Imatges de pÓgina


This is to be III. O Lord, raise up thy ufed when there Power, and come among us, appears little Hopes of Reco- and with great Might fuccour thy poor Servant now languifhing under great Weakness of Body; look with an Eye of Mercy upon him, who in Appearance, is now drawing near the Time of his Diffolution: Perfect, O Lord, his Repentance, and make it effectual through the Blood of the ever-bleffed Jefus; and for Chrift's Sake pardon all the Errors of his paft Life, that he may come to his great Change without Guilt, and feel its near Approach without Fear and Terror. O give him a firm and well-grounded Affurance, that thou art fully reconciled unto him; and now he is entered into the Valley of the Shadow of Death, take Care of him, and carry him through that dark Paffage, into the bright Regions of eternal Blifs: But whether thou feeft it fit to give him fuch a Foretafte of Happiness; yet, O merciful God, take him not out of this World, before he is fitted and prepared; that when he goes to meet the Bridegroom, he may not find the Door to everlasting Happiness fhut against him.

O Lord, with thee, nothing is impoffible if thou wilt, thou canft even yet raise


him up, and grant him a longer Continuance among us; but nevertheless, not our Will, but thine be done; we defire to leave him in thy Hands, and commend him to thy Mercies, and to the Love and Compaffion of the bleffed Jefus. O Lord, hear his Prayers, and the Prayers of all his Friends for him; fupport him in his dying Agonies; strengthen him under all his Weakneffes; vifit him with the ftrong Confolations of thy Holy Spirit, and receive him into the bleffed Society of Saints and Angels; there to love, praise, and adore thee for ever, through the Merits of thy beloved Son Jefus Chrift the Righteous. Amen.

Our Father, &c.

Ejaculations for fick and dying Perfons.

Bleffed Lord, who fcourgeft every
Son whom thou receiveft; let me
not be weary of thy Correction.

Give me fuch a perfect Submiffion to thee, the Father of Spirits, that this Chaftisement may be for my Profit, and that I may be thereby made a Partaker of thy Holiness.

I confefs,

I confefs, O Lord, that I have deserved much greater Punishments than I now feel.

O make me chearfully and thankfully to bear my present Pains; chaften me as thou feeft fitting; do with me what thou pleasest here, fo I may not be condemned with the World hereafter.

O Chrift, who first sufferedft many and grievous Things, and then enteredst into thy Glory; make me fo to fuffer with thee, that I may also be glorified with thee.

O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and moft merciful Saviour, deliver me not, I befeech thee, into the bitter Pains of eternal Death.

O caft not off the Bowels of thy tendereft Compaffions, but even as a Father pitieth his own Children, fo be thou merciful unto me thy finful, but repenting Servant.

O bleffed High-Prieft, who art able to fave to the utmoft them who come unto God by thee, fave me, I befeech thee, who have no Hopes but in thy Merits and Interceffion.

Suffer not, O my Redeemer, my Soul, which thou haft purchafed with the invaluable Price of thy own Blood, to perish; but fay unto me, I am thy Salvation.

O dear

O dear Jefus, who humbleft thyself even to the Death of the Crofs for me, let that precious Death of thine sweeten all the Bitternefs of mine.

I believe that thou fhalt come to be my Judge.

I pray thee, therefore, help thy Servant, whom thou haft redeemed with thy most precious Blood.

Make me to be numbered with thy Saints in Glory everlasting.

O receive me into that Place of Reft, where all Tears fhall be wiped from my Eyes; where there fhall be no more Death, nor Sorrow, nor Crying, nor Pain.

O take me, where I fhall for ever behold thy Face, and follow the Lamb whitherfoever he goeth.

Into thy Hands I commend my Spirit; for thou haft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of Truth.

O Lord, in thee is my Truft; O caft not out my Soul.

O Lord, in thee have I trusted, let me never be confounded.

A Prayer

A Prayer for a fick Child.


Father of Mercies, and God of all Comfort, our only Help in Time of Need; we fly unto thee for Succour in behalf of this Child here lying under thy Hand in great Weakness of Body.

Look graciously upon it, O Lord; ease it, we beseech thee, of its Pains, and pity it in its Extremity.

We know, O Lord, that if thou wilt thou canst raise it up; and grant it a longer Continuance amongst us.

O raise it up again (if it may please thee) to grow in Years and Stature, in Wisdom, and thy Fear, and thereby to comfort its Parents, and to glorify thee.

We believe, O God, that thou knoweft best what is fit for it and us, and that thou wilt do what is beft for both: And therefore we humbly refign its Life to thee, befeeching thee to have Mercy on us.

But whether it live or die, let it be thine; and either preferve it to be thy true and faithful Servant here on Earth, or take it to the Bleffedness of thy Children in the Kingdom of Heaven, through the Merits of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen:

A Thanks

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