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protection, both here and ment of everlasting salvaever, we may be preserved tion; that among all the in body and soul, through changes and chances of our Lord and Saviour
this mortal life, they may Jesus Christ. Amen. ever be defended by thy
most gracious and ready ASSIST us, O Lord, in help, through Jesus Christ all our doings with thy our Lord. Amen. most gracious favour, and further us with thy con- GRANT, we beseech tinual help, that in all our
thee, Almighty God, that works begun, continued, the words which we have and ended in thee, we may heard this day with our glorify thy holy name, and outward ears, may through finally by thy mercy obtain
thy grace be so grafted ineverlasting life, through
wardly in our hearts, that Jesus Christ our Lord.
they may bring forth in us Amen.
the fruit of good living, to
the honour and praise of ALMIGHTY God, the thy name, through Jesus fountain of all wisdom, who Christ our Lord. Amen. knowest
necessities before we ask, and our WE offer these our ignorance in asking; we
prayers unto thee, O God beseech thee to have com
of mercy, with a humble passion upon our infirmi
confidence in thine unerties; and those things which
ring wisdom and perfect for our unworthiness we
goodness. We beseech dare not, and for our blind- thee to overlook the imperness we cannot ask, vouch- fection, and to accept the safe to give us, for the sake
sincerity of our devotions. of thine infinite mercy in of thy great mercy, grant Jesus Christ our Lord.
unto us such things as shall Amen.
be good for us, though we
may neglect to pray for ASSIST us mercifully, them; and deny us such O Lord, in these our sup- things as would be hurtful plications and prayers, and to us, though we should dispose the way of thy ser- earnestly desire them. Orvants toward the attain- der all things for us, as
seemeth right in thy sight; to magnify thee as we and do us good, both now ought; to worship thee in and for evermore, accord- spirit and in truth, to bend ing to thy promises declar- our whole soul and our ed unto us by Jesus Christ every thought in adoration, our Lord. Amen.
before the throne of thine ALMIGHTY God, who unspeakable majesty. And
grant, O God, that by worhast promised to hear the
shipping thee aright on petitions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we
earth, we may be prepared
to worship thee in heaven beseech thee mercifully to
with all the true disciples incline thine ears to
of our Lord and Saviour who have made now our
Jesus Christ. Amen. prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which
WE acknowledge and have faithfully asked ac
praise thee, O God, as the cording to thy will
, may inhabiteth eternity. Thou
high and holy One who effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity,
art God from everlasting and to the setting forth of
to everlasting, and there thy glory, through Jesus
is none other God beside Christ our Lord. Amen.
thee. Let us make thee
our refuge and trust, our PRAISE AND THANKSGIV
confidence and joy. Let us rest our hearts and our
hopes upon thee, through ALMIGHTY God, Ma- all the scenes and trials of ker of all worlds, and Fa- this our short and uncerther of all men; we adore tain life; that, when heavthee as the first cause and en and earth shall pass constant disposer of all
away, we may be found things, as our Creator, our in thine eternal dwellingPreserver, and our final place, rendering to thee Judge. We praise thee
and glory, for all the manifestations and praise, through Jesus of thy power, wisdom, and Christ, for ever and ever. goodness, and for thy won- Amen. derful works to the children of men.
OTHOU, who alone art
that we may
infinite in knowledge and ous to serve thee, and wisdom, we adore thee as
anxious to please thee; the great source of light, and that at last we may the fountain of intelli- be received to thy presgence, the Father of our
ence and glory, through spirits, and the author of Jesus Christ our Lord. all good. Though thy Amen. ways are past our finding out, we are assured that
O THOU, who art the they are just and right. only living and true God, We would therefore sub- unchangeable in thy nature, mit all our desires to thy universal in thy presence, will, all our actions to thy and uncontrollable in thy government, and all our
dominion, we adore and concerns to thy disposal ; magnify thee as the greatand in humility and self
est, the wisest, and the best abasement we would now
of beings, from whom all and at all times offer up blessings proceed, and to our prayers to thee, the
whom all gratitude is due. only wise God, through We
have our Lord and Saviour Jesus worthy conceptions of thy Christ. Amen.
greatness ; that we may en
tertain a deep and lasting We praise and bless thy sense of thy goodness; that glorious name, O Lord, for we may fear thee as thou art good, and doest Master, and honour thee good continually, and thy as our Father; and that mercy is over all thy works.
when we meet thee as our We thank thee for all the Judge, we may be acceptendowments, privileges and ed and pardoned, through opportunities of our nature Jesus Christ our Lord. and condition; for the in- Amen. . structions and consolations of thy holy word; and for RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE. the blessed hope of everlasting life. Grant that we God of wisdom and may always look up to truth, from whom proceed thee as our protector, and all the treasures of knowFather, and best friend; ledge, and who by thy that we may be ever studi- Spirit hast given us únder
standing; we thank thee
proper objects of thine apthat thou hast enabled us probation, and the rewards to know thee in thy works, of everlasting life, through to study thy word, and to
Jesus Christ our
Lord. hold communion with thee, Amen. the Father of our spirits. May we at all times be sen
O GOD, the Father of sible of our connexion with light, and of wisdom; let thee, and above all things our minds be enlightened fear to degrade the nature with true knowledge. which thou hast given us. From a steadfast faith in Let us not fall from thy thy perfections, may we favour, by abusing our maintain a constant regard privileges and perverting to thine administration ; our powers. Mercifully as
submit with cheerfulness sist our weakness; reclaim
to thine appointments; live us from our errors ; en- in thy fear, abstain from lighten our minds; purify every appearance of evil, our hearts, and give us and order our whole contrue repentance for our versation as in thy sight. sins, through Jesus Christ May the expectation of a our Lord. Amen.
happy immortality sustain
our virtue in the midst of WE look up unto thee, the most powerful temptao infinite Jehovah, be- tions, and establish our seeching thee to open the souls in peace and joy ; eyes of our minds, that we for the sake of thine infimay discern spiritual things. nite mercy in Jesus Christ May we have worthy ap
our Lord. Amen. prehensions of thy nature and providence, and a right O GOD, the Author of understanding of the gos- nature, whose energy suspel of thy Son. Under
Under tains, whose presence anithe influence of the great mates, and whose gracious truths of religion, may we influence blesses the unicorrect the vices of our verse ; assist us, we beminds, and amend the dis- seech thee, to form wororders of our lives; that thy apprehensions of thy by purity and righteous- nature and character, and, ness, we
as far as our faculties will
permit, to become
law, grant unto us thy serquainted with thy perfec- vants such knowledge as tions and providence. And may best enable us to do let our conceptions of thee, good, and a sincere dispoproduce in us the senti- sition rightly to improve ments of veneration, grati- the knowledge we possess. tude, and submission, and Suffer us not, we beseech lead us to a diligent imi- thee, to be drawn aside from tation of thy moral perfec- our obedience to thy laws, tions, and a constant obe- by the love of pleasure, of dience to thy laws, through riches, or of fame. PreJesus Christ our Lord. serve in us a constant reAmen.
membrance of thine allseeing eye,
Deliver us GRANTunto us, O most from irregular desires, vain merciful Father, the spirit hopes, and weak fears ; of wisdom and knowledge. and prepare us, by innoTeach us to Judge aright cence and purity of manconcerning thee, our Ma
ners, and a steadfast faith ker, and the duties which in thee, for all the events thou requirest of us; and of this mortal life, and for let all religious truths deep- our departure out of this ly impress our hearts, and world. By the constant have a lasting influence on exercise of piety, rightour behaviour. Assist us
eousness, and mercy ; by to subdue every vicious af
vicious af- meekness, patience, and fection, and to withstand moderation ; by truth and every temptation ; that we fidelity, candour and charmay manifest the sincerity ity; by an humble, resigned, of our repentance, by the and contented spirit, may steadfastness of our obedi- we become fitted for the ence; and that, not being society of the just made weary of well doing, we perfect in thine heavenly may finally obtain everlast- kingdom; which we ask in ing life, through Jesus the name, and as disciples Christ our Lord. Amen. of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. O GOD, who givest un
DIVINE ASSISTANCE. derstanding to man, and instructest him out of thy O GOD, who art ever