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awakest, Ps. xxxix. 5 to 9. At Death, Greg. Naz. orat. §. For Submission. O Lord, I give and offer up unto thee, myself and all that is mine; (my) actions and words, (my) repose and silence; only do thou preserve and guide me, and direct my hand and mind, and tongue to things that are honest and acceptable to thee, and withdraw me from any thing from which it were better to abstain, by and for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
In the Morning. For Preservation, Ps. i. 1. 2. For Illumination.
O Sun of Righteousness, Father and original (cause) of all things; when we are influenced from above by thee, we receive new life; when we are cherished by thy (blessed) beams, we grow up (in grace;) when we are inflamed by thy love, we are made perfect: when we are forsaken of thee, we perish. O thrice happy are they upon whom thou arisest with the dew of thy mercy! O Lord Jesus bless me with thy light, and scatter the clouds of my ignorance, and the (thick) darkness of my sins, that I may not go astray from the way of thy commandments, but follow thee unto light eternal, through thee thyself, my only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
Prov. iii. 26.
O Lord thou art my assurance; I humbly beseech thee preserve my foot from slipping even for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
For Good Thoughts. Coll. for 9th Sund. after Trinity. - Third Hour. For Assistance. Ps. xxv. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ending thus-for thy goodness and the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour. Amen.
For Preservation Coll. for 2d Sund. in Lent.
Sixth Hour. To be heard. Ps. xxvii. 8, 9, 10, 11. Ps. lv. 18. Paulin Epist. xvii. page 181. for deliver
O DELIVER MY SOUL IN PEACE, FROM THE PRACTICES THAT ARE AGAINST ME*. Here add Coll. for 10th Sund. after Trinity.
Ninth Hour. Glory to God Ps. xxxi. 19, 21. In bad times Ps. xlii. 3. For Illumination and Obedience Coll, for 3d Sund. after Easter.
* How much is comprehended in this short prayer! How applicable to the situation, and times of the Archbishop!
In the Fvening. St. Ambrose, Serm. 8. on Ps. cxviii.
O Lord my Saviour in whose power it is to remit Sins, I beseech thee, say unto me, Loose thee from thay chains, come out of the bonds of thy Sins; and when thou sayest, loose those cords of my Errors, wherewith I am entangled and bound : for though I am the most wicked of all men *, and to be abhorred by reason of my con: tinuance in sins, yet when thou commandest, I shall be free from them.
At Bed-time, and in the night, if thou awakest. Ps. 1, 15. Jer. x. 24. adding :
And grant that thy correction may amend me, and make me thine, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Ambrose. For Penitence. Look on me also, O Lord Jesus, that I may call to mind my own sins, and wash away my offences with tears : grant me I beseech thee, the tears of St. Peter : I would not have the joy of a sinner, that I may obtain this, turn thee, O Lord, and look upon me, and grant
Deliver me for thine own sake, and the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Gracious Father, without thee I can do nothing; nor can I have pardon but by thee. I was conceived and born in sin: and though thou didst wash me from that in the laver of BAPTISM, yet I have since defiled myself again. and by many grievous actual sins, have made myself a sinner above all other ment, considering
* This sentence (I am the most wicked, &c.) is an eastern form of speech, and must be so designed by the author, and was thus used by
+ This implies a great degree of self-abasement. Pious men are apt to exceed, in their humiliations before God. But this has its proper bounds, and should be duly regarded,
the great measure of grace, that thou hast given me. Lord, increase thy grace, and by it weaken first, and then cut off my resistance, that I may see, and confess, and hate, and forsake ALL my sins, and find mercy and salvation in the merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
To be heard. Ps. cxix. 147. Ps. cxliii. 8. adding :in the merits of Jesus Christ. Amen. Third Hour. For Hope. Ps.xxxix. 9. 7, 8.
O Lord, look upon me in mercy; in the greater mercy because for the calling and place I am in, I must give a stricter account to thee. Look, therefore, upon me O Lord, but not till thou hast nailed my sins to the cross of Christ not till I have hid myself in the wounds of Christ; not till thou hast bathed me in the blood of Christ, that so, the punishment, which should else overtake me, may pass over me: then look and say unto my soul, I have forgiven thee; and by the work of thy mercy in my soul make me feel it, through Jesus Christ our only Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Gr. Naz. For my Flock.
O Lord who bringest the great flocks to perfection, and encreasest the little ones by thy grace; comfort me abundantly according to the exceeding greatness of thy bounty, and feed and preserve MY flock, together with MYSELF, through Jesus Christ the chief shepherd, and our (only) Saviour. Amen.
Sixth Hour. For Defence. Ps. xxxv. 1, 3. To be heard. Ps. lxxxvi. 6. Deliverance. Ps. cxx. 2. and Coll. for 15th Sund. after Trinity. For Obedience, the 18th Sund. after Trinity.
Compline. Penitence. Ps. li. 17.
O Lord, I humbly pray thee look upon me, and cleanse my mind and my thoughts from unclean notions, and filthiness of the flesh and spirit, and from every work of the Devil, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, graciously shew forth thy unspeakable mercy, and both free me from the SINS I have committed, and deliver me from the PUNISHMENTS I have deserved, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Coll. for 19th Sund. after Trinity.
Archbishop Laud's Devotions.,
Therefore, under the shadow of thy wings, I hope to pass through the darkness of this night, in the comfort of Jesus Christ my Lord and only Saviour. Amen. And Ps. cxix. 148.
Fir Moderate Sleep.
me my Lord Jesu, and gird thy sword about thy thigh, o thou most Mighty. Go forth, O thou most powerful of all: Kill me in myself, that I may live to
: thee, and let my enemies cease to persecute me.
Amen. For Consolation, Ps. Ixiii. 1. Esay (Isa.) xxxiii. 2, 5, 6. The Coll. for Ascension day: do. Sund. after Ascension.
Third Hour. To be heard, Ps. lv. 2. Against Enes mies, Ps. lxxxvi. 14.
For Defence. Assist me mercifully, O Lord, in these and all other my supplications, &c. See first Coll. at the end of office for Holy Com. in Liturgy.
Sixth Hour. Against Flatterers, Ps.lv. 22, adding
Lord, I cast my burihen upon thee, that thou mayest sustain me, and do not suffer me to fall for ever.
Ninth Hour. For Patience, St. Aug.
remember that I am their owner, but by thy appointment, and so far forth as they offend me, let them teach me to serve Thee my Lord; whom when I do not obey, they arej wont to become offensive for just vengeance; that whether they serve me or not (yet) I may always serve thee, in and through Jesus Christ our Lord.. Amen.
Against Revilings. Ps.cix. 1, 2, 3. addingLord, forgive them, o hear me.
Amen. For Peace and Defence. O God, who art the author of peace, &c. as in the Liturgy.
At Evening. St Aug. Teach me, O Lord Jesus, (and) instruct me, that I may LEARN from thee what I ought to TEACH (others) concerning thee. Amen.
Against Enemies, Ps. cxl. 1, 2, 3, 4. addingEven for Jesus Christ's sake.
For Peace. O God, from whom all holy desires, &c. Liturgy. The Compline. For Hope. Ps. lvii. 1. addingO send out thy mercy and truth upon me, even for Jesus Christ bis sake. Amen.
St. Aug. O merciful Lord, who comest not (iu) to the proud heart, humble thou my soul. O thou who art seen by those only, that are pure in heart, give me true purity of heurt. (Thirst for God) O Lord, I ain a thirst (for thee,) give me the pledge of the inheritance (which is) to come, give me at least a drop of thy heaven!y showers, to refresh my thirst, for I burn with love. Neither do I beg this for my own merits, for I am most unworthy, (so much
( as) to take it, but for thy mercies, and the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
For Preservation. Second Coll. at the end of the Common Service. Liturgy. Bed-time, and at Night if thou awakest. Ps.lxxvii. 1, 4. 6,
addingCompose them in thee, that I may rise to serve thee.
Sleep. Grant, 0, Lord, to me that are lying down to sleep, rest, both of body and soul. Preserve me from the dismal sleep of sin, from all the black defiling pleasures of