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A Form of PRAYER to be used in private Houfes every Morning and Evening.

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Morning Prayer.

Lmighty God and moft merciful almuch as they cannot believe except they Father, we do not prefent our hear,nor cannot hear but by preaching, and felves here before thy Majesty, none can preach except they be fent, there truiting in our own merits or fore, O Lord,raife up faithful diftributers of worthineis, but in thy manifold mercies, thy nyiteries,who fetting apart all worldly which hait promiled to hear our prayers, refpects,may both in their life and doctrine and grant our requeits which we half only teck thy glory Contrarily, confound make to thee in the Name of thy beloved Satan and Antichrift, with all hirelings, Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who alfo hath whom thou hait already cast off into a re commanded us to affemble our felves toge probate fenfe, that they may not by lets, ther in his Name, with full aflurance that fchifms, hereties and errours, difquiet thy he will not onely be amongit us, but al- firtle flock. And becaufe, O Lord, we be fo be our Mediatour and Advocate towards fallen into the latter days and dangerous thy Majelty, that we may obtain all things times, wherein Ignorance hath gotten the which hall feem e pedient to thy blefted upper hand,and Satan by his minifters teekwill, for our necelities. Therefore we be. etli by all means to quench the light of thy feech thee, moit merciful Father, to turn Goip. we beseech thee to maintain thy thy loving countenance towards us, and caule againit thofe ravening wolves, and impute not unto us our manifold fins and strengthen all thy fervants whom they keep offences, whereby we juitly deferve thy in priton and bondage. Let not thy longwrath and fharp punishment, but rather futtering be an occafion either to increase receive us to thy mercy, for Jefus Chrift's their tyranny or to difcourage thy children: fake, accepting his death and pallion as a neither yet let our fins and wickedneis be juft recompence for all our offences, in an hinderance to thy mercies, but with whom thou art well pleafed, and through fpeed,O Lord,confider thefe great miferies.. whom thou canit not be offended with us. For thy people Ifrael many times by their And feeing that of thy great mercies we fins provoked thine anger, and thou punishhave quietly pafied this night, grant (o edit them by thy juft judgment: yet though. heavenly Father) that we may bettow this their fins were never to grievous, if they day wholly in thy fervice, fo that all our once returned from their iniquity, thou rethoughts,words,and deeds, may redound to ceivedit them to mercy.We therefore, moft the glory of thy great Name, and good ex. wretched finners,bewail our manifold fins, ample to all men, who feeing our good and carneftly repent us of our former wick. works may glorine thee our heavenly Fa. ednefs, and ungodly behaviour towards ther. And forafmuch as of thy meer fa. hee: and whereaswe caannot of our felves vour and love thou hart not onely created purchase thy pardon yet, we humbly be. us to thine own fimilitude and likeness, feech thee for Jefus Chrifts fake, to thew but alfo haft chofen us to be heirs with thy mercies upon us, and receive us again thy dear Son Jefus Christ, of that immor. to thy favour. Grant us, dear Father, thefe tal kingdom which thou preparedit for us our requests, and all other things neceflary from the beginning of the world, we be. for us and thy whole Church, according to feech thee to increase our faith and know. thy promife in Chrift Jefus our Lord: In ledge, and to lighten our hearts with whofe Name we beseech thee as he hath thy holy Spirit, that we may in the mean taught us,faying, Our Father which art,&c. time live in godly converfation and integrity of life, knowing that idolaters, adulterers, covetous men, contentious per.

Cons, drunkards, gluttons, and fuch like, thall not inherit the kingdom of God."

Evening Prayer.

full of pity, we acknowledge and Lord God, Father everlafting, and

And becaufe thou hast commanded us to confefs that we be not worthy to lift up pray one for another, we do not only make our eyes to heaven, much less to prefent request OLord, for our felves, and for them our felves before thy Majefty, with confi. that thou haft already called to the true dence that thou wilt hear our prayers, and understanding of thy heavenly will, but for grant our requests, if we confider our own all people and nations of the world, who defervings: For our confciences do accufe as they know by thy wonderful works that us, and our fins do witness against us, and thou art God over all, fo they may be in. we know that thou art an upright fudge, Atructed by thy holySpirit to believe in thee which doft not juftine the finners and sheir only Saviour and Redeemer. But for wicked men, but punifheit the faults of all

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fuch as tranfgrefs thy commandments: yet, moit merciful Father, fince it hath pleafed thee to command us to call on thee in all our troubles and adverfities, promifing even then to help us, when we feel our

A godly Prayer to be faid
at all times.

felves as it were fiwallowed up of death H Lord God Almighty, moft dear PaOnour praife be given and defperation, we utterly renounce all ther of heaven, for all thy mercies and loworldly confidence,and fly to thy fovereign ving kindnefies frewed unto us, in that it bounty as our only tay and refuge: be. hath pleated thy gracious goodness, freely feeching thee not to call to remembrance and of thine own accord to elect and chufe our manifold fins and wickedness, whereby us to falvation before the beginning of the we continually provoke thy wrath and in world. And even like continual thanks be dignation againit us, neither our negli- giving to thee, for creating us after thine -gence and unkindness, which have neither own image, for redeeming us with the worthily elteemed, nor in our lives fuffici precious blood of thy dear Son, when we ently exprefied the fweet comfort of thy were utterly loit, for fantifying us with Gofpel revealed unto us but rather to thy holy Spirit in the revelation and know. accept the obedience and death of thy Son ie ige of thy holy word for helping and Jefus Chrift, who by offering up his body fuccouring us in all our needs and necetti. in facrifice once for all, hath made a futfici- ties, for laving us from all dangers of body ent recompence for all our fins.Have mercy and foul; for comforting us fo fatherly in therefore upon us, O Lord, and forgive all our tribulations and perfccutions, for us our offences. Teach u by thy holy fparing us fo long, and giving us fo large a Spirit that we may rightly weigh them, time of repentance. Thefe benefits, O moft and earnestly repent for the fame. And fo merciful Father, like as we acknowledge to much the rather, O Lord, because that the have received them of thy only goodness, reprobate, and fuch as thou haft forfaken, even fo we beseech thee for thy dear Son cannot praife thee,nor call upon thy Name; Jefus Chrift's fake, to grant us always thy but the repenting heart, the forrowful holy Spirt, whereby we may continually mind, the confcience oppreffed, hungring grow in thankfulness towards thee, to be and thirsting for thy grace, fhall ever fet led into all truth, and comforted in all ad forth thy praise and glory.And albeit we be verfities. O Lord itrengthen our faith, kin but worms and duft,yet thou art our Crea. dle it more in ferventnefs and love towards tour, and we be the work of thine hands, thee, and our neighbours for thy fake. yea, thou art our Father, and we thy chil. Suffer us not, moit dear Father, to receive dren, thou art our Shepherd, and we thy thy Word any more in vain: but grant us Bock thou art our Redeemer, and we the always the affittance of thy grace and holy people whom thou hast bought, thou art Spirit, that in heart, word and deed, we our God, and we thine inheritance. Cor. may fan&ifie and do worship to thy Name rect us not therefore in thine anger,OLord, help to amplifie and increafe thy kingdom neither according to our deferts punish us, and whatfoever thou fendeft, we may be but mercifully chaftife us with a fatherly heartily well content with thy good plea. affection,that all the world may know that fure and will. Let us not lack the thing, at what time foever a finner doth repent O Father, without the which we cannot him of his fins from the bottom of his ferve thee: but blefs thou fo all the works heart, thou wilt put away his wickedness of our hands, that we may have fufficient out of thy remembrance, as thou haft pro. and not be chargeable, but rather helpful mifed by thine holy Prophets. unto others. Be merciful, O Lord, to our

Finally, forafmuch as it hath pleafed thee offences, and feeing our debt is great, which to make the night for man to reft in, as thou haft forgiven us in Jefus Chrift, make thou haft ordained him the day to travel us to love thee and our neighbours fo in; grant (dear Father) that we may fo much the more. Be thou our Father, our Lake our bodily reft, that our fouls may captain and defender in all temptations continually watch for the time that our hold thou us by thy merciful hand, that Lord Jefus Chrift fhall appear for our deli. we may be delivered from al inconvenien verance out of this mortal life: and in the ces, and end our lives in the fantifying mean feafon, that we, not overcome by and honouring of thy holy Name, through any fantafies, dreams,or other temptations, Jefus Chrift our Lord and only Saviour. may fully fet our minds upon thee, love Let thy mighty hand and out fretched thee, fear thee, and rett in thee: further arm, O Lord, be ftill our defence, thy mer. more, that our fleep be not excentive or cy and loving kindness in Jefus Chrift thy overmuch, after the infatiable defires of dear Son, our falvation; thy true and holy our fiefh, but only fufficient to content our Word, our inftru&ion, thy grace and holy weak nature, that we may be the better Spirit, our comfort and confolation, unto difpofed to live in all godly converfation, the end, and in the end. So be it. to the glory of thy most holy Name, and profit of our brethren. So beit.

A Prayer

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A Prayer to be laid before a
man begins his work.

care that thou haft over us.

us, O Lord, of mercy, through Jefus Chrift
thy Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

A Confeffion for all Eftates
and Times.

Lord God, most merciful Father and Saviour, feeing it hath pleased thee to command us to travel that we may EternalGod and most merciful Father, relieve our need, we beseech thee of thy we confels and acknowledge here be grace fo to blefs our labour, that thy fore thy divine Majefty, that we are mifeBleling may extend unto us, without the rable finners, conceived and born in tin which we are not able to continue; and and iniquity,o that in us there is no good. that this great favour may be a witnefs nefs: For the fleth evermore rebelleth 1 unto us of thy bountifulness and anittance, gainit the fpirit, whereby we continually to that thereby we may know the fatherly tranfgrefs thy holy precepts and command ments, and fo purchase to our feives Moreover, O Lord,we beseech thee that through thy juit judgment, Death and thou wouldst ftrengthen us with thy holy Damnation. Notwithitanding, O heavenly Spirit, that we may faithfully travel in our Father, foratmuch as we are dipleafed ftate and vocation without fraud or de- with our felves for the fins we have co ceit, and that we may endeavour our felves mitted against thee, and do unfeignedly re to follow thy holy Ordinance, rather than pent us of the fame, we mot humbly be feek to fatishe our greedy affections, or de. feech thee for Jefus Chrits fake, to thew fire to gain. And if it pleafe thee, O Lord, thy mercy upon us, to forgive us all our to profper our labour, give us a mind alfo fins, and increafe thy holy Spirit in us, thay to help them that have need, according to we may acknowledge from the bottom of that ability that thou of thy mercy thalt our hearts our own unrighteoufnels, may give us and knowing that all good things from henceforth not only mortifie our fin Come of thee, grant that we may humble ful lunts and affections, but alfo bring forth our felves to our neighbours, and not fuch fruits as may be agreeable to thy mo by any means lift up our felves above them blefied will, not for the worthiness th which have not received to large a portion of, but for the merits of thy de of thy mercies as thou hait given us. And loved Son Jefus Chrift our only Saviour if it pleafe thee, O Lord, to try and exer- whom thou haft already given an oblation efe us by greater poverty and neceflity and offering for our fins, and for whofe tan our fleth would defire, that thou fake we are certainly perfwaded, that the wouldeft yet, O Lord, grant us grace to wilt deny us nothing that we shall ask in know that thou wilt nourish us continual. his Name, according to thy will. For th ly through thy bountiful liberality, that Spirit doth affure our confciences, that we be not fo tempted, that we fall into thou art our merciful Farher, and fo love diftruft, but that we may patiently wait us thy children through him, that nothing till thou fill us, not only with corporal is able to remove thy heavenly grace and graces and benefits, but chiefly with favour from us. To thee therefore, d thine heavenly and fpiritual treatures, to Father, with thy Son and the Holy Ghoft the intent that we may always have heall Honour and Glory, world without more ample occafion to give thee tha and wholly to reft upon thy mercies

LYON

men

LA

VILLE

FINIS.

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