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those whom thou seest to be abiding under wrath; and make thy word, at this time, effectual to the renewal, the comfort, and the holiness, of all who hear it.
We beseech theé to deal with us as children, and give us the privileges and liberties of thy people. Work in us that holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Renew us in the whole man after thine image. Implant in us all graces, and so stir up, increase, and strengthen these, that we may more and more die unto sin, and live unto thee. Give us hearty repentance for every sin. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the sake of our great High Priest and Intercessor, grant us the presence of thy Holy Spirit, to be with us for ever, to assure us of thy love, to work peace of conscience and joy in the Holy Ghost, and never leave us nor forsake us.
Prepare us, O Lord, for duties and for trials. Strengthen us for the labours of our particular calling, and guard us against its many temptations. Forbid it, О forbid it, most just and holy God, that any one of us, under the power of the evil one, should indulge in falsehood, profaneness, uncleanness, malice, injustice, or any of the multitude of sins which do so easily beset us, and freely pardon our past offences. Give us day by day our daily bread, and mercifully feed us with food convenient for us. Choose our course of life, and order our temporal lot. When we are on sea,
O thou who stillest the noise of the waves, deliver us, we beseech thee, and bring us to our desired haven. Thou art he who commandest and
And we pray
raisest the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves; make the storm a ealm, and bring us out of our distresses.
We commend unto thee our friends and families, beseeching thee, of thy great mercy, to keep them from all evil, and bless them with all good, while we are separated; and, if it be thy holy will, to unite us again in Christian love. We commend to thee all who are afflicted, and all who mourn. thee to forgive those who trespass against us, and enable us to forgive them.
Look down in mercy upon thy servant, the President of the United States, and all who frame and execute our laws. Endow them with wisdom and grace, that they may conduct the affairs of the nation to thy glory. - Bless, we earnestly beseech thee, our army and navy, all who are set for our defence, and especially that portion of them with which we are connected. Make them faithful, courageous, and holy; and enable them so to serve their country as at the same time to serve thee. Protect and deliver them, and give them success in every lawful undertaking.
Bless our beloved country, and make it a land of knowledge, order, holiness, and peace. Have mercy on them that are upon the sea, in ships, especially in times of temptation and times of danger. Bless all nations, and hasten the day when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of thy glory, as the waters cover the sea. Bestow upon us the influences of thy grace to accompany the instructions of thy word. While we reverently hear it, cause it to take deep root in our hearts. Send awakening and saving
power with the outward teaching. Sanctify us by thy truth, thy Word is truth.
Now, unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the Church, by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Here a Discourse selected for the purpose may be read.
Our Father who art in heaven, grant us, for Jesus? sake, a blessing upon the word which we have heard this day. Accept our thanks, that we are not altogether deprived of the blessed gospel. Forgive the sins of our present meeting together. Graciously send thy Holy Spirit to seal instruction on our hearts. Give us faith to lay up thy truth in our affections, and enable us to practise what we have learned. Accompany us with thy presence through this holy day, and through the week which we have begun, Go with us through life; and in the hour of death, however violent or sudden, give us triumph through the faith of the gospel, through Jesus Christ onr Lord. And to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, One God, be honour and glory for ever. Amen.
VII. A PSALM OR HYMN.
VIII. THE CHRISTIAN DOXOLOGY.
A SHORTER FORM OF DIVINE SERVICE.
FOR THE ARMY.
1. INTRODUCTORY PRAYER. LORD God of Hosts, who rulest in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, grant us grace to worship thee with holy fear. As thou hast given us the Sabbath, and this hour of prayer, send down upon us thy Holy Spirit, that we may call upon thee with sincerity and truth. Compose our minds, and gather in our wandering thoughts. Bless us in every part of this service, with thy heavenly aid. And forgive our sins, which make us altogether unworthy of thy presence, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
II. THE READING OF THE WORD OF GOD.
III. PSALM OR HYMN.
I In the absence of other books, suitable songs of praise may be
used, from the selection in this volume.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; from everlasting to ever
lasting thou art God. We adore thee as every-where present, and all-seeing. If we ascend into heaven thou art there: if we make our bed in hell, behold thou art there. All things are naked and open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Thou art holy, 0 thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity. Thou art holy in all thy works and holiness becometh thy house, O Lord, for ever. Thou hast proclaimed thy name, the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abundant in goodness and truth; keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin. Blessed be thy holy name for thine unbounded good
Thanks be unto thee, for our creation, and our preservation until this day; for all the benfits of our childhood, youth, and riper age; for thy succour and deliverance; for our daily mercies, and the safety and advantages which we enjoy this day. We bless thee for our food and raiment, our health and comfort, and that we are spared in life amidst dangers seen and unseen. But most of all, we magnify thy name, for the unspeakable gift of thy Son, for redemption through his blood, and for the truth and ordinances by which thou dost lead us unto thee. Notwithstanding the provocation of our sins, thou hast borne with us, and art still calling us by the word of thy gospel.
O Lord, we are unworthy of the least of these thy mercies. All we we like sheep have gone astray. Every day of our lives we have omitted our duty, and transgressed thy law. Which of thy commandments have we not broken? Which of thy mercies have we not