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ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, who art a sea sonable refuge in time of trouble; let the prayers of those who, in tribulation or any sort of extremity, cry unto Thee, reach Thy merciful ears, and grant them relief according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions; for the sake of the suffering and sorrow of Thy dear Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here may be introduced any special Collect or Collects suitable to the occasion.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto Thee, and dost promise that where two or three are gathered together in Thy name, Thou wilt grant their requests; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of Thy servants, as may be most expedient for them, granting us in this world knowledge of Thy truth, and in the world to come, life everlasting. Amen.

A suitable Psalm or Hymn shall now be sung.

Then the Minister, having taken his place in the pulpit, shall proceed to deliver the Sermon, or he may expound in course a portion of the Heidelberg Catechism.

After the Sermon, the service shall be continued as follows:

M. Let us pray.

O God, who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending to them the light of Thy Holy Spirit; grant unto us by the same Spirit to have a right

understanding of Thy saving truth. Visit, we pray Thee, this congregation with Thy love and favor; enlighten their minds more and more with the light of the everlasting gospel; graft in their hearts a love of the truth; increase in them true religion; nourish them with all goodness; and of Thy great mercy keep their in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here let the People join aloud in the Lord's Prayer.

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

The Deacons shall now collect the Alms of the people; and the Minister may make any necessary Announcements.

Then a Psalm or Hymn shall be sung, ending with a Doxology.

After which the Minister shall close the whole service with the Apus Blic Benediction.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

THE LITANY.

Minister. O God the Father in heaven; have inercy upon us.

Congregation. Have mercy upon us.

M. O God the Son, Redeemer of the world; have mercy upon us.

C. Have mercy upon us.

M. O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son; have mercy upon us.

C. Have mercy upon us.

M. O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons and one God; have mercy upon us.

C. Have mercy upon us.

M. Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offen. ces of our forefathers; neither take Thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, good Lord, spare Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.

C. Spare us, good Lord.

M. From all evil and harm; from the power of sin, and the snares of the devil; froin Thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation; C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. From all impure lusts and desires; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. From lightning, tempest, and earthquake; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from all disasters by land and by water; from battle and murder, and from sudden death;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. From tumult and riot; from sedition and rebellion ; from heresy and schism ; from hardness of heart, and contempt of Thy word and authority;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. By the mystery of Thy holy incarnation; by Thy holy nativity and circumcision; by Thy baptism, fasting, and temptation ;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. By Thine agony and bloody sweat; by Thy cross and passion; by Thy precious death and burial; by Thy glorious resurrection and ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment;

C. Good Lord, deliver us.

M. We sinners do beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord. C. Son of God, we beseech Thee to hear us.

M. That it may please Thee to keep us in all time of temptation and heaviness; to comfort and help all the weak-hearted; to raise up them that fall, and finally to beat down Satan under our feet;

C. We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to succor, help, and comfort all that are in danger, necessity and tribula

tion;

C. We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to preserve all travel lers and strangers, all women in the perils of childbirth, all sick persons, and young children, and to show Thy pity upon all prisoners and captives;

C. We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to defend and provide for the fatherless children, and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed ;

C. We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

M. That it may please Thee to have mercy upon

all men;

C. We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

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