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thanks for the many and great mercies, which thou hast hitherto poured out upon us; especially for bringing life and immortality to light by the Gospel. We desire, above all things, to give thee most humble and hearty thanks for the redemption of the world, by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man. May we always remember the exceeding great love of our Master and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which, by his precious blood-shedding, he hath obtained for us. May we give unto thee, as we are most bounden, continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to thy holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve thee, in true holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life.

Mercifully hear us, in behalf of those for whom thou hast commanded us to pray. Let thy blessing rest upon thy people whom thou hast set apart for thyself. And if their names are cast out as evil, and they are reproached for righteousness' sake, save them from those that persecute them, and deliver them. Remember thy mercy and truth towards the house of Israel; and let all the ends of the world see thy salvation. Regard with compassion our favoured land; and let not our many offences provoke thee to depart from us. Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our rulers; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may alway in

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cline to thy will, and walk in thy ways. gracious to our neighbours, friends, and kindred. Bless them in their persons, in their families, and in their substance. Above all, bless them in their souls; and grant them thy peace all the days of their life. O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we to whom thou hast given a hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities, this night and for evermore, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Our Father, &c. The Lord bless us, &c.

WEDNESDAY MORNING.

O God, who givest to all men liberally, and upbraidest not, we, thy sinful and helpless creatures, draw nigh unto thee, humbly relying on thy grace and mercy in Christ Jesus.

Thou hast taught us to believe, that, guilty and weak as we are in ourselves, in thee, the Lord Jehovah, we may have everlasting righteousness and strength. We bless thee for having found out a way of salvation for us, miserable sinners. We praise thee for adding to the number of our days, and for giving us fresh opportunities of imploring thy fatherly forgiveness. And we beseech thee to grant that we may duly improve them. Teach us to consider this life as the only season of preparation for another. Suffer us not to waste it in unprofitableness and vanity, and graciously con

tinue it to us, till the work is finished which thou hast given us to do. Take away from us the spirit of slumber, and quicken us to greater diligence and activity. For as much as the night is far spent, and the day is at hand, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that, in the last day, when he shall come again, in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal. Make us to count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord. And dispose us gladly to suffer the loss of all things, that we may win Christ, and be found in him, not having our own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, if by any means we may attain to the resurrection of the just. O Lord, raise up thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us, through the satisfaction of thy Son, our Lord. Enable us, from day to day, to forget the things that are behind, and to reach forth to those that are before, that so we may press toward the mark, for the prize of our high calling in Christ Jesus.

Defend us, O Lord, from day to day, with thy

heavenly grace, that we may continue thine for ever, and daily increase in thy Holy Spirit more and more, until we come unto thy everlasting kingdom. Strengthen us in every conflict with the enemies of our souls, and comfort our hearts with the full assurance of hope that they shall not finally prevail against us. Grant that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, may be able to separate us from thy love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bless all who are travelling with us in the way of life. Direct their steps in all things, and make their path as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Establish their hearts unblameable before thee in holiness, till the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. Pitifully behold the sorrows of those who are walking in darkness, and have no light. Bring them by a way that they know not; lead. them in paths that they have not known; make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. Quicken, in the path of righteousness, all such as are turning aside from it, and uphold them by thy free Spirit. We pray thee, further, in behalf of those who are going forward in the broad road of destruction. Turn their feet into the narrow way that leadeth to eternal life, and give them grace to continue in the same.

We beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Our Father, &c. The Lord bless us, &c.

WEDNESDAY EVENING.

GREAT and glorious Lord God, whose eyes are in every place, beholding the evil and the good, help us to worship and serve thee acceptably, with reverence and godly fear. Thou art here and every where present, and knowest all things. Thou art about our path, and about our bed, and spiest out all our ways. There is not a word of our mouth, or a thought and intent of our hearts, but thou, O God, knowest it altogether. If we say, peradventure the darkness shall cover us, then shall our night be turned into day. Our sins are all naked and open unto thee; the sins for which our own hearts condemn us, and the sins which we may have forgotten, but which thou knowest that we have committed against thee. We cannot deny or justify our transgressions, they are so many and so great; and we might well tremble through fear of them, and be afraid to lift up our eyes to the throne of thy glory.

But though we are thus guilty and evil in thy sight, yet, O Lord, we beseech thee, have mercy upon us. We are sorry and ashamed for all our

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