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Hear these our prayers, to thee the Lord of all, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Advocate. Amen.
A Prayer for Spiritual Improvement. ' O LORD, may we not only read and hear thy word, but seriously consider the things which it declares to us. Let us not only call ourselves Christians, but bè Christians indeed, fleeing to Christ as our refuge, leaning on him as our support, living upon him daily as the bread of life! May we glory in his cross, and by its means may the world be crucified to us, and we to the world.
Thus, () Lord of life, quicken us, that our religion may not be a body without spirit. May we not only have u name to live, but be indeed alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. For THV, WORD assureth us, that although we inay understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and speak with the tongues of men, or even of angels, if we have not charity, these gifts, whatever pride we may take in them, will profit us nothing We earnestly beseech thee, therefore, to
add the power of thy grace to the light of thy truth, that we may grow in faith and love, and being renewed by thy Holy Spirit from day to day, we may become more and more meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. . We ask these blessings, in the name, and through the mediation of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the Success of the Gospel in
the World. BE pleased, O Lord! to grant that we may feel in our souls the working of that mighty power which was wrought in
Christ when he was raised from the dead. . May we be raised from a death in sin, unto a life of righteousness.
We pray, O Lord, that Christ may be glorificd in the success of his holy word. Strengthen those who are to publish thy Gospel, that they may give their testimony with great power; may great grace be upon them, and upon all their hearers! Grant that many may be enlightened by the word of truth, and enabled by tliy grace to withdraw their affections from
the deceiving things that are set on earth, and set them on those blessed things that are above !
Let us, from day to day, be kept living like the blessed expectants of a better state, waiting with humble and joyful hope for that glorious period when our REDEEMER shall appear unto our complete salvation; when the last storm shall blow on the church; when the last dart shall be thrown by the wicked one, and the last enemy shall be destroyed. ,
Let us be continually growing in a meetness for this blessed state, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
MORNING PRAYER. PONDER my words, O Lord; consider any meditation: my voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord; early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee; and will look up, Psalm v. 1. 3. Almighty God, who dweling in the highest Heavens, yet vouchsafest to regard the lowest creature here upon earth, I humbly adore thy sacred majesty ; and with all the powers of my soul and body, I would exalt and praise thy holy name, for all the mercies and comforts of this life, and for the hopes and assurance of a better, for protecting me from the evils and dangers of the night past, and for bringing me safely to the light of a new day. Continue this thy mercy and goodness to me, and as thou hast awakened my body from sleep, so raise my soul from the death of sin unto a life of righteousness. Deliver me, o God, from the evils of this day, guide my feet in the paths of peace and boliness, and strengthen my resolutions to embrace all opportunities of
-- doing good, and carefully to · such sins as avoid all occasions of evil, you are most especially those sins* which
by nature and inclination I am most likely to fall into: and when through frailty, or the violence of any other temptation, I fall from my duty, do thou in mercy restore me again with a double portion of thy grace and Holy - Spirit, to maintain a more vigorous de-fence against Satan and his devices. Shower down thy graces and blessings upon my relations, [on my father and
mother, on my brethren and sisters on all my friends, and give thy holy angels charge over them, to protect them from all sins and danger. Make me diligent in the duties of my calling, and that in all the changes of this life, I may absolutely submit to thy divine providence. Let thy blessing be upon my actions, and let thy wisdom direct my intentions, that so the whole course of my life, and the principal designs of my heart, may be ordered by thy governance to do always what is righteous in thy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ainen. · See Psalm iv. xvi. xxiii. lxxxvi. · When you go out of your Chamber.
THE blessing of God descend upon ine and all belonging to me, and dwell in my heart for evermore; and bless my going out and my coming in, now and for ever, through Jesus Christ out Lord. Amen. ..
EVENING PRAYER. LET my prayer, O Lord, be set forth uş incense, and the lifting up of my hands'