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dree all our days, through Jesus Christ our holding his natural face in a glass : for he Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and Ghosh, be all glory and honour, world straightway forgetieth what manner of man without end. Amen.

he was. But whoso looketh into the per1 The Collect to be used instcad of that fect law of liberty, and continueth therein, for the day.

he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer ed the labours of the husbandman in his deed. If any man among you seem

, u , the returns of the fruits of the earth; we to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, give thee humble and hearty thanks for but deceiveth his own heart, this man's reThis thy bounty; beseeching thee to con- ligion is vain. Pure religion and undetinue ihy loving kindness to us ; that our filed before God and the Father is this : land may still yield her increase, to thy to visit the fatherless and widows in their glory avd our comfort, through Jesus affliction, and to keep himself unspotted Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Epistle. St. James i. 16.

The Gospel St. Matt. v. 43.
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Thou shalt love thy neighbour and from above; and cometh down froin the hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Father of Lights, with whom is no varia- love your enemies, bless them that curse bleness, neither shadow of turning. Of his you, do good to them that hate you, and own will begat he us of the word of truth, pray for them which despitefully use you that we should be a kind of first fruits of and persecute you: that ye may be the his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved children of your Father wbich is in heaved. brethren, let every inan be swillio hear, for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath and on the good, and sendeth rain on the of man worketh not the righteousness of just and on the unjust. For if ye love God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and them which love you, what reward have superfluity of vaughliness, and receive with ye? do not even the Publicans the same? meekness the engrafted word, which is abi. Or if ye salute your brethren only, what to save your souls. Be ye doers of the word; do ye more than others do not even the and noi hearers only, deceiving your own Publicans so: Be ye therefore perfect, selves. For if any be a hearer of the word even as your Father which is in heaven is wid not a doer, he is like unto a man be-l perfect."

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FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

MORNING PRAYER. The Master or Mistress having called together as many of the Family as can conveniently be present; let one of them, or any other whom they shall think proper,

say as follows, all kneeling: 09 UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy King

dom come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God in whom we

Acknowledgment live and move and have our being; we, thy of God's mercy and needy creatures, render thee our humble paises, for preservation,

espa thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives night puse.

cially through the to this day, and especially for having delivered us from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful

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* When disturb, providence we owe it, * (that no disturbance hath ances, of any kind come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are befall a Family, in- brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For stead of this, say, that voíwithstanding these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy gloricus ou dangers, we are Name; humbly besecching thee to accept this our brought in safety, to morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; for his the beginning of this sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for day.

us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Dedication of soul and body to God's

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that another day is added to our lives; we here lulion to be growing dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and daily in goodness. thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life : In

which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us ; that, as we grow in age, we may

grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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to enable us to per- ruption of our nature, and the manifold temptaform that resolution.

tions which we daily meet with ; we humbly beseech

thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit ; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. "Anuen.

For grace to guide and N particular, we implore thy grace and prokeep us the following tection for the ensuing day. Keep us tempe. day, and for God's blessing on the business of several callings. Grant us patience under any

rate in our meats and drinks, and diligent in our the same.

amictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condition,

Give us grace to be just and upright in ail our * On Sunday Morning dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compas. instead of this, suty, and let thy Holy Spirit accom- sion; and ready to do good to all men; according pany us to the place of thy to our abilities and opportunities. Direct us in public worship, making us all our ways *(and prosper the works of our serious and attentive, and hands in the business of our several stations.) raising our minds from the thoughts of this world to Defend us from all dangers and adversities; anú the consideration of the be graciously pleased to take us, and all things next, that we may fervent- belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care and proly join in the prayers and tection. These things, and whatever else thou praises of thy Church, and shalt see necessary and convenient to us, we hum. listen to our duty with honest hearts, in order to bly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy practise it.

Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amenko

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EVENING PRAYER. I The Family being together, a little before Bed Time, let the Master or Mistress, or

any other whom they shall think proper, say as follows, all kneeling: UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy King. us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. to behold iniquity, and hast promised forgive, with a prayer for

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contrition and par.. uess to all those who confess and forsake their sins ;

don. we come before thee in an humble sense of our own unwortliness, acknowledging our manifold transgressions of thy righteous laws.* But, O gracious Fa- * Here, let him ther, who desirest not the death of a sinner, look who reads make «

short upon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and forgive us

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pause, all our transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of confess the sins and

cry one may secretly the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty con- failings of that day. trition ; that we may obtain forgivenoss at thy hands, who art ever ready to receive humble and penitent sinners; for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, our only Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.

Prayer for grace tions which encompass us, we be drawn again to reform and grow

betler. into sin, vouchsafe us, we bespech thee, the direction and assistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatever is amiss in the temper and disposition of our souls; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may rest there. Purge our hearts from envy, hatred, and malice; that we may never suffer the sun to go down upon our wrath; but may always go to our rest in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: That so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Intercessione kind. Let the light of thy Gospel shine upon all nations; and may as many as have received it, live as becomes it. Be gracious unto thy Church; and grant that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; aml so rule their hcarts and strengthen their hands, that they may punish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings temporal and spirit. ual, upon all our relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and parton all those who have done or wish us evil, and give them repentance and better minds. Be merciful to all who are in any trouble; and do thou, the God of pity, administer to them accordiog to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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The Thanksgiving. To

our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned

thanks for all thy mercies; for our being, our reason, and all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for our health, friends, food, and raiment, and all the other comforts and conveniencies of life. Above all, we adore thy mercy in sending thy only Son into the world, to redeem us from sin and eternal death, and in giving us the knowiedge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with iis, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit; for thy continual care and watchful providence over us through the whole course of our lives; and particularly for the mercies and benefits of the past day: Beseeching thee to continue these thy blessings to us; and to give us grace to show our thankfulness in a sin. cere obedience to his laws, through whose merits and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Jmen.

Prayer for, God's TN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy graprotection through the night following.

cious protection to us this night. Defend us from all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them;

that we may enjoy such refreshing sleep, as may fit us for the duties of the following day. Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die : So that living and dying we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect prayAmen.

Jesus fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen. q On Sundays and on other days, when it may be convenient, it will be proper to be.

gin with a Chapter, or part of a Chapter, from the New Testament.

er's.

SELECTIONS OF PSALMS, To be used instead of the Psalms for the day, at the Discretion of the

Minister. SELECTION I. for the sun; which cometh forth Psalm 19. Cæli enarrant.

as a bridegroom out of his chamber,

and rejoiceth as a giant to run his THE beavensdeclare the floor course

of God; the firmament It goeth forth from the uttermost showeth his handy work. part of the heaven, and runneth

One day telleth another; and one about unto the end of it again ; and night certifieth another. there is nothing hid from the heat

There is neither speech nor lan-thereof. guage; but their voices are heard The law of the Lord is an unde. among them.

filed law, converting the soui ; the Their sound is gone out into all testimony of the Lord is sure, and lands; and their worls into the giveth wisdom unto the simple. ends of the world.

The statutes of the Lord are In them hath he set a tubernaclelright, and rejoice the heart; the

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commandment of the Lord is pure, Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and giveth light unto the eyes. and be ye lift up ye everlasting

The fear of the Lord is clean, doors, and the King of glory shall and endureth for ever; the judg- come in. ments of the Lord are true, and Who is the King of glory? even righteous altogether.

the Lord of hosts, he is the King More to be desired are they than of glory. gold, yea, than much fine gold; Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea. Sweeter also than honey, and the PRAISE the Lord, in my soul .

me, praise Moreover, by them is thy serv- his holy name. ant taught; and in keeping of them Praise the Lord, O my soul; and there is great reward.

forget not all his benefits; Who can tell how oft he offend- Who forgiveth all thy sin, and eth? O cleanse thou me from my healeth all thine infirmities; secret faults.

Who saveth thy life from deKeep thy servant also from pre-struction, and crowneth thee with sumptuous sins, lest they get the mercy and loving kindness; dominion over me.

Who satisfieth thy mouth with Let the words of my mouth, and good things, making thee young the meditation of my heart, be al- and lusty as an eagle. way acceptable in thy sight,

The Lord executeth righteous. O Lori, my strength, and my ness and judgment, for all them Redeemer.

that are oppressed with wrong. Psalm Domini est terra. He showed his ways unto Moses,

his . that therein is; the compass of The Lord is full of compassion the world, and they that dwell and mercy, long-suffering, and of therein.

great goodness. For he hath founded it upon the He will not alway be chiding; neiscas, ard prepared it upon the floods. ther keepeth he his anger for ever.

Who shall ascend into the hill of He hath not dealt with us after the Lord? or who shall rise up in our sins; nor rewarded us accord. his holy place?

ing to our wickednesses. Even he that hath clean hands For look how high the heaven is and a pure heart; and that hath in comparison of the earth ; go great not lift up his mind unto vanity, is his mercy also toward those nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. who fear him!

He shall receive the blessing Look how wide also the east is from the Lord; and righteousness from the west; so far hath he set from the God of his salvation. our sins from us!

This is the generation of those Yea, like as a father pitieth his who seek him; even of those who own children; even so is the Lord seek thy face, O Jacob.

merciful unto them that fear him. Lift up your heads, Oye gates, For he knoweth whereof we are and be ye lift up ye everlasting made; he remembereth that we doors, and the King of glory shall are but dust. come in.

The days of man are but as Who is the King of glory? it is grass; for he fiourisheth as a flower the Lord strong and mighty, even of the field. the lord mighty in battle.

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