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in our hearts. May we keep our hands from stealing; and our tongues from evil-speaking, lying, and slandering. May we preserve our bodies in temperance, soberness, and chastity. May we not covet other men's goods; but learn, and labour truly, to get our living; and to do our duty in that state of life to which it hath pleased God to call us.
Pardon all our negligence in time past; and give us grace continually to examine ourselves; and to amend our lives according to Thy holy word.
We desire to add our humble supplications for all those whom it is our duty to remember in our prayers. Have compassion on the poor and the afflicted :-send them help, O LORD, in their hour of need; and sustain them with Thy heavenly consolations, when all human aid shall fail. We pray for the young and the ignorant: -may they be instructed in the way in which they ought to walk; and may they become instruments by which the knowledge of Thee and of Thy Son JESUS CHRIST shall extend to distant generations.
Hear us, O LORD, in these our imperfect prayers, which we humbly present to Thee, in the name of our blessed Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c.
FIRST SUNDAY MORNING.
ALMIGHTY AND EVER-BLESSED GOD! Thou art the King Eternal, Immortal, and Invisible: Thou sittest in the highest heavens; and art exalted above all blessing and praise :-before Thee the angels veil their faces; and the heavens are not pure in Thy sight. Thou didst create all things :-Thou upholdest all things :-Thou sustainest the lives of the creatures whom Thou hast made :—And Thou governest all events, by Thine unceasing Providence. Thou art continually present with us; and seest the secrets of all hearts;-and Thou wilt hereafter, bring every work into judgment, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
We bless Thee, that, of Thy great goodness, Thou hast sent Thy Son JESUS CHRIST to redeem for ever from death and hell our immortal souls, which were made in Thine own image; and that Thou hast given us an assurance of our own resurrection, by raising Him from the dead on the third day.
We praise Thee for these Thy sabbaths, on which we maintain a perpetual commemoration of this victory of our once crucified and now ascended Lord; and are continually instructed, by the ministers of His gospel, in all things which concern our everlasting salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may this day hear Thy sacred word with reverence and holy fear, with serious and deep attention, and with all humility and thankfulness. Enable us to join in the prayers of Thy people, with devout and contrite hearts; and be Thou
pleased so to bless both our public worship, and our private ineditations, that we may be made partakers of Thine everlasting promises in CHRIST JESUS, and may advance in all holiness.
O LORD, strengthen our faith on this day by means of those religious exercises in which we shall engage : -deliver us from every slavish fear of Thy wrath ;fix our hope on our ever-blessed Redeemer ;—and give us joy and peace in believing. Let us love Thee, for the unnumbered bounties of Thy providence; and, especially, for Thy mercies in our redemption through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Give us an increasing sense of our unworthiness, and a clearer knowledge of those peculiar sins which most easily beset us; that we may more fully comprehend the riches of Thy grace in Christ; and may, also, better know how to reform that which hath been evil in us.
We pray, that Thy Gospel may from time to time be so delivered to us, that we may grow in all wisdom. Suffer not, that any of us should continue self-deceived. Let not death overtake us unprepared; but do Thou, by Thy Holy Spirit, give such effect to the preaching of Thy word, and to all other means of grace, that we may, each of us, heartily repent, and unfeignedly believe, and bring forth abundantly fruits meet for repentance, to the praise and glory of Thy name.
Let Thy blessing every where accompany the preaching of Thy Gospel on this day. May the God of Grace pour forth the abundance of His Spirit on the ministers and on the hearers. May they who have lived in sin be awakened to a sense of their danger. May the un
believers be convinced; the thoughtless be alarmed; and the weak be strengthened. May the young be guided in the right way; and the afflicted soul be comforted. May the foundation of Thine universal Church be enlarged; and may believers be built up in faith, and hope, and love; and learn to understand what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Bestow Thy special blessing on those who are labouring to extend in foreign lands the knowledge of a crucified Redeemer. Assist them by Thy providence and grace, that they may contend successfully against idol atry and superstition. Strengthen them by Thy Holy Spirit; and, in the midst of all their difficulties and trials, impart unto them the abundance of Thy consolations. Open the hearts of many to receive Thy Gospel in the love of it. Let every wilderness at length blossom as the rose. Let the light spring up to them who have long sat in darkness; and let the days come when the lion shall lie down with the lamb, when wars shall cease, and the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea.
Hear us, O LORD, in these our prayers and interces sions, for the sake of JESUS CHRIST, our only Mediator and Redeemer.
Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c
SECOND SUNDAY MORNING
[Communion of The Lord's Supper.]
ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD, who didst make man in Thine own image; and, when he had fallen from his first estate, didst send Thy Son from heaven to save him; and who hast appointed the ministers of Thy word to preach repentance, and remission of sins; and to bring all men to the obedience of faith;we pray Thee to give us grace this day to hear with reverence Thy holy word, [and to profit by Thy sacred. ordinances.]
We would enter upon the duties of the Sabbath, humbly beseeching Thee to impress our minds with an earnest desire of those things which concern our salvation. Deliver us from the love of this world; and from that multitude of anxieties and cares, to which, through the sinfulness and frailty of our nature, we are continually prone. Elevate our thoughts to things above-convince us of the shortness of time, and of the value of eternity; of the uncertainty of this our mortal state; and of the near approach of that day when we shall give account of all things done in the body; and shall hear from Thee our eternal doom. O LORD, what is our life--it is but as a watch in the night :-it is as a vapour that vanisheth away it is as the grass of the field, which in the evening is cut down and withered. But, while we feel and know that we must shortly die, and that here all is vanity and vexation of