that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Regard then, now, we beseech thee, in pity, the sad effects of sin, the miserable condition of these thy creatures. Regard, we beseech thee, thine own glory. How long shall thy name be thus profaned? How long shall the prince of darkness usurp the Saviour's promised inheritance and possession ? Lord, how long shall the blessed hope that the kingdoms of this world are to be the kingdoms of our God and of his Christ, tarry, ere it come?

Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Sion, for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is coine. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. So the Heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

Lord, we believe thy promises; help our unbelief. We are persuaded that thou hast brought the wretched state of the world before the eyes of thy people, that they may pity millions of guilty, accountable and immortal souls, without the knowledge of a Saviour; that v:hile there is time they may pray, and give, and strive to niake thy Gospel known among them. Our Saviour has commanded, “ Go into all the world, and preach tie Gospel to every creature; and thou hast promised, toat thy word shall not return unio thee void ; we confidently, therefore, ask thee to bless the cause of Christian missions, that it may advance and grow, and increase till cvery Christian heart become warmed with holy zeol for the spread of the Saviour's name, and kingdom, and glory; and the Gospel of Christ be preacher to Juin and Gentile through the world.

II. Iloly, holy, holy Lord, we acknowledge it to be owing to thy infinite mercy, that we were not left in tre dark


ness of heathen lands. Thou didst incline thy servants of old to send faithful missionaries to preach thy glorious Gospel ; thou didst support them in all their trials and difficulties, and at length this favoured country became a Christian land. And, Lord, low hast thou since blessed us, above other nations, in the enjoyment of the light of thy truth, and in the power and means to communicate it! We feel that our privileges imply duties. Give us grace then, to lavour, that the word of the Lord may from us sound out in every place. We thank thee that thou hast giien many the risposition to aid in this work, ard that numbers of thy servants are united in societies, to send abread the tidings of saivation. Lord bless them all. Lord greatly increase the number of all who have at heart t'e good of Sion.

We thank thee, O Lord, that thy holy word is translating into numerous diferent languages, and that now so many nations as hear in their 050 tongues the wonderful works of fol. Give yet greater success to these efforts. Facilitate this work by imparting, more and mcre,iculier talents to thescened therein. As thou aidst give to thy servants of old peculiar skill in erecting the tabernacle is the silderness, and the temple at Jerusalon, so in this age of thy Charch do thou graní special gifts to those engaged in building up thy spiritual temple.

Lord do thou prepare and call forth labourers. Qualily fit instruments to conduct missionary efforts, and give them fait, wisdom and judgment, uprightness, patience, and self-denial, a single eye and a single heart in all their proceedings. 'Sa incline their minds, that they inay send none to labour among the 'eathen but those thać are first chosen of thee: men apoiited with the Holy Ghost. Do thou raise up geek, humble, patient, believing, laborious, and perscrering men, counting their

work their wages, and looking for the recompense of reward hereafter : men suited to the exigencies of the heathen, in their various degrees of civilization and knowledge, and adapted to meet their wants in each

-particular situation; men willing to spend themselves, and be spent for Christ. Lord, send forth, we besceci thee, send forth such labourers.

REGARD, we beseech thee, O Lord, with thy infinite love, those who have gone forth in thy name, to lieathen lands, to labour in making Christ known to the Gentiles. Help thein to je follosurs of thy Apostles. Grant that they may never lose that first love and ardour of mind which induced them, for Christ's sake, to leave country, home, friends, and relatives. Preserve them pure in doctrine, and in life. In the faith of Christ, may they vanquish the world, the flesh, and the devil, and overcome apparently insurmountabla dificuliieg. Give unto them utterance, tiat they may open their mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel. Give them grace to hope even against hope; and in thy own good time, remove every opposing obstacle to the universal diffusion of thy trutis. Let the course of thy providence prepare the way for thy servants. Let every fresh advance, either in commerce, science, or arts, aid the coming on of the Redeemer's kingdom; all things work together for good, till all shall know thes, the only true God, from the least to the greatest.

And for this we entrent the full out.pring of thy Iloly Spirit upon all desh ; upon kings of the earth, and all people; upon bishops, priest3, deacons, and all Christian ministers; upon princes, senators, and imagistrales; young men and maidens, oid inen and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for bis name alone is excellent, his glory is above the earth and heaven.

O Lord, it is not our glory we seek, but thine. We long, we ask, we pray, that thy will may be done on earth, as it is in heaven; that all nations may come and worship before thee, and glorify thy name. Lord, thou knowest our desires : we know noč how to espress them as we should. Do for us and thy church exceedingly abundantly abore all that we ask or think, for thy great name's sake. Amen.

These prayers we offer up in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Our Father, &c.




I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for thou, Lord, sustained me. Ps. iii, 5,


At evening, and at morning, and at noon-day, will I pray, and that instantly. Ps. lv, 19.


I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest, for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me to dwell in safety. Ps. iv, 9.


Lord, bless my going out, and my coming in, from this time forth for evermore. Ps. cxxi, 8.


Prosper thou the work of my hands, O Lord ; prosper my handy work. Ps. cx, 17.


Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of iny heart, be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Ps. xis, 14.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep thou the door of my lips. Ps. cxli, 3.


Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke xxiii, 34.

Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. Acts vii.


The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job i, 21.


How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Gen. xxxix, 9.

Lord, cleanse thou me from my secret faults; keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over me. Ps. xix, 12, 13.


Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto thee. Ps. cxliii, 8.

Lord, I am oppressed ; undertake for me. Isa. xxxviii, 14.


The Lord grant unto bim that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day. 2 Tim. i, 18.


Lord, teach us to pray. Luke xi, 1.

Quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. Ps. 1xxx, 18.


Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Ps. cxix.

GOING TO CHURCH. How amiable are thy tabernacles, () Lord of Hosts ! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the Courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the liying God. Ps. Ixxxiv, 1.


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