« EdellinenJatka »
earth, or take it to the grant that the affliction blessedness of thy children which it has pleased thee in the kingdom of heaven. to bring upon us, may
awaken our consciences, FOR A Sick Person. and soften our hearts, and
impress upon us such conLOOK graciously, O victions of thy holiness and God, on thy servant, whom power, that we may place thou hast brought low within thee our only felicity, illness. Grant unto him a and strive to please thee strong sense of his entire in all our ways. And give dependence upon thee; us grace constantly to look that whether the means forward to that life. which used for his relief succeed, is beyond death, and over he may ascribe the glory which death has no power, to thee alone, or whether revealed to us by thy dear thou thinkest fit to deny Son Jesus Christ. them their intended effects, he may
humble himself IN ANY AFFLICTION. under thy mighty hand, and bear the rod, knowing MERCIFULLY who hath appointed it. gard us, O Lord, in our We pray thee to preserve present trouble, and make thy servant to us, for he is us glad according to the dear to us.
Nevertheless, days wherein thou hast afnot our will, but thine be flicted us. Strengthen us done. If it be thy will to bear the cross which is that he should live, may laid upon us.
Give us his whole life praise thee. grace to look to the examIf his sickness is unto death, ple of our blessed Master, may his soul be prepared who, for the joy which to meet thee, and our souls was set before him, endurlie resigned at thy feet. ed a heavier cross than ours.
By the sadness of our IN BEREAVEMENT. countenances may
hearts be made better; and SANCTIFY
to thy may we so improve thine servants, O God, the loss afflictive dispensations, of one of our number by that they may all tend to death. Look with pity our final happiness and upon our sorrows; and glory.
A SHORT SERVICE
FOR A BIBLE CLASS, OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
The following Sentences Ins. The earth, O Lord,
are to be said alternately is full of thy mercy; by the Instructer and the P. O teach us thy staPupils.
Ins. Thou art good, and Ins. WHEREWITHAL doest good ; shall the young cleanse P. O teach us thy statheir way?
tutes. P. By taking heed Ins. Thy testimonies thereto, according to God's have we claimed as our word.
heritage forever; and why? Ins. Teach them, O P. They are the very Lord, the way of thy sta- joy of our hearts. tutes ;
Ins. Our hands also P. And we shall keep it will we lift up unto thy unto the end.
commandments, which we Ins. Give them under- have loved ; standing, and they shall P. And our study shall keep thy law;
be in thy statutes. P. Yea, we shall keep
Ins. Let us pray. it with our whole heart.
Ins. O turn away their Then shall the Instructer eyes, lest they behold vani- say the following Prayty; P. And quicken thou us
O GOD, who art the
in thy way.
source of light, and foun
P. Lord, have mercy tain of all wisdom, help upon us, and incline our thy young servants, we hearts to keep thy law. pray thee, in acquiring a Ins. The righteousness right knowledge of thee and of thy testimonies is everof thy holy will and word. lasting; Ogrant us Dispose their hearts to the derstanding, and we shall love of truth, and their live. minds to the attainment P. Lord, have mercy of all good learning. Assist upon us, and write all thy them to search the Scrip- laws in our hearts, we betures, and to find in them seech thee. eternal life. Lead them to their Saviour, and in-. Then shall all the People cline them to reverence, say the Lord's Prayer. imitate and obey him. May they learn of him, OUR Father, who art who was meek and lowly in heaven, Hallowed be in heart; and so learn of thy name. Thy kingdom him, that they may finally come; Thy will be done live and reign with him, in on earth, as it is in heaven. glory and joy everlasting. Give us this day our This we humbly ask in the daily bread, And forgive name of Jesus Christ our us our trespasses, As we Lord. Amen.
forgive those who tresThen shall he say,
pass against us. And lead
us not into temptation, O LORD, thy word But deliver us from evil. endureth forever in heaven; For thine is the kingdom, thy truth also remaineth and the power, and the from one generation to glory, For ever and ever. another.
END OF SERVICES.
THE INSTRUCTION OF CHILDREN.
Q. What will God do
for you, if
good? me, child, who made you ? A. He will love me,
Answer. God made me and make me happy. and all things.
Q. Can you do any Q. For what did God thing for God, who is so make you?
good to you? A. To be good and A. I can only love him, happy.
obey him, and be thankQ. What is it to be ful to him; I can do nothgood ?
ing for him. A. To love and obey Q. Can you speak to my parents, to speak the God? truth always, and to be A. Yes; he has bid just and kind to all per- us to pray to him for every
thing which is fit for us, Q. Can
God know and he is always ready to whether you be good or not? hear us. A. Yes; for though we ૨.
In what manner cannot see God, yet he should you pray to God? sees us, wherever we are, A. Our Saviour, Jesus by night as well as by day. Christ, has given us a form
of prayer, called the Lord's live again, if you have Prayer.
been good? Q. Repeat the Lord's A. If I have been good, Prayer.
I shall go to heaven, where Ă. Our Father, who I shall be very happy for art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom Q. What shall become come. Thy will be done on of the wicked, when they earth, as it is in heaven. die? Give us this day our daily A. They shall meet bread. And forgive us our with their just punishtrespasses, as we forgive ment. those who trespass against
Q. When you do any And lead us not into thing which is
wrong, temptation, but deliver us should you not be afraid from evil. For thine is that God, who sees you, the kingdom, and the pow- will punish you ? er, and the glory, for ever A. Yes ; but he has and ever.
promised to forgive us, if Q. What will God do we be sorry for our sins, to those who are not good ? and endeavour to sin no
A. He will punish more. them.
Q. Who has told us, Q. Is God able to pun- that God will forgive us, ish those who are not if we repent of our sins, good ?
and endeavour to sin no A. Yes; he who made
more ? all things can do all things; A. Many persons by he can take away all our whom God spake, and friends, and everything particularly Jesus Christ. which he has given us;
was Jesus and he can make us die, Christ? whenever he pleases.
A. The well beloved Q. After you die, shall Son of God, whom the you live again?
Father sent to teach men A. Yes; God will raise their duty, and to persuade us from the dead, and and encourage them to if we be good, we shall practise it. die no more.
Q. Where do we learn Q. Where shall you what we know concerning