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joy; and may we so pass in thy hands alone our life through the changing and breath are, and thine of the

present are all our ways. world, that we may be Forgive, we beseech prepared for the pure and thee, the transgressions of unmixed happiness of thy the past day, the past glorious presence for ever- week, and of all past time. more. Mercifully hear and Whatever has been amiss accept us, O God, through in our conduct, or irreguthy Son Jesus Christ our lar in our dispositions, Lord. Amen.

whatever we have done

which we ought not to SATURDAY EVENING. have done, or omitted

which we ought to have O THOU who alone art performed, do thou, in from everlasting, without thy great mercy, forgive. beginning of days, or end Knowing our frailty and of years; we rejoice that danger from the past, may amid the continual chan- we in future take more ges

of this our uncertain careful heed to our steps, life, we can look to thee, O and walk more uprightly God, who endurest for ever before thee. Quicken our Heaven and earth shall consciences, and sanctify pass away, but thou re- our hearts. Make us more mainest, and wilt never pure, humble, and devout, fail those who trust in more benevolent and usethee, nor hide thy face from ful; and so teach us to those who love thee. number our days, that we

Preserver of men, at may apply our hearts unto the close- of another day wisdom. and week, we would render Hitherto thou hast helpunto thee our sincere and ed and sustained us. Truhumble thanks for all the ly our hope is in thee, and mercies of thy providence, under the shadow of thy by which our lives have wings will we put our trust. been supported and blest. Grant us refreshment this We acknowledge with joy night by sleep ; and may that it is thou alone who we arise in thy favour in preservest us, and makest the morning, and be fitted us to dwell in safety; for for the sacred duties of



the day. O thou who giv- people, who dost est power to the faint, and slumber nor sleep ;

sleep; the to those who have no might ever blessed God, who art increasest strength, give able to do for us more unto us strength to do and ceedingly than we can ask to bear thy whole will and or think; the Father alpleasure. In thine ever- mighty ; the King eternal, lasting arms support us; immortal, and invisible; by thy mighty power de- unto thee be all honour fend us; let thy grace be and glory, through Jesus sufficient for us, and thy Clirist our Lord. Amen. goodness and mercy follow us all our days. We dedi- A PRAYER FOR MORNING cate ourselves to thee as

OR EVENING. our God and guide through life, our support and com- O GOD, the Creator, fort in death, and after Preserver and Benefactor death our everlasting por- of men, we approach thee tion and felicity. When in an humble sense of our the present succession of dependence upon thee, and days and nights shall cease, a deep conviction of our graciously receive us to that obligations to thee, who, state where we shall serve both by day and by night, thee without intermission dost constantly sustain and and without weariness, defend us, and delight to through the day of eternity. do us good. May we re

We commend to thee gard thee as the chief good, our relatives and friends. and the knowledge and We ask thy compassion love of thee as the greatfor the distressed,thy mer- est of blessings. May we cy for the erring and guilty, earnestly desire, and dilithy blessing upon all men. gently seek, and happily Promote the cause of know- find thee.

Thou art our ledge and religion in the Maker. Root out from earth; let the pure doctrines within us, we pray thee, and practice of Christianity all that is defiling and coreverywhere prevail, and the rupting to our nature, and whole earth be filled with implant in us all holy disthy glory and praise. positions and principles;

Holy Watchman of thy that our souls may retain

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thine image, and that we benevolence which filled may appear in thy likeness, his soul. May we considas thou didst create us. er mankind as our brethren, Thou art our Ruler and and be heartily disposed Governor. Reign in our to relieve their miseries; to hearts. Subdue and expel supply their wants; to all rebellious passions; comfort their sorrows; to beat down the spirit of redress their wrongs; to pride and haughtiness; turn pardon those who have away from us vanity and offended us ; to love those self-deceit; preserve

who hate us; to do good from envy, covetousness, unto all. wrath, hardness of heart, May we walk within our and contempt of thy word; houses with perfect hearts. and make us humble, and May we study to advance gentle, and kind, and ready each other's happiness, and at all times to do thy will to quicken each other's and submit to thy righ- piety. May every good teous pleasure. Thou art and holy disposition be our merciful and indulgent daily improving in our Father. O grant to thy breasts, until we become fit children those best of gifts, for that happy kingdom a firm and right faith, a where love and peace and steadfast and well grounded joy for ever reign. Hear hope, and a never failing us in thy Son's name, for charity. Thou art the whom we bless thee, and God and Father of our through whom we ascribe Lord Jesus Christ. Give unto thee all honour and us grace to receive him as glory for ever. Amen. our Saviour, and learn of him as our teacher, and

ANOTHER. follow him as our guide and example, and love him as

O GOD, our heavenly the friend who died for us ; Father, we beseech thee to that so we may be number- incline thine ear unto thy ed among his true disciples, children, and favourably and become fellow heirs hear our prayer. We pray with him in thy heavenly that thou wouldst guide kingdom. Help us to re- and lead us by thy provimember, and to imitate the dence, and comfort us by

thy mercy, and protect us Finally, O God, make by thine almighty power. us sensible how little is We submit to thee all our the world, how great thy thoughts, words, actions and heavens, how short time, sufferings; and we desire and how long a blessed to have thee always in our eternity. O that we may minds, to do all our works well prepare

ourselves in thy name, and in thy for death; that we may strength to bear all calami- flee from the wrath to ty with patience. Give come, and obtain of thee us grace that we may be everlasting life, through Jeattentive to our spiritual sus Christ our Lord. Amen. concerns, temperate in our enjoyments, vigilant PRAYER FOR A BEREAVED in our conduct, and stead

Family. fast and immoveable in O THOU eternal Lord all good purposes. Dis- our God, the Lord of life pose our hearts to admire and death, who givest and and praise thy holiness; who takest away, enable to hate all evil works; us all to say, with sincere to love our neighbour, and and humble resignation, to renounce the vanities Thy name be blessed, and of the world. Enable us thy will be done. In all to conduct ourselves with our troubles and adverprudence in all transac- sities, whensoever they tions, and show courage oppressus,

would in danger, fortitude in come to thee, O Father, trial, submissiveness in and put our whole trust adversity, and in prosper- and confidence in thee, ity humble mind. and lay down the burLet thy grace illuminate then of our sorrows beour understandings, direct fore thee, and look to thee our wills, sanctify our alone for consolation and bodies, and bless and save help; for we know that our souls. Make us dili- thou art a God of mercy gent in curbing all irreg- and compassion, and that ular affections ; zealous though clouds and darkin imploring thy grace; ness are round about thee, careful in keeping thy com- righteousness and judgmadments, and constant in ment are the foundations working out our salvation. of thy throne.




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We desire to submit vanity of earthly things, to with all humility and pa- delight in thy word, to tience to the recent afflic- study thy will, to observe tive dispensation of thy thy law, and to work out righteous providence. Be our own salvation ; that pleased to sanctify it to when we go the way of all thy servants the members the earth, we may

be of this family. Teach us forted by thy presence, and to turn this sorrow to our admitted to that heavenly eternal good; and let the state where all tears shall sense of our loss make us be wiped from our eyes, cleave more steadfastly to and there shall be no more thee. Letno repining decay, nor sickness, nor thoughts rise in our hearts, death ; which we ask in but help us to place our the name of thy Son Jesus affections more strongly on Christ, the resurrection those immoveable things and the life, through whom which are above, and to to thee be rendered everresign unto thee all our lasting praises. Amen. thoughts and desires. By PRAYER FOR THE CHILthis chastisement may we

DREN OF A FAMILY. be purified from sin, quickened in duty, mortified

ALMIGHTY God, by to the world, and raised whose gracious providence above it. Send thy holy the successive generations Spirit to abide with and of mankind are called into comfort our hearts, and being, we implore thy faenable us to endure tribula- therly blessing on the chiltion as becometh disciples dren of this farnily. Tothy of thy Son Jesus Christ. protection and guidance,

Bind more closely to- to thy direction and dispogether the surviving mem- sal we humbly and earnbers of this family. In- estly recommend them. crease in us a tender and May they remember their faithful affection. May we Creator in the days of learn how to promote each their youth. Impress other's happiness, and miti- on

their tender minds gate the sorrows which that reverence of thee, have befallen, or yet await which is the beginning of

Teach us to feel the wisdom; and give them


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