« AnteriorContinuar »
Let the Salvation of my precious Soul be my constant Care and Concern; grant that I may never forget the one Thing needful; but give all Diligence to make my Calling' and Election sure; that endeavouring in all Things to approve myself thy faithful Servant, I may from serving Thee here upon Earth * be admitted, in thy good appointed Time, to the praising Thee eternally in thy everlasting Kingdom, through the Merits of my compassionate- Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Inter cejfmi.
/**% God, who art loving-unto every Man, ^•^ and whose Mercy is over all thy "Works-, I beseech Thee to extend thy Pity and Compassion to the whole Race of Mankind: Let the bright Beams of thy Gospel &me into all the Corners of the Earth: that-those who sit in-Darkness may come totfoe Knowledge and Practice of thy Laws, and their Souls be saved in the great Day of the Lord Jesus.
More particularly, O Lord, be mereifus to these Nations to which I belong; pardon
our great and crying Sins, and avert from us the Evils which we have most justly deserved: Put a Stop to all Profaneneft, Irreligion, and Impiety; to all our unhappy Strifes and Animosities; and let Truth and Righteousness, brotherly Love and Charity, flourish and increase among us.
Be gracious to thy holy Catholic Church; and especially to that Part of it, which thou hast planted in these Kingdoms; Heal the Breaches and Divisions of it; and grant that it may flourish and abound in trus Piety and Virtue, Peace and Charity.
Bless especially our Sovereign Lord the King, protect his Person, direct: his Councils, prosper his Government, and make him an Instrument, in thy Hands, of great Good to these Kingdoms.
Inspire the Pastors and Governors of thy Church, with a Spirit of true Religion and Goodness; and make them zealous and diligent to promote it, in all those who are under their Charge.
Bless the Magistrates, the Nobility, Gentry, and Commons of these Realms. Grant that they may all study to serve Thee, and to discharge the Duties of their several Stations, always remembering the great Account which they must one Day
Ea Be Be merciful, O God, to all that are in any Affliction or Distress; that labour under Poverty or Persecution; under bodily Pains or Diseases, or under Temptation or Trouble of Mind.; be pleased, O Lord, to support and comfort them, and in thy good Time to deliver them, according to thy great Mercy,
Send down the Graces of thy Holy Spirit upon all my Friends and Relations;
Let this be v*. [Particularly my Father and rud as every one Mother, my Brothers and Sisstands related. ters . my jear Wife, and Chil
dren} pardon all oui Sins; unite our Hearts in a mutual Love of each other; «nd vouchsafe to every one of us, (arid all others that either pray for me or desirri my Prayers) whatever thy insinite Wisdom knows to be most needful and expedient both for our Souls and Bodies. Reward all those who have been any Ways instrumental to my Good; and forgive those that have done, or wished me Evil, and grant them Repentance and better Minds.
And now, O merciful Father, I offer up
The Thank/- to thy Divine Majesty my ungi-vivg. feigned Praises in return for
all those numberless Mercies and Benesits which thou hast; vouchsafed me; more particularly I bless thy holy Name for the Mercies of the Day past; for whatever Sin I have escaped, and whatever Good I have done; for preserving me in health and Safety; for providing so plentifully for me; for continuing to me the Enjoyment of so many Comforts: and for delivering me from the Evils which I have most justly deserved, and to which I am continually exposed. But above all, I bless and magnify thy holy Name, for the Foundation of these and all thy other Mercies, through thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
O Lord, give me Grace to make a right Use and Im- God'» "fw provement of all thy Mercies, uon the ensuing Vouchsafe me the Conti- ***• nuance of thy Favour and Protection : Take me this Night under the Care of thy good Providence; preserve me from all Evil, but especially from that of Sin.; keep me from Fire and Thieves, and from every Adversity of Soul and Body; and after the comfortable Refreshments of Rest and Sleep, raise me up, I humbly pray Thee, in Health and Safety, with a Heart full of Love to Thee, and Zeal to thy Service, through Jesus Christ our blessed Saviour
E 3 and and Redeemer; in whose prevailing Name, and in the fullest Sense of whose Words, I pray to be heard,
Our Father, &c.
A Prayer for Monday Morning.
O FATHER of Mercies, and God of all Comfort! Thou art the sweet Refreshment of our Souls, and the constant Preserver and Support of our Bodies: By Thee have I been holden up ever since I was born; and by thy Goodness it is, that I have been preserved the Night past from all Perils and Dangers, and that my frail Body has been refreshed with quiet and comfortable Rest. Great and numberless have been thy Mercies to me, O God; for which I desire, with an humble and thankful Heart, to bless and praise thy holy Name.
O that a Sense of thy Goodness may be always present to my Mind; that so the Remembrance of thy past Favours may beo-et in me such an humble Reliance on thy fatherly Care and good Providence, that I may perfectly resign myself to thy Disposal iu all Things, and entirely submit to