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ly brought us to the beginning of this day; defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we sall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that which is righteous in thy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Almen.
THE LITANY, or GENERAL SUPPLICATION.
O GOD, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon us miserable sinners. O God, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon ws miserable sinners. O God, who by thy Son hast redeemed the world, have mercy upon us miserable sinners. O God, who by thy Son hast redeemed the world, have mercy upon us miserable sinners. O God, who by thy holy Spirit dost govern, direct, and sanctify the hearts of thy faithful servants, have mercy upon us miserable sinners. O God, who by thy holy Spirit dost govern, direct, and sanctify the hearts of
thy faithful servants, have mercy upon us miserable Slomers. Remember not, Lord, our offences, neither take thou vengeance of our sins; spare us, good Lord, spare thy people whom thou hast redeemed by the most precious blood of thy Son, and be not angry with us for ever. Spare us, good Lord. From all evil and mischief; from sin; from the assaults of temptation, from thy wrath, and from everlasting destruction, Good Lord, deliver us. From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness; from all inordinate and sinful affections, and from all the deceitful allurements of this transitory world, Good Lord, deliver us. From lightning, and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle, and murder, and from death unprepared for, Good Lord, deliver us. From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word and commandment, Good Lord, deliver us. In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity, in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us. We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God, and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy church universal in the right way; and to illuminate all ministers of the gospel with true knowledge, and understanding of thy word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, to show it accordingy; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to endue the President of these United States, the Governor of this Commonwealth, the Judges and Magistrates, and all others in authority, with wisdom and understanding; giving them grace to execute justice and to maintain truth; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to bless all colleges and seminaries of learning; all
instructers of youth, and all means of true knowledge, virtue, and piety; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people; to give to all nations, unity, peace, and concord; and to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments; We beseech thee to hear ws, good Lord. That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to hear meekly thy word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit; We beseech thee to hear ws, good Lord. That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived; to strengthen such as do stand ; to comfort and help the weak hearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to give us victory over all temptations; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to succour, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;
to preserve all whotravel by land or by water, all sick persons and young children; to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives; to defend, and provide for, the fatherless children and widows, and all who are desolate and oppressed; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men ; We beseech thee to hear als, good Lord. That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts; PWe beseech thee to hear ws, good Lord. That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so that in due time we may enjoy them; We beseech thee to hear ood Lord. hat it may please thee to give us true repentance, to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy word; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord,
O Lord, grant us thy peace. Lord,have mercy upon us. O Lord, deal not with us after our sins; JNeither reward us after our iniquities.
WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy name, turn from us all those evils which we most justly have deserved; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honor and glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Jlmen.
The three Prayers following are to be read in the JMorning, at those times when the Litany is not said.
A PRAYER For RULERs.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, who dost from th throne beholdall the dwellers upon the earth; most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold the President, Vice President, and Congress of the United States, and so replenish them with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts, that in all their deliberations they may be enabled to promote the national prosperity, and to secure the peace, liberty, and safety of the United States throughout all generations. This we humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER FoR THE CLERGY AND PEOPLE.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art the author of every good and perfect gift; send down upon all ministers of the gospel, and upon all congregations committed to their charge, the needful spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for thine infinite mercy's sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR ALL CoNDITIONs of MEN.
OGOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men, that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy Saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of thy holy church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness, all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body or estate ; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions; and this we humbly ask as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If any desire the Prayers of the Congregation, the
JNotes are to be readhere, by the JMinister, followed by the appropriate Prayers or Thanksgivtngs.
A GENERAL THANKSGIVING,
ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unseignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and
by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord ; in whose name we ascribe unto thee all honour and glory, world without end. Almen.
A CoNCLUDING PRAYER.
ALMIGHTY God,who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, and hast promised by thy beloved Son, that where two or three are gathered together in his name, thou wilt grant their requests; fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy Servants, as may be most expedient for them, granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Almen.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Almen.
END OF MORNING PRAYER.