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Let us pray.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
O Lord, arise, help us, and Hallowed be thy Name; Thy
deliver us for thine honour. kingdom come; Thy will be Glory be to the Father, &c. done in earth, as it is in heaven: As it was in the beginning, &c. Give us this day our daily bread ;
From our enemies defend us, And forgive us our trespasses, as O Christ. we forgive them that trespass
Graciously look upon our afflicagainst us; And lead us not into
tions. temptation, But deliver us from
Pitifully behold the sorrows of evil. Amen.
our hearts. Priest. O Lord, deal not with Mercifully forgive the sins of us (a) after our sins :
thy people. Answ. Neither reward us after Favourably with mercy
hear our iniquities.
o són of David, have mercy
upon us. O God, merciful Father, that
Both now and ever vouchsafe despisest not the sighing of a
to hear us, O Christ. contrite heart, nor the desire of
Graciously hear us, O Christ; such as be sorrowful; Mercifully greciously hear us, O Lord Christ. assist our prayers that we make
Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy before thee in all our troubles
be shewed upon us ; and adversitics, whensoever they
Answ. As we do put our trust
in thee. oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subuilty of the devil or WE humbly beseech thee, O man worketh against us be
Father, mercifully to look upon brought to nought, and by the
our infirmities; and for the glory providence of thy goodness they
of thy Name turn from us all may be dispersed; that we thy those evils that we most righservants, being hurt by no per- teously have deserved; and grant, secutions, may evermore give that in all our troubles we may thanks unto thee in thy holy
put our whole trust and confiChurch, through Jesus Christ
dence in thy mercy, and everour Lord.
more serve thee in holiness and O Lord, arise, help us, and pureness of living, to thy honour deliver us for thy Name's sake.
and glory, through our only Me
diator and Advocate, Jesus Christ O God, we have heard with our our Lord. Amen. ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble Works
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. that thou didst in their days, || Almighty God, who hast given and in the old time before
us grace, at this time, with one thcm.
accord to make our common
Let us pray:
(a) "after," i.e. “according to."
according to." See Ps.ciii. 10. “He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses."
supplications unto thee; and and in the world to come life dost promise, that when two or everlasting. Amen. three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their
2 Cor. xiii. 14 requests; Fulfil now, O Lord,
The grace of our Lord Jesus the desires and petitions of thy
Christ, and the love of God, and servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in
the fellowship of the Holy Ghost,
be with us all evermore. Amen. this world knowledge of thy truth,
PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS
UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.
TO BE USED BEFORE THE TWO FINAL PRAYERS OF THE LITANY,
OR OF MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER.
pentance thou wilt send us such O God, heavenly Father, who weather, as that we may receive by thy Son Jesus Christ hast pro
the fruits of the earth in due seamised to all them that seek thy son; and learn both by thy pukingdom, and the righteousness nishment to amend our lives, and thereof, all things necessary to
for thy clemency to give thee their bodily sustenance; Send us, praise and glory, through Jesus we beseech thee, in this our ne
Christ our Lord. Amen. cessity, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the In the time of Dearth and Famine. fruits of the earth to our comfort, | O God, heavenly Father, whose and to thy honour, through Jesus gift it is, that the rain doth fall, Christ our Lord. Amen.
the earth is fruitful, beasts in
crease, and fishes do multiply; For Fair Weather.
Behold, we beseech thee, the afO Almighty Lord God, who flictions of thy people; and grant for the sin of man didst once that the scarcity and dearth, which drown all the world, except eight we do now most justly suffer for persons, and afterward of thy our iniquity, may through thy great mercy didst promise never goodness be mercifully turned into destroy it so again ; We hum- to cheapness and plenty, for the bly beseech thee, that, although love of Jesus Christ our Lord; we for our iniquities have wor- to whom with thee, and the Holy thily deserved a plague of rain Ghost, be all honour and glory and waters, yet upon our true re
now and for ever. Amen.
Pestilence three-score and ten O God, merciful Father, who in thousand ; and yet, rememberthe time of Elisha the propheting thy mercy, didst save the didst suddenly in Samaria turn rest; Have pity upon us misergreat scarcity and dearth into able sinners, who now are visited plenty and cheapness ; Have with great sickness and mortamercy upon us, that we, who | lity ; that like as thou didst then are now for our sins punished accept of an atonement, and didst with like adversity, may likewise
command the destroying angel find a seasonable relief: Increase to cease from punishing, so it the fruits of the earth by thy may now please thee to withdraw. heavenly benediction; and grant
from us this plague and grievous that we, receiving thy bountiful sickness, through Jesus Christ liberality, may use the same to our Lord. Amen. thy glory, the relief of those that are needy, and our own com- In the Ember Weeks, viz. (the first whole fort, through Jesus Christ our
Week in Lent, Whitsun Week, and be
Weeks in which the first Wednesday bap Lord, Amen.
pens after the 14th of September, and ibe
13th of December), to be said every Day, In the time of War and Tumults. for those that are to be admitted into Holy
Orders. O ALMIGHTY God, King of all kings, and Governor of all Almighty God, our heavenly things, whose power no creature Father, who hast purchased to is able to resist, to whom it be
thyself an universal Church by longeth justly to punish sinners,
the precious blood of thy dear and to be merciful to them that
Son; Mercifully look upon the truly repent; Save and deliver
same, and at this time so guide us, we humbly beseech thee,
and govern the minds of thy from the hands of our enemies; abate their pride, asswage their
servants, the Bishops and Pastors
of thy flock, that they may lay malice, and confound their de
hands suddenly on no man, but vices; that we, being armed with faithfully and wisely make choice thy defence, may be preserved
of fit persons to serve in the evermore from all perils, to
sacred Ministry of thy Church. glorify thee, who art the only And to those which shall be giver of all victory, through the merits of thy only Son Jesus give thy grace and heavenly be
ordained to any holy function, Christ our Lord. Amen.
nedi&tion, that both by their life
and doctrine they may set forth In the time of any common Plague or Sickness.
thy glory, and set forward the O Almighty God, who in thy | Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
salvation of all Men, through wrath didst send a plague upon thine own people in the wilder
Or this : ness, for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron; and Almighty God, the giver of also, in the time of king David, all good gifts, who of thy divine didst slay with the plague of || providence hast appointed divers
Orders in thy Church ; Give thy O God, the Creator and Pregrace, we humbly beseech thee,
server of all mankind, we humbly to all those who are to be called
beseech thee for all sorts and to any office and administration
conditions of men, that thou in the same ; and so replenish wouldest be pleased to make thy them with the truth of thy
ways known unto them, thy do&trine, and endue them with
saving health unto all Nations. innocency of life, that they may More especially we pray for the faithfully serve before thee, to the
good estate of the (a) Catholic glory of thy great Name, and the
Church ; that it may be so guided benefit of thy holy Church, and governed by thy good Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
that all who profess and call Amen.
into the way of truth, and hold A Prayer for the High Court of Parlia
the faith in unity of spirit, in the ment, to be read during their Session.
bond of peace, and in righteousMost gracious God, we humbly ness of life. Finally, we combeseech thee, as for this kingdom mend to thy fatherly goodness
all those who are any ways afHigh Court of Parliament, under Alicted or distressed in mind, our most religious and gracious body, or estate,
• This to be said King at this time assembled : [* especially those for when any desire That thou wouldest be pleased to
whom our prayers Congregation.
the Prayers of the direct and prosper all their con- are desired;] that sultations, to the advancement of
it may please thee to comfort and thy glory, the good of thy relieve them according to their Church, the safety, honour, and several necessities, giving them welfare of our Sovereign and his patience under their sufferings, dominions; that all things may and a happy issue out of all their be so ordered and settled by their afflictions : And this we beg for endeavours, upon the best and Jesus Christ his sake. Amen. surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice,
A Prager that may be said after any of the religion and piety, may be esta
former. blished among us for all tions. These and all other ne.
O God, whose nature and processaries, for them, for us, and perty is ever to have mercy and thy whole Church, we humbly
to forgive, receive our humble beg in the Name and Mediation petitions; and though we be tied of Jesus Christ our most blessed
and bound with the chain of our Lord and Saviour. Amen. sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy A Colle& or Prayer for all conditions of nour of Jesus Christ our Media
great mercy loose us, for the hoMen, to be used at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said. tor and Advocate. Amen.
for all genera
(a) “Catholic Church," that is, the Christian Church, the whole body of Christians throughout the world,
any have been
A general Thanksgiving.
and to refresh it when it was dry, ALMIGHTY God, Father of all to the great comfort of us thy mercies, we thine unworthy ser- unworthy servants, and to the vants do give thee most hum- glory of thy holy Name, through ble and hearty thanks for all thy mercies in Jesus Christ our thy goodness and loving-kind
Lord. Amen. us and to all men, * This to be said [*particularly to those
For fair Weather who desire now to O Lord God, who hast justly prayed for desire to re: offer up their praises humbled us by thy late plague of turn praise.
and thanksgivings for immoderate rain and waters, and thy late mercies vouchsafed unto in thy mercy hast relieved and them.] We bless thee for our comforted our souls by this seacreation, preservation, and all the sonable and blessed change of blessings of this life; but above weather ; We praise and glorify all, for thine inestimable love in thy holy Name for this thy mercy, the redemption of the world by and will always declare thy lov. our Lord Jesus Christ; for the ing-kindness from generation to means of grace, and for the hope generation, through Jesus Christ of glory. And we beseech thee, our Lord. Amen. give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be
For Plenty. unfeignedly thankful; and that most merciful Father, who we may shew forth thy praise,
of thy gracious goodness hast not only with our lips, but in our heard the devout prayers of thy lives; by giving up ourselves to Church, and turned our dearth thy service, and by walking be- and scarcity into cheapness and fore thee in holiness and righte- || plenty; We give thee humble ousness all our days, through thanks for this thy special bounty; Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be loving-kindness unto us, that all honour and glory, world with
our land may yield us her fruits out end. Amen.
of increase, to thy glory and our
comfort, through Jesus Christ our For Rain.
Lord. Amen. O God our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence For Peace and Deliverance from our dost cause the former and the
Enemies. latter rain to descend upon the O ALMIGHTY God, who art a earth, that it may bring forth strong tower of defence unto thy fruit for the use of man ; We servants against the face of their give thee humble thanks that it enemies; We yield thee praise hath pleased thee, in our great and thanksgiving for our delivernecessity, to send us at the last a ance from those great and appajoyful rain upon thine inheritance, rent dangers wherewith we were