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Almighty God, in whom we live, and move, and have our being; we render thee our humble praises, for thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. And, since it is of thy mercy that another day is added to our lives, we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: In which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow
grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
But, O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations which we daily meet with; we beseech thee 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 thy judgments, and
such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us,
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. Amen.
In particular, we implore thy grace and protection for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us pa. tience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition. Give us grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compassion ; and ready to do good to all men, according to our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our ways.
Defend us from all dan
gers and adversities; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care and protection. These things, and whatever else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Sa. viour. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be 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. Andlead 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.
Most merciful God, who art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgiveness to all who confess and forsake their sins; we come before thee in an humble sense of our unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners, for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
And lest, through our own frailty, or the temptations which encompass us, we be drawn again into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men : That so we may be ed blameless, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
And accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all mankind. Let the light of thy Gospel