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confirm and strengthen them; those that are in Adversity, comfort and support them; and those that are in Profperity, suffer them not to forget thee. Forgive all
Enemies; make them easy and ready to be reconciled ; and give them Repentance and better Minds.
Be gracious to all that are in Afiction and Distress; that labour under the Streights of Poverty; that fuffer Persecution for the Testimony of a good Conscience ; that mourn under Captivity, or Banishment, or any unjust Oppression; that are exercised with bodily Pains and Diseases; that are folicited with ftrong Temptations, or are dejected with Terrors and Troubles of Mind.
Pity and relieve their several Necessities; give them Patience under all their Sufferings; and, in thy due Time, deliver them according to thy great Mercy:
Aflift thofe that are at the Point of Death ; and when their Strength fails, let not their Faith fail; even in Death enable them to trust in thee. Grant this, O merciful God, for the Merits of thy Son Jesus Chrift. Amen.
TVhen this Intercesion is used on Sacrament
Days, what follows may be added: . Shed thy particular Grace and Benediction upon all those who are Partakers of the holy Communion, this Day, in any Part of thy Church.
That they may persevere in their holy Purposes and Resolutions, and may conform themselves to the Model of their crucified Saviour. : And
may the Pattern of his Piety and Devotion, of his Humility and Charity, of his Meekness and patient Suffering, be so lively imprinted upon all our Minds, that we may transcribe his Example in our Lives and Conversations.
That thus commemorating his all-sufficient Sacrament upon Earth, we may receive the everlasting Benefit of it in thy heavenly Kingdom, and bless and praise thee for it to all Eternity. Amen.
A General Thanksgiving.
O Most glorious and eternal Lord God,
thou art the great Creator of Heaven and Earth, and the Source and Fountain of
all Good, look graciously upon thy Servant who am come into thy Presence, to offer up the humble Tribute of my unfeigned Praises to thy Divine Majesty, from a Heart truly moved with a Sense of thy infinite and unspeakable Goodness.
I bless thee, O Lord, for creating me at first out of Nothing, for causing me to be born of Christian Parents, and for admitting me by holy Baptism into the Communion of thy Church ; for all the Helps and Affistances of thy Grace, which I have since had, to enable me in any Measure to perform the Engagements that were then made on my Behalf; for implanting in my Mind an early Fear of offending thee, and a great Desire of pleasing thee; for whatever Sin I have at any Time escaped, and whatever Good I have done through the whole Course of my Life.
I bless thee, O Lord, for all thy Patience and Forbearance towards me; for sparing me so long, and giving me fo large a Space for Repentance ; for all the Motions of thy good Spirit, and the Checks and Restraints of my own Conscience; for the many Opportunities thou hast given me of serving thee, and calling upon thy Name, particularly, O Lord, for those of this Day, and
for all other the Means of Grace, and for the Hopes of Glory; but above all, I magnify, I bless, I adore thy great and glorious Name, for sending thy Son into the World, to die for the Redemption of me and all Mankind.
I bless thee, likewise, O Lord, for all the temporal Mercies which I have received from thy most bountiful Hand; for that Measure of Health I have enjoyed ; for the many Friends and Relations thou haft given me; for delivering me from the great Calamities I have juftly deserved, and with which many of thy best and deareft Servants have been visited. It is to thy Goodness I ascribe it, that I have the Use of my Senses, and of my Reafon ; that I am not languishing upon a Bed of Sickness, nor groaning under the Charpest Pains; that I am not pining with Want, nor forced to beg my daily Bread, but am comThis is to be van
petently provided for, and fee ried, according to my dear Wife and Children, every Person’s Con- and many other Comforts
round about me. thee alone, O Lord, my Affairs do in any Measure prosper, or any the least of my Undertakings succeed; it is thy Wisdom that directs me, thy Truth that instructs
It is by
me, and thy Power that at all Times
More particularly, O Lord, I desire to bless and praise thy holy Name, for (here may be mentioned any other Particulars, Mercies or Deliverances.]
And now, O Lord, what Returns shall I, that am a poor Sinner, make for all these marvellous Instances of thy Mercy and Loving Kindness? O let my Tongue be daily founding forth thy Praises; and grant that I may manifest the Sincerity of those Praises, by a holy Life and Conversation; by walking before thee in all God. liness and Honefty; by serving thee faithfully, and making a right use of all those Blessings thou bestowest on me; by studying to please thee in all Things, and doing every Thing that becomes the Servant of fo kind and bountiful a Master.
O let me never behave myself in so ungrateful a Manner, as to provoke thee to withdraw thy Mercies from me ; but give me such a lively Sense of thy loving Kindness as may excite my Thankfulness, and engage me to pay a willing and chearful Obedience to thy Commandments; that devoting myself entirely to thy Service, I may daily grow in Grace, and be continu