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resurrection in Him who is the resurrection and the life, and will sit upon the throne of His glory, to judge all the kindreds of earth that shall be gathered before Him, and will give to the blessed of His Father the inheritance of the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world. Humble us before Thy presence, and render us in all things wholly obedient 10 Thy word during our time of trial here. Keep us from all idols, and subdue unto Thyself our every thought, that we may not be drawn away from Thee by our own lusts, or wilfully depart from Thy paths in any degree. Let us not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, but make us jealous over all our ways for Thy name's sake. Enable us to cast down all imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. May the heart of each one here present be filled with the Holy Spirit, and established unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his holy angels; and may every tongue be made glad with the praise of the Lamb of God, that

sips of the world. Worthy is the mb that was slain, and became the firstfruits of them that sleep, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and blessing. Amen.

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WHITSUNDAY.

HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, the Creator, the Redeemer, the Sanctifier of all Thy people, have compassion upon us for the sake of Thy well-beloved Son, and forgive us all that is past, and comfort us with a knowledge of Thy free grace to sinners. Thou hast not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ; that whether we wake or sleep we should live together with Him, and be saved through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. Make us hunger and thirst after Thy righteousness, and feed us with food convenient for us, and lead us to the pure river of water, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Let us not spend money for that which is not bread, or labour for that which satisfieth not, but hearken diligently unto Thee, that we may be made partakers of Thy everlasting covenant. Build us up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, in Him who is become the Head of the corner, for Thy habitation. Let us be made the temples of the Holy Ghost, and let Thy pure Spirit dwell in us with power, that we may abound in hope, and shew forth in our lives all joy, and love, and peace,

and longsuffering, and goodness, and faith, and meekness, and temperance. Sustain us under all afflictions of mind or body, that as obedient children we may be fashioned according to the wisdom of those that have preached the Gospel unto us with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven. Put upon us Thy whole armour, that we may be enabled to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked, and to stand against the wiles of the devil. Deliver us from all unquiet and perplexing imaginations, and let us not lean unto our own understandings, but fear Thee and depart from evil. Enable us to search the Scriptures with all diligence, and to hold fast the knowledge of the truth ; and amid all the chances and changes of this world, to look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Let us serve Thee with a thankful vigilance, and take good heed unto ourselves, that we quench not the Spirit, but humble ourselves entirely before Thy lightest admonition, and stand fast in our faith without wavering, that our God may be glorified in all things, through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and CHILD'S MORNING PRAYER.

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O LORD God Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, Thou hast brought me to the light of another day. For the sake of Jesus Christ I beseech Thee to carry me through the same in safety. Grant me a heart to love Thee, to worship Thee, to give thanks to Thee, to put my whole trust in Thee, to call upon Thee, to honour Thy holy name and Thy word, and to serve Thee truly all the days of my life. Incline and enable me to do unto all men as I would they should do unto me ; to submit myself thankfully to my parents, and all my governors and teachers, and to learn diligently such things as they may desire : so that as I grow older I may grow better, and wiser, and more fitted to do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please Thee to call me. Bless my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, my nurses, and all my friends, and bring us and all mankind into Thy kingdom. On this day be pleased to send me all things that be needful, both for my soul and body, to forgive me all my sins, and to keep me from all wickedness, for the sake of my Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. Our Father, &c.

child's EVENING PRAYER.

FOR the sake of my Redeemer, let Thy Spirit, O Lord God, maké me truly penitent for every wrong thing I have done or said this day. Pardon all my sins, and of Thy great goodness make me a better child. Correct in me all selfishness and bad tempers ; deliver me from idleness and disobedience, and make me gentle and teachable. Let me never forget that Thou, Lord, seest me always, and hearest every word I say, and readest every thought I have. Make me very thankful to Thee for each blessing I have received this day. This night, and evermore, have mercy upon me. Guard me while I am asleep, and while I am awake, direct sanctify and govern my heart and body in the ways of Thy law, and in the works of Thy commandment. Bless my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all my relations, nurses, and teachers. Let Thy fatherly hand be ever over us; let Thy Holy Spirit be ever with us, and so lead us through this world, that, on the day of judgment, we may be received into heaven, through Jesus Christ, Who taught us to call upon Thee in His name, and in our prayers to say,

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