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We worship You, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, for these three are one. We adore you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth; and the eternal word, who was in the beginning with God, and was God, by whom all things were made, and without whom was not any thing made that was made, and who in the fullness of time was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and showed his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace, and truth. And since it is the will of God, that all men should honor the Son, as they honor the Father, we adore him as the brightness of his Father’s glory, and the express image of his person; herein joining with the angels of God, who are all bid to worship him. We pay our homage to the exalted Redeemer, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten from the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. We also worship the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, whom the Son hath sent from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, and who is sent to teach us all things, and to bring all things to our remembrance; who inspired the scriptures, holy men of God writing them, as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

You, O God, made us, and not we ourselves, and therefore we are not our own but yours; your people, and the sheep of your pasture; let us therefore worship, and fall down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. You, Lord, are the former of our bodies, and they are fearfully and wonderfully made. In you, O God, we live and move, and have our being; for we are your offspring. In your hand is our breath, and all our ways; for the way of man is not in himself, neither is it in man that walks to direct his steps; but our times are in your hand. You are the God that has fed us all our life long unto this day, and redeemed us from all evil. It is of your mercies that we are not consumed, because your compassions never fail; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness. If you take away our breath we die, and return to the dust, out of which we were taken.

You have commanded us to pray always, with all prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and to watch with all perseverance and supplication. To continue in prayer; and in everything with prayer and supplication to make our request known to God. You have directed us to ask, and seek, and knock, and have promised that we shall receive, we shall find, and it shall be opened to us. You have appointed us a great high priest, in whose name we may come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may find mercy and grace to help in time of need. You have assured us, that while the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, the prayer of the upright is his delight; and that he that offers praise glorifies you, and the sacrifice of thanksgiving shall please the Lord better than that of an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs. You are he that hears prayer, and therefore unto you shall all flesh come. You say, seek my face, and our hearts answer, your face. Lord, will we seek. For should not a people seek their God? Where shall we go but to you? You have the words of eternal life.

Book: The Bible Manual
Author: W. W. Everts (Pastor of Laight Street Church, New York)
Publisher: New York: Lewis Colby & Co. 1846
Revised by: Karrol Sneed 2013