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us to-day, to help and govern and defend. Thou hast commanded that none should be idle, but all should be occupied in godly and virtuous duties, each according to our calling and our age. Give us grace that we may spend this day according to Thy holy will, seeking and gaining all needful instruction and wisdom. Bless our Queen and our country. Bless Thy Church. Bless all our friends. May we set Thee alway before our eyes, living in Thy fear, working what is pleasing in Thy sight, and receiving Thy blessing for time and eternity, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, &c.
325. School Prayer, Week-day Evening. O God of goodness and mercy, who hast appointed the day for work and the night for rest, we beseech Thee for Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that we have done amiss this day in thought, word, or deed. Fix in our minds what we have learned, and bless it for our present and everlasting good. Take us into thy safe and holy keeping that we may lie down to-night trusting in Thee, and may rise to-morrow preserved by Thee. We bless Thee for Thy tender kindness to us all our lives, and pray Thee to continue to us, if it be Thy will, our health and comforts and welfare; and whensoever
our last hour shall come, take us unto Thy mercy, unworthy though we have been, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, &c. 326. School Prayer for Sunday Morning. O ALMIGHTY Father, we bless Thee for another Sunday given us. Grant us the help of Thy grace to remember Thy Sabbath and keep it holy, for it is not our day, but thine only. Be with us now, that it may be good for us to be here : Open our hearts to attend to the things which are taught us out of thy word, and help us to learn what belongs to our everlasting peace, and to gain the knowledge of our Saviour. Let not the Wicked one catch away the good seed when sown in our minds. Deliver us from all the ways of the Destroyer. Keep in our remembrance what was promised and vowed at our baptism, and the name which was named over us, and the sign wherewith we were signed, in token that we should be good soldiers and servants of Jesus Christ.
Let Thy Holy Spirit mould us to love Thee with all our hearts, and our neighbour as ourselves : to obey our parents and teachers, to honour the Queen, to be kind to each other, loving to our brothers and sisters, reverent to our betters, especially to the aged, and useful to all, -serving
Thee in humbleness, meekness, and godliness all our days. Give us grace to worship Thee in spirit and in truth ; to pray and sing with the Spirit and the understanding, as well as with the lips, and to behave in Thy holy house as those who know that Thou art alway there present. Set us daily more and more free from the bondage of our own evil nature and the power of Satan. Bless us and mercifully forgive our sins, because we ask in the name of Him who said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, even in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, &c. 327.School Prayer for Sunday Evening. O Gon, who hast given us grace this day to hear and learn Thy blessed Word, grant us a humble and teachable and truthful spirit: that each Sunday may strengthen us for the week; and that the seed sown may spring up in us and bear fruit abundantly unto everlasting life. Strengthen our weakness and enlighten our ignorance ; deepen our repentance to forsake sin, increase our faith stedfastly to believe in Thy promises in Christ: that we may henceforth amend our ways, and trust wholly in our Redeemer, and live for God. Let Thy fatherly favour preserve us day by day from all dangers of soul or body; let Thy merciful goodness keep us ever in the highway of holiness. That if it be Thy pleasure for us to live and grow up, we may lead our lives for Thy glory, serving Thee faithfully, and doing good in our generation : Or else, if it be Thy will to take us young out of this sinful world, of Thy great mercy prepare us, and receive our souls where those that fall asleep in Jesus are for ever happy with Thee.
Grant to other children, also, the blessings which Thou hast given to us: that they who sit in darkness and have none to teach them, may receive the light of Thy Gospel and learn the knowledge of their Saviour. Hear us and pardon all our sins, for Jesus Christ's sake.- Amen. Our Father, &c.
DISMISSAL HYMNS AND DOXOLOGIES. 328. The Seed is the Word of God. (P. M.) On what has now been sown
Thy blessing, Lord, bestow,
To make it spring and grow,
And Thou alone shalt have the praise. 329. It is good for us to be here. (L. M.)
KEEP us, O Lord, in peace this day,
330. Fellowship One with Another. (7’s.)
HENCEFORTH may we all abide
Until life and time shall cease. 331.
(C.M.) To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom we adore,
And shall be evermore. 332.
GLORY, honour, praise, and power,
Halleluiah ! 333.
(L.M. PRAISE God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 334.
(8.M.) To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit, glory be ;
Throughout eternity. 335.
(8.7.4.) GLORY, glory, never ending,
Sing through every land and coast ;