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O suffer us not to sink under the ble. Have mercy upon us, have weight of our sins, or the violence mercy upon us, most merciful Faof the enemy.
ther: For thy Son our Lord Jesus O Lord, arise, help us, and de-Christ's sake, forgive us all that is liver us, for thy name's sake. past; and grant, that we may ever
Short Prayers in respect of a Storm. hereafter serve and please thee in (HOU, O Lord, who stillest the newness of life, to the honour and
raging of the sea, hear, hear us, glory of thy name, through Jesus and save us, that we perish not. Christ our Lord. Amen.
O blessed Saviour, who didst , Then shall the Minister, if there be any in the save thy disciples ready to perish
ship, say, in a storm; hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.
venly Father, who, of his Lord, have mercy upon us.
great mercy, hath promised forChrist, have mercy upon us.
giveness of sins to all those who Lord, have mercy upon us.
with hearty repentance and true O Lord, hear us.
faith turn unto him; have mercy O Christ, hear us. upon you; pardon and deliver
you God the Father, God the Son, from all your sins; confirm and God the Holy Ghost, have mercy strengthen you in all goodness, and upon us, save us now and ever- bring you to everlasting life, Amen.
through Jesus Christ our Lord. UR Father, who art in Hea-Amen. ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
1 Thanksgiving after a Storm.
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; O BE joyful in God, all ye Give us this day our daily bread; honour of his name; make his And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
praise to be glorious. against us; And lead us not into
Say unto God, O how wonderful
art thou in thy works; through the temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
greatness of thy power shall thine When there shall be imminent danger, as many
enemies be found liars unto thee. as can be spared from necessary service in
For all the world shall worship humble Confession of their sins to God: in which thee, sing of thee, and praise thy every one ought seriously to reflect upon those name. particular sins, of which his conscience shall
O come hither, and behold the accuse him; saying as followeth :
works of God; how wonderful LMIGHTY God, Father of he is in his doings towards the
our Lord Jesus Christ, Ma- children of men ! ker of all things, Judge of all men;
He ruleth with his power for we acknowledge and bewail our ever; his eyes behold the people; manifold sins and wickedness, and such as will not believe, shall which we from time to time most not be able to exalt themselves. grievously have committed, by O praise our God, ye people; thought, word, and deed, against and make the voice of his praise thy Divine Majesty, provoking to be heard; most justly thy wrath and indigna- Who holdeth our soul in life; tion against us.
We do earnestly and suffereth not our feet to slip. repent, and are heartily sorry for For thou, O God, hast proved these our misdoings; the remem- us; thou also hast tried us, like brance of them is grievous unto as silver is tried. us; the burden of them is intolera- Thou broughtest us into the
snare; and laidest trouble upon For he maketh the storm to our loins.
cease, so that the waves thereof I will
into thine house with are still. burnt-offerings; and will pay thee Then are they glad, because my vows which I promised with they are at rest; and so he bringmy lips, and spake with my mouth, eth” them unto the haven where when I was in trouble
O come hither, and hearken, all Ó that men would therefore ye that fear God; and I will tell praise the Lord for his goodness; you what he hath done for my soul. and declare the wonders that he
I called unto him with my doeth for the children of men! mouth; and gave him praises with That they would exalt him also my tongue.
in the congregation of the people; If I incline unto wickedness and praise him in the seat of the with mine heart, the Lord will not elders ! hear me,
Glory be to the Father, and to But God hath heard me; and the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; considered the voice of my prayer. As it was in the beginning, is
Praised be God, who hath not now, and ever shall be, world withcast out my prayer, nor turned his out end.
Amen. mercy from me.
1 Collects of Thanksgiving. Glory be to the Father, and to O Lord God, who art of infi
As it was in the beginning, is nite goodness and mercy; we, thy now, and ever shall be, world with poor creatures, whom thou hast out end. Amen.
made and preserved, holding our Psalm 107. Confitemini Domino. souls in life, and now rescuing
men would praise us out of the jaws of death, humthe Lord for his goodness; bly present ourselves again before and declare the wonders that he thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sadoeth for the children of men ! crifice of praise and thanksgiving,
That they would offer unto him for that thou heardest us when we the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and called in our trouble, and didst not tell out his works with gladness! cast out our prayer, which we
They that go down to the sea in made before thee in our great disships; and occupy their business tress; even when we gave all for in great waters;
lost, our Ship, our Goods, our These men see the works of the Lives, then didst thou mercifully Lord, and his wonders in the deep. look upon us, and wonderfully
For at his word, the stormy command a deliverance; for which wind ariseth; which lifteth up the we now, being in safety, do give waves thereof.
all praise and glory to thy holy They are carried up to the hea- name, through Jesus Christ our ven, and down again to the deep; Lord. Amen. their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
MOST mighty and gracious They reel to and fro, and stag- good God, thy mercy is over ger like a drunken man; and are all thy works, but in special manat their wit's end.
ner hath been extended towards So when they cry unto the Lord us, whom thou hast so powerfully in their trouble, he delivereth them and wonderfully defended. Thou qut of their distress.
hast showed us terrible things, and
wonders in the deep, that we night covered us; the proud waters might see how powerful and gra- had well nigh gone over our soul. cious a God thou art; how able The sea roared; and the stormy and ready to help those who trust wind lifted up the waves thereof. in thee, Thou hast showed us We were carried up as it were how both winds and seas obey thy to heaven, and then down again command; that we may learn into the deep;. our soul melted even from them hereafter to obey within us, because of trouble. thy voice, and to do thy will. We Then cried we unto thee, O therefore bless and glorify thy Lord; and thou didst deliver us name, for this thy mercy, in saving out of our distress. us when we were ready to perish. Blessed be thy name, who didst And, we beseech thee, make us not despise the prayer of thy seras truly sensible now of thy mer- vants; but didst hear our cry, and cy, as we were then of the danger; hast saved us. and give us hearts always ready
Thou didst send forth thy comto express our thankfulness not mandment; and the windy storm
words, but also by our ceased, and was turned into a calm. lives, in being more obedient to 0 let us therefore praise the thy holy commandments. Con- Lord for his goodness; and detinue, we beseech thee, this thy clare the wonders that he hath goodness to us; that we, whom done, and still doeth, for the chilthou hast saved, may serve thee dren of men! in holiness and righteousness all Praised be the Lord daily; even the days of our life, through Je- the Lord that helpeth us, and sus Christ our Lord and Saviour. poureth his benefits upon us. Amen.
He is our God, even the God of 1 A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving after a
whom cometh salvation: God is dangerous Tempest.
the Lord, by whom we have esCOME, let us give thanks caped death.
unto the Lord, for he is gra- Thou, Lord, hast made us glad cious; and his mercy endureth for through the operation of thy ever.
hands; and we will triumph in Great is the Lord, and greatly thy praise. to be praised: Let the redeemed Blessed be the Lord God; even of the Lord say so, whom he hath the Lord God, who only doeth delivered from the merciless rage wondrous things. of the sea.
And blessed be the name of his The Lord is gracious, and full Majesty for ever; and let every of compassion; slow to anger, and one of us say, Amen, Amen. of great mercy.
Glory be to the Father, and to He hath not dealt with us ac- the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; cording to our sins; neither re- As it was in the beginning, is warded us according to our ini- now, and ever shall be, world quities.
without end. Amen. But as the heaven is high aboveA Psalm or Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving the earth; so great hath been his
after Victory. mercy towards us.
side, now may we say; if the ness; - we were even at death's Lord himself had not been on our door.
side, when men rose up against us; The waters of the sea had well! They had swallowed us up
We found trouble and heavi. If the Lord had not been on our
quick, when they were so wrath- As it was in the beginning, is fully displeased at us.
now, and ever shall be, world Yea, the waters had drowned without end. Amen. us, and the stream had gone over | After this Hymn may be said the Te Deum. our soul; the deep waters of the
Then this Collect. proud had gone over our soul.
ALMIGHTY God, the But praised be the Lord, who
Sovereign Commander of all hath not given us over as a prey the world, in whose hand is powunto them.
er and might, which none is able The Lord hath wrought a migh- to withstand; we bless and magty salvation for us.
nify thy great and glorious name We got not this by our own for this happy victory, the whole sword, neither was it our own arm glory whereof we do ascribe to that saved us; but thy right hand, thee, who art the only giver of and thine arm, and the light of thy victory. And, we beseech thee, countenance, because thou hadst give us grace to improve this great a favour unto us.
mercy to thy glory, the advanceThe Lord hath appeared for us; ment of thy Gospel, the honour of the Lord hath covered our heads, our country, and, as much as in and made us to stand in the day us lieth, to the good of all manof battle.
kind. And, we beseech thee, give The Lord hath appeared for us; us such a sense of this great merthe Lord hath overthrown our cy, as may engage us to a true enemies, and dashed in pieces thankfulness, such as may appear those that rose up against us.
in our lives, by an humble, holy, Therefore not unto us, O Lord, and obedient walking before thee not unto us; but unto thy name all our days, through Jesus Christ be given the glory.
our Lord; to whom, with thee, The Lord hath done great things and the Holy Spirit, as for all thy for us; the Lord hath done great mercies, so in particular for this things for us, for which we rejoice. victory and deliverance, be all glo
Our help standeth in the name ry and honour, world without end. of the Lord, who hath made hea- Amen. ven and earth.
2 Cor. xiii. 14. THE of
Lord Jesus Lord, from this time forth for evermore.
and the fellowship of the Holy Glory be to the Father, and to Ghost, be with us all evermore. the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; Amen. T At the Burial of the Dead at Sea, the Office in the Common Prayer Book may be used; only instead
of these words, We therefore commit his Body to the ground, earth to earth, &c. say, We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ ; who at his coming shall change our vile Body, that it may be like his glorious Body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
A FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE VISITATION OF PRISONERS. 9 When Morning or Evening Prayer shall be read in any Prison, instead of the Psalm, 0 come let us
sing, &c. shall be read the 130th Psalm; and the Minister shall insert, after the Collect for the Day, the Collect in the following service, O God, who sparest, &c. and at such times as the Litany is not read, he shall add the Prayer, O God, merciful Father, who despisest not, &c.
O ven, &c.
9 And when Notice is given to the Minister, that a that they may neither cast away
crime, he shall visit him; and when he cometh their confidence in thee, nor place into the place where the Prisoner is, he shall say, it any where but in thee. Relieve kneeling down,
the distressed, protect the innoEMEMBER not, Lord, our cent, and awaken the guilty: and of our forefathers; neither take light out of darkness, and good thou vengeance of our sins : Spare out of evil, grant that the pains us, good Lord, spare thy people, and punishments which these thy whom thou hast redeemed with servants endure, through their bothy most precious blood, and be dily confinement, may tend to setnot angry with us for ever.
ting free their souls from the chains Ans. Spare us, good Lord.
of sin; through Jesus Christ our I Let us pray:
Lord. Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us. 1 Here the Minister, as he shall see convenient, Christ, have mercy upon us. may read the Prayer for All conditions of Men, Lord, have mercy upon us.
the Collect for Ash-Wednesday, and the Collect UR Father, who art in hea- beginning Almighty God, the fountain of all
wisdom, &c. or any other Prayer of the Liturgy, &c.
which he shall judge proper.
Then shall the Minister exhort the Prisoner or Min. Ó Lord, show thy mercy Prisoners after this Form, or other like : upon us ; Anys And grant us thy salvation. DE ARL Anbiebe dood, whose Min. Turn thy face from our sins; never failing providence governeth
Ans. And blot out all our ini- all things both in heaven and earth, quities.
hath so wisely and mercifully orMin. Send us help from thy dered the course of this world, holy place;
that his judgments are often sent Ans. For thine indignation lieth as fatherly corrections to us; and hard upon us.
if with due submission and resigMin. O Lord, hear our prayer ; nation to his holy will we receive
Ans. And let the sighing of the the same, they will work together Prisoners come before thee.
for our good. The Collect.
It is your part and duty, therewe beseech thee, fore, to humble yourself under the Almighty God, that we, who mighty hand of God, to acknowfor our evil deeds do worthily de- ledge the righteousness of his judgserve to be punished, by the comments, and to endeavour, that, by fort of thy grace may mercifully be his grace, this present visitation relieved through our Lord and Sa-may lead you to a sincere and viour Jesus Christ. Amen. hearty repentance. 0
GOD, who sparest when we The way and means thereto is,
deserve punishment, and in to examine your life and conversathy wrath rememberest mercy; tion by the rule of God's commandwe humbly beseech thee, of thy ments; and whereinsoever you goodness to comfort and succour shall perceive yourself to have all those who are under reproach offended either by will, word, or and misery in the house of bond-deed, there to bewail your own age; correct them not in thine an-sinfulness, and to confess yourself ger, neither chasten them in thy to Almighty God, with full pursore displeasure. Give them a pose of amendment of life. And right understanding of themselves, if you shall perceive your offences and of thy threats and promises ; to be such as are not only against