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For Servants.

Almighty GoD and FATHER, Who hast appointed the different states of life, I humbly pray Thee to give me the grace I need for doing the duties of my calling as a faithful servant of Thine. Make me diligent and industrious in my work, faithful to my trust, truthful and honest in all my dealings, and to serve those whom Thou hast placed over me, not with eye-service, but at all times as in Thy Presence, always remembering that in all my duty to them I am serving Thee

Make me obedient to my master and mistress, not answering again when reproved; and kind to my fellow servants. Strengthen my weakness, that by Thy grace I may have courage to resist the persuasions of those who would lead me wrong, and fearing and loving Thee alone may rather seek to win others to serve Thee, that we may be a godly and peaceable household together; through JESUS CHRIST Our LORD.


For a Husband and Wife.

O merciful GOD, I humbly beseech Thee to send Thy blessing continually upon me and upon my Wife [or "Husband."] As Thou hast joined us together in Thy holy Ordinance, and made us one, grant that we may be of one heart, and of one mind, united in love to Thee, and to each other in Thee. Give us a deep and abiding sense of the sacredness of the holy estate of Marriage, and to remember that it is a sacred mystery, representing the union between CHRIST and His Church, that so we may live together in love, and peace, and holiness. May we deny ourselves, and be a mutual help and comfort to each other all the days of our life. May we


ever continue faithful members of Thy holy Church, which is Thy Body. May I love and support my Wife, and give her due honour according to Thy holy Ordinance, [or, "may I love, honour, and obey my Husband, according to Thy holy Ordinance."] Hear, O good LORD, our prayers for each other. Bless us both with health and strength, if it be Thy Will, and with whatever else Thy good Providence shall see best for our souls and bodies. Make us thankful for all Thy blessings already vouchsafed unto us. Fit and prepare us for our departure hence, and grant us so to live that we may have peace at the last and eternal life in Thy Heavenly Kingdom; for the merits of JESUS CHRIST Our LORD and SAVIOUR. Amen.


For our Friends.

O LORD JESUS CHRIST, I pray Thee for those who love me, and for those whom I love in Thee. For Thine own sake make them love Thee with all their heart, and mind, and soul, that they may will, and speak, and do only those things that are pleasing to Thee and expedient for them, and being always and everywhere ruled and protected by Thee, they may attain to eternal life. Through Thy merits, Who livest and reignest, GOD for ever and



For one who has asked our Prayers.
1. In Trouble.

Almighty Everlasting GOD, comfort of the sorrowful, strength of the weary, our only help in time

of need, may the prayers of all that call upon Thee in trouble, and especially the prayers of Thy servant [N.] come into Thy Presence, that they may rejoice evermore in Thy merciful aid and deliverance; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen. 2. Before an Undertaking.

Prevent us, O LORD [and especially at this time Thy servant N.] in all our doings with Thy most gracious favour, and further us with Thy continual help, and grant that this his work being begun, continued, and ended in Thee, he may herein glorify Thy holy Name, and finally by Thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through JESUS CHRIST Our LORD.


For the Clergy.

Most Merciful FATHER, I humbly beseech Thee to send down upon Thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of Thy Church-and especially upon our own-Thy Heavenly Blessing. Give them the spirit of wisdom and holiness, patience and charity, zeal and watchfulness, that they may faithfully declare Thy Will, boldly rebuke vice, rightly and duly administer Thy holy Sacraments, and intercede with Thee acceptably for Thy people. Support and comfort them under all suffering and opposition for the cause of Thy truth, and grant that after turning many to righteousness, they may shine as the stars for ever and ever. Through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

For Unity.

O GOD, the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, our only SAVIOUR, the Prince of Peace, Who biddest us be of one mind in Thy House; of Thy mercy

put away from us all that causeth us to differ, and give unto us the spirit of peace and unity, that as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our calling, one LORD, one Faith, one Baptism, one GOD and FATHER of us all, so we may be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one truth glorify Thee; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

For the Conversion of a Sinner.

Almighty GoD, Who showest to them that be in error the light of Thy Truth, to the intent they may return into the way of righteousness: have mercy on Thy servant, [N.] and upon all who sin against Thee, and grant unto them true repentance, that turning to Thee with their whole heart, they may faithfully serve Thee, and attain everlasting salvation; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

For the Sick and Dying.

O gracious LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who didst vouchsafe to die on the Cross for us, remember in Thy mercy all sick and dying persons, [especially -,] and grant that they may omit nothing which is necessary to make their peace with Thee before they die. Deliver them, O LORD, from the malice and deceit of the devil, and from all sin and evil, and grant them a happy end; for Thy Love's sake. Amen. 1



Almighty and Everlasting GOD, give unto us the increase of Faith, Hope, and Charity, and that we may obtain that which Thou dost promise, make us to love that which Thou dost command; through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen.

Act of Faith.

O LORD, Thou art the Truth, and because Thou art the Truth, I believe all that Thou teachest me in Thy Holy Word, and by Thy Church, which is the pillar and ground of the Truth. I believe in GOD the FATHER, Who hath created me; and in JESUS CHRIST, true GOD and Man, my SAVIOUR Who hath redeemed me with His own most Precious Blood; and in GOD the HOLY GHOST, Who hath sanctified me in Baptism. In this Faith of the Most Holy TRINITY I was baptised, and in this Faith, by God's grace I will continue and die therein. Amen.

LORD, increase my faith.

Act of Hope.

O LORD, Thou art Mercy, and because Thou art mercy I hope in Thee, that through the merits of Thy most Precious Blood and by means of Thy Holy Sacraments, Thou wilt grant me the forgiveness of all my sins, and the help of Thy grace that I may do all such good works as Thou hast prepared for me to walk in, and after death, eternal

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