Evening Prayer No. 5

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To You will I cry, O Lord, early shall my prayer come before You.

Blessed are You, O Lord, who on this day, command the earth to bring forth the living creature after his kind; cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, after their kind; that they might be serviceable to man for food, for clothing, and for help in his labors.
YOU made man after Your own likeness, and blessed him, and gave him dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over all the earth. In this wonderful and most noble operation I behold, and thankfully admire, Your consultation about it. The work of Your own hand in it, Your breathing of life into man whereby he became a living soul; the image of Your own divine mind impressed upon him; the government of creatures here below committed to him; the paradise prepared for him; the charge given to Your angels concerning him. The marvelous structure of mans body, the several functions of his heart, his reins, his eyes, his ears, his tongue, his hands, his feet, and indeed his every part; for in all he is fearfully and wonderfully made.

But still .more useful and more’ amazing are the superior faculties of his soul; life, sensation, reason, intellect, free will, memory, and conscience. How amply also have You made provision for the exercise of these noble faculties! By a revealed and written law; by the oracles of inspired prophets; by the melody of holy psalms; by the profitable instruction of wise proverbs and parables; by the examples and experience to be gathered from faithful histories; and by the typical worship of sacrifices, the shadows of greater and better things to come.

Blessed are You, O Lord, for that great and precious promise, which You, in the bowels of Your mercy, You graciously gave for the support of my fallen parents, That the seed of the woman should break the serpent’s head; and for the punctual accomplishment of that promise, which You, in the fullness of time, were pleased to make on this day.

Blessed be You, O Lord, my God, and my Savior, for the holy and bitter sufferings of this day! O grant, that what You were then content to endure for me and all men, and for my salvation, may be effectual, for the saving of my soul in particular.

Book: Christian’s Daily Companion
SELECTED FROM THE PRAYERS OF BISHOPS WILSON AND ANDREWS TO WHICH IS ADDED A COMPILATION FROM PALMER’S AND COTTERILL’S FORMULARIES.
PUBLISHED BY ELIJAH WEEMS, FOR GABRIEL NOURSE
Edited by: Karrol Sneed 2014

Evening Prayer No. 4

O Lord and Heavenly Father, I acknowledge Your great goodness to me, in sparing me when I deserved punishment; in giving me the necessaries of this life, and setting before me the happiness of a better.

O merciful God, pardon my offenses, correct and amend what is amiss in me; that as I grow in years I may grow in grace, and the nearer I come to my latter end the better I may be prepared for it.

“In the midst of life we are in death:” Lord grant that these thoughts may make me careful how to live, that I may escape the bitter pains of eternal misery.

Take from me all ignorance, hardness of heart, and too much care for things of this life’.

Make me of an household fearing You, O God, submitting myself to Your good pleasure, and putting my whole trust in Your mercy.

Give me a true knowledge of myself, of the corruption of my nature, and the necessity of Your gracious help to save me from ruin. May the Spirit of Christ ever live and rule in me; possess my soul with a sincere love of You, O God, with an earnest desire of pleasing You and a great dread of offending You.

Deliver me, O God, from the sin that doth most easily beset me; from the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and pride of life; from all unprofitable and sinful thoughts; from lying lips and a deceitful tongue; from an uncharitable heart and inconstant mind.

Pity my infirmities, and help me to overcome them; keep me from forsaking You for the time to come, that death may never overtake me unprepared.

So teach me to number my days, that I may apply my hearts to wisdom; that I may consider in this my day the things that belong to my peace, for I am myself ere long to die.

Let Your good spirit ever be with me, to direct and rule my hearts, keep me from falling, and to present me blameless before the presence of Your glory.

Remember, O’ merciful God, my friends, my relations, and all Your servants, that they may be made partakers of the same blessings which I ask for myself.

Forgive all that have injured me, and forgive my many offenses against You and against my neighbors.

Graciously give to me an interest in all the prayers of the faithful that have been offered up this day to the throne of grace.

Bless, I ask You, all those whom Your providence has set over me, whether in church or state.  Give me grace to obey them for conscience sake.

And finally, I ask You to give me grace, that I may lead and end my life in Your faith and fear, and grant that when I depart this life, I may dwell with You in life everlasting.

Hear me, O God, for the sake of Jesus Christ my Lord, to whom with You and the Holy Ghost, be present and everlasting praises.

Let the following prayer be frequently used both in public and private devotions by all parents.

You parents bring up Your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

O God, the Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, for his sake bless my children with healthful bodies and understanding souls and sanctified hearts. Keep them from all dangers and sad accidents. Let Your grace preserve them from the temptations of an evil world, and may I never be wanting in any part of my duty towards them, but instruct them in the faith and duties of a Christian life: may I teach them the true religion, convince them of their faults, and correct them In reason and love. O God, be their Father, their guide, their portion in this world and the world to come. Amen.

Book: Christian’s Daily Companion
SELECTED FROM THE PRAYERS OF BISHOPS WILSON AND ANDREWS TO WHICH IS ADDED A COMPILATION FROM PALMER’S AND COTTERILL’S FORMULARIES
PUBLISHED BY ELIJAH WEEMS, FOR GABRIEL NOURSE
Edited by: Karrol Sneed 2014

Evening Prayer No. 3

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Having passed over the day, I render my hearty thanks to You, my God, for Your good providence. The evening now draws on; You alone make it comfortable.

But, as each day has its evening, so likewise has human life. Life’s evening is old age; ‘make my old age also comfortable.

O cast me not away in the time of age; neither forsake me when my strength fails me. Even to hoary hairs do You carry me. You have made and have sustained me until now, continue to support and to deliver me.

Abide with me, my Jesus, for the time is far spent; yes, the shadows of the evening are stretched out, and the day is declining upon me.

Let Your strength, now especially, be made perfect in my weakness: For, as the day, so life is near its end; a life in which I scarcely live.

The night passes on at its pace; so does that death of which night is the image; a night, after which, in this world, I must expect no morning.

In constant remembrance, and due sense whereof, I earnestly entreat You, blessed Lord, to order such an end of this life for me, as may.

May I be truly Christian; acceptable to You, perfectly void of sin, and shame, and, so far as You see fit, free from extreme pain. So gathering me to the remainder of Your elect, in peace and innocence, at Your own time, and after Your own way; only let it be free from guilt and from reproach.

Let me always be mindful, that the days of darkness are many: And let this thought excite me to finish my work with diligence, before that night overtakes me, in which no man can work.

Judgment moves also towards me; grant me, good Lord, a favorable issue at that most awful and important tribunal.

I will lift up my hands by night in the sanctuary, and will praise the Lord.

The Lord has commanded his loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night season also my song shall be of him, and my prayer to the Lord of my life.

As long as I live will I magnify You in this manner, and lift up my hands in Your name.

O let my prayer be set forth in Your sight as the incense, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Blessed are You, O Lord my God, and the God of my fathers, who has ordained the successions of light and darkness; who makes Your saints to rejoice upon their beds; who has delivered me from the perils of this day, and not cut off my life like a weaver’s web, nor wasted me with pining sickness from morning until night.For Night

Wearied with the labors and cares of the past day, I come to You, my God, for quiet and repose, and new supplies of strength to drooping nature.

Lighten my eyes in the morning light, that I do not sleep in death. Defend me from the terrors of the night, and from the pestilence that walks in darkness.

O You keeper of Israel, that neither slumbers nor sleeps, preserve me this night from all manner of evil; yes, even preserve my soul.

Visit me also with the favor which You bear to Your chosen; and teach me Your will in the visions of the night.

Or if I be not (as I confess I am not) worthy of so distinguishing a favor, yet O most Holy God be kind and merciful, let this season of rest be an entire cessation to me, as well from sin as from labor and sorrow; and suffer not any thought to surprise my unguarded mind, which is capable either of displeasing You, or of defiling me.

Let not the follies of sensual pleasure abuse me, but rather chasten me in the night season; that my sleep may be perfectly composed and pure, quiet from every worldly and wicked imagination.  Lord, drive away all suggestions of the devil or the flesh.

You behold the wakefulness of my enemies, which attack me unseen, and my weakness to resist them is not hid from You; who knows from where my nature is made, and remember that I am but feeble dust and ashes.

Take me then under the covering of Your wings, and let Your loving-kindness and Your truth always preserve me.

After such refreshment as You see proper for me, raise You me up again to make my prayer in a time when You may be found; that so I may begin my every new day with You, by setting forth most thankfully Your praises, and dedicating myself entirely to Your service.

Book: Christian’s Daily Companion
SELECTED FROM THE PRAYERS OF BISHOPS WILSON AND ANDREWS TO WHICH IS ADDED A COMPILATION FROM PALMER’S AND COTTERILL’S FORMULARIES.
PUBLISHED BY ELIJAH WEEMS, FOR GABRIEL NOURSE
Edited by: Karrol Sneed 2014

Evening Prayer No. 2

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O H0LY, blessed Lord God, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, Who dwells in light eternal, I Your wearied servant again humble myself before You.

I glorify You for Your Fatherly love and goodness to me this day. I humbly thank You for sparing me from evil, I have provoked. For shielding me from accident, and infection, and countless dangers. For guarding me in various temptations; for guiding me in difficulties; for rescuing me and others from the consequences of my follies; for keeping me back from outrageous crimes, and from sins which readily beset me; for turning away much mischief which my negligence, or carelessness, or indolence might have caused. {Especially I thank You for…)

I desire to confess to You, O Lord, whatever evil I have done this day in thought, word, and deed; whatever duty I have left undone, whatever I have done defectively or badly towards You and towards men. Help me, O Lord, to discover my faults. Let the light of Your holiness now search out my heart1…

O Lord perfect in me an abiding repentance. Pardon all my sins for the sake of Your own bitter death and sufferings. Restore me to Your favor, reconcile me, sanctify me wholly. Fill me now with Your Holy Spirit, with the joy of Your salvation.

Lord, I humbly desire that the lifting up of my hands this day may be set forth before You as the evening sacrifice. In union with Your Son Jesus, I desire to do Your will Father.  In union with the offerings of the whole Church this day may our sacrifice of praise be a sweet savor to You O God.  I desire most humbly to offer my feeble service to You for You know how much I have fallen short of what I ought to have done for You, how I have failed in trying to do good to others. O Lord, correct, refine, perfect my service to You, fuse it into the united service of Your Church, perfume it with Your holy intercession. O You Who are touched with the feeling of my infirmities, Who will not be extreme to mark what is done amiss, mercifully overlook the sad mixture of my motives, separate from those of Yours.  Accept the little that was done for You and make me love You more, and serve You better!

I most humbly commit to You, O God, this night, all my cares and anxieties, all my designs and desires. Protect me from fire, from pain and sickness, from evil men and evil spirits. To my weariness graciously give rest, both of body and mind. Renew my strength by wholesome sleep. Your holy will be done in me this night, only keep me from sin, from fear, from idle thoughts, from discomposure of spirit Let’ me not in my dreams, or in my waking thoughts, imagine what may anger You.  Raise me up, if it please You, refreshed and purified for tomorrow. I desire, O Lord, to consecrate my bed to holy thoughts, to shut out the world, to cast all my cares on You. Prepare me for my long rest in the grave; accustom me even now to be at peace when alone with You and with myself.  I commend to You all for whom I should pray, especially those I love best… Grant to them all that I have asked for myself, and whatever else You know to be good for them.

MY FATHER, etc.

I will lay me down in peace and take my rest, for it is You, Lord, only that makes me dwell in safety. Amen.

Book: The Armoury of Prayer
Compiled by: Berdmore Compton
Published by: London: Rivingtons
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2014

Evening Prayer No. 1

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O Lord God, You know all things. You see me by night as well as by day; and are acquainted with all my words, and with all my thoughts.

Make me thankful for all the mercies I have received this day, and every day of my life; and may I ever consider You as the great author of all the good things I enjoy.

Bless all my friends and relations. May they be continually under Your protection and care. Make me affectionate towards them. May I love them for their kindness to me.

Pardon whatever You have seen amiss in my temper or behavior this day, and take me under Your care and protection this night. While I am asleep let nothing terrifying or destructive befall me; but may I rest in security beneath the shadow of Your wings, and awake in the morning refreshed with the repose of the night.

As I pass from one day to another, may Your grace enable me to serve and honor you in this world; and I entreat You to receive me at last into Your glorious presence in heaven, through Jesus Christ, who died to save me from sin and ruin. Through him to You be honor and praise forever. Amen

Book: The Youth’s Prayer Book
Author: John Gorham Palfrey
Publisher: Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2014

Morning Prayer No. 53

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O God, the King eternal and invisible. Maker of the world and all that is within, worthy are You to receive glory, and honor, and power; for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created. In Your hand is my life; and Yours are all my ways; I am Yours by creation and redemption: ‘not my own, but bought with a price, and joined to You in an everlasting covenant. Your mercies fail not, but are new every morning. I am not worthy of the least of them all; but You have commanded me to draw near to You in prayer, and my desire is to glorify  Your name.

Accept, I earnestly request You, my morning sacrifice of prayer and praise; and let the lifting up of my hands, and the words of my mouth, be pleasing in Your sight, for Jesus Christ’s sake.

I praise You for Your goodness, in having brought me safely to the beginning of another day; for Your preservation of me during all the days that have already passed in my life; for all the mercies which You have bestowed upon me, notwithstanding my repeated transgressions; but especially for Jesus Christ my Savior, and in Him for all my means of grace and hopes of glory.

That I may value Your goodness as I ought, teach me to know my own unworthiness. I have sinned with my fathers, and done wickedly. But, O Lord, absolve me from my offenses; pardon the sinfulness of my corrupt nature, and the transgressions which by my frailty I have committed; and deliver me from the bands of sin, that iniquity may not be my ruin.

Give me grace, that, amidst all my worldly cares and occupations, I may never forget You, but remember that I am walking in Your sight.

Enable me to subdue all unholy desires, and, denying all ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live soberly righteously, and godly in this present world.

Preserve me from idleness in the concerns both of my soul and body: that I may not be slothful in business, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.

Dispose me to regard my fellow man with brotherly affection and good will; and enable me to do my duty in that state of life to which You have called me, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing You.

Be pleased, O Lord, to comfort and succor the poor and the afflicted; and dispose me to do good to all men, under a thankful sense of Your mercies in Jesus Christ.

I Bless my rulers, especially Your servant the President of the United States; dispose them to act as Your ministers for the good of mankind; and incline me to honor and obey them for Your sake. Spread the knowledge of Your word; and make Your Church the instrument of diffusing and upholding true religion. Preserve me all in the unity of the faith, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life; and finally bring me to Your kingdom in heaven through Jesus Christ my Lord.

Book: Manual of Family Prayers
Compiled by: C.J. Blomfield, D.D.
Publisher: New York Protestant Episcopal Tract Society 1829

Morning Prayer No. 52

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MOST glorious and eternal God, Father of mercies, and God of all comfort: we bow before You with humble and contrite hearts, owning and lamenting our unworthiness, and adoring Your loving-kindness and tender compassion. You have opened up to us the gates of righteousness, and perpetually called on us to enter in, and to walk in the paths of a holy life. We desire, 0 Lord, to give ourselves to Your service. Teach us, what is Your will concerning us; and grant us holy purposes of amendment, and spiritual strength and patience to perform faithfully the resolves which now we make before You. By faith in Your Son, devout obedience and holy living, may we be made partakers of the blessedness which You bestow on all Your faithful children. Amen.

BOOK OF PRAYER IN THIRTY ORDERS OF WORSHIP WITH ADDITIONAL PRAYERS AND THANKSGIVINGS FOR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE DEVOTION
BY THE LATE REV. R. CROMPTON
JONES WILLIAMS AND NORGATE,
14, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON;
AND 20, SOUTH FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH. 1887 LONDON

 

Morning Prayer No. 51

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Almighty God, whose mercy is everlasting, and whose truth endures from generation to generation, favorably with mercy hear my prayers.

You are willing to be entreated by those who approach You with a lowly and contrite spirit, and will fulfill the desires of them that seek You.

I bless You, O Lord, for commending Your love to me, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for me: and I pray You make me to know, and to feel, that there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby I may be saved, but only the name of my Lord Jesus Christ.

Dispose me, day by day, to flee to him, as my only refuge from the storm of Your anger. May he be always to me as a hiding- place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

And as, of Your great mercy You did save Noah and his family in the ark from perishing by water, and did safely lead the children of Israel, Your people, through the Red Sea, so, I ask You, for Your infinite mercies, to look upon me; that I, being delivered from Your wrath, and received into the ark of Christ’s Church, and being steadfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may so pass the waves of this troublesome world, that, finally, I may come to the land of everlasting life, there to -reign with You world without end.

Grant to me, O Lord, all needful strength for the duties of this day. Out of the fullness which is in Christ Jesus supply every want both of body and of soul. With Your mighty hand and stretched-out arm save and protect me from all evil.

Show me Your ways, and teach me Your paths; and may they be to me ways of pleasantness, and paths of peace. Remove the carnal mind, which is enmity against You; and give me the mind which was in Christ Jesus.

Strengthen me, by Your Holy Spirit, to mortify the deeds of the body, and to preserve my mind and conscience undefiled.

Suffer me not to be conformed to this world; but transform me by the renewing of my minds, that I may know what is Your good, and acceptable, and perfect will.

Preserve me from putting a stumbling block, or an occasion of falling, in my brother’s way. And grant that every one of me may strive to please his neighbour, for his good to edification, even as Christ pleased not himself; and may learn not to seek my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Above all, give me sincerity of heart before

You. Keep me from the hypocrisy of those, who desire to appear righteous before men, but whose inward parts are full of wickedness.

O You, who knows my weakness, and are able to make all grace abound towards me, grant that I, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work; and, building up myself in my most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, may be kept continually in Your love, daily looking for the mercy of my Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

But You have taught me, O Lord, to pray for others, as well as for myself. Be pleased, therefore, to hear my intercessions for them.

Let Your eye be upon such as fear You, and hope in Your mercy: and to those who order their conversation aright do You show’ Your salvation, O God.

Look on them who are in heaviness through manifold temptations. What time they are afraid, let them put their trust in You. And may it please You, O Lord, who has Yourself suffered, being tempted, to succor them also that are tempted.

Have mercy, likewise, O heavenly Father, upon those who have trodden under foot Your beloved Son, and have counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sane-tilled an unholy thing, and are doing despite to the Spirit of grace.

Have compassion also on those who have fallen away from their steadfastness, and are sinning willfully after they have received the knowledge of the truth; and are in danger of being given over to a reprobate mind. Renew them again to repentance; for with You all things are possible. And grant that they may not again crucify Your dear Son, and put him to open shame; but, remembering from whence they are fallen, may be zealous, and repent, and do their first works; and, hereafter, have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name, through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

My Father, &;c. The Lord bless me, &

Book: Christian’s Daily Companion
SELECTED FROM THE PRAYERS OF BISHOPS WILSON AND ANDREWS TO WHICH IS ADDED A COMPILATION FROM PALMER’S AND COTTERILL’S FORMULARIES.
PUBLISHED BY ELIJAH WEEMS, FOR GABRIEL NOURSE
Edited by: Karrol Sneed 2014

Morning Prayer No. 50

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O You great and glorious God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. The same yesterday, today and fo ever, we would endeavor to lift up our hearts with our eyes and hands unto You in the heavens. Who is a God like unto You? Glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. O Lord, behold we are vile; what shall we answer You? We will lay our hands on our mouths in the dust, if so there may be hope, crying, unclean! unclean ! It is of Your mercy that we are not consumed, because Your compassion fails not. If You should be strict to mark iniquity against us, who could stand? but there is forgiveness with You, and plenteous redemption. O God we would acknowledge and bewail our sins. We have walked in the ways of our own hearts, and in the sight of our own eyes, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God to walk in his laws which he hath set before us. Even the good that we would that we do not; and the evil that we would not, that we do. O, wretched creatures that we are who shall deliver us? Truly our hope is in thee O God. All our desire is before You, and our groaning is nor hid from You. Though our sins have been as scarlet, let them be white as snow; though red like crimson, let them be as wool; and make us willing and obedient O God, have compassion upon us subdue our iniquities, and cast all our sins into the depth of the sea. O, that we may be found in Christ, not having our own righteousness, but the righteousness which by faith. Justified by faith may we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ May the Holy Ghost, the Comforter witness with our spirits that we are the children of. God. May it fill us with all joy and peace in believing, and make us abound in hope May we adore the height and depth, and length of that great love of Christ which passes knowledge. O, that his way may be known upon earth, and his saving health among all nations.. O God, give Your Son the heathen for his inheritance, and the utter* most part of the earth for his possession.. Revive Your work in the midst of the years. Disappoint all those who take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed. Let no weapon formed against Your church prosper. May wisdom and knowledge be the stability of our times, and the fear of the Lord our treasure. May all Christians be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Hasten the time when wars shall cease unto the end of the world and nation shall no more lift up sword against nation, nor kingdom against kingdom, but swords shall be beaten into ploughshares, and spears into pruning-hooks, and men shall learn war no more. Grant these prayers, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, in whose own words we would pray for ourselves, and all mankind: Our Father, who are in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come; Your 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; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom and the power; and the glory for ever* Amen.

Family Prayers
Author Right Rev. William Mead, D.D.
Publisher: Alexandria, D.C. by WM. M. Morrison 1834

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O You great and glorious God, who is from everlasting lasting to everlasting. The same yesterday, today and forever, we would endeavor to lift up our hearts with our eyes and hands unto You in the heavens. Who is a God like unto You? Glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. O Lord, behold we are vile; what shall we answer You? We will lay our hands on our mouths in the dust, if so there may be hope, crying, unclean! unclean ! It is of Your mercy that we are not consumed, because Your compassion fails not. If You should be strict to mark iniquity against us, who could stand? but there is forgiveness with You, and plenteous redemption. O God we would acknowledge and bewail our sins. We have walked in the ways of our own hearts, and in the sight of our own eyes, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God to walk in his laws which he hath set before us. Even the good that we would that we do not; and the evil that we would not, that we do. O, wretched creatures that we are who shall deliver us? Truly our hope is in thee O God. All our desire is before You, and our groaning is nor hid from You. Though our sins have been as scarlet, let them be white as snow; though red like crimson, let them be as wool; and make us willing and obedient O God, have compassion upon us subdue our iniquities, and cast all our sins into the depth of the sea. O, that we may be found in Christ, not having our own righteousness, but the righteousness which by faith. Justified by faith may we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ May the Holy Ghost, the Comforter witness with our spirits that we are the children of. God. May it fill us with all joy and peace in believing, and make us abound in hope May we adore the height and depth, and length of that great love of Christ which passes knowledge. O, that his way may be known upon earth, and his saving health among all nations.. O God, give Your Son the heathen for his inheritance, and the utter* most part of the earth for his possession.. Revive Your work in the midst of the years. Disappoint all those who take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed. Let no weapon formed against Your church prosper. May wisdom and knowledge be the stability of our times, and the fear of the Lord our treasure. May all Christians be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Hasten the time when wars shall cease unto the end of the world and nation shall no more lift up sword against nation, nor kingdom against kingdom, but swords shall be beaten into ploughshares, and spears into pruning-hooks, and men shall learn war no more. Grant these prayers, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, in whose own words we would pray for ourselves, and all mankind: Our Father, who are in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come; Your 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; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom and the power; and the glory for ever* Amen.

Family Prayers
Author Right Rev. William Mead, D.D.
Publisher: Alexandria, D.C. by WM. M. Morrison 1834

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