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no being upon earth, I hope to have a being in heaven to be doing it better. O let me be borne up in everlasting arms, and carried from strength to strength, till I appear before God in Zion, for Jesus' fake, who died for me, and rose again, in whom I defire to be found living and dying. Now to God the Father, Son and Spirit, be ascribed kingdom, power and glory, hence forth and for ever. Anien,
An Address to God before Meat. O , me
have our being, and from thee receive all fupports and comforts of our being : Thou spreadest our table, and fillest our cup, and comfortest us with the gifts of thy bounty from day to day. We own our dependence upon thee, and our obligations to thee, pardon our sins, we pray thee; fanctify thy good creatures to our use, and give us grace to receive them soberly and thankfully, and to eat and drink not to ourselves, but to thy glory, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
GR RACIOUS God, thou art the protector and prea
server of the whole creation, thou hast fed us all our lives, unto this day, with food convenient for US, though we are evil and unthankful. We pray thee forgive all our sins, by which we have forfeited all thy mercies, and let us see our forfeited right restored in Christ Jesus. Give us to taste covenant-love in common mercies, and to use these and all our creature-comforts tothe glory of our great benefactor, through the grace of our great Redeemer. Amen.
An Address to God after Meat.
LESSED be the Lord, who daily loads us with
his benefits, and give us all things richly to enjoy, though we serve him but poorly. O Lord, we thank thee for present refreshments in the use of thy good creatures, and for thy love to our souls in Jesus Christ, which sweetens all: We pray thee pardon our fins, go on to do us good, provide for the poor that are destitute of daily food, fit us for thy whole will, and be our God, and guide, and portion for ever, through Jesus Chritt our Lord and Saviour. Anien.
for all the gifts, both of thy providence and of thy grace; for those blessings which relate to the life that now is, and that to come ; for the use of thy good creatures at this time : perfect, O God, that which
concerns us, nourish our souls with the bread of life to ? life eternal, and let us be of those that shall eat bread
in the kingdom of our Father, for Christ Jesus's fake our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
HYMN I.-Pfalm LVII. 7, 8.
Y heart is now prepard for praise,
'Tis fixed for the same ;
And bless thy holy name.
Comforts of praise to make,
Declare their Maker's praise ;
His handy-work displays.
Day unto day doth celebrate,
And night to night proclaim, Without the help of speech or tongue,
His universal fame. There doth the sun with joy and strength
His constant course complete, The earth rejoiceth in bis light,
And in his quick’ning heat.
HYMN II.-Pfalm CXVIII. 15.-III. THE THE voice of saving health and joy
In just mens' dwelings is; The Lord's right hand works powerfully,
That strong right hand of his,
And safely wak'd again.
-XXX. 20, 21, 22.
Who Aill art our defence; In all estates we trust in the
With cheerful confidence.
Like a refreshing shower;
On thine almighty power.
CHAP. I. OF the First part of Prater, which is
to of suitable acknowledgements, profesions and preparatsry requests.
Page 1 CHAP. II. Of the Second part of PRAYER, which is con
tefion of fin, complaints of ourselves, and humble profillions of repentance.
CHAP. III. Of the THIRD part of PRAYER, which is peti.
tion and supplication for the good things which we stand in need of
CHAP. IV. Of the FOURTH part of PRAYER, which is
thanksgivings for the mercies we have received from God, and the many favours of his we are interested in, and have and hope for benefit by.
CHAP. V. Of the Fifth part of PRATER, which is in
tercefron, or address and supplication to God for others,
CHAP. VI. Of Addresses to God upon particular occafions, whether Domestic or Public.
CHAP. VII. Of the Conclusion of our Prayers.
CHAP. VIII. A Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, in Scripture Expresigns.
CHAP. IX, Some short Forms of Prayer for the use of
tkofe wko may not be able to collect for themselves out of the foregoing Materials.