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IT Instead of, 0 come let us sing, &c, the following shall be said or sung.

PRAISE ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God ; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth those that are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; he maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains.

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Praise the Lord, 0 Jerusalem ; praise thy God, 0 Sion.

For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

IT Then shall be said or sung one of the Selections, or some other portion of the Psalms,

at the discretion of the Minister. IT The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii., and the Second Lesson shall be l'Thess.

v. 12 to 24.
IT After the General Thanksgiving, shall be said this which followeth.

MOST gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew; We yield thee unfeigned thanks and praise, as for all thy mercies, so especially for the returns of seed-time and Harvest, and for crowning the year with thy goodness, in the increase of the ground, and the gathering in of the fruits thereof. And, we beseech thee, give us a just sense of this great mercy; such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be-all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.

II The Collect to be used instead of that for the day.

OMOST merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us; that our land may still yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. St. James i. 16.

DO not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above; and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass; for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefined before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The Gospel St. Matt. v. 43.

YE have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do g%ood to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? Or if ye salute yoi^r brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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FORMS OF

PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

MORNING PRAYER.

H The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present, let one of them, or (my other whom they sliall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God,in whom

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XJL we live and move and have our being; God^s mercy and we_

We, thy needy creatures, render thee our servatwn, especial® humble praises, for thy preservation of us through the night *»* from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it, * (that no disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling ; 'but that we are brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our gaviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

* When disturbances of any kind befall a family, instead of this, say, that notwithstanding our dangers, we are brought in safety to the beginning of this day.

4 ND, since it is of thy mercy, 0 gracious Xjl Father, that another day is added to our lives; We here dedicate both our souls and

Dedication of soul and body to God's service, with a resolution to be growing daily in

our bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, goodness.

righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, 0

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merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

BUT, 0 God, who knowest the weakness Pmyer for gmce t0 and corruption of our nature, and the enable us to perform manifold temptations which we daily meet that resolutionwith; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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N particular, we implore thy grace and For grace to

protection for the ensuing day. Keep us and keep us the foiiow

temperate m our meats and drinks, and dm- Messing on the business

gent in our several callings. Grant us patience of the same. under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds

always contented with our present condition.

ri. , , . , , • i x • -n * On Sunday morn

Give us grace to be ]ust and upright m all ingyinstead of this, say,

our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of and let thy Holy Spirit

compassion; and ready to do good to all ^^tZ *ta

men, according to our abilities and opportu- worship, making us se

nities. Direct us in all our ways, *[and rious .*nd atten*ivf>

. , . , , . and raising our minds

prosper the works of our hands in the busi- from the thoughts of

ness of our several stations.! Defend us from this--wofld to the con

nil in ... -, i i sideration of the next,

all dangers and adversities; and be graciously that we may fervently

pleased to take us, and all things belonging join in the prayers and

to us, under thy fatherly care and protection, and8listen to^Xty

These things, and whatever else thou shalt with honest iiearts, in

see necessary and convenient to us, we humbly * order to practise lt

beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

EVENING PRAYER.

IT The Family being together, a Utile before bed time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

MOST merciful God, who art of purer Confession of sins, eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast with a prayer for conpromised forgiveness to all those who confess tritim andPardonand forsake their sins; "We come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, * Here let him who 0 gracious Father, who desirest not the death reads make a sJwrt of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee, ^J^ZJessZ in mercy, and forgive us all our transgressions, sins and failings of Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of that davthem; and work in us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

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ND lest, through our own frailty, or the

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temptations which encompass US, we reform and grow better.

be drawn again into sin, Youchsafe us, we

beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit.

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