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of thy Grace subdue in me all those rebel"lious and corrupt Affections that exalt themselves against thee; that being a faithful Subject of thy Kingdom of Grace here, I may not fail to attain thy Kingdom of Glory hereafter. | Enable me, O Lord, by thy Grace, chearfully to submit to thy Will in all thy Dispensations, and readily to perform all thy Commands. Give me that heavenly Zeal to thy Service, wherewith the blessed Angels of thy Presence are inspired, that I may never be weary of well-doing nor slacken my Endeavours after the Attainment of everlasting Life; but obeying thee with the like Fervour and Alacrity that they do, I may be joined with them to fing eternal Praises to God, and to the Lamb for ever.
O Lord, vouchsafe me that continual Supply of thy Grace and Holy Spirit, which may sustain and nourish my Soul unto Life eternal; and be thou pleafed also to provide for my Body, whatever in thy great Wisdom feest to be fitting for me.
O Lord! I confess I have, by my Sins, i rendered myself unworthy of the daily
Bread thou feedeft me withal; but, 0 let thy tender Mercies abound towards me, in the Forgiveness of all my Sins; and since I
have much to be forgiven myself, make me always ready to forgive others likewise, and to endeavour, as much as is possible, to be merciful, even as thou my Father in Heaven art merciful.. .
But because the Frailty of Man without thee cannot but fall, o do thou strengthen me against the many Temptations which daily assault me ; leave me not under the Power and Dominion of Sin, but save me, and deliver me for thy Mercy's Sake in Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, be all Glory, Honour, Power and Dominion, throughout all Ages. Amen.
A Prayer for Friday Evening. MOST Great, most Holy, and most
Glorious Lord God! thou hast created the Heavens and the Earth, and all Things that are therein ; thou upholdest : them all by the Power of thy Word, and the Host of Heaven praiseth thee : What am I, that I should presume to speak unto thee, or to lift up iny Eyes to that Place of Purity where thou dwelleft?
O Lord! thou hatelt Iniquity with a perfect Hatred, yet I am allured, that thou delightest in the Ways of Mercy ; that thou
art a tender Lover of Souds; and not only permittest, but invitest us, miserable Creatures, to come unto thee. · With humble Confidence, then, O Lord, I lift up my Soul unto thee, beseeching thee, in much Mercy to look upon me, and to ease me of the Burden of my corrupt and sinful Inclinations : O cast me not away from thy Presence; but for the Sake of my dear Redeemer, receive me gracia oufly to thy Mercy; and let the Merit of his bitter Death and Passion atone for all the Follies and Miscarriages of my Life paft. Forgive, I meekly beseech thee, whatever † have done amiss this Day, and all my Life past, either against thee, my Neighbour, or myfelf; O cleanfe me from all my secret and unknown Tranfgressions : And, o merciful Father, grant that I may feriously consider and reflect upon the Foulness and Deformity of Sin; and what dreadful Threatenings thou haft denounced against it; that I may become a true and fincere Mourner for my past Sios, and, as far as is possible, redeemn my mif-spent Time, by employing the Remainder of my Days in thy Service, and to thy Glory. Ó make me wise unto Salvation, and give me that Hatred and Abhorrence of Sin and Ini.
quity, that I may abstain from every Kind and Sort of Evil..
Give me, O Lord, a new Heart, new Affections, and new Desires ; that I may love thee with more fincerity, and serve thee with greater Faithfulness than I have ever yet done. . . : Convince me of the Vanity and Uncer.. tainty of all Things here below, and grant : that I may make thee my only Joy and my Delight, my Stay and my Trust, my Guide and my Counsellor; and be so delighted with the Ways of thy Commandments, that one Day in thy Service may be dearer to me, than a thousand spent in Vanity and Folly.... : :. Teach mé, O Lord, .. fo to number my Days, that I may apply my Heart unto true Wisdom; and grant that in the Days of Health and Profperity, I may consider my latter End, and remember and provide for that great Account which I must one Day give before the Judgment-feat of Chrift; that when the Hour of my Departure shall come, I may meet Death without Fear and Amazement; and with a well grounded Hope of thy Mercy and Goodness, inay chearfully resign up my Soul into thy Hands, and may be willing, and even desirous to leave this world, when thou my God, in thy great Wifdom, shalt see it fitting. O Lord ! let me never be separated from
w thee; but grant that I may be of the Number of thy faithful and obedient Servants, who are united to thee by Grace and good Works in this Life, and will hereafter live with thee in endless Bliss and Happiness; through the Merits, and for the Sake of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and only Saviour.
O Lord, to thy merciful Providence I commend the Wants and Neceflities of all Mankind; cause the Light of thy glorious Gospel to shine in all the dark Corners of the Earth. In a more especial Manner, I pray for the Good and Welfare of this Church and Nation to which I belong, befeeching thee to pardon all our Sins, to turn away thy Displeasure from us, and to make us a peculiar People zealous of good Works..
Protect and defend our Sovereign Lord the King, and grant that'under him we may lead quiet and peaceable Lives, in all Godliness and Honesty.". :. Bless the Work of Faith, and Labour of Love, of all those who zealously endeavour to stop the Torrent of Vice, and to pro