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be pleased, our Father, to grant unto us this evening a sweet sense of thy forgiveness.
Family.—O Father, graciously forgive us all the sins we have committed this day, and grant us the sweet sense of thy pardon and love.
Father.—O Thou searcher of all hearts, enable each one of us this evening individually and alone to examine ourselves with all closeness, and sincerity, and godliness, as to our thoughts, our feelings, our words, and our actions, during the day. May we scrutinise with all godly severity every motive of action we have had, and may we try ourselves, not by the standards of men, but by the Holy Law of God. Lead each one of us to see how far we are wanting when tried in this balance, and may we feel that godly sorrow which we ought to feel on account of our many shortcomings and transgressions. May we all see our daily need of being washed in the blood of Christ: wash us therein, O Lord, this evening, and may we lie down in peace with thee through the atonement of our Redeemer, and may we have joy in the Holy Ghost.
Family.—O Lord God, lead each one of us most closely and sincerely to examine all the motives and all the actions of the day. May we see our need of washing in the blood of Christ: O wash us now therein that we may be clean, and may we have peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Father.—We pray, O Lord, this evening, that thy blessing may rest on all our relatives, on all our friends, and on all our acquaintances. Forgive them the sins of this day: lead them all to the Lord Jesus Christ: and may they be blessed in him here and hereafter.
Family.—Grant, O Lord, thy gracious blessing in Christ Jesus unto all our friends.
Father.—O Lord, vouchsafe this evening thy abun
dant blessing to all thy people, to all who call on thy name in Christ Jesus out of a pure heart. May grace and mercy and peace be abundantly multiplied unto them all. May they grow in grace, may they be united in one heart and soul, and may they in all things adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour. Be pleased to grant, O Lord, that the number of those who love thee in the Lord Jesus Christ may daily and abundantly increase.
Family.—Grant thy rich blessing, O God, unto all thy people, and may their numbers greatly increase.
Father.—Have pity, O Lord, we beseech thee, on this dark, and ignorant, and sinful world. O let the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shine forth and enlighten all nations. May thy Holy Word be translated into all languages, may it be put into the hands of every individual, may'all be taught to read it, and may the Holy Spirit be poured down abundantly, that thy will may be done on earth as it is done in heaven.
Family.—O Lord, have mercy on the world at large, and send forth thy light and truth to all nations, that thy name may be glorified from the rising to the setting sun.
Father.—Pity, O Lord, the Poor, and the Distressed, around us, and every where: and most graciously come, O Lord, to their relief in thy holy time and way. Make us, O God, who have received so many mercies, make us hourly thankful to thee for all our enjoyments, and may we see them all coming from thy hand; and in humility, and gratitude, and joy, may we partake of all thy benefits.
Family.—O Lord, pity all who are in distress, and make us truly thankful for all the blessings we enjoy.
Father.—Bless, O Lord, our Native Land. Guide and direct and bless our King: may he glorify thee here, and be glorified with thee hereafter. Bless also, we pray thee, his Ministers; and bless our Legislators, and all who are in authority in this nation. Grant, O Lord, in thy goodness towards us, that True Religion, Knowledge, Righteousness, and Plenty may prevail throughout the land.
Family.—Graciously, O God, bless our King, and all in authority among us.
Father.—And now, Our Father and our God, into thy most gracious hands we commend ourselves through the silent hours of the night Guard us all from every harm, we beseech thee; grant us refreshing sleep during the night; in health and strength of body and of mind may we awake in the morning; and may our first thoughts, on awaking, be thoughts of gratitude, and devotion, and love towards thee.
Family.—Our Father, grant us thy gracious blessing through the night, in the morning, and for ever and ever.
Father.—O Lord, hear us, forgive us, and bless us, for our Redeemer's sake: amen.
Family.—O Lord, hear us, forgive us, and bless us, for our Redeemer's sake: amen, and amen.
MORNING FAMILY WORSHIP:
THE LORD'S DAY.
Father.—Let us Pray.
Father—Almighty and Everlasting God, grant us grace, we beseech thee, to come into thy presence, and to worship thee, at this time, with reverence and with godly fear. Withdraw our minds from every thing but thy worship and service in which we are now immediately engaged. May thy presence, O God, be with us, according to thy promise. Graciously instruct us from thy word; let us sing thy praise with melody in our hearts; and pour out on us a spirit of prayer: and O may we find thy presence sweet, refreshing, and edifying to our souls whilst we are thus waiting upon thee. Vouchsafe unto us these blessings, O our God, for the sake of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Father.—Our 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 trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Fam ily. —Amen.
Father.—The portion of Holy Scripture for this morning is, &c. [The Scriptures will then be read.]
Father.—Let us sing to the praise and the glory of God:—" The Lord of Sabbath &c."
1. The Lord of Sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the blest;
Employ an endless rest. ■
Thus, Lord, while we remember Thee,
We blessed and pious grow;
Triumphant here below.
2. On this glad day a brighter scene
Of glory was displayed,
This universe was made:
With grief and pain extreme:
'Twas greater to redeem.
Father.—Let us Pray.
Father.—Almighty God, Father of the Universe, God of mercy and love, most graciously look down from on high, upon this family here assembled to worship thee together on this thy holy day. O Lord our God, most graciously shine on us with the light of thy countenance whilst we offer up our united prayers to thee at this time at thy throne of grace.
Family.—O God our Father, most graciously look on us, and give us thy blessing at this time in waiting upon thee.
Father.—O Lord God, we draw near to thee as sinners, for such we ever have been, and such we now are. We are alienated from thee, O God, yea we are corrupted and vile before thee, both in body and in mind. We are truly guilty, O Most Holy God, and we are righteously condemned. But, O Lord God