¶ To be used before the Prayer for all Conditions of Men,
or, when that is not said, before the final Prayer of Thanksgiving
or of Blessing, or before the Grace.
A Prayer for Congress.
¶To be used during their Session.
Most gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for the people
of these United States in general, so especially for their Senate
and Representatives in Congress assembled; that thou wouldest
be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations, to
the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety,
honour, and welfare of thy people; that all things may be so
ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest
foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion
and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These
and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church,
we humbly beg in the Name and mediation of Jesus Christ, our
most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
For a State Legislature.
O God, the fountain of wisdom, whose statutes are good and gracious
and whose law is truth; We beseech thee so to guide and bless
the Legislature of this State, that it may ordain for our governance
only such things as please thee, to the glory of thy Name and
the welfare of the people; through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our
For Courts of Justice.
Almighty God, who sittest in the throne judging right; We humbly
beseech thee to bless the courts of justice and the magistrates
in all this land; and give unto them the spirit of wisdom and
understanding, that they may discern the truth, and impartially
administer the law in the fear of thee alone; through him who
shall come to be our Judge, thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.
For Our Country.
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage;
We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people
mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land
with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save
us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy,
and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into
one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds
and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in
thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may
be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to
thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the
earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;
all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer to be used at the Meetings
Almighty and everlasting God, who by thy Holy Spirit didst preside
in the Council of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through
thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end of the
world; We beseech thee to be with the Council of thy Church here
assembled in thy Name and Presence. Save us from all error, ignorance,
pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech
thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our work, by the
mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of
Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed,
in all places, to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan,
and death; till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being
gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting
life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
¶ During, or before, the session of any General or Diocesan
Convention, the above Prayer may be used by all Congregations
of this Church, or of the Diocese concerned; the clause,
here assembled in thy Name, being changed to now assembled
(or about to assemble) in thy Name and Presence; and
the clause, govern us in our work, to govern them
in their work.
For the Church.
O gracious Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy holy Catholic
Church; that thou wouldest be pleased to fill it with all truth,
in all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in
error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it.
Where it is right, establish it; where it is in want, provide
for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of him
who died and rose again, and ever liveth to make intercession
for us, Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
For the Unity of God's People.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour,
the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart
the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away
all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from
godly union and concord: that as there is but one Body and one
Spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one
Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all of one
heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace,
of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify
thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell
on the face of the whole earth, and didst send thy blessed Son
to preach peace to them that are far off and to them that are
nigh; Grant that all men everywhere may seek after thee and find
thee. Bring the nations into thy fold, pour out thy Spirit upon
all flesh, and hasten thy kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ Or this.
Almighty God, whose compassions fail not, and whose loving-kindness
reacheth unto the world's end; We give thee humble thanks for
opening heathen lands to the light of thy truth; for making paths
in the deep waters and highways in the desert; and for planting
thy Church in all the earth. Grant, we beseech thee, unto us
thy servants, that with lively faith we may labour abundantly
to make known to all men thy blessed gift of eternal life; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For those who are to be admitted into
¶ To be used in the Weeks preceding the stated Times
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thyself
an universal Church by the precious blood of thy dear Son; Mercifully
look upon the same, and at this time so guide and govern the
minds of thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that
they may lay hands suddenly on no man, but faithfully and wisely
make choice of fit persons, to serve in the sacred Ministry of
thy Church. And to those who shall be ordained to any holy function,
give thy grace and heavenly benediction; that both by their life
and doctrine they may show forth thy glory, and set forward the
salvation of all men; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ Or this.
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine
providence hast appointed divers Orders in thy Church; Give thy
grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be called
to any office and administration in the same; and so replenish
them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency
of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory
of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Increase of the Ministry.
O Almighty God, look mercifully upon the world which thou hast
redeemed by the blood of thy dear Son, and incline the hearts
of many to dedicate themselves to the sacred Ministry of thy
Church; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Fruitful Seasons.
¶ To be used on Rogation Sunday and the Rogation
Almighty God, who hast blessed the earth that it should be fruitful
and bring forth whatsoever is needful for the life of man, and
hast commanded us to work with quietness, and eat our own bread;
Bless the labours of the husbandman, and grant such seasonable
weather that we may gather in the fruits of the earth, and ever
rejoice in thy goodness, to the praise of thy holy Name; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ Or this.
O Gracious Father, who openest thine hand and fillest all things
living with plenteousness; We beseech thee of thine infinite
goodness to hear us, who now make our prayers and supplications
unto thee. Remember not our sins, but thy promises of mercy.
Vouchsafe to bless the lands and multiply the harvests of the
world. Let thy breath go forth that it may renew the face of
the earth. Show thy loving-kindness, that our land may give her
increase; and so fill us with good things that the poor and needy
may give thanks unto thy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised
to all those who seek thy kingdom, and the righteousness thereof,
all things necessary to their bodily sustenance; Send us, we
beseech thee, in this our necessity, such moderate rain and showers,
that we may receive the fruits of the earth to our comfort, and
to thy honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Fair Weather.
Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of
thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains, wherewith
thou hast afflicted us. And we pray thee to send us such seasonable
weather, that the earth may, in due time, yield her increase
for our use and benefit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In Time of Dearth and Famine.
O God, heavenly Father, whose gift it is that the rain doth fall,
and the earth bring forth her increase; Behold, we beseech thee,
the afflictions of thy people; increase the fruits of the earth
by thy heavenly benediction; and grant that the scarcity and
dearth, which we now most justly suffer for our sins, may, through
thy goodness, be mercifully turned into plenty; for the love
of Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost,
be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
In Time of War and Tumults.
O Almighty God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose power
no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to
punish sinners, and to be merciful to those who truly repent;
Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of
our enemies; that we, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved
evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver
of all vic- tory; through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
In Time of Calamity.
O God, merciful and compassionate, who art ever ready to hear
the prayers of those who put their trust in thee; Graciously
hearken to us who call upon thee, and grant us thy help in this
our need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Army.
O Lord God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty
arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers of our country. Support
them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them
safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and
grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Navy.
Eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest
the raging of the sea; Vouchsafe to take into thy almighty and
most gracious protection our country's Navy, and all who serve
therein. Preserve them from the dangers of the sea, and from
the violence of the enemy; that they may be a safeguard unto
the United States of America, and a security for such as pass
on the seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants
of our land may in peace and quietness serve thee our God, to
the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living
and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants
who have laid down their lives in the service of our country.
Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the
good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
Colleges, and Universities.
Almighty God, we beseech thee, with thy gracious favour to behold
our universities, colleges, and schools, that knowledge may be
increased among us, and all good learning flourish and abound.
Bless all who teach and all who learn; and grant that in humility
of heart they may ever look unto thee, who art the fountain of
all wis- dom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who hast committed to thy
holy Church the care and nurture of thy children; Enlighten with
thy wisdom those who teach and those who learn, that, rejoicing
in the knowledge of thy truth, they may worship thee and serve
thee from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our
O Lord Jesus Christ, who dost embrace children with the arms
of thy mercy, and dost make them living members of thy Church;
Give them grace, we pray thee, to stand fast in thy faith, to
obey thy word, and to abide in thy love; that, being made strong
by thy Holy Spirit, they may resist temptation and overcome evil,
and may rejoice in the life that now is, and dwell with thee
in the life that is to come; through thy merits, O merciful Saviour,
who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest one
God, world without end. Amen.
For those about to be Confirmed.
O God, who through the teaching of thy Son Jesus Christ didst
prepare the disciples for the coming of the Comforter; Make ready,
we beseech thee, the hearts and minds of thy servants who at
this time are seeking to be strengthened by the gift of the Holy
Spirit through the laying on of hands, that, drawing near with
penitent and faithful hearts, they may evermore be filled with
the power of his divine indwelling; through the same Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
For Christian Service.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, whose blessed Son came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister; We beseech thee to bless all
who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of
their fellow men. Endue them with wisdom, patience, and courage
to strengthen the weak and raise up those who fall; that, being
inspired by thy love, they may worthily minister in thy Name
to the suffering, the friendless, and the needy; for the sake
of him who laid down his life for us, the same thy Son, our Saviour
Jesus Christ. Amen.
For Social Justice.
Almighty God, who hast created man in thine own image; Grant
us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace
with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom,
help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men
and nations, to the glory of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Man in his Work.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who declarest thy glory and
showest forth thy handiwork in the heavens and in the earth;
Deliver us, we beseech thee, in our several callings, from the
service of mammon, that we may do the work which thou givest
us to do, in truth, in beauty, and in righteousness, with singleness
of heart as thy servants, and to the benefit of our fellow men;
for the sake of him who came among us as one that serveth, thy
Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Family of Nations.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, guide, we beseech thee, the
Nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish
among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that
they may become the Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality.
O Most mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness,
we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from
our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister
to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and
grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we
may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth
to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Sick
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. 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.
In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him
to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy
glory; and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in
life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Sick Child.
Heavenly Father, watch with us, we pray thee, over the sick child
for whom our prayers are offered, and grant that he may
be restored to that perfect health which it is thine alone to
give; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Person
O Merciful God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy
holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the
children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows
of thy servant for whom our prayers are offered. Remember him,
O Lord, in mercy; endue his soul with patience; comfort
him with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance
upon him, and give him peace; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
For a Person, or Persons, going to Sea.
O Eternal God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest
the raging of the sea; We commend to thy almighty protection,
thy servant, for whose preservation on the great deep our prayers
are desired. Guard him, we beseech thee, from the dangers
of the sea, from sickness, from the violence of enemies, and
from every evil to which he may be exposed. Conduct him
in safety to the haven where he would be, with a grateful
sense of thy mercies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath
rememberest mercy; We humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, to
comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned
to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of
thy promises; that, trusting wholly in thy mercy, they may not
place their confidence anywhere but in thee. Relieve the distressed,
protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as thou
alone bringest light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant
to these thy servants, that by the power of thy Holy Spirit they
may be set free from the chains of sin, and may be brought to
newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Bidding Prayer.
¶ To be used before Sermons, or on Special Occasions.
¶ And NOTE, That the Minister, in his discretion, may omit
any of the clauses in this Prayer, or may add others, as occasion
Good Christian People, I bid your prayers for Christ's holy Catholic
Church, the blessed company of all faithful people; that it may
please God to confirm and strengthen it in purity of faith, in
holiness of life, and in perfectness of love, and to restore
to it the witness of visible unity; and more especially for that
branch of the same planted by God in this land, whereof we are
members; that in all things it may work according to God's will,
serve him faithfully, and worship him acceptably.
Ye shall pray for the President of these United States, and for
the Governor of this State, and for all that are in authority;
that all, and every one of them, may serve truly in their several
callings to the glory of God, and the edifying and well-governing
of the people, remembering the account they shall be called upon
to give at the last great day.
Ye shall also pray for the ministers of God's Holy Word and Sacraments;
for Bishops [and herein more especially for the Bishop of this
Diocese], that they may minister faithfully and wisely the discipline
of Christ; likewise for all Priests and Deacons [and herein more
especially for the Clergy here residing], that they may shine
as lights in the world, and in all things may adorn the doctrine
of God our Saviour.
And ye shall pray for a due supply of persons fitted to serve
God in the Ministry and in the State; and to that end, as well
as for the good education of all the youth of this land, ye shall
pray for all schools, colleges, and seminaries of sound and godly
learning, and for all whose hands are open for their maintenance;
that whatsoever tends to the advancement of true religion and
useful learning may for ever flourish and abound.
Ye shall pray for all the people of these United States, that
they may live in the true faith and fear of God, and in brotherly
charity one towards another.
Ye shall pray also for all who travel by land, sea, or air; for
all prisoners and captives; for all who are in sickness or in
sorrow; for all who have fallen into grievous sin; for all who,
through temptation, ignorance, helplessness, grief, trouble,
dread, or the near approach of death, especially need our prayers.
Ye shall also praise God for rain and sunshine; for the fruits
of the earth; for the products of all honest industry; and for
all his good gifts, temporal and spiritual, to us and to all
Finally, ye shall yield unto God most high praise and hearty
thanks for the wonderful grace and virtue declared in all his
saints, who have been the choice vessels of his grace and the
lights of the world in their several generations; and pray unto
God, that we may have grace to direct our lives after their good
examples; that, this life ended, we may be made partakers with
them of the glorious resurrection, and the life everlasting.
And now, brethren, summing up all our petitions, and all our
thanksgivings, in the words which Christ hath taught us, we make
bold to say,
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us
this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we
forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
¶To be used after the Collects of Morning or Evening
Prayer, or Communion, at the discretion of the Minister.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto thine Apostles, Peace I
leave with you, my peace I give unto you; Regard not our sins,
but the faith of thy Church; and grant to it that peace and unity
which is according to thy will, who livest and reignest with
the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these
our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants
towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among
all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever
be defended by thy most gracious and ready help; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the words which we
have heard this day with our out- ward ears, may, through thy
grace, be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring
forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise
of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings,
with thy most 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; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities
before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to
have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things which
for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot
ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen
Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those
who ask in thy Son's Name; We beseech thee mercifully to incline
thine ears to us who have now made our prayers and supplications
unto thee; and grant that those things which we have faithfully
asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to
the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy
glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ To be used after the General Thanksgiving, or,
when that is not said, before the final Prayer of Blessing or
A Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the
Fruits of the Earth and all the other Blessings of his merciful
Most gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up,
and the clouds drop down the dew; We yield thee unfeigned thanks
and praise for the return of seed-time and harvest, for the increase
of the ground and the gathering in of the fruits thereof, and
for all the other blessings of thy merciful providence bestowed
upon this nation and people. And, we beseech thee, give us a
just sense of these great mercies; such as may appear in our
lives by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all
our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and
the Holy Ghost, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.
The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth.
¶To be said when any Woman, being present in Church,
shall have desired to return thanks to Almighty God for her safe
Go to 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Almighty God, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast been
graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril
of child-birth, this woman, thy servant, who desireth now to
offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech
thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may faithfully
live according to thy will in this life, and also may be partaker
of everlasting glory in the life to come; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
O God, our heavenly Father, by whose gracious providence the
former and the latter rain descend upon the earth, that it may
bring forth fruit for the use of man; We give thee humble thanks
that it hath pleased thee to send us rain to our great comfort,
and to the glory of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For Fair Weather.
O Lord God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late visitation
of us with immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast
relieved and comforted our souls by this seasonable and blessed
change of weather; We praise and glorify thy holy Name for this
thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving-kindness from generation
to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Most merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard
the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity
into plenty; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special
bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness unto
us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increase, to thy
glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Peace, and Deliverance from our
O Almighty God, who art a strong tower of defence unto thy servants
against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving
for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers wherewith
we were compassed. We acknowledge it thy goodness that we were
not delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still
to continue such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may
know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Restoring Public Peace at Home.
O Eternal God, our heavenly Father, Who alone makest men to be
of one mind in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent
and unruly people; We bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased
thee to appease the seditious tumults which have been lately
raised up amongst us; most humbly beseeching thee to grant to
all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy
holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in
all godliness and honesty, may continually offer unto thee our
sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for these thy mercies towards
us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Recovery from Sickness.
O God, who art the giver of life, of health, and of safety; We
bless thy Name, that thou hast been pleased to deliver from his
bodily sickness this thy servant, who now desireth to return
thanks unto thee, in the presence of all thy people. Gracious
art thou, O Lord, and full of compassion to the children of men.
May his heart be duly impressed with a sense of thy merciful
goodness, and may he devote the residue of his
days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Child's Recovery from Sickness.
Almighty God and heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks
for that thou hast been graciously pleased to deliver from his
bodily sickness the child in whose behalf we bless and praise
thy Name, in the presence of all thy people. Grant, we beseech
thee, O gracious Father, that he, through thy help, may
both faithfully live in this world according to thy will, and
also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a Safe Return from a Journey.
Most gracious Lord, whose mercy is over all thy works; We praise
thy holy Name that thou hast been pleased to conduct in safety,
through the perils of the great deep (of his way), this thy servant,
who now desireth to return his thanks unto thee in thy
holy Church. May he be duly sensible of thy merciful providence
towards him, and ever express his thankfulness
by a holy trust in thee, and obedience to thy laws; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.