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Prayers from various Books of Common Prayer

For Freedom from Worry

(from the Canadian Book of Common Prayer)

O Lord, who hast pity for all our weakness; Put away from us worry and every anxious fear, that, having ended the labours of the day as in thy sight, and committing our tasks, ourselves, and all we love into thy keeping, we may, now that night cometh, receive as from thee thy priceless gift of sleep; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Protection through the Night

(from the Canadian Book of Common Prayer)

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Blessing on the Industries of this Country

(from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book)

O Almighty Father, who through thy Son Jesus Christ has consecrated labour to be the blessing of mankind: Prosper, we pray thee, the industries of this land; defend those who are engaged therein from all perils, and grant that they may rejoice in the fruits of thy bounty, and bless thee for thy loving-kindness; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Missions Here at Home

(from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book)

O Lord Jesus Christ, thou good Shepherd of the sheep, who didst come to seek that which was lost: We beseech thee to be present in thy power with the Missions of thy Church in this land. Shew forth thy compassion to the helpless, enlighten the ignorant, succor those in peril, and bring home the wanderers in safety to thy fold; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

For the Conversion of the Heathen

(from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book)

O God of all the nations of the earth, remember the multitudes of the heathen, who, though created in thine image, are ignorant of thy love; and, according to the propitiation of thy Son Jesus Christ, grant that by the prayers and labours of thy holy Church they may be delivered from all superstition and unbelief, and brought to worship thee; through him whom thou hast sent to be our salvation, the Resurrection and the Life of all the faithful, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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