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in the body, he eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For grace to guide
and keep us the follow I particular, we implore thy grace and pro
Ing day, and for God's blessing on the business
of the same.
nstead of this, say,
tection for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition. Give us grace to be just and upright in all *On Sunday Morning our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of comand let thy Holy Spirit passion; and ready to do good to all men, acaccompany us to the cording to our abilities and opportunities. Diplace of thy public rect us in all our ways *(and prosper the works worship, making us se- of our hands in the business of our several starious and attentive, and raising our minds tions.) Defend us from all dangers and adversifrom the thoughts of ties; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all this world to the con- things belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care that we may fervently and protection. These things, and whatever join in the prayers and else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to praises of thy Church, us, we humbly beg, through the merits and and listen to our duty mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and order to practise it. Saviour. Amen.
sideration of the next,
with honest hearts, in
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen
The Family being together, a little before Bed Time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling :
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy
Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
sins, with a prayer for contrition and pardon.
Confession of T MOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgive. ness to all those who confess and forsake their sins, we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold trans*Here, let him gressions of thy righteous laws. But, O gracious who reads make a Father, who desirest not the death of a sinner, look short pause, that every one may se. upon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and forgive us cretly confess the all our transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of sius and failings the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty con of that day. trition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands. who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent
sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jésus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.
ND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempta Prayer for grace tions which encompass us, we be drawn again to into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direc- grow better. tion and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform
whatsoever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: Tnat so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
AND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all The Intercession. mankind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine
upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned The Thanksgivthanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our ing
reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniencies of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and parti clarly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
IN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy gra- Prayer for God' cious protection to us this night. Defend us from protection through the night followall dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; ing.
that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: So that living and dy mg we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect pray ers. Amen.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the Day, at the Discretion of the Minister.
Psalm 19. Cali enarrant.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever; the judgments of the Lord are true, and
THE heavens declare the glory
More to be desired are they
One day telleth another; and than gold, yea, than much fine one night certifieth another.
There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are
heard among them.
Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
and the honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy ser-
Who can tell how oft he offendeth? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me.
Let the words of my mouth It goeth forth from the utter-and the meditation of my heart, most part of the heaven, and run- be alway acceptable in thy sight, reth about unto the end of it O Lord, my strength, and my again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
Psalm 24. Domini est terra.
THE earth is the Lord's, and
all that therein is; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart; the For he hath founded it upon commandment of the Lord is the seas, and prepared it upon the pure, and giveth light unto the floods. eyes.
Who shall ascend into the hik
of the Lord? or who shall rise He will not always be chiding; up in his holy place? neither keepeth he his anger for
Even he that hath clean hands ever. and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
He shall receive the blessing For look how high the heavea from the Lord; and righteousness is in comparison of the earth; so from the God of his saivation. great is his mercy also toward those who fear him!
This is the generation of those who seek him; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall
Who is the King of glory? it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us!
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and The days of man are but as be ye lift up ye everlasting doors,grass; for he flourisheth as a and the King of glory shall come in.flower of the field.
PSALM 105. Benedic, anima mea.
Who is the King of glory? even For as soon as the wind goeth the Lord of hosts, he is the King over it, it is gone; and the place of glory. thereof shall know it no more. But the merciful goodness of PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; the Lord endureth for ever and and all that is within me, ever upon those who fear him; and his righteousness upon chil
praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul;dren's children;
and forget not all his benefits; Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities;
Even upon such as keep his covenant, and think upon his commandments to do them.
Who saveth thy life from de- The Lord hath prepared his struction, and crowneth thee seat in heaven, and his kingdom with mercy and loving kindness; ruleth over all.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with O praise the Lord, ye Angels good things, making twee young of his, ye that excel in strength; and lusty as an eagle. ye that fulfil his commandment,
The Lord executeth righteous-and hearken unto the voice of ness and judgment, for all them his words.
that are oppressed with wrong. O praise the Lord, all ye his He showed his ways unto Mo-hosts; ye servants of his, that do ses, his works unto the children of his pleasure.
O speak good of the Lord, all The Lord is full of compassion ye works of his, in all places of and mercy, long-suffering, and of his dominion: Praise thou the great goodness. Lord, O my soul.
Thine eyes did see my suh From Psalm 139. Domine, probasti.stance, yet being imperfect; and O Lord, thou hast searched me in thy book were all my members
out, and known me; thou written.
knowest my down-sitting, and Which day by day were fa mine up-rising, thou under-shioned, when as yet there was standest my thoughts long before. none of them.
Thou art about my path, and How dear are thy counselsunto about my bed, and spiest out all me, O God; O how great is the my ways. sum of them!
For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.
Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonder
If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee.
Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart; prove me, and examine my thoughts.
Look well if there be any way
ful and excellent for me; I can- of wickedness in me; and lead not attain unto it.
Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? or whither shall I go hen from thy presence?
If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; if I go down to hell, thou art there also.
If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day.
me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
Will magnify thee, O God, my King, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy nams for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and marvel lous, worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatness.
One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.
As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, Yea, the darkness is no dark-and wondrous works; ncss win thee, but the night is So that men shall speak of the as clear as the day; the darkness might of thy marvellous acts; and and light to thee are both alike. I will also all of thy greatness. For my reins are thine; thou hast The memorial of thine abun covered me in my mother's womb. dant kindness shall be showed, I will give thanks unto thee, for and men shall sing of thy righte I am fearfully and wonderfully ousness.
made: Marvellous are thy works, The Lord is gracious and merand that my soul knoweth right ciful; long-suffering, and of great well. goodness.
My bones are not hid from thee,
The Lord is loving unto every though I be made secretly, and man, and his mercy is over all fashioned beneath in the earth. Shis works.