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Dedication of soul and AND, since it is of thy mercy. O gracious Fa body to God's service, ther, that another day is added to our lives; with a resolution to be we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies to growing daily in good- thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and


Prayer for grace to en. able us to perform that resolution.

godly life in which resolution, do thou, O mer ciful 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.

BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations 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 judgments, 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 IN particular, we implore thy grace and prokeep us the following tection for the ensuing day. Keep us tempe day, and for God's bles rate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our sing on the business of several callings. Grant us patience under any the same. afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and

On Sunday Morning minds always contented with our present condiinstead of this, say, and tion. Give us grace to be just and upright in all let thy Holy Spirit accom- our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of company us to the place of thy passion; and ready to do good to all men, acpublic worship, making us cording to our abilities and opportunities. Diserious and attentive, and rect us in all our ways* (and prosper the works raising our minds from the of our hands in the business of our several stathoughts of this world to tions.) Defend us from all dangers and adversithe consideration of the ties; and be graciously pleased to take us, and next, that we may fervent all things belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care ly join in the prayers and and protection. These things, and whatever else praises of thy Church, and thou shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we listen to our duty with humbly beg, through the merits and mediation honest hearts, in order to of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour practise it.


THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellow ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.


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:

OUR 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.


Confession of sins, MOST merciful God, who art of purer eyes with a prayer for con- than to behold iniquity, and hast promised trition and pardon. forgiveness to all those who confess and forsake

their sins; we come 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 Here, let him who death of a sinner, look upon us, we beseech thee, reads make a short pause, in mercy, and forgive us all our transgressions. that every one may se Make us deeply sensible of the great evil of them; cretly confess the sins and work in us an hearty contrition; that we may and failings of that day. 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.

AND lest, through our own frailty, or the

Prayer for grace to retemptations which encompass us, we be form and grow better. drawn again into sin, 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 apon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and goodwill, 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.

AND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all

The Intercession. mankind. 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, ad"ninister to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. TO our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned

The Thanksgiving.

thanks 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 conveniencies 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: Boseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

IN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy Prayer for God's progracious protection to us this night. Defend tection through the night us from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the following. 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 cf our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

On Sundays and on other days, when it may be couvenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testa



To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the


Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.


sumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me.

THE heavens declare the glory of Let the words of my mouth, and the God; and the firmament show- meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight,

eth his handy work.

One day telleth another; and one O Lord, my strength, and my Renight certifieth another.

There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.


Psalm 21. Domini est terra.

THE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; the compass of

Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends (the world,and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the

of the world.

In them hath he set a tabernacle for seas, and prepared it upon the floods. the sun; which cometh forth as a', Who shall ascend into the y of the bridegroom out of his chamber, and Lord? or who shall rise up in his rejoiceth as a giant to run his course. (holy place?

It goeth forth from the uttermost Even he that hath clean hands and part of the heaven, and runneth a pure heart; and that hath not lift about unto the end of it again; and up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to there is nothing hid from the heat deceive his neighbour.


He shall receive the blessing from the The law of the Lord is an undefiled Lord; and righteousness from the law, converting the soul; the testi- God of his salvation.

mony of the Lord is sure, and giveth: This is the generation of those who wisdom unto the simple. "seek him; even of those who seek thy The statutes of the Lord are right,face, O Jacob. and rejoice the heart; the command-Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and inent of the Lord is pure, and giveth be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and light unto the eyes. the King of glory shall come in. The fear of the Lord is clean, and, Who is the King of glory? it is the endureth for ever; the judgments of Lord strong and mighty, even the the Lord are true, and righteous alto-Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and More to be desired are they than be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and gold, yea, than much fine gold; the King of glory shall come in. Aweeter also than honey, and the Who is the King of glory? even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of honey-comb.


Moreover, by them is thy servant glory. taught; and in keeping of them theres Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. is great reward. Who can tell how oft he offendeth ? PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, praise his O cleanse thou me from my secret holy name. faults

Praise the Lord, O my soul; and

Fep thy servant also from pre-forget not a hus Denefits;

Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities;

Who saveta thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindness;

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, making thee young and lusty as an eagle.

The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong.

He shewed his ways unto Moses, his works unto the children of Israel. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.


From Psalm 139. Domine, probasti. LORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me; thou know. my down-sitting, and mine upris ing; thou understandest my thoughts long before.


Thou art about my path, and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways. For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.

Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me; I cannot attain

He will not alway be chiding; nei-unto it. ther keepeth he his anger for ever.

He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.

For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is his mercy also towards those who fear him!

Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us!

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.

For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust. The days of inan are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field. For as soon as the wind goeth over t, it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? or whither shall I go then frota thy presence?

If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; if I go down to hell, thou art there also.

If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there also shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. IfI say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me; then shall my night be turned to day.

Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day; the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

For my reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks unto thee, for I am But the merciful goodness of the fearfully and wonderfully made: MarLord endureth for ever and ever upon vellous are thy works, and that my those who fear him; and his righte-soul knoweth right well. ousness upon children's children; My bones are not hid from thee, Even upon such as keep his cove- though I be made secretly, and fa nant, and think upon his command-shioned beneath in the earth.

ments to do them.

The Lord hath prepared his sent in heaven, and his kingdom ruleth over all.

O praise the Lord, ye Angels of his, ye that excel in strength; ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.


Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written.] Which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God; O how great is the sum of them!

O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts; If I tell them, they are more in numye servants of his, that do his plea-ber than the sand; when I wake up, I am present with thee. O speak good of the Lord, all ye Try me, O God, and seek the ground works of his, in all places of his domi-of my heart; prove me, and examine nion Praise thou the Lord, O iny soul.

my thoughts.

Look well if there be any way f

wickedness in me; and lead me in! the way everlasting.

Psalm 145. Eraltabo te, Deus. Will magnify thee, O God, my King, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

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Every day will I give thanks unto thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and marvellous, worthy to be praised; there is no end of his greatness.

One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power. As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;

So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts; and I will also tell of thy greatness.

The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be showed, and men shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful; long-suffering, and of great goodness. The Lord is loving unto every man, and his mercy is over all his works. All thy works praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints give thanks unto thee. They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.

The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, and lifteth up all those who are down. The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, and thou givest them their meat in due season.

Thou openest thine hand, and filles: ail things living with plenteousness. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

The Lord is nigh unto all them that tall upon him; yea, all such as call pon him faithfully.

He will fulfil the desire of those who fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will help them.

The Lord preserveth all those who love him; but scattereth abroad all she ungodly.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord and let all flesh give hanks unto his holy name for ever

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SELECTION III. From Psalm 51. Miserere mel Deus.

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness; ac cording to the multitude of thy mercies, do away mine offences. Wash me thoroughly from my wick. edness, and cleanse me from my sin: For I acknowledge my failte, and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight, that thou mightest be justified in thy saying, and clear when thou art judged. Behold, I was shapen in wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn thy face from my sins, and put out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of thy help again, and stablish me with thy free Spirit.

Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked, and sinners shall be con verted unto thee.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou that art the God of my health; and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall show thy praise. For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it thee; but thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise. From Psalm 42. Quemadmodum. LIKE as the hart desireth the water

brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God: When shall I come to appear before the presence of God

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