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Min. O God make clean our hearts within us;
Ans. And take not thy Psalm 121.
holy Spirit from us. I WILL lift up mine eyes
Then shall the Minister unto the hills, from whence
offer the following cometh my help.
Prayers. My help cometh from the Lord, who hath made
A PRAYER FOR Aid heaven and earth.
AGAINST PERILS. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he who keepeth thee will not sleep: of our being, who knowest
O THOU great Author Behold, he who keepeth
all his people shall neither
our wants, and who slumber nor sleep.
alone art able to supply The Lord himself is thy the dangers and evils to
them; who perceivest all keeper ; the Lord is thy which we are exposed, and shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite
who alone canst defend us;
whither shall we go but unto thee by day, neither the moon by night.
thee! We pray thee to The Lord shall preserve compassionate our weakthee from all evil; it is
ness, to guard us in peril, to
directus in doubt, and to save even he who shall keep thy
us from falling into sin. In soul. The Lord shall preserve
every exposure may thy
shield be over us. From thy going out and thy com
the evil that is around and ing in, from this time forth
within us, graciously defor evermore.
liver us. Make the path of
duty plain before us, and Min. The Lord be with keep us in it even unto the you.
end. Ans. And with thy spirit. Heavenly Father, we beMin. Let us pray.
seech thee to watch over O Lord, show thy mercy us this night, and preserve upon us;
us from all harm. In the Ans. And grant us thy night of affliction and trousalvation.
ble may we look up unto
thee, and be comforted church; purify it by thy with the assurance that
preserve it thou wilt hereafter wipe against all temptations away all tears from our and enemies; that offereyes. And when we come ing to thee the never to the dark valley of the ceasing sacrifice of prayer shadow of death, be thou and thanksgiving, it may our guide and comforter, advance thy honour, and be and bring us to the regions filled with thy grace, and of endless day.
partake of thy glory. Bless O God, we commit our all its ministers, and clothe selves entirely to thy dis- them with righteousness
. posal; and whether we en Bless the means of educajoy, or suffer, or live, or tion, and the instructers of die, may we be mercifully youth. Enlighten the igaccepted as thy children, norant; convert the unbon and disciples of thy Son lieving; relieve and comJesus Christ. Amen. fort all the persecuted and
afflicted; speak peace INTERCESSIONS. to troubled consciences;
strengthen the weak; conO THOU who art our firm the strong; deliver Creator, Preserver, Gov the oppressed from him ernor and Judge, we be who spoileth him, and seech thee to regard with succour the needy who hath thy favour all thy crea no helper. Redeem man, tures, and to show thy mer O God, from slavery, sucy on all orders and con perstition, and crime; send ditions of men. Bless, we light, liberty, and peace, pray thee, all our rulers; over the whole earth; and all those whose duty it is let the sun of righteousness to administer justice; all arise upon all nations, with who are in places of au healing in his beams. thority and trust. May Hear our supplications our land be ever favoured which we humbly address of the Most High God; to thee in the name of Jesus the abode of freedom, re Christ our Saviour, who ligion, virtue, truth, and ever liveth to make interpeace. Let thy mercy cession for us, and through descend upon thy whole whom we render unto thee
all honour and glory for grant, O Lord, that thy Amen.
mercies may be followed
by our obedience; and that If any desire the Prayers we may so walk in the light
of the Congregation, the of thy favour, and in the Notes are to be read here paths of thy commandby the Minister, followed ments, that living here to by the appropriate Pray- thy praise, we may at last
or Thanksgivings; be received to thyself, to and then the Minister is rejoice for ever in thy preto continue the Service
which we ask in the as followeth.
name, and as disciples of
him who died that we GENERAL THANKSGIVING. might live, through whom
to thee be ascribed all O LORD, merciful and thanksgiving and praise, gracious, we, thy depen- both now and for ever. dent offspring, would now
Amen. humbly and sincerely thank thee, because thou hast CONCLUDING PRAYER. given us life, and by thy bountiful providence hast
ETERNAL and all see always nourished, directed, ing God, we thy creatures and governed us.
sink into nothing before thy reason, education, and re
supreme majesty; we feel ligion; for all the gifts of our weakness; we acknownature, and of grace; for ledge our folly ; we repeatour Saviour, Christ; for our edly bewail our sins; thee redemption, and instruction only we adore with awful in the truth; for thy repeat- veneration; thee we thank ed calls to us; for all the with fervent zeal; to thy patience which has waited power we humbly submit'; for us, and all the mercy of thy goodness we devoutwhich has spared us; forly implore protection ; on all the enjoyments of this thy wisdom we firmly and present life, and for all cheerfully rely. Whenevthy promises, and all our we address thee, O hopes of a better life to Father, if our prayers are come, we bless and mag- unwise, wilt thou pity us ; nify thy holy name. And if they are presumptuous,
wilt thou pardon us; if ac- continue praising, veneratceptable to thee, granting, worshipping thee, them, all powerful God; more and more, through and as we
now express worlds without number, and our submission to thy de- ages without end. Amen. crees, adore thy providence, and bless thy dis- THE grace of our Lord pensations, so, in that fu- Jesus Christ, and the love ture state, to which we of God, and the fellowship reverently hope thy good- of the holy Spirit, be with ness will raise us, may we
us all evermore. Amen.
END OF THE SECOND FORM OF EVENING PRAYER.
Though the Prayers and Thanksgivings which follow, are
intended for a variety of Occasions, yet the Minister is at liberty to introduce such Petitions of his own, as he may more perfectly adapt to the circumstances of the time, and of his Congregation.
FOR A Sick PERSON. health. Graciously prolong
his days upon earth; and OGOD, who hast taught grant that his affliction may us at all times and in every produce the fruit of rightcondition to make our re eousness to the honour of quests known unto thee; thy name. By the sadness we offer upour humble sup- of his countenance may his plications in behalf of thy heart be made better; and servant, who is labouring may he live to manifest his under pain and sickness. thankfulness to thee his Look down upon him with great preserver. mercy, and let the consid
[*But if this affliction eration of thy goodness should be unto death, may strengthen and comfort his thy servant be prepared to soul in the time of afflic- give himself up into thy tion. We pray, with sub- hands with christian pamission to thy wise providence, that thou wouldst * This is to be said when be pleased to remove his there is small hope of recovdisorder and restore him to ery.