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hast commanded that intercessions be made for all

men; 'hear me, therefore, unworthy though I be, in be. the last half of all that need my prayers. May the Lord comfort

his people, and have mercy upon his afflicted. Let all nations whom thou hast made come and worship before thee and glorify thy name. Let every obstacle which may hinder the progress of thy truth be removed in mercy. Bless all the members of the Church of Christ, and all his ministers, and especially those with whom I am more intimately connected. . . .

Gire to my parents, my brothers, my sisters, and my relatives, all those temporal and spiritual blessings of which they stand in need. Bless my superiors, my companions, and all about me. Continue the blessing of peace to my country. Put into the hearts of all mankind the fear and love of God. Pardon any who

may have injured me; and if I have injured any, may je be ready to confess my fault, and to make restitution

for any wrong done, and may they be disposed to forgive zor berita me.

Thanksgiving, .. I would not, O thou gracious giver of every good, close my evening prayer without offering up, through Christ Jesus, my sincerest thanksgiving for all the mercies of the past day. For any help vouchsafed in my duties: for any stand which I may have been enabled to make against sin, Satan, and the world: for any measure of light, knowledge, or grace, given unto me, all praise, all glory be to thee. If I am still kept in thy way, and yet spared from that ruin which I have deserved, while I live, let me praise and bless thee. How great is the sum of thy mercies! When I look back on thy past blessings, when I read thy promises relating to that

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which is to come, and when I look around me on every
side, and especially, when I regard that cross op wbich
thy Son died for sinners, I would say from the heart, My
mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all fesh
bless his holy name forever. Amen, and Amen.

Hear me for the only sake of Jesus Christ.
Our Father, &c.

ANOTHER PRIVATE EVENING PRAYER.

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Almighty God, father of mercies, and God of all com-
fort, according to thy gracious promise, give me thy Holy
Spirit to help my infirmities, and enable me, in the name,
and through the mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ, our
Lord, to call upon thee.

Confession.
Great is thy goodness to us sioners, in that we, who
have grievously offended thee, have sucha mediator, who
ever liveth to make intercession for us. Without a Sa-
viour I can have no hope; for I have sinned against
thee, and done evil in thy sight day by day. I confess
and mourn before thee the manifold sins of the past
day.* I daily offend thee by pride, impenitence, hard-
ness of beart, unbelief, and forgetfulness of thee, and in
many other ways: leaving undone the things which I
ought to have done, and doing those things which I ought
not.

Petition.
Lord, let thy Holy Spirit.convince me of my sinfulness.
I pray that I may see more of the extent of my iniquities,
and feel more of their guilt. Thus may I be led to hate
sin, and to feel the need and value of that Saviour who
came to seek and to save that wbich was lost. Grant

* Here state those sins of which your conscience accuses you.

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that I may be a partaker of His great salvation. Whatever else I lose, may I win Christ, and be found in him.

Lord, I am unclean; if thou wilt thou canst make me clean. I believe that thou art able, I believe that thou art willing. Lord, help my unbelief; Lord, make me clean.

Give me, I beseech thee, such a sense of thy mercy in free forgiveness, through the blood of Christ, that I may be constrained to present my body a living sacrifice unto thee. Enable me daily to crucify the lusts of the flesh. Give me such a measure of thy grace, that all the powers of my mind, all the affections of my heart, all the members of my body, and all the talents entrusted to me, may be unreservedly engaged for thee. Lord, incline me to spend myself and be spent for thee: strengthen my desire to do so, and enable me ever hereafter to bring this desire to good effect. .

-': ' : Intercession. . Let the number of thy willing and devoted servants be every where increased. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth. Pour out thy Spirit upon all flesh, that all the ends of the earth may remember, and turn unto the Lord, and all the kindreds of the nations may worship before thee. Let thy great name, now so little known, and so much profaned, be magnified and sanctified in every country, and hy every tongue. Bless that land in which I dwell: its Kings, its princes, its nobles, its senators, the ministers of Jesus Christ, and all its subjects. May we be a people fearing God and working righteousness. Look with thine especial favour on my relatives and friends, my family connections and acquaintance. May they all be partakers of the grace of Christ here, and of his glory hereafter.

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Thanksgiving. . I will bless the Lord at all times, bis' praise shall continually be in my mouth. O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name; bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. How great and how numerous they are! Blessed be the Lord who daily loadeth us with benefits. All the temporal mercies granted so abundantly to me, my food, my clothing, my home, my friends, the daily provisions for my various neces. silies, these are from thee, who openest thy hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness. But, above all, blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly things in Christ Jesus. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gist.

: Blessing. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Ainen.

These prayers and praises I offer up in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of perishing sinners: trusting only in bis mediation and merits. Amen. "

Our Father, &c.

PRAYER BEFORE THE LORD'S SUPPER. O Thou, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, I approach thee as my God and.my. Father, through thy Son, our Saviour and Intercessor.

Invited to partake of the memorial of his dying love, and to join thy people in remembering him, I come to thee for the gift of all dispositions suitable to a service so solemn and so affecting.. .

Deliver me, I beseech thee, from all careless, vain, and trifling thoughts; let me lay. aside the world and its vanities; let me renounce all self-righteousness and superstitions, and come as an humble penitent, expecting to discover fresh views of my Saviour's glory and goodness, and to receive from him fresh strength to glorify his name.

O Lord, thou hast warned me against eating this bread, and drinking this cup unworthily. God of mercy, preserve me from so great a sin. Thou hast directed, Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup: 1 beseech thee, incline and enable me to examine myself, to inquire into my motives in coming; to look back on my life, and to compare my thoughts, words, and works, with thy holy

law.

If I have wronged others, Lord, dispose and assist me to make reparation. Wherein I have offended thee, give me that godly sorrow that works repentance unto salvation. Let thy Holy Spirit convince me of my fallen and guilty state before thee. Take away the heart of stone, and give me the heart of desh--the broken and contrite spirit. And O grant unto ine full purpose of heart to forsake every sin, whaterer it may cost me; however 'habitual it may have become. Search thou me, O Lord, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting:

Let the conviction of my exceeding sinfulness lead me cordially and gratefully to accept my Saviour's gracious invitations, and to come weary and heavy laden unto him. May ! go to thy table mourning for sin, and hungering and thirsting after righteousness, believing in Christ as my only hope and refuge, grateful for all thy mercies, and with a heart full of love to thee and all mankind.

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