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O God, who hast promised to give Thy Holy Spirit to them that ask Thee, mercifully fulfil to us Thy promise; and grant that that Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts. May He enlighten our understandings, and sanctify our affections, and show us more and more of the love, and power, and mercy of Christ our Saviour.

Look with Thy favour upon our Country. Let the throne of our Queen be established in righteousness. Give wisdom to her Counsellors, and incline them to seek above all things Thy glory, and the spiritual welfare of the people of this land.

And now that we are about to lie down to rest, take us, we beseech Thee, under Thy Fatherly care. If we should lie wakeful upon our beds, bring to our recollection some precious truth of Thy Word, and fill us with peaceful thoughts of Thee and of heaven.

Most merciful Father, bless and watch

over all who are near and dear to us. May we and they walk humbly with Thee here, and at last rest with Thee above, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaGive us this day [or, day by day] our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst us, and remain with us always. Amen.


hursday Morning.

OST gracious and merciful Father, be pleased to accept, for Jesus Christ's sake, our morning sacrifice of prayer and praise. From Thee cometh down every good and perfect gift. We thank Thee for all the blessings which we have already received, for the good gifts of Thy Providence, for the promises of Thy Word, for the means of grace, and the hope of glory.

Do Thou implant in all our hearts Thy holy fear. Assist us by Thy grace to do this day such things as are pleasing to Thee. Strengthen us to overcome any temptations to which during the day we may be exposed. Keep us from giving place to the devil, by cherishing in our

nearts any evil thoughts or unchristian tempers.

Preserve us from a worldly mind, O Lord; and by the mighty power of Thy Holy Spirit draw our desires and affections heavenwards. Suffer us not to sink down into a cold and careless indifference about those things which belong to our eternal interests.

Keep us mindful of all that Christ our Saviour did and suffered for our redemption. Help us to make the salvation of our souls our great and chief concern ; and to seek first Thy kingdom and righteousness. Deliver us from over-anxiety about earthly things; from a discontented, murmuring, and unthankful spirit.

Strengthen, O Lord, our faith in the promises of Thy Word. Enable us to stay our minds upon Thee. Thou knowest our exceeding weakness, and the numberless dangers which every day surround us. Supply all our need. Beat down every spiritual enemy under our feet. Let Thy

Word be our guide, and Thy Holy Spirit our Sanctifier and Comforter.

If it should please Thee to visit us with affliction, make it to work for our real and eternal good; and give us a patient and submissive spirit under Thy fatherly chastisement. The state, and circumstances, and character of each of us are known to Thee. O God, suit Thy mercy to our need. Comfort the sorrowful; enlighten the ignorant; confirm the wavering; awaken the careless. Be Thou our defender through all the trials of life, our hope in death, and our portion throughout eternity.

Be pleased, O Lord, to bless all those who are near and dear to us. Lead all whom we love into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Bless this parish and neighbourhood. Assist those who labour here for the good of their fellow-creatures; and grant that true godliness may increase and abound among us. Help us to shine as lights in the world, and to commend the religion which we profess by the meekness

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