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me from my youth up until | Name of our Lord Jesus now therefore will I tell of Christ. Amen.

thy wondrous works.

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mercy and protection we 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 sick child.

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' sake: 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 those heavenly habitations, where the souls of them that sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in

the same thy Son our Lord | in peace, and in thy favour,

Jesus Christ, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the
Holy Ghost, ever one God,
world without end. Amen.
A Prayer for a sick person, when
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his soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A commendatory Prayer for a sick person at the point of departure.

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Almighty God, with whom do live the spirits of just men made perfect, 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

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 him, 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 un-precious in thy sight. Wash feigned repentance for all the it, we pray thee, in the blood errors of his life past, and of that immaculate Lamb, stedfast faith in thy Son Je- that was slain to take away sus; that his sins may be the sins of the world; that done away by thy mercy, and whatsoever defilements it may his pardon sealed in heaven, have contracted in the midst before he go hence, and be of this miserable and naughty no more seen. We know, O world, through the lusts of Lord, that there is no word the flesh, or the wiles of Saimpossible with thee; and tan, being purged and done that, if thou wilt, thou canst away, it may be presented even yet raise him up, and pure and without spot before grant him a longer continu- thee. And teach us who surance amongst us: Yet, for- vive, in this and other like asmuch as in all appearance daily spectacles of mortality, the time of his dissolution to see how frail and uncertain draweth near, so fit and pre- our own condition is; and so pare him, we beseech thee, to number our days, that we against the hour of death, may seriously apply our hearts that after his departure hence to that holy and neavenly

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THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.

Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be always in a readiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Curates shall diligently from time to time (but especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publickly administered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquieted for lack of the same. But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him, (which shall be three, or two at the least,) and having a convenient place in the sick man's house, with all things necessary so prepared, that the Curate may reverently minister, he shall there celebrate the holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following.

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dost receive; We beseech thee:

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God, Maker of man

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servant visited with thine hand, and to grant that he whom thou dost love, and may take his sickness patichastise every one whom thou | ently, and recover his bodily

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do believe as a Christian man should, or no.

Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the Faith, saying thus,

membrance to take order for the settling of their temporal estates, whilst they are in health.

These words before rehearsed may be said before the Minister begin his Prayer, as he shall see cause.

OST thou believe in God The Minister should not omit earnestly to

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Maker of heaven and earth?

And in Jesus Christ his only-begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived

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move such sick persons as are of ability to be liberal to the poor.

Here shall the sick person be moved to make a special Confession of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty_mut ter. After which Confession, the Priest shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily desire it) after this sort.

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by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, his Church to absolve all sinwas crucified, dead, and bu-ners who truly repent and beried; that he went down into lieve in him, of his great merhell, and also did rise again cy forgive thee thine offenthe third day; that he as- ces: And by his authority cended into heaven, and sit- committed to me, I absolve teth at the right hand of God thee from all thy sins, In the the Father Almighty; and Name of the Father, and of from thence shall come again the Son, and of the Holy at the end of the world, to Ghost. Amen. judge the quick and the dead?

And then the Priest shall say the Collect

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Let us pray.

Most merciful God, who, according to the

And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of Saints; the Re-multitude of thy mercies, mission of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and everlasting Life after death?

The sick person shall answer, All this I stedfastly believe. Then shall the Minister examine whether forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all percharity with all the world; exhorting him to sons that have offended him; and if he hath offended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to

he repent him truly of his sins, and be in

any man, that he make amends to the utter most of his power. And if he hath not before disposed of his goods, let him then be admonished to make his Will, and to declare his Debts, what he oweth, and what is ow

ing unto him; for the better discharging of his conscience, and the quietness of his Exe

cutors. But men should often be put in re

dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent, that thou rememberest them no more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most earnestly desireth new in him, most loving Fapardon and forgiveness. Rether, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will and frailness; preserve and continue this sick member in the unity of

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