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For all Mankind.
GOD, the Father of all man
kind, we rejoice in thine universal providence; and, with full confidence, commit to thy direction all the circumstances of our fellow creatures. Thou art the fountain of all blessings; thou delightest in doing good : grant, merciful Father, that all mankind may perceive thy hand in the advantages they enjoy; and be disposed to render thee their humble thanks, for all the instances of thy beneficence : and by their gratitude to thee, may their good dispositions be improved, and their happiness increased continually. Amen.
For all Christian Churches.
and mercy, to send down thy blessing upon all who profess the faith of our LORD JESUS CHRIST : suffer not their divisions to injure the cause
of truth and liberty: graciously assist those who love thy holy name, in all their fincere endeavours to reform the abuses which have entered into thy church; and to promote the peace
and union of Christians : give them just sentiments of the nature, and tendency of our holy religion : fill their hearts with love to thee, and to each other ; may they approve themselves the faithful disciples of JESUS; and become the instruments of diffusing virtue and happiness in the world. Amen
For the Advancement of Christian
men to be saved, fill the minds of thy reasonable creatures with the knowledge of thy truth : cause thy light to shine upon those who fit in darkness; dispel the prejudices under which they labour : above all, we beg that thou would'st deliver them from every evil affection ; and bring them into the way
of truth, and happiness. May the Gofpel of JESUS prevail through the world; and by the power of its truth, and the exemplary conduct of those who profess it, enter the hearts and govern the lives of all the inhabitants of the earth; and make all the nations righteous and happy. Amen.
For the civil Happiness of Mankind.
ORD GOD, who ruleft in the
nations, reform, we beseech thee, all the disorders which arise from the evil passions of men : [put a stop to the wasting calamities of war ;] and profper the just designs of all those who delight in peace : may the blessings of free and equal government become universal: and under the influence of good laws, and a righteous administration, may all the advantages of civil fociety be widely extended; and the best 'interests of mankind effectually secured : and whilst thy creatures enjoy the gifts of thy bounty, may they unite
in praise and thanksgiving to thee, the Author of all good. Amen.
For our own Country.
teous Governor, all the important interests of our native Country: grant, we beseech thee, that we may live in safety; and enjoy the blessings thy providence has bestowed upon us, in tranquillity and peace : mercifully preserve us from all public calamities: and that we may escape the destructive evils which thou appointest for wicked nations, may we be disposed to a general reformation of manners; and may true religion and virtue fo prevail amongst us, that our tranquillity may be continued, and our distinguished privileges be handed down to fucceeding ‘ages. Bless all our colonies : prosper our alliance with foreign nations : give us the fruits of the earth in their seasons; and may our trade and commerce be so conducted, as to
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become instruments of good to the whole nation. Vouchsafe thy favour to all orders of men among us: by a diligent and chearful discharge of the duties of their several stations, may they contribute their part to the public welfare, and the happiness of all mankind. Be
O merciful Father, every thing truly good; and may we with one heart, acknowledge and praise thee, who art good, and doeft good continually. Amen.
For the King
thy providence, thy servant George our King: fill his heart with every royal virtue; and assist him in the important duties to which he is called : preserve him from the designs of his enemies ; give him the hearts of all his subjects; and by their fidelity and zeal, may his useful designs be encouraged, and promoted: succeed his just undertakings ; and after a life of great and extensive usefulness in this world, N 2