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nour of her Lord, be filled with his spirit, and partake of his glory. Amen. In mercy
remember the King; preserve his person in health and honour, his crown in wealth and dignity, his kingdom in peace and plenty, the churches under his protection in p'ety and knowledge, and a strict anu holy religion ; keep him perpetually in thy fear and favour, and crown him with glory and immortality. Amen.
Remember them that minister about holy things; let them be clothed with righteousness, and sing with joyfulness. Amen.
Bless thy servant (my wife or husband) with health of body and spirit. O let the hand of thy blessing be upon his head night and day, and support him in all necessities, strengthen him in all temptations, comfort him in all his sorrows, and let him be thy servant in all changes; and make us both to dwell with thee for ever in thy favour, in the light of thy countenance, and in thy glory. Amen.
Bless my children with healthful bodies, with good understandings, with the graces and gifts of thy spirit, with sweet dispositions and holy habits ; sanctify them throughout in their bodies, and souls, and spirits, and ke phem unblameable to the coming of our Lord Jesus. Amen.
Be pleased, O Lord, to remember my friends, all that have prayed for me, and all that have done me good, (here name those whom you
would particularly recommend.) Do thou good to them, and return all their kindness double into their own bosoin, rewarding them with blessings, sanctifying them with thy grace, and bringing them to glory.
Let all my family and kindred, my neighbours and acquaintance, receive the benefit of my prayers, and the blessings of God, the comforts and supports of thy providence, and the sanctification of thy spirit.
Relieve and comfort all the persecuted and afflicted, speak peace to troubled consciences, strengthen the weak, confirm the strong, instruct the ignorant, deliver the oppressed from him that spoileth him, and relieve the needy that hath no helper ; and bring us all, by the waters of comfort, and in the ways of righteousness, to the kingdom of rest and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
To God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; to the eternal Son, that was incarnate and born of a Virgin ; to the Spirit of the Father and the Son, be all honour and glory, worship and and thanksgiving, now and for ever. Amen.
Almighty God, Father of all mercy, and parent of all good, pardon, we most humbly be. seech thee, the wanderings and inconstancies of our nature; forgive us all our unintentional errors, and aid us in struggling against our greater faults ; show us the hideousness of vice, and arm our souls against the agsailings of temptation. Judge us not according to our deserts; for who amongst us can be justified in thy sight? Thou, O God, knowest what is most fitting for our state : thou wilt grant or withhold the object of our petitions, as seemeth to thy godly wisdom most conducive to our good. Teach us to extend to others those blessings which thou hast be. stowed on us; and enable the ministers of thy faith to unite the wandering children of error in the fellowship of thy church, through the influence and mediation of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Almighty God, we approach thee in all gratitude and thankfulness for thy manifold mercies;
we pray thee, in all humility, for a continuance of this thy bountiful and loving kindness, which thou hast vouchsafed to us and to all the creatures of thy hand, from the beginning of the world to the present hour. Instruct us, O Lord, to feel our own unworthiness, in the contemplation of thy omnipotence; to correct our errors, amend our lives; and when a criminal-neglect of thy sacred ordinances deadens their influence on our conduct, chasten us in thy mercy, that we may avoid the heavy judgment of thine anger. Teach us to love one another as Christ loved us : awaken in us a spirit to profit by the precepts of thy holy Gospel : incite us to imitate, as far as our nature will admit, the great, the pure, the exalted example of our blessed Redeemer, in whose impressive form of prayer we offer up our supplications at the throne of grace ; saying, Our Father, &c.
O Lord, my maker and protector, who hast graciously sent me into this world to work out my salvation, enable me to drive from me all such unquiet and perplexing thoughts as may mislead or hinder me in the practice of those duties
which thou hast required. When I behold the works of thy hands, and consider the course of thy providence, give me grace always to remember that thy thoughts are not my thoughts, nor thy ways my ways; and while it shall please thee to continue me in this world, where much is to be done, and little to be known, teach me, by thy Holy Spirit, to withdraw my mind from unprofitable and dangerous enquiries, from difficulties vainly curious, and doubts impossible to be solved. Let me rejoice in the light which thou hast imparted, let me serve thee with active zeal and humble confidence, and wait with patient expectation for the time in which the soul which thou receivest shall be satisfied with knowledge. Grant this, O Lord, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
O holy and most gracious Lord, who by thy precepts and practice cidst command us to be meek and humble; grant me the grace, as thou hast afforded me the example ; command whatsoever thou pleasest, and enable me to do what, soever thou commandest ; correct in me all proud thoughts and vain opinions of myself; let me,