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dree all our days, through Jesus Christ our holding his natural face in a glass: for he Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy beholdeth himseif, and goeth his way, and Ghost, be all glory and honour, world straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the per
without end. Amen.
The Collect to be used instead of that fect law of liberty, and continueth therein, for the day. he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer Most merciful Father, who hast bless- of the work, this man shall be blessed in ed the labours of the husbandman in his deed. If any man among you seem the returns of the fruits of the earth; we to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, give thee humble and hearty thanks for but deceiveth his own heart, this man's reThis thy bounty; beseeching thee to con-ligion is vain. Pure religion and undetinue thy loving kindness to us; that our filed before God and the Father is this: land may still yield her increase, to thy to visit the fatherless and widows in their glory and our comfort, through Jesus affliction, and to keep himself unspotted Christ our Lord. Amen. from the world.
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43.
The Epistle. St. James i. 16. O not err, my beloved brethren: every E have heard that it hath been said, good gift and every perfect gift is Thou shalt love thy neighbour and from above; and cometh down from the hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Father of Lights, with whom is no varia- love your enemies, bless them that curse bleness, neither shadow of turning. Of his you, do good to them that hate you, and own will begat he us of the word of truth, pray for them which despitefully use you that we should be a kind of first fruits of and persecute you: that ye may be the his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved children of your Father which is in heaven. brethren, let every man be swift to hear, for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath and on the good, and sendeth rain on the of man worketh not the righteousness of just and on the unjust. For if ye love God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and them which love you, what reward have superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with ye? do not even the Publicans the same? meekness the engrafted word, which is abi Or if ye salute your brethren only, what to save your souls. Be ye doers of the word; do ye more than others? do not even the and not hearers only, deceiving your own Publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, selves. For if any be a hearer of the word even as your Father which is in heaven is and not a doer, he is like unto a man be-l perfect.
FORMS OF PRAYER
TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling:
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy King
dom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being; we, thy needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful
Acknowledgment of God's mercy and Preservation, espe night pust. cially through the
* When disturb, providence we owe it, * (that no disturbance hath ances, of any kind come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are befall a Family, in- brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For stead of this, say, that voíwithstanding these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy gloricus ou dangers, we are Name; humbly besecching thee to accept this our brought in safety, to morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; for his the beginning of this sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for day.
us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Dedication of soul and body to God's
, service, with a reso
that another day is added to our lives; we here lulion to be growing dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and daily in goodness. thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life : In
which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us ; that, as we grow in age, we may
grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
to enable us to per- ruption of our nature, and the manifold temptaform that resolution.
tions which we daily meet with ; we humbly beseech
thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit ; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. "Anuen.
For grace to guide and N particular, we implore thy grace and prokeep us the following tection for the ensuing day. Keep us tempe. day, and for God's blessing on the business of several callings. Grant us patience under any
rate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our the same.
amictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition,
Give us grace to be just and upright in ail our * On Sunday Morning dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compas. instead of this, suty, and let thy Holy Spirit accom- sion; and ready to do good to all men; according pany us to the place of thy to our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in public worship, making us all our ways *(and prosper the works of our serious and attentive, and hands in the business of our several stations.) raising our minds from the thoughts of this world to Defend us from all dangers and adversities; anú the consideration of the be graciously pleased to take us, and all things next, that we may fervent- belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care and proly join in the prayers and tection. These things, and whatever else thou praises of thy Church, and shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we hum. listen to our duty with honest hearts, in order to bly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy practise it.
Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
, and the
fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amenko
The Family being together, a little before Bed Time, let the Master or Mistress, or any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling:
OUR who will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give
UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy King
us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
AND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempta
Confession of sins, with a prayer for contrition and par.. don.
Here, let him who reads make a short pause, that every one may secretly failings of that day. confess the sins and
Prayer for grace
tions which encompass us, we be drawn again to reform and grow into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direction better. and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
AND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all man
kind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; am so rule their hearts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings temporal and spiritual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Thanksgiving. Thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniencies of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sincere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for God's
particular, we beseech thee to continue thy gracious protection to us this night. Defend us from the night following all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die: So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayers. Amen.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to begin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.
SELECTIONS OF PSALMS,
To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the Minister.
Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.
Tu heavens de the firmament heavens declare the glory
showeth his handy work.
One day telleth another; and one night certifieth another.
There is neither speech nor language; but their voices are heard among them.
Their sound is gone out into all lands; and their words into the ends of the world.
for the sun; which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the Lord is an unde. filed law, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are In them hath he set a tabernacle right, and rejoice the heart; the
commandment of the Lord is pure, Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and giveth light unto the eyes. and be ye lift up ye everlasting The fear of the Lord is clean, doors, and the King of glory shall and endureth for ever; the judg-come in.
ments of the Lord are true, and Who is the King of glory? even righteous altogether. the Lord of hosts, he is the King
More to be desired are they than of glory.
gold, yea, than much fine gold; Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. sweeter also than honey, and the PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; honey-comb. and all that is within me, praise
Moreover, by them is thy serv-his holy name. ant taught; and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can tell how oft he offendeth? O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits;
Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities;
Who saveth thy life from de
Keep thy servant also from pre-struction, and crowneth thee with sumptuous sins, lest they get the mercy and loving kindness; dominion over me. Who satisfieth thy mouth with Let the words of my mouth, and good things, making thee young the meditation of my heart, be al-and lusty as an eagle. way acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord, my strength, and my
The Lord executeth righteous. ness and judgment, for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
He showed his ways unto Moses, his works unto the children of Israel. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.
For he hath founded it upon the scas, and prepared it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall rise up in his holy place?
He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
Even he that hath clean hands For look how high the heaven is and a pure heart; and that hath in comparison of the earth; so great not lift up his mind unto vanity, is his mercy also toward those nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. who fear him! He shall receive the blessing from the Lord; and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek him; even of those who seek thy face, O Jacob.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall
Who is the King of glory? it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath he set our sins from us!
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children; even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
For he knoweth whereof we are made; he remembereth that we are but dust.
The days of man are but as grass; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
For as soon as the wind goeth