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31. That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men ; We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord.
32. That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, perfecutors, and flanderers, and to turn their hearts;
We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.
33. That it may please thee to give and preferve to our ufe the kindly fruits of the earth, fo as in due time we may enjoy them;
We befeech thee to hear us, good Lord.
34. That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our fins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy Word,
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
35. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
31. And, left our enumeration fhould not comprise all the individuals who ftand in need of fuccour, we beseech thee to extend thy aid to the whole human race:- which petition, O gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.
32. And, in purfuance of the commands which thou haft given us, we pray thee to forgive all that have any animofity to us; all that perfecute us; and all that rife calumnies against us which petition, O'gracious God, we beg of thee to grant us.
33. That thou wouldst be pleased to bestow upon us the fruits of the earth, and to preferve them from all blights and mildews, which may ob. ftruct their growth, and fo kindly to ripen them, that when they are come to perfection we may, thro' thy favour, enjoy them in due season : -which petition, O gracious God, we befeech thee to grant us.
Paraphrafe on the SUPPLICATION.
34. We earnestly pray thee to grant us the grace of true repentance for the various tranfgrefiions whereof we have been guilty; to forgive us all our deliberate acts of fin, all our fins of omifion and ignorance, and all our fins of infirmity; and that thou wouldst enable us by thy grace to eradicate all thofe finful habits which we ourselves have contracted; to rectify every vicious tendency and corrupt inclination in us; and to reform our lives according to that perfect example fet before us in the gospel :which petition, O gracious God. we beg of thee to grant us.
35. O thou eternal fon of God who haft deigned to take upon thee the offices of mediator and interceffor for mankind, hear favourably these our prayers, and present them to the Father.
36. O thou
36. O Lamb of God, that takeft away the fins of the
37. Grant us thy peace.
0 Lamb of God, that takeft away the fins of the world;
Have mercy upon us.
O Chrift, bear us.
39. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Then the Minifter, Clerks, and People, fball fay the Lord's Prayer. UR Father, which art in Heaven; Hallowed be thy Thy will be done Name. Thy Kingdom come. in Earth, As it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
See the Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Page 8, 9. Prieft. 40 O Lord deal not with us after our fins. Anfw. Neither reward us after our iniquities.
36. O thou lamb of God who, tho' thou didst affume a human body, wert always exempt from fin and a perfect pattern of innocence, thou who didft go as a lamb to the flaughter, to make atonement for the fins of mankind.
37. Grant us that peace for the purchafing whereof thy precious blood was shed.
38. O Chrift, thou true Meffiah and Saviour of the world, give ear into our prayers.
39. O thou, who art our Lord both by purchafe and redemption, have mercy upon us and pardon our fins.
Prift. 40. O Lord, we beseech thee in the words of the royal Pfalmift (Pfal. ciii. 10.) deal not with us, &c. i. e. do not punish us as our fins have deferved.
Let us pray.
God, merciful Father, that defpifeft not the figh ing of a contrite heart, nor the defire of fuch as be forrowful; Mercifully affift our prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles and adverfities, whenfoever they opprefs us: and graciously hear us, that those evils which the craft and fubtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to nought, and by the providence of thy goodnefs they may be difperfed; that we thy fervants, being hurt by no perfecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church, through Jefus Christ our Lord.
42. O Lord, arife, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's fake.
43. O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.
44. O Lord, arife, help us, and deliver us for thine honour. 45. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghoft,
41. Let us now jointly proftrate ourfelves before the Almighty, and offer up to him one common prayer. O God, whofe fatherly mercy is ever prompt to fuccour all thy creatures in diftrefs, thou who doft not defpife a forrowful and contrite heart, and from whom no groanings are hid, we beseech thee to grant us the aid of thy holy fpirit, to affilt and quicken the prayers which we pour forth unto thee in the time of our trouble; and be pleafed fo far to hear our prayers favourably, that all the ill defigns which are formed againft thy church by devils or wicked men, may be fo baffled and brought to nothing by thy good providence, that, all perfecution being at an end, the church may enjoy a ftate of perfect tranquillity, and praife thee for evermore; which we beg for Jefus Christ's fake. Amen.
42. O Lord do not remain any longer a fpectator only of our fufferings, but rife up with hafte to affift us, and deliver us for the fake of thy name, by which we are called, and for the fake of thy true religion which we profess.
43. Sacred hiftory informs us of the marvellous things which thou haft done for the fake of thy church in times of old;
44. O Lord rife up and deliver us in like manner, in the prefent age, and thereby affert thy own honour in fuccouring thy fervants.
45. All glory be afcribed to God the Father, Gad the Son, and God
Anfo. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever fhall be: world without end.
46. From our enemies defend us, O Chrift. Graciously look upon our afflictions.
47. Pitifully behold the forrows of our hearts. Mercifully forgive the fins of thy people.
48. Favourably with mercy hear our prayers. O Son of David have mercy upon us.
Both now and ever vouchfafe to hear us, O Christ.
Prieft. 49. O Lord, let thy mercy be fhewed upon us;
50. Let us pray.
E humbly befeech thee, O Father, mercifully
the Holy Ghoft, the three Perfons of the ever-blessed trinity.
46. O dear Saviour, defend us from all our foes, both fpiritual and temporal, and look with compaffion upon us in our prefent deplorable condition, oppreffed with a load of fin, and dreading the punishment which we have incurred.
47. We beseech thee to look with compaffion upon the miferies which we undergo, and upon the forrow which we feel for having offended an omnipotent and good God; and forgive the fins of us who, indeed, by outward profeffion, have acquired a right to be looked upon as thy people, tho' by the enormity of our fins we have moft justly forfeited it.
48. But for relief we apply to thee, O Chrift, our bleffed Lord and Redeemer; O give ear unto our prayers, do thou intercede for us with thy heavenly Father, and prefent our petitions before him.
49. O Lord, afford us thy mercy, not according to our deferts, for then we should entirely defpair of it; but according to the ardour of our defires, and the fincerity with which we rely upon thee alone, for the pardon of, and deliverance from, our fins.
50. This refponfory devotion being concluded, let us in joint and continued prayer addrefs ourselves to the Almighty;
51. O kind and indulgent Father, we proftrate ourselves before thee with the utmost humility, intreating thee, thro' the great mercy which thou bearest to all thy creatures, to look with compaffion upon the infimities and frailties of our nature; whereby we have been led into thofe
of thy Name, turn from us all thofe evils that we most righteously have deferved: and grant, that in all our troubles, we may put our whole truft 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, Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer of St Chryfoftom.
Lmighty God, who haft given us grace, at this time with one accord to make our common fupplications unto thee; and doft promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou wilt grant their requefts: Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires and petitions of thy fervants, as may be moft expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlafting. Amen.
fins which have excited thy anger, and to avert from as that punishment which we have fo justly incurred; befeeching thee to grant, that in all the troubles which our fins may draw upon us, if thou, in thy unfathomable wisdom, doft think fit to let them continue, we may not confide in our own arm nor in the affiftance of faints or angels, according to the example of others; but that we may rely entirely upon thy mercy; and tho' thy hand may lie heavy upon us, yet give us grace and perfeverance to ferve thee by an holy and virtuous life, which may tend to thy honour and glory and this we beg, for the fake of Jefus Chrift, whofe inter ceffion alone will be accepted by the Almighty.
Paraphrafe on the PRAYER of St Chryfoftom.
O omnipotent Being, to whofe grace and favour we are indebted for this opportunity, of addreffing ourfelves unto thee, in the public fervice of the church, and who, in thy holy word, haft promifed us, that where two or three are gathered together in thy name, thou art in the midst of them (Matt. xviii. 20.) and that what they agree on, fhall be done for them in heaven; (ibid. 19.) depending therefore upon the gracious promife which thou haft thought proper to make to thy church, we humbly petition thee at the throne of grace, to grant us all that we have prayed for, as far (especially with regard to temporal matters) as it shall appear to thy unerring wisdom, to be confiftent with our eternal welfare:" de. firing thee however of thy goodness, to afford us all requifite knowledge in the truths of religion, whilft we remain in this world, and after death, to tranflate us to the immortal glory of heaven. Amen.