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Forms of Prayers to be used at SEA.

The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, fhall be in general the fame which is appointed above.

Thefe two following Prayers are to be also used in His Majefty's Navy every day.

Eternal Lord God, who alone spreadeft out the heavens, and ruleft the raging of the fea; who haft compaffed the Waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; Be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and moft gracious protection the perfons of us thy fervants, and the Fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy, that we may be a fafeguard unto our most gracious Sovereign Lord King George, and his kingdoms, and a fecurity for fuch as pass on the feas upon their lawful occafions; that the Inhabitants of our Ifland may in peace and quietnefs ferve thee our God; and that we may return in fafety to en

joy the bleffings of the land, with the fruits of our labours; and with a thank-ful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy Name, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. 4men.

ASSIST us, O Lord, in

all our doings, with thy moft gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, thro' Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.

Moft powerful and gle

rious Lord God, at whose command the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the fea, and who ftilleft the rage thereof; We thy creatures, but miferable fin


ners, do in this our great diftrefs cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or elfe we perifh. We confess, when we have been fafe, and feen all things quiet about us, we have often forgot thee our God, and refufed to hearken. to the ftill voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: But now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all; And therefore we adore thy divine Majefty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and fave us for thy mercy's fake, in Jefus Chrift thy Son our Lord. Amen.

Or this.

Moft glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwelleft in heaven, but beholdeft all things below; Look down, we befeech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of mifery, and out of the jaws of this Death, which is ready now to fwallow us up: Save, Lord, or elfe we perifh. The living, the living fhall praife thee.O fend thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring fea, that we being delivered from this diftrefs, may live to ferve thee, and to glorify thy Name all

the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and fave us, for the merits of our bleffed Saviour thy Son, our Lord Jefus Chrift. Amen.

The Prayer to be faid before a Fight at Sea, against any unjust Enemy.

Moft powerful and glo

rious Lord God, the Lord of hofts, that rulest and commandeft all things; Thou fitteth in the throne judging right; and therefore we make our address to thy divine Majefty in this our neceffity, that thou wouldst take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy ftrength, OLord, and come and help us ; for thou giveft not alway the battle to the ftrong, but canft fave by many or by few. O let not our fins now cry against us for vengeance, but hear us thy poor fervants begging mercy, and imploring thy help; and that thou wouldst be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art ourSaviour and mighty deliverer, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Short Prayers for fick Per

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didft fave thy disciples ready to perifh in a Storm, hear us, and fave us, we befeech thee.

When there fhall be imminent danger, as many as can be fpared from neceffary fervice in theShip fhall be called together, and make an humble Confeffion of their fins to God: In which every one ought feriously to reflect upon thofe particular fins of which bis confcience fhall accufe him, faying as fol loweth :

The Confeffion. ALmighty God, Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold fins and wickedness, which we from time to time moft grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majefty, provoking moftjuftly thy wrath and indignation against us. Grant that we may earneftly repent, and be heartily forry for all our fins and provocations. That the remembrance of them may be grieyous unto us; as the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, moft merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrift's fake, forgive us all that is paft, and grant that we may ever hereafter ferve O and



and please thee in newnefs towards the children of of life, to the honour and glory of thy Name, thro' Jefus Chrift our Lord. A


Then fhall the Priest, if there be any in the Ship, pranounce this Abfolution. ALmighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promifed forgiveness of fins to all them which with hearty repentance, and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins; confirm and ftrengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlafting life, through Jefus Chrift our Lord.

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He turned the fea into

dry Land, fo that they went through the Water on foot : there did we rejoice there



He ruleth with his power

ever, his eyes behold the people: and fuch as will not believe, fhall not be able to éxalt themselves.

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O praife our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard ;

Who holdeth our foul in life, and fuffereth not our feet to flip.

For thou, O God, haft proved us, thou alfo haft tried us, like as filver is tried.

Thou broughteft us into the fnare, and laidft trouble upon our loins.


Thou fufferedft men to ride over our heads; we went

thro' Fire and Water; and thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings, and will pay thee my vows, which I promifed with my lips, and fpake with my mouth, when I was in trouble.

I will offer unto thee fat burnt-facrifices, with the incenfe of rams: I will offer Bullocks and Goats.

O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what he hath done for my foul.

I called unto him with my mouth, and gave him praises with my tongue.

:If I incline unto wickednefs with mine heart, the Lord will not hear me.

But God hath heard me, and considered the voice of my prayer.

Praifed be God who hath not cast out my prayer, nor turned his mercy from me. Glory be to the Father, thro' the Son, in the Holy Ghoft.

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Pfalm 107. Give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for ever.

Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed, and delivered from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the Eaft, and from the Weft, from the North, and from the South.

They went aftray in the wilderness out of the way, and found no city to dwell


Hungry and thirsty, their foul fainted in them.

So they cried unto thee Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.

He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to the city where they dwelt.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doth for the children of men!

For he fatisfieth the empty foul, and filleth the hungry foul with goodness.

Such as fit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, being faft bound in mifery and iron;

Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord, and lightly regarded the counsel of the most high;

He also brought down their heart through heavinefs: they fell down, and there was none to help them up.

So when they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, he delivered them out of their diftrefs.

For he brought them out of darkness, and out of the fhadow of death, and brake their bonds in funder.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, and declare the wonders that he doth for the children of men!

For he hath broken the gates of brafs, and fmitten the bars of iron in funder.

Foolish men are plagued
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