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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.


E thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

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 I will fing to thee, O Lord,

And bless thy holy name.
Awake my glory, lute and harp,

Comforts of praise to make,
Now in the morning I myself
Will to this work awake.

-XIX. 1,-6.
The heavens, throughout their vest extent;

Declare their Maker's praise ;
The glittering itarty firmament

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.

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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,
I laid me down and sweetly slept,

And safely wak'd again.
Because it was the Lord that kept,
And did my soul sustain.

-XXX. 20, 21, 22.
Therefore we wait for thee, O Lord,

Who Aill art our defence; In all estates we trust in the

With cheerful confidence.
Lord, let thy grace on us descend

Like a refreshing shower;
For all our hopes and joys depend

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.





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