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MONDAY.

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me; cleanse my mind and my thoughts from impure desires, and from all uncleanness of the flesh and the spirit, and from all the works of the devil: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (4)

TUESDAY. O :

me, as Thou usest to do unto those that fear Thy Name. Order my steps in Thy word, and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.

(5) WEDNESDAY.

Amen.

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in Thine anger, lest Thou bring me to nothing: Grant that 'Thy correction may amend me, and make me Thine, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(6) THURSDAY. LMIGHTY God, hear my prayers, and set

my heart free from the temptation of evil thoughts; that by Thy mercy I may be a fit dwelling-place for Thy Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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FRIDAY.
LORD, I know the way of man is not in

direct his steps: Therefore, O Lord, I beseech Thee, make me know my way, and direct my steps to Thy honour and my own salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (8)

SATURDAY.
PRAISE the Lord, all ye His servants, ye

that by night stand in the house of the Lord: With these, O Lord, I lift up my hands

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to Thy Sanctuary, and will praise Thy Name: O Lord, be with me this night in all the mercies of Jesus Christ my Saviour. Amen. (9) O Lord, open Thou my lips.

And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. O God make speed to save me.

O Lord make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Meditation.
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to meet him.'”-S. Matt. xxv. 6.

Blessed is that servant who shall be found watching, but unworthy he who shall be found slothful. See then, my soul, that thou slumber not, lest thou be delivered over unto death and be shut out from the kingdom. But awake and cry out, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty ; O Lord have mercy upon me.

Watch now, o my soul, and think upon that dread hour. Provide oil in thy vessel with thy lamp ; for thou knowest not when that cry shall be made, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh.” Take care, my soul, that thou be ready for the bridal feast, lest thou be left knocking without, as the five foolish virgins when the door was shut. In watchfulness, then, prepare to trim thy lamp, that thou mayest meet Christ thy Lord with the oil of gladness, and that He may grant thee an entrance into the bridechamber of His glory.

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and thought upon Thee when I was waking? Because Thou hast been my helper, therefore under the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.-Ps. lxiii. 7, 8. Then the seven Psalms following, or any of them, or

one for each day in the week.

SUNDAY.

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PSALMS XLII, XLIII.

Quemadmodum. IKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks : so longeth my soul after Thee, O God. My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God : when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

My tears have been my meat day and night : while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God?

Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself : for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God;

In the voice of praise and thanksgiving : among such as keep holy-day.

Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul : and why art thou so disquieted within me?

Put thy trust in God : for I will yet give Him thanks for the help of His countenance.

My God, my soul is vexed within me : therefore will I remember Thee concerning the land of Jordan, and the little hill of Hermon.

One deep calleth another, because of the noise of the water-pipes : all Thy waves and storms are gone over me.

The Lord hath granted His loving-kindness in the day-time : and in the night-season did I sing of Him, and made my prayer unto the God of

I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hast Thou forgotten me : why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

my life.

My bones are smitten asuinder as with a sword : while mine enemies that trouble me cast me in the teeth ;

Namely, while they say daily unto me : Where is now thy God?

Why art thou so vexed, O my soul : and why art thou so disquieted within me?

O put thy trust in God : for I will yet thank Him, which is the help of my countenance, and

my God.

Give sentence with me, () God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people : 0 deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.

For Thou art the God of my strength, why hast Thou pnt me from Thee : anil why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

O send out Thy light and Thy truth, that they may lead me : and bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy dwelling.

And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and glaulness : and upon the harp will I give thanks unto Thee, O God, my God.

Why art thou so heavy, O my soul : and why art thou so disquieted within me?

O put thy trust in God : for I will yet give Him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

MONDAY.

PSALM CXXXIX.

Domine, probasti. LORD, Thou hast searched me out, and known me : Thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; Thou understandest my thoughts long before.

Thou art about my path, and about my bed : and spiest out all my ways.

For lo, there is not a word in my tongue : but Thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.

Thou hast fashioned me behind and before : and laid Thine hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me : I cannot attain unto it.

Whither shall I go then from Thy Spirit : or whither shall I go then from Thy presence ?

If I climb up into heaven, Thou art there : if I

go down to hell, Thou art there also. If I take the wings of the morning : and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea ;

Even there also shall Thy hand lead me : and Thy right hand shall hold me.

If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me : then shall my night be turned to day.

Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee, but the night is as clear as the day : the darkness and light to Thee are both alike.

For my reins are Thine : Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

I will give thanks unto Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are Thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.

My bones are not hid from Thee : though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect : and in Thy book were all my members written ;

Which day by day were fashioned : when as yet there was none of them.

How dear are Thy counsels unto me, O God : O how great is the sum of them!

If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand : when I wake up I am present with Thee.

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