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thine, that nothing which befalls me in the world may ever part thee and my soul; and make me so resolute for thy service, that nothing which any can say or do may interrupt me in, or take me off from that way of life which is to depart from Hell beneath. O let me not be of the number of those that draw back to destruction; but of their happy number who believe, to the saving of the soul. .
O Lord God, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand; go on, I pray thee, to work for the glory of thy name, and to perfect that which concerns më. Thou hast been my help, leave me not, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation ; but hold thou' me up and I shall be safe, and I will have respect to thy statutes continually. Establish, () Lord, strengthen, settle me; and leave me no will or power to resist the gracious designs and methods of thy love and mercy, for the healing and saving of my soul. And as I, by my frailty, do still renew my sins, gracious Lord, through thy mercy, rea new me to repentance ; and though I fall, let me not utterly be cast down, but uphold me by thy almighty hand; preserve me to thy heavenly kingdom, and keep me by thy power, through faith to salvation. Lord, make me faithful unto death, that thou mayest give me the crown of life, that blessed erd of my faith, even the eternal salvation of my soul, through Jesus Christ, my dear Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR A CHILD.
GLORY be to thee, O Lord, in whom I live, and move, and have my
being ; who hast preserved me ever since I was born.
I humbly worship thee, O Lord, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, my Redeemer; ( give me thy grace, that I mav faithfully serve thee all the days of my life: Wash me from the guilt of my sins in the fountain of Christ's precious blood ; save me daily by thy grace from the practice of sin ; let thy good Spirit restrain and cleanse the corruption of my nature ; help me to remember thee, my Creator, in the days of my youth; preserve me from those errors and follies to which the frailty of my age does most expose me, and keep me innocent from every great offence; deliver me from lying and vanity, from picking and stealing, from swearing and Sabbath-breaking, and from the temptations of evil company. .
Incline my heart to all that is good, that I may be modest and hume ble, true and just, meek and kind, temperate and diligent, respectful and obedient to all my superiors; that I may fear and love thee above all, and my neighbour as myself. Let thy good providence defend me from all evil, night and day; let the grace of thy holy Spirit conti, nually direct and assist me; bless me in my learning, and help daily to increase in knowledge and wisdom, and in all virtu
struct me, O Lord, more and more in the truths of thy holy word, and in the knowledge of thy salvation, that I may live holy, die coma fortably, and be eternally happy in thy kingdom of bliss and glory.
Bless all my dear friends, relations, and benefactors; grant to them whatever may be good for them in this life, and guide them and me to everlasting happiness in thy kingdom, through Jesus Christ, my dear Lord and Saviour. Amen. Our Father, &c.
AN ADDRESS BEFORE PUBLIC WORSHIP. LORD, I am now in thy house, assist me, I pray thee, and accept of
my services : Let thy holy Spirit help my infirmities, disposing my heart to seriousness, attention, and devotion, to the honour of thy holy name, and the benefit of my soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
AFTER THE SERVICE IS DONE. Blessed be thy name, O Lord, for this opportunity of attending thee
in thy house and service. Make me, I pray thee, a doer of thy word, and not a hearer only; accept both us and our services, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
ILLUSTRATED IN THIS WORK.
iii. 15. . 53 ii. 9. ; 343 vii. 13 . 320
vi. 14, 16 . 238
xiii. 7 . . 297 XXV. 4. . 134 xxxvii. 37 214
xxxviii. 11 104 xxv. 8, 12 130 Xxxviii. 4 347
vi. 8 i . 128 xxv. 11 127 xxxviii. 15 197
xxvii. 11 . 130 xlv.9,11,13 66
xxxi. 3,5 352 li. 2 . . 267
xxxi. 4 . 77 li. 7, 9 . 85
xxxii. 8 . 134 li. 10 i . 218
lv. 22. . 290
xxxiv, 18. 173 lxii. 8 . . 361