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This Service, or the concluding prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some con. venient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct; and then the Minister shall say unto her,
but the Lord's Prayer may be T Almighty God, of his goodness, omitted, if this be used with the to give you safe deliverance, and to Morning or Evening Prayer.
Ou Fatbar ber hele art in heaven, Chiid-birth; you shall therefore give Hallowed be thy Name hearty thanks unto God, and say, kingdom come. Thy will be done on Then shall be said by both of them
earth, As it is in heaven. Give us the foliowing Hymn, the woman
this day our daily bread. And for still kneeling.
give us our trespasses, As we forgive
those who trespass against us. And Dilexi, quoniam.
lead us not into temptation ; But I ; AM well pleased : that the Lord deliver us from evil. Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save this woThat he hath inclined his ear unto man thy servant ; me : therefore will I call upon him Answer. Who putteth her trust as long as I live.
in thee I found trouble and heaviness, and Minister. Be thou to her a strong I called upon the Name of the LORD : tower; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my Answer. From the face of her soul.
eneiny. Gracious is the Lord, and right- Minister. Lord, hear our prayer. eous : yea, our God is merciful.
Answer. And let our cry come What reward sha!l I give unto the unto thee. LORD : for all the benefits that he
Minister. Let us pray. hath done unto me? I will receive the cup of salvation : O
humble thanks for that thou hast and call upon the Name of the LORD. I will pay my vows now in the
been graciously pleased to preserve,
through the great pain and peril of presence of all his people : in the
chiid birth, this woman, thy servant, courts of the Lord's house, even
who desireth now to offer her praises in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.
and thanksgivings unto thee Grant,
we beseech thee, most merciful FaGiory be to the Father, and to the
ther, that she, through thy help, may Son : and to the Holy Ghost; both faithfully live and walk accord.
As it was in the beginning, is dow, ing to thy will in this life present, and ever shall be world without
and also may be partaker of everend. Amen.
lasting glory in the life to come ; Then shall the Minister say the through Jesus Christ our Lord. A Lord's Prayer, with what followeth: nuen. The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, miest offer accustomed offer. ings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-wardens to the relief of distressed women in child-bed; and if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Communion.
PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.
The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.
the winds blow, and lift up the waves These two following Prayers may
of the sea, and who stillest the rage be also used in Ships of war.
thereof; We, thy creatures, but mi. O
serable sinners, do in this our great spreadest out the heavens, and distress cry unto thee for help : Save, rulest the raging of the sea ; who hast Lord, or else we perish. We confess, compassed the waters with bounds, when we have been safe, and seen until day and night come to an end; all things quiet about us, we have Be pleased to receive into thy al. forgotten thee our God, and refused mighty and most gracious protection, to hearken to the still voice of thy the persons of us thy servants, and word, and to obey thy command. the Fleet (or Ship) in which we serve. ments: but now we see how terrible Preserve us from the dangers of the thou art in all thy works of wonder, sea, and from the violence of the the great God to be feared above enemy; that we may be a safeguard all: and therefore we adore thy Diunto the United States of America, vine Majesty, acknowledging thy and a security for such as pass on the power, and imploring thy goodness. seas upon their lawful occasions; that Help, Lord, and save us for thy the inhabitants of our land may in mercy's sake in Jesus Christ, thy peace and quietness serve thee our Son our Lord. Amen. God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our lahour; MOST glorious and gracious Lord and, with a thankful remembrance God, who wellest in heaven, of thy mercies, to praise and glorify but beholdest all things below; Look thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ down, we beseech thee, and hear us, our Lord. Amen.
calling out of the depth of misery,
and out of the jaws of this death, The Collect.
which is now ready to swallow us : DRJ IRECT us, O Lord, in all our Save, Lord, or else we perish. The
doingy, with thy most gracious living, the living shall praise thee. favour, and further us with thy con- O send thy word of command to tinual help; that in all our works rebuke the raging winds and the begun, continued, and ended in thee, roaring sea : that we, being delivered we may glorify thy holy Name, and from this distress, may live to serve finally, by thy mercy, obtain ever. thee, and to glorify thy Name all lasting life; through Jesus Christ the days of our life. Hear, Lord, our Lord. Amen.
and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son, our
Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Prayers to be used in all Ships in Short Prayers in respect of a Storm.
Storms at Sea. O
raging of the sea, hear, hear us, Lord God, at whose command and save us, that we perish not..
O blessed Saviour, who didst save thy disciples ready to perish in a storm, hear us, and save us, we beseech thee.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, gave us now and evermore. Amen.
When there shall be imminent danger, as many as can be spared from necessary service in the Ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their sin to God; in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those par. ticular sins of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as folLoweth,
The Confession. ALMIGHTY God, Father of our A Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all tbings, Judge of all men ; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earn. estly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; Por thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever here. after Serve and please thee In new. ness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest, if there be
any in the Ship, say, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly A Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have
mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. f Then shall they together say the
Lord's Prayer. 0 UR Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen. The Prayer to be said before a Fight
at sea against any enemy.
Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, 0 Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. Olet not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us, thy poor servants, begging mercy and imploring thy belp, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Short Prayers for single persons, who
cannot meet to join in Prayer with
Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things: O deliver us for thy Name's sake.
Thou art the great God to be feared above all : 0 save us, that we may praise thee.
Special Prayers with respect to
the Enemy. THOU, O Lord, art just and power: the face of tbe enemy.
O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly upto tbee: 0 save us from the violence of the enemy.
O Lord of hosts, fight for us, that we may glorify thee.
O suffer us not to sink under the weight of our sins, or the violence of the enemy
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.
Thanksgiving after a Storm. From PSALM 66. Jubilate Deo. 0
BE joyful in God, all ye lands:
sing praises unto the honour of his Name; make his praise to be glorious.
Say unto God, o how wonderful art thou in thy works : through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies be found liars unto tbee.
For all the world shall worship thee : sing of thee, and praise thy Name.
O come hither, and behold the works of God : bow wonderful he is in his doing toward the children of men.
He ruleth with his power for ever; his eyes behold the people : and such as will not believe shall not be able to exalt themselves.
Opraise our God, ye people : and make the voice of his praise to be heard ;
Who holdeth our soul in life : and suffereth not our feet to slip.
For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou also hast tried us, like as silver is tried.
Thou broughtest us into the spare : and laidest trouble upon our loins.
I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings : and will pay thee my vows, which I promised with my
lips, and spake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.
O come hither, and bearken, all ye that fear God : and I will tell you what he bath done for my soul.
I called unto him with my mouth : and gave him praises with my tongue.
If I incline unto wickedness with mine beart : the Lord will not hear me.
But God hath beard me : and considered the voice of my prayer.
Praised be God, who bath not cast out my prayer : nor turned bis mercy from me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : add to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end, Amen. From Psalm 107. Confitemini
Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the cbildren of men!
That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of thanksgiving and tell out his works with gladness!
They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters;
These men see the works of the LORD : and his wonders in the deep.
For at his word the stormy wind ariseth : which liftetb up the waves thereof.
They are carried up to the heaven, and down again to the deep : their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man and are at their wit's end.
So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble: he delivereth them out their distress.
For he maketh the storm to cease : so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad, because they are at rest : and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
O that men would therefore praise
the LORD for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men !
That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people : and praise him in the seat of the elders !
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son . and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen. A Hymn of Praise and thanksgiving after a dangerous Tempest. O
COME, let us give thanks unto
the Lord, for he is gracious : and his mercy endureth for ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to he praised ; let the redeemed of the Lord say so : whom he hath delivered from the merciless rage of the sea.
The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion : slow to anger, and of great mercy.
He hath not dealt with us according to our sins : neither rewarded us according to our iniquities.
But as the heaven is high above the earth : so great hath been bis mercy towards us.
We found trouble and heaviness : we were even at death's door.
The waters of the sea had well. nigh covered us : the proud waters had well-nigh gone over our soul.
The sea roared : and the stormy wind lifted up the waves thereof.
We were carried up as it were to beaven, and then down again into the deep : our soul melted within us, because of trouble.
Then cried we unto thee, O Lord : and thou didst deliver us out of our distress.
Blessed be thy Name, who didst not despise the prayer of thy sery. ants : but didst hear our cry, and hast saved us.
Thou didst send forth thy commandnient : and the windy storm ceased, and was turned into a calm.
O let us therefore praise the Lord for his goodness : and declare the wonders that he hath done, and still doeth for the children of men!
Praised be the Lord daily : even the Lord that helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation : God is the Lord, by whom we have escaped death.
Thou, Lord, hast made us glad through the operation of thy hands : and we will triumph in thy praise.
Blessed be the Lord God : even the Lord God, who only doeth wondrous things;
And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever : and let every one of us say, Amen, Amen. Glory be to the
Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
Collects of Thanksgiving. O
God, who art of infinite goodness and mercy; We, thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again be fore thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest us when we called in our trouble, and didst not cast out our prayer, which we made before thee in our great distress : even when we gave all for lost, our ship, our goods, our lives, then didst thou mercifully look upon us, and wonderfully command a deliverance ; for which we, now being in safety, do give all praise and glory to thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
for this. MOST mighty and gracious good
God, thy mercy is over all thy works, but in special manner hath been extended towards us, whom thou hast so powerfully and wonderfully defended. Thou hast showed us terrible things, and wonders in the deep, that we might see how powerful and gracious a God thou art; how able