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ND lest, through our frailty, or the temptations grace to reform which encompass us, we be 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 to wards thee, and towards men; that sowe may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
ND accept, O Lord, our inter- The Inter
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 the 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.
our prayers, O Lord, we join
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.
IN particular, we beseech thee to
continue thy gracious protection through the tion to us this night. Defend us nigh 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.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the 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.
PSALMS OF DAVID
THE FIRST DAY.
PSALM 1. Beatus vir qui non abiit.
LESSED is the man that hath not walked in
ungodly, nor stood
in the way of sinners and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD: and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the water-side that will bring forth his fruit in due
4 His leaf also shall not wither and look, whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper.
5 As for the ungodly, it is not so with them. but they are like the chaff, which the wind scattereth away from the face of the earth.
Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand in the judgment: neither the sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
7 But the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous and the way of the ungodly shall perish.
PSALM 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes?
WHY do the heathen so furiously rage to
gether and why do imagine. a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together: against the LORD, and against his Anointed :
3 Let us break their bonds asunder: and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath and vex them in his sore displeasure: 6 Yet have I set my King: upon my holy hill of Sion.
7 I will preach the law, whereof the LORD hath said unto me: Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
8 Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance: and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be learned, ye that are judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD in fear: and rejoice unto him with reverence.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way: if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
PSALM 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?
LORD, how are they increased that trouble rise
2 Many one there be that say of my soul : There is no help for him in his God.
3 But thou, O LORD, art my defender: thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head.
4 I did call upon the LORD with my voice : and he heard me out of his holy hill.