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deavours to extend the the faithful disciples of knowledge of thy truth, Jesus, and become the in- 's and to promote the love struments of diffusing virand practice of thy holy tue and happiness in the commandments, may be world. Amen. favourably received, and become successful. May FOR THE AFFLICTED. they do honour to thy truth, in their public ser

O GOD of mercy, we vices, and in their lives; humbly implore thy favourand wilt thou direct thy able regard for all our servants in the way of brethren in affliction; may righteousness to their high- thy wisdom be their direcest happiness. Amen. tion, thy power their sup

port, and thy goodness FOR ALL CHRISTIAN

their confidence; and by a CHURCHES.

patient behaviour under

their afflictions, and WE beseech thee, O thankful acknowledgment God of love and mercy, to of all thy mercies, may send down thy blessing they be prepared for unupon all who profess the mixed happiness in a future faith of our Lord Jesus and better world. Amen. Christ; suffer not their divisions to injure the cause A CONCLUDING PRAYER. of truth and liberty; graciously assist those who MERCIFULLY regard, love thy holy name, in all O heavenly Father, these their sincere endeavours to our petitions for ourselves reform the abuses which and for others, and grant have entered into thy that by thus expressing the church, and to promote desires of our hearts bethe peace and union of fore thee, we may be more Christians. Give them impressed with reverence just sentiments of the na- for thee, charity for all ture and tendency of our mankind, and concern for holy religion ; fill their our religious improvement; hearts with love to thee, pardon what thou hast and to each other. May seen amiss in us at this they approve themselves time; teach us the right

use of all our enjoyments; bread.

And forgive us lead us to a wise and care

our trespasses, As we forful improvement of all thy give those who trespass mercies, and finally ad- against us. And lead us vance us to thy glorious not into temptation, But and everlasting kingdom, deliver us from evil. For which thou hast promised thine is the kingdom, and by Jesus Christ our Lord, the power, and the glory, in whose words we con- For ever and ever. Amen. clude our prayers;

OUR Father, who art in NOW unto him who is heaven, Hallowed be thy able to do for us exceed

Thy kingdom ing abundantly, above all come; Thy will be done that we can ask or think, on earth, as it is in heaven. be glory and dominion for Give us this day our daily ever and ever. Amen.

name.

END OF THIRD SERVICE.

PRA Y ERS AND SERVICES

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FAMILIES;

TOGETHER WITH

A CATECHISM FOR CHILDREN.

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FAMILY PRAYERS.

SUNDAY MORNING. We make it our earnest

prayer to thee, that our ALMIGHTY and ever hearts may be touched by blessed God, source of all its holy influences, that being, and fountain of all our characters may be formgood; we, thy children, ed by its spirit, that our created by thee, continually lives may be governed by preserved by thee, and in- its laws. O guide us, we debted to thee for all that beseech thee, in the ways we possess and all that we

of its truth to the everenjoy, would come before lasting home which it thee this morning, to ex- promises to the righteous. press our sense of thy Let our attendance this goodness to us, to acknow- day on thy public worship, ledge our dependence upon and the services and inthee, to adore thy great- structions of thy house, ness, and commend our- conduce to our spiritual selves to thy care.

improvement and our eterGlory be to thy name nal good. Let us enter that thou hast made us thy gates with thanksgivcapable of holding com- ing, and thy courts with munion with thee, the Fa- praise, and take with us ther of our spirits, and of our best affections and resreceiving the revelations olutions to the temple of of thy word and will. the Lord.

Suffer not our Glory be to thy name for minds to be distracted, nor the heavenly doctrines, our devotions to languish. precepts, and promises of Let not our thoughts, the gospel of thy Son, which ought to be engaged

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