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PRAYERS EXPRESSING OUR EUCHARISTIC
(Note.-These may be said immediately after receiving the Eucharist.)
On beginning a new Work.
PROSPER Thou the work of my hands, O LORD: O
prosper Thou my handy work.
Guide me with Thy
To the greater glory of Thy Name, O GOD, I approach this work, and offer it to Thee in union with the infinite merits of Jesus Christ.
On completing a Work.
HEAVENLY Father, I commend unto Thee this work of mine to be perfected and finished by Thee, and I offer it unto Thee in union with the perfect works of Thy Son Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving for Special Answers to Prayer.
LORY be to Thee, O LORD, for Thy mercy.
the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, praise His Holy Name. What reward shall I give unto the LORD for all the benefits that He hath done unto me? I will offer unto GOD thanksgiving, and pay my vows unto the Most Highest.
In Anxiety or Distress of Mind.
F it be Thy will I shall be in darkness, be Thou
Thou again blessed. If Thou vouchsafe to comfort me, be Thou blessed; and if Thou wilt have me afflicted, be
Thou equally blessed. In union with the Oblation of Jesus Christ I resign myself to Thy blessed will, whether it be for life or death; only praying Thee that I may know what Thou wouldest have me to do, and may find strength to do it.
In Trouble or Pain.
ORD, I offer up to Thee all that I now suffer or may have to suffer, to be united to the suffering of my Saviour, and to be sanctified by His Passion. Oh, what great troubles hast Thou shewed me ; yet didst Thou turn again and refresh me!
Before a Journey.
GOD, Who didst cause the children of Israel to pass with dry feet through the midst of the sea, grant to us, we beseech Thee, a prosperous journey and a peaceful time; that accompanied by Thy Holy Angels we may arrive safely at the place whither we are going, and finally through Thy mercy, enter the haven of eternal rest. Amen.
(Prayers that may be said for ourselves or others.)
Birthday.-New Year's Day.
BLESSED and eternal GOD, I give Thee praise and glory for Thy great mercy unto me in bringing me to the beginning of another year. Let my years, O LORD, be so many degrees of nearer approach unto Thee, and be Thou my strength and my guide unto death; and mercifully grant that I may so apply my heart unto wisdom, that after a holy and blessed life here on earth, I may be brought unto a glorious eternity, through Jesus Christ our LORD.
YIELD Thee humble thanks, O heavenly Father, that Thou hast vouchsafed to call me to the know' edge of Thy grace, and faith in Thee; increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in me evermore. Give unto me Thy grace; that, being born again, and made an heir of everlasting salvation, through our LORD Jesus Christ, I may continue Thy servant, and attain Thy promises; through the same LORD Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, everlastingly. Amen.
THANK Thee, O my GOD, for Thy goodness to me, and especially for Thy gifts in Confirmation. Help me, I beseech Thee, to bring forth in my life those fruits of the Spirit which belong to Thy true children. Make me
true, loving, pure, humble, and forbearing in all my thoughts and words, and grant that I may serve Thee faithfully unto my life's end; through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
GOD, by Whose command the order of all time runs its course; look graciously upon me Thy servant whom Thou hast been pleased to promote to the order of the Presbyterate; and that my service may be pleasing unto Thee, do Thou mercifully preserve in me Thy gifts; through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
ALMIGHTY GOD, Who at the beginning did create
our first parents, Adam and Eve. and did sanctify
and join them together in marriage; Pour upon us the
riches of Thy grace, sanctify and bless us that we may please Thee both in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto our lives' end; through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
ON SAINTS' DAYS.
ALMIGHTY GOD, Who hast knit together Thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of Thy Son Christ our LORD; Grant us grace sc to follow Thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which Thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love Thee; through Jesus Christ our LORD.
For the Harvest.
MOST merciful Father, Who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give Thee humble and hearty thanks for this Thy bounty; beseeching Thee to continue Thy lovingkindness to us, that our land may still yield her increase, to Thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
For any Particular Blessing.
GOD, Who art the giver of life, of health, and of safety; I bless Thy Name, that Thou hast been pleased to Gracious art Thou, O LORD, and full of compassion to the children of men. May my heart be duly impressed with a sense of Thy merciful goodness, and may I devote the residue of my days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before Thee; through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
THE CHURCH THAT IS IN THY HOUSE.
Pray one for another that ye may be healed.
A Prayer for the Family.
VISIT, I beseech Thee, O LORD, my home and all my family, and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy, especially all strife, envy, and contention. Let Thy holy Angels dwell therein, and preserve us in peace, and let Thy blessing be upon us evermore. Through Jesus Christ our LORD. Amen.
For Father or Mother.
GOD, Who hast commanded us to honour our father
and our mother, mercifully hear me as I commend to Thy loving mercy my father and mother; reward them with Thine eternal good things for all the care, trouble, and grief they have borne on my account; give them here all things needful for soul and body, and hereafter join me with them to the company of Thy saints and elect. Through Christ our LORD. Amen.
For Husband or Wife.
with me in the
GOD, Who hast joined Holy Estate of Matrimony, give us grace to love one another with a holy love, as Christ has loved His spouse the Church. May we live together as heirs of the grace of eternal life [and bring up the children which Thou hast given to us in Thy faith and fear], and hereafter be amongst the members of that Church triumphant which Christ will receive to Himself to be with Him forever, for the same Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.