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Acknowledg- LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in !. oo::: A whom we live and move and have our serv3.i. £pe- being; we, thy needy creatures, render thee joi... our humble praises, for thy preservation of us the night past. from the beginning ofour lives to this day, and * When dist especially for having deliveredus from the danso...?..." gers of the past night. To thy watchful profind befall a vidence we owe it, "(that no disturbance hath Family, in come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are stead of this, brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) o; that not. For these thy mercies, we bless and magnify ...is thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee o: ..". to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise in safety to the and thanksgiving; for his sake who laydown in beginning of the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our this day. Saviour Jesus Christ. Mmen.
Dedication of A*. since it is of thy mercy, O gracious soul and body Father, that another day is added to our †. lives; we here dedicate both our souls and our ... . . bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righgrowing daily teous, and godly life: In which resolution, do in goodness, thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowicóge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for. UT, O God, who knowest the weakness and & ace to enable corruption of our nature, and the manifold ... £4. temptations whichwedaily meetwith; we hum" ' " bly beseech thce to have compassion on ourinfirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keepin our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of Out" thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For grace to TN particular, we implore thy grace and profuide oil keep | tection for the ensuing day. Keep us tem
... ...,g our several callings, Grant us patience under
on the business any affiictions thoushalt see fit to lay on us, and of the same.
minds always contented with our present condition. Give us grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compassion; and ready to do good to all men, according to our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our ways * (and prosper the works of our hands in the business of our
several stations.) Befend us from all
dangers and adversities; and be graciously pleased to take us and all things belonging to us under thy Fatherly care and protection. These things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Je
sus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. in order to practise
it. HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Mmen.
* The Family being together, a little before Bed time, let the Asaster or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think firosher, say as follows, all kneeling ; UR Father, who art in Heaven; Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
OST Merciful God, who art of purer Confession of eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast is, ‘it’ “ Promised forgiveness to all those who confess *... so *. and forsake their sins; we come before thee . parin an humble sense of our own unworthiness, `. Here, let acknowledging our manifold trangressions of him jea. thy righteous laws". But, O gracious Father, make a short who desirest not the death of a sinner, look pause, that eveupon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and for- o 'o "oogive us all our transgressions. Make us deep- jo.o. ly sensible of the great evil of them; and work j.ii.fi. in us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain day. o
forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
Prayer for ND lest, through our own frailty, or the grace to reform temptations which encompass us, we be *&^***" drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whateveris amiss in the temperand disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always goto our rest in peace, charity, and good will, with a conscience void of of fence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Interces- ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for *1977. all mankind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless allin authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands,that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble ; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Thanks- To our prayers, O Lord, we join our ungiving. feigned thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food,and raiment,and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world to redeemus from sinand eternal deathandin giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great rovocations; for all the directions,assistances,and comforts of thy Holy Spirit ; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and
particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day : Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
.fmen. [. particular we beseech thee to continue . Prayer for thy gracious protection to us this night. 9°4'; ProtoDefend us from all dangers and mischiefs, and % .h the from the fear of then that we may enjoy "*** such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose Name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. * On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be firosher to begin with a Chafter, or fiart of a Chafiter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSAI.MS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the Minister.
nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul ; the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb. Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can tell how oft he offendeth & O cleanse thou me from my secret faults. Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.
Psalm xxiv. Domini est terra.
HE earth is the Lord’s, and all that therein is; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the
hill of the Lord? or who shall rise up in his holy place: Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord ; and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of those who seek him ; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye list up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Whoisthe King of glory?it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? even the Lord of Hosts, he is the King of glory.