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check to such daring and dangerous wickedness, assist and prosper all that are employed in any laudable undertaking, whereby the glory of thy name, the increase of thy Church, and the good of mankind, may be promoted and secured; particularly be pleased to reward an hundred fold, all who bountifully contribute of their substance to works of piety and charity.
Arise, O Lord, and have mercy on all that are in extremity; for it is high time thou shouldest have mercy on them, yea, the season of pity is come: And may thy pity to these be the same, as I would wish it to myself under the like extremity.
Once, more, therefore, I intreat thee , to look down, gracious Lord,
on all ages and conditions of men, sucklings and infants, children and young people, middle aged and declining, old and bedrid, the hungry and thirsty, the naked and sick, prisoners and strangers, those that have no settled dwelling while they live, and those who are destitute of friends to bury them when they die: All of superannuated understanding, of discontented or disturbed minds: all who labour under any temptation to destroy themselves, who are vexed with evil spirits, or driven to despair of thy mercy; the distressed in body or soul, the timorous or faint hearted, the criminals and condemned to die, orphans and widows, travellers by land or by water, women labouring with child, captives and slaves,
in chains, in the mines, or in the galleys; all that wander about in caves and deserts, and all that lie expiring in the agonies of death.
Do thou, Lord, save both man and beast, for excellent'is thy mercy, O God, and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
THE Lord bless us and keep us; the Lord make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto us; the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us, and give us peace.
FINALLY, O Lord, I commit to thy custody and protection, now, henceforth, and for ever, my soul and my body, my mind and my thoughts,
my prayers and all my desires, my senses and my limbs, my life and my death, my brothers and sisters, my kindred and friends, my benefactors and intercessors, my neighbours and acquaintance, my country. men, and all my fellow Christians. .
An Act of PRAISE.
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ET us lift up our hearts unto the Lord. It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty that we should at all times, and in all places, by all means, and upon all occasions, remember and extol, siog praises and give thanks, bless and adore thee, O God; for thou art the maker and sustainer, the keeper and governor, the cherisher and benefactor, the improver and fivisher of all things.
To thee, O Lord, Father and King eternal, fountain of life and immortality, treasure of bliss inexhaustible and everlasting; the Heaven, and Heaven of Heavens, Angels, and all 2 &