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GREAT AND GLORIOUS GOD, we adore Thee for all Thine infinite perfections! Righteous art Thou in all Thy ways, and holy in all Thy works! We are weak and helpless, sinful and guilty, exposed to danger on every side; and in continual need of Thy gracious assistance.

Grant unto us a due sense of our dependence upon Thee; and enable us to lie down to rest, exercising faith in Thy divine power, and in Thy never-failing goodness. We desire to remember, that Thine eye seeth us wheresoever we are; that Thou art about our bed, and art every where present, with us. O LORD, pardon, for JESUS CHRIST's sake, the sins which Thou hast seen in us this day. Many are the offences which we continually commit: for we are, by nature, prone to evil; and our own hearts too often deceive us. But we desire to trust in the all-powerful mediation of Thy blessed Son; who died for our sins and rose again for our justification; and who ever liveth at Thy right hand to make intercession for us. O LORD, grant unto us peace with Thee, and a cheerful hope of being finally made partakers of everlasting life. We beseech Thee to give us Thy Holy Spirit, to comfort us; and also to dispose us to every good work.

Let us not return to sin, nor love the ways of ungodliness. Let us not allow ourselves in any of those things which Thou hast forbidden;-but let us mortify

all our corrupt affections; our pride and vanity; our anger and passion; our selfishness and worldliness. Let us put on, as the elect of God, mercy and loving-kindness, and tender compassion towards all men. Let us follow the example of our Saviour's lowliness and meekness, of His holy zeal, His constant beneficence, His love to the bodies and souls of men. Let us daily improve, through Thy grace, in every Christian temper; and let us exercise ourselves in repentance for whatever we have done amiss.

Accept our thanks, O LORD, for the mercies of the past day, and for all Thy goodness during our past lives. We bless Thee for every gift which Thou hast bestowed upon us; for every deliverance which Thou hast wrought out for any of us from pain and sickness, from sorrow and from danger; and for every event which Thou hast caused to work for our good. Be with us, we pray Thee, to the end of our days. Bless to us all the estates of life through which we pass; make us humble in prosperity, and patient in adversity; grateful for all Thy temporal mercies; but especially for Thine unspeakable love in our redemption through JESUS CHRIST.

We commit to Thy gracious care all our friends and relations. May we live in peace and harmony with them all; bearing each other's burthens, helping each other's infirmities, and ministering to each other's temporal and spiritual good.

Have compassion on the children of this family. Save them from the follies and dangers of youth, and make them obedient in all things. Prepare them for


Thy future service; and when they shall have done Thy will on earth, may they be joint heirs with us in that inheritance which Thou hast prepared for all who love Thee.

Hear us, O LORD, in these our prayers, for JESUS CHRIST's sake.

Our Father, &c.

The grace of our Lord, &c.


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ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD! speakably great and glorious! Thou art the King, Eternal, Immortal, and Invisible! Thy throne is in the highest heavens; and Thou art exalted above all bles sing and praise :-we, the creatures whom Thy hand hath made, and whom Thy providence sustains from day to day, desire at this time humbly to bow down before Thy divine majesty; and to acknowledge our obligations to Thine infinite goodness and mercy.

We bless Thee for all the comforts of this life; but, above all, for Thine inestimable love in sending Thy Son from heaven to become the Saviour of our souls. We thank Thee for having provided this Mediator, through whom sinners may draw near unto Thee. We beseech Thee, O LORD, to grant unto us pardon of our sins through JESUS CHRIST. Remember not against us

the transgressions either of this day or of our former lives; but be Thou pleased to receive us into Thy favour, and to adopt us into Thy family, as members of Christ, as children of God, and heirs of the kingdom of heaven. And vouchsafe unto us the gift of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may be enabled to love Thee with all our hearts; and faithfully to perform Thy righteous will. We beseech Thee to renew us in the spirit of our minds. Help us to put off that old man, which is corrupt according to the flesh; and to put on that new man which is created after Thine own image in righteousness and true holiness. Deliver us from blindness and hardness of heart; from too great a love of this present world; as well as from coldness and indolence in Thy service. May Thy blessed Spirit produce in us a deep and sincere repentance; and make us fruitful in every good word and work.

We also pray Thee to enable us to put our whole confidence in Thee. May we commit all our concerns into Thy merciful hands, who art ever ready to protect those who sincerely love and serve Thee. Let Thy watchful providence defend us by night and by day, in adversity and prosperity, in sickness and in health; and, whenever the awful hour of our death shall draw near, may we find our consolations in CHRIST abound.

We most humbly address Thee, in behalf of all those for whom it is our duty to pray. We would intercede with Thee for our native land, that it may still be favoured with the light of Thy Gospel; and that the seeds of divine knowledge sown in it may bring forth abundant fruit. Bless the President of these United

States, and all in authority; and give them wisdom to fulfil the arduous duties to which they are called. Have mercy on all who are in any sorrow; on the widows, and the fatherless, and on those who have none to help them. Look down with compassion on those who suffer from the calamities of war. Be merciful to our dear friends and relations. Let the light of Thy Gospel shine into all their hearts. Grant, that they may be now united with us in the bonds of Christian love; and that we may all be members of Thy blessed family in heaven.

We pray Thee to take us under Thy care this night. We are unable to protect ourselves; but Thou, Lord, art ever present with us. O hear us from heaven Thy dwelling-place; and, for Thy mercy's sake, bestow upon us more than we are able to ask, or think, or are worthy to receive.

We present these our humble and imperfect prayers, in the name of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.

Our Father, &c.

The grace of our Lord, &c.


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