Изображения страниц
[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

the unsearchable riches of Christ known to the Gentiles. Give unto thy people Israel the new heart and the new spirit. Bless our favoured country, so that it may be a highly-honoured instrument in diffusing the light of truth abroad ; and grant that every exertion for that end may be a means of reviving true religion in all our hearts at home. Bless the king, and all in authority. Let thy ministers be clothed with righteousness, and thy people sing for joy. May peace and mercy be granted to all my relatives, and rest on my own soul, and in my own family. May we and all thy people, he united in one heart and mind in thy service and love, praying for each other, bearing one another's burdens, and so fulfilling the law of Christ. Hear me, for his name's sake. Amen.

Our Father, &c.'


[ocr errors]

ALMIGHTY and heavenly Father, who art about my path, and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways; I come to thee in the name of thy beloved Son, and in obedience to his direction, to enter my closet, and shut to my door, and pray to my Father which is in secret, Thou seest in secret : O now hear me.

Thanksgiving: Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory, and the lister, up of mine head. I laid ine down, and slept ; I awaked, for thou, Lord, sustained me. For restored light, for life, and health, and strength, I praise and bless thee. Thou, Lord, only keepest me in safety, and free from evil. Thou providest for all my wants. May my soul, and all that is within me, magnify God for all bis goodness, and especially for his wonderful mercy zack in redeeming sinners by Jesus Christ; for the light of zmit that sun of righteousness wbich ariseth with healing in his wings on benighted souls ; for all the blessings of free salvation through him, all the means of grace, and the hope of future glory.

Confession. But, sad are the returns' that I have made for 80 lb many mercies. How ungrateful have I been! I acknowlerit edge and bewail my manifold sips and rebellions. I was born in sin, and a child of wrath, and I find continu. Hidhe ally the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, so that I cannot do the things that I would. I am guilty, sinful, and weak. Lord, save me, or i perish. I entirely depend on thy mercy, in Christ Jesus, for the gift and continuance of every good, and for deliverance from all those evils which I have justly deserved. For that mercy I now look.

Petition. Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people. O visit me with thy salvation ; that I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may re.. joice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. May the grace of God which bringeth salvation, teach me, and all man, to deny ungodliness and worldly lasts, and to live soberly, righteously, aod godly, in this present world. Enable me now, and ever hereafter, to seek the glory of thy het hoiy name, by fulfilling every duty of my station conscientiously and diligently. Give me grace to be continually looking to thee, through this day, for direction, assistance, and strength. Be thou in all my thoughts, and

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

for the

vnderit let me acknowledge thee in all my ways. Give me the

same mind that was in Christ Jesus, that I may be humble, patient, gentle, and full of love, even as he was. Teach me to be poor in spirit, and meek; to mourn for sin, and to hunger and thirst after righteous. ness ; and thus I shall obtain the blessings of the king. dom of Christ. Grant that I may love that Saviour whom I have not seen, and believing in him may I re. joice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Dedication. And here, constrained by thy mercies, I would afresh present my body a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto thee, which is my reasonable service. I renew in thy presence all the solemn vows' made in Bap. tism and at thy Table, renouncing the world, the flesh, and the Devil! and steadfastly purposing, by thy help, to keep thy holy will and commandments, and walk in the same this and every day of my life. I take thee, my God, for my portion, and thy laws as my rule, and thy service as my duty, entreating thee to give me grace that I may be wholly thine.

Intercession. . And 0 that all mankind knew and served the Lord. Grant that the kingdom which is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, may be established in every land, in every heart. Fulfil thy gracious promises. Send thy Gospel to the Gentiles, and let them be turned from darkness to light. Let the kingdoms of this world speedily become the kingdoms of our God and his Christ, that he may reign for ever.

Grant the abundance of thy Holy Spirit to the ministers of Christ every where, and especially to him who watches over my soul. Bless the place and neigh

[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

bourhood in which I live, and prosper every effort to
do good. Lord, I beseech thee also, to bless my more
immediate relations. Regard with , thy favour my
parents, my brothers and sisters, my benefactors and
friends, my connections and acquaintance. Look upon
them in mercy, and visit them with thy salvation.
Hear these prayers, for the only sake of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Amen..
Our Father, &c. :.

O Lord God Almighty, my God, my refuge, and
my strength, incline my heart to seek thee in the name
of Jesus Christ, and hear my prayer for his sake.

It is one of my highest privileges, and of my greatest mercies, that thine ear is ever opened to the prayer of those that call upon thee. Give me, then, thy Spirit, that I may at all times call upon the name of the Lord. At evening, at morning, and at noon-day, will I pray, and thou shalt hear my voice.

Confession. .
I am, indeed, a sinful and a needy creature. My
wants are many, and my necessities are urgent. Lord,
help my uubelief. My faith is weak, my repentance
imperfect, my affections are wandering; my heart is
hard, my pride is great, and my sins are innumerable.
I fail both in love to thee and love to my neighbour. !
continually sin against thee. I am verily guilty before

But this is my hope, I have an advocate with thee,
Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the propitiation
for our sins. O grant me faith in him, that I may be

[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

justiged freely by thy grace, through his redemption ; be accepted in that beloved Son; and he a partaker of his Spirit. Lord, make me hate and loathe every iniquity. Strengthen me to resist every temptation.

Give me grace to put my whole trust in thee, to love thee-supremely and constantly, to honour thy holy name, and to serve thee truly all the days of my life. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Thy Spirit is good ; lead me into the land of uprightness. Give me grace to love my neighbour as myself, to reverence my superiors, to hurt no one, to be temperate and chaste.--Let me not be slothful in business, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.

Lord, hast thou not said, when the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them! O Lord, I am poor and needy, and my soul thirsteth for thee. Hear me : .let me drink of the waters of life-never leave me, nor forsake me. Let me find thee, and live in thy presence, where alone is fulness of joy.,

Intercession. Grant, Lord of all power and love, that thy glory may be revealed to the heathen, and that all flesh may see it together. Lift up the light of thy countenance upon thy people. Build up the waste places of Sion. Send labourers into thy vineyard. Bless our King and all the Royal. Family, the Nobility, the Ministers of thy Gospel, and all the people. Impart thy mercy and grace to my dear relations, to all who pray for me, and all for whom I ought to pray. Be gracious to those in distress. Grant to mine enemies, if I have any, thy pardoning mercy and sanctifying Spirit, and reward

[ocr errors]
« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »