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our benefactors. We pray Thee, also, to forgive our encmies and to teach us to exercise kindness and good-will towards all men.

Take us, now, O LORD, under Thy gracious protection; defend us from all the dangers of this night; and prepare us, if it please Thee, by the refreshment of sleep, for the duties which Thy providence shall, on the ensuing day, appoint for us.

Accept, O LORD, these our humble and imperfect supplications, for the sake of JESUS CHRIST our Sav iour.

Our Father, &c.

The grace of our Lord, &c.


O LORD GOD, our heavenly Father, who art our daily protector in all dangers, and the giver of every blessing which we enjoy; we desire most humbly and heartily to thank Thee for Thy mercies to this family during the day which is now past; and we pray Thee to preserve us through the night, and to cause Thy peace, at this time, to rest upon us.

Forgive, we beseech Thee, all our sins ;-remember not against us the transgressions of this day, or of our former lives; but grant unto us true repentance and faith in our Lord JESUS CHRIST.

Help us daily to exercise godly sorrow for all that we do amiss. Put into us a due sense of our great unworthiness, and of our continual guilt; and vouchsafe unto us the light of Thy reconciled countenance; and the comforts of Thy Holy Spirit: that, while we lie down to rest, we may enjoy peace in our consciences, and the hope of pardon for all our sins, through Him who hath died for us.

And teach us, O LORD, to number our days, and to consider our latter end. Let us remember that we are continually drawing nearer to the grave; and that we know not how soon it may please Thee to call us hence. O Thou, by whose mercy we have now been spared another day, help us to redeem the time, and to fulfil the work appointed for us, before we give up our ac count to Thee. Let us not neglect, nor delay, to execute any good resolution which, by Thy grace, we may have formed.

And, especially, may we none of us put off our repentance; or refuse to hear Thy voice in Thy Gospel; lest death should come upon us unawares. Dispose us, every evening, to try and examine our ways by the standard of Thy holy word. Save us from a hardened heart,from an unawakened conscience,-and from a worldly and unbelieving spirit. May we remember, that, as Thy mercies are sure to the humble and penitent, so also are Thy judgments sure to him who lives and dies in his iniquity. May we, therefore, daily call upon Thee; and truly humble ourselves before Thee; and may we so worship Thee and serve Thee in this world, that we may be accepted in the world to

come, through the single merits of JESUS CHRIST Our Saviour.

Bless, we pray Thee, all cur relations and friends. Make them partakers of Thy grace, and of all the promises of Thy Gospel. Have mercy on our native land ; and continue to us, if it please Thee, the blessings which we have so long and so unthankfully enjoyed; and dispose us to employ them to Thy glory. Direct, we beseech Thee, the President of the United States and all others in authority, that they may, above all things, seek Thy honour; and enlighten us, O God, to discharge the Christian duties of the stations in which Thou hast severally placed us.

These and all other things needful for our bodies and our souls,—for our temporal and our eternal interests, we humbly ask in the name of our only Mediator and intercessor JESUS CHRIST.

Our Father, &c.

The grace of our Lord, &c.


O LORD, our heavenly Father, we beseech Thee to hear the prayers which we are about to offer up unto Thee. Deliver us from all wandering thoughts; and help us to remember that we are now in the presence of that GOD, unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid.

O GOD, we pray Thee to forgive the sins of the past day. We acknowledge that we have, this day, left undone many things which we ought to have done; and done many things which we ought not to have done. We have trespassed against Thee in thought, word, and deed. And though we have been encouraged by Thy Gospel to repent of our iniquities, and to serve Thee in newness of life, yet we have many times returned to those sins, of which we profess to have repented; and we have fallen under Thy just wrath and displeasure.

But we pray Thee, O Thou God of all grace and goodness, for the sake of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, to pardon all that is past; and to take us, this night, into Thy favour, not weighing our merits, but forgiving our offences, and causing us to place our humble trust in Thy mercy. Deliver us, we pray Thee, from the troubles of a guilty conscience, now that we are about to lie down to rest. Save us, O LORD, from the dread of death, and from the terrors of the wrath to come. Grant unto us, if it please Thee, a quiet night; and make us all to be at peace with Thee, through our Lord JESUS CHRist.

At the same time we beseech Thee, not to suffer that

we should deceive ourselves by any false hope; but give us grace, day by day, to examine ourselves with care and diligence, that we may discover all that is amiss in us. O LORD, deliver us from continuing in any known sin. Save us from every secret iniquity. May we each of us resolve, before we go to rest this night, to forsake, by Thy grace assisting us, every former transgression; and may we now devote ourselves entirely to Thy service.

We further beseech Thee to bless all our relations, friends, and connexions; take both us and them under Thy protection, this night. And have mercy on all those who are in pain, sickness, or any other adversity; do Thou lighten their troubles, and support them by Thy heavenly grace.

And accept our thanks for all Thy goodness vouchsafed unto us this day. Praised be the LORD for all His mercies; for the health and strength, and food and raiment, and comforts of every kind, which we have enjoved. But, above all, we desire to bless Thy name for the gift of JESUS CHRIST Thy Son; for the instructions of Thy sacred word; and for the hope of everlasting life. O Lord, grant unto us grace to receive these, and all Thy blessings, with a thankful heart: and let us show forth Thy praise, not with our lips only, but with our lives.

Accept, we beseech Thee, our imperfect supplications and prayers, for the sake of JESUS CHRIST, oui only Lord and Saviour.

Our Father, &c.

The grace of our Lord, &c.

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