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Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.

Graciously hear us, O Christ.

Graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.

The Versicle.

O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us. The Answer. As we do put our trust in thee.

Let us Pray.

WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities, and for the glory of thy name's sake 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 for the Queen's Majesty.

O LORD our heavenly Father, high and &1 mighty, King of kings, Lord of Lords, the only ruler of Princes, which doest from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth: most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth, and so replenish her with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that she may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Indue her plentifully with heavenly gifts: Grant her in health and wealth long to live, strength her that she may vanquish and overcome all her enemies; and finally after this life, she may attain everlasting joy and felicity: Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, which only 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.

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A Prayer of Chrysostome.

ALMIGHTY God, which 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 be 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.

ii. Corinth. xiii.

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.

Here endeth the Litany used in the Queen's Chapel.

For rain, if the time require.

O GOD, heavenly Father, which by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to all them that seek thy kingdom, and the righteousness thereof, all things necessary to their bodily sustenance: Send us, we beseech thee, in this our necessity, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth, to our comfort, and to thy honour, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


For fair weather.

O LORD God, which for the sin of man didst once drown all the world except eight persons, and afterward of thy great mercy didst promise never to destroy it so again: we humbly beseech thee, that although we for our iniquities have worthily deserved this plague of rain and waters; yet upon our true repentance thou wilt send us such weather, whereby we may receive the fruits of the earth in due season, and learn both by thy punishment to amend our lives, and for thy clemency to give thee praise and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ In the time of dearth or famine.

O GOD, heavenly Father, whose gift it is that the rain doth fall, the earth is fruitful, beasts increase, and fishes do



multiply: Behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions of thy people, and grant that the scarcity and dearth (which we do now most justly suffer for our iniquity) may through thy goodness be mercifully turned into cheapness and plenty, for the love of Jesu Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be praise for ever.


In the time of War.

O ALMIGHTY God, King of all Kings, and governour of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful unto them that truly repent: Save and deliver us (we humbly beseech thee) from the hands of our enemies; abate their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices; that we being armed with thy defence may be preserved evermore from all perils to glorify thee, which art the only giver of all victory, through the merits of thy only Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the time of any common plague, or Sickness.

O ALMIGHTY God, which in thy wrath in the time of King David, didst slay with the plague of pestilence lxx. M. and yet, remembering thy mercy, didst save the rest; have pity upon us miserable sinners, that now are visited with great sickness and mortality; that like as thou didst then command thine angel to cease from punishing, so it may now please thee to withdraw from us this plague and grievous sickness, through Jesu Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, whose nature and property is, ever to have mercy and to forgive, receive our humble petitions and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins; yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us, for the honour of Jesus Christ's sake, our mediator and advocate. Amen.

T The Lord's prayer.

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.

The Creed.

I BELIEVE in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Which was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary. Suffered under Ponce Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence shall he come to judge the quick and the dead. believe in the Holy Ghost. The holy catholic church. The communion of saints. The forgiveness of sins. The resurrection of the body. And the life everlasting. Amen.


The .x. Commandments. Exodi. xx.

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.


Thou shalt have none other Gods but me.

II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven Image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down to them nor worship them.

For I, the Lord thy GOD, am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain :

For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.


Remember thou keep holy the saboth day.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do: but the seventh day is the Sabboth of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man servant, and thy maid servant, thy cattle, and the stranger

that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

V. Honour thy father and thy mother:

That thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt do no murther.

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

VIII. Thou shalt not steal.

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Here follow certain Graces to be said, before and after meat.

THE eyes of all things do look up and trust in thee, O Lord: thou givest them meat in due season. Thou dost open thy hand, and fillest with thy blessing every living thing: good Lord, bless us and all these thy gifts, which we receive of thy bounteous liberality: Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The King of eternal glory make us partakers of his heavenly table. Amen.

God is charity; and he that dwelleth in charity, dwelleth in God, and God in him: God grant us all to dwell in him. Amen.

Grace after dinner.

THE God of peace and love vouchsafe alway to dwell with us. And thou Lord have mercy upon us.

Glory, honour, and praise be to thee, O God, which hast fed us from our tender age: and givest sustenance to every living thing: replenish our hearts with joy and gladness, that we may be rich and plentiful in all good works: Through our Lord Jesu Christ. Amen.

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