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ferings of our redemption, grant, we beseech thee, O merciful God, that, by the celebration thereof, we may find thy protection against all adversity. Thro'.
For Peace in a Congregation or Family. COLLECT. O God, the author of fover of charity, give to thy servants true agreement with thy holy will; that we may be freed from all the temptations that disturb us.
SECRET. Being appeased by this sacrifice, grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may not he burdened with the sins of others, who beg to be Thro'. freed from our own.
P. COMM. Pour forth upon us, O Lord, the spirit of charity: that thou mayest, by thy mercy, make those of one mind whom thou hast fed with one bread. Thro'.
Against Persecutors and Evil-Doers.
COLLECT. Hostium. Crush, O Lord, we beseech thee, the pride of our enemies and, by the power of thy right hand, frustrate all their malicious and obstinate designs. Thro'.
SECRET. May we, O Lord, by the virtue of this sacrament, be both cleansed from our hidden sins, and delivered from the snares of our enemies. Thro'.
P. COMM. Protector. Look down on us, O God our protector, and free us from the danger of our enemies, that we may serve thee without any disturbance. Thro'
In any Necessity.
COLLECT. Deus refugium. O God, our refuge and strength, fountain of all goodness, mercifully give ear to the fervent prayers of thy church, and grant that what we ask with faith, we may effectually obtain. Thro'.
SECRET. Grant, O merciful God, that this sacrifice of our salvation may continually cleanse us from all our guilt, and defend us from all adversity.
P. COMM. Sumpsimus. We have received, O Lord, the sacred gifts of thy mystery, beseeching thee, that what thou commandest us to do in remembrance of thee, may be a help to our weakness. Thro'.
In any Tribulation.
COLLECT. Turn not away thiue eyes, O most merciful God, from thy people crying out to thee in their affliction: but for the glory of thine own name, relieve us in our necessities. Thro'.
SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the offerings by which thou vouchsafest to be appeased; and by thy great goodness restore us to safety. Thro'. P. COMM. Look down mercifully, we beseech thee, O Lord, on our tribulation; and turn away the wrath of thy indignation, which we justly deserve. Thro'.
In a Famine or Pestilence.
COLLECT, Grant, us, O Lord, the effect of our humble and pious prayers: and by thy goodness deliver us from this famine or pestilence, that men may he sensible such scourges proceed from thy anger, and cease by thy mercy. Thro'.
SECRET. O God, who nourishest and renewest the two-fold substance of man by virtue of these sacramental gifts: mercifully grant that by their aid nothing may be wanting to our souls and bodies. Thro'.
P. COMM. Feed those, we beseech thee, O Lord, with corporal food, whom thou art pleased to nour ish with thy eternal mysteries. Thro'.
COLLECT. O God, in whom we li ve, move aud have our being, send us, we beseech thee, scasonable rain; that enjoying a sufficiency of the necessarics of this life, we may aspire with more confidence after those blessings which are eternal. Thro'.
SECRET. Be appeased,O Lord, with the offering we make thee; and send us the aid of seasonable rain. Thro'.
P. COMM. Grant us, we beseech thee, O Lord, wholesome rain; and water from heaven the drought of the earth. Thro'.
For Fair Weather.
COLLECT. Hear us, O Lord, crying out to thee, and grant our humble request of a dry season; that we who are justly afflicted for our sins may experience thy clemency and mercy. Thro'.
SECRET. May thy grace, O Lord, always go before and follow us; and mercifully receive, as consecrated to thy name, the offerings we bring for the remission of our sins: that by the intercession of thy saints, they may avail us to salvation. Thro'.
P. COMM. We beseech thy mercy, O Almighty God, that thou wouldest stop the overflowing of rain, and shew us thy pleasing countenance. Thro'. Against Storms.
COLLECT. Defend, we beseech thee, O Lord, this house against the assaults of our spiritual enemies: and cause the present dreadful disorder of the Thro'.
air to cease.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, our praises and sacrifices in thanksgiving for the favours we have already received: humbly beseeching thee to grant those we now stand in need of. Thro'.
P. COMM. O Almighty and eternal God, who both healest us by chastisement, and preservest us by the grant of thy pardon; hear our humble prayers; that we may rejoice in the ceasing of this storm, and always make a good use of the grant of thy favours. Thro'.
For the Gift of Tears.
COLLECT. O Almighty and most merciful God, who, to quench the thirst of thy people, madest water spring out of a rock; draw from our stony hearts the tears of compunction, that effectually bewailing our sins, we may, through thy mercy, obtain parden
for them. Thro'.
SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, on the offerings we make to thy majesty; and draw from our eyes such torrents of tears, as may extinguish the burning flames we deserve for our sins. Thro'.
P. COMM. Mercifully pour forth into our hearts, O Lord God, the grace of thy holy Spirit; which, by sighs and tears, may make us wash away the stains of our sins, and obtain for us the desired pardon. Thro❜.
Against Evil thoughts.
COLLECT. O Almighty and most merciful God, regard, in thy goodness, our prayers, and deliver our hearts from the disquietude of all perverse and evil thoughts; that we may become an abode for thy holy Spirit. Thro'.
SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice of salvation: that purging our hearts from unclean thoughts, thou wouldst preserve them undefiled, and enlighten them by the grace of thy Holy Spirit. Thro'.
P. COMM. O God, who enlightenest every man coming into this world; illuminate, we beseech thee, our hearts with the light of thy grace, that always entertaining such thoughts as are worthy and well pleasing to thy divine Majesty, we may sincerely love thee. Thro'.