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kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, shall give blessing, and honour, and glory, and power unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

From Hebrews, ch. 13.

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

OCCASIONAL PRAYERS.

"Pray for one another, that ye may be healed.”

JAMES, V. 16.

PRAYERS AND PETITIONS.

BISHOP TAYLOR.

O God of infinite mercy, who hast compassion on all men, and relievest the necessities of all that call to thee for help; hear the prayers of thy servant, who is unworthy to ask any petition for himself, yet in humility and duty is bound to pray for others. O let thy mercy descend upon the whole church; preserve her in truth and peace, in unity and safety, in all storms, and against all temptations and enemies; that the offering to thy glory the never-ceasing sacrifice of prayer and thanksgiving may advance the ho

nour of her Lord, be filled with his spirit, and partake of his glory. Amen.

In mercy remember the King; preserve his person in health and honour, his crown in wealth and dignity, his kingdom in peace and plenty, the churches under his protection in prety and knowledge, and a strict and holy religion; keep him perpetually in thy fear and favour, and crown him with glory and immortality. Amen.

Remember them that minister about holy things; let them be clothed with righteousness, and sing with joyfulness. Amen.

Bless thy servant (my wife or husband) with health of body and spirit. O let the hand of thy blessing be upon his head night and day, and support him in all necessities, strengthen him in all temptations, comfort him in all his sorrows, and let him be thy servant in all changes; and make us both to dwell with thee for ever in thy favour, in the light of thy countenance, and in thy glory. Amen.

Bless my children with healthful bodies, with good understandings, with the graces and gifts of thy spirit, with sweet dispositions and holy habits; sanctify them throughout in their todies, and souls, and spirits, and ke p hem unblameable to the coming of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

Be pleased, O Lord, to remember my friends, all that have prayed for me, and all that have done me good, (here name those whom you would particularly recommend.) Do thou good to them, and return all their kindness double into their own bosom, rewarding them with blessings, sanctifying them with thy grace, and bringing them to glory.

Let all my family and kindred, my neighbours and acquaintance, receive the benefit of my prayers, and the blessings of God, the comforts and supports of thy providence, and the sanctification of thy spirit.

Relieve and comfort all the persecuted and afflicted, speak peace to troubled consciences, strengthen the weak, confirm the strong, instruct the ignorant, deliver the oppressed from him that spoileth him, and relieve the needy that hath no helper; and bring us all, by the waters of comfort, and in the ways of righteousness, to the kingdom of rest and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

To God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; to the eternal Son, that was incarnate and born of a Virgin; to the Spirit of the Father and the Son, be all honour and glory, worship and and thanksgiving, now and for ever. Amen.

MSS.

Almighty God, Father of all mercy, and parent of all good, pardon, we most humbly be seech thee, the wanderings and inconstancies of our nature; forgive us all our unintentional errors, and aid us in struggling against our greater faults; show us the hideousness of vice, and arm our souls against the assailings of temptation. Judge us not according to our deserts; for who amongst us can be justified in thy sight? Thou, O God, knowest what is most fitting for our state thou wilt grant or withhold the object of our petitions, as seemeth to thy godly wisdom most conducive to our good. Teach us to extend to others those blessings which thou hast bestowed on us; and enable the ministers of thy faith to unite the wandering children of error in the fellowship of thy church, through the influence and mediation of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

MSS.

Almighty God, we approach thee in all gratitude and thankfulness for thy manifold mercies;

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