O You who are to be feared and held in reverence by all Your creatures; help us to worship You in the beauty of holiness.
As we respect comparative excellence and authority in our fellow beings, may we reverence perfection and supreme authority in You.
Acknowledging the fullness of the revelation of Yourself to the world, may we honor the Son in his mediation and mercy as we honor the Father, and receive the testimonies of the Spirit in the scriptures and in the experiences of Your people, as the comprehensive revelation of the Triune Jehovah. May we walk with You like Enoch.
In the multitude of our thoughts and cares, may Your comforts daily delight our souls.
While our hands are diligently employed in accustomed business, may our hearts glow with fervent zeal to do Your will and advance Your kingdom in the earth.
Whether we eat or drink, or whatsoever we do; may we do all to Your glory; remembering that the whole of life is but a prolonged stewardship, of which we must give account to thee.
While we earnestly endeavor to render the respect of obedience and virtue, may we also find it good to draw near You in worship, of the closet, the family circle, and the great congregation.
May we delight in the morning and evening sacrifice, and in the earnestness of the Sabbath. Whom have we in heaven but You, and there is none upon earth that we desire besides You. In You may feeble virtue find approval and reward; weakness, aid; ignorance, illumination; sins, forgiveness; and hope, fulfillment through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen (Let it be so)
The Bible Prayer Book for Family Worship and for Other Private and Public Occasions
Author: W. W. Everts
Publisher: New York: Ivison & Phinney 1855