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ther grant of his infinite goodness, that thy foul inwardly may be anointed with the Holy Ghoft, who is the Spirit of all ftrength, comfort, relief, and gladness; and vouchsafe of his great mercy, if it be his blessed will, to restore unto thee thy bodily health and strength to ferve him, and fend thee release of all thy pains, troubles, and diseases [both in body and mind.] And how foever his goodness by his divine and unfearchable providence hall difpofe of thee, I his unworthy minifter and fervant humbly beseech his eternal majefty to do with thee according to the multitude of his innumerable mercies, and [to pardon thee all thy fins and offences, committed by all thy bodily fenfes, paffions, and carnal affections; and may he alfo vouchfafe mercifully] to grant unto thee ghostly ftrength by his Holy Spirit, to withstand and overcome all temptations and af faults of thine Adverfary, that in no wife he prevail against thee, but that thou mayeft have perfect victory and triumph over the devil, fin, and death, through Jefus Christ our Lord; who by his death hath overcome the prince of death, and with the Father and the Holy Ghoft, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Note, that the words between hooks are to be omitted, when a fick child is anointed.

Then the Priest fall fay to the fick perfon, THE Almighty Lord, who is a most strong tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is no other name under heaven given to man,

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in whom and through whom thou mayest receive health and falvation, but only the name of our Lord Jefus Chrift. Amen.

Then the Priest hall bless the fick person, saying, Unto God's gracious mercy and almighty protec

tion I commit thee. The Lord blefs thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to fhine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.

A Prayer for a fick child.

Almighty God and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the iffues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly befeech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of ficknefs: Vifit him, O Lord, with thy falvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and fave his foul for thy mercies fake. That if it fhall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by ferving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation; or elfe receive him into Abraham's bofom, where the fouls of them that fleep in the Lord Jefus, reft in perpetual peace. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the fame thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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A Prayer for a fick perfon, when there appeareth fmall hope of recovery.

Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our

only help in time of need; we fly unto thee for fuccour in behalf of this thy fervant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, ftrengthen him, we beseech thee, fo much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life paft, and ftedfaft faith in thy Son Jefus, that his fins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more feen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impoffible with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canft even yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance amongst us: Yet forafmuch as in all appearance the time of his diffolution draweth near, fo fit and prepare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace and in thy favour, his foul may be received into the bofom of Abraham, Ifaac, and Jacob, the region of the pious, who have pleased thee from the beginning of the world, where there is no forrow, grief, or lamentation. And this we beg through the merits and mediation of Jefus Chrift thine only Son, our bleffed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A Commendatory Prayer for a fick person at the point of departure.

Almighty God, in whofe hand are the fpirits of the righteous, after they are delivered from their earthly prifons; we humbly commend the foul


of this thy fervant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator and most merciful Saviour; moft humbly befeeching thee, that it may be precious in thy fight. Wafh it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, which was flain to take away the fins of the world, that * whatsoever defilements it may * These words are to be omitted, when this have contracted in the midst of this prayer is faid for a miferable and naughty world, through child, whom the Priest the lufts of the flesh or the wiles of in his difcretion shall not think to have been Satan, being purged and done away,] capable of committing it may be prefented pure and without fpot before thee. And teach us who furvive, in this and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is, and fo to number cur days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilft we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen.

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A Prayer for perfons troubled in mind or confcience. Bleffed Lord, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts; we beseech thee, look down in pity and compaffion upon this thy afflicted fervant. Thou writeft bitter things against him, and makeft him to poffefs his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his foul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who haft. written thy holy word for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of thy Holy Scriptures might have hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises, that he may neither caft away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him ftrength against all his tempta


tions, and heal all his diftempers. Break not the bruised reed, nor quench the fmoaking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in difpleasure; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Note, when the Prieft vifits the fick, he may add any other proper Collects, Exhortations, and Prayers, as be judges beft, according to the various circumftances of the Sick perfon.


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