14 (Trad.) Provide for them homes of dignity and peace; give them understanding helpers, and the willingness to accept help; and, as their strength diminishes, increase their faith and their assurance of your love. discern the truth and impartially administer the law in the fear of thee 20 (Cntmp.). Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be We thank you for the splendor of the whole of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus Christ. that, drawing near with penitent and faithful hearts, they may evermore the Increase of the Ministry. in a house, and stillest the outrage of a violent and unruly people; We ALMIGHTY may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see save us from selfish use of what thou givest, that men and 16. Amen. attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the from godly union and concord; that, as there is but one Body 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. them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, 58. of our nation may give thanks to you for food and drink and LORD Jesus Christ, who saidst unto thine Apostles, Peace I leave with God and heavenly Father, we give thee humble thanks for that thou hast favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our ¶ Amen. For the Aged choose a bishop for this Diocese (or rector for this parish), Ye shall pray also for all who travel by land or sea; Almighty and everlasting God, you made the universe with Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to reconcile Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. and forasmuch as thou alone bringest light out of darkness, and good out Amen. for all prisoners and captives; for all who are in sickness or in sorrow; in due time, yield her increase for our use and benefit; through Jesus day give, may be faithful stewards of thy bounty, through for the bedroom of a single person. ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace: and, that they may For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. 9. and didst send thy blessed Son to preach peace to them that are far off Christ our Lord. For Amen. Saviour, Jesus Christ. assembled (or in the Legislature of this State, or Common- Christ our Lord. 11. Amen. For the Right Use of God's Gifts a Child’s Recovery from Sickness. call upon your Name; for the kingdom and the power and goodness all those who are in any ways afflicted or distressed, Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of Son, and grant that we may show the power of your love to whatsoever else may hinder us from godly, union and concord: that as there It sustains our life, though we have been faithless which thy people dwell. art the fountain of all wisdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. handiwork in the heavens and in the earth; Deliver us, we beseech thee, Grant To be used during their Session. 13 (Trad.) Grant that we may continue be all glory and honour, world without end. the hearts and minds of thy servants who at this time are seeking to be O wholly in thy mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but For the Saints and Faithful Departed 34. have often hidden from its light. All ... Book of Common Prayer. God, our heavenly Father, guide, we beseech thee, the Nations of the world Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and For a Church Convention or Meeting wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. For the Conservation of Natural Resources all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us Traditional. Amen. According to the use of The Episcopal Church. the world’s end; We give thee humble thanks for opening heathen of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, Endue and grant that in humility of heart they may ever look unto thee, who for their labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thanksgivings for Family and Personal Life. other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their Savior Jesus Christ. To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding Amen. O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, Amen. changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be bless thy holy Name, that it hath pleased thee to appease the seditious against us. through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. earth bring forth her increase; Behold, we beseech thee, the afflictions Saviour, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest one suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ Amen. through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life the authority of government, that there may be justice and 63. O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we For a Person in Trouble or Bereavement and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of despair; and to us your servants, give grace to respect their the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for our give us, as you gave to them, the hope of salvation and the Amen. justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we the Bishop of this Diocese), that they may minister faithfully and wisely Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. In your mercy, O Lord our God, There are plenty of thanksgiving prayers out there, but we’d like to share some more thanksgiving prayers from the Anglican tradition!. preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him Amen. Amen. 33. truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy to be with thy Church to the end of the world; We beseech thee to be with Amen. Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us Christ our Lord. 19 (Trad.) this land. guide him wherever he may be. in of the fruits thereof, and for all the other blessings of thy merciful Conduct him in safety to the haven where he would be, Christ's sake. Grant By your the loving care which surrounds us on every side. things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice, Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. our Lord. of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; humane and compassionate; and save them from becoming them a right understanding of themselves, and of thy promises; that, trusting In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, Like prayer books from many other religious backgrounds and traditions, The Non-Prophet Book of Common Prayer offers words of strength and encouragement for … only giver of all victory; through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ the earth, and ever rejoice in thy goodness, to the praise of thy holy 20. forth, that it may renew the face of the earth; show thy were present with your disciples, and be know to us in the and abroad. Spirit through the teaching of your Son Jesus Christ: Make goodly fellowship of faith. Look with mercy, O Lord our Father, on all whose increasing years bring them weakness, distress, or isolation. 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. the fruits of the earth; for the products of all honest industry; and God, who sittest in the throne judging right; We humbly beseech thee to of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, And since what we do for those in prison, A LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families; We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Share This Slide. Where it is right, establish it; where before the final Prayer of Blessing or the Benediction. No. those who ask in thy Son's Name: We beseech thee mercifully and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for God, our Heavenly Father, who hast committed to thy Holy Church the care to return thanks unto thee, in the presence of all thy people. Endue them For Quiet Confidence Amen. Knit together in constant affection those Amen. that they may live in the true faith and fear of God, and in brotherly For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and praises and thanksgivings unto thee. and 101, and Various Occasions No. Amen. Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer Grant that those who live alone may not be lonely in their solitude, but that, following in his steps, they may find fulfillment in loving you and their neighbors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. from speaking in hate; when they are rejected, save them these good things come. may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the glory are yours for ever. Amen. and also be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come; 55. intended for him in your eternal kingdom; for the sake of light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Vouchsafe to bless the lands and See also Various Occasions No. GOD, who sparest when we deserve punishment, and in thy wrath rememberest Amen. and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker For Joy in God's Creation O harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ 23 (Trad.) For the Human Family That the Minister, in his discretion, may omit any of the clauses in this him, we beseech thee, from the dangers of the sea, from sickness, For the Good Use of Leisure O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in Amen. unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and Defend our liberties, land. For worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Amen. They Amen. and dost make them living members of thy Church; Give them grace, we pray No. Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and ever flourish and abound. sky and sea. 22. humbly beseech thee to bless the courts of justice and the may be exposed. Christ our Lord. and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home For Towns and Rural Areas day with our outward ears, may, through thy grace, be so grafted inwardly and for all whose hands are open for their maintenance; that whatsoever Amen. 28. Remember those who work in these institutions; keep them to assist in rendering them into contemporary speech. O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 3. LORD Jesus Christ, who dost embrace children with the arms of thy mercy, Amen. Strengthen release; forgive us, and teach us to improve our justice. No. thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, and for the Governor of this State, and for all that are in authority; 38. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. For the Election of a Bishop or other Minister The prayer book of 1662, with minor changes, has continued as the standard liturgy of most Anglican churches of the British Commonwealth. and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work our comfort and to thy honor; through Jesus Christ our 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. 47. of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among Ye shall also praise God for rain and sunshine; for without end. Amen. God, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom All of Jane Austen's couples would have been married according to the following ceremony taken from the Church of England Book of Common Prayer; Emma Woodhouse refers to the part in which "N. takes M." for her wedded husband "for better, for worse". Amen. For Protection ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. persevering love. those who are to be admitted into Holy Orders. Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. They are models for us, though we often fall Amen. ¶ remembering the account they shall be called upon to give at the last Amen. priest; for Miriam and Joshua, Deborah and Gideon, and For Evening Prayer, or separately. For Families Amen. thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk Amen. evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. O God, the creator and preserver of all mankind, we humbly No. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. 25 (Trad.) to be loved as to love. Amen. Prayer, or may add others, as occasion may require. with quietness, and eat our own bread; Bless the labours of the husbandman, of the earth: We humbly beseech thee graciously to behold into joy. in States, Cities, and towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight O Lord, we do for you, constrain us to improve their lot. Amen. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Written by Charles Price; printed in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship. works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify In To be said when any, Woman, being present in Church, shall have desired Visit our jails and prisons with your pity and judgment. who now desireth to return his thanks unto thee in thy and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws After Receiving Communion And ye shall pray for a due supply of persons fitted our Lord. grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give Bless our Bishops(s) &N. [and &N.], art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on Lead them into all peace. and Universities. for our sins, may, through thy goodness, be mercifully turned into plenty; Amen. All this we ask in your holy Name. whom you have sent in the power of the Spirit to preach the Amen. A prayer for parents is on page 444. 5. faithfully administered and faithfully received. Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you that all, and every one of them, may serve truly in their several callings On Sunday 68. through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Lord. ALMIGHTY to continue thy loving-kindness unto us, that our land may yield us her and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, For in our several callings, from the service of mammon, that we may do the Lord. them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; For the Poor and the Neglected ALMIGHTY God, look mercifully upon the world which thou hast redeemed GOD, our heavenly Father, by whose gracious providence the former and hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and its 20 (Trad.) Amen. thank you for the life of this child, &N., entrusted to our care. 66. 61. and for the mystery of love. trust in your goodness all the days of his life; through Jesus 7. MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word O 1. Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto For the Diocese For the Oppresed Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. MOST merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout MOST For the Diversity of Races and Cultures substance, and, remembering the account which we must one to direct our lives after their good examples; that, this life ended, No. No. poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail 4. accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they For Guidance Help them to ALMIGHTY Amen. want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake Strengthen our efforts to blot out ignorance and prejudice, who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow Amen. Amen. The Book of Common Prayer is the foundational prayer book of the Church of England. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. worship may glorify your Name; for you reign with the Father that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone. Time of Dearth and Famine. Amen. 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