« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »
above all, blessed, and for ever blessed be thy holy Name, for the Manifestation of thy Son Jesus Christ, the Fountain and Foundation of all our Happinets, and for feeding me this Day (who am unworthy of the least of thy Mercies) with the Spiritual Food of his most precious Body and Blood, to my great and endless Comfort. Enable me, O Lord, through thy gracious Asistance, to perform the Conditions of that Sacramental Covenant which I have this Day so f lemnly renewed and confirmed in thy Presence, and at thy Ta' le, that through the Strength and Power of that Heaven. ly Friol, I have there been Partaker of, I may daily grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of Christ Jesus, and abound in every good Word and Work. And subdue in ine all those inordinate Lufts and corrupt Affections which war against my Soul; purify my Mind from all evil Thoughts, bad In. tentions, and evil Designs; and suffer not Pride, Vainglory, Self-love, Malice, Hatred or Revenge, or any other Evil whatsoever, to reign in my mortal Body; but do thou klep iç for ever in the Purpose of my Heart, faithfully to fulfill these my Baptismal Vows and Resolutions, which I have now again renewed at thy holy Table, that, by pero severing in all Virtue and Holiness of Life, I may at length bę an Inheritor of that infinite Happiness and Glory, which thou halt promised by Cbrift our Lord. Amen.
A Prager in private, for the Grace of Perfeverance,
thee, and let thy Grace be ever assistant to all the En. deavours and Designs of thy weak and unworthy Servant. I am not able of myself to do or think any Thing that is good, or will pleasing in thy Sight. Olet thy Holy Spirit continually guard me against those numerous Temptations which so ftrongly encounter me, Fix my inconftant Mind, that I may not be led away with the Errors of the Wicked, and fall from my own Stedfastness, bụt that I may persevere in good Works unto the End. Moderate my Affections and Defires, and confine them only to such Objects as are wellpleasing in thy Sight. Let thy Will be the sole Guide and Measure of mine, that all my Hopes and Wilhes may center
in thee alone, and nothing may ever appear desirable to me, in Comparison of a pure Heart and peaceable Conscience. Teach me thy Way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy Trutb; O knit my Heart unto tbee, that I may fear tby Name. Make me to love thee (as I ought) above all Things, and let the Interest of thy Honour and Glory be always dearer to me than Gold or Silver, or any other Temporal Advantage; for chou, O Lord, art my Porcion, thou art my only Reit, in thee alone is Fulness of joy and true Satisfaction, and without thee is Milery and Torment. O grant me this bleffed Retreat, this happy Security, and then I shall find Rest unto my Soul buth here and hereafter. Amen.
Amen. See Pfal. 86. 119.
MORNING PRA Y E R. ONDER my Words, O Lord, consider my Meditations :
My Voice shalt thou bear betimes, O Lord, early in the Morning will i direct my Prayer unto thee, and will look up, Psal. v. 1, 3. Almighty God, who dwelling in the higheit Heavens, yet vouchlatest to regard the lowest Creatures here upon Earth, I humbly adore thy Sacred Majelty, and with all the Powers of my Soul and Body do exalt and praise thy Holy Name for all the Mercies and Comforts of this Life, and for the Hopes and Assurance of a better ; for protecting me from the Evils and Dangers of the Night past, and for bringing me safely to the Light of a new Day: continue this thy Mercy and Goodnels to me; and as thou haft awakened my Body from Sleep, fo raise my Soul from the Death of Sn unto a Life of Righteousness. Deliver me, O God, from the Evils of this Day, and guide my Feer in the Paths of Peace and Holiness, and strengthen my Refolutions to embrace all Opportunities of doing Good, and carefully to avoid all Occasions Here name fuch of Evil? especially those Sins which by Sins as you are moje Nature and Inclinacion I am most likely to afraid of. fall into: And when thro' Frailty, or the Violence of any other Temptation, I fall from my Duty, do thou in Mercy restore me again with a double Portion of thy Græce and
Huly Holy Spirit, to maintain a more vigorous Defence againft Satan and his Devices. Shower down thy Graces and Blessings upon all my Relations, con my Father and Mother, on my Brethren and Sisters) on all my Friends, and give thy holy Angels Charge over them, to protect them from all Sin and Danger. Make me diligent' in the Duties of my Calling, and that in all the Changes and Chances of this Life, I may absolutely submit to thy Divine Providence. Let thy Blessing be upon my Actions, and let thy Wildom direct my Intentions, that so the whole Course of my Life, and the principal Designs of my Heart, may be ordered by thy Governance to do always that is righteous in thy Sight, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. See Pfal. 4. 16. 17.
When you go out of your Chamber.
to me, and dwell in my Heart for evermore; and bless my going out and my coming in now and for ever. Amen.
E V E N I N G PRAY E R.
the lifting up of my Hands be as an Evening Sacrifice, Pial. 141. 2. O Lord our Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting God, whose Glory the Heaven of Heavens cannot contain, look down from the Throne of thy Majesty, and behold thy unworthy Servant, proftrate at the Feet of thy Mercy, humbly confessing unto thee the VaHere name particular Sins nity and Sinfulness of
of my whole and Failings of the Day. Life; especially the Omisions and Commiflions of my Duty this Day, wherewith I have so lately offended thine infinite Majesty and Goodness, and so grievously wounded my own Soul: Of these and all other my Transgressions, I most earnestly repent, and am beartly formy for these iny Misdoings; the Remembrance of them is grievous unto me, the Burtben of them is intolerable : Have Mercy upon ine, most merciful Father, for thy Son Jesus Christ's Sake, forgive me all that is past, and accept of these any Prayers and
Sup: Supplications, thro' the Merits and Mediation of the same, our Mediator and Redeemer. · And altho' I am unworthy, thro' my manifold Sins and Iniquities, to offer unto thee any Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving, yet I beseech thee to accept of this my bounden Duty, my unfeigned Thanks for all thy Goodness and loving Kind.
Here name parness to me and all Mankind, purely pro
ticular Blessings ceeding from thy Bounty, and wholly in. and Mercies. tended for my Good, and particularly for preserving me this Day in the midst of so many Dangers incident to my Condition, and from so many Calanities as are due to my Sins. Thou art my Creator, O my God, and Protector; thou art the ultimate End of my Being, and supreme Perfection of my Nacure; under the Shadow of thy Wings is perpetual Repose, and from the Light of thy Countenance Aows eternal Joy and Felicity, to whom be Glory and Honour, World without End. Amen.
And thou, O Lord, by whom Kings reign, and Princes decree Justice, bless our most gracious Sovereign Lord King George, their Royal Highnesses George Prince of Wales, the Duke, the Princesses, and all the Royal Family: All my Relations, Friends, and kind Benefactors; let
Here name parthy Providence fuccour them and theirs ticular Persons. from all Evil and Danger, and do thou reward them sevenfold into their Bofom, for all the Good they have done or faid of me. Be pleased likewise, O Lord, (in whose Hands are the issues of Life and Death) to succour, help and comfort all that are in Danger, Neceflity and Tribulation, all that labour under any bodily pain or Especially those Sickness, Temptation, or are disturbed in for whom our PrayMind, relieve such according to their fe- ers are desired. veral Necessities, giving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy Issue out of all their Afictions. Subdue in me the evil Spirit of Wrath and Revenge, and dispose my Heart patiently to bear Reproaches and Wrongs, and to be ready not only to forgive, but also to do Good for Evil, that all Men may know that I am Christ's Disci. ple. And finally, O Lord, since thou haft ordained the Day to labour in, and the Night to take our Reit, as I
praise thee for the Mercies of the Day, so I humbly beg the Continuance of thy gracious Protection over me this Night. Let thy holy Angels pitch their Tents about my Bed, that being safely delivered from all Perils and Dangers of this Night, and comfortably refreshed with moderate Sleep, I may be enabled to discharge the Duties of my Calling, and faithfully to persevere in Holiness and Pureness of Living all the Days of my Life, to thy Honour and Glory, thro' our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, Our Farber, &c.
W ben you lie down in your Bed. Will lay me down in Peace, and take my Reft, for it is thou,
Lord, only that maketh me to dwell in Safety; and into thy Hands I recommend nay Spirit, my Soul, and my Body, for ibou baft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of Truib.