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this, o merciful Father, for Thy dear Son's sake, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Clergy and People. ALMIGHTY and Everlast
ing God, Who alone workest great marvels, send down upon our Bishops and Curates, and all congregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of Thy grace; and that they may truly please Thee, pour upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
For Priests. ALMIGHTY and Everlast
God, receive, we beseech Thee, the prayers of Thy servant, N., Thy priest, when he calleth upon Thee; and for the sake of the holy oblation he offers multiply upon him the fruits of Thy grace, that as he has gladly devoted himself to serve at Thy holy Altar, he may of Thy bounty receive an eternal reward; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Missionariesor Missions.
This Collect may be used in the singular as a special intercession for a particular parish.
For the Bishop ALMIGHTY and Everlast
ing God, have mercy upon Thy servant our Bishop, N., and direct him according to Thy mercy in the way of everlasting salvation, that by Thy grace he may desire that which is pleasing unto Thee, and accomplish the same with all his might. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, send forth, we beseech Thee, labourers into Thy vineyard; and grant them with all boldness to speak Thy word: that Thy word may have free course and be glorified, and that all nations may acknowledge Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
For a Husband or Wife. ALMIGHTY GOD, Who
at the beginning didst
create our first parents, Adam loved and dear Son, Jesus Christ and Eve, and didst sanctify our Lord. Amen. and join them together in marriage: Pour upon my wife the riches of Thy grace, sanctify and bless her, that she may O LORD GOD, Who hast please 'Thee both in body and
bidden us to honour our soul, and grant us to live to. Parents, and to pray for their gether in holy love unto our life and prosperity, grant my lives' end; through Jesus Christ father and mother safety and our Lord. Amen.
peace, keep them in Thy true
religion, preserve them from all For Parents.
ills of body and soul, and grant
them grace never to offend ALMIGHTY GOD, Who 'Thee in any respect, and ever
hast strictly commanded to find Thee a kind and merus to honour our father and ciful Father ; through Jesus mother next unto Thee: Grant Christ our Lord. Amen, me of Thy goodness and grace so to love, and to honour my
For Children. parents, to fear and to obey them, to help and to pray for
RANT, we beseech Thee, them, as Thou in Thy holy Almighty God, that the Word hast directed and charged children which Thou hast me to do: that both in their given me, being nurtured in life and at their death their obedience, virtue, and holiness souls may bless me, and by of life, may grow up to the Thy Fatherly mercy I may
honour and glory of Thy obtain that blessing which Name. Keep them in Thy Thou hast promised to those true religion, teach them from that honour their father and their youth up to bear Thy mother; and that Thou, seeing yoke. Preserve them in piety my unfeigned love and re- and simplicity. Deliver them verence towards them, mayest from evil company and bad become my loving heavenly examples; from the sins and Father, and number me among temptations of their age ; and those Thy children who are
from idleness the nurse of sin. heirs of Thy glorious King- Grant them a good underdom; through Thy Well-bestanding, and sound intellect,
that they may learn and retain and of all who are dear to me, such things as are profitable : or who have done good to me grant them health of body and or to those I love. Reward industry, and all other things all those who benefited me necessary for them, that they now in this world with Thy may live honourably amongst favour, and in the world to their fellow men, to Thy come with everlasting life. honour and glory and to the Grant them the help of Thy benefit of their own souls ; grace, and Thy protection in through Jesus Christ danger; deliver them from Lord. Amen.
tribulation, and keep them
from all hurt and evil, that For Godchildren.
they may evermore praise
Thee for Thy goodness; Give Thy holy grace to through Jesus Christ our Lord.
all those for whom I Amen. have undertaken at the sacred
that they may in their For Friends, Benefactors, own
Relations, etc. persons renounce the devil and all his works, and Be gracious, O Lord, unto constantly believe Thy holy my relations, my Word, and obediently keep my enemies, and all that have Thy Commanaments : That desired my prayers; all who Thou mayest give unto them by their own labours do mithe blessing of eternal life, nister to our necessities; to. and make them partakers of gether with all my known Thine everlasting kingdom ; and unknown benefactors. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Render, O God, a good reAmen.
ward and a plentiful return
to all those who have done For Relations.
good to me. Grant that we
may all so live here, as that O ALMIGHTY and Ever- we may meet hereafter in the
lasting God, look mer- Presence of God; through cifully upon the necessities of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. my.
husband... wife ... parents ... brothers ... sis
For Friends, ... etc.... of my
relations, benefactors, and friends,
O GOD. Who by the grace
of the Holy Ghost hast
remission of all their sins, and mightily deliver us from their lying in wait; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Anien.
poured the gifts of charity into the hearts of Thy faithful people, grant Thy servants, N. N., health of body and soul, that they may love Thee with all their strength, and cheerfully accomplish those things that Thou wouldest have done ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Benefactors or Friends. ALMIGHTY and Merciful
God, we humbly beseech Thee to hear us from Thy holy place, and to have mercy upon rhy servants, N. N. Wipe away all the ill they have done, stir up their hearts to follow Thee; give them strength against every power of the enemy; fill them with the peace of Thy consolation, That they may ever glorify Thee in l'hy Holy Church, for Thy gift of quietness; and forasmuch as they put no trust in their own weakness deliver them by Thy heavenly mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For those commended to our
Prayers. HEAR. Of my God, hear,
Light of my eyes, hear my prayer and grant my petition. Hear me praying for Thy servants N. and 'N., and grant them the help they need. If Thou leave us we perish, if Thou look down upon us we revive; if Thou wilt judge us according to our deeds, we confess ourselves lost; if Thou wilt deal with us according to Thy mercy, Thou shalt raise us up from death. Therefore, O God, receive our prayer, and grant the assistance we. implore, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Poor.
For Enemies. O GOD of peace, the Author
and Lover of charity, grant unto all our enemies true peace and concord; grant them
necessities of all Thy creatures, give to Thy poor the spiritual graces of which they stand in need. Support Thy poor members, O Jesu, under their difficulties, and sanctify their bodily wants to the salvation of their souls. Give the:n resignation and
piety, that Thy mercy may | light to the unbelieving, commake amends to them in the fort to mourners, restoration to next world for what they want the sick, food to the hungry · in this. Give them Thy raise up the oppressed, care grace, whatsoever Thou de. | for the neglected, defend the niest them, that they here. widow and orphan, bless our after be found in the Paradise homes, our town, and our of God; O Lord and Bene- land. Help with Thy grace factor of all fesh, Who livest the living, the dying, and the and reignest, world without dead. Make Thy love and end. Amen.
Thy fear to dwell amongst us,
and pour upon us Thy fatherly For the Tempted and those in
blessing in life and in death; Trouble.
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. O GOD, Who pardonest transgressors, and desirest
For Christians leading an not the death of a sinner : we
Unboly Life. humbly beseech Thee to merci. fully protect with Thy heavenly ALMIGHTY GOD, Who power Thy servants who put
showest to them that be their trust in Thy mercy; and in error the light of Thy truth evermore to keep them under to the intent that they may reThy protection; that they may turn into the
righteouscontinually serve Thee and ness; grant unto all them that never be separated from Thee are admitted into the fellowby their adversities. Through ship of Christ's Religion, that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. they may eschew those things
that are contrary to their proFor all Men.
fession, and follow all such
things as are agreeable to the LOOK down, O Lord, upon same; through our Lord Jesus
all Thy creatures, whose Christ. Amen. Lord and Master 'Thou art : and give to all the things they need. Perseverance to the
For the Sinful. good, strength to the weak, MOST mereiful God, who repentance and pardon
didst send Thine Onlysinners, truth to the erring, begotten Son into the world