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let us be ready likewise to relieve these our fellow creatures as far as we are able.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

Reader.

Afford thy protection to all who, in pursuance of their lawful callings, or for charitable ends, traverse sea or land; alleviate the sufferings, repress the fears, and spare the lives of all women labouring of child; sanctify, we pray Thee, thy fatherly corrections to all sick persons, granting to them that a sense of their weakness may add strength to their faith and

seriousness to their repentance. Do thou, who didst take the young children in thy arms and didst rebuke those who would have kept them from Thee, protect the bodies of all young children, and bless every pious endeavour to instruct them aright; pity all prisoners and captives, affording release to all who are unjustly detained, and leading all offenders to that repentance which may promote their liberation and the obtaining of thy favour.

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Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us,

good Lord.

Reader.

May it please Thee to defend from all their enemies, and to pro

vide spiritual and temporal assistance for all unbefriended children, and all helpless widows, for all persons who are destitute of worldly comforts, and for all who are oppressed by the wicked.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

Intercessions continued,for temporal and Spiritual blessings on all Mankind.

Reader.

We make supplication to Thee for all mankind. In Thee should all the nations of the earth be blessed. Have mercy upon them,

and grant that they may hear thy voice and become one fold under one shepherd. Freely have we received thy various blessings in providence and grace; let us seek also freely to bestow them.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us,

good Lord.

An intercession for our ene

mies.

Reader.

Shut not out from thy mercy

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entertain feelings of hatred towards us, those who may seek to injure our persons or our property, or those who may spread false

reports to our disadvantage. Convert their enmity into love towards Thee, and charity towards ourselves and all mankind. Grant that the bad passions which so much prevail in the world, may turn our hearts to Thee, who art holy and without blemish. Let us in all things attempt to imitate thy innocence of behaviour, and whilst we pray, according to thy precept and thy own example, for those who hate us and despitefully use us, let us not regard as slander or as malice, the reproof or opposition which we merit from any.

Reader and Congregation.

We beseech Thee to hear us, good Lord.

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