Imatges de pÓgina

and obedient walking before thee if any be a hearer of the word and all our days, through Jesus Christl not a doer, he is like unto a man our Lord; to whom, with thee and beholding his natural face in a the Holy Ghost, be all glory and glass : for he behuldeth himself, bonour, world without end. and goeth his way, and straightAmen.

way forgetteth what manner of I The Collect to be used instead of that man he was. But whoso looketh for the day.

into the perfect law of liberty, and O Most merciful Father, who continueth therein, he being not a

hası blessed the labours of the forgetful hearer, but a doer of the husbandman in the returris of the work, this man shall be blessed in fruits of the earth; we give thee his deed. If any man among you humble and hearty thanks for this seem to be religious, and bridleth thy bounty; beseeching thee to not bis tongue, but deceiveth his continue thy loving-kindness to own heart, this man's religion is us ; that our land may still yield vain. Pure religion and undefiled her increase, to thy glory and our

before God and the Father is this.

to visit the fatherless and widows comfort, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

in their atliction, and tu keep him

self unspotted from the world. The Epistle. St. James, i. 16.

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 43. Do not err, my beloved breth. YE have heard that it hath been

ren: every good gift and eve- said, Thou shalt love thy ry perfect gift is from above; and neighbour and hate thine enemy. cometh down from the Father But I say unto you, love your of Lights, with whom is no vari- enemies, bless them that cargo ableness, neither shadow of turn-you, do good to them that hate ing. Of his own will begat he us you, and pray for them which de. of the word of truth, that we spitefully use you and persecute should be a kind of first fruits of you ; that ye may be the children his creatures. Wherefore, my be- of your Father which is in heaven: loved brethren, let every man be for he maketh his sun to rise on swift to hear, slow to speak, slow the ev:l and on the good, and send. to wrath : for the wrath of man eth rain on the just and on the un. worketh not the righteousness of just. For if ye love them which God. Wherefore lay apart all love you, what reward have ye? do filthiness and superfluity of naugh- not even the Publicans the same tiness, and receive with meekness Or if ye salate your brethren only. the ingrafted word, which is able what do ye more than others ? do to save your souls. Be ye doers not even tbe Publicans so ? Be ye of the word; and not hearers only, therefore perfect,even as your fo. deceiving your own selves. For ther which is in heaven is perfect



ment of

God's mercy and


*When disture

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

pro per, say as follows, all knedling : OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy

Kingdom 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

Acknowledge live and move and have our being; we, needy creatures, render thee our humble praises, for vation, especiallý thy preservation of usfrom the beginning of our lives through the night to this day, and especially for having delivered us past. from the dangers of the past night. To thy watchful providence we owe it, *(that no disturbance hath come nigh us or our dwelling; but, that we are ances of any kind

befall a Family brought in safety to the beginning of this day.) For

instead of this, say these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious that notwithstrind. Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our ing our dangers morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; for his we are brought in sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for ning of this day. us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. AND, since it is of thy mercy, Ogracious Father, Dedication of soul that another day is added to our lives; we here and body to God's

service, with a re dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and solution thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: In growing daily in which resolution, do thou, C merciful God, confirm goodness. and strengthen us ; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. BUT, o God, who knowest the weakness and cor- Prayer for

graca ruption of our nature, ar:d the manifold tempta. form that resolu. Lions which we daily meet with; we humbly beseech tion. 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 remem brance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our ihoughts, words, and actions and according to the works done



in the body, he eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and keep as the road. In particular, we implore thy grace and pro

tection for the ensuing day. Keep us temIng day, and for God's blessing on the business perate in our meats and drinks, and diligent ia of the same.

our several callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present condi

tion. Give us grace to be just and upright in all *On Sunday Morning our dealings ; quiet and peaceable; full of com• and let thy Holy'spirit passion; and ready to do good to all men, acaccompany, us to the cording to our abilities and opportunities. Din place of thy public rect us in all our ways *(and prosper the works worship, making us se- of our hands in the business of our several staand raising our minds tions.) Defend us from all dangers and adversifrom the thoughts of ties; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all Huis world to the con- things belonging to us, under thy Fatherly care sideration of the party and protection. These things, and whatever join in the prayers and else thou shalt see necessary and convenient to praises of thy Church, us, we humbly beg, through the merits and and listen to our duty mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord and with honest bearts, in order to practise it.

Saviour. 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

EVENING PRAYER. 1 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: OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy

Kingdom 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 118 not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. sins, with a prayer Weio behold iniquity, and hast promised forgive.

Confession of Most me cifu! God, who art of purer eyes than for contrition and pardon.

ness to all those who confess and forsake their sins, we come before thee in an humble sense of our own

unworthiness, acknowledgirg our manifold trans* llere, let him gressions of thy righteous laws. But, O gracious who reads make a father, who desirest not the dea'h of a sinner, look every ons may se. upon us, we beseech thee, in mercy, and forgive us cretly coufess the all our transgressions. Make us deeply sensible of sius and failings the great evil of them; and work in us an hearty con af that day.

trition; that we may obtain forgiveness 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. AND lest, through our own frailty, or the tempta. Prayer forgrace

tions which encompass us, we be drawn again to into sin, vouchsafe us, we beseech thee, the direc. grow betler. tion and ussistance of thy Holy Spirit. Reform whatsoever 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 res in peace, charity, and good-will, with a conscience void of offence towards thee and towards men: Tnat so, we may be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. AND accept, O Lord, our intercessions for all

The Intercession mankind. 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 liis vocation and ministry, may serve thee faithfully. Bless all in authority over us; and so rule their hearts and strengthen their bands, that they may puuish wickedness and vice, and maintain thy true religion and virtue. Send down thy blessings, temporal and spiritual, upon allour relations, friends, and neighbours. Reward all who have done us good, and pardon 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 according to their several necessities, for his sake who went about doing good, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. To our prayers, O Lord, we join our unfeigned The Thanksgiv

thanks for all thy mercies ; sur our being, our ingreason, 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 knowledge and sense of our duty towards thee. We bless thee for thy patience with us, notwithstanding our many and great provocations; for all the directions, assistances, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit'; for thy continual care and watchful

pro vidence over us through the whole course of our lives; and parti cularly 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 sincere obedience to his laws through whose meriis and intercession we received them all, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. IN particular, we beseech thee to continue thy

gra. Prayer for God. cious protection to us this night. Defend us from protection through

the nighs follow. all dangers and mischiefs, and from the fear of them; ing.

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 wben 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 dy mg we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of tby Son Christ Jesus, in whose name we offer up these our imperfect pray ers. Amen. THE grace of our Lordi.esus Christ, and the love of God, and the

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

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

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

the Minister. SELECTION I.

The fear of the Lord is clean, Psalm 19. Cali enarrant. and endureth for ever; the judg. THE heavens

declare the glory ments of the Lord are true, and of God; and the firmament righteous altogether. showeth his handy work., More to be desired are they

One day telleth another; and than gold, yea, than much fine one night certifieth another. There is neither speech nor and the honey.comb.

gold; sweeter also than honey. language ; but their voices are

Moreover, by them is thy serheard amor! them. Their sound is gone out into all them there is great reward.

vant laught; and in keeping of lands; and their words into the

Who can tell how oft he offend. ends of the world.

eth? O cleanse thou me from my In them hath he set a taberna

secret faults. cle for the sun ; which cometh

Keep thy servant also from preforth as a bridegroom oui of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant dominion over me.

sumptuous sins, lest they get the to run his course.

Let the words of my mouth' It goeth forth from the utter and the meditation of my heart, most part of the heaven, and run. be alway acceptable in thy sight, reth about unto the end of it

O Lord, my strength, and my again ; and there is nothing hid

Redeemer. from the heat thercof.

Psalm 24. Domini est terra. The law of the Lord is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the THE earth is the Lord's, and testimony of the Lord is sure, and

all that therein is ; the comgiveth wisdom unto the simple. pass of the world, and they that

The statutes of the Lord are dwell therein. right, and rejoice the heart; the For he bath founded it upon commandment of the Lord is the seas, and prepared it upon the pure, and giveth light unto the floods. eyes.

Who shall ascend into the hike

« AnteriorContinua »