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accord to make our common sup-
plications unto Thee; and dost pro-
mise, that when two or three are
gathered together in Thy Name Thou
wilt their Fulfil

O Lord, the desires and petitions of
Thy servants, as may be most ex-
pedient for them; granting us in this

world knowledge of Thy truth! in the world to come life ever

Amen.

Here endeth the LITANY.

2 Cor. xiii.

THE grace of our Lord s and the love of God: the fellowship of the Holy Gh with us all evermore. Amen.

PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS,

UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS,

To be used before the two final Prayers of the Litany, or of Morning and Ev

Prayer.

For Rain.

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. Amen.

PRAYERS.

For fair Weather.

for the sin of man didst once

ALMIGHTY Lord 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 a plague of rain and waters, yet upon our true repentance Thou wilt send us such weather, as that we may receive the fruits of the earth in due season; and learn both by Thy puishment to amend our lives, and for Thy clemency to give Thee praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our

In the time of Dearth and Famist

Father, Wh gift it is, that the rain d fall, the earth is fruitful, beasts crease, and fishes do multiply; hold, we beseech Thee, the afflict of Thy people; and grant that t scarcity and dearth, which we now most justly suffer for our quity, may through Thy good be mercifully turned into cheape and plenty; for the love of Jes Christ our Lord, to Whom with The and the Holy Ghost be all honour ab glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Or this.

the time of Elisha the prophe GOD, Father, didst suddenly in Samaria turn gre scarcity and dearth into plenty a cheapness; Have mercy upon that we, who are now for our sit punished with like adversity, m likewise find a seasonable relief Increase the fruits of the earth b Thy heavenly benediction; and gra that we, receiving Thy bountiful berality, may use the same to T glory, the relief of those that a needy, and our own comfort; throug

ness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and Thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

¶ 4 Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of

men, to be used at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said.

of all mankind, we humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that Thou wouldest be pleased to make Thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Ca

tholick Church; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to Thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [es- This to be sail pecially those for whom the Prayers of the when any desire are

ed,] that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflic tions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen.

THANKSGIVINGS.

AL

when that have

A General Thanksgiving. LMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we Thine unworthy servants do give Thee most humble and hearty thanks for all Thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and *This to be said to all men ; [*partibeen prayed for de cularly to those who sire to return praise. desire now to offer up their praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unto them.] We bless Thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for Thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech Thee, give us that due sense of all Thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth Thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to Thy service, and by walking before Thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost all honour and glory, world

For Rain.

by Thy gracious providence dost cause the former and the latter rain to descend upon the earth, that it may bring forth fruit for the use of man; We give Thee humble thanks that it hath pleased Thee, in our great necessity, to send us at the last a joyful rain upon Thine inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, to the great comfort of us Thy un worthy servants, and to the glory of Thy holy Name; through Thy mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For fair Weather.

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LORD God, Who hast justly humbled us by Thy late plague of immoderate rain and waters, and in Thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and blessed change of weather; We praise and glorify Thy holy Name for this Thy mercy, and will always declare Thy loving-kindness from generation to generation; through

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ness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and Thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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tholick Church; that it may guided and governed by Thy Spirit, that all who profess and themselves Christians may be to the way of truth, and hold faith in unity of spirit, in the of peace, and in righteousness d Finally, we commend to Thy fa ly goodness all those, who are s ways afflicted, or distressed, in body, or estate; [*es- Th pecially those for whom when our prayers are desir. Congrat be-ed,] that it may please Thee to fort and relieve them, accordi their several necessities, giving patience under their sufferings, a happy issue out of all their s tions. And this we beg for de Christ His sake. Amen.

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¶ 4 Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of

men, to be used at such times when the
Litany is not appointed to be said.

GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly seech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that Thou wouldest be pleased to make Thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Ca

THANKSGIVINGS.

A General Thanksgiving. LMIGHTY God, Father of all we Thine

when that

A servants do give Thee most humble and hearty thanks for all Thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and *This to be said to all men; [*partibeen prayed for de cularly to those who sire to return praise. desire now to offer up their praises and thanksgivings for thy late_mercies vouchsafed unto them.] We bless Thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for Thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech Thee, give us that due sense

of all Thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth Thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to Thy service, and by walking before Thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to Whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

For Rain.

GOD our heavenly Father." by Thy gracious provide dost cause the former and the la rain to descend upon the earth, it may bring forth fruit for the us man; We give Thee humble tha that it hath pleased Thee, in great necessity, to send us at the a joyful rain upon Thine inherita and to refresh it when it was to the great comfort of us Thy worthy servants, and to the g of Thy holy Name; through mercies in Jesus Christ our Le Amen.

For fair Weather.

LORD God, Who hast just

humbled us by Thy late plag

of immoderate rain and waters, & in Thy mercy hast relieved and co forted our souls by this seasona and blessed change of weather; praise and glorify Thy holy Na for this Thy mercy, and will alwa declare Thy loving-kindness fr generation to generation; throug Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS

TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy-day that hath a
Vigil or Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

LMIGHTY grace

Thy messenger to prepare Thy way
before
theters and stewards it that the meries

A that wey God, give us

works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through Him Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until

Christmas Eve.

nigh unto Jerusalem. St. Matth. xxi. ver. 1. to ver. 14.

The Epistle. Owe no man any thing. Rom.

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

The Gospel. When they drew LORD,wer, and come among raise up (we pray Thee)

written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of Thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which Thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Let a man so account of us. 1 Cor. iv. ver. 1. to ver. 6.

The Epistle. Whatsoever things were written. Rom. xv. ver. 4. to ver. 14.

The Gospel. Now when John had heard. St. Matth. xi. ver. 2. to ver. 11.

us, and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and
wickedness, we are sore let and hin-
dered in running the race that is set
before us, Thy bountiful

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
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BLESSED Lords Who has co le mercy may speedily help and deliver

may likewise so prepare and make
ready Thy way, by turning the hearts
of the disobedient to the wisdom of G
the just, that at Thy second coming
to judge the world we may be found
an acceptable people in Thy sight,
Who livest and reignest with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, ever
one God, world without end. Amen.

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us; through the satisfaction of Thy
Son our Lord, to Whom with Thee
and the Holy Ghost be honour and
glory, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Rejoice in the Lord
alway. Phil. iv. ver. 4. to ver. 8.

The Gospel. This is the record of
John. St. John i. ver. 19. to ver. 29.

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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

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COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS

TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy-day that
Vigil or Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.

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