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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 oor Lord. Amen. For grace to feuide In particular, we implore thy grace and prothe follow
tection for the ensuing day. Keep us temIng day, and for God's blessing on the business perate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in of the same.
our several callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condi
tion. Give us grace to be just and upright in all *On Sunday Morning our dealings ; quiet and peaceable; full of com• instead of this way, passion ; and ready to do good to all men, ac
thy Spirit accompany as 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 ininds tions.) Defend us from all dangers and adversifrom the thoughts of ties; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all his world to the con- things belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care sideration 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 with honest bearts, in order to practise it.
Saviour. 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
EVENING PRAYER. 1 The Family being together, a little before Bed T'ime, 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 118 not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Confession of
MOST me cifu! God, who art of purer eyes than sins, with a prayer to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgive. for contrition and pardon.
ness to all those who confess and forsake their sins, we come before thee in an humble sense of our own
unworthiness, acknowledgirg our manifold trans* Here, let uim 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 bezeech thee, in mercy, and forgive us cretly coufess the all our transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of sius and failings the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty con af 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. AND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempta. Prager for grace
tions which encompass us, we be drawn again to into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direc grow better. tion and ussistance 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 wralh ; but
may always go to our res 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 puuish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon allour 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. TO our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned The Thanksgiv
thanks for all thy mercies ; sur our being, our ingreason, 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 particilarly 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 meriis 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 througla all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; ing.
the night follow.
that we may enjoy such refresbing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time wben 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 tby Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect pray
Amen. THE grace of our Lord.esus 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. SELECTION I.
The fear of the Lord is clean, Psalm 19. Cali enarrant. and endureth for ever; the judg. THE heavens declare the gloryments of the Lord are true, and
of God; and the firmament righteous altogether. showeth his handy work. More to be desired are they
One day telleth another; and than gold, yea, than much finc one night certifieth another. There is neither speech nor and the honey.comb.
gold; sweeter also than honey. language ; but their voices are
Moreover, by them is thy serheard amor. them. Their sound is gone out into all them there is great reward.
vant laught; and in keeping of lands; and their words into the
Who can tell how oft he offend. ends of the world.
eth? O cleanse thou me from my In them hath he set a taberna
secret faults. cle for the sun ; which cometh
Keep thy servant also from preforth as a bridegroom oui of his sumptuous sins, lest they get the chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant dominion over me. to run his course.
Let the words of my mouth It goetb 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
Redeemer. from the heat thercof.
Psalm 24. Domini est terra. The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the THE earth is the Lord's, and testimony of the Lord is sure, and
all that therein is ; the comgiveth wisdom unto the simple. pass of the world, and they that
The statutes of the Lord are dwell therein. right, and rejoice the heart; the For he bath founded it upon commandment of the Lord is the seas, and prepared it upon the pure, and giveth light unto the foods. eyes.
Who shall ascend into the hik of the Lord? or wbo shall rise He will not always be chiding; up in his holy place?
neither keepeth be bis anger for Even he that hath clean handslever, and a pure heart; and that hath He hath not dealt with us after not liftup his inindunto vanily, nor our sins; nor rewarded us accordsworn to deceive his neighbour. ing to our wickednesses.
He shall receive the blessing. For look how bigh 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 This is the generation of those those who fear him! who seek him; even of those Look how wide also the east who seek thy face, O Jacob. is from the west ; so far bath he
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, set our sins from us ! and be ye lift up ye everlasting Yea, like as a father pitieth his doors, and the King of glory shall own children; even so is the Lord comie in.
merciful unto them that fear him. Who is the King of glory? it is For he knoweth whereof we the Lord strong and mighty, even are made ; be remembereth that the Lord mighty in batile. we are but dust. Lift up your heads, Oyegates, 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. lower of the field.
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. PSALM 105. Benedic, anima mea. 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 ; praise his holy name. and his righteousness upon chil
Praise the Lord, O my soul; dren's children; and forget not all his benefits ; Even upon such as keep his com
Who forgiveth all thy sin, and venant, and think upon his comhealeth all thine infirinities; mandments to do them.
Who saveth thy life from de- The Lord baih 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 tee young of bis
, ye that excel in strength; and lusty as an eagle.
ye that fulfil his commandment, The Lord execuleth 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
his He showed his ways unto Mo-hosts; ye servants of his, that do ses, his works unto the children of his pleasure. Israel.
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 ihou the great soodness.
Lord, O my soul.
Thine eyes did see my suin 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 !hem.
Thou art about my path, and Howdearare 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 If I tell them, they are more in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, number than the sand; when I knowest it altogether.
I am present with thee. Thou hast fashioned me bebind Try me, o God, and seek the and before, and laid thine hand ground of my heart; prove me, upon me.
and examine my thoughts. Such knowledge is too wonder- Look well if there be any way, ful and excellent for me; I can- of wickedness in me; and lead not atlain unto it.
me in the way everlasting. Whither shall I go then from Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. thy Spirit? or whither shall I go I Will magnify thee, O God, my hen from thy presence ?
King, and I will praise thy If I climb up into heaven, thou naine for ever and ever. art there; if i go down to hell, Every day will I give thanks thou art there also.
unto thee, and praise thy nams If I take the wings of the morn- for ever and ever. ing, and remain in the uttermost Great is the Lord, and marvel parts of the sea ;
lous, worthy to be praised; there Even there also shall thy hand is no end of his greatness. and thy right hand shall One generation shall praise thy
works unto another, and declare If I say, Peradventure the dark- thy power. ness shall cover me; then shall As for me, I will be talking of my night be turned to day. thy worship, thy glory, thy praise,
Yea, the darkness is no dark- and wondrous works; ness when 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 iell of thy greatness.
Formy reins are thine; thou hast The memorial of thine abun. covered me in my mother's womb. dant kindness shall be showed,
I will giva 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 mcr. and 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. This works.
lead me, hold me.