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acknowledge with shame our own ingratitude and unfaithfulness. Thou hast commanded us to renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh; to believe all the articles of the Christian faith; to keep thy holy will and commandments, and to walk in the same all the days of our life.

But, O God, we confess that we have forfeited, by our manifold sins, all the great and glorious privileges of thy gospel, and thou mightest justly refuse to be entreated of by us.

But thou art God, and not man. Thou, Lord, art good, ready to forgive; plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee in the name of thy beloved Son. Yea, before we call, thou art willing to answer; and, while we are yet speaking, thou wilt hear.

Have mercy upon us, therefore, Almighty Father; and, though we are unworthy, in ourselves, to be numbered with thy children, yet, for the worthiness of thy Son, we pray thee, admit us into thy family. Heal our backslidings, receive us graciously, forgive us freely, and let thy righteous anger be turned away.

Enable us, in thy strength, to join ourselves to thee, in a perpetual covenant, that shall never be forgotten; to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to be made like unto him; that, as he died and rose again for us, so we may die to sin,

and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.

Thou knowest, Lord, how many there are who rise up against us. We wrestle not only against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers; against the rulers of the darkness of this world; against spiritual wickedness in high places.

To whom should we flee for help, but unto thee, O thou Captain of our salvation, who hast triumphed over them openly! There is none other that fighteth for us but only thou, O God. We beseech thee, therefore, Almighty Lord, that, by thy power, we may be defended against all our enemies.

Grant that the old Adam may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in us. Grant that all carnal affections may die in us; and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow

in us.

Grant that we may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world, and the flesh. Grant that we may be endued with all heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live and govern all things, world without end.

Hear our prayers, O Lord of hosts, for all mankind; more especially for the whole state of Christ's Church militant here on earth.

Bless all who have been admitted into the fel

lowship of Christ's religion. Enable them to war a good warfare, to fight manfully the fight of faith, and to endure hardness, as good soldiers of Christ Jesus. Clothe them with thy whole armour, O God. Gird them with strength unto the battle; and let all their enemies flee before them. Keep them as the apple of thine eye: hide them under the shadow of thy wings, from the ungodly that trouble them, and from all those that compass them round about to take away their souls.

May it please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise up those that fall, and finally to beat down Satan under their feet.

Grant these our requests, O merciful Father, for the honour of our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ.

THURSDAY EVENING.

O most great and glorious Lord God, who shall not fear thee, and glorify thy name? Thou art the dreadful and the jealous God, against whose divine Majesty all our sins have been committed. By evil thoughts and idle words, by leaving undone what we ought to do, and by doing what we ought not to do, we have failed continually in our duty to thee, to our neighbour, and to ourselves. Thy law is spiritual; but we are by nature carnal, sold under sin. We often do that which we allow not; that which we would, we do not; and that which

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we hate, we do. Even when we would most delight in thy law, after the inner man, we feel another law in our members, warring against the law of our minds, and striving to bring us into captivity to the law of sin, which is in our members. We confess, most righteous Lord, that our hearts are deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, and that in our flesh dwelleth no good thing. We are unclean, Lord, we are unclean, and thou mightest justly regard us with abhorrence.

But, to whom should we go but unto thee, who alone givest medicine to heal our sickness? Mercifully with thy favour look upon us, for the worthiness of thy only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, through whom alone we seek all spiritual blessings at thy hands. Speak the word only, and thy servants shall be healed. From all our pollutions, do thou cleanse us in his most precious blood. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and renew right spirits within us. Grant that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus may make us free from the law of sin and death, and may deliver us from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of thy children.

Have mercy, O Lord, on all who partake of our sins and infirmities. Support and comfort those who see and lament the evil of their hearts and lives; who feel the flesh lusting against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh, and cannot do the things that they would. Be not thou far from them,

O Lord. Thou art their succour, haste thee to help them. Enable them to crucify the old man, and to bring into subjection the whole body of sin; and finally, give unto them the victory, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Show also to them that be in error the light of thy truth.

Open the eyes of such as see not the fault and corruption of their nature. Lead those who think that they are rich, and increased with goods, and that they have need of nothing, to confess themselves wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. May they learn to renounce their own righteousness, and submit to the righteousness of God.

Bring all nations to the obedience of faith. Be gracious to thy people Israel; and turn away the captivity of Jacob.

Accept, O heavenly Father, our thanks for the blessings which we have already received. Day by day, we will magnify thee, and every night proclaim thy faithfulness and truth.

To the multitude of thy tender mercies, we commend ourselves, and all for whom we have prayed.

Hear us, good Lord. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Ilear us for thy name sake and deliver us for thy honour.

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