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ders, and filleth thee with the finest the wrath of man worketh not the of the wheat.

righteousness of God. WhereThen shall be said or sung one of the Selections, fore lay apart all filthiness and suor some other portion of the Psalms, at the discretion of the Minister.

perfluity of naughtiness, and re? The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii. and the ceive with meekness the engrafted 1 After the General Thanksgiving, shall be said word, which is able to save your

souls. Be ye doers of the word; TOST gracious God, by whose and not hearers only, deceiving knowledge the depths are your own selves.

be a broken up, and the clouds drop hearer of the word and not a doer, down the dew; we yield thee un- he is like unto a man beholding feigned thanks and praise, as for his natural face in a glass: for he all thy mercies, so especially forbeholdeth himself, and goeth his the returns of Seed-time and Har-way, and straightway forgetteth vest, and for crowning the year what manner of man he was. But with thy goodness, in the increase whoso looketh into the perfect law of the ground, and the gathering in of liberty, and continueth therein, of the fruits thereof. And, we be- he being not a forgetful hearer, seech thee, give us a just sense of but a doer of the work, this man this great mercy; such as may ap- shall be blessed in his deed. If any pear in our lives, by an brimble, man among you seem to be reholy, and obedient walking before ligious, and bridleth not his tongue, thee all our days, through Jesus but deceiveth his own heart, this Christ our Lord; to whom, with man's religion is vain.

Pure rethee and the Holy Ghost, be all ligion and undefiled before God glory and honour, world without and the Father is this: to visit the end. Amen.

fatherless and widows in their afI The Collect to be used instead of that for the Aliction, and to keep himself un

day. O . MOST merciful Father, who spotted from the world.

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. husbandman in the returns of the VE have heard that it hath been fruits of the earth; we give thee said, shalt love thy humble and hearty thanks for this neighbour and hate thine enemy. thy bounty; beseeching thee to But I say unto you, love your enecontinue thy loving kindness to us; mies, bless them that curse you, that our land may still yield her in- do good to them that hate you, and crease, to thy glory and our com- pray for them which despitefully fort, through Jesus Christ ourfuse you and persecute you; that Lord. Amen.

ye may be the children of your The Epistle. St. James i. 16. Father which is in heaven: for he DOM

O not err, my beloved bre- maketh his sun to rise on the evil

thren: every good gift and eve- and on the good, and sendeth rain ry perfect gift is from above; and on the just and on the unjust. For cometh down from the Father of if ye love them which love you, lights, with whom is no variable- what reward have ye? do not even ness, neither shadow of turning the Publicans the same! Or if ye Of his own will begat he us of the salute your brethren only, what word of truth, that we should be a do ye more than others? do not kind of first fruits of his creatures. even the Publicans so ? Be ye Wherefore, my beloved brethren, therefore perfect, even

as your let every man be swift to hear, Father which is in heaven is per slow to speak, slow to wrath: for sect.

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FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

MORNING PRAYER.

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

UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy

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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. Acknowledgment A

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we of God's meroy and live and move and have our being; we, thy preservation, especially through the needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for night past. 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 * When disturb; providence we owe it, *(that no disturbance hath ances of any

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come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are stead of this, say, brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For that notwithstand these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious are brought in safe. Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our ty to the beginning morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his of this day.

sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us,

thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Dedication of soul

ND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Father, and body to God's service, with a reso dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and lution to be growing daily in good- 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. Prayer for grace DUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and cor

ruption of our nature, and the manifold temptaform that resolu

tions 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 offend thee. And, above all, keep in our 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 punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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IN particular, we implore thy grace and protection Forgrace to gurde

for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate in our lowing day,and for meats and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. God's blessing on Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit the business of the to lay on us, and minds always contented with our pre * On Sunday sent condition. Give us grace to be just and upright in Morning, instead

, , all our dealings ; quiet and peaceable ; full of compas- thy Holy Spirit acsion; and ready to do good to all men, according to company us to the our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in all our worship, making us ways* (and prosper the works of our hands in the busi- serious and atten

tive, and raising ness of our several stations.) Defend us from all dangers and adversities; and be graciously pleased to take thoughts of this us, and all things belonging to us, under thy Fatherly eration of the next, care and protection. These things, and whatever else that we may ferthou shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we hum- vently join in the bly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son es of thy Church, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

duty with honest hearts, in order to

practise it. 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.

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EVENING PRAYER. T 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 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. TOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes than Confession of

for contrition and to all those who confess and forsake their sins; we pardon. come before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, O gracious Father, who * Here, let him desirest not the death of a sinner, look upon us, we be- who reads, make a seech thee, in mercy, and forgive us all our transgres- ery one may secretsions. Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of ly confess the sins

and failings of that them; and work in us an hearty contrition; that we day. may obtain forgiveness 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 Redeemer. Amen.

ND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempta- Prayer for grace to sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there.

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Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good will, 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.

ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all manThe Intercession.

kind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that etery member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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all for reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. protection TN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy grathe night follow

cious protection to us this night. Defend us from ing.

all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them ;

that we may enjoy such refreshing 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 Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. NHE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and

the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. T 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.

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SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of

the Minister. SELECTION I.

Keep thy servant also from prePsalm 19. Cæli enarrant. sumptuous sins, lest they get the THE Gear, and the firmameny THE heavens declare the glory dominion over me.

Let the words of my mouth, and showeth his handy work. the meditation of my heart, be al

One day telleth another; and way acceptable in thy sight, one night certifieth another. O Lord, my strength, and my

There is neither speech nor lan- Redeemer. guage; but their voices are heard Psalm 24. Domini est terra.

, Their sound is gone out into all 1 all that therein is; the comlands; and their words into the pass of the world, and they that ends of the world.

dwell therein. In them hath he set a tabernacle For he hath founded it upon the for the sun; which cometh forth seas, and preparedit upon the floods. as a bridegroom out of his cham Who shall ascend into the hill ber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run of the Lord ? or who shall rise up his course.

in his holy place ? It goeth forth from the uttermost Even he that hath clean hands part of the heaven, and runneth and a pure heart; and that hath about unto the end of it again; and not lift up his mind unto vanity, there is nothing hid from the heat nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. thereof.

He shall receive the blessing The law of the Lord is an un- from the Lord; and righteousness defiled law, converting the soul; from the God of his salvation. the testimony of the Lord is sure, This is the generation of those and giveth wisdom unto the sim- who seek him; even of those who ple.

seek thy face, O Jacob. The statutes of the Lord are Lift up your heads, O ye gates, right, and rejoice the heart; the and be ye lift up, ye everlasting commandment of the Lord is pure, doors, and the King of glory shall and giveth light unto the eyes.

come in. The fear of the Lord is clean, Who is the King of glory? it is and endureth for ever; the judg- the Lord strong and mighty, even ments of the Lord are true, and the Lord mighty in battle. righteous altogether.

Lift up your heads, O ve gates, More to be desired are they than and be ye lift up, ye everlasting gold, yea, than much fine gold ; doors, and the King of glory shall sweeter also than honey, and the come in. honey-comb.

Who is the King of glory ? even Moreover, by them is thy servant the Lord of hosts, he is the King taught; and in keeping of them of glory. there is great reward.

Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. Who can tell how oft he offend RAISE the Lord, O my soul; thou me

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