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rit, which thou hast already blessed me withal: O vouchsafe still to continue to me thy gracious Favour and Protection ; and as thou haft preserved me hitherto this Day, so bless me the remaining Part of it; Keep me in Peace and Innocence, in Love to thee, and Charity to my Neighbour; and since in all my Ways I acknowledge thee, do thou direct my Paths, and teach me to manage all my
Affairs with Prudence and Discretion. Thou art my Hope and dence, my Satisfaction and my Peace, my Glory and my Joy; O be thou pleased to conduct me by thy good Spirit, through all the Business and Enjoyments, through all the Temptations and Troubles of this Life ; and never leave nor forsake me, but bring me at last to that blessed Place, where our Lord Jesus Christ liveth and reigneth with thee, in the Unity of the fame Spirit, world without End. Amen.
A Prayer for Thursday Evening. O Eternal and infinitely Glorious God,
the great Creator, gracious Preferver, and wife Governor of the World; I thy unworthy Servant fall down before thee at
this Time, to present my Prayers and Supplications before thy Throne of Grace.
I admire and adore the incomprehenfible Perfections of thy Nature, and gratefully acknowledge thy marvellous and undeserved Goodness towards me and all thy Creatures. I have nothing, O Lord, but what I received from thee; thou freely gavest me my Being, and madest me in a Capacity to know, and ferve, and enjoy thee for ever; and out of the fame infinite Bounty and Goodness thou hast continued to me the Being which thou at first gavest me, and hast delivered me from a Multitude of Evils, which might have justly befallen me, and bestowed Mercies and Fa
upon iny Soul and Body, more than I can number. O that I could say I had made Returns unto thee in
Meafure suitable to the Benefits which I have received from thee : But alas ! I must with Shame acknowledge, thats have been guilty of great Ingratitude towards thee, the Fountain of all Good ; I have been an unprofitable and unworthy Servant, and have neither loved thee, served thee, nor obeyed thec, as I ought to have done.
O Lord, it is owing to thine infinite Mercy and Goodness, that I have now an
Opportunity of humbling myself before thee; O let thy Goodness and Forbearance, O Lord, lead me to a true and unfeigned Repentance of all my Sins; and for the Sake of thy beloved Son, (in whom alone thou art well pleased) spare me, O good Lord, spare me, and be not angry with me for ever; wash away my
Sins in that Fountain, which thou hast opened for Sin and Uncleanness, that nothing may interpose between thy Mercy and my poor Soul. Lay not to my Charge, o merciful God, the Sins which I have this Day committed ; and not only pardon them, but give me Grace from henceforward entirely to leave and forsake them, and to amend my Life according to thy holy Word.
Make me always mindful that thou art every where present, and privy to my most secret Thoughts; that I may never dare to do any Thing but what is pleasing in thy Sight. Possess me, O Lord, with a lively Sense of the Frailty of my Life, the Certainty of a Judyment to come, the unspeakable Glories of Heaven, and the most dreadful Torments of Hell, that I may in good earnest fet about the great Work of my Salvation, and never be fo foolish, as to prefer the Pleasures of Sin, which are but G
for a Seafon, before that everlasting Fulness of Joy which is in thy Presence for evermore ; but that duly considering the valt Disproportion there is betwixt this Life, and my eternal State, I may live as becomes the Gospel of Christ, working out my Salvation with the greatest Care and Circumspection; that when the great and terrible Day of the Lord shall come, I may be admitted to the Inheritance of the Saints in Light,' thro' the Merits, and for the Sake of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ the Righteous.
O Lord! I pray not for myself alone, but for the whole Race of Mankind, and in a more especial Manner for this Church and Nation to which I belong. Let the Virtue and Efficacy of Christ's Death and Passion be extended far and wide, and grant thať true Religion and Virtue may every where flourish and abound.
Bless all Orders and Degrees of Men amongst us, especially thy Servant our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE, our gracious Queen Charlotte, his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family; Endue them with all those Graces and Virtues which may enable them to discharge their several Trusts in such a
Manner as may promote thy Honour and Glory, and the Peace and Prosperity both of Church and State.
Hear the Prayers of the Sick and Needy and of all that labour under any Trouble or Affliction; and of thy fatherly Goodness comfort and relieve them according to their Necessities.
I commend to thy particular Favour and Protection, my—and all my Relations and Friends ; let thy Fear be ever before their Eyes ; - let thy Blessing always rest upon them; and grant them all Things necessary for Life and Godliness.
Accept, O Lord, I humbly beseech thee, the Evening Sacrifice of my unfeigned Praises, which I now offer up to thy Die vine Majesty, for thy great and manifold Mercies vouchsafed unto me; and more particularly for the Mercies of the Day paft ; for preserving me in Health and Safety ; for providing fo plentifully for me, and continaing to me the Enjoyment of so many Comforts. And I most humbly beseech thee to continue thy Mercy and Goodness towards me and all belonging to me. . Defend us this Night from all Dangers both of Soul and Body ; grant us quiet and i'e. freshing Sleep ; and if thou art pleased to