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spirit; and diligently to live after thy commandments. Amen.
Bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived; strengthen such as do stand; raise up those who fall; comfort those who mourn; bind up the broken-hearted; assist all who are in necessity or trouble ; and have compassion upon all who are afflicted. Amen.
Preserve all those who are travelling by land or by water ; all women labouring with child; all fick persons, and young children : support the aged; provide for the fatherless, and widows, and all who are desolate and oppressed; and shew thy mercy to all prisoners and captives; especially to such as are suffering for righteousness fake. Amen.
Bless our friends; reward our benefactors; forgive our enemies, persecutors, and Nanderers ; and turn their hearts.
People. People. May it please thee, O GOD, to have mercy upon all men.
Minister. May the GOD, and Father of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Father of mercies, the GOD of all consolations, hear our prayers.
People. Graciously hear us, O GOD, our heavenly Father.
A concluding Prayer.
Minister. ALMighty and most merciful GOD, n who haft permitted us at this time, with one accord to make our common fupplications unto thee; fulfil the desires and petitions of thy fervants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth; and in the world to come life everlasting.
Amen. 9 Here a Pfalm must be sung, while the Minister is preparing for the pulpit.
9 This Service must be introduced by the
following Address, from the Minister to the People, the congregation rising up.
Minister. “ L EAR all ye people, give ear all • 1 ye inhabitants of the world; « for the LORD GOD omnipotent “ reigneth. Let the heaven and the “ earth praise him; the seas, and every is thing that moveth therein. Sing unto " the LORD, and give thanks at the “ remembrance of his goodness. Trust
in him at all times, ye people; pour “ out your hearts before him ; for “ GOD is our refuge. He knoweth " our thoughts, and will render to every “ man according to his works. Offer " therefore unto him the facrifices of “ righteousness; for in his presence is
“ fulness of joy, and at his right hand “ are pleasures for evermore.”
People. The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice.
q The Introductory Prayer; to be read
by the Minister alone. EVER blessed, and most glorious
LORD our GOD, the object of fupreme veneration, on whom all the families of the earth continually depend: we would present ourselves before thee with reverence and humility : we would offer up unto thee our facrifices of praise and thanksgiving, with joy and gratitude. By celebrating thy perfections, may we be excited to an ardent love and imitation of thee, our Father in heaven: and may the remembrance of thy great goodness to us, and to all mankind, incline us to love and serve one another as brethren. May we confess our sins with unfeigned sorrow, and steady purposes of amendment: may
we pray unto thee, as the bountiful dispenser of every good thing: may our intercessions be accompanied with charity to all men: may we serve thee with freedom and delight; and keep a watchful guard over ourselves, at all times; more especially whilst we are employed in the awful and important duties of thy house: may no vain thoughts distract our minds; no unworthy object withdraw our affections ; but may our whole hearts be engaged in thy worship; and the influence of these our religious services be abundantly shewn forth in the actions of our lives. All which we pray for in the name, and as the disciples of JESUS CHRIST, our LORD. Amen.