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O Lord hear us, and accept of these our prayers and praises, for the sake of our blessed Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who hath taught us when we pray, to say:
“ Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven, Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.” Amen. The grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Grace before Meat. LORD bless thee thy good Creatures to vü. and us to thy Service, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grace after Meat. For these and all His mercies, God's Holy Name be blessed and praised, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER for an aged Person. O FATHER of mercies and God of all comfort, car only support in the tiine of trouble and weakness ; look down, I beseech Thee, with pity and compassion upon me thy afflicted servant, whose strength is now but labour and
and who am like to one of those who go down into the grave; the more the outward man decayeth, do thou strengthen me so much the more continually with thy grace and the Holy Spirit in the inner man. i confess with sorrow, that many have been the sins which I have committed in so long a course of years, and that the cares and pleasures of this world have taken up too much of that time, which should have been einployed in thy service, and the great work of my salvation.
But, o gracious Lord God, with Thee there is mercy, and with thy Son Jesus, there is plenteous Redemption. O remember not therefore the sins and offences of my youth, but grant me, by unfeigned repentance, forgiveness for all the errors of my past life, and a steadfast faith in thy Son Jesus, that my sins may be done away by thy mercy, and my pardon sealed in Heaven, before I go hence, and am no more seen. Iknow not, O Lord, how long it may please Thee to continue iny
abode here on earth; yet for as much as in all appearance the time of my dissolution draweth near, O enable me to spend what little of my time is yet remaining in fitting and preparing myself against the hour of death ; that after my departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, my soul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thine only Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A PRAYER for a Servant, or a young Person,
to be used Morning and Evening. O ALMIGHTY Lord God, who hast taught me, that the țime of youth is the most acceptable to enter into thy service, and the work of religion ; O incline my heart now to remember Thee my Creator, to fear and serve Thee, and to order my ways according to thine holy word; O grant me the assistance of thy blessed Spirit, to enable me to do those things, which I promised at my Baptism; that I may abstain from impure and fleshly lusts; that I may never be led by any temptations of profit or pleasure to do wickedly, and provoke thy wrath against me; but may endeavour to keep all thy commandments unto my life's end.
Bless my parents, (or Master] and teach me to behave myself dutifully and reverently towards them. Make me sober and temperate, chaste and holy in all my thoughts and actions well knowing that thine eye is always over me who art about my bed, and about my path, and spiest out all my ways ; and that I must give an account of all I say or do before the judgment-seat of Christ.
O grant that I inay live in such a careful and godly manner here, that when I depart hence to appear before Thee in the other world, I may give a good account of myself, and be received into thiy favour, and the kingdom of Heaven thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.------Our Futher, &c. After the Lord's Prayer, say this in the
Morning BLESSED be thy name, O Lord who hast brought me safely to the beginning of this day; preserve me the remainder of it: Grant me health and strength to do the work of my calling. Make me diligent and faithful in it, and bless me in my going out and any coming in, this day and ever, more, Amen,
In the Evening conclude with this : O Lord let thy blessings rest upon me, and all within this house; send thy holy Angels to preserve and protect us from all evils and dangers, tuis night and evermore. Amen. Prayer for a little Child, morning and evening.
In the Morning teach the Child to say : BLESSED be thy Name, O Lord God, who hast kept me safe from the dangers of the night past: Preserve me and all this house the remainder of this day, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.------ Our Father, &c.
At Night teach the Child to say this : O Lord unto thy most gracious mercy and protection, I commit myself, my Father and Mother, Brethren and Sisters, this night and
Amen. Our Father, &c. As the Child grows up, let_this Prayer be used
Morning and Evening. O Lord God and most loving Saviour, who commandest that little children should come unto thee, and didst take them up in thine arms, and lay thine hands upon them, and bless them: Look graciously upon me thy child, and bless me : Preserve me say this day, or this night] from all evil and danger both of body and soul. Give me, O God, what thon seest good for me, especially aņ heart to know Thee early, to love Thee, and to do thy Will : Bless my Father and my Mother, my Brethren and Sisters : Grant that I may live to be a comfort to my Parents, and as I grow in years, may grow in grace and in thy favour; and
may be fit at length to be made happy with Thee in Heaven for evermore: And this I beg for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour, Amen.------Our Father, &c. On the Lord's Day in the Morning, add this
to your other Prayer in the Family. O Lord, who hast cousecrated this good day to thy service, give us grace so to observe it, that it may be the beginning of an happy week to us, and that none of the judgments may fall upon us for profaning it. Fix in our hearts this great truth, that here we have no abiding-place, that we may seriously and timely provide for another life: and grant that this great concern may make us very desirous to learn our duty, and to do what Thou requirest of us : And blessed be God that we have churches to go to : that we have time to serve our Creator; that we have ministers to teach us. The Lord prosper their labours, and give us grace to profit by them, thal they, and we, may enjoy an everlasting Sabbath with the Saints in heaven, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.* At your first coming into the Church, kneel down
O Lord, let me behave myself here in thy glorious presence with reverence and godly fear. * And let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy siglit, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer." Psalm xix. last verse.
* Bishop Wilson,