great soever, may be able to shake



In the Use of honest and lawful Means, give me Grace to depend upon thy Provi. dence, and to rest contented under all the Dispensations of thy infinite Wisdom and Goodness. And though Thou shouldst see fit to deprive me of any, or even all the Comforts of this Life ; yet, O gracious Fa. ther, leave me not deftitute of those Things that accompany Salvation; nor deny me thy Favour, which is better than Life itself: Whatever Thou art pleased to deprive me of, yet take not from me, I beseech Thee, the Comforts of thy Holy Spirit; but in all the Troubles and Disappointments of this World, in all the Calamities and Trials I shall meet with here, be Thou my only Refuge and my Support, my Stay and my Trust, my Saviour and mighty Deliverer. Stand by me in all Trials, succour me in every Temptation, support me in Discouragements, and advise me in all difficult Cases : But especially, O Lord, I most importunately beseech Thee, that when the Time of my Dissolution draws nigh, and all Things here begin to fail me, Thou wouldīt then vouchsafe to strengthen and support me, and at last receive me into thy blessed


Kingdom, through the Merits, and for the Sake of my eternal Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Be Thou pleased of thy great Goodness, O Lord, to continue to me thy Favour and Protection. Direct and guide me, fanctify and preserve me. Let thy watchful Providence be my Guard and Defence. Keep me in thy Fear all the Day long, and grant that I may take nothing in Hand but what is agreeable to thy blessed Will. Into thy Hands I commend my Soul and Body, and all that are related to me, humbly beseeching Thee to keep us from all Evil; to lead us into all Good; and to carry us safely through the Dangers and Temptations of this wicked World, to that Place of everlasting Rest and Peace, which Thou hart prepared for thy faithful Servants, through the Merits of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; in whose Words I recommend the Wants of all Mankind, together with my own,

Our Father, &c.

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A Prayer for Wednesday Noon, or any in- .

termediate Time of the Day.

O MOST gracious God and merciful

Father! I beseech Thee, for the Sake of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, to pardon and forgive all the Sins and Transgressions, which I have at any Time committed against thy divine Majesty.

In Confidence of thy great Mercy and Goodness to all that are truly desirous to love and serve Thee, I humbly implore the Grace and Assistance of thy Holy Spirit, to enable me to become every Day better, and to reform whatever has been amiss in the Temper and Disposition of my Mind, or in any of the Actions of my Life: Grant me the Wisdom and Understanding to know my Duty, and the Heart and Will to do it.

Vouchsafe me the continual Presence and Direction, the Assistance and Comforts of thy Holy Spirit, whereby I may be disposed and enabled to do thy Will with Delight and Chearfulness, and with Patience and Contentedness to submit to it in all Things.

Endue me, O Lord, with a true Fear and Love of Thee, and with a prudent Zeal for


thy Glory. Increase in me more and more the Graces of Charity and Meekness, of Justice and Fidelity. Give me Humility and Patience, and a Firmness of Spirit, to bear every Condition with Constancy and Equality of Mind.

Enable me, O Lord, to subdue and conquer every inordinate Lust and Passion, and to govern all iny Appetites by Temperance, and Purity, and Meekness of Wisdom ; setting thee always before me, that I may not fin against thee.

Create in me a clean Heart, O God, and renew a right Spirit within me. Purify my Soul from all evil Thoughts and Inclinations, from all bad Intentions and Designs. Deliver me, O Lord, from Pride and Vanity, and from immoderate Self-love, and obstinate Self-will; and from all Malice, Envy, and Ill-will towards my Neighbour.

O make me to love thee as I ought, above all Things ; and let the Intereit of thy Honour and Glory, be ever dearer to me,

than my own Will or Reputation, or any temporal Advantage whatsoever.

Subdue in me the evil Spirit of Wrath and Revenge; and dispuse my Heart patiently to bear Reproaches and Wrongs, and

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to be ready not only to forgive, but 'to return Good for Evil. Affift

me, O Lord, more especially, in the faithful and conscientious Discharge of the Duties of that Station in which thou

haft placed ıne: [-make me a This is to be va. ried or omitted, as kind and affectionate Husband, it Juits every one's a careful and loving Father,

prudent and discreet Master.] And grant that I may employ all the Abi- . lities and Opportunities which thou shalt give me, for thy Glory, and the Good of those committed to my Care.

Confirm me, O God, in all my holy Defires and Resolutions; and 0 do thou keep it for ever in the Purpose and Resolution of my Heart, to love, and serve, and obey thee, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord, and only Saviour; in whose Words I commend the Wants and Necessities of all Mankind, together with my own.

Our Father, &c.

A Prayer for Wednesday Evening.


MOST Glorious and Everlasting God,

who inhabitest Eternity, and dwellest in that Light which no mortal Eye can ap


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