Almighty God, who has commanded us to call upon You; help us to draw near to You with our hearts, and not with our lips alone.
We do not kneel before You, trusting in our own righteousness; but in Your great mercy. If You were to judge us according to what we deserve, we could not stand in Your sight If we said that we had no sin, there would be no truth in us. But You have promised to receive all those who come to You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ; You have said, that His blood cleanses us from all sin. Teach us to trust in Him, with all our hearts: and enable us to obey Him in our lives. Enable us to walk worthily of our high calling: enable us to renounce the devil and all his works: the vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh. Enable us to live righteously, soberly, and godly; and to finish our course with joy, looking for the second coming of our Lord and Savior, when He shall take to Himself forever those who have been His disciples here on earth.
Bless, O God, all our relations and friends. Give them the same mercies which we ask for ourselves. Give them all things needful both for soul and body. Into Your hands we commend ourselves for this day. May it help to prepare us for the great day of account. Teach us always to remember that You see us, You hear us: and enable us to do and say what is pleasing to You.
Grant us these blessings, O Lord, for Jesus Christ’s sake, in whose words we sum up all our prayers.
Our Father, &c.
Book: A Corse of Morning and Evening Prayers for the Use of the Families of the Poor
Publisher: London: J. Hatchard and Son, 187 Piccadilly (1831)
Revised and Edited by: Karrol Sneed (2016)