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covenant of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world; filled with all uprighteousness, fornication wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, and malignity! Lord, we know that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Regard then, now, we beseech thee, in pity, the sad effects of sin, the miserable condition of these thy creatures. Regard, we beseech thee, thine own glory. How long shall thy name be thus profaned? Ilow long shall the prince of darkness usurp the Saviour's promised inheritance and possession? Lord, how long shall the blessed hope that the kingdoms of this world are to be the kingdoms of our God and of his Christ, tarry, ere it comes?
Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Sion, for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. So the Heathen shall fear the name of the Lord and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
Lord, we believe thy promises; help our unbelief. We are persoaded that thou hast brought the wretched state of the world before the eyes of thy people; that they may pity millions of guilly, accountable, and immortal souls without the knowledge of a Saviour; that while there is time they may pray, and give, and strive to make thy Gospel known among them. Our Saviour has commanded, “Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature;" and thou hast promised that thy word shall not return unto thee void; we confidently, therefore, ask thee to bless the cause of Christian missions, that it may advance and grow, and increase till every Christian heart become warmed with holy zeal for the spread of the Saviour's nape, and
nd metal kingdom, and glory; and the Gospel of Christ be preach. Den hale ed to Jew and Gentile through the world.
II. Hòlv, holy, holy Lord, we acknowledge it to be owing to thy infinite mercy, that we were not left in the darkness of heathen lands. Thou didst incline thy servants of old to send faithful missionaries to preach thy glorious Gospel; thou didst support them in all their trials and difficulties, and at lengih this favored country became a christian land, and Lord, how hast thou since blessed us, above other nations, in the enjoyment of the light of thy truth, and in the power and means to communicate it! We feel that our privileges' imply duties. Give us grace, then, to tabour, that the word of the Lord may from us sound out in every place. We thank thee that thou hast given many the disposition to aid in this work, and that nombers of thy servants are united in societies, to send abroad the tidings of salvation. Lord, bless them all. Lord, greatly increase the number of such as have at heart the good of Sion.
We thank thee, O Lord, that thy holy word is translating into numerous different languages, and that now so many nations may hear in their own tongues the wonderful works of God. Give yet greater success to these efforts. Facilitate this work by imparting, more and more, peculiar talents to those engaged therein. As thou didst give to thy servants of old peculiar skill in erecting the tabernacle in the wilderness, and the temple at Jerusalem, so in this age of thy Church do thou grant special gifts to those engaged in building up thy spiritual temple.
Lord, do tbou prepare and call forth labourers. Qualify fit instruments to conduct missionary efforts, and give them faith, wisdom, and judgment, uprightness, patience and self-denial, a single eye and a single heart in all their proceedings. So incline their minds, that they may send none to labour among the heathen but those that are first chosen of thee: men anointed with the Holy Ghost. Do thou raise up meek, humble, patient, believing, laborious, and persevering men, counting their work their wages, and looking for the recompense of reward hereafter: men suited to the exigencies of the heathen, in their various degrees of civilization and knowledge, and adapted to meet their wants in each par. ticular situation; men willing to spend themselves, and be spent for Christ. Lord, send forth, we beseech thee, send forth such labourers.
REGARD, we beseech thee, O Lord, with thy infinite love, those who have gone forth in thy name to Heathen lands, to labour in making Christ koown to the Gentiles. Help them to be followers of thy Apostles. Grant that they may never lose that first love and ardour of mind which induced them, for Christ's sake, to leave country, home, friends, and relatives. Preserve them sound in doctrine, and pure in their life and conversation. In the faith of Christ may they vanquish the world, the flesh, and the Devil, and overcome apparently insurmountable difficulties. Give unto them utterance, that they may open their mouth boldly, to inake known the mystery of the Gospel. Give them grace to hope even against hope; and in thy own good time remove every opposing obstacle to the universal
diffusion of thy troth. Let the course of thy providence prepare the way for thy servants. Let every fresh advance, either in commerce, science, or arts, aid the coming on of the Redeemer's kingdom; all things work to. gether for good, till all shall know thee, the only true God from the least to the greatest..
And for this we entreat the full out-pouring of thy Holy Spirit upon all flesh; upon kings of the earth, and all people ; upon bishops, priests, deacons, and all Christian ministers; upon princes, senators, and magis. trates; young men and maidens, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is excellent, his glory is above the earth and heaven,
O Lord, it is not our glory we seek, but thine. We Jong, we ask, we pray, that thy will may be done on earth, as it is in heaven; that all nations whom thou hast made may come and worship before thee, and glorify thy name. Lord, thou knowest our desires: we know not how to express them as we should. Do for us and thy church exceedir.gły abundantly above all that we ask or think, for thy great pame's sake. Amen.
These prayers we offer up in the name of our Lord
Our Father, &c.
AT NOON. . " At evening, and at morning, and at noon-day, will I pray, and that instaotly.' Ps. Iv, 19. i.
ON GOING TO BED. "I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest, for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me to.dwell in safety.' Ps. iv, 9.
AT GOING OUT. • Lord, bless my going out, and my coming in, from this time forth for evermore.' Ps. cxxi, 8.
AT WORK.. · Prosper thou the work of my hands, O Lord: prosper my handy work.' Ps. cx, 17.
IN CONVERSATION. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep thou the door of my lips. Ps. cxli, 3.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.' Ps. xix, 14.
WHEN EVIL ENTREATED.
ON ANY LOSS. ..