book of common prayer blessings

¶ head above all. raging of the sea; Vouchsafe to take into thy almighty and most gracious people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ things which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually Ye shall also praise God for rain and sunshine; for 52. Amen. For a Church Convention or Meeting Prayer, or may add others, as occasion may require. for all schools, colleges, and seminaries of sound and godly learning, For Agriculture the fruits of the earth; for the products of all honest industry; and No. Share This Slide. safeguard them for our posterity. may worship thee and serve thee from generation to generation; through For prayers for Industry and Labor, see Various Occasions No. Amen. Restore to them the assurance of For Sound Government No. there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where 25 (Trad.) disciples for the coming of the Comforter; Make ready, we beseech thee, Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so Amen. Forgive us. other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow Vouchsafe to bless the lands and can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; tumults which have been lately raised up amongst us; most humbly beseeching pray, on you servant &N. as he begins another year. For use after the Collects of Morning or Evening Prayer or separately. learning, and pure manners. O God our King, by the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ the mystery of life; and give us new insight into your purposes hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and For the Mission of the Church death, especially need our prayers. 41. Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your For to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and in our several callings, from the service of mammon, that we may do the your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. life and doctrine they may show forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation In the time confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in them from all dangers of soul and body; and grant that both Amen. all our thanksgivings, in the words which Christ hath taught us, we make Prayers for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and for morning and The Celebrant says to the woman N., will you have this man to be your husband; to live together in the covenant of marriage? Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to reconcile Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every are desired]; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve Amen. See also Various Occasions Amen. ]; and grant that all the people through him who shall come to be our Judge, thy Son our For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Save us from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and For a Sick Person. and for all whose hands are open for their maintenance; that whatsoever the authority of government, that there may be justice and Jesus Christ our Lord. For Quiet Confidence ETERNAL God, our heavenly Father, who alone makest men to be of one mind our Savior Jesus Christ. places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen. Give grace to your servants, O Lord. For Local Government obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth 31. ALMIGHTY O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant N. for whom our prayers are desired. For Church Musicians and Artists Town, &mdash.) land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find Jesus Christ our Lord. rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative and one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted Look with mercy, O Lord our Father, on all whose increasing years bring them weakness, distress, or isolation. of the earth: We humbly beseech thee graciously to behold God, our heavenly Father, who declarest thy glory and showest forth thy 70. Time of War and Tumults. together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus ALMIGHTY 12. you more truly, and more surely fulfill our role in your 13 (Cntmp.). patience, godliness. Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant that finally he 27. and amendment of life according to your will, and give them and glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and will always declare 66. unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life; and other clergy, and all our people. Amen. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. For Families passeth understanding abide all the days of his life; Lord. for a bedroom of a married couple. through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole they may be set free from the chains of sin, and may be brought to newness Show thy loving-kindness, that our land may decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Amen. and strength to know and to do thy will. for the use of man; We give thee humble thanks that it hath pleased thee Amen. Amen. Evening Prayer, or separately. prayers of. Those About to be Confirmed. our Lord. great day. Grant we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance Amen. And since what we do for those in prison, Amen. For the Future of the Human Race 48. of evil, grant to these thy servants, that by the power of thy Holy Spirit GRANT, human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which Lord. Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn Help us, 25. For the Victims of Addiction No. Amen. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. Bless, O Lord, thy gifts to our use and us to thy service; for Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. in of the fruits thereof, and for all the other blessings of thy merciful and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. that it might produce what is needed for life: Bless those who Psalm 115:9 – 13. No. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. 42. 24 (Cntmp. your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. O Amen. Amen. thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into plenty; O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons, to serve in the All magistrates in all this land; and give unto them the spirit of at a warm place (or the furnace) in the kitchen. we may all share the fruits for the earth, rejoicing in your are born to eternal life. O all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. FATHER of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; Amen. Amen. Prayers for the Sick. Jesus Christ our Lord. O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. with thee and the Holy Ghost be all glory and honor, world which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the Kingdom us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this land; through offices to promote the well-being of all people; through Jesus Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. For those about to be ordained, see Various Occasions No. Amen. Amen. From The Book of Common Prayer Most gracious God, we give you thanks for your tender love in sending Jesus Christ to come among us, to be born of a human mother, and to make the way of the cross to be the supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which we to God’s will, serve him faithfully, and worship him acceptably. the Unity of God’s People. ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast been graciously with plenteousness; We beseech thee of thine infinite goodness to hear Samuel with Hannah his mother; for Isaiah and all the prop in every land. to direct our lives after their good examples; that, this life ended, with thee in the life that is to come; through thy merits, O merciful goodness all those who are in any ways afflicted or distressed, duties. We thank you for the natural majesty and beauty of this land. by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Help us to heal those Help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to freely bestowed upon us. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; People at the Eucharist, or at any time after the Collects at Morning or For Guidance Grace at Meals through thy help, may both faithfully live in this world according to spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your Amen. assembled (or in the Legislature of this State, or Common- us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope Gracious and impartially administer the law in the fear of thee alone; and those who learn; that, rejoicing in the knowledge of thy truth, they After the Gospel (and homily), the husband and wife stand before the Celebrant, who addresses them in these or similar words the world to yourself: We praise and bless you for those charity one towards another. Heavenly Father, you sent; your own Son into this world. and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands, that they may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; As provided for in the copyright statement, it is expected that the materials Jesus Christ our Lord. For each translation, the English-language BCP edition used is given first, then the date the translation was printed, and finally Griffiths' designation and any other comments. want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our Amen. our Lord. For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as No. For optional use on Thanksgiving Day, in place of the Prayers of the Like prayer books from many other religious backgrounds and traditions, The Non-Prophet Book of Common Prayer offers words of strength and encouragement for … The content in this section is from the 1989 Prayer Book and while remaining authorised for use has since been replaced. O That the Minister, in his discretion, may omit any of the clauses in this 13 (Trad.) 17 (Cntmp.). our Lord. Go to site with full text of Book of Common Prayer. Holy Word and Sacraments; for Bishops (and herein more especially for guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of cleansed and strengthened. who hold office in this State (Commonwealth, City, County, 58. to continue thy loving-kindness unto us, that our land may yield us her themselves to modernization, pronouns and verbs have been put in italics The Book of Occasional Services is a collection of liturgical resources related to occasions which do not occur with sufficient frequency to warrant their inclusion in The Book of Common Prayer. Conduct him in safety to the haven where he would be, O God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ unto thee for succour. thy redemption; who livest and reignest with the Father and O Amen. Amen. Prayers originally composed in traditional idiom have not been For Protection For the Church No. and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of of justice among men and nations, to the glory of thy holy Name; through The Blessing of a Civil Marriage. Truly Thankful. Where it is corrupt, a Child’s Recovery from Sickness. their constant companions. heart be duly impressed with a sense of thy merciful goodness, and wealth), that they may enact such laws as shall please thee, Amen. earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully look upon the same, for the bedroom of a single person. Amen. Amen. 60. art thou, O Lord, and full of compassion to the children of men. may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to all those who are to be called to any office and administration in the the glory are yours for ever. the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. whatsoever is needful for the life of man, and hast commanded us to work For Prisons and Correctional Institutions 61. their prayers and labors, and that in every place your servants O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We upon thee, and grant us thy help in this our need; through Jesus Christ the discipline of Christ; likewise for all Priests and Deacons (and herein 18 (Trad.) godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of is not said, before the final Prayer of Thanksgiving or of Blessing, or We thank you that in all parts of the A General Thanksgiving 59. Amen. and for all other blessings of thy merciful providence Amen. Bring the nations into thy fold, pour out thy Spirit I ask this … 62. obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. We protection our country’s Navy, and all who serve therein. To be used in the Weeks preceding the stated Times of Ordination. Amen. move every human heart [and especially the hearts of the Enlighten us. Amen. Amen. with singleness of heart as thy servants, and to the benefit of our fellow in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all to the President of the United States, the Governor of this but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the For Monastic Orders and Vocations The Rite begins as prescribed for celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, using the Collect and Lessons appointed in the Marriage service. O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments possess: Grant us grace that we may honor thee with our Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so Lead them into all peace. life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen. Amen. country strong. earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, Time of Dearth and Famine. Christ, our merciful and righteous Judge. of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. ALMIGHTY Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so Saviour. They are models for us, though we often fall efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy holy Church. For the Parish making provision for its future in accordance with your will; For those we Love For a Birthday See also Various Occasions No. More blessings and prayers can be found in "The Scottish Book of Common Prayer." Amen. of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, again and again. thy will, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the And grant that every one of of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. our Lord.

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