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with perfect hearts ; be faithful and affectionate to our friends; and just and charitable to all men : may we put on the ornament of a meek, compassionate, and forgiving spirit; and may every good and
generous disposition be daily improving in our breasts, until we become fit for that happy kingdom, where love, and peace, and joy reign for evermore. Amen.
Self-government, and the personal
GOD of wisdom, teach us the O
knowledge of ourselves ; may we keep our hearts with all diligence; and amidst the trials and changes of this world, maintain a constant habit of selfgovernment: in prosperity may we be humble, temperate, and charitable; remembering that we are men: in adverfity may we be patient, and wholly resigned to thine unerring providence. Save us, o gracious GOD, from anger and malice; from revenge and unchariI
tableness; from pride and presumption ; from the snares of the wicked, and the fatal influence of every evil example: give us prudence to direct our affairs ; resolution to preserve our innocence; and wisdom and constancy to retain our integrity as long as we live. Amen.
A Prayer relating to temporal Mercies.
LMIGHTY GOD, the giver of
every good and perfect gift, we recommend ourselves, and all our concerns to the disposal of thy gracious providence: thou knowest what is truly good for us; and it is our highest happiness that we are under thy fatherly care : in humble submission to thy wife and gracious will, we beseech thee to continue to us the use of our understanding, and reason; to bless us with health of body, and peace of mind; and to bestow upon us such a share of the good things of this life, as thou knoweft to be best for us : conduct us by thy gracious hand through all the
changes of this world; and may we at last be perfect and happy, in that heavenly inheritance, which is incorruptible and fadeth not away. Amen.
A Prayer for all Mankind.
kind, we offer up unto thee our prayers and intercessions for our brethren, and fellow creatures, wherever dispersed: mercifully regard the work of thine hands : let thy name be known, and thy pure worship prevail throughout the world : may all people, nations, and languages acknowledge thee, the true GOD: put an end to idolatry, superstition, and all false religion; and especially to persecution for conscience fake : may
wisdom and goodness, liberty and peace, charity and happiness
, every where abound; and thy kingdom of truth and righteousness spread and flourish, until it cover the face of the whole earth. Amen.
For our native Country.
Almighty and everlasting GOD,
whose kingdom ruleth over all, we humbly beseech thee to continue thy protection and favour to our native country, and all the dominions thereunto belonging: may true religion prevail ; public liberty be established; an effectual stop be put to the progress of error, injustice, profaneness, and all immora-lity; and may truth, righteousness, and charity, abound more and more. If it seemeth good to thy perfect wisdom, graciously preserve us from pestilence and famine; and from all the wasting calamities of war : may peace be within our walls, and prosperity within our cities; and
all the privileges we enjoy, be secured to us, and handed down to the latest pofterity. Amen,
senc thy reign he be tues to be the libertie transmit reign be he finall glory and
For the King O LORD GOD, high and mighty
king of kings, and lord of lords, send down thy heavenly blessings upon thy servant George, our rightful sovereign : preserve his life and health : may he be eminent for wisdom, and the virtues becoming his high station; may he be the faithful guardian of our public liberties; and the happy instrument of transmitting them to posterity: may his reign be long and prosperous; and may he finally be rewarded with immortal glory and felicity. Amen.
For the Queen, and the Royal Family. O GOD, the Author of all good,
bless our gracious Queen CHARLOTTE, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: may thy watchful
providence evermore defend them from all evil, and prosper them with all good: guide them by thy counsel in this world,