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trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. ALMIGHTY and everlasting Acknowledgment A God, in whom we live and
of God's mercy and preservation, espe
are move and have our being; We, cially through the
night past. thy needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it, [*that no disturbance hath come nigh
· *When disturb
ances of any kind us or our dwelling; but that we befall a family, in
stead of this, say, are brought in safety to the be that notwithstand
ing our dangers, we ginning of this day.) For these
are brought in safethy mercies, we bless and mag- ty to the beginning
of this day. nify thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. AND since it is of thy mercy,
Dedication of soul A O gracious Father, that and body, to Gods
service, with a resoanother day is added to our lution to be growing lives; We here dedicate both daily in goodness. our souls and our bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. RUT, O God, who knowest
Prayer for grace D the weakness and corrup- to enable us to pertion of our nature, and the tion.
form that resolumanifold temptations which we daily meet with; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give
us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. TN particular, we implore thy For grace to I grace and protection for the war the following ensuing day. Keep us temper day, and for ate in our meats and drinks, and on the business diligent in our several callings.
of the same. Grant us patience under any af
* On Sunday flictions thou shalt see fit to lay
say, and let thy on us, and minds always con
Holy Spirit actented with our present condi company us to
the place of thy tion. Give us grace to be just public worship, and upright in all our dealings;
making us seri. quiet and peaceable; full of com tive, and raising passion; and ready to do good the thoughts of to all men, according to our
this world to the abilities and opportunities. Di the next; that
we may ferrect us in all our ways, [*and
vently join in prosper the works of our hands the prayers and
praises of thy in the business of our several stations.] Defend us from all
duty with hon. dangers and adversities; and be est' hearts, in graciously pleased to take us, and tise it. all things belonging to us, under thy fatherly care and protection. These things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
morning, in stead of this,
ous and atten
our minds from
order to prac.
M\HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the
I love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
The Family being together, a little before bed-time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say de
follows, all kneeling. OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be
I thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. ÑOST merciful God, who art of Confession of M purer eyes than to behold sins, with a
prayer for coniniquity, and hast promised for- trilon ana par. giveness to all those who confess and forsake their sins; We come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous * Here let him laws.* But, o gracious Father, who desirest not the death of a
that every one sinner, look upon us, we beseech con fe88 the sins
and failings of thee, in mercy, and forgive us that day. all our transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
who reads make a short pause,
AND lest, through our own Prayer for A frailty, or the temptations grace to reform
encompass us we he and grow better. drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee, and towards men; that sowe may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
AND accept, O Lord, our inter-' The InterA cessions for all mankind. cession. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities; for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
mo our prayers, O Lord, we join I our unfeigned thanks for all
thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us,' notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day; beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us, and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. TN particular, we beseech thee to Prayer for I continue thy gracious protec- Godere pot
tion through the tion to us this night. Defend us night following. from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state that we may never be afraid to die; so that, living and dying, we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose Name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. MHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the
I love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
On Sundays, and on other days when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament..