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our sins; and from our which we utter be unheard united hearts accept this by thee, our God. Encirtribute of devotion, through cled in thy protecting arms, Jesus Christ our Lord. may we fear no evil

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compassed by thine awful

presence, may we dread MONDAY EVENING. all sin. When discouraged

by difficulties, let us look O THOU who dwellest up to thee from whom our in the heavens, but whom help cometh ; and when the heaven of heavens can- distressed by calamity, may not contain, unto thee do we take refuge in thy merwe lift up our souls. Thou cy, and find peace by stayart never far from any one ing our minds on the eterof us, and we cannot flee nal One. Through life, from thy presence.

If we may we act always as seesay, The darkness shall ing him who is invisible.

even the night In death, may we find our shall be light about us; for consolation in the presence the darkness and the light of him, who, when flesh

both alike to thee. and heart fail, will be the Thou seest us at this mo- strength of our heart and ment, and discernest every our portion for ever. thought and intention of Accept our thanks, most our hearts. Thou art ac- merciful Father, for thy quainted with all our ways, great goodness in bringing and there is not a word in us to the close of another our tongues, but lo, O Lord, day, in the enjoyment of thou knowest it altogether. so many blessings. While Let this momentous truth we gratefully receive the be deeply impressed upon gifts of thy bounty, let us our minds. However oc- not incur the guilt of lovcupied, and in whatever ing the creature more than place or circumstances we the Creator, or of laying may be, may we remember up treasure on earth to the that thou art with us; that neglect of our treasure in no fault which we commit heaven; but help us so to will be overlooked; no pass through things temvirtue we exercise be un- poral, that we finally lose noticed, and no prayers not things eternal.

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Graciously regard what- souls, and all that is withever of duty we have this in us to bless and praise day performed. Forgive thy holy name, and not to whatever has been sinful forget all the benefits of in us. Let no evil come him, who forgiveth our innear us or our dwelling in iquities, who healeth our the night; and bring us to diseases, who redeemeth the morning rejoicing still our lives from destruction, in thy great goodness, and and crowneth us with lovpraising thee, the Fathering kindness and tender of all mercies, through mercy.

O teach us how Jesus Christ our Lord. to thank thee as we ought; Amen.

to show forth thy praise

not only with our lips but Tuesday MORNING. in our lives; by giving up

ourselves to thy service, ALMIGHTY God, ma- and by walking before thee ker of all things, whose in holiness and righteouswe are, and on whom we ness all our days. Let us entirely depend; we bless cherish that faith which is thee that thou hast kept us imbibed from a pure docduring the past night; that trine, and is manifested by thou hast refreshed us with a holy life. Let us cultigrateful slumbers; that vate that piety which deepthou hast preserved usly reverences and supremefrom the dangers which ly loves a Being of infinite walk in darkness, and hast perfections, and which opened our eyes on the produces, as its natural light of another day. We fruit, a sincere love for all acknowledge, O God, that mankind. May every day these are but a small part of our lives be marked by of thy mercies. Thou valuable improvehast been always with us; ment, some act of virtue, thou art continually doing some victory over temptaus good. All the blessings tion and passion. May we which we enjoy, or have bė continually advancing ever enjoyed come down nearer to perfection, to the from thee, the Father and moral likeness of our Sathe Friend of all.

viour, and to thy rest and We would call upon our happiness ahove.

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O God, we look to thee to forgive those who truly for thy protection through turn to him. this day. Keep us from We therefore pray thee, danger, from sickness, and O Father, that above all from falling into sin. En- things thou wouldst assist able us to be useful to so us in loving and serving ciety, and to obtain the ap- thee. What our lot shall probation of those whom be, we leave to thy wise we love. Let us especially providence; but O teach so conduct ourselves this us, under all circumstances, day, and through all our to be grateful to thee in days, as to secure thy fa- prosperity, and resigned to your which is life, and thy thy will in affliction and loving kindness which is distress. Inspire better than life. We ask hearts with a purer love to all things in the name, and thee; enlighten our minds as disciples of thy blessed with heavenly wisdom; Son, our Saviour, Jesus and make our desires conChrist. Amen.

form themselves to thy

purposes. Let gratitude TUESDAY EVENING. be the pervading disposi

tion of our souls. May we EVER gracious and in- always feel that we are thy dulgent God, who hast children ; that we have brought us to the close of received from thee infithis day in safety and peace; nitely more than we dewe render thee our devout serve; and that the least thanksgivings for the mer return which we can make cies which we have expe- to thee, is, to be contented rienced, and commend and cheerful under thy ourselves to thy continued paternal government. protection. Unworthy as May our reverence for we are, we yet would seek thy will and commandthy face and implore thy ments be displayed in our favour, for thou hast bid us conduct toward our brethlook to thee as our merci- ren of the human family ; ful Father, who will never so that we may constantly forget nor forsake his chil- regard them with feelings dren, and is always ready of pure benevolence, and

Graciously regard what- souls, and all that is withever of duty we have this in us to bless and praise day performed. Forgive tliy holy name, and not to whatever has been sinful forget all the benefits of in us. Let no evil come him, who forgiveth our innear us or our dwelling in iquities, who healeth our the night; and bring us to diseases, who redeemeth the morning rejoicing still our lives from destruction, in thy great goodness, and and crowneth us with lovpraising thee, the Fathering kindness and tender of all mercies, through mercy. O teach us how Jesus Christ our Lord. to thank thee as we ought; Amen.

to show forth thy praise

not only with our lips but TUESDAY MORNING. in our lives; by giving up

ourselves to thy service, ALMIGHTY God, ma- and by walking before thee ker of all things, whose in holiness and righteouswe are, and on whom we ness all our days.

Let us entirely depend; we bless cherish that faith which is thee that thou hast kept us imbibed from a pure docduring the past night; that trine, and is manifested by thou hast refreshed us with a holy life. Let us cultigrateful slumbers ; that vate that piety which deepthou hast preserved us ly reverences and supremefrom the dangers which ly loves a Being of infinite walk in darkness, and hast perfections, and which opened our eyes on the produces, as its natural light of another day. We fruit, a sincere love for all acknowledge, O God, that mankind. May every day these are but a small part of our lives be marked by of thy mercies. Thou some valuable improvehast been always with us; ment, some act of virtue, thou art continually doing some victory over temptaus good. All the blessings tion and passion. May we which we enjoy, or have bė continually advancing ever enjoyed come down nearer to perfection, to the from thee, the Father and moral likeness of our Sathe Friend of all.

viour, and to thy rest and We would call upon our happiness ahove.

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O God, we look to thee to forgive those who truly for thy protection through turn to him. this day. Keep us from We therefore pray thee, danger, from sickness, and O Father, that above all from falling into sin. En- things thou wouldst assist able us to be useful to so us in loving and serving ciety, and to obtain the ap- thee. What our lot shali probation of those whom be, we leave to thy wise we love. Let us especially providence; but o teach so conduct ourselves this us, under all circumstances, day, and through all our to be grateful to thee in days, as to secure thy fa- prosperity, and resigned to your which is life, and thy thy will in affliction and loving kindness which is distress. Inspire better than life. We ask hearts with purer

love to all things in the name, and thee; enlighten our minds as disciples of thy blessed with heavenly wisdom; Son, our Saviour, Jesus and make our desires conChrist. Amen.

form themselves to thy purposes.

Let gratitude TUESDAY EVENING. be the pervading disposi

tion of our souls. May we EVER gracious and in- always feel that we are thy dulgent God, who hast children; that we have brought us to the close of received from thee infithis day in safety and peace; nitely more than we dewe render thee our devout serve; and that the least thanksgivings for the mer- return which we can make cies which we have expe- to thee, is, to be contented rienced, and commend and cheerful under thy ourselves to thy continued paternal government. protection. Unworthy as May our reverence for we are, we yet would seek thy will and commandthy face and implore thy ments be displayed in our favour, for thou hast bid us conduct toward our brethlook to thee as our mierci- ren of the human family ; ful Father, who will never so that we may constantly forget nor forsake his chil- regard them with feelings dren, and is always ready of pure benevolence, and

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