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Lord, do not lay any stumbling-blocks before us, that we should fall upon them and perish a. Let nothing be an occasion of falling to us b, but give us that great peace which they have that love thy law, whom nothing shall offend c.
And lead us, we pray thee, into all truth d ; lead us in thy truth, and teach us, for thou art the God of our salvatione. Show us thy ways, O God, and teach us thy paths, the paths of righteousness; O lead us in those paths for thy name's sake, that so we may be led beside the still waters g.
And deliver us, we pray thee, from the evil oneh; keep us that the wicked one touch us not, that he sow not his tares in the fields of our heartsį, that we be not ensnared by his wiles, or wounded by his fiery darts k, let the word of God abide in us, that we may be strong and may overcome the wicked onel.
Deliver us from every evil thing, we pray, that we may not do evil m: 0 deliver us from every evil work n, save us from our sins o, redeem us from all iniquity p, especially the sin that most easily besets usq: Hide pride from us r; remove from us the way of lying 8 ; let us not eat of sinner's dainties t: incline our hearts to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness u; and keep us that we never speak unadvisedly with our lips X. But especially keep back thy servants from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over us y.
Preserve us, we pray thee, that no evil thing may befal us z, and keep us from evil, that it may not hurt us a. O thou that savest by thy right hand, them which put their trust in thee, from those that rise up against them, show us thy marvellous loving kindness, and keep us as the apple of thine eye, hide us under the shadow of thy wings a. Keep that which we commit unto thee b. Thou that hast delivered, dost deliver c, and we trust and pray that thou wilt yet deliver, wilt deliver us from all our fears d. d make us to dwell safely, and grant that we may be quiet from the fear of evil ē. And bring us safe at last to thy holy mountain, where there is no prickling briar, or grieving thorn, nothing to hurt or destroy & For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory,
a Jer. vi. 21.
6 Rom. xiv. 14.
c Psal cxix. 165.
for ever. Amen. Father in heaven, let thy kingdom come, for thine is the kingdom, thou art God in heaven, and rulest over all the kingdoms of the heathen h: Let thy will be done, for thine is the poweri, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Let thy name be sanctified, for thine is the glory, and thou hast set thy glory above the heavens k.
Father in heaven, supply our wants, pardon our sins, and preserve us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, and thou art Lord over all, who. art rich to all that call upon theel. None can forgive sins but thou only m; let'thy power be great in pardoning our sins n: And since it is the glory of God to pardon sin, and to help the helplesso, help us, O God of our salvation ; for the glory of thy name deliver us,
an purge away our sins, for thy name's sake p.
a Psalm xvii. 7,8. 6 2 Tim. i. 12. d Psalm xxxiv. 4. e Prov. i 33. Isa. xi. 9.
h 2 Chron. xx 5. k Psalm viii. 1. | Rom. x. 12. d Numb, xiy. 17.. 0 Prov. xxv. 2.
c 2 Cor. i. 19. g
Ezek. xxxii. 24. i Jer. xxxii. 17. m Mark ii. 7. p Psalm lxxix. 9.
We desire in all our prayers to praise thee, for thou art great, and greatly to be praiseda. We praise thy kingdom, for it is an everlasting kingdom, and endures throughout all generations b, and the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre: Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness c: To thee belongeth mercy, and thou renderest to every man according to his works d.
We praise thy power, for thou hast a mighty arm, strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand, and yet judgment and justice are the habitation of thy throne, and truth shall go before thy face e. We praise thy glory, for the glory of the Lord shall 'endure for ever g. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. O let God be praised in his sanctuary, and praised in the firmament of his power; let him be praised for his mighty acts, and praised according to his excellent greatness. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord h. Hallelujah.
And forasmuch as we know that he heareth us, and whatsoever we ask, according to his will, in faith we have the petitions that we desired of him i, we will triumph in his praise k. Now know we that the Lord heareth his anointed I, and for his sake will hear us from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand; and therefore in token not only of our desire, but of our assurance to be heard in Christ's name, we say, Amen, Amen.
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, &c.
a Psalm cxlv. 3.
b Psalm cxlv. 13.
c Psalm xlv. 6, 7
Psalm civ. 31. k Psalm cvi. 47.
Some short forms of Prayer, for the use of those who may not
be able to collect for themselves out of the foregoing Materials.
A prayer to be used by Children O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee; my father's God, and I will extol thee.
Who is a God like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ?
Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. When my flesh and my
heart fail, thou art the strength of my heart, and portion for ever.
Thou madest me for thyself, to show forth thy praise.
But I am a sinner; I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
God be merciful to me a sinner.
O deliver me from the wrath to come, through Jesus, who died for me, and rose again.
Lord give me a new nature. Let Jesus Christ be formed in my soul, that to me to live may be Christ, and -to die may be gain.
Lord, I was in my baptism given up to thee: receive me graciously, and love me freely.
Lord Jesus, thou hast encouraged little children to come to thee, and hast said, that of such is the kingdom of God; I come to thee;: O make me a faithful subject of thy kingdom, take me up in thy arms, put thy hands upon me, and bless me.
O give me grace to redeem me from all iniquity, and particularly from the vanity which childhood and youth is subject to.
Lord, give me a wise and an understanding heart,
that I may know and do thy will in every thing, and may in nothing sin against thee.
Lord, grant that from my childhood I may know the holy scriptures, and may continue in the good things that I have learned.
Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me thy law graciously.
Lord, be thou a Father to me; teach me and guide me; provide for me, and protect me; and bless me, even
Father. Bless all my relations, (father, mother, brothers, sisters,) and give me grace to do my duty to them in every thing.
Lord, prepare for death, and give me wisely to consider my
latter end. O Lord, I thank thee for all thy mercies to me; for life and health, food and raiment, and for my education ; for my creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life: but above all for thine inestimable love, in the means of grace, and the hopes of glory.
Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift; blessed be God for JESUS CHRIST. Ņone but Christ, none but Christ for me.
Now to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, that great name into which I was baptized, be honour and glory, dominion and praise, for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Father, which art in heaven, &c. Another Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, in the
Words of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism. Our Father in Heaven, we come to thee as children to a father able and ready to help us.
We beseech thee, let thy name be sanctified; enable us and others to glorify thee in all that wherby thou hast made thyself known, and dispose of all things to thine own glory.