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grace to lift up our hearts to thee with sincerity, reverence, lowliness of mind, and a lively faith in Christ, that so our worship may be acceptable to thee our God, comfortable to ourselves, render us patient in sickness, and examples to all about us, and promote our fitness for thy kingdom of glory and immortality, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

to all about ht in sickness ourselves

T A Prayer in the beginning of sickness.

From Bishop

O heavenly Father, who Kenn's Manual, in thy wisdom knowest Page 129. Edit. what is best for me, glory 1781.

be to thee. Lord, if it seem good in thy sight, divert this distemper from me, which I now feel seizing on me, that I may employ my health to thy glory, and praise thy name.

But if thou art pleased it should grow on me, I willingly submit to thy afflicting hand; for thou are wont to chastise those whom thou dost love; and I am sure thou wilt lay no more on me than thou wilt enable me to bear. 1 Cor. x. 13. I know, O my God, that thou sendest this sickness on me for my good, even to humble and reforin me; () grant it may work that saving effect in me.

Lord, create in me a true penitent sorrow for all my sius past, a stedfast faith in thee, and sincere resolutions of amendment for the time to come.

Deliver ne from all frowardness and impatience, and give me an entire resignation to thy divine will: o suffer not the disease to take away my senses, and do thou continually supply my thoughts with holy ejaculations. Lord, bless all the means that are used for my recovery, and restore me to my health in thy good time; but if otherwise thou hast appointed for me, thy blessed will be done. O wean my affections from all things below, and fill me with ardent desires after heaven Lord, fit me for thyself, and then call me to those joys unspeakable and full of glory, when thou pleasest, and that for the sake of thy only Son Jesus, my Saviour. Amen.

Ejaculations in time of sickness.

From the same. Father, if it be possible, remove this cup from me; nevertheless


not my will, but thine be done. Matt. xxvi. 39.

Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me : but my sure trust is in thee, O Lord !

Forsake me not, () my God, when my strength faileth me; haste thee to help me, O Lord God of my salvation. Psal. xxxviii. 21, 22.

Lord, teach me so to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom. Psal. xc. 12.

Deal thou with me, O Lord, according to thy name; for sweet is thy mercy.

Lord, what is my hope! Truly my hope is even in thee.

O my soul, tarry thou the Lord's leisure: Be strong, and he shall comfort thy heart, and put thou thy trust in the Lord.

Into thy hands I commend my spirit; for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

In my Father's house are many mansions; and thou, Lord Jesus, art goné before to prepare a place for us, that where thou art, we may be also. John xiv. 2.

Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.

O Lord God, we must all appear at the last day before thy judgment seat: 0 cleanse me from my sins, that I may be found blameless at the coming of the Lord Jesus. · As the day goeth away, and the shadows of the evening are stretched out; so passeth away my life, even like a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James iv. 14.


Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, the good things which God hath laid up for those that love him, Lord, do thou therefore enflame my soul with thy love. I Cor. ii. 9.

I know, Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled. Psal. cxix. 75.

O heavenly Father, my hope is wholly in thy mercy, and in the merits and sufferings of my Saviour: O! for his sake forgive and save me!

To these, and the like ejaculations, which the sick person may gather himself, he may now and then read a psalm himself, or have one read to him, as particularly the 23d, or 25th, or 27th, or 51st, or any other that doth best suit his condition.

Bp. Kenn.


A short Prayer which may be used by one who is sick, for a blessing on the medicines he is taking.

O Lord without whom all our endeavours are but vain, give thy blessing to this, and all other means, which I am now using for my recovery; and, (if it be thy blessed will make whatever I take or do, so essential to that end, that I may live and be an instrument of thy glory, and better prepared than I now am, for the coining of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

| A Prayer for repentance in sickness.


From A New Righteous art thou, O Manual of Devo- God, in all those pains tions. * Page 269. and sorrows, which thou

hast brought upon me: I receive my sickness as the chastisement of

Edit. 1778.

* In this excellent book, which I hope and beliere is in the hands of many people, there is “An Office for the Sick,” which I recommend to the use of those whom it may please God to visit with illness.

a sinner,

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