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LANGUAGE OF SCRIPTURE.
PART. I. PRAYERS.
FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
God is a Spirit, and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit und in truth St. John iv. 24.
O Thou that hearest prayer, unto the shall all flesh come (a)! Lord, teac) me to pray (6): teach me what I shal say unto thee; for I cannot order m (a) Psalm Ixv. 1. (6) St. Luke xi. 1.
speech by reason of darkness (c). Let thy Spirit help mine infirmities; for I know not what I should pray for as I ought(d). For who am I, O Lord God (e), that I should take upon me to speak unto thee, which am but dust and ashes (f)? O give unto thy servant an understanding heart(g); pour upon me the spirit of grace and supplication (); then will I pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also (i). Open thou my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise (j).
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that
(c) Job xxxvii. 19. (8) 1. Kings iii. 9.
walketh to direct his steps(k). O send forth thy light and thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to the holy hill, and to thy tabernacles (7). Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God: thy spirit is good, lead me into the land of righteousness, and quicken me for thy name's sake (m).
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips (n). Make me wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil (o); holy in all manner of conversation (p); slow to speak; slow to wrath (9); and guide my feet into the way of peace (r). Search me, O God, and
(k) Jer. x. 23.
(0) Rom. xvi. 19. (1) Psalm xliii. 3. (p) 1. Pet. i. 5. (m) - cxliii. 10, 11. (9) James i. 19. (n) - cxli. 3. (o) St. Luke i. 79.
know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (s).
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING.
The sun ariseth: man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. Psalm civ. 22, 23.
O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee(a): my voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up(6).
The Lord is my keeper: the Lord is my shade upon my right hand (c). (8) Psalm cxxxix. 23, 24. (6) Psalm v. 3. (a) Ixiii. 1. (c) cxxi. 5.