A liturgy for the use of the church at King's Chapel in Boston; collected principally from the Book of Common prayer

 
9781231031490: A liturgy for the use of the church at King's Chapel in Boston; collected principally from the Book of Common prayer
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 Excerpt: ... thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Prayer For A Lunatic. O LORD, the only wise God, from whom we have received all the faculties of our souls; thou art good and righteous in all thy dispensations, though the reasons of them may be unknown to us thine imperfect creatures. We humbly beseech thee to dispel, if it be agreeable to thine infinite wisdom, the clouds in which the soul of thy servant is now involved; that he may regain his understanding, and the right use of his faculties. Heal his disordered mind, compose his passions, pacify his imagination; prosper the means used for his recovery; make him tractable in the use of remedies, and willing to comply with the advice of his friends. But if no means can effect his cure, let him possess his soul in peace, and in every interval of reason address his prayer unto thee; that when his earthly tabernacle shall be dissolved, he may rejoice in his former inability to pursue the pleasures of the world, and be presented unto thee pure and undefiled. Hear our prayer when we call upon thee; hear us for him, who is not able to pray for himself, for the sake of thine infinite mercy in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer For Persons TrouBled In Mind Or In ConScience. O BLESSED Lord, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts, we beseech thee to look down in pity and compassion upon this thine afflicted servant. Thou writest bitter things against him, and makest him to possess his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his soul is full of trouble. But, O merciful God, who hast written thy holy word for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of thy holy scriptures might have hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promises, that he may neither cast away...

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