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save your souls. Be ye doers of The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. the word; and not hearers on
Y have heard that it hath ly, deceiving your own selves. been said, Thou shalt love For if any be a hearer of the thy neighbour and hate thine word and not a doer, he is like enemy. But I say unto you, unto a man beholding his natu-love your enemies, bless them ral face in a glass; for he be-that curse you, do good to holdeth himself and goeth his them that hate you, and pray way, and straightway forget-forthemwhich despitefullyuse teth what manner of man he you and persecute you : that was. But whoso looketh into ye may be the children of your the perfect law of liberty, and Father which is in heaven; for continueth therein, he being he maketh his sun to rise on not a forgetful hearer, but a the evil and on the good, and doer of the work, this man sendeth rain on the just and shall be blessed in his deed. If on thc unjust. For if ye love any man among you seem to them which love you, what rebe religious, and bridieth notward have ye? do not even the his tongue, but deceiveth his Publicans the same? Orif ye own heart, this man's religion salute your brethren only,what is vain. Pure religion and un-do ye more than others ? do defiled before God and the Fa-not even the Publicans so? Be ther is this: to visit the father-ye therefore perfect, even as less and widows in their afllic-your Father which is in hea tion, and to keep himself un-ren is perfect. spotted from the world.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
MORNING PRAYER. The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think profier, say as follows,
all kneeling : OUR Father, who art in Heaven ; Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy Kingdom conie; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive uis 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.
soul and bod. A Nao since it is of thy mercy, O gracious
Acknowledg LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in ment of God's mercy and pre- being; we, thy needy creatures, render thee cially through our humble praises, for thy preservation of us the night past, from the beginning of our lives to this day, and
especially for having delivered us from the dan* When distur. bances of any vidence we owe it, "(that no disturbance hath
gers of the past night. To thy watchful proÞind befall a Pamily, in. come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are stead of this, brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) say, that not. For these thy mercies, we bless and magnify withstanding thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee we are bror to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise in safety to the and thanksgiving; for bis sake who lay down in beginning of the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our this day Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Dedication of ND,
Father, that to God's service, with are:
lives; we here dedicate both our souls and our solution to be bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righgrowing daily teous, and godly life: In which resolution, do in goodness. thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the huowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prajer for grace to enabie BUT, O God, whoknowest the weakness and
corruption of our nature, and the manifold its to perform that resolution.
temptations which we daily meet with; we hum
bly beseech thce to have compassion on ourin. firmities, 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 ihy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to 11s, 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. For grace to
N particular, we implore thy grace and prous the following
perate in our meals and drinks, and diligent in God's blessing our several callings. Grant us patience under on the business any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and of the same.
minds always contented with our present * On Sunday Morncondition. Give us grace to be just and ing instead of this upright in all our dealings ; quiet and say, and let thy Ho
ly Spirit accompa. peaceable; full of compassion; and rea
ny us to the place dy to do good to all men, according to of thy public wor. our abilities and opportunities. Direct ship, making us seus in all our ways (and prosper the rious and attentive, works of our hands in the business of our and raising our several stations.) Defend us from all minds from the dangers and adversities; and be graci- world to the consi
thoughts of this ously pleased to take us and all things deration of the next, belonging to us under thy Fatherly care that we may ferand protection. These things, and what, vently join in the ever else thou shalt see necessary and prayers and praises convenient to us, we humbly beg, through listen to our duty the merits and mediation of thy Son Je- with honest hearts, sus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. in order to practise
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
EVENING PRAYER. f The Family being together, a little before Bed time, let the
Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling :
UR Father, who art in Heaven; Hallowed be thy
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 Pow. er, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
OST Merciful God, who art of purer Confession of
eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast sins, with promised forgiveness to all those who confess prayer for conand forsake their sins; we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness,
Here, let acknowledging our manifold trangressions of him who reads thy righteous laws *. But, O gracious Father, make a short who desirest not the death of a sinner, look pause, that eveupon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and for- ryone may segive us all our transgressions. Make us deep- the sins and ly sensible of the great evil of them; and work failings of tha: in us an hearty contrition;
trition and pare don.
that we may
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. Prayer for ND lest,
temptations which and grow better. drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech
thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whateveris amiss in the temperand 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 of. fence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Interces ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for zion.
all mankind. 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.
O our prayers, O Lord, we join our un. giving
feigned thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of coul 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 redeemus from sin and eternal death and in giving us the know. ledge 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
The Thanks. To
In particular we beseech thee to continue
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.
Prayer for thy gracious protection to us this night. God's protecDefend us from all dangers and mischiefs, and tionthrough the from the fear of them; that we may enjoy
following 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 clust; 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 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,
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discre
tion of the Minister.
SELECTION I. Their sound is gone out inPsalm xix. Cæli cnarrant.
to all lands; and their words
into the ends of the world. THE heavens declare the In them hath he set a ta
glory of God; and the bernacle for the sun ; which firmament showeth his handycometh forth as a bridegroom work.
out of his chamber, and reOne day telleth another; joiceth as a giant to run his and one night certifieth an-course. other.
It goeth forth from the ut. There is neither speech nor termost part of the heaven, language; but their voices are and runneth about unto the heard among them. end of it again ; and there :