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pent us of

us in this

thee in the
world to

correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God. Jer. ii. 19. Woe unto us, that we have sin

ned! Lam. v. 16. 5. but so 5. Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause turn thine anger from thine anger toward us to cease. Shew us thy mercy, us, who

O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. Psal. lxxxv. meekly acknowledge 4. 7. We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness. our vileness; Jer. xiv. 20. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion and truly re

of face, because we have sinned against thee. Dan. our faults, and so make ix. 8. We lie down in our shame, and our confuhaste to help sion covereth us : for we have sinned against the world, that Lord our God. Jer. iii. 25. Behold I am vile. Job We may ever xl. 4. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the

ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I

abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. Job through Je- xlii, 5, 6. Wilt thou not revive us again : that

thy people may rejoice in thee? Psal. Ixxxv. 6. Be not thou far from me, O Lord : O my strength, haste thee to help me. Psal. xxii. 19. O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more. Psal. xxxix. 13. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you. Phil. ii. 12, 13. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, and I will write upon him my new name. Rev. iii. 12. Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. v. 20, 21. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. iv, 16.

sus Christ our Lord, Amen,

CCXXXIX. An earnest Prayer for Restoration

to God's favour. 1. Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned. Lam. v. 21. Thou, Lord, art good, and

1. Turn thou us, o good Lord,

Be favour-
able, o
Lord, Be
favourable to

th:e in weep.

& merciful God, Full of

and so shan ready to forgive. Psal. lxxxvi. 5. I have surely we be turned. heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus : Thou hast

chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock un

accustomed to the yoke : turn thou me, and I shall tly people, be turned ; for thou art the Lord my God. Jer. who turn to xxxi. 18.

He shall pray unto God, and he will ing, fasting be favourable unto him : and he shall see his face por plant with joy. Job xxxiii. 26. In that time, saith the

Lord, the children of Israel shall come, going and compassion, weeping : they shall go, and seek the Lord their Long-sutrer. God. Jer. 1. 4. Therefore also now, saith the Lord, Ing, and of great pity. Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with

fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning : and
rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn
unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious and
merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and
repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 12, 13. The chil-
dren of Israel were assembled with fasting, and
with sackclothes, and earth upon them : and stood
and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fa-
thers. And they stood up in their place, and read in
the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth
part of the day; and another fourth part they con-
fessed, and worshipped the Lord their God. Neh.
ix. 1, 2, 3. I will pour upon the house of David,

the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zech. xii, 10. For with the Lord there is mercy. Psal. cxxx. 7. Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psal. Ixxxvi. 15.

2. Thou our God hath punished us less than our

iniquities deserve. Ezra ix. 13. I will spare them, punishment, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. wrath think. Mal. iii. 17.

O Lord, in wrath remember mercy. Hab. iii. 2. He, being full of compassion, forgave Spare thy

their iniquity, and destroyed them not : yea, many people, good Lord, spare

a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. For he remembered that they were

2. Thou &parest when we deserve

est upon upon mercy.

them, and

after the

let not thine but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not heritage be brought to

again. Psal. lxxviii. 38, 39. I know the thoughts confusion. that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of

peace, and not of evil. Jer. xxix. 11. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach. Joel ii. 17. In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Psal. lxxi.

1. See also, Psal. lxxiv. 19. 3. Hear us, 3. Consider and hear me, O Lord my God. Psal. O Lord, for thy mercy is xiii. 3. Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord. Psal. great ; And cxix. 156. Have mercy upon me, O God, accordmultitude of ing to thy lovingkindness : according unto the multhy mercies look upon

titude of thy tender mercies blot out my transus: Through gressions. Psal. li. 1. But as for me, my prayer

is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: 0 God, blessed Son,

in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth Jesus Christ of thy salvation. Psal. Ixix. 13. God, who is rich

in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. Eph. ii. 4, 5. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Gal. i. 4. He is the Mediator of the new testament. Heb. ix. 15. I am the Way, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John xiv. 6. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Cor. i. 9. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies. 2 Cor. i. 3.

the merits and mediation of thy

our Lord. Amen.

The concluding Prayer for a Blessing. The Lord bless us, and keep us ; the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us, and give us peace now and for evermore. Amen. Num. vi. 24, 25, 26.



CCXL. A Daily Prayer.

1. O Eter

who alone

the waters

to an end:

to receive

ous protection, the Persons of

vants, and


1. Know this day, and consider it in thine heart, nal Lord God, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon spreadest out the earth beneath : there is none else. Deut. iv. 39. and brugesnis

. From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Psal. the raging xc. 2. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and of the sea; who hast treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Job ix. 8. Thou con passed

rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof with bounds arise, thou stillest them. Psal. lxxxix. 9. Who shut until day and night come

up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, and said,

Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further : and here Be pleased

shall thy proud waves be stayed? Job xxxviii. 8. 11. intentandHe hath compassed the waters with bounds, until most graci- the day and night come to an end. Job xxvi. 10.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help,

whose hope is in the Lord his God. Psal. cxlvi. 5. us thy ser

Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trustthe Fleet in eth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose

heart departeth from the Lord. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. Jer, xvii. 5. 7. I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 1 Tim. ii. 8. Wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies. Psal. cviii. 11, 12, 13. See also, Exod. xvii. 10, 11, 12.Psal. lvi. 9.-xliii. 2, 3.Isa. xl. 12.

22.- xlii. 5. 2. Preserve 2. Preserve me, O God; for in thee do I put my

trust. Psal. xvi. 1. Which stilleth the noise of the dangers of the sea, and seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of lence of the the people. Psal. Ixv. 7. They that go down to the enemy; that sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these safeguard see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the unto our most deep. They cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and vereign he bringeth them out of their distresses. Psal. cvii.

ns from the

we may be a

Victoriv, and ner Domi

on the seas upon their


3. that the

serve thee our God; and that we may

Lady, Queen 23, 24, 28. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man:

preserve me from the violent man. Psal. cxl. 1. nions, and a Now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every such as pass side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil oc

current. 1 Kings v. 4. The horse is prepared against lawful occa- the day of battle : but safety is of the Lord. Prov.

xxi. 31. See also, 1 Kings iv. 24, 25.-2 Chron. xxvi. 8 to 12.

3. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplicainhabitants of our Island tions, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, may in peace be made for all men ; for kings; and for all that are

in authority ; that we may lead a quiet and peace

able life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2. return in safety to en

The Lord will give strength unto his people ; the joy the bless Lord will bless his people with peace. Psal. xxix. ings of the land, with

11. They shall sit every man under his vine and the fruits of under his fig-tree: and none shall make them afraid : our labours;

for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. Mic. iv. 4. Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you; ye have not lest your brethren these many days unto this day. And now the Lord your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he promised them: therefore now return ye, and get you unto your tents, and unto the land of your possession. Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren. Jos. xxii. 1 10 4. 8. Thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Psal. cxxviii. 2. See also, Isa. iii. 10.-Deut. xxxii. 13 to 16.

4. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his

goodness, and for his wonderful works to the chilremembrance of thy mer dren of men ! Psal. cvii. 8. I will praise thee, O cies to praise Lord, among the people : and I will sing praises and glorify thy holy unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is through Je- great above the heavens. Psal. cviii. 3, 4. Rejoice Jus Christ our in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the Lord

4. and with a thankful

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