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FAMILY PRAYERS. OUR FATHER, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and



THE grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all, evermore. Amen.



O LORD, GOD ALMIGHTY, who art the Creator and the Governor of the world, and hast abundantly provided for the various wants of Thy creatures; who hast ordered the day and the night to succeed each other, and when Thou hast refreshed man with sleep, requirest him to pursue his work until the evening; who hast also ordained that he shall be born to trouble, and hast appointed the grave to be the end of all living; We thank Thee, that, while Thou hast thus placed our lot in this life, Thou hast not left us without hope in that world which is to come. We adore Thee for the gift of Jesus Christ Thy Son, by whose Gospel life and immortality are brought to light, and we are fully instructed in all those things which concern oúr salvation. We bless Thee for the pardon of sin, through faith in a Redeemer; for the guidance of Thy providence; and for the con

;; solations of Thy Spirit. We thank Thee for Thy holy sabbaths; for Thy written word ; and for all the other means of grace, which Thou hast entrusted to us.

Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may this day pursue, with fidelity and diligence, that work which Thou hast assigned to us; and that we may, at the same time,

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