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their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43.

dren of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

YE have heard that it hath For if ye love them which

been said, Thou shalt love you, what reward have love thy neighbour, and hate ye? do not even the publithine enemy. But I say unto cans the same? Or if ye sayou, Love your enemies, bless lute your brethren only, what them that curse you, do good do ye more than others? do to them that hate you, and not even the publicans so? pray for them which despite Be ye therefore perfect, even fully use you and persecute as your Father which is in you; that ye may be the chil-heaven is perfect.

FORMS OF

PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

MORNING PRAYER.

The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present, let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.

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UR 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 us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

and move and have our being; We, thy needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it, * (that no dis- *When distur turbance hath bances of any kind befall a come nigh us family, instead or our dwelling; of this, say, that not withstanding but that we are our dangers, we brought in safe- are brought in safety to the be and ever mercy and pre- ty to the begin- ginning of this lasting God, in servation, espening of this day.) day. whom we live the night past. For these thy mercies, we

ALMIGHTY Acknowledge

ment of God's

cially through

bless and magnify thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

ND, since it is

AND

Dedication of soul and body to God's service,

to

of thy mercy, O gracious with a resolution Father, that an- daily in goodbe growing other day is add- ness. ed to our lives; We here dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

BUT

Prayer

minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or pun ished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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guide and keep.

our

N particular, For grace to we implores the following thy grace and day, and for God's blessing protection for on the business the ensuing day. of the same. Keep us temperate in meats and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition. Give us grace

to be just and upright in all our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compasfor sion; and ready to do good to all men, according to our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our ways,

grace to enable

us

UT, O God, who know- to perform est the weak- that resolution. ness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations which we daily meet with; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to And, above all, keep in our

let thy Holy Spir

[and prosper On Sunday the works of our morning, instead hands in the of this, say, and business of our it accompany us several stations.] to the place of thy public worship, Defend us from making us seriand attenall dangers and ove tive, and raising adversities; and our minds from be graciously this world to the pleased to take consideration of us, and all things we may fervently belonging to us, join in the pray ers and praises under thy father- of thy Church, ly care and pro- and listen to our duty with honest offend thee. tection. These hearts, in order things, and what- to practive it.

the thoughts of

the next, that

ever else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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 time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling.

UR Father, who art in

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 us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

MOST

of a sinner, look fess the sins and
day.
seech thee, in
mercy, and forgive us all
our transgressions. Make
us deeply sensible of the
great evil of them; and work
in us an hearty contrition;
that we may obtain forgive-
ness at thy hands, who art
ever ready to receive humble
and penitent sinners; for the
sake of thy Son Jesus Christ,
our only Saviour and Re-
deemer. Amen.

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OST merci- Confession of ND lest, through Prayer for sins, with a prayful God, er for contrition our own frail- grace to re form ana who art of purer and pardon. ty, or the tempta- grow better. eyes than to behold in- tions which encompass us, iquity, and hast promised we be drawn again into sin, forgiveness to all those Vouchsafe us, we beseech who confess and forsake thee, the direction and astheir sins; We come before sistance of thy Holy Spirit. thee in an humble sense of Reform whatever is amiss in our own unworthiness, ac- the temper and disposition knowledging our manifold of our souls; that no untransgressions of thy right-clean thoughts, unlawful deeous laws. But, Here let him signs, or inordinate desires, O gracious Fa- who reads make may rest there. Purge our ther, who desi- that every one hearts from envy, hatred, rest not the death may secretly con- and malice: that we may

a short pause,

never suffer the sun to goo our prayers,

may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and goodwill, with a conscience void of offence towards thee, and towards men: That so we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Thanks. giving.

join our unfeigned thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, fouu, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sendAND Lord, our interces-world, to redeem us from sin ND accept, The Intercession. ing thy only Son into the

sions for all mankind. Let and eternal death, and in givthe light of thy Gospel shine ing us the knowledge and upon all nations; and may sense of our duty towards as many as have received thee. We bless thee for thy it, live as becomes it. Be patience with us, notwithgracious unto thy Church; standing our many and great and grant that every mem- provocations; for all the diber of the same, in his vo-rections, assistances, and cation and ministry, may comforts of thy Holy Spirit; serve thee faithfully. Bless for thy continual care and all in authority over us; watchful providence over us and 80 rule their hearts through the whole course of and strengthen their hands, our lives; and particularly that they may punish wick- for the mercies and benefits edness and vice, and main-of the past day: beseeching tain thy true religion and thee to continue these thy virtue. Send down thy bless- blessings to us; and to give ings, temporal and spirit-us grace to show our thankual, upon all our relations, fulness in a sincere obedience friends, and neighbours. to his laws, through whose Reward all who have done merits and intercession we us good, and pardon all received them all, thy Son those who have done or our Saviour Jesus Christ. wish us evil, and give them Amen. repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all Who

are

N particular, Prayer for we beseech throughthenight

God's protection

in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, thee to con- following. administer to them according to their several necessities; for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

tinue thy gracious protection to us this night. Defend us from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy Buch refresh

ing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when 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 dying, we may be thine, through the

merits and satisfaction of thy
Son Jesus Christ, in whose
Name we offer up these our
imperfect prayers. Amen.

Jesus Christ, and the love
HE grace of our Lord

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 First.

From Psalm xix. Cæli en

TH

arrant.

HE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handy-work.

One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another.

There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.

Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.

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end of it again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the LORD is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.

The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.

The fear of the LORD is clean, and endureth for ever; In them hath he set a tab-the judgments of the LORD ernacle for the sun; which are true, and righteous alcometh forth as a bridegroom together. out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his

course.

It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; and in keep

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