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lay in darkness and the shadow of death, that He might make us the children of God, and exalt us unto everlasting life.
Accept, I humbly pray Thee, of the expiation which He hath made for : all our transgressions by the sacrifice of Himself, as of a Lamb, without blemish: and grant me such a sense of my sins, and of the sufferings of my blessed Saviour for them, as may affect my heart with a deep sorrow and contrition for the unworthy returns I have made to His infinite love, and engage me to dedicate myself entirely and for ever to the service of my most gracious Redeemer, Who has loved me, and washed me from my sins in His own blood. --'I bless Thee also, O God, and give Thee most héarty thanks for the exceeding great love of our Master and only Saviour Jesus Christ, as in dying for us, so in instituting and ordaining holy mysteries as pledges of His love, and for a continual remembrance of His death, to our great and endless comfort.
Grant, I humbly pray Thee, that as often as I eat of that bread and drink of that cup, I may worthily commemorate, and effectually partake of all the benefits of His most precious death and passion. · I bless Thee, O gracious Lord, for the ines
timable advantages of Thy divine revelation; that Thou hast not abandoned us to the dim light of our own reason, but hast given us Thy holy Scriptures to instruct us in all that is necessary for us to believe and practise, in order to our eternal salvation. Grant, O Lord, that I may give constant attendance to the reading of Thy holy word, and make Thy statutes my study and my delight; and that I may, so conform myself to the methods of Thy grace in this world, that I may be qualified for the manifestations of Thy glory in the next.
Finally, O Lord, I unfeignedly bless Thee for all the gracious communications of Thy Spirit, whereby Thou hast excited in my heart any good desires, or enabled me to act agreeably to Thy will. Not unto me, O Lord, not unto me, but unto Thy Name be the praise. I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength; I will praise Thy Name for ever and ever. Thou art my God, and I will thank Thee: Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee. While I live my soul shall bless Thee; as long as I have my being I will sing praises unto Thy Name, O my most gracious and merciful God. Glory be to the Father &c.
The PENITENT's charitable Intercessions for the peace and prosperity of church and state.
Preparatory sentences of Scripture; Prayer for Christ's Ca
tholic Church-for the Church of England; Confession and Prayer in behalf of all the people of this kingdom; and Prayer for Peace and Unity both in Church and State.
Preparatory sentences of Scripture. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ; they shall prosper that love thee a.
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night : ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, And give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth".
I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,
And seek the peace of the city d.
And pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace . Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another f...
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
God is my witness, Whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers "..
Praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ .
We, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of anotherk: · And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular'. : Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep m.
Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you",
, Prayer for Christ's Catholic Church.
Almighty and everlasting God, by Whose Spirit the whole body of the church is governed and sanctified, I make my humble supplications unto Thy divine Majesty for all estates of men in Thy holy church; that every member of it may truly and faithfully discharge the duties of his vocation and ministry, eschewing those things that are contrary to his profession, and following all such things as are agreeable to the same, And because it cannot continue in safety without Thy succour, preserve it evermore by Thy help and goodness, that through Thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and joyfully serve Thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the Church of England. Blessed God, I beseech Thee in a more especial manner to be favourable and gracious to the church established in this kingdom: protect and defend her against all her adversaries: suffer neither superstition nor profaneness to pollute her holy worship : deck her priests with righteousness and salvation; and let her saints rejoice and sing: and give