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and constancy to persevere in the path of our duty to the end of our lives. Let no prospect of danger deter us from doing that which is right, nor any enticement of evil example tempt us to forfeit our hope of immortality. Preserve us, we humbly beseech thee, from every evil way, and conduct us in the paths of innocence and virtue to eternal life; which we ask in the name and as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Matt. xx. 1 THE kingdom of heaven is like unto a man, &c. many be called, but few chosen.
1 Cor. ix. 24 -27. KNOW ye not, that they who run in a race, I myself should be a cast-away.
The Sunday called Sexagesima, or the Second Sunday before Lent.
O LORD God, who seest that we put not our
The First Sunday in Lent.
O GOD, whose Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, for our sake, did fast forty days and forty nights; give us grace to use such abstinence, that our flesh being subdued to the spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest one God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
James, i. 2———— 15.
MY brethren, count it all joy, &c.bringeth forth death.
The Third Sunday in Lent.
WE pray, O merciful God, that all holy affections may be established in our
The Second Sunday in hearts, and that our lives
may be adorned with all good actions; that while we live we may enjoy the testimony of a good conscience, and the hope of thy favour, and that after death we may receive an everlasting reward in the kingdom of heaven, through thine infinite mercy, manifested unto us by Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Luke, xi. 14 —— 26. JESUS was casting out a devil, &c. last state
The Fifth Sunday in Lent.
WE beseech thee, O Father, who delightest in mercy, and art not willing that any should perish, to grant unto us the pardon of all our sins, and a joyful hope of thine approbation; and to assist us in forsaking all our evil ways, and returning to the path of thy commandments; that when our days on earth shall be finished, we may obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
John, viii. 46 59.
JESUS said, Which of you convinceth me of sin? &c. and went out of the temple.
Heb. ix. 11
James, iv. 8 DRAW nigh to God, heritance.
CHRIST, being come, a high priest, &c. the promise of eternal in