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PRAYER TO BE USED AT SEA.
| The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at sea, shall be the same which is
appointed in the book of Common Prayer. 7 These two following Prayers may be also and finally by thy mercy obtain used in ships of war.
everlasting life, through JESUS O ETERNAL LORD God, Christ our Lord. Amen. who alone spreadest out the | Prayers to be used in storms at sea. heavens, and rulest the raging 0 MOST powerful and of the sea ; who hast compassed glorious Lord God, at whose the waters with bounds, until command the winds blow, and day and night come to an end ; lift up the waves of the sea, and be pleased to receive into thy who stillest the rage thereof; Almighty and most gracious we, thy creatures, but miserable protection, the persons of us thy sinners, do in this our great servants, and the fleet (or ship] distress cry unto thee for help: in which we serve. Preserve Save, Lord, or else we perish. us from the dangers of the sea, We confess when we have been and from the violence of the safe, and seen all things quiet enemy; that we may be a safe about us, we have forgotten guard unto the United States thee our God, and refused to of America, and a security for hearken to the still voice of such as pass on the seas upon thy word, and to obey thy their lawful occasions; that the commandments : but now we inhabitants of our land
see how terrible thou art in peace and quietness serve thee all thy works of wonder; the our God; and that we may great God to be feared above return in safety to enjoy the all; and therefore we adore thy blessings of the land, with the divine majesty, acknowledging fruits of our labour ; and, with thy power, and imploring thy a thankful remembrance of thy goodness. Help, Lord, and mercies, to praise and glorify save us for thy mercies' sake, thy holy name, through Jesus in Jesus Christ, thy Son our CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
1 Or this. The Collect.
O MOST glorious and graDIRECT us, O LORD, in cious LORD God, who dwellest all our doings, with thy most, in heaven, but beholdest all gracious favour, and further us things below; look down, we with thy continual help ; that beseech thee, and hear us, in all our works begun, con- calling out of the depth of tinued, and ended in thee, we misery, and out of the jaws of may glorify thy holy name ;) this death, which is now ready
to swallow us up: Save, LORD, Thou art the great Gon, who or else we perish. The living, hast made and rulest all things : the living shall praise thee. O deliver us for thy name's send thy word of command to sake. rebuke the raging winds, and Thou art the great God to be the roaring sea ; that we, being feared above all: 0 save us, delivered from this distress, that we may praise thee. may live to serve thee, and to 17 Special Prayers with respect to the enemy. glorify thy name all the days
THOU, O LORD, art just and of our life. Hear, LORD, and powerful: o defend our cause save us, for the infinite merits against the face of the enemy. of our blessed Saviour, thy Son O God, thou art a strong our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen. tower of defence to all who fly T The Prayer to be said before a fight at sea unto thee: O save us from the against any enemy
violence of the enemy. O MOST powerful and O LORD of hosts, fight for us, glorious LORD God, the LORD that we may glorify thee. of hosts, that rulest and com- O suffer us not to sink under mandest all things; thou sittest the weight of our sins, or the in the throne judging right: and violence of the enemy. therefore we make our address O LORD, arise, help us, and to thy divine majesty, in this deliver us, for thy name's sake. our necessity, that thou would
Short Prayers in respect of a storm. est take the cause into thine
THOU, O LORD, who stillest own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up
the raging of the sea, hear, hear thy strength, O LORD, and us, and save us, that we perish
not. come and help us ; for thou
O blessed SAVIOUR, who didst givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by in a storm; hear us, and save
save thy disciples ready to perish many or by few. Olet not our sins now cry against us for us, we beseech thee.
LORD, have mercy upon us. vengeance; but hear us thy
Christ, have mercy upon us. poor servants begging mercy,
Lord, have mercy upon us. and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto
O LORD, hear us. us against the face of the enemy:
O CHRIST, hear us.
God the FATHER, God the make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty de- Son, God the Holy Ghost,
have mercy upon us, save us liverer, through Jesus Christ
now and evermore. Amen. our Lord. Amen. Short Prayers for single persons, who
OUR Father, who art in hea cannot meet to join in prayer with others, ven, Hallowed be thy Name ; by reason of the fight or storm.
Thy kingdom come; Thy will General Prayers.
be done on earth, as it is in LORD be merciful to us heaven; Give us this day our sinners, and save us for thy daily bread; And forgive us our mercies' sake.
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us ; Andsins ; confirm and strengthen lead us not into temptation; But you in all goodness, and bring deliver us from evil. Amen. you to everlasting life, through | When there shall be imminent danger, as
Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen many as can be spared from necessary
T Thanksgiving after a storm. service in the ship shall be called together, and make an humble Confession of their
Psalm 66. Jubilate Deo. sins to GOD : in which every one ought seriously to reflect upon those particular O BE joyful in God, all ye sins, of which his conscience shall accuse him; saying as followeth:
lands ; sing praises unto the The Confession.
honour of his name ; make his ALMIGHTY GOD, Father praise to be glorious. of our Lord Jesus Christ, derful art thou in thy works ;
Say unto God, o how wonMaker of all things, Judge of all men ; we acknowledge and through the greatness of thy bewail our manifold sins and power shall thine enemies be
found liars unto thee. wickedness, which we from
For all the world shall wortime to time most grievously ship thee, sing of thee, and have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy praise thy name.
O come hither, and behold the divine majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation he is in his doings towards the
works of God; how wonderful against us.
We do earnestly children of men! repent, and are heartily sorry He ruleth with his power for these our misdoings; the re
for ever; his membrance of them is grievous people ; and such as will not
eyes unto us; the burden of them believe; shall not be able to is intolerable. Have
exalt themselves. upon us, have mercy upon us,
O praise our God, ye people; most merciful
and make the voice of his praise for thy Son our Lord JESUS
to be heard; Christ's sake, forgive us all
Who holdeth our soul in that is past; and granty
life; and suffereth not our feet may ever hereafter serve and
to slip. please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy
For thou, O God, hast proved
thou also hast tried us, like name, through Jesus Christ
as silver is tried. our Lord. Amen.
Thou broughtest us into the Then shall the Priest, if there be any in snare; and laidest trouble upon the ship, say,
our loins. ALMIGHTY God, our I will go into thine house heavenly Father, who, of his with burnt-offerings; and will great mercy, hath promised pay thee my vows which I forgiveness of sins to all those promised with my lips, and who with hearty repentance spake with my mouth, when I and true faith turn unto him ; was in trouble. have mercy upon you ; pardon O come hither, and hearken, and deliver you from all your all ye that fear God; and I will
tell you what he hath done for| LORD in their trouble, he
delivereth them out of their I called unto him with my distress. mouth; and gave him praises For he maketh the storm to with my tongue.
cease, so that the waves thereof If I incline unto wickedness are still. with mine heart, the LORD will Then are they glad, because not hear me.
they are at rest; and so he But God hath heard me; bringeth them unto the haven and considered the voice of my where they would be. prayer.
O that men would therefore Praised be God, who hath praise the LORD for his goodnot cast out my prayer, nor ness; and declare the wonders turned his mercy from me.
that he doeth for the children Glory be to the Father, and of men ! to the Son, and to the Holy That they would exalt him Ghost;
also in the congregation of the As it was in the beginning, is people ; and praise him in the now, and ever shall be, world seat of the elders ! without end. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and
to the Son, and to the Holy Psalm 107. Confitemini Ghost; Domino.
As it was in the beginning, is O THAT men would praise now, and ever shall be, world the LORD for his goodness; and without end. Amen. declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
Collects of Thanksgiving. That they would offer unto O MOST blessed and glorious him the sacrifice of thanks- LORD God, who art of infinite giving; and tell out his works goodness and mercy; we, thy with gladness!
poor creatures, whom thou hast They that go down to the made and preserved, holding sea in ships; and occupy their our souls in life, and now business in great waters; rescuing us out of the jaws of
These men see the works of death, humbly present ourselves the LORD, and his wonders in again before thy divine majesty, the deep
to offer a sacrifice of praise For at his word, the stormy and thanksgiving, for that thou wind ariseth ; which lifteth up heardest us when we called in the waves thereof.
our trouble, and didst not cast They are carried up to the out our prayer, which we made heaven, and down again to the before thee in our great disdeep ; their soul melteth away tress ; even when we gave all because of the trouble.
for lost, our ship, our goods, They reel to and fro, and our lives, then didst thou stagger like a drunken man; mercifully look upon us, and and are at their wit's end.
wonderfully command a deliSo when they cry unto the verance; for which we now,
being in safety, do give all cious; and his mercy endureth praise and glory to thy holy for ever. name, through JESUS CHRIST Great is the LORD, and greatly our Lord. Amen.
to be praised : let the redeemed
of the LORD say so, whom he Or this.
hath delivered from the merciO MOST mighty and gracious less rage of the sea. good God, thy mercy is over The Lord is gracious, and all thy works, but in special full of compassion; slow to
hath been extended anger, and of great mercy. towards us, whom thou hast He hath not dealt with us so powerfully and wonderfully according to our sins; neither defended. Thou hast showed rewarded us according to our us terrible things, and wonders iniquities. in the deep, that we might see But as the heaven is high how powerful and gracious a above the earth; so great hath God thou art ; how able and been his mercy towards us. ready to help those who trust We found trouble and heavi. in thee. Thou hast showed us ness; we were even at death's how both winds and seas obey door. thy command ; that we may
The waters of the sea had learn even from them hereafter well nigh covered us ; the proud to obey thy voice, and to do waters had well nigh gone over thy will. We therefore bless our soul. and glorify thy name, for this The sea roared; and the thy mercy, in saving us when stormy wind lifted
the waves we were ready to perish. And, thereof. we beseech thee, make us as We were carried up as it truly sensible now of thy were to heaven, and then down mercy, as we were then of the again into the deep; our soul danger ; and give us hearts melted within us, because of always ready to express our trouble. thankfulness not only by words, Then cried we unto thee, O but also by our lives, in being LORD; and thou didst deliver more obedient to
thy holy us out of our distress. commandments. Continue, we Blessed be thy name, who beseech thee, this thy goodness didst not despise the prayer of to us ; that we, whom thou thy servants ; but didst hear hast saved, may serve thee in our cry, and hast saved us. holiness and righteousness all Thou didst send forth thy the days of our life, through commandment; and the windy JESUS CHRIST our Lord and storm ceased, and was turned Saviour. Amen:
into a calm.
O let us therefore praise the # À Hymn of praise and thanksgiving after LORD for his goodness; and a dangerous tempest.
declare the wonders that he O COME, let us give thanks hath done, and still doeth, for unto the LORD, for he is gra- I the children of men!