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Withdraw our minds from the love of this world, and place them upon heaven and heavenly things. Give us grace to use the enjoyments which thou art pleased to bestow upon us, with temperance, sobriety, and moderation; with an entire trust and dependance on thy fatherly care and good providence; and with a perfect submission to thy blessed will in all things.
O Lord ! root out of our hearts all pride and envy; all hatred, malice, and ill-will. Purify our hearts from all censoriousness and uncharitableness, from all lying and slandering, and from whatever else is contrary to a truly Christian spirit: and endue us, we most humbly pray thee, with that meekness and huinility which is in thy sight of so great value, and with all those holy and Christian dispositions which thou lovest and delightest in.
Instruct us in all the particulars of our duty which we owe to Thee, our neighbour, and ourselves.
Guide us by thy right hand, and conduct us by thy good spirit, through all the business and affairs of this life. Teach us to
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act with faithfulness and honesty in every thing that we undertake ; and give us such a dread of thy displeasure, and such a sense of thy continual presence with us; as may guard us by thy Grace, against all the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Be with us, O Lord, this
day wherever we go, and Sunday morn- in whatsoever we do. Preing; and what follows may be serve us from the dangers used insicud of evil company; from the
deceitfulness of our hearts : and more especially from those sins that are most apt to betray and ensnare us. Let thy blessing accomof our immortal souls, through the inerits, and for the sake, of thy dear Son, and our alone Saviour Jesus Christ: for whom our souls adore and praise thy glorious name, and in whose most holy words we sum up our own, and the wants of all mankind, saying, Our Father, &c.
our honest labours; and vouchsafe us such a ineasure of health, and other temporal blessings, as thou seest best and most fitting for us. We desire, O Lord, to leave ourselves, and all our concerns in thy hands; humbly beseeching thee to take us, and all that belong to us, under the protection of thy good providence; and so to bless, direct, and guide us in this life, that we may at last obtain that greatest of all blessings, the eternal salvation
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Dispose our hearts, O Lord, we humbly beseech used on a Suna thee, to a serious attend- day morning ance upon thee in all holy foregoing paraduties. Make us duly mind- graph. ful of all thy sacred institutions, and grant that we may never so far forget the interest of our souls, as to neglect the religious observance of the Christian sabbath. And as thou hast brought us to the beginning of this sacred day; so be thou graciously pleased to take us into thy protection, and to assist us in a right discharge of its duties. With. draw our minds from the care and business and pleasure of this life, which will shortly have an end; that we may more earnestly attend upon the great concern of that far better life, which is to last for ever. Give us awful thoughts
of thy great majesty, and a lively sense of our own wants; that our prayers and praises and all our services, may be offered up in such a serious and devout manner, as may render them acceptable in thy sight. Make us attentive to thy holy word, and to all the good instructions that shall this day be given us : and grant that we may not rest in mere outward performances; but, by a right use of thy holyordinances, may grow in grace, and become every day better Christians, and be so improved in all virtuous and godly living, that, when this short life shall have an end, we may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through the merits of thy Son, and our alone Saviour Jesus Christ; for whom our souls bless and praise thee, and in wliose most holy words we sum up our own, and the wants of all mankind, saying, Our Father, &c.
An Evening Prayer for a Family.
O most merciful and gracious Lord God! the Creator, Preserver, and Go