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pain; comfort him in his greateft extremity, and fave his foul, for thy mercies' fake.
We know, O Lord, that if thou wilt, thou canft raise him up, and prolong his days here on earth: wherefore we humbly befeech thee, if it be thy pleasure, to raife him up again, that he may, together with his years and ftature, grow in wis dom and in thy fear, and thereby to comfort his parents, and to glorify thee, by doing good in his generation.
But whether be live or die, let him be thine; and either preferve him to be thy 'true and faithful fervant here on earth, or elfe receive him into thofe heavenly manfions, where the fouls of them that fleep in the Lord Jefus enjoy perpetual reft and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies' fake in the fame thy Son, our Lord Jefus Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft, one God, world without end. Amen.
A prayer for all ftates and conditions of men.. God, the of all mankind, I humbly befeech thee to receive these my prayers which I offer unto thy Divine Majefty, for all forts and conditions of men, that thou wouldst be pleafed to make thy ways known unto them, thy faving health unto all nations. More
efpecially I pray that thou wilt infpire the univerfal church with the fpirit of truth, unity, and concord, that all who profefs and call themfelves Chriftians may be led in the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of fpirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteoufnefs of life. Finally, I moft humbly befeech thee of thy good goodnefs, O Lord, to comfort and fuccour all them who in this tranfitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, fickness, or under any other affliction, or diftrefs in mind, body, or eftate; that it please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their feveral neceffities, giving them patience under their fufferings, and a happy iffue out of all their afflictions; and this I beg for Chrift's fake.
Lmighty God, Father of all mercies, I thy unworthy fervant do give thee moft humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to me and to all mankind. I blefs thee for my creation, prefervation, and all the bleffings of this life; and for all thy fervants, departed this life in thy faith and fear; befeeching thee to give me grace fo to follow their good example, that with them
I may be a partaker of thy kingdom; but above all, I blefs thee for thine inefti mable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jefus Chrift; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And I beseech thee, give me that due fenfe of all thy mercies, that my heart may be unfeignedly thankful, and that I may fhow forth thy praise, not only with my lips, but in my life, by giving up myself to thy fervice, and by walking before thee in holiness and righte oufness all my days, through Jefus Chrift | our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
From the Office of THOMAS WILSON and SONS, High-Ousegate, York.