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Let us with penitent hearts beseech Him to pardon our offences, and to deliver us from the evils which they have deserved.
Let us resolve to amend whatever we have done amiss, and pray God that His grace may keep us from returning to those sins which we have re. pented of.
And that we may be safe under His protection, who alone can defend us from the powers of darkness.
For all which blessings let us devoutly pray.
Then all devoutly kneeling, let one distinctly say, O LORD, and heavenly Father, we acknowledge
Thy great goodness to us, in sparing us when we deserve punishment; in giving us the necessaries of this life, and in setting before us the happiness of a better.
O merciful God, pardon our offences, correct and amend what is amiss in us; that as we grow in years, we may grow in grace, and the nearer we come to our latter end, the better we may be prepared for it.
In the midst of life we are in death. LORD, grant that these thoughts may make us care
ful how we live, that we may escape the bitter pains of eternal misery.
Take from us all ignorance, hardness of heart, and too much carefulness for the things of this life.
Make us a household fearing Thee, O God, submitting ourselves to Thy good pleasure, and putting our whole trust in Thy mercy.
Give us a true knowledge of ourselves, of the corruption of our nature, and the necessity of Thy gracious help to save us from ruin.
And may the Spirit of Christ ever live and rule in
us, possessing our souls with a sincere love of Thee, o God; with an earnest desire to please Thee, and with a dread of offending Thee!
Sanctify us wholly, we beseech Thee, that our spirits, and souls, and bodies, may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Continue to us, and to all Christian Churches, the means of grace and salvation: And
the saving truths of the Gospel be published and received in all the world!
Vouchsafe unto us an interest in all the prayers of Thy Holy Church, which have this day been offered to the Throne of Grace.
Forgive all that have injured us, and forgive us our many offences against our neighbour.
Bless, we beseech Thee, O God, all those whom Thy providence hath set over us, whether in Church or State. And give us grace to honour and obey them for conscience sake.
Defend us from all adversities which may happen to our bodies, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt our souls; and prepare us to receive with an humble resignation whatever Thy providence shall think best for us.
And, finally, we beseech Thee to give us grace, that we may lead and end our lives in Thy faith and fear, and to Thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hear us, O merciful God, for ourselves and for all mankind, not according to our weak understandings, but according to the full meaning of that holy prayer which Thy beloved Son hath taught us:
Our Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that 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. On Sunday Evening, let the following Prayer be
added to your daily Prayers. Α'
LMIGHTY God, by whom all things were made
and are preserved, give us hearts to know, and grace to consider this, that we may cheerfully commit ourselves, and all that belongs to us, to Thy merciful care; that we may ever look up to Thee for what we want ; be thankful for Thy favours; never resist Thy dealings with us, or neglect the means of grace which Thy providence affords us. Blessed be God, who giveth us what is ever best for us; who keepeth us from dangers, and hath provided for us better than all our works can deserve! The good Lord make us mindful of our duty, that as we often hear how we ought to walk, and to please God, we may continue to do so unto our lives' end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Duty and Benefit of Morning Praper for
any Person in private. Very many are the evil consequences of going with. out God into a world full of temptations and dangers, which of ourselves we can neither foresee nor escape. Whoever considers this, and the infinite mischiefs which may follow, will never venture abroad without praying for God's guidance, protection, and blessing, every Morning of his life.
Morning Prayer for a person in private. “WHAT shall I render unto the Lord, for His
mercies renewed unto me every morning? “I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay my vows unto the Most High."
And may God accept of my most hearty thanks for my preservation and refreshment, and for all the blessings of the night past, and of my life past !
Possess my soul, gracious God, with such a sense of this Thy goodness, and of my dependence upon Thee for life, and health, and prosperity, and comfort, that it may be my delight, as it is my duty and interest, to serve and obey Thee.
And that I may do this with a quiet mind, forgive me the sins of which my conscience is afraid, and avert the judgments which I have justly deserved.
Give me grace that I may continue in Thy fear all the day long; and that I may live and act as having Thee, O God, the constant witness of my conduct ; and that it may be the purpose of my soul never to offend Thee wilfully.
May Thy restraining grace preserve me from the temptations of an evil world, from the frailty and corruption of my own nature, and from the evil principles and practices of the age we live in!
Possess my heart with a sincere love for Thee, and for all mankind; and grant that I may have this comfortable and sure proof of Thy love abiding in me, that I study to please Thee, and to keep Thy commandments,
Give me a tender compassion for the wants and miseries of my neighbour, that Thou mayest have compassion upon me, O God.
In all my ways I do acknowledge Thee. Do Thou, O Lord, direct my paths, and teach me
to guide my affairs, my designs, my words and actions, with charity, discretion, justice, and piety.
Shew me the way that I should walk in, and give me grace to follow the conduct of Thy good Spirit, that I may do my duty in that state of life in which Thy providence has placed me.
Let me ever remember that the night cometh when no man can work; and that now is the time in which to provide for eternity.
Grant, gracious God, that no worldly pleasures, no worldly business, may ever make me lose the sight of death, or forget the dangers that surround me.
Fill my heart with the dread of the punishment prepared for impenitent sinners, and my soul with a sense of the blessings which will be the sure reward of all them that love Thee, and obey Thy laws.
Hear me, o heavenly Father, not according to my imperfect petitions, but according to the full meaning of that holy prayer which Thy beloved Son hath taught
Our Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven, Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that 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,
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c.