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infirmity of our nature will permit, to do Thy will here on earth with the same readiness, zeal, constancy, and delight, as Thy blessed angels do it in heaven.

5. Give us this day our daily bread; BESTOW upon us day by day as much of the good things of this present world, as may be sufficient for our necessary subsistence, and the innocent conveniences of life, during our continuance in this our state of pilgrimage, until Thou shalt be pleased to bring us to our heavenly Canaan ; that good country which Thou hast provided for us, where we shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more: but the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed us, and lead us unto living fountains of water. And make us duly sensible, we beseech Thee, of our entire dependence upon Thy providence and blessing, both for our lives and for all things belonging to them; and ever careful to make suitable returns of love, and praise, and gratitude to Thee, our Almighty and most bountiful Benefactor.

6. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them

that trespass against us:

FORGIVE, we humbly pray Thee for Jesus Christ's sake, our great and manifold offences against Thy Divine Majesty. And, that we may not by our own default render ourselves incapable of that mercy without which we must be inevitably miserable to all eternity, give us grace truly and earnestly to repent of all our sins; and obeying the command, and following the example of our blessed Master and Saviour Jesus Christ, readily and heartily to forgive all others their offences against us; considering that without this we cannot with any hope of pardon pray for Thy forgive

mocked, nor can we possibly deceive Thee, to Whom all hearts are open and all desires known.

7. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us

from evil:

And because Thou knowest us to be set in the midst of many and great dangers, and that by reason of the frailty of our nature we are not able of ourselves to keep ourselves from falling, we make our humble supplications unto Thee, Who art our only refuge in time of need, that Thou wouldest save and defend us in all dangers ghostly and bodily. If it be Thy blessed will, we earnestly desire that we may not be exposed to any great temptations; but if, for any ends of Thy wise providence, Thou shalt think fit to suffer us to be tempted, let it please Thee graciously to strengthen and support us in all our trials and temptations, and to carry us with innocence and integrity through them; so that never being tempted above what we are able, but having with the temptation also a way made for us to escape, we may never be overcome; but, if need be, may resist even unto blood, striving against sin ; and being faithful unto death, may receive of Thee a crown of life.

8. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the

glory, for ever and ever. Amen. THESE petitions we humbly present unto Thy Divine Majesty, O blessed Lord God, knowing that Thou art the great King over all the world; Whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth, and Whose power is infinite and irresistible, so that Thou art able to do for us exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think. Hear us then, we beseech Thee, and graciously answer us, O merciful Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, so

will we ascribe unto Thee the glory due unto Thy name; acknowledging Thee to be the Lord and sole Author of all our blessings, and that to Thee alone belongs the praise for whatsoever good Thou shalt be pleased to work in us, or for us, or by us : to Whom therefore be all blessing, honour, glory, and power, for ever and ever. Amen.

OFFICE

OF

DAILY DEVOTION,

VIZ.

For MORNING and EVENING, for Noon and

AFTERNOON.

SECTION I.-MORNING.

Psalms for the Morning : One, or more of which,

with the devout oblation that follows them, may be used as soon as we are up.

I. O God, Thou art my God: early will I seek Thee.

Have I not remembered Thee on my bed ; and thought upon Thee when I was waking ??

I laid me down and slept, and rose up again ; for the Lord sustained me 3.

What is man that Thou shouldst magnify him, and that Thou shouldst set Thine heart upon him? And that Thou shouldst visit him every morning, and try him every moment" ? I will look unto the Lord ; I will wait for the God salvation :

God will hear me 5. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel ; and after that receive me with glory.

: my

of my

1 Psalm lxiii. 1.
2 Psalm Ixiii. 7.

3 Psalm iii. 5. + Job vii. 17, 18.

5 Micah vii. 7.

Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire in comparison of Thee.

Through Thee have I been holden up ever since I was born ; Thou art He that took me out of my mother's womb; my praise shall be always of Thee ?

My flesh and my heart faileth ; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever?.

Glory be to the Father &c.

II.

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed; because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

O let me hear Thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning; for in Thee is my trust: shew Thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift up my soul unto Thee 4.

I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God; and will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only:

Be merciful unto me, O Lord; for I will call daily upon

Thee. Comfort the soul of Thy servant; for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

For Thou, Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.

My voice shalt Thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look upo.

I will sing of Thy power, and will praise Thy mercy betimes in the morning; for Thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

1 Psalm lxxi. 5.
3 Lam. iii. 22-24.

3 Psalm lxxiii. 23-25.
4 Psalm cxliii. 8.

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