Page images

And since we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world, let us be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might ,

Lord, grant that we may never enter into tempta. tions, but having prayed may set a watch h, and let thy wife and good providence fo order all our affairs, and all events that are concerning us, that no temptation may take us, but such as is common to nien,

and that we may never be tempted above what we are able to difcern, refift, and overcome through the grace of Godi. Lord, do not lay any stumbling-block before us k, that we fhoold fall upon them and perish! Let nothing be an occafion of falling to us, but give us that great peace which they have that love thy law, whom nothing ihall offend m.

And lead us, we pray thee, into all truth"; lead us in thy truih, and teach us, for thou art the God of our falvation' Show us thy ways, O God, and teach us thy paths, the paths of righteousness; O lead us in thofe paths for thy name's fake, that fo we may be led beside the still waters P.

And deliver us, we pray thee, from the evil onel; keep us that the wicked one touch us not, that he low not his tares in the field of our hearts", that we be not enfnared by his wiles, or wounded by his fiery darts , let the word of God abide in us, that we may be strong, and may overcome the wicked one!

Deliver us from every evil thing, we pray, that we may do no evil v: 0 deliver us from every evil work w Tave us from our fins *, redeem us from all iniquity,

e Ron. xvi. 20. f Eph. vi, 10, 12.

Mat. xxvi. 41: h Neh. iv. 9. i i Cor. x. 31.

ke Jer. vi. 21. I Rom. xiv, 14. * Psalm cxix. 165. 5 John xvi. 13. Psalm XXV. 4. 5. p xxiii. 2, 3. q 1 John v. 18. r Mat. xiii 25.

s Eph. vi. II, ti John ij. 14. 02 Cor. siji. 7. w a Tim. iv. 18. * Mąt. i: 21. y Titus ü. 14*


especially the fin that doth moft easily beset usa : Hide pride from us b; remove from us the way of lying; let us not eat of finners' dainties d; incline our hearts to thy testimonies, and not to covetoufness c; and keep us that we never speak unadvisedly with our lips, But especially keep back thy servant from presumptu. ous fins, let them not have doninion over us g.

Preserve us, we pray thee, that no evil thing may befal us", and keep us from evil, that it may not hurt usi.

O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee, from those that rise up against them, show us thy marvellous loving kindness, and keep us as the apple of thine eye, hide us under the fhadow of thy wings k. Keep that which we commit unto thee 1, Thou that hast delivered, doft deliver m, and we trust and pray that thou wilt yet deliver, wilt deliver us from all our fears n. O make us to dwell safely, and grant that we may be quiet from the fear of evilo. And bring us safe at last to thy holy mountain, where there is no pricking briar, or grieving thorn, nothing to hurt or destroy p 4,


For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, for

Amen. Father in heaven, let thy kingdom come, for thine is the kingdom, thou art God in heaven, and rulest over all the kingdoms of the heathen: Let thy will be done, for thine is the powers, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Let thy name be fanctified, for thine is the glory, and thou hast set thy glory above the heavens t.

a Heb. xii. 1. b Job xxxiii. 17. c Psalm cxix. 29. d cxli: 4.

€ cxix. 36. fcvi. 33. § xix. 13. bxci. 10. i cxxii. 7 k Pfalm xvii. 7,8.

1 2 Tim. i. I 2. m 2 Cor. i. 10. n Psalm xxxiv. 4.

o Prov. i. 33. p Ezek. xxviii. 24. 9

Isa. xi. 9.

2 Chron, xx, 6. s Jer. xxxii. 17. i Pfalm viii. 1.

Father in heaven, supply our wants, pardon our fins, and preserve us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, and thou art Lord over all, who art rich to all that call upon thee: None can forgive fins but thou only ", let thy power be great in pardoning our fins * : And fince it is the glory of God to parden fin, and to help the helpless y, help us, O God of our salvation ; for the glory of thy name deliver us, and purge away our fins, for thy name's fake 2.

We desire in all our prayers to praise thee, for thout art great, and greatly to be praifeda. We praise thy kingdom, for it is an everlasting kingdom, and endures throughout all generations by and the fceptre of thy kingdom is a right fceptre : Thou lovest righteous. nefs, and hatest wickedness: To thee belongeth mercy, and thou renderest to every man according to his works d. We praise thy power, for thou hast a mighty arm, strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand, and yet judginent and justice are the habitation of thy throne, mercy and truth shall go before thy face ca We praise thy glory, for the glory of the Lord shall endure for ever.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be f. O let God be praised in his fanctuary, and praised in the firmament of his power; let him be praised for his mighty acts, and praised according to his excellent greatness.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord E. Hallelujah.

And forasmuch as we know that he heareth us, and whatsoever we ask, according to his will, in faith, we have the petitions that we desired of him h, we will triumph in his praise i. Now know we that the Lord

v Rom. X. 12. w Mark ii. 7. * Numb, xiv, 17 go Prov. xxv, 2. z Pfal. lxxix. 9. a cxlv. 3. b cxlv: 13. xlv. 6, 7.

d lxii. 12.
e viji. 13, 14;

f civ. 31. sci. 1, 2, 6. b 1 John y. 15. i Pfala cvi: 47.

heareth his anointed, and for his fake will hear us from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand; and therefore in token not only of our defire, but of our afsurance to be heard in Chrift's name, we say, Amen, Amer.

Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, doc.


Some mort Forms of Prayer, for the use of those who may

not be able to collect for themselves out of the foregoing Materials.

[ocr errors]

A Prayer to be used by Children.
God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee.

Thou art my God, and I will praise thee; my father's God, and I will extol thee.

Who is a God like unto thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Whom have I in Heaven but thee; and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. When my flesh and my heart fail, thou art the strength of my heart, and portion for ever. - 'Thou madelt me for thyself, to show forth thy praise.

But I am a finner; I was shapen in iniquity, and in fin did my mother conceive me.

God be merciful to me a finner.

O deliver me from the wrath to come, through Jesus, who died for me, and rose again.

Lord, give me a new nature. Let Jesus Christ be formed in my soul, that to me to live may be Chrift and to die may be gain.

k Plalm xx. 6.

Lord, I was in my baptism given up to thee; receive me graciously, and love me freely.

Lord Jesus, thou hast encouraged little children to come to thee, and haft said, that of such is the kingdom of God; I come to thee; O make me a faithful subject of thy kingdom, take me up in thy arms, put thy hands upon me, and bless me.

O give me grace to redeem me from all iniquity, and particularly from the vanity which childhood and youth is subject to.

Lord, give me a wife and an understanding heart, that I may know and do pny will in every thing, and may in nothing sin against thee.

Lord, grant that from my childhood I may know the holy fcriptures, and may continue in the good things that I have learned.

Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me thy law graciously.

Lord, be thou a Father to me; teach me and guide me; provide for me, and protect me, and bless me, even me, O my Father.

Bless all my relations (father, mother, brothers, filters) and give me grace to do my duty to them in every thing.

Lord, prepare me for death, and give me wisely to consider my latter end.

O Lord, I thank thee for all thy mercies to me; for life and health, food and raiment, and for my education; for my creation, preservation, and all the bleffings of this life'; but above all for thine inestimable love in the means of grace, and the hopes of glory.

Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift ; blefled be God for JESUS CHRIST. None but Christ, none but Christ for me.

Now to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, that great name into which I was baptised, be honour and glory,dominion and praise, for ever and ever, Anzen.

Our Father which art in heaven, doc.

« PreviousContinue »