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we shall be called before Thine awful throne, to give account to Him who is the Judge of quick and dead, we may hear that joyful sentence proclaimed in our ears: "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"—may our portion then be with the children of GOD, and our inheritance among the saints!
We beseech Thee to bless all our friends and rela tions. Pardon their sins; supply their temporal as well as spiritual wants; and conduct them safely, through all the temptations and dangers of this evil world, to the same land of everlasting rest and peace.
Have mercy on all for whom we are bound to pray: succour the tempted; comfort the dejected; sustain those who are bowed down with age, or with infirmity, and are drawing near to death. Have pity on all thine afflicted servants, and enable them to believe, that whom the LORD loveth He chasteneth; and that, through much tribulation, they shall enter into the Kingdom of God. And give unto each of us grace to feel for the various wants of others, and to minister liberally to their relief. We offer up these our humble and imperfect prayers, in the name of our only Saviour, JESUS CHRIST.
Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c.
BLESSED GOD, who hast caused the Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant unto us, we beseech Thee, such faith in the truth of Thy holy word, that we may be made partakers of Thine everlasting promises, through JESUS CHRIST Our LORD.
Dispose our minds to receive, with meekness, every doctrine which Thou hast revealed; and save us from. that spiritual blindness and ignorance which naturally overspread our minds. Teach us to know Thee our God to adore Thee for Thy greatness; to admire Thee for Thy holiness; and to love Thee for Thy goodness to the children of men.
Open Thou our eyes, that we may perceive ourselves to be sinners in Thy sight,-partakers of a fallen nature, as well as actual transgressors against Thee: and make us to feel, that we stand in continual need, both of Thy pardoning mercy, and of Thy quickening grace. Enable us to receive JESUS CHRIST as the only Saviour of our souls; and, while we trust in the merits of His death, and in the efficacy of His intercession, let us acknowledge Him as our LORD, whom we are bound unreservedly to obey.
Give us grace, also, to believe the awful threatenings of Thy word. Thou hast declared to us, that the day is coming when all who are in their graves shall come forth, they, that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they, that have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. Help us to preserve in our minds
the remembrance of this approaching Judgment; that we may not dare to sin against Thee, but may abound in all those fruits of holiness which Thou wilt acknowledge and approve in the Great Day of JESUS CHRIST
And we pray Thee, O LORD, to dispose our minds to receive, with the true obedience of faith, every part of Thy holy word. May it be made profitable to us for doctrine, for correction, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness: that we may be thoroughly furnished for every good work. May we be prepared by it, not only for this our daily employment of prayer, and praise, and thanksgiving, but for all the duties of our Christian calling. May we keep continually in our minds those things which we have learnt:-and, putting on the whole armour of GOD, may we be enabled to stand fast in every evil day; and to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil.
Defend us, O LORD, we most humbly beseech Thee, from all evil. Save us from the sins which most easily bese. us. Let us command our tempers, and restrain our tongues. Let us add to our faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. Let us be rich in good works, to the praise and glory cf Thy name. And while we are thus receiving Thy truths into an honest heart, and are endeavouring, by Thy grace assisting us, to walk according to the precepts of Thy written word; may Thy Providence direct our steps in life, and watch over us, for good. Defend us, we beseech Thee, to the end of our lives; and let Thy
good Spirit abide within us, that we may not faint in our Christian course, nor become weary of welldoing
We pray for Thy blessing on all our friends and relations. May they walk by the light of the same blessed Gospel. May both they and we possess, in this world, knowledge of Thy truth; and, in the world to come, life everlasting.
We offer up these and all our supplications in the name of JESUS CHRIST, our only Mediator and Redeemer.
Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c.
O LORD, our Heavenly Father, through whose providential goodness, we are now permitted to see the light of another day, grant unto us grace to devote the lives which Thou lengthenest, to Thy service.
Assist us in all the duties to which we shall be called this day and direct us to those employments which shall be fittest for us. Thou hast appointed unto every man his work in life: help us to be faithful and diligent in our calling; to be, at the same time, cheerful and contented with our lot; and, amidst all our earthly oc cupations, to be mindful of a better world. Deliver us
from all those anxieties and cares by which we are too apt to be disturbed.
We desire to remember that our life is as a shadow which soon passeth away; and that the difficulties and trials, which we must meet with here, will soon cease for ever. Teach us, also, moderation in our temporal enjoyments. May we chiefly desire those spiritual blessings which bring comfort to the soul. O grant unto us pardon of our sins, and a true faith in JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD. Enable us to lay hold on the prom ises of Thy Gospel; and to delight ourselves with the sense of Thy favour here, and with the hope of eternal life hereafter. And make all things to work together for our good. Be Thou pleased so to order the events of our lives, that we may see continual reason to praise Thee for Thy dispensations towards us; and thus, being guided by Thy providence, and sanctified by Thy Spirit, may we attain at length to the end of our faith, even the salvation of our souls.
We pray, also, for all our dear friends and relations. Pardon, O LORD, their trespasses and sins; and make them partakers of the promises of Christ in His Gospel. Lead them through their various temptations and trials: -make them happy in themselves; and blessings to us, and to all around them.
Have pity on the sons and daughters of affliction :sanctify to them their troubles in this life; and teach them to rejoice in the LORD amidst all their worldly tribulation. Bless the rising generation; and may there be never wanting in this land a seed to serve Thee.
We pray, especially, that the children of this family