What shall we tender unto the Lord, for his mercies renewed unto us every morning?
We will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay our vows unto the Most High.
And may God accept of our most hearty thanks for our preservation and refreshment, and for all the blessings of the night past, and of our life past!
Possess our souls, gracious God, with such a sense of this your goodness to us, and of our dependence upon you for life and health, and prosperity and comfort, that it may be our delight, as it is our duty and interest, to serve you and obey you.
And that we may do this with quiet minds, forgive us the sins of which our conscience is afraid, and avert the judgments which we have justly deserved.
Give us grace, that we may continue in your fear all the day long; and that we may live and act as having you the constant witness of all our thoughts, designs, words and actions, and that it may be the purpose of our souls never to offend you wilfully.
May your restraining grace preserve us from the temptations of an evil world, from the frailty and corruption of our own nature, and from the evil principles and practices of the age we live in.
Possess our hearts with a sincere love for you and all mankind; and grant that we may have this comfortable and sure proof of your love abiding in us, that we may study to please you, and to keep your commandments.
Give us a tender compassion for the wants and miseries of our neighbors; and O God, do have compassion on us.
In all our ways we acknowledge you. O Lord, direct our paths, and teach us to guide our affairs, our designs, our words and actions with charity, discretion, justice and piety.
Show us the way that we should walk, and give us grace to follow the conduct of your good spirit, that we may do our duty in that state ,of life in which your providence has placed us.
Preserve us from an idle and useless life; let us ever remember that the night comes when no man can work, and that now is the time in which to provide for eternity.
Grant, gracious God, that no worldly pleasures, no worldly business, may ever make us lose sight of death, or forget the’ dangers that are around us, or make us forget the serious duties of religion.
Fill our hearts with the dread of the punishment prepared for impenitent sinners, and also with a sense of the blessings which will be the sure reward of all them that love you and obey your laws.
Hear us, heavenly Father, not according to our imperfect petitions, but according to the full meaning of that holy prayer which your beloved Son hath taught us.
Our Father, &c.
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