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Help of thy Grace, we may bring the same to good Effect. Reform whatever thou feeft amiss in the Temper and Disposition of our Souls; that no unlawful Designs, or inordinate Defires may rest there. Purge our Hearts from Envy, Hatred, and Malice ; that we may never suffer the Sun
down upon our Wrath, but may always goto rest in Peace, Charity, and Goodwill, with a Conscience void of Offence towards thee, and towards all Men ; that so our Hearts being a fit Habitation for thy Holy Spirit, he may continually dwell there in; and whether we wake or sleep, we may be under his blessed Influence, and have our whole Spirit, Soul and Body, preserved pure
and blameless, unto the Coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Accept, O Lord, as the Testimony of our Love and Charity, our hearty Intercessions for all Mankind. Let the Light of thy Gospel shine upon all Nations; and grant that all who have already heard and received it, may live suitably to it. Be more especially gracious to this Church and Nation whereunto we belong. most Gracious Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, our gracious Queen Charlotie, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales,
and all the Royal Family; and all who by thy Providence have Authority under him, both in Church and State; and fo guide and direct them, that all their Designs and Undertakings may tend to the Advancement of thy Glory, and the Good and Welfare of this Church and Nation. Send down thy Blessings, spiritual and temporal, upon all our Relations and Friends, and Neighbours ; reward all that have done us Good, and pardon all who have done or wished us Evil, and give them Repentance and better Minds. Be merciful to all who are in any Trouble or Affliction, either of Mind, Body, or Estate ; and do thou, who art the God of Pity and Compassion, administer to every one Help and Comfort, according to their several Necessities, for his Sake who went about doing Good to the Souls and Bodies of Men, thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chriit.
We likewise add our unfeigned Thanks for all the Mercies which from Time to Time Thou hast vouchsafed us. We bless Thee for our Being, our Reason, and all other Endowments and Faculties of Soul and Body; for our Health, Friends, Food, and Raiment, and all the other Comforts
d Conveniences of Life. But above all,
we adore thy tender Mercy in fending thine only Son into the World, to redeem us from Sin and eternal Death, and for giving us any Knowledge and Sense of our Duty to wards thee. We bless thee for thy Patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great Provocations ; for all the Directions, Affistances, and Comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual Care, and watch, ful Providence over us through the whole Course of our Lives ; and particularly for the Mercies and Benefits of the Day past; humbly beseeching thee to continue these thy Blessings to us; and to give us Grace to show our Sense of them, and all thy other Mercies, in a sincere Obedience to thy Laws.
And particularly, O Lord, we beseech Thee to continue thy gracious Protection to us this Night. Into thy Hands we commend ourselves, our Souls and Bodies, our Substance, Dwelling, and all Things that belong tous: Do thou, O Gracious God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest, be pleased to take us, and all belonging to us this Night into thy especial Care and Protection. Defend us from all Dạnger and Mischief, and from Dread and Fear of any; and. grant that we may enjoy such quiet and refreshD 2
ing ing Sleep, as may fit us for the Duties of the Day following. And, O Lord, make us ever mindful of that 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 or unfit to die; but that whether we live, we may live unto thee; or whether we die, we may die unto thee; that so living and dying we may be thine ; through the Merits and Satisfaction of thy Son Jesus Christ; in whose prevailing Name and comprehensive Words, we continue to pray as he hath taught us.
Our Father, &c.
MOST Glorious and Eternal God,
thou art righteous in all thy Ways, and holy in all thy Works, infinite in Mercy and Goodness to all that call upon thee in Truth; and hast promised that where two or three are gathered together in thy Name, hou wilt be in the Midst of them; look down,we beseech Thee, upon us thy unworthy Servants, who are here before Thee, to present unto thy Divine Majesty the Morning Sacrifice of our unfeigned Praises, acknowledging that in Thee we live, and move, and have our Being; and that from
thy bountiful Hand we have received all the good Things we enjoy, and by thy good Providence are defended from the Evils we deserve: We desire, O Lord, in an humble Sense of thy great Goodness towards us, to bless and praise thy holy Name; particularly we adore thy Glorious Majesty, for preferving us this Night past, for raising us up in Health and Safety, and for giving us this Opportunity of calling upon thy Name.
Give us Grace, O Lord, we humbly befeech Thee, to make a right Use and Improvement of these and all thy other Mercies; and grant that we may henceforward live as becomes the Gospel of Christ, by denying all Ungodliness and Worldly Lusts, and live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present World.
And because we are not able of ourselves to please Thee, vouchsafe us, we beseech Thee, the Assistance of thy Holy Spirit, enabling us to withstand all the Enemies and Hindrances of our Salvation. Enlighten our Understandings, that we may know Thee ; sanctify our Affections, that we may love Thee ; and put thy Fear into our Hearts that we may dread to offend Thee. Convince us thoroughly, O Lord, of the great Evil of Sin, that we may endeavour in