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PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.
Cottager's Monthly Visitor.
MORNING PRAYER FOR THE FIRST DAY OF
THE YEAR. MERCIFUL, ever blessed, and Almighty Lord God, ! praise thee and worship thee, I laud and magnify thy holy name. Thou callest me to the commencement of a new year, and I bring to the footstool of thy throne the first offering of my waking senses, praising and thanking thee for the blessings vouchsafed unto me, and imploring their continuance. I desire to recal to my mind my own unworthiness, and thy unspeakable goodness, patience, mercy, and long-suffering, with all my relapses into sin, and all my
forgetfulness of thee; and I earnestly desire, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, to be strengthened for the future, and, by the blood of my Lord and Saviour, to be pardoned for the past. I further implore thee, O God of all mercies, to confirm my resolutions, “ that my footsteps slip not,” and to lend me thy divine aid, so that, with the new year, I may walk in newness of life ; for without thine especial favour I know that I can do no manner of good. In order to obtain this greatest of blessings, grant, heavenly Father, that, on all the ensuing days which thou mayest be pleased to allot me on earth, I may never be hindered from coming to thee, morning and evening, to pour out my soul before thee in penitence, in petition, in reverence, and in love. To all those dearest to me, absent and present, give, most gracious God, thy divine grace. Raise those that fall, strengthen those that stand, con
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