|The Book of Common Prayer|
For use after the Third Collect at Mattins and Evensong,
1. For all Conditions of Men.
The Church and Religious Work
2. For the Church.
The State and Country
15. For the King, and all in authority.
20. For Fruitful seasons
Suitable for Rogation Days.
25. For Industrial Peace.
32. In time of Common Sickness.
1. For all Conditions of Men
O 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 saving 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 profess 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 mind, body, or estate; Especially those for whom, our prayers are desired, that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Answer. Amen.
The Church and Religious Work
2. For the Church
GRACIOUS Father, we humbly beseech thee to bless thy Holy Catholic Church, and fill it with truth and grace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error, direct it; where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen and confirm it; where it is wanting, furnish it; where it is divided and rent asunder, heal the breaches thereof, O Thou Holy One of Israel. Answer. Amen.
3. For the Unity of Christians
O GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and concord: that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
VOUCHSAFE, we beseech thee, Almighty God, to grant to the whole Christian people unity, peace, and true concord, both visible and invisible j through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
O LORD Jesus Christ, who didst say to thine Apostles, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: Regard not our sins, but the faith of thy Church, and grant it that peace and unity which is agreeable to thy will; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Answer. Amen.
4. For the Right Observance of Sunday
O GOD, who hast consecrated the first day of the week to be a perpetual memorial of thy Son's Resurrection: Pour out thy grace upon all Christian people that they may worship thee in spirit and in truth, so that strengthened and refreshed in mind and body we may serve thee faithfully all the days of our life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Answer. Amen.
5. In the Ember Weeks
6. For an Increase of the Sacred Ministry
O ALMIGHTY God, look mercifully upon thy Church, and incline the hearts of many of her sons to offer themselves for the work of the sacred ministry, so that by their labours thy light may shine in the darkness of the world, and the coming of thy kingdom may be hastened by the perfecting of thine elect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
7. During the Vacancy of a See or Incumbency
ALMIGHTY God, the giver of every good gift: Look graciously, we beseech thee, on thy Church, and so guide with thy heavenly wisdom the minds of those to whom is committed the choice of a Bishop for this Diocese [or Rector or Vicar for this Parish] that we may receive a faithful Pastor, who shall feed thy flock according to thy will, and make ready a people acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord. Answer. Amen.
8. For the Synod or Assembly. or Governing Body
O ETERNAL God, the fountain of all wisdom; Guide, we beseech Thee, with the light of thy Holy Spirit, the Bishops and Clergy [and Laity] of . . . . . . , that they may seek only thy glory and the good of thy Holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
9. For Confirmation Candidates
O GOD, who through the teaching of thy Son Jesus Christ didst prepare the disciples for the coming of the Holy Ghost the Comforter: Make ready, we beseech thee, the hearts and minds of thy servants who at this time are seeking the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands, that, drawing near with penitent and faithful hearts, they may be filled with the power of his divine presence; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
10. For Church Work
O LORD, without whom our labour is but lost, and with whom the weakest go forth as the mighty: Be present to all works in thy Church which are undertaken according to thy will (especially . . . . . . ), and grant to thy labourers a pure intention, patient faith, sufficient success upon earth, and the bliss of serving thee in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
11. For a Parish
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: mercifully hear the supplications of us thy servants; and grant unto this parish all things needful for its spiritual welfare [schools wherein to bring up the young in thy faith and fear ; ministers to labour in this portion of thy vineyard ; a church complete in the beauty of holiness.] Strengthen and confirm the faithful; protect and guide the children; visit and relieve the sick and afflicted; turn and soften the wicked; rouse the careless; recover the fallen; restore the penitent; remove all hindrances to the advancement of thy truth; and bring all to be of one heart and mind within the fold of thy holy Church; to the honour and glory of thy blessed Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12. For Church Work Overseas
O GOD of all the nations of the earth remember the multitudes of the heathen; who, though created in thine image, have not known thee, nor the dying of thy Son their Saviour Jesus Christ; and grant that by the prayers and labours of thy holy Church they may be delivered from all superstition and unbelief and brought to worship thee; through him whom thou hast sent to be the Resurrection and the Life of all men, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
13. For Church Work Overseas
O GREAT Lord of the harvest, send forth, we beseech thee, labourers into the harvest of the world, that the grain which is even now ripe may not fall and perish through our neglect. Pour forth thy sanctifying Spirit on our fellow Christians, and thy converting grace on the heathen. Raise up, we pray Thee, a devout ministry among the native believers, that, all thy people being knit together in one body in love, thy Holy Church may grow up into the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; through him who died and rose for us all, the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
O GOD, who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth, and didst send thy blessed Son Jesus Christ to preach peace to them that are afar off, and to them that are nigh: Grant that all the peoples of the world may feel after thee and find thee; and hasten, O Lord, the fulfilment of thy promise, to pour out thy Spirit upon all flesh; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
13. For Sunday Schools
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who hast committed to thy Church the care and nurture of thy children: Prosper with thy blessing those who teach and those who learn, that, holding fast the faith once for all delivered to the Saints, they may worship thee and serve thee all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
14. For Universities and Schools
O GOD, who through thy Holy Spirit dost lead thy people into all truth: Prosper with thy blessing all Universities, Colleges, and Schools, that the confines of knowledge may ever be enlarged, and all sound learning may flourish and abound. And grant that both teachers and students may ever look upward unto thee, who art the fountain of all wisdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
The State and Country
15. For the King, and all in authority
O LORD God of our fathers, who rulest the nations of the earth: Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our Sovereign Lord, King George, that he may alway incline to thy will and walk in thy way; and together with him bless our gracious Queen Elizabeth, Mary the Queen-Mother, the Princess Elizabeth, and all the Royal Family. Endue with wisdom the Ministers of the Crown, the Parliaments in all his Dominions, and all who are set in authority over us, that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
16. For the High Court of Parliament
MOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for this kingdom in general, so 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 prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and his dominions; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest 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 Church, we humbly beg in the name and mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. R. Amen.
17. For the British Empire
O LORD God of our fathers, Who in thy goodness hast led this people hitherto by wondrous ways: who makest the nations to praise thee, and knittest them together in the bonds of peace; we beseech thee to pour thine abundant blessing on the Dominions over which thou hast called thy servant George to be King, Grant that all, of whatever race or colour or tongue, may in prosperity and peace be united in the bond of brotherhood, and in the one fellowship of the faith, so that we may be found a people acceptable unto thee; through 1esus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
ETERNAL God, who rulest in the kingdoms of men: Grant, we most humbly beseech thee, honour and safety to our Sovereign Lord, King George; peace throughout the Commonwealth of his peoples; promotion to true religion; encouragement to learning and godly living; a patient service to the concord of the world; and, by all these, glory to thy holy name; for his sake, to whom thou hast given all power in heaven and earth, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
THE CHURCHPEOPLE'S PRAYER BOOK
PRAYERS IN TIME OF WAR
THE FOLLOWING ARE SUITABLE:
1. For the King, and all in authority, page 45.
For the King and his Allies
O ALMIGHTY God, who rulest all things both in heaven and earth: Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies; that we, being armed with thy defence may be preserved evermore from all perils, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
O ALMIGHTY Lord, who art a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in thee: Be now and evermore our defence prosper the forces of our King and his Allies: decide the issues of this war according to righteousness; look in pity upon the wounded and the prisoners; cheer the anxious; comfort the bereaved; succour the dying; have mercy on the fallen; uphold the faith of thy servants; and hasten the time when wars shall cease in all the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
For the Forces of the King
O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the sailors, soldiers and airmen of the King in every peril, of sea and land and air; shelter them in the day of battle, and ever keep them safe from all evil; strengthen them by thy grace, that they may shew themselves worthy defenders of freedom and truth; and grant that this life ended they may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
O THOU that slumberest not nor steepest: Protect, we pray thee, our Sailors from the hidden perils of the sea, and from the snares and assaults of the enemy; grant that in dangers often, in watchings often, in weariness often, they may serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
O ALMIGHTY Lord of heaven and earth, who makest the clouds thy chariot, and walkest upon the wings of the wind: Look in mercy, we beseech thee, on those who are called to tasks of special peril in the air. Even there also shall thy hand lead them, and thy right hand shall hold them. Help them to know that in life and in death the eternal God is their refuge, and that underneath are the everlasting arms; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
For the Sick and Wounded
O LORD,. we beseech thee, have mercy upon the Sick and wounded; relieve their pain; comfort and cheer them in weariness and depression; may it please thee to restore them to health of mind and body; and make thyself known unto them as their Saviour and everlasting Friend; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
For the Oppressed
O LORD, whose compassions fail not, and whose mercies are new every morning: Look down in pity on those who suffer and heal the anguish of the world; release all who are held in the bondage of fear; have compassion upon the homeless and the oppressed; do thou care for the desolate; comfort the sorrowful; and give rest to the weary through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
For Servants of the Country
O BLESSED Saviour, who thyself wast pleased to labour amongst men: Have mercy, we pray thee, upon all who are now serving their country; guard them in all dangers; preserve them in all temptations and grant them such health of mind and body; that they may serve their brethren faithfully and well, and do the things that are pleasing unto thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever one God world without end. Answer. Amen.
For Faith in God
O GOD, who knowest that the hearts of many are failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: Raise up, we pray thee, thy power and come among us and with great might succour us; that, whatever befalleth the sons of men, we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
For Whole-hearted Service
Teach us, O Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest ;
STRENGTHEN our hearts and our hands, Lord, and confirm our purpose that contending valiantly for truth and freedom, we may conquer by thy might; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
O ALMIGHTY God, who canst bring good out of evil, and makest even the wrath of man to turn to thy praise: Teach us to live together in charity and peace; and grant that
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|These twelve prayers were found inserted into my copy in this location, apparently for use during World War II.|
18. For Servants of the Crown and Country
O LORD God of hosts, who didst give grace to thy servant Saint George to lay aside the fear of man, and to confess thee even unto death: Grant that we, and all our countrymen who bear office in the world, may think lightly of earthly place and honour, and seek rather to please the Captain of our salvation, who hath chosen us to be his soldiers; to whom, With thee and the Holy Ghost, be thanks and praise from all the armies of thy saints, now and for evermore. Answer. Amen.
19. For use during an Election
ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom: Guide and direct, we humbly beseech thee, the minds of all those who are called at this time to make choice of fit persons to serve in ...... Grant that in the exercise of their choice they may promote thy glory and the welfare of thy people; and on those whom they shall choose, bestow, of thy goodness, the Spirit of wisdom and true godliness. And this we beg for the sake of Jesus Christ our only Mediator and Advocate. Answer. Amen.
20. For Fruitful Seasons
ALMIGHTY God, Lord of heaven and earth, in whom we live and move and have our being who makest the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendest rain on the just and on the unjust: Hear thy people who call upon thee, and prosper the labours of the husbandman, and grant such seasonable weather that we may gather in the fruits of the earth, and proclaim thy great goodness with thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
21. For Industries
O ALMIGHTY Father, who through thy Son Jesus Christ hast consecrated labour to the blessing of mankind : Prosper, we pray thee, the industries of this land; defend those who are engaged therein in their temptations and dangers, and grant that they, receiving the due reward of their labours, may praise thee by living according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
22. For Agriculture
HAVE mercy, O Lord, upon all who labour in the cultivation of the land, and grant that by the power of thy grace their own souls may be fruitful unto good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
23. For Fisheries
O ALMIGHTY God, who hast made the sea and all that moveth therein : Bestow thy blessing, we beseech thee, on the harvest of the waters, that it may be abundant in its season, and on our sailors and fishermen, that they may be safe in every peril of the deep, so that all with thankful hearts may acknowledge thee, who art the Lord of the sea and of the dry land ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
24. For Fair Weather, or for Rain
O GOD, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to them that seek first thy kingdom and thy righteousness, all things necessary to their bodily sustenance: Send us, we beseech thee, in this our necessity, such favourable weather [or such moderate rain and showers] that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, and to thine honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
25. For Industrial Peace
O GOD, the Father of all mankind, we beseech thee to inspire us with such love, truth and equity, that in all our dealings one with another we may shew forth our brotherhood in thee; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
26. For the Unemployed
O GOD, who in the eternal vigilance of thy love dost sustain the whole of human life, pour thy grace upon those who are compelled to stand idle in the market-place: Uphold them with heavenly hope; protect them from all dangers of body and soul, and fill us all with the spirit of service that none may want, but each, according to his need, may share in thy bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
27. For Prosperity
O GOD, who knowest that the hearts of many are failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: Raise up, we pray thee, thy power and come among us and with great might succour us; lighten our adversities, that, all hindrances to prosperity being removed, there may be peace and plenty in all lands; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
28. For Employment
O GOD our Father, who art loving unto every man, and merciful in all thy works: Hear the prayers of thy Church, and grant such a measure of employment unto all thy children, that serving faithfully with hand and mind and receiving the due reward of their labour, they may rest in thee when their day's work is done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
29. For Peace in the World
ETERNAL God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness and no strength known but the strength of love: We pray thee so mightily to shed and spread abroad thy Spirit, that all peoples and ranks may be gathered under one banner, of the Prince of Peace; as children of one God and Father of all, to whom be dominion and glory now and for ever. Answer. Amen.
30. For the League of Nations, or other
ALMIGHTY God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: Kindle, we pray thee, in the hearts of all men the true love of peace; and guide with thy pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth· that in tranquillity thy kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
31. For Armistice Day
O ALMIGHTY God, who on this day didst bring to an end the conflict of the Great War: We yield thee hearty thanks for Thy merciful deliverance from the grave perils and dangers wherewith we were beset, and we humbly beseech thee to grant to all men a sense of the blessings of peace that wars may cease throughout the world; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who is the Prince of Peace, and ever liveth and reigneth with thee, in the Unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, world without end. R. Amen.
32. In time of Common Sickness
O ALMIGHTY God, with whom are the issues of life and death: Grant us, we beseech thee, deliverance in this time of grievous sickness and mortality. Sanctify to us this affliction, and prosper with thy continual blessing those who labour to protect us against disease and pain; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
33. For the Sick
ALMIGHTY and Immortal God, giver of life and health: We beseech thee to hear our prayers for all the sick and suffering, especially those for whom our prayers are desired, that by thy blessing upon them and upon those who minister to them they may be restored, if it be thy gracious will, to health of mind and body, and give thanks to thee in thy Holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
34. For the Suffering
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, the comfort of the sad, the strength of them that suffer: Let the prayers of thy children who cry out of any tribulation come unto thee; and unto every Christian soul that is distressed grant thou mercy, grant relief, grant refreshment; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
35. For Hospitals and Infirmaries
ALMIGHTY God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ went about doing good, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people: Continue, we beseech thee, this his gracious work in our midst, especially in the Hospitals and Infirmaries of our land; cheer, heal and sanctify the sick and afflicted; to doctors and nurses grant skill, sympathy and patience; and send down thy blessing on all who labour and minister of their substance to prevent suffering and to forward thy purpose of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
36. For Travellers
O GOD of Infinite Majesty and Mercy, whom neither distance of place nor length of time can separate from those whom thou defendest, mercifully assist thy servants (especially . . . . . . ) who put their trust in thee; Vouchsafe to be their guide and their companion on the way by which they go. Let no misfortune befall them, no difficulty hinder them, but do thou prosper their journey and bring them to the place where they would be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
37. For Seafarers
O ALMIGHTY God, whose way is in the sea, and whose paths are in the great waters: Be present, we beseech thee, with our brethren in the manifold dangers of the deep; protect them from all its perils; prosper them in their course; and bring them in safety to the haven where they would be, with a. grateful sense of thy mercies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
38. For Faithfulness
REMEMBER, O Lord, what thou hast wrought in us, and not what we deserve and as thou hast called us to thy service make us worthy of our calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
39. From St. Richard of Chichester
THANKS be to thee, O Lord Jesus Christ,
40. An Evening Prayer
O LORD, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then, Lord, in thy mercy grant us safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
41. For Absent Friends
O FATHER of all, we pray to thee for those we love but now no longer see: Grant them thy peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and in thy loving wisdom and almighty power work in them the good purpose of thy perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
A Bidding Prayer
Sometimes used when His Majesty's Judge of Assize
LET us pray for Christ's Holy Catholic Church; especially for that pure and apostolic branch of it established in these Kingdoms, and herein, for our Gracious Sovereign Lord, George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, in all causes and over all persons ecclesiastical and civil, within his Dominions supreme; for our Gracious Queen Elizabeth, Mary the Queen Mother, the Princess Elizabeth, and all the Royal Family: for the Lords and others of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council: [for the Great Council of the Nation now assembled in Parliament]: for the nobility and gentry of this Land: that all, in their respective stations, may labour to advance the glory of God, and the present and future welfare of mankind, remembering that solemn account which they must one day give before the tribunal of God.
Let us pray also for the whole Commons of this Realm that they may live in the true faith and fear of God, in dutiful obedience to the King, and in brotherly love and charity one towards another. But for the sake of all, let us pray for the Clergy, whether Bishops, Priests or Deacons; that they may shine as lights in the world and adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; for all Judges, [especially for His Majesty's Judge of Assize now present;] for all Magistrates of this Realm, and especially for the High Sheriff of this County, and for the Chief Magistrate of this [ancient and royal] city
To our prayers let us add our unfeigned praises for mercies already received, for our creation, preservation, and for all the blessings of this life, but above all for the inestimable love of God our Heavenly Father in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. Finally let us praise God for all His servants departed this life in His faith and fear; beseeching Him to give us grace so to follow their good examples that this life ended, we may dwell with them in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose most perfect form of prayer we conclude our imperfect addresses to the throne of grace ;
OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done; In earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
For use alter the Third Collect at Mattins and Evensong,
1. A General Thanksgiving.
1. A General Thanksgiving
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men; particularly to those who desire now to offer up their praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unto them.
2. For the Church
O GOD, whose glory fills the skies, we laud and praise thy holy name for all the blessings brought to us in thy Holy Church; especially within our own part of it; we bless thee for the gifts of faith, knowledge, and of a sound mind; for the grace of membership and the joy of fellowship; may the operation of thy Sacraments so knit us to thee in grace, that we may be able without fear or hesitation to behold thy wonders in nature; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
3. For Missionary Work
WE praise and bless thy Holy Name, O Lord;
4. For the Advance of Medical Science
O GOD, whose Spirit filleth all the world, revealing the wonders of nature through each succeeding days we thank thee for the continual advance in medical science whereby the bodies of men are made apt for thy service; beseeching thee that those who minister to thee in nature may be consecrated to thee by grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
5. For Rain
O GOD our heavenly Father, who by thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man: We give thee humble thanks that it hath pleased thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last a joyful rain upon thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us thy unworthy servants, and to the glory of thy holy Name; through thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Answer. Amen.
6. For Fair Weather
O LORD God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late plague of immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and blessed change of weather: We praise and glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving-kindness from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
7. For Plenty
O MOST merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty: We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness unto us that our land may yield us her fruits of increase to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
8. For the Blessings of Harvest
O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given us the fruits of the earth in their season, and hast crowned the year with thy goodness: For these and all other thy mercies we laud and magnify thy Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for evermore
9. For Peace
O ETERNAL God, our heavenly Father, who willest all men to dwell together in unity: We bless thy Holy Name for thy gracious gift of peace; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments· and leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
10. For Restoring Public Peace at Home
O ETERNAL God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mmd in
a house; We bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the tumults which have lately prevailed amongst us; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
11. For Deliverance from Common Sickness
O GOD the Creator and Preserver of all mankind We yield thee hearty thanks that thou hast delivered us from sickness and affliction and with grateful hearts we offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies to be a Jiving sacrifice unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
To be used after Morning Prayer upon Sundays,
O GOD the Father, of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
Answer. O God the Father, of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
REMEMBER not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.
BY the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,
WE sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way;
At an Ordination or in Embertide
OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done; In earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Let us pray.
O GOD, merciful Father, that despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful : Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us ; and graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to nought; and by the providence of thy gocdness they may be dispersed; that we thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
O GOD, we have heard with our ears and our fathers have declared unto us the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.
Let us pray.
WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities and for the glory of thy name turn from us all those evils that we most righteously have deserved and grant, that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Prayer from the Liturgy of St. Chrysostom
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.
The Athanasian Creed
Used at Mattins instead of the Apostles' Creed.
2 Which Faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled: without doubt he shall perish everlastingly [eternally].
AND the Catholick Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in
FURTHERMORE, it is necessary to everlasting [eternal] salvation: that he also believe
rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THIS is the Catholick Faith: which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.
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