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That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived;
That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help the weak-hearted, and to raise up them that fall, and finally to beat down Satan under our feet;
That it may please thee to succour, help, and comfort all that are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;
. That it may please thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child,all sick persons and young children, and to shew thy pity upon all prisoners and captives;
That it may please thee to defend and provide for the fatherless children, and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed;
That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men ;
That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;
That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them;
That it may please thee to give us true repentance, to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy Word;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us. Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us. O Lamb of God: that takest away the sius of the world;
Grant us thy peace.
Minis. Lord have mercy upon us, and deal not with us according to our sins. Answ. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.
¶Let us Pray.
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 goodness 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 Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.
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.
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine Honour.
From our enemies defend us, O Christ. Graciously look upon our afflictions. Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts. Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people. Favourably with mercy hear our prayers. O Son of David, have mercy upon us. Minis. O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us.
Answ. As we do put our trust in thee.
¶ Let us Pray.
E 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. Amen.
A General Thanksgiving.
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mer
cies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to
*This to be said when any that have been prayed for, desire to return praise.
us and to all men. [* particularly those who desire now to offer up their praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unto them.] We bless thee for our creation, 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 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.
A Prayer attributed to St. Crysostom.
LMIGHTY 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. Amen.
2 COR. 13. 14.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.