Almighty and everlasting God, who is always more ready to hear than I to pray, and is want to give more than either I desire or deserve, pour down upon me the abundance of Your mercy; forgiving me those things whereof my conscience is afraid, and giving me those good things which I am not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, Your Son, my Lord.
I glorify Your name, that through him You have opened a way of access to Yourself, and has set him forth as a propitiation through faith in his blood, that all who believe may be justified from all things.
I flee for refuge to lay hold of this hope set before me. My iniquities are, indeed, gone over my head; as a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me to bear.
But, O Lord, I ask You, cease from Your anger. Be not wroth or very sore; neither remember my iniquity forever; lest, if You make as though You hear not, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Look not, for satisfaction to me, who has so grievously sinned against You, and have no help in myself; but look to Your beloved Son, whom, of Your tender mercy, You did give to suffer death upon the cross for my redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself, once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world.
Remember Your own most gracious declaration that You have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, but had rather that he turn from his evil ways, and live.
Remember Your exceeding great and precious promise, that whosoever comes to You shall in no wise be cast out.
Behold I come to You, pleading this Your gracious assurance. Spare me, therefore, good Lord; spare me, for Your name’s sake; nor cause Your truth and faithfulness to fail, and grant that I, whose conscience by sin are accused, by Your merciful pardon may be absolved, through Christ, my Lord.
O Lord, my heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend me in the same with Your mighty power: and grant, that this day I fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all my doings may be ordered by Your governance, to do always that which is righteous in Your sight.
Lord, have mercy upon me, and incline my heart to keep Your laws.
Lord, have mercy upon me, and write all Your laws in my heart, I ask You.
Regard me in the various conditions of life.
Bless us as a family. Unite our hearts to fear Your name. Make us all of one mind, the mind which is in Christ Jesus. Teach us to love one another with a pure heart fervently; to bear each other’s burdens; and so to fulfil the law of Christ.
Give me grace to be faithful in my several occupations; and to do my duty in that state of life into which it has pleased You to call me.
Bless me in my social connections and employments. Let my chief companions and friends be such as fear You. Let all my delight be in the saints that are in the earth, and in such as excel in virtue.
Bless me in my necessary dealings with the world. Make me honest in all my concerns. Deliver me from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue; and let integrity and uprightness preserve me. Hold my goings in Your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
Enable me to walk wisely towards them that are Your enemies, and to afford them no just occasion to blaspheme.
Let the very words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.
I humbly pray for You to pour down these blessings upon all men; particularly on my fellow-Christians, and on those to whom I am more immediately related; and whom, without ceasing, I desire to remember in my prayers.
Give to them whatever Your infinite wisdom knows to be necessary or profitable, both for their temporal and eternal welfare.
Hear me, I ask You, O Father’ of mercies, in these my supplications, for them, and for myself.
And, together with these my prayers, be pleased also to accept my hearty thanks for all Your goodness towards me; more especially for the protection and refreshment of the past night.
Mercifully spare us to meet together in the evening, to renew our prayers and praises, in the name of him, through whom we now offer them at the throne of grace, in the words which he himself has taught me to use.
My Father, The peace of God, etc.
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