(For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,

for ever. Amen.) Father in heaven, let thy kingdom come, for thine is the kingdom, thou art God in heaven, and rulest over all the kingdoms of the heathen; Let thy will be done, for thine is the power, and there is nothing too hard for thee : Let thy name be fanctified, for thine is the glory, and thou hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Father in heaven, supply our wants, pardon our fins, and preserve us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, and thou art Lord over all, who art rich to all that call upon thee None can forgive sins but thou only ; let thy power be great in pardoning our fins : And since it is the glory of God to pardon in, and to help the helpless, Help us, O God of our salvation ; for the glory of thy name deliver us, and purge away our Gins, for thy name fake.

We defire in all our prayers to praise thee, for thou art great, and greatly to be praised. We praife thy kingdon, for it is an everlaiting kingdom, und endures throughout all generations, and the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre : Thou lovest righteousness, and hateft wickedness. To thee belongeth mercy, and thou renderest to every man according to his works. We praise thy power, for thou hast a mighty arm, strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand, and yet judgment and justice are the habitation of thy throne, mercy and truth thall go before thy face. We praise thy glory, for the glory of the Lord Ihall endure for ever. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. 0 let God be praised in his fanctuary, and praised in the firna. ment of his power; let him be praised for his mighty acts, and praised according to his excellent greatness. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord, Halielujah.

And forasmuch as we know that he heareth us, and whatsoever we ask, according to his will, in faith, we have the petitions that we desired of bim, we will triumph in his praise. Now know we that the Lord heareth his anointed, and for his fake will bear us from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right band; and therefore, in token not only of our desire, but of our assurance to be heard in Christ's name, we say, Amen, amen.

Our Father which art in heaven, hollowed be

thy name, &c.


Some short forms of Prayer, for the use of those who mag

not be able to cellect for themselves out of the foregoing materials.

A Prayer to be used by Children.

O GOD, thou art my God, early will I seek

Thou art my God and I will praise thee; my father's God, and I will extol thee.

Who is a God like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ?

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire belide thee. When my flesh and my heart fail, thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Thou madeft me for thyself, to thew forth thy praise.

But I am a finner; I was shapen in iniquity, and in fin did my mother conceive me.

O God be merciful to me a finner.

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O deliver me from the wrath to come, through Christ Jesus, who died for me, and rose again.

Lord give me a new nature. Let Jesus Chrift be formed in my soul, that to me to live may be Chrift, and to die may be gain. Lord, I was in my baptism given up to thee; receive me graciously, and love me freely.

Lord Jesus, thou haft encouraged little children to come unto thee, and hast said, that of such is the kingdom of God: I come to thee; O make me a faithful subject of thy kingdom, take me up in thy. arms, put thy hands upon me, and bless me.

O give me grace to redeem me from all iniquity, and particularly from the vanity which childhood and youth is subject to.

Lord, give me a wise and an understanding heart, that I may know and do thy will in every thing, and may in nothing fin against thee.

Lord, grant that from my childhood I may know the holy Scriptures, and may continue in the good things that I have learnt.

Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me thy law graciously.

Lord, be thou a father to me, teach me, and guide me; provide for me, and protect me; and bless me, even me, O my Father.

Bless all my relations (father, mother, brothers, Gisters) and give me grace to do ney duty to them in every thing.

Lord, prepare me for death, and give me wisely to consider my latter end.

O Lord, I thank thee for all thy mercies to me; for life and health, food and raiment, and for my education; for my creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life ; but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world, by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift ; blesfed be God for Jesus Christ. None but Chrift, none but Chrift for me.

Now to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, that great name into which I was baptised, be honour and glory, dominion and praise, for ever and



Our Father which art in heaven, &c.

Another Paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, in the wore's

of the Asemblies Shorter Catechism.

OUR Father in heaven, we come to thee as chil

, We befeech thee, let thy name be fanctified ; enable us and others to glorify thee in all that whereby thou hast made thyself known, and defpoíe of all things to thine own glory.

Let thy kingdom coine; let Satan's kingdom be destroyed, and let the kingdom of thy grace be ad. vanced ; let us and others be brought into it, and keep it, and let the kingdom of thy glory be hastened.

Let thy will be done on earth as it is done in heaven; make us by thy grace able and willing to know, obey, and submit to thy will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; of thy free gift let us receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and let us enjoy thy blessing with them.

And forgive us our trespasies, as we forgive them that trespass against us. We pray that for Christ's fake thou wouldest freely pardon all our sins, and that by thy grace thou wouldest enable us from the heart to forgive others. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us


from evil. Either keep us (O Lord) from being tempted to fin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever.

Lord, we take, our encouragement .io. prayer from thyself only, and defire in our prayers to praise thee, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to thee: And in teftimony of our desires and assurance to be heard through Jesus Christ, we say Amen.

Another Prayer drawn out of ny plain Catechism for

Children, (which was first published in the year 1762) which will be easy to those children who have learned that Catechism.

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Lord, thou art an infinite and eternal spirit,

moft wife and powerful, holy, just and good. Thou art the great God that madest the world, and art my creator ; and thou that madeft me dost preserve and maintain me, and in thee I live and move and have my being. O that I may remember thee as my creator in the days of my youth, and never forget thee.

Lord, give me grace to serve and honour thee, to worship and obey thee, and in all my ways to trust in thee, and to please thee.

Lord, I thank thee for thy holy word, which thou haft given me to be the rule of my faith and obedi. ence, and which is able to make me wise unto falvation.

I confess, O Lord, that the condition I was born in is sinful and milerable. I am naturally prone to that which is evil, and backward to that which is good, and foolishness is bound up in my heart ; and 1 am by nature a child of wrath, so that if thou hadft not raised up a saviour for me, I had been certainly loft and undone for ever. I have been disobedient to

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