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PETITIONS AND THANKSGIVINGS
TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE PRECEDING FORMS OF
PRAYER, AS OCCASION REQUIRES.
FOR SUNDAY MORNING. rest, and for all the spiritu
al privileges which it brings BE graciously present with it. May we have with all who this day meet rest and refreshment to our to serve thee; bless, the souls. May we read, and labours of all those who hear, and meditate with watch for souls; and give profit, and lift up our hearts us all grace to hear with to thee in prayer and praise attention, to receive the with sincere devotion. And word with meekness, and grant, most merciful God, to serve the Lord with that we may so improve gladness. Teach us all all our sacred opportunities, things necessary to salva- that we fail not of a part in tion; enable us to under- thine eternal rest, and in stand and remember the the hymns of angels and sacred truths delivered to blessed spirits in the world us, with full purpose of to come. living accordingly, that our conversation may be holy, FOR SUNDAY EVENING. and our end everlasting life.
GLORY be to thy name
for the especial blessings ANOTHER.
which this sacred day has
brought to us. Pardon WE thank thee for the us, if in any manner we morning light of this day of have abused its privileges.
Cause the truths which we glory, that care, and dilihave heard to sink deep gence, and constancy that into our hearts, and bring we ought to have done. forth in us the fruits of a Forgive, O Lord, our sins holy and religious life, a of ignorance and infirmity; peaceful and blessed death, but especially all our wilful and a glorious resurrection. transgressions of thy laws,
the impurity of our hearts ANOTHER.
and thoughts, and every
sinful practice and habit, of BLESSED be God, the what kind soever.
Work God and Father of our in us a hearty contrition for Lord Jesus Christ, who sin, and help us to live hath vouchsafed to us the more worthily for the time rest and the instruction of to come; so that we may this Christian Sabbath. secure thy favour, and find Blessed be God for the eternal life. means of happiness and improvement, which have INTERCESSION FOR CHILbeen offered this day to us and our fellow Christians. Make us mindful, we pray
O GOD, the Father of thee, of our duty; that as our Lord Jesus Christ, we often hear how bless the children of this ought to walk and to please household with healthful God, we may continue to bodies, and understanding do so unto our lives' end. souls, and sanctified hearts,
that they may remember A CONFESSION. their Creator all their days.
Let thy grace preserve MOST gracious and them from the temptations merciful God, we humble of the world ; and may we ourselves before thee in a never be wanting in any deep sense of our unwor- part of our duty to them, thiness. We acknow- but instruct them in the ledge that we have not faith and duties of a chrisserved thee with that puri- tian life, and convince ty of intention, that sincer- them of their faults, and ity of heart, that fervency correct them in reason and of spirit, that zeal for thy love. Be thou, O God,
their Father and portion, in may all meet together at this world, and in the world last in the house of our to come:
INTERCESSION FOR BENE
FACTORS. OUR Heavenly Father, we beseech thee to be a ALMIGHTY God, Father. to our children. fountain of all goodness Take them into the arms and all excellency; extend of thy love. Strengthen thine abundant favour and them in the path of duty, loving kindness to all our and when they fall, raise friends and benefactors. them up again. Wherev- Reward them for all the er they are, or may go, good which from thy merthere be thou with them. ciful providence they have Guide them; teach them; conveyed unto us. Let defend, pardon, and save the light of thy countethem.
nance shine upon them,
and never let them come ANOTHER.
into any affliction or sad
ness, but such as may be WE humbly and earn- an instrument of thy glory, estly look to thee, O God, and their eternal comfort. for a blessing, a plenteous Forgive them all their sins. blessing on our dear chil- Preserve them from spiritdren. Grant them thy ual dangers. Give supply best gifts. Grant them to all their needs; guardhealth, and strength, and ing their persons; sanctifyunderstanding. Grant them, ing their hearts; and leadabove all, virtue, holiness, ing them in the way of good dispositions, the righteousness, by the waknowledge and love of thee, ters of comfort, to the land and of thy Son Jesus Christ. of eternal rest and glory. . Help us to do all our duty to them, and help them to FOR FRIENDS. do their duty to us. Lead them and guard them O LORD, graciously through life; be with them accept our prayers for all in death; and grant that we our kindred and friends. Do good unto them all. and improving to our minds To those who err, show and souls. Grant to us a thy truth; and those who safe arrival at home. Bless seek it, keep from error. and protect those whom To those who do amiss, we have left behind us. give grace to do better; After the journey of life is and those who do well, over, grant that we may continue in well doing. all arrive safely in that To those who are afflicted, blessed country, where give comfort and deliver- there is no weariness, nor ance; to those who pros- peril, nor parting. per, humility and temperance.
Bless the sick with ON Á VOYAGE. health; and keep the healthy from
sickness. 0 THOU who art the Supply those who are in confidence of those who want ; and let those who are abroad upon the sea, want not, give supply. To protect us, we beseech all grant thy grace, O God, thee, in this our voyage, and show thy mercj: Let and preserve us from all its love bind us one to anoth- dangers. But especially er, and religion knit us all grant unto us a sure and to thee; that however we steadfast trust in thee. suffer or scatter on earth, Whatever changes may we may live and be in joy come ver the deep, and together, in the felicity of whatever foes or perils we Heaven,
may encounter, let
know and feel that thou art ON A JOURNEY. near us, and that no' real
evil can befal us while we O THOU who art every- are with thee. Bring us where present, and every- to our desired haven, if where and always the same it be thy will, and to our merciful and protecting friends, in safety and peace. God, protect us, we beseech When the sea of life is past, thee, in the house and by and its storms are spent, the way. Save us from O then, merciful God, land danger, from violence, and us on the calm and happy from sickness. May our shore of thy heavenly kingway be pleasant to our feet dom.
AFTER RETURNING FROM that we may begin this A JOURNEY OR VOYAGE. new year with new reso
lutions of serving thee more WE thank thee, O God, faithfully. Make us wise merciful Father, that unto salvation; that we through thy great goodness may consider in this our we are permitted to meet day the things that belong again around our own do- unto our peace; and that mestic altar. : For thy pro- we may pass the time of tecting care of us, while our sojourning here in thy we were away, and for this fear and love; and be our safe return, we praise ready to depart hence, and bless thee. For all whenever thou shalt say the comforts, pleasures and unto us, Return, ye childuties of this our earthly dren of men. home, we devoutly thank thee. But we know that FOR A SICK CHILD. we are strangers with thee, and sojourners, as all our HEAVENLY Father, fathers were; that our days we beseech thee to pity on the earth are as a shad- the troubles of the child ow, and here there is no whom thou hast visited abiding. O be thou with with illness, and pity our us, to lead and uphold us sorrows, who are afflicted through the remainder of for it. Ease it of its pains, our pilgrimage, and at last and strengthen it in its receive us to our home in weakness. thine eternal heavens. again, if it shall please thee,
to grow in years and statFOR A NEW YEAR. ure, in wisdom and virtue;
and thereby to comfort us, BLESSED be God, and glorify thee. We bewho has brought us safe to lieve that thou knowest best the beginning of another what is fit both for it, and
Make us sensible, for us, and wilt do what is O thou eternal and holy fit for both; and therefore One, how short and uncer we leave it to thy wise distain is our mortal life, posal. But let it be thine, () Pardon our misspent time, Lord, in life or death; and and make us henceforth either preserve it to be thy careful to redeem it. Grant true and faithful servant on
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