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i prove themselves to Thee the righteous Lord, who love

eth Righteousness, and whole Countenance beholdeth the Upright: Make them to be a Terror to evil Doers only, and an Encouragement and Protection to them that do well, that under their several Administrations We may lead quiet and peaceable Lives in all Godliness and Honesty. Amen.

Prayer for the Ministers of God's Word. O

GOD, the Father of Lights, who alone givest e

very good and perfect Gift, We pray Thee to send down upon all the Bishops and Ministers of thine everlafting Gospel the gracious Influence of thy Holy Spirit, that they may be filled with the Knowledge of thy Will, in all Wisdom and Spiritual Understanding, and be thoroughly furnished for that good Work of opening Men's Eyes, and of turning them from Darkness to Light, and from the Power of Sin and Satan unto Thee the living and true God: Give unto them the Spirit of Unity and Concord, of Peace and Charity, and every Grace of the Gospel; and that they may truly please Thee and walk worthy of their holy Vocation, may they be Examples to their Flock, in Word and in Work, in Faith and Purity, that when Christ, the chief Shepherd, shall appear, they may receive from Him a Crown of Glory, which fadeth not away. Grant this, () Lord, for the Honor of our Head and Advocate, Jesus Chrift. Amen. 9 Prayer for the Performance of Relative Duties, and for

such as are in a State of Prosperity.

OST Great and ever bleffed Lord our God,

whom it hath pleased to place Men in different Conditions in this Life; We entreat Thee to affist Us to perform those particular Duties which our feveral Stations here do require of us. May. Those, who are rich and prosperous in this World, wisely improve the Talents committed to their Truft; may they not be high-minded, nor trust in uncertain Riches, but in Tree the living and true God; give them Hearts to

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devife liberal Things, that they may be rich in good Works, ready to diftribute and willing to communicate to those who are in Want, laying up for themselves a good Foundation against the Time to come, that they may inherit eternal Life.

-May Such as are poor and in low Condition be humble and modest, diligent in their respective Employments, honest, just and faithful in all Things, and contented with that Station, in which thy wife Providence hath placed them in this World, and in the Life to come may they be rewarded much more abundantly.--May Such as are in a Married State, be true and faithful to each other, live together in mutual Love and Friendship, bearing with one another's Infirmities, and endeavoring to be a constant Comfort and Support one to the other.-May Parents love their Chil. dren, and carefully bring them up in the Knowledge and Fear of God, in the Paths of Virtue, and in the regular Government of their Paffions and Desires.--And may Children attend diligently to their Parents' Instructions, love and honor them, and be subject unto them, with all Duty and Gratitude.—May Masters be careful of their Servants, just and gentle and kind unto them, knowing that they themselves have a Master in Heaven. ^ And may Servants obey their Mafters in all Things, not with Eye-Service, as Men-Pleasers, but be diligent, honest and faithful to them, as knowing that thine Eye is always over them, and that they must at last give an Account. “All which we humbly ask of Thee to grant, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

Prayer for Such as are in a State of Afliction.
OST just and gracious God, We commend to

ways afflicted or diitressed, whether in Mind, Body, or Eftate: Be Thou in Heaven thy holy Habitation a Father to the fatherless, the God and Husband to the Widow: Speak Peace and Comfort to troubled Minds, give unto

Them the Oil of Joy for Mourning, the Garment of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness. Behold the Tears of them that are oppressed, and bring them out of the Hands of their Oppreffors: Deliver Them that are

tempted

tempted, help Such as are in Danger, and provide for the Poor and Needy; grant unto them Al Patience un. der their Sufferings, a perfect Refignation to thy heavenJy WiH, and a happy Deliverance out of their Amictions. Strengthen and affilt in an especial Manner, we beseech thee, All that are under Bonds or Imprisonment, or any kind of Perfecution for the Caute of Truth, and the Testimony of a good Conscience; let thy Consolations, O God, be proportioned to their Trials, and as their Day is, fo. let their-Strength be: and may the Sufferings which any of thy Servants undergo in this present Life, work out for them a far more exceeding and eternal Weight of Glory.--Extend thy Compaffions to Those who are sick and weak, or that are under any Bodily Pains or Disorders, (* particularly These for whom our Prayers are desired,') look upon their Afiction and their Pain, and forgive their Sins; if it be consistent with the all-wise Defigns of thy Providence, deliver their Souls from Death, their Eyes from Tears, and their Feet from falling, that they may yet walk before Thee in the Land of the Living: but if Thou haft otherwise determined, and the Time of their Departure is at Hand, support them in their last Moments, láy about them thine ever: lasting Arms, and when Flesh and Heart faileth, be

Thou the Strength of their Hearts, and their Portion for -ever. ---Finally, O Lord, We beseech Thee to bless and keep all, our Relations and Friends, reward our Benefactors, and forgive our Enemies. Give unto Us also thy Servants here. before Thee, friendly and charitable Difpofitions, chearfully to aslist and relieve All that are in Difiress to the utmost of our Power. And may We learn to be of a meek and patient Spirit, to submit to thy Will in all Things, be rich in Faith, and Heirs of that Kingdom, which Thou hast promised to them that love Thee. May our Hearts be right in thy Sight, fincere and pure before thee, and fedfast in thy Covenant: And let us be graciously accepted in Jesus Chrift thy well-beloved, whose. we are, and whom we serve, and in whom we dcfire ever to be found, living and dying. Amen.

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[9. A Prayer that may be said after any of the former.

GOD, whose Nature and Property is ever to have

Mercy and to forgive, receive our humble Petitions, and though We be tied and bound with the Chain of our Sins, yet let the Pitifulness of thy great Mercy loose us, for the Honor of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. : Amen.)

A Concluding Prayer.

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LMIGHTY God, who hast given us Grace at this

Time to make our common Supplications unto Thee, and doft promise that when Two or Three are gathered together in thy Name, Thou wilt grant their Requefts; We earnestly pray, that thy Blessing and Presence may be with us, (*and with All who are this Day assembled in thy Faith and Fear, from one End of the World unto the other;) and that Thou wouldit graciously affift Us to overcome the Temptations of the World, the Flesh, and the Devil, and be our conftant Guide and Support: According to thy great Goodness, fulfil now, O Lord, the Desires and Petitions of thy Servants, as Thou in thy Wisdom knoweft to be best for us; grant us in this world whatsoever thou seest to be really good for us, and deny us all those things which wou'd be evil and hurtful to us; and in the World to come, bring us to everlating Life. We ask all from Thee in the Name of Jesus Christ, thine only Son, our Blefled Savior and Redeemer, in whose Words we sum up all our Requests unto Thee for Ourselves and Others.

The LORD's PRAYER, to be faid devoutly by Minister and

People.

UR Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy

Name; may thy Kingdom come; may thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven: give us this Day our dàily Bread ; and forgive us our Trespasses, as we forgive them that tretpass against us ; and lead us not into Temp

tation, To be ad only on Sondays,

tation, but deliver us from Evil: for thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, for ever. Amen.

Then All standing up, the Minister snall solemnly pronounce the

BLESSING. viz.

THE Lord bless you and keep you ; the Lord make

his Face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you, the Lord lift up his Countenance upon you, and give you Peace. (Numb. vi. 24–26.)

[And unto All, that, in every Place, call upon the Nane of Jesus Christ our Lord, Grace be unto them, and Peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. i. 3.)

And may the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Spirit, be with Us all evermore. (2 Cor. xiii. 14.)

Amen.

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End of the Morning Service,

* On Sondaj's, and other Days when there is to be a Sermon

preached, let a Tune now be played on the Organ, (if there de crie,) and after that a Psalm or Hymn in Metre, (expref five of jome of the Christian Duties,) be sung by the whole Congregation,

sitting or Jlanding as most agrceable, while the Minister rejts bimself. l'hen that is over, Ali knedling, He may use this or a like Prayer before He begiazs bis Sermon. O

LORD, our heavenly Father, accompany Us, We

beleech Thee, with thy most gracious Favor, and further us with thy continual Help; at this time in parti

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