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BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trust in You: yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I make my refuge, until Jesus’ return.

Awake, my soul; I myself will awake early.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto You among the nations.
For Your mercy is great unto the heavens, and Your truth onto the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens: let Your glory be above all the earth.

The light, pours down from heaven,
And enters where it may; The eyes of all earth’s children
Are cheered with one bright day.
So let the true light
Be spread o’er the earth, And fill mans waiting spirits
As the waters fill the sea.
As even things most lowly
Are radiant in the sun.

GOD, the Father of light and of wisdom: may our minds be enlightened with useful knowledge; and may the truths of Your Word sink deep into our hearts, and influence all our actions. From a steadfast faith in Your beloved Son Jesus, may we maintain a constant regard to Your Holy Spirit and Your Word that we may walk through this life in a way that would bring honor to Your Son Jesus.

We submit with cheerfulness to Your commands, reverently live in Your fear, and order our whole conversation in Your sight under the influence of Your Holy Spirit according to Your Word.

Purify our minds from all vicious affections as we seek to abstain from every appearance of evil, and abound in all the fruits of righteousness. May the expectation of a happy immortality sustain our virtue in the midst of the most powerful temptations, and establish our souls in peace and joy for the sake of Your infinite mercy in Jesus Christ Name we pray. Glory to Your Name now and forever Amen.

Book: Daily Prayer and Praise
Author: Unknown
American Unitarian Association, 1875.
University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge.
Revised by: Karrol Sneed 2013