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The third Collect for aid against all perils. s Ighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord,

and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Then shall the Deacon stand up, and being turned to

the People, ke Mall say, Let us pray with earnestness, and commend ourfelves and one another to the living God, through his Chrift.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. Let us pray that it may please Almighty God to rule and govern his holy Church universal in the right way.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to illuminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of his word, and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth and shew it accordingly.

Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him fo to dispofe and govern the heart of his servant our King and governour, that in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever seek his honour and glory.

Anjw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to bless and pres serve all the royal family.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord,

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Deac. That it may please him to bless and keep the magistrates, giving them grace to execute justice, and to maintain truth.

Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech theę to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to be gracious and propitious to all his servants, who are departed hence from us in his fear and favour, and to grant them his. mercy and everlasting peace.

Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to bless and keep all his people.

Answ. Lord, haye mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.***

Deac. That it may please him to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give us an heart to love and dread him, and diligently to live after his commandments.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give to all his people increase of grace, to hear meekly his word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit. * Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred and are deceived.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord

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Deac. That it may please him to strengthen fuch as do stand, and to comfort and help the weakhearted, and to raise up them that fall, and finally to beat down Satan under our feet.

Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Dear. That it may please him to succour, help, and comfort all that are in danger, necessity, and tribulation; (especially those for whom our prayers are desired. This is to be said when any desire the prayers of the congregation.]

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child, all sick persons and young children, and to shew his pity upon all prisoners and captives; (especially those for whom our prayers are desired. This is to be said when any desire the prayers of the congregation.]

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to defend and provide for the fatherless children and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to have mercy upon all men.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and landerers, and to turn their hearts.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

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Deac. That it may please him to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them.

Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee tą hear us, good Lord.

Deac. That it may please him to give us true repen tance, to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of his Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to his holy word.

Answ. Lord, have mercy: Wę beseech thee ta hear us, good Lord. Then skall the Priest stand up and say, the Deacon

kneeling, Keep us, O Lord, and preserve us by thy grace.

Anjw. Save us, O God, and raise us up by thy mercy.

Then Mall the Priest say the following Prayer. ÓAlmighty God, O Lord most high who dwels

left in the highest, O thou holy one who festest in thy holy places, thou great monarch of the world without original; who by thy Christ haft caused thy knowledge to be preached unto us, to the acknowledgment of thy glory and of thy name, which he hath manifested to our understandings; Do thou now look down by him upon this thy flock, and deliver it from all ignorance and from every evil work. Grant that this thy people may fear thee with reverence, love thee with affection, and tremble þefore the face of thy glory. Be merciful and propitious to them, and hearken unto their prayers : and keep them ftedfast, unblameable, and unreproveable, that they may be holy in body and soul, not havi ng spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that they may be perfect, and none of them deficient or

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wanting in any respect. O thou their defender and powerful God, who acceptest not the persons of men, do thou assist and support this thy flock, which thou hast redeemed with the precious' blood of thy Chrift: Be thou their refuge and succour, their protector and guardian, their impregnable wall, their bulwark and security; for none can pluck out of thine hand; there is no other God like thee; in thee is our hope and strong confolation. Sanctify them by thy Truth, for thy Word is Truth. Ó chou, who dost nothing out of partiality or favour, whom it is impossible to deceive; deliver them from all fickness and infirmity, from all fin, injury, and fraud, from fear of the enemy, from the arrow that flieth by day, and the danger that walketh in darkness; and vouchsafe to bring them to eternal life, which is in Christ thine only begotten Son our God and Saviour; through whom to Thee in the Holy Ghost, be glory and adoration, now and for ever, world without end. Amen.

Then the Deacon standing up and turning towards

the People, shall say, | Et us pray to the Lord for his mercies and com, L passions, and intreat him to send us the angel of peace, and all things that are good and convenient for us, and that he would grant us a christian end. Let us pray țhat this evening and night may pass in peace and without fin, and all the time of our life unblameable and without rebuke. Let us commend ourselves and one another to the living God chrough his Christ,

Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thưe to hear us, good Lord.

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