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every thing that belongs to thee, thy name, thy day, thy house, thine ordinances, and thy ministers: And that others, seeing our good works, may glorify our father which is in heaven.

Thy kingdom come.

Enlarge thy kingdom, O God, and deliver · the world from the dominion and tyranny of Satan, that the kingdoms of the earth may become the kingdoms of Jesus Christ. Hasten the time which thy spirit hath foretold, when all nations whom thou hast made shall worship thee, and glorify thy name, Bless the good endeavors of those that strive to propagate the gospel of thy kingdom, and prepare the hearts of all men to receive it. May all such as own thee for their king become thy faithful sub.. jects. Vouchsafe to reign in our hearts, and subdue our wills entirely to thine, and prepare us by thy good spirit for the kingdom of glory.

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Dispose us and all thy children, O Lord and Father, to submit cheerfully to whatever thy providence shall order for us. Hearken not to the corrupt desire of our hearts; but to the voice of thine own wisdom, goodness, and mercy. Give us a true knowledge of our duty, and an heart disposed to close with thy will, whenever it shall be made known to us, and to perform it with pleasure. Subdue in us whatever is contrary to thy holy will, that through thy grace we may at last become perfect, as our heavenly pattern is.

" Give us this day our daily bread.

We look up unto, and depend upon thee O Heavenly Father, for all the necessaries and conveniencies of this present life ; and may our bodily wants engage us to go daily to the throne of grace for the wants of our souls ! Let thy blessings go along with our honest en. deavors, and keep us from all unjust ways of

bettering our condition. Give us grace to impart to such as are in want of what thou shall give us more that our daily bread, and with all thy other favours, give us we bescech thee, the blessing of a thankful and contented mind,

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us."

Forgive us those sins, O Heavenly Father, which seperate us from thee. Forgive us every day of our lives, for every day we stand in need of pardon: Give us, and all christians, a forgiving temper, that we may 'fulfil this condition of our pardon. Thou art good and merciful in forgiving us, grant that we may be so to others, remembering our own infirmities. And may we all live in the same charitable temper, in which we hope to die.

" And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

O God and Father, who hatest iniquity, and

knowest our infirmities, leave us not to the malice and power of the evil one, the devil, to deal with us as he pleaseth ; nor to ourselves, and to our own corrupt hearts and lusts, lest we rashly run into temptations : Keep us out of temptations, and under the protection of thy good spirit: Suffer us not to be surprised by them, nor tempted beyond what we are able to bear. Give us grace to resist them, and to watch and pray daily, that we enter not into temptation. In

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For thine is the kingdom, and the power, " and the glory, forever and ever. Amen."

The whole creation is thine, and under thy government. Thine is the power : Thou canst do whatever we pray for. Thou canst cause thy name to be sanctified in all the earth, and set up thy kingdom in all the world, and in all our hearts. Thou canst cause thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, and incline us to submit to it. Thou canst give us all things needful both for our souls

and for our bodies. Thou, and thou alone, canst forgive us our sins, and dispose us to forgive one another. Thou canst secure us in the day of temptation, and deliver us from the power of the devil. To thee, to thee alone; be the glory, to all eternity.

Fifth Evening Praper.
The Lord's Prayer Paraphrased.

Our Father who art in Heaven.We thank thee and bless thee O God, for permitting such sinful beings as we are to call thee Father. What manner of love is this that we should be called the sons of God?

O our Father, we have sinned against heaven and in thy sight, and are no more worthy to be called thy children.

Look upon us O Father, as poor weak, ignorant and helpless children. Pity us according to thy goodness, ever as a father pitieth his own children.

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