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and afterwards receive them into thine everlasting kingdom. Amen.
For the Parliament. [ To be read only when fitting. ) GOD, the fountain of all wif
dom, and the disposer of all events, be graciously present in the great council of the nation, at this time in parliament assembled: may they have wisdom to discern, and integrity to pursue the welfare of these kingdoms : and may all their debates be so over-ruled by thy gracious governance, as finally to terminate in thy honour; the encouragement of virtue, and true religion; and the establishment of our public liberties throughout all generations. Amen.
For Privy Counsellors, Nobility, Judges,
Magistrates, and all the People.
haft the hearts of all men in thine hands, to bless the King's privy
counsellors, the nobility, judges, magiftrates, and the whole body of the people of this land: may they all discharge the duties of their stations with fidelity and good conscience; severally contribute to the general welfare and happiness; and thus be prepared for thine approbation, and acceptance unto eternal life. Amen.
For Christian Ministers. O GOD, the Father of our LORD
JESUS CHRIST, the fountain of light, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift, we humbly beseech thee to send down thy heavenly blessing upon Christian ministers, of every denomination: may they be so replenished with the truth of thy doctrine; and so exemplary in unaffected piety and goodness of life, that they may become the happy means of turning many to righteousness; and of promoting the knowledge and practice of the pure and holy Gospel of JESUS CHRIST, our LORD. Amen.
For the affli&ted. GOD, the Creator and Preserver O of mankind, we commend to thy fatherly goodness, all those who are any-ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate ; [especially those for whom our prayers are desired ;] may it 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 afflictions. Amen.
ther, who haft permitted us with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, fulfil, we beseech thee, the desires and petitions of thy fervants, as thou in thy wisdom knowest to be good for us: we commit ourselves to the care of thy providence : mercifully defend us from all the dangers to which we may be exposed : graciously
accept these our services; and grant that in all our works begun, continued, and ended, we may glorify thy holy name ; and finally obtain everlasting life and felicity; which we humbly pray for in the name, and as the disciples of JESUS CHRIST, our LORD; in whose words we conclude our prayers for ourselves, and for all mankind : OU
UR Father, who art in heaven;
hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come: thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven : give us this day our daily bread; forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Here a Psalm is to be sung, while the.
Minister is preparing for the pulpit. a The Benediction is to be pronounced by
the Minister, at the conclusion of the whole Service.
( To be used either Morning, or Even
ing, at the choice of the Minister.
I This Service is to be introduced by
the following Prayer, the Congregation rising up.
I The Introductory Prayer ; to be read
by the Minister alone.
NFINITELY great, most glorious,
and ever blessed LORD, our GOD! The heavens, and the earth, and all things which we behold, shew forth thy existence, and declare thy perfections. Thy goodness is unchangeable, and thy wisdom past finding out. Thou art ex