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add another Day" to our Lives, give us Grace to employ it in such a Manner as may be well-pleasing in thy Sight; thro' the Merits, and for the Sake of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, &c.
A Prayer for Friday Morning. O MOST Holy, most Merciful, and
most Gracious Lord God.; thou art the inexhaustible Fountain of all Good, the Source and Spring of all our Comforts here, and the sure and certain Foundation of all qur Hopes hereafter: Look down from Heaven, the Habitation of thy Holiness, upon me, who humbly beg Leave to renew my Praises to thy Divine Majesty, in whom I live, and move, and have my Being.
O Lord ! I acknowledge, that under thy Protection I have this Night Nept secure, and by thive infinite Goodness it is, that I am now in Health and Safety : Praised therefore be thy Name, O Lord : O let all that is within me praise thy holy Name; as long as I live I will magnify thee, O God, for thou art my Creator, my Preserver, and my constant benefactor.
Pardon, O most merciful Father, all the
99 unworthy Returns I have made for the manifold Favours I have received from thee; and grant me for the Time to come, such a Sense of thine infinite Goodness and Mercy, that I may love thee with all my Heart, with all my Soul, and with all my Strength; that I may study to please thee in all Things, and be afraid of nothing so much as thy Displeasure.
To this End, O gracious Lord, make me truly sensible of the Vanity of this, World; that I may not be carried away with the Force anci Power of sensible Objects, nor brought under the Dominion of those Lusts, which war against the Soul. Give me Grace so to use the World, as not to abuse it; and grant, that neither the Cares of this Life, nor the Deceitfulness of Riches, may ever make me neglect the great Work thou hast given me to do. Root out of my Heart all covetous Affections and Desires, and let it be my great Care and Concern to provide for Eternity, and to lay up a Treasure in Heaven, which faileth not.
0 my God, from Pride and Vain-glory; from a fond Conceit of myself, or a mean Opinion of others; from a censorious and uncharitable Spirit; froman envious and malicious Temper; and from all those finful and corrupt Affections that
are so hateful in thy Sight; and O be thou pleased to endue me'with that Wisdom, which is from above; which is first
pure, and then peaceable; with that Meekness and Humility which is in thy Sight ot so great Price; and with all those holy and Christian Dispositions that thou lovest and delightest in.
Make me always mindful of my own Frailty, of the Shortness and Uncertainty of this Life, and of the Eternity of the next. Make me careful so to live, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die; O let not Sickness or Death ever surprise me unawares, or find me in a State unprovided ; but grant that I
finish the of my Salvation before the Night comes when no Man can work; that so having laid up a good Foundation of Hope and Comfort against the Day of Trouble and Sickness, I may, whenever thou shalt be pleased to call me hence, chearfully resign up my Soul into thy Hands! And Oh, do thou vouchsafe to receive it to thy Mercy, through thy Merits and for the Sake of thy dear Son Jesus Christ the Righteous.
Be with me, O Lord, this Day: Let thy Blessing accompany all my honeít Labours and Endeavours; and grant that I may take othing in Hand but what is agreeable to
thy blessed Will. To thee I humbly beg Leave to commend my Soul and Body, and all that stand in any Relation to me; beseeching thee, of thy great Goodness, to take us under thy Protection, to defend us from all Evil, and to lead us into all Good. Grant that whilst we are engaged about Things temporal, we may not forget the Things that are eternal; nor be unmindful of that great Account which we must one Day give.
O Lord, leave us not to ourselves, but guard us from those Snares and Temptations that every where surround us. Conduct us by thy good Spirit, through the Affairs and Business of this Life, that we may at last arrive at that Place of everlasting Rest and Peace which thou hart prepared for those who truly and sincerely love and fear thee, through the Merits and Intercession of thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose most comprehensive Words, I sum up my own, and the Wants of all Mankind, saying,
Our Father, &c.
A Prayer for Friday Noon, or any Inter
mediate Time of the Day.
O Almighty God, who haft promised to
hear the Petitions of them that afk in thy Son's Name, I beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to me, that am now come before thee, to offer up my Prayers at the Throne of Grace, in the Name, and thro' the Mediation of thy beloved Son ; for his Sake, O Lord, I humbly beseech thee, to look upon me with the Tenderness and Bowels of a compassionate Father : And fince thou hast taught me to call thee Father, O make me to render unto thee the Love and Obedience of a Child.
Give me a holy Disdain of the deceitful Pleasures, Honours, and Riches of the World; and so raise my Mind above the Things of this Life, that I may always have my Conversation in Heaven, from whence I look for 'my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Strike such an Awe into my Heart, that I may humbly reverence thy Name, which is great, wonderful, and holy, and fear nothing so much as thy Displeasure: And O do thou establish thy Throne, and rule for ever in my Soul ; and by the mighty Power