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themselves Chriftians, may be led into the way of Truth, and hold the Faith in unity of Spirit, in the Bond of Peace, and in Righteousness of Life, Ephef. 4. 3. Finally We commend to thy Fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted, or
diftrésed in Mind, Body, † This to be said or Estate, Heb. 13.37(ef When any de fire the
pecially those for tobom our Prayers of the Con- Prayers are desired, ) that gregation.
it may please thee to Comfort and Relieve them according to their several Necessities'; giving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy illue out of all their Affiliations. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his fake. Amen. A Prayer that may be said afterany of the
God, whofe Nature and Property is ever to have Mercy and to For
give, receive our humble Petitions, Pfal. 103. 13. and though we be tied and bound with the Chain of our Sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great Mercy loose us, for the Honour of Jesus Christ oor Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
A General Thanksgiving: Lmighty God Father of all Mercies, 2 Cor. 1.3.We thine unworthy Sera
vants do give thee molt humble and hearty Thanks, Pfal. 116. 12, 13. for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all Men. i Tim. 2.1.(pare ticularly to those who desire * This to be said novo to offer up their Praises malien any that have - and Thanksgivings for thy bain prayed for,
detate Mercies vouchsafed un- faretareturn; Praise. to them. We bless thee for our Creation, Preservation, and all the Blessings of this Life; but above all for thine inestimable Love in thiz Redemption of the World by our Lord Jesus Christ for the means of Grace, and for the hope of Glory. And we beseech thee give uş that due Sense of all thy Mercies, that our Hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may shew forth thy Praise, not only with our Lips, but in our Lives,by giving upour felves to thy Service, and by walking before thee, in Holiness and Righteousness all our Days, Luke 1. 74. 75. Tit. 2. 11. 12. through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all Ho
nour and Glory, World without End. Amen.
thy gracious Providence doft cause
the former and latter Rain to descend upon the Earth, Deut. 11. 14. that it may bring forth Fruit for the use of Man, Pfal. 104. 84. We give thee humble thanks that io hath pleased thee in our great Necessity to fend us at the last a joyful Rain upon thine Inheritance, and to refresh it when it was dry, Deut. 28. 12. Pfal. 147. 8. Jer. 5. 24. Psal. 68. 9. to the great Comfort of us thy unworthy Servants, and to the Glory ofthy Holy Name, through thy Mercies in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Fair Weather O
us by thy late Plague of immoderate
Rain and Waters, and in thy Mercy hast relieved us, and comforted our Souls by this Seasonable and Blesed Change of Weather ; we praise and Glorify thy Holy Name for this thy Mercy, and will always declare thy loving Kindness from Generation to Generation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
cious Goodness hast heard the de
vout Prayers of thy Church, and turn'dour Dearth and Scarcity into Cheapnessand Plenty;Wegive thee humble Thanks for this thy fpecial Bounty, beseeching thee to continue thy loving kindness unto us, that our Land may yield us, her Fruits of Increase to thy Glory and our Comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Peace and Deliverance from our Eve
mies. Almighty God, who art a strong Tower of Defence unto thy Servants
against the Face of their Enemies; we yield thee Praise and Thanksgiving for our Deliverance from those great and apparent Dangers wherewith we were comparfed. We acknowledge it is thy Goodness that we are not delivered over as a Prey unto them, Pfal. 124. Beseeching thee still to continue such thy Mercies towards us, that all the World may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Chrif our Lord. Amen.
For restoring publick Peace at Home. O
Eternal God, our Heavenly Father,
who alone makest Men to be of one
Mind in a House, Psal. 68. 6. and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly People, Psal. os. 7. We Bless thy Holy Name that it hath pleased thec to appease the feditious Tumults, which have been lately raised up amongst us ; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us Grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy Holy Commandments, and leading a quiet and peaceable Life in all Godliness and Honesty, 1. Tins. 2. 2. may continually offer unto thee our Sacrifice of Praise and Thankfgiving for these thy Mercies towards us, Heb. 13.. 15. through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Deliverance from the Plague or other
common Sickness. Lord God, who hast wounded us for our Sins, and consumed us for
our Transgressions, by thy lato heavy and dreadful Visitation, and now in the midft of Judgment remembring Mercy, haft redeemed our Souls from the Jaws of Death; we offer unto thy Fatherly Good nels our felves, our Souls and Bodies,