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FORM OF PRAYER,
The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days
except where it is n this Office otherwise appointed. Let him that ministertk read with a loud Voice these Sentences of
Scripture ; and after them the Exhortation, Dearly beloved
more and more towards us, and his Truth endureth for ever.
Othat Men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of Men.
Instead of the Venite exultemus.
telling of his Salvation from Day to Day. Our Song shall be of Mercy and Fudgment : unto thee O Lord, will we sing.
For thou, Lord, hast made us glad through thy Works: we will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy Hands
Some put their Trust in Chariots and some ir. Horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.
The Lord is King, the Earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the Isles may be glad thereof.
With his own right hand, and with his holy orm hath ke gotten himself the victory.
Morning Prayer. Thou hast been our Succour: leave us not, neither forsake us, O God of our Salvation.
Be thou our strong hold whereunto we may always řesort : for thou art our house of defence and our castle.
Thou, O God, hast sent forth strength for us : stablish the thing, O God, which thou hast wrought for us.
So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give Thee thanks for ever : and will alway be shewing forth Thy praise from generation to generation. Proper Psalms, 33, 124, and 145
Proper Lessons :
Then the Priest, standing up, shall say.
Instead of the First Collect for Morning Prayer, shall be used
following LORD God Almighty, who in the midst
of judgment hast remembered mercy ; make us, we beseech Thee, duly sensible of Thy unspeakable benefits. Let not Thy gracious goodness towards us, in the signal Victory which thou hast given us over the common Enemy, be frustrated by a presumptuous confidence in our own might, and by a forgetfulness of Thee. Let this great and undeserved instance of Thy loving kindness engage us ever to look up to Thee as our Saviour and only Deliverer. Teach us under all the dispensations of Thy Providence to place our trust in Thy Wisdom; that when Thou art pleased to exalt us, we may rejoice with humility of heart, and when Thou seest fit to affict us, we may be neither impenitent, nor yet as men without hope ; so that in the midst of those awful judgments which are gone forth into the world, we may in our generation contribute to the maintenance of Thy authority, and to the support of true religion, by a devout acknowledgment of Thy supreme Power, by a stėdfast belief in the doctrines of Thy beloved Son, and by a sincere endeavour to walk blameless in the way of Thy Commandments. Grant, o God, that we may use this and all Thy other mercies to Thy honour and glory through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. Then shall follow the Second and Third Collects at Morning
Prayer, and the Litany; and immediately after the Prayer, We humbly beseech Thee, &c. shall the following be added. The Prayer for In the Time of War and Tumults.
$ ALMIGHTY God, Maker of the Universe,
and sovereign disposer of the Affairs of Men, at whose command Nations and Empires rise and fall, flourish and decay; We Thine unworthy servants most humbly implore Thy gracious aid and protection. We flee unto Thee for succour, in this time of Peril and Necessity, when, in defence of our Liberty, our Laws, and our Religion, we are exposed to the dangers and calamities of War, and are threatened with Invasion by an inveterate Enemy. Vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, Thine Especial Protection to our most gracious Sovereign. Direct his Counsels, prosper all his measures for the Welfare of this Kingdom, and the preservation of our Church, and of our civil Constitution. And let no internal Divisions, nor any other Sins and Provocations of this Nation, obstruct his Designs for the Publick Good, por bring down Thy Judgments upon us. But spare Thy People, O Lord, spare them; and, by
Thy Grace, so unite us in a Spirit of Obedience to Thy Law, Zeal for Thy Truth, and Loyalty to Thine anointed servant, whom Thy good Providence has set over us, that we may evermore rejoice in Thy Salvation, through Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
T A Prayer for the Safety of our Fleets. O
ETERNAL LORD GOD, whose voice,
mighty in Operation, the raging Seas and the stormy Winds obey; who, in Thy mercy, guidest the Mariner in safety through the trackless deep; receive. we beseech Thee, into Thy gracious and Almighty Protection, the Fleets of Thy Servant our Sovereign, the Vessels of our Merchants, and the Persons of all those who serve