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and that inward peace which Thou alone canst bestow. Relieve the distressed.

Be the Father of the fatherless, and the God of the widow. Be with us in our going out and coming in. And lead us through this world to the land of everlasting rest, for the sake of Him who hath loved us and redeemed us, 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 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.

Now unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own

blood, to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever Amen.

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Muesday Evening.

MOST blessed and gracious God,

enable us to draw near to Thee

this evening with humble and believing hearts. Thou art the fountain of happiness, and hast no need of our services. But without Thee we are miserable. We are poor, and weak, and helpless; and have need, day by day, and night by night, of Thy Almighty protection. Shelter us this night beneath the covert of Thy wings. Take us into Thy keeping, and we shall be safe.

We bless Thee for having preserved us from numberless accidents, for having sheltered us from dangers both seen and unseen, and for having stood by us in the time of trial. And further we would

thank Thee for having not only watched over our bodies, but over our souls also. If we have resisted temptation this day, or have been kept from sin, to Thy grace we owe it all. O leave us not for one instant to ourselves, or we shall surely fall. Guide us step by step, and uphold our goings in Thy paths.

We thank Thee, gracious God, that Thou hast given us a Saviour. Make us to feel our need of Him. Convince us of our sinfulness by the teaching of Thy Holy Spirit; and may that precious blood which was shed upon the cross cleanse us from all our guilt. Wash us, and we shall be whiter than snow.

O our Father, we beseech Thee not only to pardon our sins, but also to deliver us from the power of them. Teach us to hate sin, even as Thou hatest it. May we be careful not to offend Thee, and anxious to please Thee in all things. May we feel that it is our greatest happiness to know Thee, and our highest

privilege to serve Thee. May it be our meat and drink to do Thy will. Make prayer to be our delight. And whatever may befall us, may we always fly to Thee, and cast all our care upon Thee; for Thou, Lord, carest for us.

Give us a more fervent love for Thy holy Word. Grant that the study of it may be cur continual comfort, and the daily nourishment of our souls. Do Thou enlighten us by Thy Holy Spirit, that its truths may be made clear to us, and may come home with power to our hearts. What we see not teach Thou us; so that we may daily grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of Christ.

We desire, O Lord, to pray for others. Do Thou bless our Country. Make us to be a Christian people, fearing Thee, and working righteousness. Let Thy favour rest upon our Sovereign. May she rule in the fear of God, and be a blessing to our land. Give wisdom to our Counsellors, and grant that in all they do

they may seek Thy honour and glory, and the welfare of this nation.

Hear us, heavenly Father, we humbly beseech Thee, in these our unworthy prayers, and bless us, for Jesus Christ's sake. 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 [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 the light of His countenance upon us, and give us peace; the Lord be with us, in our going out and in our coming in, in our rising up and in our lying down, from this time forth, and for Amen.

evermore.

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