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P. Wo unto him that buildeth his House by Unrightcousness, that ufeth his Neighbor's Service without Wages, and giveth him not for his work. (b)
M. A good Man fheweth favor and lendeth, he will guide his Affairs with Discretion: He dealeth his Bread to the hungry, and bringeth the Poor that are cast out into his House ; when he seeth the naked, he cloatheth him, and hideth not himself from his own Flesh. Pure Religion and undefiled before God is, to visit the Fatherless and Widows in their Afliction, and to keep one's self unspotted from the World. ©)
P. Blessed is He that confidereth the Poor ; the Lord will deliver him in the Time of Trouble. (d)
M. Let us not rejoice when our Enemy falleth, nor if evil cometh to him ; but love our Enemies, and do good to them that hate us, that we may be the Children of God; for if we forgive Men their Trespasses, our helavenly Father will also forgive us. Let us then recompence to no Man evil for evil; neither be overcome of evil ; but overcome evil with good, (e)
P. Say not, I will recompence Evil, I will do so to him, as he hath done to me; I will render to the Man, according to his work. (A
M. Let 'ús not be proud, nor wise in our own conceit; neither be desirous of vain Glory; but put on Meekness and Lowliness of Mind: for the Lord reafteth the proüd, but giveth Grace to the meek and humble.. (8)
P. A proud Look the Lord hateth ; and every one that is proud in Heart is an Abomination unto him. (b)
M. Let us abhor that which is evil, and cleave to that which is good, and lay aside the Sin that most eafiJy befetteth' us; and run with Patience the Race that is fet before us, striving to enter in at the straight Gate: for ftraight is the Gate, and narrow is the way, that " leadeth unto Life. (i)
(6) Jerem, xxii, 13. (c) Pl. cxii. 5.-Ifa. Iviil. 7.-Jam. i: 27. (d) Př. xli. 1. (e) Prov. xxiv, 17.-Mat
. v. 44.-vi. 14:-Rom. xii
. 17, 21.' () Prov. xxiv. 29.--XX. 22.' (8) Rom. xii. 16. Galat. y. 26. -jam. iv. 6.
--- Pet. V. 5. (b) Prov. vi, 17.xvii 5. (i) Thefl. vo 150-Ileb, xii, 1.-Mit. vi. 13.
P. But' wide is the Gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to Destruction, and many there be that go in thereat.
M. Let us not then be conformed to this World, but take heed to ourselves, left at any time our Hearts be over-charged with Surfeiting and Drunkenness, and the Cares or Pleasures of this Life: and let us beware of Covetousness, for the Love of Money is the Root of all evil. (*)
P. À little that the righteous Man hath is better than the Riches of many wicked. (1)
M. We are exhorted also in God's facred Word, to set our Affections on things above, and not on things 'below; and that we thou'd lay up for ourselves Trea. sures in Heaven, and not upon the Earth ; affuring us, that where our: Treasure is, there will our Heart be also. Let us therefore 'not love this World, nor the things that are in the World'; for the Luft of the Flesh, the Luft of the Eyes, and the Pride of Life are not of God, but of the World." (m)
P. And if any one love these things, the Love of the Father is not in him...
M. Let us then be temperate in all things, and live soberly in this World ; being contented with our Condition, patient under Sufferings, walking humbly before God. (n)
P. And let us be anxious for nothing ; but in every thing by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving lệt our Requests be made known unto God. (0)
M. "Whether therefore we eat or drink, or whatever we do, let us do all to the Glory of God; being fruitfull in every good Work, abftaining from the Appearance of Evil, and walking worthy of our Profession, that we may adorn the Doctrine of Christ in all things." ()
P. May we amend our Ways and our Doings, purifie our Hearts, put away all Iniquity from us, and be renewed in the Spirit of our Minds. (9)
M. Let : (k) Rom. xii. 2.---Luke xxi. 34.xii. 15.-- Tim. vi. 10.
Pl. xxxvii. 16. (m) Coloss. iii. 2.--Mat. vi. 20, 21.-1 John ii. 150. (n) Phil. iv. 11.-Heb. xiii. 5.-Jam, i. 3. (o) Phil. iv. 6. () 1 Cor. x. 31
Colofs. i. 10.41 Thess. v. 22. — Ephef. iv. Id -Tit. ij. 10. (9) Ephes. iv, 23.
M. Let us be pure and holy, chaste and modest, abstaining from all Uncleanness, and cleansing ourselves from all defilement of the Flesh and Spirit, perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God. Marriage is honorable in all, but Whoremongers and Adulterers God will judge. (r)
P. O that Men were wise, that they understood these things, that they wou'd consider their latter End! (s)
M. Let us hold fast our Christian Profession without wavering, being stedfast and immoveable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, as knowing that our Labor Thall not be in vain ; and let us walk carefully, not as Fools, but as Wise, redeeming the Time with all Diligence and Watchfulness. (t)
P. Let us consider our Ways, and hold fast to that which is good.- . i !".
M. Hear then the Conclusion of the whole Matter : Fear God, and keep his Commandments ; for this is the whole Duty of Man (u). For God will bring every Work into Judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil; and will render to Every one according to his Deeds; to those who keep his Commandments, and patiently.continue in well-doing, He will give Glory and Honor, Peace and eternal Life. (0) · P. But All thofe that do Iniquity, - shall be cast into a Furnace of Fire, where the Worm dieth not, and the Fire is not quenched, and there shall be Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth for ever. Amen.
After this, let the Names and Cases of such Persons as desire. the Prayers of the Congregation be publickly read by the Clerk or Minister: Then let the Minister thus say,
Let us now offer up our earneft Prayers and Supplications to the Almighty Father of Heaven and Earth, that it may please Him to grant Us such clear and worthy Conceptions of his Nature and Perfections, as may animate Us
(~) 2. Cor. vii, 1.-Heb, xiii. 4. Ephes. v. 5. (s) Deut. xxxii. 29. It Heb. X. 23.--I Cor, tv, 58.-Ephes. v. 15. (4) Ecclef. xii, 13, 146 (2) Rom. ii. 6.--Mai, xvi, 27.-Rev, xxii, 12.
to every Duty, and fortifie us against every Temptation, and that He would mercifully bestow upon Us all those Blessings which. We stand in Need of. Let Us also befeech Him for the whole world, and for all Orders and Degrees of Men in it, that Every One, in their respective Stations, may walk so, as that God may be glorified in all Things, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord,
P. 0 Thou, that heareft Prayer, unto Thee shall all Flesh come. (Ps. Ixv. 2.)
Then All devoutly kneeling.
M. O Lord, shew thy Mercy upon us.
M. Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Chrift, thro’ Whom we have Access by one Spirit unto Thee; graciously receive the earne: Supplications, which We thine unworthy Servants defire now to present unto Thee, from whom alone we profefs to have all our Help; upon the Care of whose Providence we would exercise an entire Dependence, and whom with humble Gratitude and Trust we acknowledge as the great Author of our Being, the Fountain of all Good, the Difpofer of all Events, who hatest Nothing which thine Hands have made, but delightest in the real Happiness of thy Creatures, and art ready to aliit them in their fincere Endeavors after it.
P. Arife, O Lord, our Help, fave and deliver us, when we call upon Thee.
Here, whenever it is thought most suitable and proper, let the
LITANY (inserted after this Morning Service; be read. After which, or whenever it is omitted, the Minister Jbail read devoutly the following PRAYERS, the People at the End of each answering Amen.
Let us pray.
# A Prayer for Pardon of Sin. LMIGHTY and most gracious God, who art al.
ways more ready to hear, than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deferve; pour down upon us the. Abundance of thy Mercy, forgiving us those Things whereof our Conscience is afraid, and giving us those good Things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the Merits and] Mediation of Jesus Chrift, thy well-beloved Son our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the Performance of all Christian Duties. NFINITE and ever living God, who haft strictly
commanded us to obey thy Laws, and haft caused the holy Scriptures to be written for our Instruction ; enable us, we beseech thee, rightly to understand our Duty, and graciously afsift us in our careful and sincere Endeavors to perform it. May we abstain from every Thing that is contrary to ihy Will, and form our Minds to the blessed Temper and Disposition which the Gospel requires, by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen."
For Refignation, and Spiritual Peace.
GOD, who árt the Author of Peace, and Lover of
Concord, in Knowledge of whom standeth our eternal Life, whose Service is perfect Freedom; dispose our Hearts to a chearful Refignation under all the Dispensations of thy wise and good Providence, and to a conscientious Discharge of our proper Duty, in whatever Condition and Character of Life we are placed: And since all outward Distinctions of Men will soon be laid afide in the Grave, whither we are haftening, grant, О most merciful Father, that in this Life we mav fo mind the Things that belong to our Spiritual Peace, and secure the good Part that is never to be taken from us, that in the Life to come we may be made Partakers of the everlasting Happinels of thy heavenly Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our only Mediacor and Advocate. Amen.