Page images
PDF
EPUB

A FORM OF PRAYER, s. comforts of thy grace and them up friends to pity and mercy abound towards them.relieve them; give them the Give to their creditors tender-continued comfort ofthy counness and compassion, and to tenance here; and so sanctify them a meek and forgiving their afflictions, that they may spirit towards all those who work for them an eternal have confined them, and a full weight of glory, through the

a purpose to repair all the inju-merits and mediation of Jesus ries and losses which others Christ thy Son our Lord. have sustained by them. Raisel Amen.

H

A FORM OF PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING To Almighty God, for the Fruits of the Earth, and all the

other Blessings of his merciful Providence; to be used yearly on the First Thursday in November, oi'on such

other Day as shall be appointed by the Civil Authority. & The Service shall be as usual, except where it is hereby

otherwise appointed. Among the Sentences at the beginning of Morning Prayer

shall be the following: CONOUR the Lord with of corn and of wine, also his

thy substance and with heaven shall drop down dew. the first fruits of all thine in- Deut. xxxiii. 28. crease : So shall thy barns bel Happy art thou, O Israel ; filled with plenty, and thy who is like unto thee, O peopresses shall burst out with ple saved by the Lord, the new wine. Prov. iii. 9, 10. shield of thy help, and who is

The Lord by wisdoin hath the sword of thy excellency! founded the earth ; by under- Deut. xxxiii. 29. standing hath he established the heavens: By his know-14 Instead of O come let us ledge the depths are broken sing, &c. the following shall

be said or sung : up, and the clouds drop down the dew. Prov. iii. 19, 20. RAISE ye the Lord ; for refuge, and underneath are unto our God; for it is pleathe everlasting arms. Deut. sant, and praise is comely. xxxiii. 27.

The Lord doth build up Israel then shall dwell in Jerusalem ; he gathereth tosafety alone; the fountain of gether the out-casts of Israel. Jacob shall be upon the land! He healeth those that are

[ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

which cry:

:

Flot be hath strengthened O MooshTimberciful Father

he

broken in heart, and bindeth give us a just sense of this up their wounds.

great mercy; such as may apHe covereth the heaven pearin our lives, liy an humble, with clouds, and prepareth inoly, and obedient walking berain for the earth ; he maketh fore thee all our days, through the grass to grow upon the Jesus Christ our Lord; to inountains.

whom, with thee and the Holy He giveth to the beast his Ghost,be all glory and honour, food; and to the young ravens world without eiid. Amen.

1 The Collect to be used in. Praise the Lord, O Jerusa

stead of that for the day. lem : Praise thy God, O Sion.

MOST the bars of ; hath

hast blessed la blessed thy children within bours of the husbandman in thee.

the returns of the fruits of the He maketh peace in thy earth; we give thee humble borders, and filleth thee with and hearty thanks for this thy the finest of the wheat. bounty ; beseeching thee to

continue thy loving kindness Then shall be said or sung to us ; that our land may still one of the Selections, or some other portion of the Psalm 8, and our comfort, through Je

yield her increase, to thy glory at the discretion of the Mi

sus Christ our Lord. Amen. nister.

The Epistle. St. James i. 16.
The First Lesson shall be
Deut. viii. and the Second

O not

beloved Lesson shall be 1 Thess. v. 12 to 24.

gist and every perfect gist is 1 After the General Thanks from the Father of Lights,

from above ; and cometh down giving, shall be said this with whom is no variableness, suhich followeth :

neither shadow of turning. OST gracious God, by Of his own will begat he us of

whose knowledge the the word of truth, that we depths are broken up and the should be a kind of first fruits clouds drop down the dew; we of his creatures. Wherefore yield thee unfeigned thanks my beloved brethren,let every and praise, as for all thy mer• man be swist to hear, slow to cies, so especially for the re- speak, slow to wrath : for the turns of Seed-time and Har- wrath of man worketh not the vest, and for crowning the righteousness of God. Whereyear with thy goodness, in the fore lay apart all filthiness and increase of the ground and the superfluity of naughtiness,and gathering in of the fruits there- receive with meekness the enof.

And we beseech thee, grafted word, which is able to

D Breefren: every good

MO

save your souls. Be ye doers of The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. the word; and not hearers on

Y it hath ly, deceiving yourown selves. been said, 'Thou shall love For if any be a hearer of the thy neighbour and hate thine word and not a doer, he is like enemy. But I say unto you, unto a man beholding his natu-love your enemies, bless them ral face in a glass; for he be that curse you, do good to holdeth himself and goeth his them that hate you, and pray way, and straightway forget-forthcmwhich despitefullyusc teth what manner of man he you and persecute you that was. But whoso looketh into ye may be the children of your the perfect law of liberty, and Father which is in heaven; for continueth therein, he being he maketh his sun to rise on not a forgetful hearer, but a the evil and on the good, and doer of the work, this man sendeth rain on the just and shall be blessed in his deed. If on thc unjust. For if

love any man among you seem to them which love you, what rebe religious, and bridieth notward have ye? do not even the his tongue, but deceiveth his Publicans the same? Orif ye own heart, this man's religion salute your brethren only,what is vain. Pure religion and un-do ye more than others ? do defiled before God and the Fa-not even the Publicans so? Be ther is this: to visit the father-ye therefore perfect, even as less and widows in their afflic- your Father which is in hea tion, and to keep himseif un-sen is perfect. spotted from the world.

ye

FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE ''SED IN FAMILIES.

MORNING PRAYER. I The Master or Mistress having called together as many of

the Family as can conveniently be present; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think profier, say as follows,

all kneeling: 04

UR Father, who art in Heaven ; Hallowed bc 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,

A

mentoro ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in mercy and pre- being; we, thy needy creatures, render thee servation, especially through our humble praises, for thy preservation of us the night past. from the beginning of our lives to this day, and

especially for having delivered us from the dan*When distur

gers of the past night. To thy watchful probances of any vidence we owe it, "(that

no disturbance hath Find befall a Pamily, in. come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are stead of this, brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) say, that not. For these thy mercies, we bless and magnify withstanding thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee our dangers, we are bro'l to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise in safety to the and thanksgiving; for bis sake who lay down in beginning of the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our this day.

Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Dedication of

O Father, that another day is added to our to God's serrice, with are

lives; we here dedicate both our souls and our solution to be bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righgrowing daily teous, and godly life: In which resolution, do in goodlness. 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. Bare for Morabie BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness

and to enable

corruption of our nature, and the manifold 16to perform that resolution. temptations whicliwe daily meet with; we hum

bly beseech thce to have compassion on ourin. firmities, 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 ihy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to 11s, 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. Anien.

For grace to guide and keep particular, we implore thy grace and pro

N

tection for the ensuing day. Keep us temus the following

perate in our meals and drinks, and diligent in God's blessing our several callings. Grant us patience under on the business any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and of the same.

for

day, and

our

minds always contented with our present . On Sunday Morncondition. Give us grace to be just and ing instead of this upright in all our dealings ; quiet and say, and let thy Hopeaceable; full of compassion; and rea

ly Spirit accompa.

ny us to the place dy to do good to all men, according to of thy public worour abilities and opportunities. Direct ship, making us seus in all our ways * (and prosper the rious and attentive, works of our hands in the business of our and raising several stations.) Defend us from all mir

minds from the dangers and adversities; and be graci- world to the consi

thoughts of this ously pleased to take us and all things deration of the next, belonging to us under thy Fatherly care that we may ferand protection. These things, and what- vently join in the ever else thou shalt see necessary and prayers and praises convenient to us, we humbly beg, through listen to our duty

of thy Church, and the merits and mediation of thy Son Je- with honest hearts, sus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. in order to practise

it. VIE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of

God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

THE

EVENING PRAYER.
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 :

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

a

trition and par.

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.

COST Merciful God, who art of purer Confession of

eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast sins, with promised forgiveness to all those who confess prayer for conand forsake their sins; we come before thee

don. in an humble sense of our own unworthiness,

* Here, let acknowledging our manifold trangressions of him who reads thy righteous laws. But, O gracious Father, make a short who desirest not the death of a sinner, look pause, that eveupon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and for- ry one may segive us all our transgressions. Make us deep- the sins and

cretly confess ly sensible of the great evil of them; and work failings of that in us an hcarty contrition ; that we may obtain day.

« EelmineJätka »