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make us careful to walk according to Thy will, for the
days which are yet to come. Pardon our many offen
ces; and grant us perfect remission of our sins, for the sake of JESUS CHRIST.
We further beseech Thee to bestow Thy blessing on our dear friends and relations. Thou hast encouraged and commanded us to intercede for one another; and we desire, therefore, most earnestly to commend to Thy fatherly care all those whom it is our duty to remember in our prayers. We entreat Thee to be merciful to those who have at any time shown us mercy :-to pity the poor and the afflicted-to strengthen the weak-and to comfort the desponding mind.
Have mercy on the rising generation. Save them from the follies and ignorances of their youth; and raise them up to be a seed to serve Thee, when we shall be gathered to our fathers.
Hear us, O LORD, in these our prayers and intercessions, for the sake of our only Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c.
ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD, who art the Au thor of our being, the Preserver of our lives, and the Giver of every blessing which we enjoy :-unto Thee do we now direct our Prayer, beseeching Thee this day to supply our returning wants and necessities. Grant unto us all things needful both for the body and soul: and especially, vouchsafe unto us pardon of our sins, through JESUS CHRIST Our LORD.
We confess, that we are unworthy of Thy favour; for we have continually trespassed against Thee: but Thou art good, and gracious, unto those who freely acknowledge their transgressions, and cast themselves on Thy mercy. O LORD, we pray, that we, being delivered from the fear of Thy wrath, through a lively faith in JESUS CHRIST Thy Son, may serve Thee with cheerful and quiet minds; and may partake in all the consolations of Thy Spirit as well as walk in the way of Thy commandments.
We pray for integrity and diligence in our several callings. May we this day remember that Thine eye is upon us. May we carefully avoid hypocrisy, and deceit, and every approach to dishonesty and unfaithfulness. May we, also, watch against pride, and vanity; against envy, and hatred; against selfishness, and covetousness; and against whatsoever sin may most easily beset us. May we each fulfil our proper work with humility of mind; and approve ourselves not only
to those around us, but to Thee, O GOD, who searchest the heart.
May we, likewise, exercise fervent charity towards all men. Teach us to weep with them that weep, and to rejoice with them that rejoice; and to minister, to the utmost of our opportunities and abilities, to the various wants of our fellow-creatures: following the example cf our LORD and SAVIOUR, who hath taught us that “it is more blessed to give than to receive." And grant unto us grace in every respect to adorn by our lives that holy Gospel which we profess.
We pray Thee, also, to guide our future steps. Be Theu our constant helper and defender, ordaining for us that condition in life which shall most conduce to our eternal welfare. If Thou sendest trouble, impart unto us strength to bear it; and save us from those temptations which might prove the occasion of our falling. If prosperity be our lot, give us grace to be thankful for it; and to use with moderation our several enjoyments. May we remember that the time is short
-that our light affliction is but for a moment—that our earthly pleasures, also, will soon be past—that all the glory of man is but as the flower of the grass-and that the fashion of this world passeth away.
We would, further, intercede with Thee in behalf of all our friends and relations. Bless them in their persons, in their families, and in all their undertakings. Grant unto them the comforts of Thy grace here; and make them finally partakers of glory everlasting.
We implore Thee to bestow Thy special favour on the rising generation. Save them from the contagion
of this vain and evil world. Watch over them during the weakness and inexperience of their youth; and prepare them for the duties to which Thy providence shall call them.
We commend to Thy fatherly care the poor, and destitute; the prisoner, and captive; the sick, and the afflicted. Send help from above to those who are under sore temptations:-strengthen the feeble knees, and raise up those who have fallen:—and teach us all to exercise patience, and forbearance, and loving kindness, towards each other. •
We offer these our imperfect prayers, in the name of our only Saviour, JESUS CHRIST.
Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c.
O LORD GOD, our Heavenly Father, who art the Giver of all good things, we desire to thank Thee for Thy mercies during the past night, and for all the numberless blessings which we enjoy. We would begin this day with Thy solemn worship; thus acknowledging Thine hand in the bounties of Thy providence, and professing our gratitude and obedience unto Thee. We would, also, praise Thee for the gift of JESUS CHRIST Thy Son, by whom we obtain pardon of sin, and all things necessary for our everlasting salvation. Adored be Thy name that Thou hast not left us in ignorance of Thee; but hast given us Thy holy word; and hast caused us to abound with the means of grace. We would daily remember these Thy spiritual gifts; and we would now resolve to spend this day in a manner worthy of our Christian profession.
Assist us, O LORD, by Thy Holy Spirit, to bring these our prayers to good effect. Strengthen us against our temptations :-direct us in every difficulty:-com fort us in all our sorrows, and adversities; and enable us to fulfil every part of that Christian duty in which we have been instructed.
May we love our neighbour as ourselves; and do unto all men as we would that they should do unto us. May we honour and obey the civil authority. May we submit ourselves to all our governors and teachers. May we hurt nobody by word or deed. May we be true and just in all our dealings; and bear no malice nor hatred