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P. For verily, we are his offspring.
M. Praise the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me praise his holy name.
P. Praise the Lord, O our souls, and forget not all his benefits.
M. I will magnify thee, O God, my King, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
P. Every day will we give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
M. Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.
P. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
M. As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and thy wondrous works.
P. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger and of great mercy.
M. The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works.
P. Thou openest thine hand, O Lord, and fillest all things living with plenteousness.
M. Thy kingdom, O God, is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all
P. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
M. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord.
P. And let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name, for ever and ever.
M. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; for the Lord God, omnipotent reigneth.
P. Alleluia! Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
M. (First saying; Let us pray.) Accept, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, our devout praises and thanksgivings; and graciously hear the supplications which
we now offer unto thee, through thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
P. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
M. O Almighty God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things, both in heaven and earth; we earnestly pray thee to put away from us every thing that is hurtful, and to give us all those good things which are needful for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
P. Graciously hear us, O Almighty God.
M. Grant, O Lord, we humbly beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy church and people may joyfully serve thee, in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator, and Advocate.
P. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
M. O Lord, our God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men, grant that we may always love the things which thou commandest, and desire those things which thou dost promise, that so among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
P. Graciously hear us, O Lord, our God.
M. O heavenly Father, who hatest none of thy creatures; and who art kind, even to the unthankful and evil of mankind; have mercy, we beseech thee upon all Jews, Turks, Heathens, and Heretics; and so bring them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus Christ, our Saviour.
P. Graciously hear us, O heavenly Father.
M. O Father of all mercies, and God of all grace, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray; who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our
ignorance in asking; and who art both able, and disposed to do for us better, and far more abundantly, than we can either ask or think; teach us to reverence and adore thy character: to magnify the riches of thy mercy and grace, and to live in cheerful obedience to thy will and commandments, all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
P. Graciously hear us, O Father of mercies.
M. Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our supplications and prayers, and to offer our thanksgivings and praises unto thee; whose name only, is most excellent and adorable. We beseech thee to regard with favour, these our sincere, though feeble and imperfect services. And since we are wholly dependant on thy care and bounty; continue, we humbly pray thee, and increase unto us, the tokens of thy mercy, and grant us thy constant guidance and support, that we may be safely conducted through the perils and changes of this our earthly pilgrimage, to that heavenly state of rest and blessedness, designed as the permanent home and portion of all the now frail children of humanity, according to the eternal counsels of thine infinite wisdom and love, revealed in the glorious gospel of thy Son Jesus Christ, our blessed Redeemer and Saviour.
P. Even so, Amen.
M. To God, only wise, and infinitely good, be ascribed all honour and glory, dominion and power.
P. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. This service may then be closed with the Lord's Prayer, repeated by the minister and people together.
A Prayer for Public Worship.--Morning.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast made it the duty of all
men to reverence and worship thee, as their great Creator, and the Father of their spirits; and who by thy Son Jesus Christ, hast taught us to address ourselves unto thee with the humble confidence of children imploring the aid of an indulgent ParentIn compliance with this duty, and which is also a most inestimable privilege, we would at this time present our supplications unto thee in the name, and according to the direction of thy well-beloved Son to his early disciples, saying, "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. Amen."
O Lord our heavenly Father, we earnestly pray that our hearts may always be deeply impressed with a sense of thy greatness, and of thine infinite goodness; that we may sincerely reverence, and devoutly adore thee: that we may put our whole trust in thee, and with humble confidence resign ourselves to thy wise direction and governance in all the circumstances and events of our lives; being firmly persuaded that thy loving-kindness will never be utterly taken from us, nor thy faithfulness fail. May the influences of thy grace and good spirit deliver us from our sins; help our infirmities; incite us to that which is good; strengthen us to perform the same, and keep us steadfast therein.
We desire, O Lord, with reverence and deep humility, to confess and lament before thee this morning, our manifold sins and transgressions. We would acknowledge with contrition and self-abase
ment, that we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the corrupt desires and devices of our own hearts. We have left undone the good things which we ought to have performed, and we have done those evil things which thou hast forbidden. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Make us truly contrite before thee, under a sense of our sins, and of our great ingratitude to thee, the God of our lives, and the Father of mercies. May thy goodness lead us to sincere repentance, even to the turning us from all our iniquities, and from every evil way, that we may henceforth live a sober, righteous, and godly life, to the glory of thy holy name.
And we most earnestly supplicate thy mercy and grace, O Lord, for all mankind; that thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations that the people may praise thee, O God; yea, that all the people may praise thee: that the nations may rejoice and be glad, because thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. To this end we pray that the light of truth may everywhere dispel the darkness of ignorance and error: that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified. May the gospel of peace and salvation be faithfully proclaimed, and cordially embraced, in its true spirit, and in its renovating influence, in all places: to the breaking down of the empire of sin and death, till at length, the whole of thy dispersed sheep may be gathered into one fold, under one Shepherd, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
With our prayers, O heavenly Father, we would offer unto thee our sincere and devout thanksgivings and praise for all the manifestations of thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to the world of mankind. We bless thee for our creation, and pres