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ther grant of his infinite goodness, that thy soul
inwardly may be anointed with the Holy Ghost, who
is the Spirit of all strength, comfort, relief, and
gladness; and vouchsafe of his great mercy, if it be
his blessed will, to restore unto thee thy bodily health
and strength to serve him, and send thee release of
all thy pains, troubles, and diseases (both in body
and mind.] And howsoever his goodness by his di-
vine and unsearchable providence shall dispose of
thee, I his unworthy minister and servant humbly
beseech his eternal majesty to do with thee accord-
ing to the multitude of his innumerable mercies,
and [to pardon thee all thy sins and offences, com-
mitted by all thy bodily senses, passions, and carnal
affections; and he also vouchlafe mercifully) to
grant unto thee ghostly strength by his Holy Spirit,
to withstand and overcome all temptations and af-
saults of thine Adversary, that in no wise he prevail
against thee, but that thou mayest have perfect vic-
tory and triumph over the devil, fin, and death,
through Jesus Christ our Lord; who by his death
hath overcome the prince of death, and with the
Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth
ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Note, that the words between hocks are to be omitted,

when a sick child is anointed.
Then the Priest shall say to the fick person,

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,


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A Prayer for a fick perfon, when there appeareth

Small hope of recovery.
Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our

only help in time of need; we fly unto thee
for succour in behalf of this thy servant, here lying
under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look
graciously upon bim, O Lord; and the more the
outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech
thee, so much the more continually with thy grace
and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Give him unfeigned
repentance for all the errors of his life past, and sted-
fast faith in thy Son Jesus, that his fins may be done
away by thy mercy, and his pardon sealed in heaven,
before be go hence, and be no more seen. We
know, O Lord, that there is no word impossible
with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canst even
yet raise him up, and grant him a longer continuance
amongst us: Yet forasmuch as in all appearance the
time of his diffolution draweth near, so fit and pre-
pare him, we beseech thee, against the hour of death,
that after his departure hence in peace and in thy
favour, his soul may be received into the bosom of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the region of the pious,
who have pleased thee from the beginning of the
world, where there is no forrow, grief, or lamenta-
tion. And this we beg through the merits and me-
diation of Jesus Christ thine only Son, our blessed
Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A Commendatory Prayer for a fick person at the

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.


Note, when the Priest visits the pick, he may


any other proper Colleets, Exhortations, and Prayers, as be judges beft, according to the various circumstances of the Sick perfon.

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