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A Thanksgiving for a plentiful Harvest.
LMIGHTY and ever blessed GOD,
who mercifully suppliest the wants of thy creatures, and art continually giving testimonies of thy gracious Providence; we rejoice at this time with humble thankfulness in the gifts of thine undeserved bounty; that thou hast caused the earth to yield its increase; I has turned our scarcity into plenty; and crowned the year with thy goodness: whilst thou art thus sending down thy blessings upon us, may we be disposed to live in a sober, temperate, and charitable enjoyment of them;
and to bring forth the fruits of holiness, and righteousness, all the days of our lives. Amen.
| Only to be read after a time of scarcity.
For the Ceasing of a general Sickness,
and the Restoration of the public
venly Father, that of thy great mercy thou hast assuaged the contagious sickness, with which our country has of late been visited; and hast in so good a measure restored the public health: in the midst of our afflictions thou hast remembred mercy; thou haft caused the voice of joy and gladness to be heard within our dwellings: we bless thy holy name for our preservation ; and render unto thee, the GOD of all mercies, glory, and honour, thanksgiving and grateful praises now, and for ever
For public Peace, after a Time of War. VER gracious GOD, the Father
of all mankind, and the Governor of all the nations of the earth, we give thee our unfeigned thanks, that
it has pleased thee to put a stop to the dreadful calamities of war, and to unite the contending nations in the bonds of peace: we thank thee, that we have been delivered from the dangers to which we were exposed; that the public liberties of our country are preserved; and that we are still in possession of many valuable priviledges and blessings ; continue to give peace in our time, O LORD; may the violent passions of wicked men be restrained; may the unjust designs of tyrants be disappointed; and may the happy time come, when the nations shall learn war no more; and all mankind shall be united in peace and love; and in the holy worship of thee, the true GOD, as the common disciples of JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.
A Thanksgiving for Recovery from
redeemest the lives of thy servant from destruction; and givest health, and
life, and blessing; accept the fincere and humble thanksgivings of thy fervant, whom thou haft raised from a bed of fickness, and restored to some good measure of health and strength: we praise thee for this gracious instance of thy goodness: may the remembrance of thy late mercy to him, have a happy and lasting influence upon his mind: confirm and establish the good resolutions he has formed: and may that life, which thy mercy prolongs, be devoted to thy service, in a constant obedience to thy holy commandments. Amen. .
A Thanksgiving for a Person's safe Return from a Journey, or Voyage. LMIGHTY GOD, the Preserver of
all thy Creatures, and the Confidence of the ends of the earth, and of those who are afar off upon the seas; we offer up unto thee our united thankfgivings for the signal mercies thou hast vouchsafed to thy servant, whom thou haft preserved in his [Journey] or [Voy
age:] that thou hast protected bim from every danger, to which he was exposed; and haft restored him to his friends in health, safety, and peace. Write a law of thankfulness upon bis heart; and hereby engage him to a diligent and grateful obedience of all thy command
A Thanksgiving for a Woman after
mercies, the GOD of all consolation; we present before thee our unfeigned thanks, for thy great mercy vouchsafed to thy servant, here in thy presence; whom thou haft delivered from the pains and dangers of childbearing; * and made the living Mother of a living and perfect Child. Thou haft dealt graciously with thy servant; haft caused her sorrow to be succeeded by joy; and anguish by refreshment and ease: may a grateful remembrance
of * Only to be read when the child is living.