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2. Thou shalt grant the king a long life : that his years may endure throughout all generations.

3. He shall dwell before God for ever : 0 prepare Thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.

4. So will I always sing praises unto Thy Name : that I may daily perform my vows.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

PSALM 89.

1. Thou hast made a covenant, O Lord, with Thy chosen : and with Thy holy oil Thou hast anointed him.

2. Let Thy hand hold him fast : and Thy arm strengthen him.

3. Let not the enemy be able to do him violence : and let not the son of wickedness hurt him.

4. Smite down his foes before his face : and plague them that hate him.

5. Let Thy truth also and Thy mercy be with him : and in Thy Name let his horn be exalted.

6. Let him say, Thou art his Father, his God, and his strong salvation.

7. Let Thy mercy be kept for him evermore : and let Thy covenant stand fast with him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

The Antiphona. Behold, O God, our defender, and look upon the face of Thine anointed.

The Lesson.

1 Tim. ii. 1. I will, therefore, that prayers and supplications, with giving of thanks, be made for all men: for kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may live a quiet and a peaceable life PRAYERS, in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable

in the sight of God our Saviour.

Vers. O Lord, save the king.
Resp. And mercifully hear us when we call upon Thee.

The Prayers.

I.

Almighty God, Whose kingdom is everlasting, and power infinite; Have mercy upon the whole congregation; and so rule the heart of Thy chosen servant CHARLES, our king and governor, that he (knowing Whose minister he is) may above all things seek Thy honour and glory : and that we his subjects (duly considering Whose authority he hath), may faithfully serve, honour, and humbly obey him, in Thee and for Thee, according to Thy blessed word and ordinance; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

II.

Almighty and everlasting God, we are taught by Thy holy Word, that the hearts of kings are in Thy rule and governance, and that Thou dost dispose and turn them as it seemeth best to Thy godly wisdom : We humbly beseech Thee so to dispose and govern the heart of CHARLES Thy servant, our king and governor, that in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever seek Thy honour and glory, and study to preserve Thy people committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness : Grant this, o merciful Father, for Thy dear Son's sake, Jesu Christ our Lord. Amen.

III.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, to save and defend all Christian kings, princes, and governors, and specially Thy servant CHARLES our king; that under him we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto his whole Council, and to all that be put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of God's true religion and virtue. Amen.

IV.

O Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only ruler of princes, Which dost from Thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech Thee with Thy favour to behold our most gracious sovereign lord, king CHARLES; and so replenish him with the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to Thy will, and walk in Thy way; Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies : and finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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regali. things, give ear, we beseech Thee, unto our humble prayers, and multiply Thy blessings upon Thy servant our sovereign, king CHARLES, whom in all lowly devotion we commend unto Thy high Majesty: that, being b strengthened with the faith of Abraham, endued with the mildness of Moses, armed with the magnanimity of Joshua, exalted with the humility of David, beautified with the wisdom of Solomon, and replenished with the goodness and holiness of them all, he may walk uprightly before Thee, in the way of righteousness; and, like a mighty king, may be powerful over his enemies, governing his people with equity, and preserving Thy Church with truth and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

VI.

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God, the unspeakable Author of the world, Creator of Lib. Reg. men, Governor of empires, and establisher of all kingdoms, Who out of the loins of our father Abraham didst choose a King, that became the Saviour of all kings and nations of the earth; bless, we beseech Thee, Thy faithful servant, and

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PRAYERS. our dread sovereign lord, king CHARLES, with the richest

blessings of Thy grace. Establish him in the throne of his kingdom by Thy mighty aid and protection ; visit him as Thou didst visit Moses in the bush, Joshua in the battle, Gideon in the field, and Samuel in the temple. Let the dew of Thine abundant mercies fall upon his head, and give unto him the blessing of David and Solomon. Be unto him an helmet of salvation against the face of his enemies, and a strong tower of defence in the time of adversity. Let his reign be prosperous and his days many. Let peace, and love, and holiness; let justice and truth, and all Christian virtues, flourish in his time: let his people serve him with honour and obedience, and let him so duly serve Thee here on earth, that he may hereafter everlastingly reign with Thee in heaven, thorow Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

VII.

Lib. Reg.

Look down, Almighty God, with Thy favourable countenance upon Thine anointed, and our glorious king. Bless him as Thou didst bless Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and pour upon him the fulness of Thy mercy and grace. Give unto him of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn, and wine, and oil, and plenty of all things long to continue: that in his time there may be health in our country, and peace throughout all his kingdoms: that the glory of his royal court may shine forth far and near in the eyes of all nations, even through Him Who is the King of kings, and Lord of all things, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

VIII.

Lib. Reg.

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that our sovereign lord the king may be a most mighty protector of his people, and a religious defender of Thy sacred faith, a bountiful comforter of Thy holy Church, a glorious triumpher over all his enemies, a gracious governor unto all his subjects, and a happy father of many children, to rule this nation by succession in all ages, thorow Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for the Queen.

I.

Almighty God, the fountain of all mercy, we humbly beseech Thee to pour down the riches of Thine abundant goodness upon the head of Thine handmaid, our most gracious queen Mary, that she, being continually beautified with the royal ornaments of Thy heavenly grace, may be holy and devout as Esther, loving to the king as Rachel, fruitful as Leah, wise as Rebecca, faithful and obedient as Sarah ; and with long life and glory continuing in her high and princely estate here, she may at last be brought to the great happiness of Thine everlasting estate hereafter, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

II.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we be taught by Thy holy Word, that the bringing forth of children and the fruitfulness of the womb is in Thy rule and governance, an heritage and blessing that cometh from the Lord : we humbly beseech Thee so to dispose, comfort, and bless Thine humble handmaid, our most gracious queen Mary, that she may grow up as a fruitful vine upon the walls of the king's house, and become a joyful mother of many children, to the joy and welfare of this kingdom, and to the glory of Thy holy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

III.

O God, from Whom all good graces do proceed, we beseech Thee to multiply upon Thy devoted handmaid, our gracious queen, the manifold gifts of Thy holy Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness, and fulfil her, O Lord, with the Spirit of Thy holy fear, for Jesus Christ His sake. Amen.

IV.

Almighty God, bless her with the blessings of heaven above, and the blessings of the earth beneath. Let peace

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