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to whom it belongeth justly to punish Sinners, and to be merciful to them that truly repent: Save and deliver us, we humbly befeech thee, from the hands of our Enemies; abate their pride, asswage their malice, and confound their devices, that we being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory, through the merits of thy only Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. In the Ember-Weeks, to be said every Day, for ihose that are to

be admitted into Holy Orders. -: A Lmighty God, our heavenly Father, who hast purchased A to thyself an, universal Church, by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercisully look upon the same, and at this time fo guide and govern the minds of thy Servants, the Bishops and Pastors of thy Hock, that they may lay hands suddenly on no Man, but faithftily and wisely make choice of fit Persons to serve in the facred Ministry of thy Church. And to those which shall be ordained to any holy function, give thy Grace and heavenly Benediction, that both by their life and doctrine they may set forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all Men, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Sove t . ... Tini A Prayer for the High Court of Parliament, to be read during

their Seffion.

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Paraphrase on the Prayer in the Time of Wars and Paraphrase on the Prayer for those that are to be ad

mitted into Hoiy Orders.

O moft mighty and gracious God, who through O moft mighty God, who ruleft over all the King- Jesus Christ hast procured to thyself an universal doms of the World with irrefiftible power, punishing Church ; thew favour towards it, and at this time fo the wicked and shewing Mercy to the Penitent; pre- influence its governors, that they may act with stri&t serve us we befeech thee from the assaults of our Ene- caution, discretion and integrity, in their appointment mies, humble their insolente, calm their ill will, and of Persons to the facred Ministry. And give thy affifdefeat their injurious defigns against us ; thai being , tance and blefling, we beseech thee, to all who shall be fafe under thy protection from all dangers, we may chosen to this O ce, that both by their Doctrine and ever give thee praise ; and this we beg for the Merits Example they may advance thy Glory, and promote the of Jelos Chrift our Lord. ..

Salvation of all Mankind, through Jesus Christ.

+ O ST gracious God, we humbly befeech thee, as for this

TV kingdom in general, fo especially for the High Court of Parliament, under our most religious and gracious king at this time assembled: That thou wouldest be pleased to direct and profper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign and his Kingdoms; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and fureft foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other 'necessaries for them, for us, and thy whole Chụrch, we humbly beg in the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. A ColleEt or Prayer for all conditions of Men, to be used at such

times when the Litany is not appointed to be said. * God, the Creator and Preserver of all Mankind, we

humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of Men, that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them; thy faving health unto. all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the Catholick Church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profefs and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed in n bien any desire the

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Paraphrase on the Prayer for the Parliament established, that peace, justice, and piety may always O God of infinite goodness, we humbly address flourish among us. These, and whatsoever else thou thee, not only in behalf of this Nation in general, but feest needful for them, us, and thy whole Church, we also particularly for its Representatives, now assembled humbly intreat thee to grant for the sake, and through by the appointment of our most pious and benevolent the Intercession of Jesus Chrift. Sovereign : that thou wouldst be pleased so to influence Paraphrafe on the Prayer for all conditions of Men. their debates and resolutions, as may conduce to thy. O God, the Father of all Men, let thy goodness and Glory, the benefit of thy Church, the security, dig- the light of thy Gospel extend to the People of all nity, and happiness of our King and his Dominions; Countries, of what rank and condition foever : but that their acts may be fo wisely form'd, and fo firmly more particularly we implore thy Blessing upon the

+ As the Parliament is a part of the Constitution and Christian Charity. It regards, not one peculiar part of Government of this Kingdom, and as the welfare of the the human {pecies, but all Mennot one particular feet People greatly depends upon their determinations, so it. of Christians, but the universal Church of Christ, highly becomes us to pray that our infinitely wise God wheresoever it is founded, and howsoever it is distinwould so direct their Counsels, that we may lead a quiet guished.-It ex ends not to Persons under one kind of and peaceable Life in ail Gudliness and Honesty.

affli&tion alone, but to all that labour, under any fort of * This Prayer is coinposed in the true Spirit of distress whether of Mind, Body, or Estate,

* This the be friends mind, body, or estate s * especially those for whom Paravents of the Congres, our prayers are desired] that it may pleafe thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their fufferings, and a happy iffue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his fake. Amen.

i A Prayer that may be said after any of the former. :/, in God, whose nature and property is 'ever to have mercy and

to forgive; Receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our fins, yet let the pitifulnefs of thy great mercy loose us, for the honour of Jesus Christ our Mediator and Advocate. Amen. .!.!. ::;. ii. A general Thanksgiving. iuiti ' '.

+ ALmighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy r. A fervants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all Meń

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-universal Church of Christ's that it may be so influ- distresses, and a happy release from all their Calamities. 'enced by the governance of thy Spirit, that all Pro- This we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. feffors of Christianity may have a right understanding Faraphrase on the Prayer that may be said after any of in all Things, and may prove the foundness of their

the former. no,

O God, who art infinitely merciful, and ready to Faith by their Unanimity, Peaceableness, and Holi. ness of Life. To conclude, we commend to thy Mercy forgive the truly penitent, accept our lowly Requests ; all that labour under any temporal Afli&tion of what and tho the heinousness of our Sins have juftly prokind foever ; beseeching thee to afford them such com

voked thee 10 permit us to perish in our Iniquities; yet fort and relief as their wants may require, granting

mercifully deliver us we beseech thee from this fpiritual them a humble resignation to thy will under all their

Bondage, through the Merits of Jesus Chritt, who pleadeth for us at thy right hand as our intercessor.

t Sin indeed is a Chain of servitude from which we And certainly it demands our highest Gratitude, that can be loosed alone by the Grace of God through Jelus God has form'd us not Brutes, but rationał Creatures, Chrift, •-

whereby we are enabled to contemplate, love, serve, + This general Thanksgiving presents us, in order, and enjoy him for ever. But how much are our obliwith a comprehensive view of all God's Blessings be- gations increased, when we consider, that to him we ftowed upon us, both with respect to this life and ano- are indebted also for our continual Prefervation and ther. Our Creation is mentioned first because it is ne- support; without which we must quickly return to cessary, that we may be capable of enjoying the rest. qur, original dust-and that he has bestowed upon us Paraphrafe on the general Thanksgiving upon our Hearts such a deep sense of all thy Mercies O moił mighty God, and most merciful Father, we, as may render us truly thankful, not only with our who are not worthy of the least of thy Mercies, desire lips, but by dedicating our lives, torthy fervice in all to offer up to thee our unfeigned Thanks for the vå- Holiness, through Jesus Christ, to whom with thee, and vious instances of thy goodness towards us, and all our the Holy Spirit be ascribed'all glory and praise for ever fellow Creatures. We praise thee for forming us ra- and ever.' tional Beings, protecting us from the many dangers to Paraphrase on the Thanksgiving for fair Weather. which our frasi Natures are exposed, and bestowing up- O God the Lord of all things, who has juftly chafonus such innúmerable comforts and conveniencies for tised us for our Offences by the late afflicting ftortas the present life; but above all for the invaluable delive- of Rain; and has mercifully relieved our distress by 'rance of our Souls from Sin and Death through Jefus restoring to us fair Weather in due feafon' ; We offer Chrift,-for the powerful means of improvement in unto thee our sincereft Thanks for this thy meroy toHoliness, and the glorious Hope of eternal Happi- wards us, and will always gratefully acknowledge thy ness which thou haft let before us as an encouragement goodness, through every period of our lives, through to our obedience. And we befeech thee to impress Jesus Christ our Lord.

be This to be said r * particularly to those who defire now to offer up their fire to return praile. praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies. voucbfafed

unto them.] We bless thee for our création, preservation, and all the blessings of this life, but above all for thine inestimable love in the Redemption of the World by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of Grace, and for the hope of Glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that i our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee, and the Holy Ghost be, all'honour and glory, World without end. Amen. itilsin:I grizzi

3 :,: A Thanksgiving for fair Weather. i. ..: O Lord God, who hast juftly humbled us by thy late plague of

immoderate Rain and Waters, and in thy Mercy haft relieved and comforted our Souls by this seasonable and blessed change of Weather; we praise and glorify thy holy Namel for this thy Mercy, and will always declare thy loving kindness from Generation to Generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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such innumerable comforts and conveniencies with re- his Holy Spirit and the Hope of eternal Glory, which fpect to the present Life, such as Health, Friends, he has set before us to encourage our ObedienceFood, and Raiment, &c. But when to these we add surely the least return we can make for these inva. the unspeakable Love, which he has shewn to Mankind luable Blessings must be not only by offering up to in our Redemption from Sin and Death by Jefus Christ him the facrifice of Praise with our Lips, but hy de

the powerful Means of Grace he has afforded us to dicating our lives to his service in all Holiness and belp our Infirmities, viz. his Word, his Ordinances, and Righteousness.

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The * COLLECTS, EPISTLES, and GOSPELS, 1991

Is 90 91517 i bas the road To be used throughout the Year. ivs eidt riba Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any

Holy-day that hath a Vigil or Eve, Mall be said at the Evening Service next before. .

+ The first Sunday in Advent..siis jina: . :. i :.: The Colle&t. 1 i A Lmighty God, give us grace that we may caft away the A works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life (in which thy "Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;) that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever." Amen. This Gollect is to be repeated every Day with the other ColleEts in · Advent, until Christmas-Eve...

., The Epiftle. Rom. 13. 8. A W E no man any thing, but to love one another for he

that loveth another, hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou halt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not

: Paraphrase on the Collect for the first Sunday in Advent. ... Most mighty God, as thy Son Jesus Chrilt was pleased' gainst Temptation, and an ornament to our P

ce, and to for judge the our Lord's" recomarnament to our broken

to come down upon Earth, in great Humility, to Re- that at our Lord's second glorious appearance to deem us from all Iniquity; fo enable us now to for- judge the World, we may be raised to 'eternat Happifake all the Vices of Heathen ignorance, and to ac- nefs, through him, who reigneth with thee and the quire all those Virtues which may be a defence a- Holy Spirit both now and for ever." ! :-)! ! !

They are supposed to be so called, because they And the Offices which are appointed in this season of are generally colle&ted out of the Epistles and Gospels Advent, are not only designed to prepare us for a due that follow them, or because the Minister, in there, col celebration of that event; but also for his second leas into one Prayer the Petitions of the People. i coming to judge the World, thåte 'we may then be

f The Word Advent signifies the coming or ap- found acceptable in his fight. To this end we are taught proach; and relates to that remarkable coming of our to caft away the Works of Darkness, and put upon us the Saviour by his Birth, which we shortly after celebrate. Armour of light.'

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