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O Holy, Blefjed, and Glorious Trinity, three Perfons and one God, have mercy upon me a miserable sinner! Lord, I know not what to pray for as lought, Olet thy Spirit help my in. firmities, and inable me to offer up a Spiritual Sacrifice, ac. ceptable to Thee by fesus Chrift!
$. 11. The Prayer. GLORY be to Thee, O my God, who, in Compassion to humane weakness, which is not capable of an uninterrup. ted Contemplation of Thee, such as the Saints have above, haft appointed a solemo.Day on purpose for thy RemembranceGlo: ry be to Thee for proportioning a Seventh part of our Time to thy self, and liberally indulging the remainder to our own use. Let me ever esteem it my Priviledge and my Happiness to have a Day of Reft set apart for thy Service, and the Concerns of my own soul; to have a Day free from Distractions, disingaged from the World, wherein I have nothing to do, but to praise and to love Thee. Give me grace to worship Thee in my-Closet, and in the Family, and in the Congregation; to spend it in doing Good, works of Necessity, Devotion, and Charity, in Reading, Prayer, and Praife, Hearing and Meditation. O let it be ever to me a Day sacred to Divine Love, a Day of heavenly Rest and Refreshment. [ * And grant, O Lord, I may not only give Thee due Worship my self, but may give Rest and Leisure also to my Family, to * This to be on all under my Charge, to serve
And mitted if have indulge ease to my very Beasts, fence good Men none. And this are merciful even to them, and seeing thing if none. Fourth Commandment injoyns all this.jo
blela sed Spirit, who on the Firft Day of the Week didft descend in miraculous Gifts and Graces on ih' Apostles, descend upon nic, may
be always in the Spirit on the Lori's Day. And lince the Blessing of Everlasting Salvation, which we Christians on thy Day commemorate, coes wonderfully exceed the Creation commemorated by the Jews; O let our Love and Praise, Devotion and Zeal proportionably exceed theirs also : And this I beg for Jesus Christ his fake, our Lord and Savior, in whose most prevailing Name and Words I further call upon
9. 12. PUB Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. 'Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us
our trespaffes, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation , but deliver us from evil. For chine is the kingdom , and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. S. Mat.6.9 10 13.
. 13. The Blessing. Always, only changing the Word Day into Night in the Evening, and leaving out the Words [thine own) on Working days, and turning me into us, when pray with others.
THE Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God the Father, and the most sweet,and comfortable and allifting Influence of God the Holy Ghost be with me, bless, provide for, direct, comfort and protect me both in soul and Body, this [thine own] day, and for evermore. Amen.
S. 14. A Conclusion.any time. O Lord; pardon the wandrings and coldness of these Petitions, and deal with me, not according either to my prayers or deserts, but according to my Needs, and thine own rich Mercies in Jesus Christ, and all for his fake l humbly pray Thee. Amen. A Morning Prayer on Sunday for a Family.
S. 15. A Preface. LORD, pardon our unpreparedness, and unfutableness of heart for Communion with Thee our God : and fit and prepare our unfit and unprepared hearts and Souls unto Prayer.
S. 16. The Prayer. O Lord most high, O God eternal, all whose Works are glorious, and whose Thoughts are very deep; there can be no better thing than to praise thy Name, and to declare thy Loving-kindness in the Morning on thy holy and blessed Sabbath day : for it is thy will and Commandment that we shou'd Sav&ify this Day to thy Service and praise; and in the thankful Remembrance, as of the Creation of the World by the power of thy Word, so of the Redemption of Mankind by the Death of thy Son. Thine, O LORD, we confess is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come of Thee, and Thou reigneft over all, and in thine hand is power and might,
md in thine hand it is to make great , and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, o our God, we thank Thee and praise thy glo. rious Name, that whereas we wretche: lianers have so many ways provoked thy Majesty to anger and displeasure, Thou, notwithtanding of thy favor and goodness (paling by our profanzess and infirmities, ) haft vouchsafed to add one Sabbath more unto the number of our days; vouchsafe, O heavenly Father, for the Merits of Jesus Christ thy fon (whole glorious Resurrection thy whole church celebrates this day, ) to pardon and forgive us all our sins and misdeeds. Cleanse our souls, O Lord, from those filthy sins with the Bloud of thy most pure and undefiled Lamb, which taketh away the fans of the world, and let thy Holy Spirit more and more subdue our Corruptions, that we may be renewed after thine owo Image to serve Thee in newness of life, and holinefs of conversation. And as of thy Mercy Thou hast brought us to the beginning of this blessed day; so, we beseech Thee, make it a day of Reconciliation betwixt our Sinful Souls and ihy Divine Majesty. Give us grace to make it a Day of Repentance unto Thee, that thy Goodness may seal it to be a Day of Pardon unto us ; and that we may remember that the keeping holy of This is a Commandment which thine own Finger hath written ; that on this day we might meditate on thy glorious Works of our Creation and Redemption and learn how to know and keep all the rest of thy holy Laws and Commandments. And when we shall, with the rest of the holy Assembly, appear before thy presence in thy House, to offer unto Thee our Morning Sacrifice of Praise and Prayer, and to hear what thy Spirit by the preaching of thy Word shall speak unto thy servants. Oh! let not our lips stand as a cloud to stop our Prayers from ascending unto Thee, or to keep back thy Grace from descending by thy Word into our hearts. We know,O Lord, and trembleto think, that three parts one good feed falls upon bad ground: O let not our hearts be like the High-way, which, thro hardness and want of true Understanding, receives not the seed till the wicked one comes and catches it away; nor like to the Sto• ney ground which receives the Word with gladness for a time but falls away when affliction or persecution arises for the Word's fake; nor like the Thorny ground which, by the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of Riches, chokes the Word which it hears, and makes it altogether unfruitful; but that,
like unto the good Ground, we may bearthy Word with bone) and good hearts , understand it and keep it, and bring forth Frui with patience in that measure which thy Wisdom shall sed meet for thy Glory and our everlastiog comfort. Open likewise, we beseech Thee, the door of Utterance unto thy faithful servant whom Thou hast sent unto us to open our eyes, and to turn us from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan inte God, that we may receive forgiveness of Sins, and inheritance among them which are Sanétified by Faith in Christ. And give us Grace to submit our felves unto his Ministry, as wel when he terrifies us with Judgments, as when he comfort us with thy Mercies, and that we may have him in fingu lar Love for his works fake; because he watches for ou Souls, as he that must give account for the same unto hi Master. And help us to behave our selves in the holy Con gregation with comeliness and reverence , as in thy Presence, and in the sight of thy holy Angels. Keep us from Drowsiness and Sleeping, and from all Wandring thoughts,and Worldly imaginations. Sanctify our Memories that they may be apt to receive, and firm to remember those good and profitable Doctrines which shall be taught us out of thy word; and that throʻ th' aslistance of thy Holy Spirit we may put the fame Lessons in practice, for our Direction in Prosperity, for our Confolation in Misery, for th’ Amendment of our Lives, and the Glory of thị Name. And that This Day, which godless and profane persons spend in their own lusts and pleasures, we, as thy obedient servants, may make our chief de. light, to Consecrate to thy Glory and Honor, not doing our own ways, nor seeking our own Wills, nor speaking vain Words: but that Ceasing from the Works of Sin as well as of our ordinary Calling, we may, thro’thy Blessing, feel in our hearts the beginning of that Éternal Sabbath, which, in unspeakable Joy and Glory, we lhall celebrate with Saints and Angels, to thy Praise and Worship, in thy Heavenly Kingdom for evermore. All which we humbly crave at thy hands in the Name and Mediation of our Lord Jesus,in that Form of Prayer which Hehas taught us. OPG Father, which art &c.
The Blefing, $ $.13, 4:17. A Conclusion. any time.
Nem unto Him ihat is able to Do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Untoldim be glory in the Church by Christe Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Imen.
9.18, The Meditation in the way to Church,alwaies.
as the Harth panteth after the water. brooks:fo panteth my soul atter Thee. God:for one day in thy Courts is better thin a thousand [elswhere.] I had rather be a Door-keeper in the House of my God, than to dwell in the Tents of wickedness. I wili come into thine House, even upon the multitude of thy mercy; and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy Tenple.
$. 19. Entring into the Church.always. hom dreadful is this place ! This is none other but the House of God, and this is the gate of Heaven; furely the LORD is in this place, God is in this .People of a truth. LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honor dwellerh.
S. 20. Kneeling afsoon as in the Seat.any time. ONE thing have I delired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the House of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his Temple: Therefore will I offer.in thy dwelling an oblation with great gladness; I will fing, and speak praises unto Thee, O LORD. Hearken unto my voice, O LORD, when I cry unto Thee, have mercy upon me, and hear me. Amen.
II. At the Publick Exercises of the Church. 9.21. First, WHEN Prayers begin we must lay aside our own private Meditations, and joyn heartily with the Min. ifter, and the whole Church in Praying and in Singing, &c. as being one Body of Christ, conforming our felves in the Actions of Standing, Kneeling, and such indifferent ceremonies to the manner of our Church for Decency, Avoiding scandal,Continance of charity, and in Testimony of our obedience, and of the sweer harmony there is in us bet w cen our Bodies and Sou's in'the Worship we pay to the Creator of both.'Standing at the Sentences, Exlortation, Gloria Patri (except in the Litany. ) Pfalms, (and I see no reason why not in Singing, as well
as in Reading them, ) Te Deum, Magnificat, Benedicite, Benei dictus, Nunc dimittis, Creed, and Gospel; Kneeling at the Con
feffion, Abfolution, Prayers , Ten Commandments, Blessing, and Sacrament; Sitting at the Lessons and Epistle : Turning towards the Communion table at rehearsing the Creed and Bowing at the Name of Jesus; Keeping our hats of all the while we are there, in reverence to God's more especial.