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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 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
EJACULATION$ and PRAYERS proper to be used, when
and in our CLOSETS.
LESSED art thou, O Lord, niy 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 returu 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 pestilence 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 praise 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,
Blot out, I pray thee, as a cloud, my transgressions, and as the thickness of the morning cloud
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,,
MORNING Prayers, at first Rising 1 EJACULATIONS and PRAYERS proper to
be used when up and in our Closets 5
13 An Act of Confession
17 Prayer for Grace
25 Rules of Caution, or Helps to Obe
dience: called by some, The
28 An Act of Faith
30 An Act of Intercession An Act of Praise