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thou knowest most expedient for the good of all our souls, grant, O good Lord. Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, that I may think on these things, and may do these things, grant, O good Lord. Finally, since this life must shortly have an end; that mine may be concluded with a truly christian death, a death, perfectly void of sin and shame, and (if such be thy good pleasure) as free from pain as may be, grant, O good Lord. - - But But above all, in regard it is appointed unto all men once to die, and after that the judgment; that I may appear with comfort, and find a favourable account, at the great and terrible tribunal of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, who, I believe, shall come to be our Judge, grant, O good Lord.
EJAculations and PRAY ERs proper to be used, when up, and in our CLos ETs.
Borssed art thou, O Lord, my God, and the God of my Fathers, who turnest the shadow of death into the morning, and renewest the face of the earth:
Who scatterest the darkness by this return of light, and hast coinmanded night to give place to day.
Who hast enlightened my eyes, that I should not sleep in death: Who hast delivered me from the terror by night, and from the pesti| lence that walketh in darkness:
Who hast unlocked mine eyes from sleep, and mine eye-lids from slumber: Who makest the out-goings of the morning, and of the evening to raise thee: For that I laid me down and slept, and rose up again, because thou, Lord, didst make me dwell in safety. For that I awaked, and beheld, and my sleep was sweet unto me, Błot out, I pray thee, as a cloud, my transgressions, and as the thickness of the morning cloud my sins. Grant me to walk, as a child of light, soberly, purely and honestly, as in the day; and this day, in particular, O Lord, vouchsafe to keep, me without sin; Upholding me, when
when I am about to fall; and listing me up, if I happen to be down; that I may never be suffered to continue under any provocation, or temptation, or to have my heart hardened through the deceitfulness
of sin. Let my body also be safe under thy protection, and defend me under the shadow of thy wings from the snare of the Hunter, and from the noisome pestilence, from the arrow that flieth by day, and from the
sickness that destroyeth at noon.
Defend this day from all evil of mine, and preserve me from all the
evil of this day. Suffer not my days to be consumed in vanity, nor my years in trouble: But let each day tell and B 2 instruct