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O God!

Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us. Pour out Your blessing upon our offspring.
As we advance in years, may we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Like Samuel of old may we hear Your voice, and devote ourselves to Your obedience;
Like Timothy, may we know the Holy Scriptures from childhood which are able to make us wise unto salvation.
Preserve us from the snares of sin, and the perils of youth.
May our lives be prolonged and our health be precious in Your sight.
May our minds be improved and stored with useful knowledge; our manners accomplished and adorned with charity toward all mankind.
May we be a blessing and comfort to our parents and friends; a blessing to our country; and finally inherit everlasting life through our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose ways may we follow and ever pray.

Book: The Bible Prayer Book for Family Worship
Author: W. W. Everts
Publisher: Ivison & Phinney (New York) 1855
Revised by: Karrol Sneed 2013