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thy Son, and that Thou hast made our Duty so necessary to our Happiness. Oh ! that we may all so effectually apply our Minds to the Consideration of thy manifold Mercies, that they may work in our Souls all those divine Virtues, Dispositions, and Affections, which they are designed by Thee to produce in us.
Extend thy Mercy, O God, to the whole World, that thy Name may be great among the Gentiles, from the rising of the Sun unto the going down of the fame.
Bless thy universal Church. Put an End to all Schism and Division, Strife and Contention; purify and cleanse it from Profaneness and Ungodliness, from Superstition, Heresy, and false Doctrine; and make it the Joy of the whole Earth. '•
Be gracious to these sinful Nations to which we belong; forgive our many and great Sins ; and particularly we pray Thee, pardon our Abuse of Time set apart for thy move immediate Worship; our Unthankfulness for the Light of thy Gospel, and walking contrary to its Precepts. Wash us thoroughly from our Iniquities, and cleanse us from our Sins: and grant, that by Unity and Charity, and Holiness of Life,
we may glorify thy great Name, and adorn the Doctrine of God our Saviour in alt Things.
Continue the Light of thy Gospel among us: Defeat and overthrow the Designs of evil Men, that would perverttheTruth of it.
Be thou pleased to further with thy Blessing all those good Designs that are for the Advancement of true Religion and Virtue. Let no Artisices of the Devil, or wicked Men, render them ineffectual.
Guide and defend our most gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; let hisDays be many, his Councils wife and religious, and his Reign happy to himself and People. Let a Sense of the inestimable Value of Souls, inspire all Bishops and Pastors, exciting them to promote and further the Salvation of Men, by Soundness of Doctrine, and Holiness of Life, and a due.-Adminlustration of thy Holy Sacraments. ,:
Let all Magistrates, and other, inferior Offieers,maintain and defend true Religion, encouraging Virtue and Goodness, and punishing aud suppressing all Profaneness and Ungodliness; and let all Men follow aftei Peace and Holiness, without which''nv Man shall see Thee.
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., Q;ihou that art the Father os Mercies, l-elieve all that are in Affliction, of ativ kind whatsoever; and grant that all mayhave cause to fay, It is good for them that they have been in Trouble.
Be gracious and favourable to us that are here before Thee;. forgive us all our Sins, and remember not the Iniquities of our holy Things. .Defend and protect us this Night from all those Dangers and Mischiefs that may justly overtake us: Refresh our frail Bodies with quiet and moderate Rest, and help us in tile renewed Strength thereof, vigorously to serve Thee in the faithful Discharge of the Duties of the following Day. And in that and all other Days, enable us to live to thy Honour and Glory; that in the End of them, we may live with Thee, through our Lord Jesus Christ; in whose prevailing Name and Words we sum up all our Want*.
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J Morning Prayer for a Family for any other Day in the Week.
r\ ETERNAL God, Creator and Pre**** server of all Mankind, Giver of all spiritual Grace, the Author of everlasting Life ; we thine unworthy Servants desire to praise thy Name for all the Expressions of thy Bounty towards us. We give thee Thanks that thou haft preserved us from many and great Dangers, wherewith we have been encompassed; that Thou hast brought us iafe to the Light of this Day; and that Thou hast refreshed us the past Night with quiet Rest and-Sleep. But, above all, we bless thy holy Name that rl hou hast given thy Son to die for our Sins, and to put us in a Way of being happy, if We obey Thee; and after all our wilful Abuse of thy Mercies, hast still Patience with us, to fee if we will sinish the Work Thou hast set us to do, and sit our Souls for eternal Glory.
Pardon, good Lord, we beseech Thee, all our former Sins, and all our Abuses of thy Forbearance and Long-suffering, for which we are now sorry at our Hearts. Give us Grace to lead more holy Lives, and to be more careful in improving all future Opportunities. Make thyself present to our Minds, and let thy Love and thy Fear rule in our Souls, in all those Places and Companies where our Occasions shall lead us this Day.
Keep us chaste in all our Thoughts; temperate in all our Enjoyments; humble in all our Opinions of ourselves ;charitable in all our Speeches of others; meek and peaceable under all Provocations; sincere and faithful in all our Professions; and so just and upright in all our Dealings, that no Necessity may force, nor Opportunity in any Kind allure us to defraud or over-reach our Neighbour. When Thou bestowest Good on others, let us not envy, but rejoice in it; and when thou addest any to ourselves, let us own thy Mercy, and humbly thank Thee fork.
Afford us convenient Supplies in all our reasonable Necessities, and protect us against the Approach of all Dangers ; make us diligent in our Affairs, and give such Success to our lawful Endeavours asThou seest best and most expedient for us ; teach us contentedly to submit, and not to repine at any Thing that happens by the Allotment of thy wife Providence.
In all our Passage through this World, and our manifold Concerns in it, suffer not our Hearts to be too much set upon it; but always six our Minds upon the blessed Hope of an everlasting Life, that as we go along, we may make all the Things of this World y minister