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ness of heathen lands. Thou didst incline thy servants of old to send faithful missionaries to preach thy glorious Gospel ; thou didst support them in all their trials and difficulties, and at length this favoured country became a Christian land. And, Lord, how hast thou since blessed us, above other nations, in the enjoyment of the light of thy truth, and in the power and means to communicate it! We feel that our privileges imply duties. Give us grace then, to labour, that the word of the Lord may from us sound out in every place. We thank thee that thou hast given many the disposition to aid in this work, and that numbers of thy servants are united in societies, to send abroad the tidings of salvation. Lord bless them all. Lord greatly increase the number of all who have at heart the good of Sion.

We thank thee, O Lord, that thy holy word is translating into numerous different languages, and that now so many

hear in their own tongues the wonderful works of God. Give yet greater success to these efforts. Facilitate this work by imparting, more and more, peculiar talents to those engaged therein. As thou didst give to thy servants of old peculiar skill in erecting the tabernacle in the wilderness, and the temple at Jerusalem, so in this age of thy Church do thou grant special gifts to those engaged in building up thy spiritual temple.

Lord do thou prepare and call forth labourers. Qualify fit instruments to conduct missionary efforts, and give them faith, wisdom and judgment, uprightness, patience, and self-denial, a single eye and a single heart in all their proceedings. So incline their minds, that they may send none to labour among the heathen but those that are first chosen of thee: men anointed with the Holy Ghost. Do thou raise up meek, humble, patient, believing, laborious, and persevering men, counting their

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work their wages, and looking for the recompense of reward hereafter : men suited to the exigencies of the heathen, in their various degrees of civilization and knowledge, and adapted to meet their wants in each particular situation; men willing to spend themselves, and be spent for Christ. Lord, send forth, we beseech thee, send forth such labourers.

III. REGARD, we beseech thee, O Lord, with thy infinite love, those who have gone forth in thy name, to Heathen lands, to labour in making Christ known to the Gentiles. Help them to be followers of thy Apostles. Grant that they may never lose that first love and ardour of mind which induced them, for Christ's sake, to leave country, home, friends, and relatives. Preserve them pure in doctrine, and in life. In the faith of Christ, may they vanquish the world, the flesh, and the devil, and overcome apparently insurmountable difficulties. Give unto them utterance, that they may open their mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel. Give them grace to hope even against hope ; and in thy own good time, remove every opposing obstacle to the universal diffusion of thy truth. Let the course of thy providence prepare the way for thy servants. Let every fresh advance, either in commerce, science, or arts, aid the coming on of the Redeemer's kingdom ; all things work together for good, till all shall know thee, the only true God, from the least to the greatest.

And for this we entreat the full out-pouring of thy Holy Spirit upon all flesh ; upon kings of the earth, and all people; upon bishops, priests, deacons, and all Christian ministers; upon princes, senators, and magistrates ; young men and maidens, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is excellent, his glory is above the earth and heaven.

O Lord, it is not our glory wc seek, but thine. We long, we ask, we pray, that thy will may be done on earth, as it is in heaven; that all nations may come and worship before thee, and glorify thy name. Lord, thou knowest our desires : we know not how to express them as we should. Do for us and thy church exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, for thy great name's sake. Amen.

These prayers we offer up in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Our Father, &c.




I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for thou, Lord, sustained me. Ps. iii, 5.


At evening, and at morning, and at noon-day, will I pray, and that instantly. Ps. lv, 19.

ON, GOING TO BED. I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest, for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me to dwell in safety. Ps. iv, 9.


Lord, bless my going out, and my coming in, from this time forth for evermore. Ps. cxxi, 8.


Prosper thou the work of my hands, O Lord ; prosper my handy work. Ps. cx, 17.


Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Ps. xix, 14.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep thou the door of my lips. Ps. cxli, 3.

WHEN EVIL-ENTREATED. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke xxiii, 34. Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. Acts vii.



and the Lord hath taken sed be the name of the Lord. Job i, 21.

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How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Gen. xxxix, 9.

Lord, cleanse thou me from my secret faults; keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over me. Ps. xix, 12, 13.

IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto thee. Ps. cxliii, 8.

Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me. Isa. xxxviii, 14.


The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day. 2 Tim. i, 18.


Lord, teach us to pray. Luke xi, 1.

Quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. Ps. lxxx, 18.


Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Ps. cxix.


How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts ! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the Courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Ps. Ixxxiv, 1.

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We will go into his Tabernacle ; we will worship at his footstool. Ps. cxxxii, 7.

ENTERING GOD'S HOUSE. This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Gen. xxviii, 17.


Sanctify us through thy truth : thy word is truth. John xvii, 17.


The good Lord pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the Sanctuary. 2 Chron. xxx, 18, 19.

O Lord, be gracious unto us, we have waited for thee.
Isa. xxxiii, 2.

Father, glorify thy name. John xii, 28.
Lord, save us, we perish. Matt. viii, 25.

Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Mark X. 47.

Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. Luke

V, 12.

Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark ix, 24. Lord, help me. Matt. xv, 25.

THE LORD'S PRAYER. OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven ; give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation. but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the

power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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