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above all, bleffed, and for ever bleffed be thy holy Name, for the Manifeftation of thy Son Jefus Chrift, the Fountain and Foundation of all our Happinets, and for feeding me this Day (who am unworthy of the leaft of thy Mercies) with the Spiritual Food of his moft precious Body and Blood, to my great and endlefs Comfort. Enable me, O Lord, through thy gracious Affiftance, to perform the Conditions of that Sacramental Covenant which I have this Day fo folemnly renewed and confirmed in thy Prefence, and at thy Tale, that through the Strength and Power of that Heavenly Food, I have there been Partaker of, I may daily grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of Chrift Jefus, and abound in every good Word and Work. And fubdue in ine all thofe inordinate Lufts and corrupt Affections which war against my Soul; purify my Mind from all evil Thoughts, bad Intentions, and evil Defigns; and fuffer not Pride, Vainglory, Self-love, Malice, Hatred or Revenge, or any other Evil whatsoever, to reign in my mortal Body; but do thou keep it for ever in the Purpofe of my Heart, faithfully to fulfill these my Baptifmal Vows and Refolutions, which I have now again renewed at thy holy Table, that, by per fevering in all Virtue and Holiness of Life, I may at length be an Inheritor of that infinite Happinefs and Glory, which thou haft promised by Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer in private, for the Grace of Perfeverance.
EAR, moft merciful Saviour, I most humbly befeech thee, and let thy Grace be ever affiftant to all the En. deavours and Defigns of thy weak and unworthy Servant. I am not able of myself to do or think any Thing that is good, or well pleafing in thy Sight. O let thy Holy Spirit continually guard me against thofe numerous Temptations which fo ftrongly encounter me, Fix my inconftant Mind, that I may not be led away with the Errors of the Wicked, and fall from my own Stedfaftnefs, but that I may perfevere in good Works unto the End. Moderate my Affections and Defires, and confine them only to fuch Objects as are wellpleafing in thy Sight. Let thy Will be the fole Guide and Measure of mine, that all my Hopes and Wishes may center
in thee alone, and nothing may ever appear defirable to me, in Comparison of a pure Heart and peaceable Confcience. Teach me thy Way, O Lord, and I will walk in thy Truth; O knit my Heart unto thee, that I may fear thy Name. Make me to love thee (as I ought) above all Things, and let the Intereft of thy Honour and Glory be always dearer to me than Gold or Silver, or any other Temporal Advantage; for thou, O Lord, art my Portion, thou art my only Rest, in thee alone is Fulness of joy and true Satisfaction, and without thee is Milery and Torment. O grant me this bleffed Retreat, this happy Security, and then I fhall find Reft unto my Soul both here and hereafter. Amen. See Pfal. 86. 1.9.
ONDER my Words, O Lord, confider my Meditations: My Voice halt thou hear betimes, O Lord, early in the Morning will I direct my Prayer unto thee, and will look up, Pfal. v. 1, 3. Almighty God, who dwelling in the higheit Heavens, yet vouchfafeft to regard the loweft Creatures here upon Earth, I humbly adore thy Sacred Majefty, and with all the Powers of my Soul and Body do exalt and praise thy Holy Name for all the Mercies and Comforts of this Life, and for the Hopes and Affurance of a better; for protecting me from the Evils and Dangers of the Night paft, and for bringing me fafely to the Light of a new Day: continue this thy Mercy and Goodness to me; and as thou haft awakened my Body from Sleep, fo raise my Soul from the Death of Sn unto a Life of Righteoufnefs. Deliver me, O God, from the Evils of this Day, and guide my Feet in the Paths of Peace and Holiness, and strengthen my Refolutions to embrace all Opportunities of doing Good, and carefully to avoid all Occafions Here name fuch of Evil? especially thofe Sins which by Sins as you are most Nature and Inclination I am most likely to afraid of. fall into: And when thro' Frailty, or the Violence of any other Temptation, I fall from my Duty, do thou in Mercy restore me again with a double Portion of thy Grace and
Holy Spirit, to maintain a more vigorous Defence againft Satan and his Devices. Shower down thy Graces and Blelfings upon all my Relations, [on my Father and Mother, on my Brethren and Sifters] on all my Friends, and give thy holy Angels Charge over them, to protect them from all Sin and Danger. Make me diligent in the Duties of my Calling, and that in all the Changes and Chances of this Life, I may abfolutely fubmit to thy Divine Providence. Let thy Bleffing be upon my Actions, and let thy Wildom direct my Intentions, that fo the whole Courfe of my Life, and the principal Defigns of my Heart, may be ordered by thy Governance to do always that is righteous in thy Sight, through Jefus Chrift, our Lord. Amen. See Pfal. 4. 16. 17. 23.86.
When you go out of your
HE Bleffing of God defcend upon me, and all belonging to me, and dwell in my Heart for evermore; and bless my going out and my coming in now and for ever.
ET my Prayer, O Lord, be fet forth as Incenfe, and the lifting up of my Hands be as an Evening Sacrifice, Pial. 141. 2. O Lord our Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting God, whofe Glory the Heaven of Heavens cannot contain, look down from the Throne of thy Majefty, and behold thy unworthy Servant, proftrate at the Feet of thy Mercy, humbly confeffing unto thee the Va
Here name particular Sins nity and Sinfulness of my whole and Failings of the Day. Life; efpecially the Omiffions and Commiffions of my Duty this Day, wherewith I have fo lately offended thine infinite Majefty and Goodness, and fo grievously wounded my own Soul: Of thefe and all other my Tranfgreffions, I most earnestly repent, and am heartly forry for thefe my Mifdoings; the Remembrance of them is grievous unto me, the Burthen of them is intolerable: Have Mercy upon ne, meft merciful Father, for thy Son Jefus Chrift's Sake, forgive me all that is past, and accept of thefe my Prayers and
Supplications, thro' the Merits and Mediation of the fame, our Mediator and Redeemer. And altho' I am unworthy, thro' my manifold Sins and Iniquities, to offer unto thee any Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving, yet I befeech thee to accept of this my bounden Duty, my unfeigned Thanks for all thy Goodnefs and loving Kindnefs to me and all Mankind, purely proceeding from thy Bounty, and wholly intended for my Good, and particularly for preferving me this Day in the midst of fo many Dangers incident to my Condition, and from fo many Calamities as are due to my Sins. Thou art my Creator, O my God, and Protector; thou art the ultimate End of my Being, and fupreme Perfection of my Nature; under the Shadow of thy Wings is perpetual Repose, and from the Light of thy Countenance flows eternal Joy and Felicity, to whom be Glory and Honour, World without End. Amen.
Here name particular Bleffings
And thou, O Lord, by whom Kings reign, and Princes decree Juftice, blefs our moft gracious Sovereign Lord King George, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Duke, the Princeffes, and all the Royal Family: All my Relations, Friends, and kind Benefactors; let Here name parthy Providence fuccour them and theirs ticular Perfons. from all Evil and Danger, and do thou reward them sevenfold into their Bofom, for all the Good they have done or faid of me. Be pleafed likewife, O Lord, (in whofe Hands are the Iffues of Life and Death) to fuccour, help and comfort all that are in Danger, Neceffity and Tribulation, all that labour under any bodily pain or Especially thofe Sicknefs, Temptation, or are difturbed in for whom our PrayMind, relieve fuch according to their fe- ers are defired. veral Neceffities, giving them Patience under their Sufferings, and a happy Iffue out of all their Afflictions. Subdue in me the evil Spirit of Wrath and Revenge, and dif pofe my Heart patiently to bear Reproaches and Wrongs, and to be ready not only to forgive, but alfo to do Good for Evil, that all Men may know that I am Chrift's Difciple. And finally, O Lord, fince thou haft ordained the Day to labour in, and the Night to take our Reft, as I
praise thee for the Mercies of the Day, fo I humbly beg the Continuance of thy gracious Protection over me this Night. Let thy holy Angels pitch their Tents about my Bed, that being fafely delivered from all Perils and Dangers of this Night, and comfortably refreshed with moderate Sleep, I may be enabled to difcharge the Duties of my Calling, and faithfully to perfevere in Holiness and Pureness of Living all the Days of my Life, to thy Honour and Glory, thro' our only Mediator and Advocate, Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Father, &c.
When you lie down in your Bed.
Will lay me down in Peace, and take my Reft, for it is thou, Lord, only that maketh me to dwell in Safety; and into thy Hands I recommend my Spirit, my Soul, and my Body, for thou baft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of Truth.