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him peace through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




Or this.


God, who alone spreadest O GOD, gracious and out the heavens, and rulest merciful, who bindest up the raging of the sea; be the broken heart, and piti- pleased to receive into est the sorrows of those thine almighty and most who fear thee, fulfil to thy gracious protection the perservant, for whom son of thy servant, for prayers are now desired, whom our prayers are dethe promises of thy word. sired. Preserve him from Sanctify to him, we beseech the dangers of the sea, from thee, thy correcting hand. sickness, from the violence Suffer him not to faint un of enemies, and from every der thy rebuke. Let not

evil to which he may be exhis faith fail, nor his forti- posed. Conduct him in tude be overcome, nor his safety to the desired haven, patience nor his hope de- with a grateful sense of thy part from him. Enlighten mercies, through Jesus the darkness which covers

Christ our Lord. Amen. him, by the cheering truths of religion. Let the re

FOR MALEFACTORS AFTER membrance of thy good

CONDEMNATION. ness comfort his heart. Let the conviction of thy wis O MOST gracious and dom fortify his soul.' Ena- merciful God, we earnestly ble him to resign unto thee beseech thee to look down the object of his affections, upon those

persons recomin the assurance that as mended to our prayers, who thou hast appointed unto

now lie under the sentence all men once to die, so af- of the law, and are appointter death will be a joyful ed to die. Visit them, O resurrection, when they Lord, with thy compassion ; who sleep in Jesus shall make them sensible of awake to everlasting life, the miserable condition to and friends shall meet which their wickedness has again, to separate no more. reduced them, and give Amen.

them true and unfeigned


repentance. O God, in A COLLECT FOR SPRING. judgment remember mercy, and whatever sufferings O LORD, the Creator they are to endure in this and Preserver of all things, world, deliver them from the who with unerring wisdom bitter pains of eternal death. maintainest the beauty and Pardon their sins, and save order of thy works; we their souls, for the sake of look up with joy and confithine infinite goodness, in dence unto thy gracious Jesus Christ our Lord.

power, which causes the Amen.

returning seasons to know

their place. Bless, we beFOR THE GENERALCourt, seech thee, the springing

of the year, and enrich the SESSION.

earth with the rain of heayMOST gracious God, en. May grass grow for we humbly beseech thee, the cattle, and herbs and for the Legislature of this fruits for the service of man. Commonwealth, at this

May our pastures be clothtime assembled, that thou ed with flocks, our valleys wouldst be pleased to di- covered with corn, and the rect and prosper all their year crowned with thy consultations, to the ad- goodness; and may we so vancement of thy glory, improve the various blessand the safety, honour, and ings of thy providence in welfare of thy people; that this world, as to be preall things may be so order- pared for the unchangeable ed and settled, by their en felicities of thine everlastdeavours, upon the best and ing kingdom, through Jesus surest foundations, that Christ our Lord. Amen. peace and happiness, truth

FOR SEASONABLE WEATHand justice, religion and piety may be established among us for all genera O GOD, our heavenly tions. These and all other Father, whose gift it is that necessaries for them, and the earth is fruitful and for us, we humbly beg, in bringeth forth its increase the name of Jesus Christ, for our

sustenance and our most blessed Lord and comfort; we humbly beSaviour. Amen.

seech thee to send us in


may receive

this our necessity such sea IN TIME OF SICKNESS. sonable weather, that we

the fruits ALMIGHTY and most thereof in due time; and wise God, whose nevergrant that we may show failing providence ordereth forth our thankfulness to all things both in heaven thee for all thy mercies, by and on earth; we humbly a sincere obedience to thy direct our addresses unto holy laws, which thou hast thee, in this time of our cataught us by Jesus Christ lamity, beseeching thee in our Lord. Amen.

behalf of our fellow crea

tures and friends, who are IN TIME OF GREAT suffering under the grievSCARCITY

ous sickness with which

thou art pleased to visit us. O GOD, our heavenly May the everlasting arm Father, who hast mercifully of thy mercy support given us life, and on whom them, in this time of their we depend for its support distress. Sanctify this and preservation; merci- general affliction to the refully behold, we beseech formation of our manners, thee, the present afflictions and the improvement of our of thy people; alleviate the virtue ; and cause us to redistresses of the miserable, joice in the humble hope and may the cries of the that every thing shall work poor come unto thee; in- together for good. In the crease the fruits of the midst of life we earth by thy heavenly ben- death ; of whom may we ediction ; may our scarcity seek for succour, but of be turned into plenty, and thee, O God. Restrain the grant that we may improve progress of this disorder, if the bounties of thy provi- it be agreeable to thy blessdence to thy praise, by re ed will. May those lives lieving the distresses of which are yet spared, be others, and by thankfully devoted to thy service, and acknowledging thee the may we, and all thy sergiver of every good and vants, be prepared for eveperfect gift, through Jesus ry event of thy providence, Christ our Lord. Amen. that whether we live, we

are in

may live unto the Lord, or when the calamities of war whether we die, we may shall cease for ever, and die unto the Lord, and peace and righteousness whether living or dying, universally prevail. And may have an interest in thy this we humbly beg, for thy mercies unto eternal life, mercy's sake, declared unthrough Jesus Christ our to mankind by Jesus Christ Saviour. Amen.

our Lo rd. Amen.


O THOU most high and O ALMIGHTY God, to mighty Lord our God, the whom it justly belongeth voice of whose thunder is to punish sinful nations, in the heaven, and whose and to be merciful to those lightnings lighten the world, who repent; we humbly we, thy frail and feeble creabeseech thee, in this time tures do cry unto thee, beof our danger, to be the seeching thee to inspire our defender of our country. hearts with faith, confiGive us not up

into the dence and love, and to hands of our enemies ; save teach us to look up unto us from the edge of the thee both in the storm and sword, and preserve our in the calm, as our wise land from the desolations and merciful Father and

Have mercy Sovereign, who rulest all upon us, O God; have things well, in heaven and mercy upon thy people. on earth. By all the maSend forth a spirit of ny voices of nature, and reformation amongst us; events of providence, and avert the evils we have de whisperings of grace, may served; continue thy favour we hear ourselves called to and protection to us; save

reverence, adore and trust and deliver us, O our God; in thee, so that when this for in thee do we put our world shall pass away, and trust. Restore tranquillity these heavens shall be rolland peace to contending ed together as a scroll, we nations; unite the hearts may stand secure in thine of mankind in the bonds of eternal dwelling place, humanity and love; and through Jesus Christ our may the happy time come, Lord. Amen.

of war.

FOR RECOVERY FROM safed to them. May their SICKNESS.

hearts be filled with un

feigned thankfulness to O LORD, our heavenly thee their benefactor; and Father, who redeemest the may they spend the relives of thy servants from

mainder of their days in a destruction, and

and givest course of obedience to thy health, and life, and bless commandments, that at last ing; accept the sincere and they may be partakers of humble thanksgivings of eternal glory and happiness thy servant, whom thou

in the world to come, hast raised from a bed of through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen. sickness, and restored to some good measure of health and strength. We

ON THE BIRTH OF A Child. praise thee for this gracious instance of thy goodness; GRACIOUS God, we may the remembrance of thank thee that thou hast thy late mercy to him, have

to him, have given to thy servants a new a happy and lasting influ- object of affection and conence upon his mind, and

Let them receive establish the good reso their child as from thee, lutions he may have form and in gratitude dedicate ed; and may that life, it to thee.

it to thee. Will it please which thy mercy prolongs, thee to watch over its life be devoted to thy service, and health, to unfold its in a constant obedience to faculties, to make it a blessthy holy commandments, ing to them and an instruthrough Jesus Christ our ment of good to society, Lord. Amen.

wherever its lot



cast. Help them to feel FOR MERCIES RECEIVED. their obligations to it as

christian parents. Above ALMIGHTY God, our all, wilt thou early sanctify most gracious preserver,

it in all its faculties and afwe offer up to thee our fections, and let it become united thanksgivings for a child of God. And thy great goodness to thy whether earlier or later servants in the mercies thou shalt take it from this which thou hast vouch scene of discipline, may it


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