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not have lived in vain; and man; we give thee humble this we humbly ask in the thanks that it hath pleased name of Jesus Christ our thee in our great necessity Lord. Amen.
to send a joyful rain upon
the earth, and to enrich FOR A SAFE RETURN the furrows thereof with
the plentiful dews of heav
Thou hast filled our ALMIGHTY God, the hearts with joy and gladpreserver of all thy crea
We pray thee to tures, and the confidence continue to us the genial of the ends of the earth, influences of the sun and and of those who are afar
rain, and to make us truly off upon the seas; we of thankful for all thy merfer up unto thee our united
cies, through Jesus Christ thanksgivings for the signal
our Lord. Amen. mercies thou hast vouchsafed to thy servant whom FORA PLENTIFUL SEASON. thou hast preserved in his
ALMIGHTY and evervoyage; that thou hast protected him from every
blessed God, who mercifuldanger, to which he was ly suppliest the wants of exposed; and hast restor
thy creatures, and art coned him to his friends in tinually giving testimonies safety. Write a law of of thy gracious providence; thankfulness upon his heart,
we rejoice at this time, and hereby engage him to
with humble thankfulness, a diligent and grateful
in the gifts of thine undeobedience to all thy com
served bounty, that thou mandments, through Jesus
hast caused the earth to Christ our Lord. Amen. yield its increase, and
crowned the year with thy For Rain.
goodness. While thou art
thus sending down thy O GOD, our heavenly blessings upon us, may we Father, who by thy gra- be disposed to live in a socious providence dost cause ber, temperate, and charithe former and the latter table enjoyment of thern, rain to descend
the and to bring forth the earth, that it may bring fruits of holiness and rightforth fruit for the use of eousness all the days of
our life, through Jesus
Jesus goodness that we were not Christ our Lord. Amen. delivered over as
unto them; beseeching thee FOR DELIVERANCE FROM A
still to continue such thy
mercies towards us, that GENERAL SICKNESS.
all the world may know O LORD God, who
that thou art our saviour hast wounded us for our
and mighty deliverer, sins, and consumed us for through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen. our transgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation, and now in the FOR RESTORING PUBLIC midst of judgment remem PEACE AT Home.
. bering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from death ;
O ETERNAL God, our we offer unto thy fatherly heavenly Father, who alone goodness, ourselves, our
makest men to be of one souls, and bodies, which
mind in a house, and stillthou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee
est the outrage of a violent always praising and magni- bless thy holy name,
and unruly people; we
that it fying thy mercies in the
hath pleased thee to apmidst of thy church,
pease the seditious tumults through Jesus Christ our
which have been lately Lord. Amen.
up amongst us; and
we most humbly beseech FOR PEACE AND DELIVER- thee, to grant to all of us ANCE FROM OUR ENEMIES.
grace, that we may hence
forth obediently walk in O ALMIGHTY God, thy holy commandments, who art a strong tower of and leading a quiet and defence unto thy servants peaceable life in all godliagainst the face of their ness and honesty, may enemies; we yield thee continually offer unto thee praise and thanksgiving our sacrifice of praise and for our deliverance from thanksgiving for these thy those great dangers where mercies toward us, through with we were compassed.
Jesus Christ our Lord. We acknowledge it of thy Amen.
COLLECT FOR THE CLOSE
OF THE YEAR. GOD of our lives, who art unchanged and unchangeable, without beginning and without end; we render thee our humble thanks that thou hast brought us through the year, which is now closing, by thy mighty and outstretched arm. Thy candle hath shone upon our tabernacle, and thy smiles have gladdened our hearts.
We thank thee for the care which thou hast extended to us, and the blessings which thou hast bestowuponus.
We have cause to be grateful, and we have cause also to be humble, in our review of the past. Much of our time has been
wasted or misspent. O reward us not after our iniquities, and let not thy compassions cease from us; but graciously prolong to us the day of grace and the means of salvation. Sanctify to us the afflictions which thou hast appointed us to bear, and grant that they may contribute to our eternal welfare and peace. We commend ourselves to thy holy keeping. Prepare us for life; prepare for death, and for eternity. May we go on our way.
with new resolutions of obedience, new gratitude for thy mercies, and new vigour to perform thy will. And when our time shall be no more, receive us to thyself in glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
EN D OF
THE PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS.
COLLECTS, GOSPELS, AND EPISTLES.
The First Sunday in Ad unto Jerusalem, &c. vent.
ye have made it a den of
thieves. THE COLLECT.
THE EPISTLE. ALMIGHTY God, give
Rom. xiii. 8 12. us grace
that we may cast away the works of dark
OWE ness, and put upon us the
no man any thing,
&c. let us put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in
arınour of light. which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last
The Second Sunday in Adday, when he shall come
vent. again in his glorious majesty, to judge both the liv
THE COLLECT. ing and dead, we may rise to the life immortal. And
BLESSED Lord, who this we beg in the name of Mediator; through
hast caused all holy scrip
tures to be written for our whom we ascribe unto thee all honour and glory, now
learning; grant that we and ever. Amen.
may in such wise hear
them, read, mark, learn, THE GOSPEL.
and inwardly digest them,
that by patience and comMatt. xxi. 1
13. fort of thy holy word, we
may embrace and ever WHEN they drew nigh hold fast the blessed hope
THE COLLECT. The Fourth Sunday in Ad
vent. O GOD, the Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, who
THE COLLECT. at his first coming didst send a messenger to pre
O LORD, raise up, we pare his way before him ;
before him; pray thee, thy power, and grant that the ministers of
come among us, and with thy word, may likewise so great might succour us; prepare and make ready that whereas, through our his way, by turning the sins and wickedness, we hearts of the disobedient to are hindered in running the wisdom of the just, the race which is set bethat at his second coming fore us,
fore us, thy bountiful grace