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to be of the Number of those, whom Thon loveft and delightest in.

Give me Grace, O merciful Father, to lay afide every Weight, and the Sin that does fo easily beset me, that may I run with Patience the Race which Thou haft fet before me. Deliver me from an immoderate Care and Concern for the Things of this World; and give me fuch an entire Acquiefcence in thy divine Will and Pleasure, fuch a perfect Dependance on thine infinite Wifdom and Goodness, that no envious nor difcontented, no murmuring nor repining Thoughts may poffefs my Heart, but a chearful and thankful Spirit may at all Times rule and govern me: And whatever Share of Temporal good Things Thou shalt be pleased to give me, O give me Grace to employ it to thy Glory, the Good of others, and the eternal Benefit of my immortal Soul. All which I humbly beg, for the aloue Merits and Sake of thy beloved Son Jefus Christ our Lord.

Extend thy Mercy, O God, to all Mankind: In a more particular Manner be gracious to these finful Nations; pardon our great and crying Sins; avert the Judgment which we moft juftly have deserved, and give us Grace to turn from all our Evil F 2 Ways,

Ways, that Thou may'ft delight to dwell among us, and may'ft be our God, and we thy People. Blefs and preferve our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE; and grant that all who are in Authority under him, may faithfully `endeavour to promote thy Glory, and the Good and Welfare of this Church and Nation.

Look with Pity and Compaffion upon all thy afflicted Servants: be a Father to the Fatherless, and a Husband to the Widow; heal the Sick; fupply the Wants of the Poor and Needy; and grant to all that are in Affliction, a patient Submiffion to thy

bleffed Will.

Blefs all my Friends and Relations, efpecially Reward all that have done me Good, and forgive all that have done or wifhed me Evil; and vouchfafe to every one of us, from the highest to the lowest, whatever thy great Wisdom knowest to be needful both for our Souls and Bodies.

And now, O moft merciful Father, in an humble Senfe of thy great Goodness, I adore and praise thy glorious Name for all the Manifestations of thy Love and Kindnefs vouchfafed unto me.

I bless Thee for my Being, for my Rea

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fon, and all the Endowments and Faculties of my Soul and Body; for my Health, Friends, Food, and Raiment, and all other Comforts and Conveniences of my Life; for thy continual Care and watchful Providence, over me, through the whole Courfe of my Life; and particularly for thy Prefervation the Day past.

Give me Grace, O Lord, I befeech Thee, to make a right Use and Improvement of all thy Bleffings; and be thou graciously pleased to take me, and all that belong to me, this Night, under the Care and Protection of thy Fatherly Providence. Give thy holy Angels Charge over us, that no Evil may come near to hurt us; and grant us fuch Refreshments of Soul and Body, as may enable us chearfully to go through the Duties of that Station wherein Thou haft placed us; and when Thou shalt be pleased to call us out of this World, O let us be found of the Number of thy faithful Servants, thro' the Merits of Chrift Jefus, our bleffed Saviour and Redeemer, for whom my Soul does blefs and praise Thee, and in whose most holy Words I fum up all our Wants, faying,

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A Prayer for Wednesday Morning.

O MOST gracious God! who art the Author of all the good Things that I enjoy; in Thee I live, and move, and have my Being; and to thy good Providence I afcribe it, that I am now in Health and Safety; that I have enjoyed the comfortable Refreshments of the Night paft, and that none of those Evils which I have justly deserved, have come nigh me, or my Dwelling; for thefe, O Lord, and for all thy other Mercies, I defire to adore and bless thy glorious Name, humbly befeeching Thee to accept this my Morning Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving, in and through the Merits and Mediation of my dear Redeemer.

For his Sake, O Lord, I humbly befeech Thee to pardon all my Sins, and Sins, and grant that a due Senfe of thy Mercies may be fo deeply impressed upon my Mind that I may love thee above all Things, and manifeft the Sincerity of that Love, by a conftant and habitual Care to do what is pleafing to thy Sight.

O Lord! there is nothing that I defire fo much, as to be of the Number of thy faithful

ul Servants; to this End vouchsafe me the Affiftance of thy good Spirit, to enable me to withstand the Temptations of this wicked World, and with an undaunted Courage and Resolution, to bear up under all the Trials and Difficulties which I fhall meet with in my Christian Warfare.

Grant, O Lord that I may never have any Fellowship with the unfruitful Works of Darkness, nor grieve thy blessed Spirit by any impure and finful Defires; but as I have given up myself to the Service and Obedience of my great Lord and Master Jefus Chrift; fo teach me to walk in his Laws, to conform myfelf to his Precepts, and to endeavour, as much as in me lies, to imitate his Example.

Let my Conversation be always fuch as becometh the Gospel; and grant that I may daily endeavour to mortify my corrupt Inclinations; to cleanse myself from all Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit, and to bring every inordinate Defire to the Obedience of thy Will.

Give me a Heart truly honeft and upright, and fo ftedfaft and immoveable in the Ways of Truth and Justice, that no worldly Intereft or Advantage, how promifing or F4

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