Almighty God, who art a Spirit, enable us to worship thee in spirit and in truth. Accept of the service that we render to thee this day. We give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but, above all, for thy inestimable love, in the redemption of the world, by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee to give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness, all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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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 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.

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.

To be used at the close of the religious exercises. · Father of mercy, and God of all comfort, we would praise thee for all the blessings of this holy day; we have been waiting on thee, and have another Sabbath and its privileges to answer for, in the day of judgment. Humble us for all our short comings, and pardon all our wandering thoughts, all the coldness of our affections, and all the misbelief of our hearts; keep us from being careless and forgetful hearers of thy word ; sanctify our memories to retain the truth, as it is in Jesus, and our hearts to love it; may it spread its divine influence over the whole of our future life, walk, and conversation ; may we go to the duties of to-morrow strengthened against sin, and resolved not to offend wilfully against thee, O thou searcher of hearts; help us to examine ourselves by what we have heard and been taught this day; and we pray thee that the gospel we have heard preached and explained to us may have free course and be glorified. Bless the whole world with the knowledge of Jesus, and hasten the happy time when all shall know thee, from the least even to the greatest. And now, O God our Father, bless and keep us, through Jesus Christ, our Mediacor and Redeemer. 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.

COLLECTS. A COLLECT FOR THE HEATHEN. O Thou who art the King Immortal, Eternal, and Invisible, who reignest over the heaven above and the earth on which we dwell; hear our prayers not only for ourselves but for those of our fellow creatures who live in spiritual darkness, and the shadow of death. We thank thee that on us the Sun of Righteousness hath risen with healing and forgiveness, that thou hast sent to us thy Holy Word, and ministers and teachers, to explain it more fully to us, and that the Holy Spirit has been poured out from on high lighting up our dark and ignorant minds, showing us our sinfulness and weakness, and then leading us to Jesus, has pointed out His suitableness to such poor sinners, His willingness and power to save, and shed abroad His love in our hearts.

Let that same Spirit go through all the earth, until all shall know thee from the least unto the greatest, and every knee shall bow, and lip and heart eunfess, that Christ is Lord forever. Give him the heathen for his inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession. Let him see of the travail of his soul and be satisfied, and open our hearts to feel, and to help in hastening on that glorious day when thy kingdom shall come and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

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COLLECT FOR A SICK TEACHER. O FATHER of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only Help in time of need, look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, behold, visit, and relieve our sick teacher for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy, comfort him with a sense of thy goodness ; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; give him patience under his affliction; and in thy good time, restore him to health, and to his duties among us, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: or else give him grace so to take thy visitation, that after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


ALMIGHTY God, and merciful Father, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death, look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy, upon our sick school-fellow, for whom our prayers are desired. Deliver him, O Lord, in thy good appointed time, from his bodily pain, and visit him with thy salvation; that, if it should be thy good pleasure to prolong his days here upon earth, he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation : or else receive him into those heavenly habitations, where the souls of those who sleep

in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and happi-. ness. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.


O God, who art the Giver of life, of health, and of safety, we bless thy name, that thou hast been pleased to deliver from his bodily sickness this thy servant, who now desireth to return thanks unto thee, in the presence of us all. Gracious art thou, O Lord, and full of compassion to the children of men. May his heart be duly impressed with a sense of thy merciful goodness, and may he devote the residue of his days to an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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