitter Things against him, and makest him to poffess his former Iniquities; thy Wrath lieth hard upon him, and his Soul is full of Trouble : But, O merciful Father, who hast written thy holy Word for our Learning, that We through Patience and Comfort of thy facred Scriptures might have Hope ; give him a right Understanding of himself, and of thy Threats and Promises, that he may neiz ther cast away his Confidence in Thee, nor place it any where but in Thee. Give him Strength against all his. Temptations, and heal all bis Distempers. Break not the bruised Reed, nor quench the smoking Flax. Shut not up shy_cender, Mercies in displeasure ; but make him to hear of Joy and Gladress, that the Bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him from the Suggestions and Fear of Satan, lift up the Light of thy Countenance upon, him, and give him Peace, in the Name and through the Mediation of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Savior.


A Prayer for all Conditions of Men, to be ufed on WeekDays instead of the larger Ones in the Morning or Evening Service, at the discretion of the Minister.

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GOD the Creator and Preserver of all Mankind,

We humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and Conditia ons of Men, that Thou wouldst 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 Christian Church, that it may be fo guided and governed by thy holy 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 All those who are any ways afflicted or distrested in Mind, Body or Estate ; (especially These for whom our Prayers are desired ;] that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several Neceffities, giving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy Issue out of their Amitions. And this We beg in the Name and through the Mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

1- A Prayer for a Woman with Child, and drawing near

her Time.


GOD, who art the Author of our Being, the Foun

tain of Life and all it's Blessings, be pleased, We befeech Thee, in thy great Goodness to preserve from every evil Accident this thine Handmaid, who defires now humbly to recommend herself to thy Merciful Protection; perfect and complete what Thou hast begun in her, strengthen and enable her to go through the Pains and Uni easiness of Child-bearing, with Patience and Submission to thy Will: give her a firm Trust and Dependence on thy Fatherly Care and good Providence, carry her fafely through the difficuit Hour of Travail, and make her in thy good time the joyful Mother of a hopeful Child, which may live to be an Instrument of thy Glory, a Blessing to it's Relutions, and a faithful Disciple of thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Airol.


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