It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Your name, O You Most Highest; to tell of Your loving kindness early in the morning, and of Your truth in the night-season.
Hearken unto the voice of our calling, O Lord, our Maker and Preserver; for unto You do we make our prayer.
We come before You, O heavenly Father, with all humility of heart, as sinful and unworthy creatures, less than the least of all Your mercies. We have all sinned and come short of Your glory: but You are gracious and long-suffering, and have compassion upon the infirmity of Your servants, for Your dear Son’s sake.
We are met together in his name: be present with us, we beseech You, by Your Holy Spirit; dispose us to serious recollection, and to earnest prayer.
Make us deeply sensible of our sins, and especially of those which we have this day committed; and so quicken our repentance, and strengthen our faith in the atoning blood of Christ, that we may be cleansed from all sin, and be at peace with You.
Awaken us, O Lord, from spiritual insensibility, and bring us to a lively sense of our condition here, and of the value of our calling in Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your grace, to have our conversation in heaven, and diligently to seek those things which are above.
Make us always mindful of our own frailty, of the shortness and uncertainty of this life, of the eternity of that which is to come, and of the unspeakable difference between heaven and hell; that we may be of the number of those who strive to enter in at the strait gate, and, by Your gracious assistance, find it.
We bless Your holy name for all the mercies which You have bestowed upon us : for our life, health, and reason; for all the faculties both of our souls and bodies: grant that we may use and improve them to Your glory.
We bless You that we were born of Christian parents; we thank You for all the privileges and hopes of the Christian covenant; give us grace to use all diligence, that we may make our calling and election sure.
We bless You for Your patient forbearance towards us, notwithstanding our repeated sins; for Your preservation of us from numberless dangers; for the bountiful goodness of Your providence, and for all the blessings of this life.
But above all, we adore Your tender love and compassion to us, and to all mankind, in the redemption of the world, by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who humbled himself, even to death upon the cross, for us miserable sinners, that he might make us Your children, and exalt us unto everlasting life.
We also bless You for all the means of grace, which You have given us in Your word and sacraments, in the ordinances of Your Church, and the opportunities of public worship.
Grant that we may so esteem and profit by these and all Your mercies, that having been faithful and diligent servants of our Lord, we may finally receive that crown of glory, which You have promised to those who love You, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ Father etc. The grace of our Lord etc.
Book: Manual of Family Prayers
Compiled by: C.J. Blomfield, D.D.
Publisher: New York Protestant Episcopal Tract Society 1829
Edited by: Karrol