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50. In Affliction.
ALMIGHTY and most Merciful God, Who hast appointed us to
endure sufferings and death with our Lord Jesus Christ, before we enter with Him into eternal glory: Grant me grace at all times to subject myself to Thy holy will, and to continue steadfast in the true faith unto the end of my life, and at all times to find peace and joy in the blessed hope of the resurrection of the dead, and of the glory of the world to come; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
51. When Sick or Wounded.
LORD Jesus Christ, Who by Thy purity and patience under suffering didst hallow earthly pain and give us an example of holy obedience to the Father's will: Be near me, I pray Thee, in the hours of weakness and pain; sustain me by Thy grace that my strength and courage fail not; grant me patience and heal me, if it be Thy will; and help me ever to believe that what may befall the body is but of little moment if Thou but hold my soul in life, O my Lord and Saviour, Who livest and reignest, etc.
52. When Sick or Wounded.
LORD Jesus Christ, give unto me at all times a patient spirit, willing
and ready to wait and pray, that I may not be weary of Thy chastening, but cast my burden upon Thee with all cheerfulness and confidence, knowing that Thou carest for me, and wilt sustain me; Who livest and reignest, etc. Amen.
53. For a Happy Death.
CONFIRM, I beseech Thee, Almighty God, Thine unworthy servant
in Thy grace; that in the hour of my death the adversary may not prevail against me, but that I may be found worthy of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen..
54. For our Loved Ones.
LORD God, we humbly beseech Thee to bless and keep our kindred and friends, from whom we are separated in this time of war; and grant that, having been again united, we may be one in Thy praise, giving Thee thanks for all Thy mercies and tender care; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
55. Before Battle.
EAVENLY Father, I know Thou art very near me, and in this hour
wrong which I have done, and graciously to forgive me for Jesus' sake; give me courage and strength for this hour to go forward trusting wholly in Thee, that whether I live or die, I am Thine, with Thee, in Thy care, now and eternally. Amen.
56. After Battle.
UR Father, Who art in Heaven, Thou hast been my Help and Protection; I humbly give Thee my worship and thanks that Thou hast been with me and preserved me through these hours of danger and brought me forth again in safety; let me never be unmindful of these Thy mercies and help me to show forth, by a life devoted to Thy service, the fullness of my thankful heart; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
57. After Battle.
LORD God, Heavenly Father, from Whom without ceasing we receive exceeding abundantly all good gifts, and Who daily of Thy pure grace guardest us against all evil: Grant us, we beseech Thee, Thy Holy Spirit, that acknowledging with our whole heart all this Thy goodness, we may now and evermore thank and praise Thy loving kindness and tender mercy; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
58. For Answer to Prayer.
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.
ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
¶ In the absence of a Chaplain or Minister this Order may be used by any Christian man. It may be abbreviated as necessity requires.
A Hymn may be sung.
IN the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
HEARD a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.
HAVE fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day; and not to me only but to all those that love His appearing.
ALL flesh is grass and all the goodliness thereof as the flower of the
field: the grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
¶ Psalm 23, or other suitable Psalm may be read.
One or more of the following passages of Holy Scripture may be read, or instead thereof, I Cor. 15: 20-26; 51-57; John 11: 25-27; 14: 1-6; Rom. 8:35-39; I Pet. 1: 3-9.
I Thess. 4:14, 18.
FOR efore comfort
if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also
one another with these words.
John 5:24, 25.
VERILY, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and be
lieveth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
Rev. 21:3, 4.
ND I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the taber
shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
¶In cases of necessity, the Order may begin at this place.
AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. Or:
IN the midst of life we are in death. Of whom may we seek for succor,
but of Thee, O Lord, Who for our sins art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour: Suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from Thee.
¶Then shall be said:
FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God to take out of this
world the soul of our brother (comrade), we commit his body to the ground (deep), looking for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Let us pray.
All shall say:
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
ALMIGHTY and most Merciful God, Who hast appointed us to en
dure sufferings and death with our Lord Jesus Christ, before we enter with Him into eternal glory: Grant us grace at all times to subject ourselves to Thy holy will, and to continue steadfast in the true faith unto the end of our lives, and at all times to find peace and joy in the blessed hope of the resurrection of the dead, and of the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
LORD Jesus Christ, Who will come again to judge the quick and the dead, and call forth all who sleep in the graves, either to the resurrection of life or the resurrection of condemnation: We beseech Thee to be gracious to us, and to raise us up to life everlasting, that we may be and abide with Thee for ever; Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
LORD Jesus Christ, Who by Thy death didst take away the sting of death: Grant unto us Thy servants so to follow in faith where Thou hast led the way, that we may at length fall peacefully asleep in Thee, and awake after Thy likeness; through Thy mercy, Who livest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.
Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.