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^Commendatory Prayer for a ..Sick Person at the point of .»: Departure.
„. . . . \. • . Almighty God, with whom Vifo»tK» . da live the Spirit, of fmtf** \ made perfect , after they art delivered from their Earthly Prisons; We humbly commend the Soul of this thy Servant, our dear Brother, into thy hands, as into Phe, hands of a faithful Creator, md most Merciful Saviour ,• Most humbly beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy fight.
Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood.; .of that immaculate Lamb, that was stain to take.anay the Sins of the World: ,
That whatsoever Defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miserable and naughty World, through the lusts of the fiejh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done away j // may Fe
presented pure and without spot before thee. ..-\:\\..'*'x
And teach us who survive ^ in this and other like daily Speftadtles of Mortality>, to fee how frail and .uncertain our own Conditions is.'; and so to number our Days, that we, may seriously apply our.hearts £». that, hdy and heavenly Wisdom., whilst we. Jive here * <whteb may in the end bring us to Life everlasting j Through the Merits of Jesus Christ thine mly Son our Lord. A
A Prayer for a Sick Child.
Visitation |\ Almighty God and Merciful °f(ithe V^l Father, to whom alone be*• long the Issues of Li fa 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.
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Visit him, 0 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 way live to thee, and be an Jn^ flrument of thy Gloiry , 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 Refl and Felicity.
'Grant this, 0 Lord, for thy Mercies fake; in the fame thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, wh» liveth and reiqneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, World without end. Amest.
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O 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 Child, here lying under thy hand in great Weakness of Body.
Look graciously upon it, O Lord. Pity the Troubles and Weakness // groans under. And pity our Sorrows, who are afflicted with it and for It.
Ease it of its Pains; and strengthen it in its Extremity.
We know, O Lord, that if thou wilt, thou canst raise it up, and grant // a longer Continuance amongst us.
O raise it up again, if it may please thee $ to grow in Years, and Stature, in Wiftlom and thy
Fear; and thereby to Comfort its Parents, and Glorify Thee.
We believe, O God, that thou knowest best , what is fit both for it and us; and wilt do what is.best for both.
And therefore we leave it to thee, to Dispose of as thou pleafest.
But whether it be to Life or Death, let it be thine in Both. And either Preserve //, to be thy true and faithful Servant here 011 Earth, or take it to the Blessedness of thy Children in the Kingdom of Heaven. Through the Merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. ';• ■
When the Sick Man doth Recover, (for all Sickness is not unto Death ) he muir not only return Thanks in the Publick Con
fregation, but also in his own Private kvotions.