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make me one more instance of pardoning and saving grace, that I may shew forth thy praises in thy earthly temples ; and may go, ere long, to sing thy praises in thy temple above, through a dying and now risen and interceding Saviour. Amen.
THE ENCOURAGEMENT YOUNG PERSONS HAVE TO
Ye hearts with youthful vigour warm,
In şmiling crowds draw near;
A Saviour's voice to hear.
He, Lord of all the worlds on high,
Stoops to converse with you ;
Your friendship to pursue.
“ The soul that longs to see my face,
“ Is sure my love to gain ;
" Shall never seek in vain.'
What object, Lord, my soul should move,
If once compar'd with thee!
Like what in Christ I see.
Away, ye false delusive toys,
Vain tempers of the mind !
For here true bliss I find.
The Child's Prayer to the good Shepherd.
Blessed Jesus, I, a poor weak, tender reature, come to thee : but it was in reard to such weakness that thou hast been leased to speak so graciously. I believe That I have heard, and I mean to venture ay soul upon it. I flee to thee as the ielpless lamb to its shepherd, when hungry, that he may feed it; when pursued by wild beasts, that he may defend it. Lord, open thine arms and thy bosom to me, though I am so inconsiderable a creature; out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou ordainest praise. Fill my heart with love, and my mouth with thy praise, and lead me on, till I may come to praise thee amongst the holy angels in heaven, and serve thee as they do, for ever. Amen.
A Child's Prayer. O Lord God! I am a poor helpless sinful child, but thou art my heavenly Father, and I hope, through Christ Jesus, my reconciled God and Father. I now come to thee, and I am grieved and sorry to think that I have ever left thee. I have gonel astray from thee like a lost sheep, but I now come to thee. Accept me as thy child ; take me, O Father, into the arms of thy mercy, and may thy beloved Son, who took children in his arms, take me in the arms of his love and bless me. Let his Spirit renew my sinful nature, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me; take away the stone and give me a soft, a tender heart; a heart to mourn for sin, and to be afraid of offending thee; a heart to love thee and to love all thy children. Deliver me from all the snares of the devil, from sinful com pany, from a lying tongue, and from my own wilful and obstinate temper. Be thou a Father to me in the dearest sense to teach me, to guide me, to provide for me. Teach me to love thee, to pray to thee, and to serve thee here; and prepare me te dwell with thee for ever in thy heavenly kingdom, for Jesus' sake. Amen.
followers of God as dear Children."
Heavenly Father, am I thy child ? 0 uch me how to follow thee. Teach me follow thee as dear children should folw a Father whom they love; a Father hom they fear; a Father whom they ght to obey in all things ! Lord, what puldest thou have me to do? I know ine own word says, "Be ye holy for I am ly.” I am thy child, for thou madest e, and by thee I live, and move, and we my being. But I cannot be thy dear uild if I am not holy. I know thou canst It look upon sin. I know and feel that I ave inclinations to that which is evil; and have too much followed them with my wn will, contrary to thy holy will and ommandments. I know that thou lovest ruth in the inner man, in the heart. But have often tried to deceive others; and ried to make them believe what is not rue. I have often tried to deceive myself.
have seen others bad; and I thought hat I was not worse than they were, and hat I should do as well as they did. I vas rebellious and stubborn, and disobediint to my earthly parents; how then could I look up to thee? how then can I lift up my heart to thee. Father forgive me for thy mercy's sake : what I know not, that teach thou me; and what thou wouldest have me to be and to do, that do thou make me, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
A Mother's Prayer for her Children. Most glorious and eternal God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of meni and angels, Father of mercies, and God of all comforts; thou hast promised to be a Father to a thousand generations of them that love and fear thee. Be thou a Gud and a Father to me, and the children which thou hast given me. Enable me, O Lord , to bring them up in the nurture and ad monition of the Lord, and in the fear of God, to the praise of thy holy name. O give me thy grace and favour, that I may instruct them with diligence and meekness, govern them with prudence and holiness provide for them useful employments and competent provisions of life and comfort
, leading them in the paths of religion and justice, by examples of précepts of holines, never provoking them to wrath, never in