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Min. O Lord, save thisciously pleased to preserve, woman thy servant ; through the great pain and pe

Ans. Who putteth her trustril of Child-birth, this woman in thee.

thy servant,who desires nowto Min. Be thou to her a strong otter her praises and thanks. tower,

givings unto thee. Grant, we Ans. From the face of her beseech thce, most mercisul enemy.

Father, that she, through thy Min. Lord hearour prayer: help, may both faithfully live,

Ans. And let our cry come und walk according to thy will unto thee.

in this life present, and also Min. Let us pray.

may be partaker of everlastALMIGHTY God, we ing glory in the life to come,

for that thou hast been gra- Amen.
The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer her ac-
customed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister
and the Church-Wardens to the relief of ristressed Women
in Child-bed : ind if there be a Communion, it is conve.
nient that she receive the Holy Communion,



f The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea,

shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common

Prayer. f These two following ?'rayers dangers of the Sea, and from

may be also used in Ships of the violence of the enemy;that War,

we may be a safeguard unto O ETERNAL Lord God, the United States of America,

who alone spreadest out and a security for such as pass the heavens, and rulest the on the Seas upon their lawful raging of the sea ; who hast occasions; that the inhabitants compassed the waters with of our land may in peace and bounds, until day and night quietness serve thee our God; come to an end; be pleased to and that we may return in receive into thy Almighty and safety to enjoy the blessings of most gracious protection, the the land, with the fruits of our persons of us thy servants,and labour; and, with a thankful the Fleets or ship)in whichwe remembrance of thy mercies, serve. Preserve us from the to praise and glorify thy holy

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Name, through Jesus Christ est all things below; look down our Lord. Amen.

we beseech thee, and hear us, The Collect. calling out of the depth of miIRECT us O Lord, in all sery, and out of the jaws of this

our doings, with thy most

death, which is now ready to gracious favour, and further

swallow us up : Save, Lord, us with thy continual help the living shall praise thee. O


or else we perish. The living, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee,

send thy word of command to we may glorify thy holyName;

rebuke the raging Winds, and and finally by thy mercy obtain

the roaring Sea; that we beoverlasting life; through Jesus ing delivered from this disChrist our Lord. Amen.

tress, may live to serve thee,

and to glorify thy name all the | Prayers to be used in Storms

days of our life. Hear, Lord, at Sea.

and save us, for the infinite O MOST powerful and glo- merits of our blessed Saviour,

rious Lord God, at whose thy Son our Lord Jesus command the winds blow, and Christ. Amen. lift up the waves of the Sea, and who stillest the rage there. 9 The Prayer to be said before of ; we, thy creatures, but mi- a Fight at Sea, against any serable sinners, do in this our enemy. great distress cry unto thee for help : Save, Lord, or else we

O MOST powerful and glo,

rious Lord God, the Lord perish. We confess when we of hosts, that rulest and comhave been safe, and seen all|

mandest all things; thou sittest things quiet about us, we have

in the throne judging right: forgotten thee our God, and

And therefore we make our refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey in this our necessity, that thou

address to thy Divine Majesty, thy commandments : But now

wouldest take the cause into we see how terrible thou art in

thine own hand, and judge beall thy works of wonder; the

tween usandourenemies. Stir great God to be feared above all ; and therefore we adore up thy strength, O Lord, and thy Divine Majesty, acknow

come and help us; for thou

givest not alway the battle to ledging thy power, and im

the strong, but canst save by ploring thy goodness. Help Lord, and save us for thy mer-sins now cry against us for

many or by few. ( let not our cies' sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

vengeance ; but hear us thy

poor servants begging mercy, Or this.

and imploring thy help, and MOST glorious and gra- that thou wouldest be a defence

cious Lord God, who unto us against the face of the dwellest in heaven, but behold- enemy: Make it appear that


, and såvel uts for have mercy upon us, saveouts

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thou art our Saviour and migh- Oblessed Saviour, who didst ty Deliverer, through Jesus save thy disciples ready to peChrist our Lord. Amen. rish in a storm ; hear us, and

save us, we beseech thee. Short Prayers for single

Lord, have mercy upon us. Persons, that cannot meet to

Christ, have mercy upon us. join in Prayer with others,

Lord, have mercy upon us. by reason of the Fight or

OLord, hear us.

O Christ, hear us.
General Prayers. God the Father, God the

ORD be merciful to us thy mercies' sake.

now and evermore. Amen. Thou art the great God, OUR Father who art

in who hast made and rulest all

Heaven ; Hallowed be thy things : 0 deliver us for thy Name ;Thy Kingdom come; Name's sake.

Thy Will be done on Earth, Thou art the great God to as it is in Heaven ; Give us be feared above all : 0 save this day our daily bread; And us, that we may praise thee. forgive us our trespasses, as

we forgive those who trespass Special Prayers with re

against us ; And lead us not spect to the Enemy.

into temptation ; But deliver YHOU, O Lord, art just us from evil. Amen.

and powerful :0 defend, when there shall be immi. our cause against the face of

nent danger, as many as can the enemy:

be spared from necessary O God, thou art a strong service in the ship shall be tower of defence to all who

called together, and make an fly unto thee: 0 save us from

humble Confession of their the violence of the enemy, sins to God : in which

O Lord of Hosts, fight for us ; that we may glorify thee. reflect upon those particular

every one ought seriously to O suffer us not to sink un

sins, of which his Conscience der the weight of our sins, or

shall accuse him ; saying as the violence of the enemy. followeth : O Lord arise, help us, and

The Confession. deliver us, for thy Name's sake.

ALMIGHTY God, Father

of our Lord Jesus Christ, q Short Prayers in respect of Maker of all things, Judge of a Storm,

all men ; we acknowledge and THE HOU, O Lord, who stil- bewail our manifold sins and

lest the raging of the sea, wickedness, which we from hear, hear us, and save us, time to time most greviously that we perish not.

have committed, by thought,

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word, and deed, against thy ship thee, sing of thee, and
Divine Majesty, provoking praise thy Name.
most justly thy wrath and in- ( come hither, and behold
dignation against us. We do the works of God; how won-
carnestly repent, and are derful he is in his doings to-
heartily sorry for these our wards the children of men!
misdoings; the remenibrance He ruleth with his power
of them is grievous unto us: for ever; his eyes behold the
the burthen of them is into-people; and such as will not
lerable. Have mercy upon us, believe, shall not be able to
have mercy upon us, most exalt themselves.
merciful Father: For thy Son O praise our God, ye peo..
our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, ple; and make the voice of
forgive us all that is past; and his praise to be heard ;
grant, that we may ever here- Who holdeth our souls in
after serve and please thee in life: and suffereth notour feet
newness of life, to the honour to slip.
and glory ofthy Name,through For thou, O God, hast pro-
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ved us: thou also hast tried us,

Then shall the Minister, if like as silier is tried.
there be any in the shisi, say:

Thou broughtest usinto the ALMIGHTY God, our hea. snare; and laidest trouble up

venly Father, who of his on our loins. great mercy, hath promised I will go into thy house with forgiveness of sins to all those burnt offerings; and will pay who with hearty repentance

thee my vows which I promisand true faith turp unto him;

ed with my lips, and spake have mercy upon you ; pardon with my mouth when I was and deliver you from all your

in trouble. sins; confirm and strengthen

(come hitherand hearken, you in all goodness, and bring all ye that fear God; and I will you to everlasting life, through tell you what he hath done Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

for my soul

I called unto him with my Thanksgiving after a Storm. mouth; and gave him praises

Psalm Ixvi. Jubilate Deo. with my tongue. O BE joyful in God, all ye if Iincline unto wickedness

lands; sing praises unto with mine heart, the Lord will the honour of his Name; make not hear me. bis praise to be glorious. But God hath heard me;

Say unto God, o how won- and considered the voice of derful art thou in thy works; my Prayer. through the greatness of thy Praised be God; who hath power, shall thine enemies be not cast out my prayer; nor found liars unto thee. iurned his mercy from me.

For all the world shall wor- Glory be to the Father, and

to the Son, and to the Holy ders that he doeth for the chil Ghost;

dren of men ! As it was in the beginning, That they would exalt him is now, and ever shall be, also in the congregation of world without end. Amen. the people; and praise him Psalm cvü. Confitemini Do

in the seat of the elders ! mino.

Glory be to the Father, and

to the Son, and to the Holy O THAT men would praise Ghost;

the Lord for his goodness; As it was in the beginning, and declare thewonders that he is now, and ever shall be, world doeth for the children of men without end. Amen.

That they would offer unto a Collects of Thanksgiving. him the sacrifice of thanksgiving; and tell out his works O MOST blessed and glowith gladness!

rious Lord God, who art They that go down to the of infinite goodness and mersea in ships ; and occupy their cy; we, thy poor creatures, business in great waters;

whom thou hast made and These men see the works preserved, holding our souls in of the Lord, and his wonders life, and now rescuing us out of in the deep.

the jaws of death, humbly preFor at his word, the stormy sent ourselves again before thy wind ariseth ; which lifteth up Divine Majesty, to offer a sathe waves thereof.

crifice of praise and thanksgivThey are carried up to the ing, for that thou heardest us heaven, and down again to the when we called in our trouble, deep; their soul melteth away and didst not cast out our praybecause of the trouble. er, which we made before thee

They reel to and fro, and in our great distress; even stagger like a drunken man; when we gave all for lost, our and are at their wits' end. Ship,ourGoods,ourLives,then

So when they cry unto the didst thou mercifully look Lord in their trouble, he de- upon us and wonderfully comlivereth them out of their manda deliverance; for which distress.

we now, being in safety,do give For he maketh the storm all praise and glory to thy holy to cease, so that the waves Name, through Jesus Christ thereof are still.

our Lord. Amen. Then are they glad because

1 Or this. they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven O MOST mighty and grawhere they would be.

cious good God, thy mer. () that men would therefore cy is over all thy works, but praise the Lord for his good-in special manner hath been ness; and declare the won-extended towards us, whom


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