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and make it effectual to the the bitter pains of eternal death. salvation of their souls. 0 Pardon their sins, and save Lord, in judgment remember their souls, for the sake and mercy; and whatever sufferings merits of thy dear Son, our they are to endure in this world, blessed Saviour and Redeemer. yet deliver them, O God, fromAmen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child mercies in Jesus Christ our
T For Fair Weather. safe deliverance.
O LORD God, who hast O ALMIGHTY GOD, we justly humbled us by thy late give thee humble thanks, for visitation of us with immode iler
, that thou hast been graciously rate rain and waters, and in pleased to preserve, through thy mercy hast relieved and the great pain and peril of child- comforted our souls by this birth, this woman, thy servant, seasonable and blessed change the who desireth now to offer her of weather; we praise and not praises and thanksgivings unto glorify thy holy name, for this thee. Grant, we beseech thee, thy mercy, and will always the most merciful Father, that she, declare thy loving kindness *he through thy help, may both from generation to generation, faithfully live and walk accord-through JESUS CHRIST ing to thy will in this life pre- Lord, Amen, sent, and also may be partaker
T For Plenty: of everlasting glory in the life
0 MOST merciful Father, to come, through Jesus Christ who of thy gracious, goodness our Lord. Amen.
hast heard the devout prayers
of thy Church, and turned our O GOD, our heavenly Father, dearth and scarcity into plenty; who by thy gracious provi- we give thee humble thanks for dence dost cause the former this thy special bounty ; beand the latter rain to descend seeching thee to continue thy upon the earth, that it may loving kindness unto us, that bring forth fruit for the use of land
may yield us her fruits we give thee humble of increase, to thy glory and thanks that it hath pleased thee, our comfort, through JESUS in our great necessity, to send Christ our Lord. Amen. us at the last, a joyful rain upon T For Peace, and Deliverance from our thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great O ALMIGHTY GOD, who comfort of us thy unworthy art a strong tower of defence servants, and to the glory of unto thy servants against the thy holy name, through thy face of their enemies; we yield
1 For Rain
death thee praise and thanksgiving, ed our souls from the jaws of
for our deliverance from those death ; we offer unto thy fake a great and apparent dangers therly goodness ourselves, our on, or wherewith we were compassed; souls and bodies, which thou
we acknowledge it thy good- hast delivered, to be a living
For a Recovery from Sickness.
O GOD, who art the giver of o has For Restoring Public Peace at Home. we bless thy name, that thou ny lat
O ETERNAL God, our hea- hast been pleased to deliver imod venly Father, who alone makest from his bodily sickness this men to be of one mind in a
thy servant, who now desireth house
, and stillest the outrage to return thanks unto thee, in this of a violent and unruly people;
presence of thy people change we bless thy holy name, that it Gracious art thou, LORD, and
hath pleased thee to appease the full of compassion to the childor this seditious tumults which have ren of men. May his heart be are been lately raised up amongst duly impressed with a sense of ndnes us ; most humbly beseeching he devote the residue of his
thy merciful goodness, and may cations thee to grant to all of us grace. days to an humble, holy, and
that we may henceforth obedi-
obedient walking before thee, mandments; and, leading a
through Jesus Christ our ghet quiet and peaceable life in all
MOST gracious LORD, whose sacrifice of praise and thanks- mercy is over all thy works ; giving for these thy mercies we praise thy holy name that towards us, through Jesus thou hast been pleased to conChrist our Lord. Amen.
duct in safety, through the
perils of the great deep, this For Deliverance from great Sickness and thy servant, who now desireth Mortality.
to return his thanks unto thee, O LORD God, who hast in thy holy Church: May he be wounded us for our síns, and duly sensible of thy merciful consumed us for our transgres- providence towards him, and şions, by thy late heavy and ever express his thankfulness dreadful visitation; and now, by a holy trust in thee, and in the midst of judgment re- obedience to thy laws, through membering mercy, hast redeem- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I For a safe Return from Sea.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. spent, the day is at hand; let
us therefore cast off the works ALMIGHTY GOD, give us
of darkness, and let us put on
the armour of light. grace that we may cast away walk honestly, as in the day; ihe works of darkness, and put not in rioting and drunkenness, Sidend upon us the armour of light, now
not in chambering and wanton- Jest in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son JESUS CHRIST But put ye on the Lord Jesus
ness, not in strife and envying. buig came to visit us in great humiļity; that in the last day, when Christ, and make not provision
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts he shall come again in his glo
thereof. rious majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. the life immortal, through him WHEN they drew nigh unto who liveth and reigneth with Jerusalem, and were come to thee and the Holy Ghost,'now Bethphage, unto the mount of and ever. Amen.
Olives, then sent JESUS two This Collect is to be repeated every day disciples, saying unto them, with the other collects in Advent, until Go into the village over against Christmas day,
you, and straightway ye shall boy The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
find an ass tied, and à colt with OWE no man any thing, but her : loose them, and bring
TE to love one another; for he them unto me. And if any that loveth another hath ful- man say aught unto you, ye filled the law. For this, Thou shall say, The Lord hath need shalt
not commit adultery, of them; and straightway he Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt will send them. All this was not steal, Thou shalt not bear done, that it might be fulfilled false witness, Thou shalt not which was spoken by the covet; and if there be any other prophet, saying, Tell ye the commandment, it is briefly com- daughter of Sion, Behold, thy prehended in this saying, name- King cometh unto thee, meek, ly, Thou shalt love thy neigh- and sitting upon an ass, and a bour as thyself. Love worketh colt the foal of an ass. no ill to his neighbour; there the disciples went, and did as fore love is the fulfilling of the Jesus commanded them;
and law. And that, knowing the brought the ass and the colt, time, that now it is high time to and put on them their clothes, awake out of sleep; for now is and they sat him thereon. And our salvation nearer than when a very great multitude spread we believed. The night is farl their garments in the way;
others cut down branches from have hope. Now the God of PEL the trees, and strawed them in patience and consolation grant
And the multitudes you to be like-minded one tothat went before, and that fol-wards another, according to lowed, cried, saying, Hosanna CHRIST JEsus: that ye may
to the Son of David : blessed with one mind and one mouth hand;! is he that cometh in the name glorify God, even the Father he work of the LORD'; Hosanna in the of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. 25 pole highest
. And when he was Wherefore receive ye one ancome into Jerusalem, all the other, as Christ also received the day city was moved, saying, Who us, to the glory of God. Now kenne is this? And the multitude said, I say, that JESUS CHRisT was
This is Jesus the Prophet of a minister of the circumcision, enre Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus for the truth of God, to conrd dat went into the temple of God, firm the promises made unto urorigine and cast out all them that sold the fathers : and that the Genthe best and bought in the temple, and tiles might glorify God for his
overthrew the tables of the mercy; as it is written, For money-changers, and the seats this cause I will confess to thee
of them that sold doves, and among the Gentiles, and sing igh w said unto them, It is written, unto thy name : and again he
My house shall be called the saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with somni house of prayer ; but ye have his people: and again, Praise made it a den of thieves. the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and
laud him, all ye people. And again Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that
shall rise to reign over the The Collect.
Gentiles, in him shall the GenBLESSED LORD, who hast tiles trust. Now the God of caused all holy Scriptures to be hope fill you with all joy and
written for our learning; grant peace in believing, that ye may rk that we may in such wise hear abound in hope, through the
them, read, mark, learn, and power of the Holy Ghost. i inwardly digest them, that by The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. 1 patience, and comfort of thy B holy Word, we may embrace,
AND there shall be signs in and ever hold fast the blessed the sun, and in the moon, and I hope of everlasting life, which in the stars; and upon the earth
thou hast given us in our distress of nations, with perSaviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen. plexity ; the sea and the waves The Epistle. Rom. xv.
roaring; men's hearts failing 4.
them for fear, and for looking WHATSOEVER things after those things which are were written aforetime, were coming on the earth; for the written for our learning ; that powers of heaven shall be we, through patience, and com- shaken. And then shall they fort of the Scriptures, might see the Son of man coming
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
in a cloud with power and be found faithful. But with me
The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. away ; but my word shall not NOW when John had heard pass away.
in the prison the works of
thou he that should come, or do
we look for another ? Jesus anO LORD JESUS CHRIST, swered and said unto them, Go, who at thy first coming didst and show John again those send thy messenger to prepare things which ye do hear and thy way before thee; grant see : the blind receive their that the Ministers and Stew- sight, and the lame walk, the ards of thy mysteries may like- lepers are cleansed, and the wise so prepare and make ready deaf hear, the dead are raised thy way, by turning the hearts up, and the poor have the Gosof the disobedient to the wis- pel preached to them: and dom of the just, that, at thy blessed is he whosoever shall second coming to judge the not be offended in me.
And world, we may be found an as they departed, Jesus began acceptable people in thy sight, to say unto the multitudes conwho livest and reignest with the cerning John, What went ye FATHER and the Holy SPIRIT, out into the wilderness to see? ever one God, world without A reed shaken with the wind ? end. Amen.
But what wentye out for to see? The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1.
A man clothed in soft raiment?
Behold, they that wear soft LET a man so account of clothing are in king's houses. us,as of the Ministers of Christ, But what went ye out for to see? and Stewards of the mysteries A prophet? yea, I say unto of God. Moreover, it is re- you, and more than a prophet. quired in stewards, that a man For this is he of whom it is