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ther grant of his infinite goodness, that thy soul
when a sick child is anointed.
HE Almighty Lord, who is a most strong
tower to all them that put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth do bow and obey, be now and evermore thy defence; and make thee know and feel, that there is no other name under heaven given to man,
in whom and through whom thou mayest receive health and salvation, but only the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Then the Priest shall bless the fick person, saying, Unto God's gracious mercy and almighty protec
tion I commit thee. The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
A Prayer for a fick child. O Almighty God and merciful Father, to whom
alone belong the issues of life and death; look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the
eyes of mercy upon this child now lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and save his soul for thy mercies fake. That if it shall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation; or else receive him into Abraham's bosom, where the souls of them that sleep in the Lord Jesus, rest in perpetual peace. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies sake, in the same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen,
A Prayer for a fick perfon, when there appeareth
Small hope of recovery.
only help in time of need; we fly unto thee
point of departure. O Almighty God, in whose hand are the spirits
of the righteous, after they are delivered from their earthly prisons; we humbly commend the soul
of this thy servant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator and most merciful Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy sight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, which was flain to take away the fins of the world, that * These words are to
* whatsoever defilements it may
[ * be omitted, when this have contracted in the midst of this prayer is said for 4 miserable and naughty world, through in his discretion Nall the lusts of the flesh'or the wiles of not think to have been Satan, being purged and done away,] capable of committing it may be presented pure and without aitual sin.
spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is, and so to number cur days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen. A Prayer for persons troubled in mind or conscience.
Blessed Lord, the Father of mercies, and the
God of all comforts; we beseech thee, look down in pity and compassion upon this thy afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who haft. written thy holy word for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of thy Holy Scriptures might havc hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises, that he may neither cast away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him strength against all his temptations, and heal all his distempers. Break not the bruised reed, nor quench the smoaking flax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in displeasure ; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him 'peace, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.