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AND, since it is of thy mercy, o gracious Dedication of soul
FATHER, that another day is added to and body to God's our lives; we here dedicate both our souls service, with a resoand our bodies to thee and thy service, in daily in goodness.
Jution to be growing a sober, righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, o 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.
of our nature, and the manifold temptations which we daily meet with; we humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and
Prayer for grace to to give us the constant assistance of thy that resolution.
enable us to perform 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. IN particular, we implore thy grace and For grace to guide
protection for the ensuing day. Keep and keep us the folus temperate in our meats and drinks,
and lowing day, and for
God's blessing on the diligent in our several callings. Grant us business ofthe same. patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition. Give us grace
* On Sunday mornto be just and upright in all our dealings; ing, instead of this, quiet and peaceable; full of compassion; Spirit accompany us
say, and letthy Holy and ready to do good to all men, according to the place of thy to our abilities and opportunities. Direct public worship, mak; us in all our ways *(and prosper the works ing us serious and of our hands in the business of our several attentive, and rais.
ing our minds from stations.) Defend us from all dangers and the thoughts of this adversities; and be graciously pleased to world, to the considtake us, and all things belonging to us, under gration of the next,
that we may ferventthy Fatherly care and protection. These
ly join in the prayers things, and whatever else thou shalt see and praises of thy necessary and convenient to us, we humbly Church, and listen to beg, through the merits and mediation of our duty with honest thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. hearts, in order to
practise it. Amen. The grace of our LORD JESUS Christ, and the love of God; and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all
EVENING PRAYER. 1 The family being together, a little 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.
iniquity, and hast promised forgiveness to all those who
confess and forsake their sins; we come Confession of sins, with a prayer for con before thee in an humble sense of our own trition and pardon.unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold
* Here let him who transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, reads, make a short () gracious FATHER, who desirest not thé pause, that every one death of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech may secretly confess thee, in mercy, and forgive us all our transthe sins and failings of that day.
gressions. Make us deeply sensible of the
great evil of them; 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. Prayer for grace
ND lest, through our own frailty, or the to reform and grow temptations which encompass us, we better.
be drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires,may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offencé towards thee,and towards men: that so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
Amen. The Intercession. AND accept, o Lorp, our intercessions for
. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who
have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and
our prayers, O LORD, we join our un-
The Thanksgiving. our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day! beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen. IN particular, we beseech thee to continue Prayer for God's
thy gracious protection to us this night. protection through Defend us from all dangers and mischiefs,
the night following. and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: so that, living and dying, we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son CHRIST JEsus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect
prayers. 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. 1 On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a chapter, or part of a chapter, from the New Testa
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
TO BE USED INSTEAD OF THE PSALMS FOR THE DAY, AT THE
DISCRETION OF THE MINISTER.
SELECTION I. From Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant. THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another.
There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.
Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sum; which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever; the judgments of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.
Psalm 24. Domini est terra. THE earth is the Lord's; and all that therein is; the com
, and . For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall rise up in his holy place?
Even he that hath clean hands and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD; and right eousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek him; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob.
Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is the King of glory? It is the LORD strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is the King of glory? Even the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me,
holy Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities; Who saveth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindness;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
He showed his ways unto Moses, his works unto the children of Israel.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.
He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him!
Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us!
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the LORD merciful unto them that fear him.
For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust.
The days of man are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the merciful goodness of the LORD endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him; and his righteousness upon children's children;
Even upon such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commanuments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his seat in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all.
0 praise the LORD, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
O praise the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye servants of his, that do his pleasure.