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the sanctifying influence of Thy Spirit; that we may no more sin against Thee, but may live from henceforth, as becomes the redeemed of the LORD, and the candidates for a happy immortality. Put Thy fear into our hearts, that we may never more depart from Thee. Fix our affections on those things which are eternal. Convince us more effectually of the vanity of this world, and its insufficiency to make us happy; of the evil of sin, and its tendency to make us miserable; of the value of our souls, and the awfulness of that everlasting state, on the borders of which we stand.
We also desire to thank Thee for the watchful care of Thy providence during the past night. We have lain down to sleep; and, blessed be Thy name, we have arisen in safety. May the lives which Thou hast prolonged be devoted to Thy service. O LORD, continue to us Thy favour and protection on this day. Save us from sin, and from all evil. Enable us faithfully to perform every relative duty. May we as a family dwell together in peace. May we subdue every angry passion; and, loving Thee with a supreme affection, may we love each other with pure hearts, fervently. Preserve us from those temptations to which we are daily exposed. Make us sensible of our weakness, so that our hearts may be often raised to Thee, in humble and fervent supplications for Thy grace. When we are in company, may it be our care to do and to receive good. When we are alone, may we remember that our heavenly Father is with us.
Bless the President of these United States, and all who are in authority. Be favourable to this nation
Save us from the evil designs of our enemies; and continue to us, if it please Thee, the blessing of peace.
Visit all mankind with the light of Thy Gospel; and let its influence increase in this land.
In tender mercy, regard all who are in affliction. Grant unto our dear friends and relations every blessing which is needful for them. May they and we experience Thy favour in this life, and in the world to come, life everlasting.
We offer up these our imperfect prayers in the name of JESUS CHRIST Our Lord.
Our Father, &c.
The grace of our Lord, &c.
O LORD GOD, our Heavenly Father, unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid, we beseech Thee to look down on us Thy servants; who desire now, with true humility of soul, to offer up unto Thee our prayers and supplications. We thank Thee for Thy merciful protection during the past night; and we adore that goodness which hath hitherto supplied our wants, and lightened our troubles; which hath preserved our lives, in the midst of dangers; and hath caused us to lie down, and rise up, in peace and safety. We pray Thee to preserve us this day from evil.
Save us from all things which afflict the body, and especially from whatsoever can hurt the soul. May we go forth in Thy strength, to contend against the world, the flesh, and the Devil; and to fulfil the various duties of our Christian calling. Save us from the sins which most easily beset us. Preserve us from idleness and negligence, as well as from presumptuous transgressions; and deliver us from that insensibility of consence, which might lead us to justify ourselves, though aving a careless and unprofitable life. Grant unto us such knowledge of Thee, that we may love Thee above all things, and earnestly desire to obey every precept of Thy holy word. Teach us to redeem the time; to be watchful and circumspect; and to abstain from all appearance of evil. Teach us to be fervent in spirit, serving the LORD, and to be never weary of well-doing: and let us take continual care, lest, through some liberty in which we indulge ourselves, we should draw others into sin, or should cause the Gospel, which we profess, to be evil spoken of.
O LORD, help us also seriously to consider the shortness of life, and the nearness of death and of eternity; that, whatsoever our hands find to do, we may do it with all our might. Let us have our loins girded and our lamps burning, and be as servants waiting for their Lord. Let us not say in our hearts, that our Lord delayeth his coming; but let us remember, that the day of our death may overtake us suddenly; and that blessed is that servant whom his Lord when He cometh shall find watching.
And grant, O most merciful God, that when at length
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