A Form of Prayer with Thanksgivinging;

To be used yearly on the xxix. day of May;

Being the day of the His Majesties Birth, and happy Return to His Kingdoms.

    The Service of the Day shall be the same with the usual Office for Holidays in all things; except where it is hereafter otherwise appointed.

    If this Day shall happen to be Ascension-day, Whitsunday, or Trinity-Sunday, only the Collects of this Office are to be added to the serveral Services for those Festivals in their proper places. If it shall happen to be any other Sunday, or to be Munday, or Tuesday in Whitsun-week, the Collects shall be used as before, and also the proper Psalms here appointed, instead of those of ordinary course, and all the rest of this Office omitted.

Morning Prayer shall begin with this Sentence

I EXHORT, that, first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For Kings, and for all that are in Authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty: For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3

Instead of Venite Exultemus shall be said or sung this Hymn following; one Verse by the Priest, another by the Clerk and people.

O COME, let us sing unto the LORD: let us heartiy rejoyce in the strength of our salvation.
      Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; and show our selves glad in him with psalms.
      For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psal. xcv. 1, 2, 3.
      With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.
      The Lord declared his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
      He hath remembered his mercy and truth towards the house of Israel: all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God. Psal. xcviii. 2, 3, 4.
      For he hath found David his servant: with his holy oyl hath he anointed him.
      His hand hath held him fast: and his arm hath strengthened him.
      The enemy hath not been able to do him violence: the son of wickedness hath not hurt him.
      He hath smitten down his foes before his face: and plagued them that hated him.
      His truth also, and his mercy hath been with him: and in his Name is his horn exalted.
      He hath set his dominion also in the sea: and his right hand in the flouds. Psal. lxxxix 21-26.
      Therefore all the Kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD: for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
      Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: that great is the glory of the Lord. Psal. cxxxviii 4-5.
      My mouth also shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever. Psal. cxlv. 21.
      Glory 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.

  Proper Psalms. xx, xxi, lxxxv, cxviii.
  Proper Lessons { The First, 2 Sam. xix. 9.
The Second, Rom. xiii.

    In the Suffrages after the Creed there shall be inserted and used for the King.
      Priest. O Lord, save the King.
      Answer. Who putteth his trust in thee.
      Priest. Send him help from thy holy place.
      Answer. And evermore mightily defend him.
      Priest. Let his enemies have no advantage against him.
      Answer. Let not the wicked approach to hurt him.

    Instead of the first Collect for Morning Prayer shall these two which next follow be used.

O LORD God of our salvation, who hath been exceedingly gracious unto this land, and by thy miraculous providence hath delivered us out of our late miserable conditions, by restoring to us our dread Sovereign Lord, thy servant, King CHARLES; We are now here before thee with all due thankfulness to acknowledge thine unspeakable goodness this day shewed unto us, and to offer up our sacrifice of praise unto thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our unfeigned, though unworthy oblation of our selves; vowing all holy obedience in thought, word, and work unto thy divine Majesty; and promising in thee, and for thee all loyal and dutiful allegience to thine Annointed servant, and to his heirs after him: whom we beseech thee to bless with all encrease of grace, honor, and happiness in this world, and to crown with immortality and glory in the world to come; for Jesus Christ his sake, our only Lord and Savior. Amen.

O GOD, who by thy divine providence and goodness didst this day first bring forth into this world, and didst this day also bring back and restore unto us, and to his own just and undoubted rights our most gracious Sovereign Lord thy servant King CHARLES; Preserve his life, and establish his throne, we beseech thee. Be unto him a helmet of salvation against the face of his enemies, and a strong tower of defence in the time of trouble. Let his Reign be prosperous and his days many. Let justice, truth, and holiness; let peace, and love, and all Christian vertues flourish in his time. Let his people serve him with honour and obedience; and let him so duly serve thee on earth, that he may hereafter everlastingly reign with thee in heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    In the end of the Litany (which shall always be used upon this Day) after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.] shall this be said which followeth.
O LORD God, most merciful Father, who of thy especial grace and favor didst this day bring home unto us thy servant King CHARLES our Soveraign, and place him in the throne of this Kingdom, thereby restoring to us the publick and free protection of thy true Religion and worship, to the great comfort and joy of our hearts; We thine unworthy servants, here assembled together to celebrate the memory of this thy mercy, most humbly beseech thee to grant us grace, that we may always shew our selves truly and unfeignedly thankful unto thee for the same: and that our gracious King may through thy mercy continue his Reign over us in all vertue, godliness, and honour, many, and many years; and that we dutifully obeying him, as faithful and loyal subjects, may long enjoy him with the continuance of thy great blessings, which by him thou hast vouchsafed unto us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Immediately before the Prayer of St. Chrysostom, use the Collect of Thanksgiving, [For Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies].
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.

    In the Communion Service between the Commandments and the Epistle, shall these two Collects be used, instead of the Collect for the King, and that of the day.
O MOST gracious God, and merciful Father, who hast by thy infinite power and goodness safely and quietly, after so many and great troubles and adversities, setled thy servant our Soveraign Lord King CHARLES in the throne of his Fathers, (notwithstanding all the power and malice of his enemies) restoring unto us with him, and by him the free protection of thy sacred truth and Gospel, together with our former peace and prosperity; We beseech thee to grant him the defence of thy salvation, and to shew forth thy loving kindness, and mercy to him; and to stir up continually in our hearts all faithful duty and loyalty towards him, with a religious obedience, and thankfulness unto thee for these and all other thy mercies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that our Soveraign Lord the King, whom thou didst this day happily bring home, and restore to us, may be a mighty protector of his people, a religious defender of thy sacred Faith, and of the holy Church among us, a glorious conqueror over all his enemies, and gracious government unto all his subjects, and a happy father of many children to rule this Nation by succession in all ages, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11.

DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorifie God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lords sake: whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16.

AND they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a peny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cesars. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cesar the things which are Cesars; and unto God the things that are Gods. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

    After the Prayer [For the whole state of Christ's Church, &c.] this Collect following shall be used.

O LORD our God, who upholdeth and governeth all things in heaven and earth; Receive our humble praise with our thanksgiving for our Soveraign Lord CHARLES, set over us by thy grace and providence to be our King; And so, together with him, bless the whole Royal Family with the dew of thy heavenly Spirit, that they, ever trusting in thy goodness, protected by thy power, and crowned with thy gracious and endless favour, may continue before thee in health, peace, joy, and honour, a long and happy life upon earth, and after death obtain everlasting life and glory in the kingdom of heaven, by the merits and mediation of Christ Jesus our Savior; who with the Father, and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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