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pend upon themselves only; to forget their own sad condition and misery, that they are liable to God's wrath and even to damnation.
The most sure way to avoid this, is to de. dicate some time every day of our lives to the worship of God; By doing this we shall retain God in our knowledge, provided it be performed out of a deep sense of our own wants and miseries, with a firm faith in God's promises to fulfil the desires of them that fear him and with an eye to the blood of Jesus our Redeemer for whose sake and through whose suffering we are reconciled to God and God to us.
The following devotions will direct those who stand in need of such help, what to pray for every morning and every evening of their lives. Not but that every serious Christian will find occasion to ask many more favours and blessings, than can be set down in any form of prayer.
For which reason then we add some short instructions as also proper text of holy scriptures with short meditations upon them, to help the devotion of such as are well disposed, and also to lead them into a way of profiting at all times by the holy scriptures, heard or read by them or others, which we all too often hear without being bettered by them.
To begin and end the day with God is the likeliest way to make servants faithful, child ren dutiful, wives obedient, and husbands som ber, loving and careful, every one acting as in the sight of God.
This is the way to entail piety upon the generations to come. When children and servants come to have familes of their own, they cannot be easy till they fall into the same-seri-ous method which they have been long used to.
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it;
nor perhaps his children after him for many gé. nerations.
The duty and benefit of morning prayer.
Very many are the evil consequences of going without God into a world full of dangers and temptation, which of ourselves we can neither foresee or escape. Whoever considers this and the infinite mischief which may follow, will never venture abroad without praying for God's guidance, protection and blessing every morning of his life.
· The Lord hath brought us safe to the be, ginning of this day : Let us give thanks for this and all his mercies.
Let us pray that we may live in the fear of God, and continue in love and charity with our neighbours: That his holy spirit may direct and rule our hearts, teaching us what to do and what to avoid : That the grace of God
may ever be with us, to support us in all our dangers, and carry us through all temptations.
That the Lord may bless all our honest endeavours, and make us content with what his providence shall order for us.
And that we may continue his faithful ser. vänts this day and all the days of our life.
For all which blessings let us pray devoutly, kneeling
Prayer. Accept of our thanks thou giver of all good for having preserved us through another night and brought us to the light of another day.
Continue this thy guardian care to us, Oh gracious God, till the night of death is past, when we beseech thee to raise us up to everlasting life.
We gratefully acknowledge our dependence upon thee for all the necessaries, convenien
cies and comforts of our life, and for everlasting happiness hereafter.
We give thee thanks for the light of thy gosa pel and the help of thy grace, and for the promise thou hast made of pardon and forgiveness through thy son Jesus Christ, on our sincere repentance and amendment.
Give us, we beseech thee, such a sense of these and all thy other mercies to us, as may make us truly thankful to thee for them.
Give us grace ever to walk as in thy sight, making a conscience of all our ways, and fearing to offend thee, so that we may never fall into those sins of which we have already re
Enable us to resist and overcome the temptations of the world, the flesh and the Devil ; to follow the notions of thy good spirit, to be serious and holy in our lives, true and just in