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apon the land of corn and of wine, also his heaven shall drop down do v Deut. xxxiii. 28.

Happy art thou, O Israel; who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency ! Deut. xxxiii. 29.

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[ Instead of, O come let us sing, &-c., the following shall be said or sung. PRAISE ye the Lord; for it is good to sing praises unto our God ; for

it is pleasant, and praise is comely. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem; he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

He healeth those that are broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth ; he maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains.

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; Praise thy God, O Sion.

For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. [ Then shall be said or sung one of the Selections, or some other portion of the Psalms, at the

discretion of the Minister. I The First Lesson shall be Deut. viii., and the Second Lesson shall be 1 Thess. y. 12 to 24.

1 After the General Thanksgiving, shall be said this which followeth. COST gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up,

and the clouds drop down the dew ; We yield thee unfeigned thanks and praise, as for all thy mercies, so especially for the returns of seed-time and harvest, and for crowning the year with thy goodness, in the increase of the ground, and the gathering in of the fruits thereof. And, we beseech thee, give us a just sense of this great mercy; such as may appear in our lives, by an humble, holy, and obedient walking before thee all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all glory and honour, world without end. Amen.

I The Collect to be used instead of that for the day. O MOST merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husband. and hearty thanks for this thy bounty ; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us; that our land may still yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. St. James i. 16. D O not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect

gift is from above; and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstrruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart al) filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Re ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass; for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man se was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceivetb his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. E have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate

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for them which despitefully use you and persecute you ; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? Or if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect,

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FORMS OF

PRAYER TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

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MORNING PRAYER. 1 The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently he present, let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling. UR Father, who 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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we live

Acknowledgment of and move and have our being; We, thy needy God's mercy and pre. creatures, render thee our humble praises, for thy servation, especially preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to through the night part. this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the

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past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it,*

* When disturbances (that no disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling; of any kind befall a but, that we are brought in safety to the beginning of family, insteal of this, this day.) For these thy mercies, we bless and magnifying our dangers, we are

say, that notwithstandthy glorious Name; hunbly beseeching thee to accept brought in safety to the

beginning of this day this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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ND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Father, Dedication of soul and that another day is added to our lives; We here with a resolution to be

body to God's service, dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and thy growing daily in goodservice, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

UT, O God, who knowest the weakness and corrup- Prayer for grace to tion of our nature, and the manifold temptations

enable us to perform

thal resolution. which we daily meet with ; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judg. ments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For grace to guide

and keep us the followthe ensuing day. Keep us temperate in our meats ing day, and for God's and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant blessing on the business

of the same. us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present

On Sunday morncondition. Give us grace to be just and upright in all ing, instead of this, say, our dealings; quiet and peaceable ; full of compassion ;

and let thy Holy Spirit

accompany us to the and ready to do good to all men, according to our abili- place of thy public ties and opportunities. Direct us in all our ways * (and Worship, making us se

rious and attentive, and prosper the works of our hands in the business of our raising our minds from several stations.) Defend us from all dangers and ad- the thoughts of this

world to the considerversities; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all ation of the next, that things belonging to us, under thy fatherly care and pro

we may fervently join

in the prayers and tection. These things, and whatever else thou shalt see

praises of thy Church. necessary and convenient to us, we humbly beg, through and listen to our duty

with honest hearts, in the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our

order to practise it. Lord and Saviour. Amen.

I particular, we implore thy grace and protection for

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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.

EVENING PRAYER

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The Family being together, a little before bed time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other

whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling. UR Father, who 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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

OST merciful God, who art of purer eyes than to Confession of sins, behold iniquity, and hast promised forgiveness to with a prayer for con

trition and pardon ail those who confess and forsake their sins; We corne before thee in an humble sense of our own unworthiness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But. O gracious Father, who desirest not

, the death of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and forgive us all our transgressions. Make us may secretly confess the

sins and failings of thal deeply sensible of the great evil of them; and work in

day. us an hearty contrition; that we may obtain forgiveness at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer Amen.

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Prayer for grace to which encompass us, we be drawn again into sin, reform and grow better vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice: that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath ; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee, and towards men: That so we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. ND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all man

The Intercession. kind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church ; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to.all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities; for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Тю. 10 our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned thanks

The Thanksgiving for all thy mercies; 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 and conveniences of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to lis laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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TN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy gracious Prayer for God's protection to us this night. Defend us from all dan- tection through the night

following. gers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them. that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the 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 to die: so that, living and dying, we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose Name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen. THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fel

lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. . 1 On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.

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