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QCCASIONAL COLLECTS, dic.

lxvii P. COMM. Sumpsimus. We have received, 0 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 weak

ness. Thro'.

Irvi OCCASIONAL COLLECTS, die
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 peace and 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. Thro?.

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 freed from our own. Thro'.

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. Ilostium. 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 sips, 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 sacrisice of our salvation may continually cleanse us from all our guilt, and defcad us from all adversity,

In any Tribulation.
COLLECT. Turn not away thine eyes, O most
merciful God, from thy people crying out to thee in
their atliction : but for the glory of thine own name,
relieve us in our necessities. Thro'.

SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the of-
ferings 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 de.
serve. 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 be sensible such scourges proceed from thy an-
ger, and cease by thy mercy. Thro'.

SECRET. O God, who nourishest and renewest the two-fold substance of man by virtue of these sacramental gists: mercifully grant that by their aid nothing may be wanting to our souls and bodies. Thro'.

P. COMM. Feed those, we beseech thee, O Lorún with corporal food, whoin thou art pleased to nonish with thy eternal inysteries. Thro'.

For Rain.

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COLLECT. O God, in whom we live, morcavid lrave our being, send us, we beserch thec, scasonable rain ; that enjoying a sufliciency of the necessaries of this life, we may aspire with more confidence after those blessings which are eternal. Thro'.

SECRET. Be appeased, 0 Lord, with the offer-ing we inake thee; and send us the aid of seasons ble rain. Thro'.

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P. COMM. Sumpsimus. We have received, 0 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 weak, Thro'.

In any Tribulation. COLLECT. Turn not away thiue eyes, 0 most merciful God, from thy people crying out to thee in their atliction : 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 de

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 Wy 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 ail 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 nourish with thy eternal mysteries. Thro'.

For Rain. COLLECT. O God, in whom we li ve, move and lave our being, send us, we beseech thee, scasonable rain ; that enjoying a sufficiency of the necessaries 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'.

Ixvüi OCCASIONAL COLLECTS, &c.

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 ex. perience 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, 0 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 air to cease. Thro'.

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 pray. ers; 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 eur sins, we may, through thy mercy, obtain pardes for them. Thro!

OCCASIONAL COLLECTS, &c. Ixis 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,
hy sighs and tears, may make us wash away the
stains of our sins, and obtain for us the desired par-
don. Tbro'

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 wela pleasing to thy divine Majesty, we may sincerely Inve thee. 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, hy 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 enligliten then 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 thre. Thro'.

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