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ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD, We desire to hear Your voice this night bidding us to draw near to Your mercy- seat. You have called us to Your throne of grace, and have promised that whatsoever we ask in Your Son’s name You will give to us. O Lord, teach us to pray with a true heart, and with full assurance of faith. Give to us all things needful both for our souls and bodies.

O Lord Jesus, we lift our eyes to You, our Great High Priest and only Mediator. We look to You, once lifted up on the cross, and now  exalted to the right hand of the Father. Speak peace to every heart through Your atoning blood. You are able and willing to save all who look to You and trust in You. Be our salvation. Save us from the guilt of our former sins. Save us from the power and dominion of evil. Save us from all the snares and temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil. Grant us daily grace and strength to walk in the narrow way. Uphold us with Your own right hand that we may never faint or grow weary. • Keep us evermore by Your help and goodness. Do not leave us, nor forsake us till You have brought us to Your kingdom in heaven.

O Good Shepherd of Your flock, help us to follow in Your footsteps and to walk constantly after Your holy example. We look to You as our Great Example. Make us like Yourself in all things. Give us perfect confidence in our Father’s love. Make us in all things obedient to our Father’s will. Make us submissive in the hour of trial, and may we drink in meekness of the cup of sorrow. Fill us with tender compassion toward those around us. Endue us with fervent zeal for Your glory, and make us patient and long suffering towards those who may injure us. Give us a joyful hope of coming glory. May we bear our cross in blessed expectation of Your kingdom.

O Gracious Savior, You are coming soon to reign with Your saints. Prepare us for that day. May we be ever looking for that blessed hope, even Your glorious appearing. May we stand on our watch-tower ready to mark the first sign of Your approach. Keep us mindful of Your Word, and give us, that day the crown of righteousness which You have promised to them that love You.

O Merciful Father, into Your hands we commit ourselves this night. Bless us, and all Your children everywhere, with tokens of Your Fatherly kindness. Cast Your bright beams of light upon Your Church. Increase among us Your fear and love, and build up Your people in their most holy faith.

Accept our hearty thanksgivings for our temporal and spiritual blessings, and do You bless us ever more and more, and make us a blessing to those around us, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen

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Book: Before His Footstool Family Prayers for One Month
Author: Rev. George Everard, M.A.
Publisher: LONDON: William Hunt and Company 1874
Revised and Edited by: Karrol 2016