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The Collect for the Communion nation; but is passed from death Service.

unto life. O

God, who declarest thy I A Prayer for imprisoned
Almighty power chiefly in

- Debtors. showing mercy and pity; we MOST gracious God, look on this thy servant, who for his sion upon these thine afflicted transgressions is appointed to servants, who are fallen under die. Grant that he may take thy the misery of a close restraint. judgments patiently, and repent Give them always a deep sense him truly of his sins; that he re- of their sins, and of thy fatherly covering thy favour, the fearful love and correction; and the reward of his actions may end more their confinement presseth with this life; and whensoever hard upon them, the more let his soul shall depart from the the comforts of thy grace and body, it may be without spot mercy abound towards them. presented unto thee, through Give to their creditors tenderJesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ness and compassion, and to

them a meek and forgiving spiThe Epistle. Heb. xii. 11.

rit towards all those who have O chastening for the pre- confined them, and a full purbut grievous; nevertheless, af- and losses which others have terwards it yieldeth the peaceable sustained by them. Raise them fruit of righteousness, unto them up friends to pity and relieve which are exercised thereby. them; give them the continued The Gospel. St. John v. 24.

comfort of thy countenance

here; and so sanctify their afflicERILY, verily, I say unto tions, that they may work for

you, He that heareth my them an eternal weight of glory, word, and believeth on him that through the merits and mediasent me, hath everlasting life, tion of Jesus Christ thy Son our and shall not come into condem- Lord. Amen.

be

A FORM OF

Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God,

For the Fruits of the Earth, and all the other Blessings of his merciful Providence; To be used yearly on the first Thursday in November, or on such other Day as shall be

appointed by the Civil Authority. 1 The Service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby otherwise appointed. Among the Sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer shall be the following: ΟΙ

thy substance, and with the heavens: By his knowledge the first fruits of all thine increase: depths are broken up, and the So shall thy barns be filled with clouds drop down the dew. plenty, and thy presses shall Prov. iii. 19, 20. burst out with new wine. Prov. The eternal God is thy refuge, iii. 9, 10.

and underneath are the everlastThe Lord by wisdom hath ing arms. Deut. xxxiii. 27. founded the earth; by under Israel then shall dwell in safety

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the day.

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alone; the fountain of Jacob Seed-time and Harvest, and for shall be upon the land of corn crowning the year with thy and of wine, also his heaven goodness, in the increase of the shall drop down dew. Deut. ground and the gathering in of xxxiii. 28.

the fruits thereof. And we beHappy, art thou, O Israel; seech thee, give us a just sense who is like unto thee, O peo. of this great mercy; such as ple saved by the Lord, the shield may appear in our lives, by an of thy help, and who is the humble, holy, and obedient sword of thy excellency. Deut. walking before thee all our days, xxxiii. 29.

through Jesus Christ our Lord; || Instead of, O come let us sing, &c. the fol- to whom, with thee and the RAISE ye the Lord; for it Holy Ghost, be all glory and ho

is good to sing praises unto nour, world without end. Amen. our God; for it is pleasant, and { The Collect to be used instead of that for praise is comely.

The Lord doth build up Je. O Most merciful Father, who rusalem; he gathereth together the husbandman in the returns the out-casts of Israel.

of the fruits of the earth; we He healeth those that are bro- give thee humble and hearty ken in heart, and bindeth up thanks for this thy bounty ; betheir wounds. He covereth the heaven with loving kindness to us; that our

seeching thee to continue thy clouds, and prepareth rain for land may still yield her increase, the earth; he maketh the grass to thy glory and our comfort, to grow upon the mountains.

through Jesus Christ our Lord He giveth to the beast his food; and to the young ravens which cry:

The Epistle. St. James i. 16.

not err, my beloved breO lem: Praise thy God, O Sion.

thren: every good gift and For he hath strengthened the every perfect gift is from above; bars of thy gates; he hath bles- and cometh down from the Fased thy children within thee.

ther of Lights, with whom is He maketh peace in thy bor- no variableness, neither shadow ders, and fiileth thee with the of turning. Of his own will be. finest of the wheat.

gat he us of the word of truth, 9 Then shall be said or sung one of the Selec- that we should be a kind of first tions, or some other portion of the Psalms, fruits of his creatures. WhereThe first Lesson shall be, Deut

. viii. and fore, my beloved brethren, let the second Lesson shall be, 1 Thess. v. 12 every man be swift to hear, After the General Thanksgiving, shall be slow to speak, slow to wrath said this which followeth :

for the wrath of man worketh MOST gracious God, by not the righteousness of God.

whose knowledge the Wherefore lay apart all filthidepths are broken up and the ness and superfluity of naughticlouds drop down the dew; we ness, and receive with meekyield thee unfeigned thanks and ness the engrafted word, which praise, as for all thy mercies, so is able to save your souls. Be especially for the returns of ye doers of the word; and not

Amen.

to 24.

hearers only, deceiving your The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. own selyesse For if any be a Y have heard that it hath doer, he is like unto a man be. thy neighbour and hate thine holding his natural face in a enemy. But I say unto you, love glass : for he beholdeth himself, your enemies, bless them that and goeth his way, and straight- curse you, do good to them that way forgetteth what manner of hate you, and pray for them man he was. But whoso look- which despitefully use you and eth into the perfect law of liber- persecute you: that ye may be ty, and continueth therein, he the children of your Father being not a forgetful hearer, but which is in heaven; for he maa doer of the work, this man keth his sun to rise on the evil shall be blessed in his deed. If and on the good, and sendeth any man among you seem to be rain on the just and on the unreligious, and bridleth not his just. For if ye love them which tongue, but deceiveth his own love you, what reward have ye? heart, this man's religion is vain. do not even the Publicans the Pure religion and

undefiled be- same? Or ifye salute your brefore God and the Father is this: thren only, what do ye more to visit the fatherless and win than others do not even the dows in their affliction, and to Publicans so? Be ye therefore keep himself unspotted from the perfect, even as your Father world.

which is in heaven is perfect.

FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

MORNING PRAYER. The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present ; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling : O'T

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: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Acknowledgment

God, in whom we of God's mercy and live and move and have our being; we, thy needy reservation, espe creatures, render thee our humble praises, for thy pre- night past. servation of us from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful provi. dence we owe it, *(that no disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are brought in befal a family, insafety to the beginning of this day.) For these thy that notwithstand

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When disturbunces of any kind

ginning of this day.

and body to Goa's

form that resolution. But, O God, who knowest the weakness and cor

ing our dangers, mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious name; safety to the be humbly beseeching thee to accept this our morning

sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Dedication of soul

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ND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious

Father, bution to be growing dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and daily

thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: In which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Prayer for grace

ruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations which we daily meet with; we humbly beseech

thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally reward ed or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For grace to guide lowing day, and for 1 for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate in our

I particular, we implore thy grace and protection business of the same. meats and drinks, and diligent in our several callings.

Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our

present condition. Give us grace to be just and up* on Sunday Morn right in all our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of say, and let thy Ho compassion; and ready to do good to all men, acis to the place of thy cording to our abilities and opportunities. Direct

us public worship: makä in all our ways *(and prosper the works of our hands attentive, and rais in the business of our several stations.) Defend us the thoughts of this from all dangers and adversities; and be graciously deration of the next, pleased to take us and all things belonging to us unthat we may, fete der thy Fatherly care and protection. These things, prayers and praises and whatever else thou shalt see necessary and conlisten to our duty venient to us, we humbly beg, through the merits withrereste hearts and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and

Saviour. Amen. "HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and

the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

tise it.

Confession of sins,

MOST

1 The Family being together, a little before Bed Time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling:

be 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: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. OST merciful God, who art of purer eyes

than

with a prayer for to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgive- contrition and parness to all those who confess and forsake their sins; we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, O gracious Fa- who reads maken ther, who desirest not the death of a sinner, look upon short pause

, that us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and forgive us all our by confess the sins and transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

ND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempta- to represent and promise

tions which encompass us, we be drawn again into better. sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all man- The Intercession.

failings of that day.

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nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Clrrist. Amen.

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