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O God, who didst make the children of Israel to pass dry foot through the midst of the sea; and who didst manifest the way to the three sages coming to thee, by the leading of a star, grant unto us, we beseech thee, a prosperous journey and a peaceable time; that, thy angel accompanying us, we may happily reach the place whither we are going, and at the end come to the haven of eternal salvation.
. O that our ways may be directed.
Ry. To keep thy righteous laws.
. The crooked ways shall become straight.
Ry. And the rough places smooth.
Let us pray.
O God, who didst lead Abraham thy servant from Ur of the Chaldeans, and
V. God hath given his angels charge over thee. R. To keep thee in all thy ways.
. O Lord, hear my prayer.
Ry. And let my cry come unto thee.
didst keep him unscathed throughout all his wanderings, we beseech thee to be pleased to guard us thy servants. Be to us, Lord, a support in our setting out, a comfort in the way, a shade in heat, a shelter in rain and cold, a stay in our weariness, a help in our adversity, a staff in our slippery path, a haven. in shipwreck ; that, thou leading us, we may prosperously arrive whither we are going, and at length safely return to our home. Hearken, O Lord, we beseech thee,
For all degrees of men in the Church.
Almighty and everlast- | for all degrees and orders ing God, by whose Spirit therein; that, by the gift the whole body of the of thy grace, all in their Church is sanctified and several stations may faithgoverned; mercifully hear fully serve thee; through, our humble supplications | &c.
For Bishops, and the People committed to them.
ing God, who alone dost
Almighty and everlast-mitted unto them, the spirit
For a Congregation or Family.
O almighty God, despise | not thy people who cry unto thee in their affliction; but for the glory of thy name,
In any Tribulation.
fully protect us, now prostrate before thee with our whole hearts, from all the snares of our enemies; through, &c.
turn away thine anger, and help us in our tribulations; through, &c.
In Times of Calamity.
O Lord Jesus Christ, | mercy upon us and upon holy, immortal God! have all men: purify us by thy
holy blood, forgive us by | thy holy blood, now and thy holy blood, save us by | for ever. Amen.
In Time of Famine or Pestilence.
Grant, we beseech thee, the hearts of men may O Lord, an answer to our | know that these scourges hearty supplications; and, proceed from thine anger, thy wrath being appeased, and cease by thy mercy; turn away from us this through, &c. famine [or pestilence], that
In Times of great Mortality.
O God, who desirest not | the death, but the penance of sinners, mercifully look upon thy people returning to thee; and grant that
they, being devoted unto thee, may, by thy clemency, be delivered from the scourges of thine anger; through, &c.
PRAYERS IN SICKNESS OR AFFLICTION. An Oblation.
My God, I offer myself | affections, and actions; to thee, with my liberty, mayest thou be the end memory, understanding and principle of all. Amen, and will, thoughts, desires, Jesus. Amen.
An Act of Resignation.
LORD, I know not what | to ask; thou seest my miseries, and thou lovest me better than I can love myself. I lay open to thee my heart, supply my
wants according to thy mercy. I adore thy will without seeking to understand its appointments. I resign myself entirely to thee, desiring nothing but
the accomplishment of thy | pray, and may thy Divine sovereign pleasure. O Spirit pray in me. Amen. Jesus! teach me how to
DEAREST Jesus, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve thee as thou deservest; to give, and not to count the cost; to fight, and not to heed the wounds;
Prayer in time of Suffering.
LORD, I offer and con- | secrate to your glory all that I have ever suffered, all that I now suffer, and all that I shall suffer until death; perfect my pains with your love, and grant, O sweet Jesus, that they
to toil, and not to ask for rest; to labour, and not to seek for any reward, save to feel that I do thy holy will, O my God. Amen.
O my God, I believe in thee; do thou strengthen my faith. All my hopes are in thee; do thou secure them. I love thee; teach me to love thee daily more and more. I am sorry that I have offended thee; do thou increase my sorrow.
I adore thee as my first beginning; I aspire after
may be as pleasing to you as they are painful to me. I will suffer because you will have it so, you whom I love with my whole heart: therefore I will all that you will. Amen.
AN UNIVERSAL PRAYER FOR ALL THINGS NECESSARY TO SALVATION.