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and gentleness of our conduct, and by the holiness of our lives. Make us happy in our own souls, and useful to all around us.

These mercies we ask for ourselves and others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this 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 grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all everAmen.

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hursday Evening.

THOU high and lofty One, that inhabitest eternity, whose name is Holy, we desire now to draw near to Thy mercy-seat with reverence and godly fear. We are not worthy to lift up our hearts and our voices unto Thee; but He is worthy in whose holy name we come, even Jesus our Mediator and Redeemer. For His sake incline Thine ear, and hearken to this our evening prayer.

Thou, Lord, art kind even to the unthankful and the evil; and, notwithstanding our unprofitableness and sin, Thou hast been good and kind to us this day. Thou hast graciously watched over us, and kept us from hour to hour. We thank

Thee for health and strength, for food and clothing; for deliverance from the evils and sorrows which so many of our fellow-creatures have this day suffered; and for the many comforts and blessings which we enjoy.

But, O God, whilst Thou dost so mercifully provide for our bodily comfort, we would ask blessings also for our souls. We pray that we may be strengthened with might by Thy Spirit in the inner man. We pray that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened, so that we may know more clearly the great and precious truths of Thy Word. We pray that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; and that, being rooted and grounded in love, we may know more and more of the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.

Lord, we ask forgiveness for the sins and shortcomings of the past day. We have left undone what we ought to have done, and we have done what we ought not to have done. Pardon our iniquities,

we beseech Thee; and whilst we confess our sins, give us grace to hate them, and strength to fight against them.

Grant us, O God, an increasing meetness for our heavenly inheritance. Enable us to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Thou hast bidden us to make prayers and supplications for others. We pray therefore for our Queen, that under her we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. Make peace in all our borders, and grant that true religion may flourish in our land.

And now, O Lord, be about our bed through the hours of darkness. Keep our bodies in safety, and our minds in peace. Let our last thoughts, ere we sleep, be of Thee; and let our first desires, when we wake, be towards Thee. Make us to feel that both by day and by night Thou art our ever-watchful Guardian. And do Thou pardon, guide,

and bless us, henceforth and for ever, for Jesus Christ's sake.

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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 Lord bless us, and keep us: the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, and give us peace, now and for evermore Amen.

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