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In the Evening.
bly pray Thee to forgive all the Errors and Tranfgressions which thou hast beheld in us, the Day past; and help us to express our unfeigned Sorrow for what has been amifs, by our Care to amend it. What we know not, do Thou teach us : Instruct us in our Duty, both towards Thee, and towards Men ; and give us Grace always to do those Things which are good and well-pleasing in thy Sight. Whatsoever good Instructions have been here given this Day, grant that they may be carefully remembered and daily followed ; and whatsoever good Desires Thou haft put into our Hearts, grant that by the Aflistance of thy Grace they may be brought to good Effect; that thy Name may have the Honour, and ourselves may have Comfort at the Day of Account, through Jesus Christ our Saviour : In whose holy Name and Words we further pray unto Thee, saying, Our Father, &c.,
A Prayer for Wisdom and Knowledge, to be said by
a Child going to School,, or at any other Time. Almighty Lord and merciful Father, Maker of Hea.
ven and Earth, who of thy free Liberality givet Wisdom abundantly to all, who with Faith and ful] Arsurance ask it of Thee : - Beautify by the Light of thy Heaver ly Grace, the 'Towardness of my Wit ; the which, with a!! 'the Pov ers of Nature Thou haft poured into me, that I may not only understand those Things, which may effectu illy bring me to the knowledge of Thee, and the Lord clus our Saviour ; but also with my whole Heart and Will, constantiy follow the same, and receive daily Increa te through thy bountiful Goodress towards me, as well i. good life, as Datrin : So that Thou who workest all T rings in ali Crearures, mayeft make thy gracious Benet is shine in me, to the endlefs Glory and Honour of th ke immortal Majelty. Amen.
A Morning Prayer for a Child. O ,
Lord our Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting this Day, defend me in the same with thy mighty Power. Direct me in all my laudable and praise-worthy Undertakings for the best, and bless me in them. Enlighten my Understanding, strengthen my Memory, sanctify my Heart, and guide me in my Life. Let the Duties of this Day be cheertuily undergone by me; and give me Grace lo to apply myself to my Learning, that I may thereby become a useful Meinber of the Common-Wealth. Grant that I may be obedient to my parents, and to those who have the Care of my Education; to behave myseif soberly, and with good Manners to every one ; and that I may lead an innocent and inoffensive Life. Lord protect and defend all
Relations and Friends'; and
fail into Sin, neither run into any kind of Danger; but that all our Doings may be ordered by thy Governance, to do always that is righteous in thy Sight; through Jesus Chriit our Lord, to whom with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all Honour and Glory, World without end. Amen.
An Evening Prayer for a Child, O
Lord God Almighty, by whose Providence I have been
preierved this Day from all Dangers, that mighé have befallen me, I hunbly beseech Thee, to continue thy watchtub Providence over me this Night. Let my
Guardian Angels defend me from all the Perils and Dangers of it ; and from all Affaults of my spiritual Enemies. And do Thou, , who are always more ready to hear than I am to pray, and are wont to give more than either I defire or deservé, pour down upon me the Abundance of thy Niercy; forgiving me those Things whereof my Conscience is afraid, and giving me those good Things which I am not worthy to ask : Graft in my Heart the Love of thy Name, increase in me true Religion ; nourish me with all Goodness, and of thy great Mercy keep me in the faine. And grant, O Lord, that I may fo faithfully serve Thee in this Life, that I fail not finally to attain thy heavenly Promises, which exceed all that I can defire ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grace before Meat. Anctify, we beseech Thee, O Lord, these Creatures,
to our Use, and ourselves to thy Service; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grace after Meat. G
OD's Holy Name be blessed and praised for this present Time bestowed upon us; through Jesus Christour Lord. Ames.
Before going into the Church. TAY here all worldly Thoughts, and all Vanities, that I may entertain Heavenly Meditations.
For a Child seating himself in the Church. O
Lord, I am now in thy Presence, grant me such a
Measure of thy Grace, as may enable me seriously co attend to thy most facred Word; and obediently to practise the same į through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
When Divine Service is ended.
Petitions; and deal with me according to my Needs, and thine own rich Mercies: Bless me this Day, and all the ren of my life; and grant me thy Heavenly Grace, that I may ever hereafter serve Thee with a clean Heart, to thy Honour and Glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amén.