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Blessed be thy Name, O God, for the Continuance of thy. Mercies to us this Day; for providing for our Bodies, and taking Care of our Souls; and for delivering us from those many Evils that we have justly deserved; but above all, we. bless and praise thy holy Name, for thine inestimable Love in the Redemption of the World by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; humbly beseeching Thee of thy great Goodness, O Lord, to pass by our Unworthiness of these thy Mercies, and to continue to us thy gracious Favour and Protection ; keep us, we beseech Thee, this Night, under the Shadow of thy Wings, that no evil Accident may come near to burt us.
Give us quiet and refreshing Sleep, such as may fit us for the Duties of the Day following; and if Thou art pleased to add another Day to our Lives, grant that we may improve it to thy Glory, and the Benefit of our precious Souls; through Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and only Saviour. Amen.
Our Father, &c.
PERSONS IN PRIVATE
EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK.
A Preparatory Prayer. BLESSED Lord ! who hast commanded,
and invited us to pray unto thee, O let thy Spirit help my Infirmities; and do thou so dispose my Mind, and prepare my Heart, that my Prayers and Praises may be acceptable in thy Sight, through the Mediation, and for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for Sunday Morning. O GOD, who art the Giver of all good
Gifts, and the Father of Mercies, I thine unworthy Servant adore thy glorious Majesty, for those marvellous Instances of thy Love, which Thou hast in all Ages
Thewn to the Sons of Men : In all thy Dealings and Dispensations towards us Thou hast manifested thyself to be a most kind and compassionate Father ; thou hast provided for the Comfort and Support of our Bodies, and shewn à most tender Care and Concern for the Welfare and Happiness of our immortal Souls: In great Mercy to them, thou didst appoint one Day in seven for thy more peculiar Worship and Service : that so by a frequent and religious Observance of the Christian Sabbath here on Earth, we might be better fitted and prepared to celebrate that eternal Sabbath of everlasting Rest, which thou hast reserved for us hereafter.
For this, O Lord, and all the other Teftimonies of thy Love, which thou hast shewn to me, and all Mankind, I desire with an humble and thankful Heart to bless and praise thy holy Name; and more efpecially for that inexpressible Instance of thy Love, the sending thy Son Christ Jesus into the World, to be the Propitiation for our Sins.
I bless thee, O Lord, for thy great Goodness in preserving me the Night past from all Perils and Dangers, and bringing me in Health and Safety to the Beginning of this holy Day.ove
in us the Fruits of a holy and religious Life, that we may not be Hearers of thy Word only, but Doers also, lest we deceive our own Souls.
Be with me, O Lord, this Day, in all Places, and upon all Occasions : Direct and guide me, fanctify and preserve me. Keep me both outwardly in my Body and inwardly in
Soul. Defend me from the Power and Malice of the Devil, from the Corruptions of my own sinful Nature, and from those Sins especially that do most easily beset and ensuare me. Mind from the Disturbances of Passion and Anger, and all perplexing Thoughts and Cares; and so strengthen it by thy Grace and Holy Spirit, that nothing may
hinder or discompose me in my Duty, or render me unfit for thy Service. Let me no Ways profane this thy holy Day, either
either in Thought, Word, or Deed ; but give me Grace to spend it in such a holy and religious Manner, that every Day of my Life may be the better for it; and when I come to the Conclusion of this Day, I may look back with Joy and Comfort, in an humble Hope of thy Divine Acceptance, through the Merits and Mediation of my dear Re
deemer, Jesus Christ the Righteous. Amen.
Our Father, &c.
?T, A Master or Mistress of a Family may very
properly add this short Prayer.
AKE me duly mindful, O Lord, of
all those who are under my Care ; and grant
that none of my family may, thro? any Neglect of mine, be ever wanting in their Duty
towards thee. Let the Care of m
own Soul be extended likewise to a Concern for theirs; and give me such a Zeal for thy Glory, such a true Regard for the Salvation of others, that I may
endea vour (as much as in me lies) to promote Religion and Piety in all about me. Convince me truly, O Lord, how much it is my Duty, as well as Interest, that I and my House fhould serve thee; that we should daily offer up our united Prayers and Praises at the Throne of Grace, and especially upon this Day fet apart more particularly for thy Service. Be in the Midft of us, O Lord, when we assemble ourselves together; send thy Blessing upon all our religious Duties; and grant that not only the Form, but the Power of true Religion, may be visible