O God, the King eternal and invisible. Maker of the world and all that is within, worthy are You to receive glory, and honor, and power; for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created. In Your hand is my life; and Yours are all my ways; I am Yours by creation and redemption: ‘not my own, but bought with a price, and joined to You in an everlasting covenant. Your mercies fail not, but are new every morning. I am not worthy of the least of them all; but You have commanded me to draw near to You in prayer, and my desire is to glorify Your name.
Accept, I earnestly request You, my morning sacrifice of prayer and praise; and let the lifting up of my hands, and the words of my mouth, be pleasing in Your sight, for Jesus Christ’s sake.
I praise You for Your goodness, in having brought me safely to the beginning of another day; for Your preservation of me during all the days that have already passed in my life; for all the mercies which You have bestowed upon me, notwithstanding my repeated transgressions; but especially for Jesus Christ my Savior, and in Him for all my means of grace and hopes of glory.
That I may value Your goodness as I ought, teach me to know my own unworthiness. I have sinned with my fathers, and done wickedly. But, O Lord, absolve me from my offenses; pardon the sinfulness of my corrupt nature, and the transgressions which by my frailty I have committed; and deliver me from the bands of sin, that iniquity may not be my ruin.
Give me grace, that, amidst all my worldly cares and occupations, I may never forget You, but remember that I am walking in Your sight.
Enable me to subdue all unholy desires, and, denying all ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live soberly righteously, and godly in this present world.
Preserve me from idleness in the concerns both of my soul and body: that I may not be slothful in business, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
Dispose me to regard my fellow man with brotherly affection and good will; and enable me to do my duty in that state of life to which You have called me, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing You.
Be pleased, O Lord, to comfort and succor the poor and the afflicted; and dispose me to do good to all men, under a thankful sense of Your mercies in Jesus Christ.
I Bless my rulers, especially Your servant the President of the United States; dispose them to act as Your ministers for the good of mankind; and incline me to honor and obey them for Your sake. Spread the knowledge of Your word; and make Your Church the instrument of diffusing and upholding true religion. Preserve me all in the unity of the faith, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life; and finally bring me to Your kingdom in heaven through Jesus Christ my Lord.
Book: Manual of Family Prayers
Compiled by: C.J. Blomfield, D.D.
Publisher: New York Protestant Episcopal Tract Society 1829