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Kriday Morning.

EAR our cry, O God; attend unto


our prayer. Encouraged by Thy manifold mercies, and by the exceeding great and precious promises of Thy Word, we draw near as a family to Thy throne of grace. Be pleased by Thy Holy Spirit so to influence the heart of each one before Thee, that the prayers which we now offer up in the Saviour's name may be acceptable in Thy sight.

Our voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will we direct our prayer unto Thee, and will look up. O lead us this day in Thy righteousness; make Thy way straight before our face. Grant that we may per

ceive and know what things we ought

to do; and whatever we do, may we do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not

unto man.

O Lord, we confess that our hearts are deceitful above all things. Knowing this, may we continually feel our need of Thy sanctifying grace. Keep us from pride, self-will, and presumption. Plant in our hearts Thy holy fear; and may we show such meekness, and gentleness, and humility, as become the true followers of Christ.

Whilst we are this day diligent in our various employments, give us grace at the same time to be earnest in serving Thee. May the constant recollection of Thy manifold and great mercies incline us to present our souls and bodies a living sacrifice unto Thee. May we not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we know and do Thy holy will.


O God, our souls cleave unto the dust;

quicken us, we beseech Thee, according

to Thy Word. Suffer us not to be so much occupied with earthly things as to forget the one thing needful. Lord, root out all our unbelief, and enable us to walk more by faith, and less by sight, than we have hitherto done; enable us to look more at things unseen, and to endure as seeing Thee who art invisible.

We need, O Heavenly Father, the continual help of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may love Thy word more and understand it better, that we may take more delight in prayer, and be more and more influenced by the love of Christ our Saviour. O supply this our need. Give us that which we so much want, and which Thou hast so graciously promised—give us Thy Holy Spirit, to be the Guide of our lives, and the Comfort of our souls. O Lord, where we are wrong, do Thou correct us. If we have stepped aside rom the right path, do Thou lead us back. Make us day by day, we beseech Thee more and more heavenly-minded

Lord, accept our praises for Thy many and great mercies, and graciously answer our prayers, which we humbly offer up the name of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. 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 evermore. Amen



Friday Evening.

LMIGHTY GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, look favourably upon us, we beseech Thee, whilst in His name we kneel before Thee. We come to Thee confessing our sins, acknowledging Thy goodness and loving-kindness, and imploring afresh Thy gracious protection and favour.

We praise and bless Thee, O our God, for the many mercies of another day. Grant that all Thy goodness may draw our hearts closer to Thyself. Make us more anxious to serve and please Thee. Pardon our past irgratitude and unprofitableness, our wasted time and neglected talents. We mourn over the weakness of our faith, and the coldness and feeble

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