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A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a recovery.

GREAT and mighty God, who

bringest down to the grave, and bringest up again; we bless thy wonderful goodness, for having turned our heaviness into joy and our mourning into gladness, by restoring this our brother to some degree of his former health. Blessed be thy name, that thou didst not forsake him in his sickness; but didst visit him with comforts from above; didst support him in patience and submission to thy will; and, at last, didst send him seasonable relief. Perfect, we beseech thee, this thy mercy towards him; and prosper the means which shall be made use of for his cure: That being restored to health of body, vigour of mind, and cheerfulness of spirit, he may be able to go to thine house, to offer thee an oblation with great gladness; and to bless thy holy name for all thy goodness towards him, through Jesus Christ our Saviour: To whom with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory world without end. Amen.

FORMS OF PRAYERS

TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.

OUR

MORNING PRAYER.

UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Acknowledgment of God's

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, in whom mercy and prewe live and move and have servation, especially through our being; we, thy needy the night past. creatures, render thee our humble praises, for thy preservation of us from the beginning of our lives to this

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safety to the

day, and especially for having delivered us from the danWhen dis- gers of the past night. To kind befall a thy watchful providence we Family, instead owe it,* [that no disturbof this, say, that notwithstand- ance hath come nigh us are or our dwelling; but, that brought in we are brought in safety to beginning of the beginning of this day.] For these thy mercies, we bless and magnify thy glorious Name; humbly beseeching thee to accept this our morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; for his sake who lay down in the grave, and rose again for us, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

this day.

Dedication of soul and body to God's service,

ness.

AND, since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Fawith a resolution ther that another day is to be growing daily in good added to our lives; we here dedicate both our souls and our bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous, and godly life: In which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that,

as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

BUT, O God, who know

grace to enable

Prayer for est the weakness and us to perform corruption of our nature, and that resolution. the manifold temptations which we daily meet with; we humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and excited to our duty. Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgments, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee. And, above all, keep our minds in a lively remembrance of that great Day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions; and according to the works done in the body, be eternally rewarded or punished, by him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For grace to

guide and keep N particular, we implore thy grace and protection day, and for for the ensuing day. Keep

us the following

God's blessing

on the business us temperate in our meats of the same. and drinks, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us patience under any afflictions thou shalt see fit to lay on us, and minds always contented with our present con*On Sunday dition. Give us grace to be Morning, instead of this, just and upright in all our say, and let thy dealings; quiet and peacecompany us to able; full of compassion; the place of and ready to do good to all

Holy Spirit ac

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us serious and

raising our

minds from the

ship, making men, according to our abiliattentive, and ties and opportunities. Direct us in all our ways* [and thoughts of prosper the works of our this world to the considera- hands in the business of our tion of the next, several stations.] Defend us that we may from all dangers and adverin the prayers sities; and be graciously thy Church, pleased to take us, and all our duty with things belonging to us, under honest hearts, thy Fatherly care and proin order to tection. These things, and

fervently join

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practise it.

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