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choice of fit perfons to ferve in and fureft foundations, that the facred miniftry of thy peace and happiness, truth and Church. And to those which juftice, religion and piety may fhall be ordained to any holy be established among us for all Function, give thy grace and generations. Thefe and all oheavenly benediction, that both ther neceffaries for them, for by their life and doctrine they us, and thy whole Church, we may fet forth thy glory, and humbly beg in the Name and fet forward the falvation of all mediation of Jefus Chrift our men, through Jefus Chrift our most bleffed Lord and Saviour.. Lord. Amen. Amen.

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Imighty God, the giver

thy divine providence haft appointed divers orders in thy Give grace, we

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humbly beseech thee, to wii those who are to be called to humbly befeech thee for all any office and adminiftration forts and conditions of men,that in the fame; and fo replenish thou wouldst be pleased tomake them with the truth of thy do- thy ways known unto them trine, and endue them with thy faving health unto all nainnocency of life, that they tions. More especially we pray may faithfully ferve before for the good eftate of the Cathee, to the glory of thy great tholick Church; that it may be Name, and the benefit of thy fo guided and governed by thy holy Church, through Jefus good Spirit, that all who proChrist our Lord. Amen. fefs and call themselves ChriA Prayer for the High Court ftians, may be led into the way of Parliament, to be read du- of truth, and hold the faith in ring their Seffion. unity of fpirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteoufnefs of M humbly bercoch thee, as life. Finally we commend to

Oft gracious God, we


for this Kingdom in general, fo thy Fatherly goodness, all thofe efpecially for the High Court who are any ways afflicted or of Parliament, under our moft diftreffed in mind, body, or religious and gracious King at eftate, especi- + This to be faid this time affembled: that thou ally thofe for whom when any defire wouldft be pleafed to direct our Prayers are de- target of the and profper all their confulta- fred ] that it may tions to the advancement of thy pleafe thee to comfort and reglory, the good of thy Church, lieved them according to their the fafety, honour, and wel- feveral neceffities, giving them fare of our Sovereign, and his patience under their fufferings, Kingdoms; that all things may and a happy iffue out of all their be fo ordered and fettled by afflictions. And this we beg for their endeavours, upon the beft Jefus Chrift his fake. Amen.


A Prayer that may be faid though we be tied and bound
after any of the former.
with the chain of our fins, yet

God, whofe nature

property is ever to have mercy loofe us, for the honour mercy and to forgive; Receive of Jefus Chrift our Mediator our humble petitions; and and Advocate. Amen.


4 This to be

that have been


A General Thanksgiving. vidence doft caufe the former Lmighty God, Father and the latter rain to defcend of all mercies, we thine upon the earth, that it may unworthy fervants do bring forth fruit for the use of give thee moft humble and man; We give thee humble hearty thanks for all thy good- thanks, that it hath pleased nefs and loving kindness to thee in our great neceffity to us and to all men, send us at the last a joyful rain Said when any particularly to upon thine inheritance, and to prayed for, de those who defire now refresh it when it was dry, to fire to return to offer up their prai- the great comfort of us thy unfes and thankfgi- worthy fervants, and to the vings for thy late mercies glory of thy holy Name, vouchsafed unto them.] We through thy mercies in Jefus bless thee for our creation, pre- Chrift our Lord. Amen. fervation, and all the bleffings For fair Weather. of this life, but above all forly humbled us by thy late Lord God, who haft juft-,


thine ineftimable love in the

redemption of the world by our plague of immoderate rain and Lord JefusChrift; for the means waters, and in thy mercy haft of grace, and for the hope of relieved and comforted our glory. And we beseech thee fouls by this feasonable and. give us that due fenfe of all thy bleffed change of weather, we mercies, that our hearts may be praife and glorifie thy holy unfeignedly thankful, and that Name for this thy mercy, and we may fhew forth thy praife, will always declare thy loving a not only with our lips, but in kindness from generation to geour lives, by giving up our neration, through Jefus Chrift felves to thy fervice, and by our Lord. Amen. walking before thee in holiness'

For Plenty. and righteousness all our days who of thy gracious goodMoft merciful Father, through Jefus Christ our Lord;

to whom with thee and the Ho- nefs haft heard the devout prayely Ghoft be all honour and glo- ers of thy Church, and turned nery, world without end. Amen. our dearth and fcarcity into For Rain. cheapnefs and plenty; We give God our heavenly Father, the humble thanks for this



thee to continue thy loving our facrifice of praise and kindness unto us, that our land thanksgiving for these thy mermay yield us her fruits of in- cies towards us, through Jefus creafe, to thy glory and our Chrift our Lord. Amen.

comfort, through Jefus Chrift

our Lord. Amen.

For Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies.


For Deliverance from the Plague, or other common Sickness.

Lord God, who haft wounded us for our fins,

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Armighty God, who fance and confumed us for our trans unto thy fervants against the greffions, by thy late heavy and face of their enemies; We dreadfulVifitation, and now in yield thee praise and thankf- the midft of judgment remémgiving for our deliverance from bring mercy, haft redeemed our those great and apparent dan- fouls from the jaws of death gers wherewith we were com- We offer unto thy Fatherly paffed. We acknowledge it goodness our felves, our fouls thy goodness that we were not and bodies, which thou haft delivered over as a prey unto delivered to be a living facrithem; befeeching thee ftill to fice unto thee, always praifing continue fuch thy mercies to- and magnifying thy mercies in wards us, that all the world the midft of thy Church, thro' may know that thou art our Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. Saviour and mighty deliverer, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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W before thee, O moft

E humbly acknowledge

For reftoring Publick Peace merciful Father, that all the

at Home.

punishments which are threatned in thy law, might juftly Eternal God, our heae bave faller upon us by reason of venly Father, who alone our manifold tranfgreffions and makeft men to be of one mind hardness of heart. Yet feeing it in a house, and ftilleft the out- hath pleased thee of thy tender rage of a violent and unruly mercy, upon our weak and unpeople; We blefs thy holy worthy humiliation, to affwage Name that it hath pleafed thee the contagious fickness, whereto appease the feditious tumults with we lately have been fore which have been lately raised afflicted, and to reftore the up amongst us; moft humbly voice of joy and health into our befeeching thee to grant to all dwellings; we offer unto thy of us grace, that we may hence divine Majefty the facrifice of forth obediently walk in thy praife and thanksgiving, laud. holy commandments, and lead- ing and magnifying thy glorious ing a quiet and peaceable life Name for fuch thy prefervation in all godliness and honefty, and providenceover us,through may continually offer unto thee Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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throughout the Year.

Note, That the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy-day that hath a Vigil or Eve, shall be faid at the Evening Service next before.

The first Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.


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time to awake out of fleep: for now is our falvation nearer Lmighty God, give us than when we believed. The grace that we may caft night is far fpent, the day is at away the works of dark- hand; let us therefore caft off nefs, and put upon us the ar- the works of darkness, and let mour of light, now in the time us put on the armour of light. of this mortal life (in which Let us walk honeftly as in the thy Son Jefus Chrift came to day, not in rioting and drunkvifit us in great humility;) ennefs, not in chambering and that in the laft day, when he wantonnefs, not in ftrife and fhall come again in his glorious envying. But put ye on the Majefty, to judge both the Lord Jefus Chrift, and make quick and dead, we may rife not provifion for the flesh, to to the life immortal, through fulfil the lufts thereof.

him who liveth and reigneth The Gospel. S. Matth. 21. 1.

with thee and the Holy Ghoft, WHen they drew nigh une

now and ever. Amen..



to Jerufalem, and were This Collect is to be repeated come to Bethphage, unto the every day with the other Col- mount of Olives, then fent Je lects in Advent, until Chrift- fus two difciples, faying unto r mas-Eve. them, Go into the village over The Epiftle. Rom. 13. 8. against you, and ftraightway r We no man any thing, but ye fhall find an afs tied, and a to love one another for colt with her: loose them and he that loveth another, hath bring them unto me. And if fulfilled the law. Forthis,Thou any man fay ought unto you, falt not commit adultery, ye fhall fay, The Lord hath Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt need of them; and ftraight- { not fteal, Thou shalt not bear way he will fend them. All falle witness, Thou shalt not this was done, that it might be covet, and if there be any other fulfilled which was fpoken by commandment, it is briefly the prophet, faving, Tell ye comprehended in this faying, the daughter of Sion, Behold, namely, Thou fhalt love thy thy King cometh unto thee, neighbour as thy felf. Love meck, and fitting upon an afs, worketh no ill to his neighbour, and a colt the fole of an afs. therefore love is the fulfilling And the difciples went, and of the law, And that, knowing did as Jefus commanded them, the time, that now it is high and brought the afs, and the C



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colt, and put on them their fort of the fcriptures might clothes, and they fet him there have hope. Now the God of on. And a very great multitude patience and confolation grant fpread their garments in the way, others cut down branches froin the trees, and ftrawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, faying, Hofanna to the Son of David: bleffed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord, Hofanna in the higheft. And when he was come into Jerufalem, all the city was moved, faying, Who is this? And the multitude faid, This is Jefus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jefus, went into the temple of God; and caft out all them that fold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the feats of them that fold doves, and faid unto them, It is written, My houfe fhall be called the houfe of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The fecond Sunday in Advent.


The Collect.

you to be like-minded one towards another, according to Chrift Jefus: that ye may with one mind, and one mouth glorifie God, even the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Chrift alfo received us, to the glory of God. Now I fay, that Jefus Chrift was a minister of the circumcifion, for the truth of God, to confirm the promifes made unto the fathers: and that the Gentiles might glorifie God for his mercy, as it is written, For this cause I will confefs to thee among the Gentiles, and fing unto thy Name. And again he faith, Rejoyce, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud him, all ye people. And again, Efaias faith, There fhall be a root of Jeffe, and he that fhall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in him fhall the Gentiles truft. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghoft.

The Gofpel. S. Luke 21. 25,

Leffed Lord, who haft caufed all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in fuch wife hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of ace the fun, and in the moon, Nd there fhall be figns in holy word, we may embrace and ever hold faft the bleffed hope of everlasting life, which thou haft given us in our Saviour Jefus Christ. Amen.

The Epifle. Kom. 15. 4.
Hatfoever things were

and in the ftars; and upon the earth diftrefs of nations, with perplexity, the fea and the waves roring; mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after thofe things which are

W written aforetime, were coming on the earth for the

written for our learning; that powers of heaven fhall be fhawe through patience and com- ken. And then fhall they fee


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