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better life, and serve thee with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and most merciful Father, look down upon my misery with pity, strengthen me that I may overcome all sinful habits; grant that I may, with effectual faith, commemorate the death of thy Son Jesus Christ, so that all corrupt desires may be extinguished, and all vain thoughts may be dispelled. Enlighten me with true knowledge, animate, me with reasonable hope, comfort me with a just sense of thy love, and assist me in the performance of all holy purposes, that after the sins, errors, and miseries of this world, I may obtain everlasting happiness for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
Almighty and most merciful Father, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor desirest the death of a sinner, look down with mercy upon me, and grant that I may turn from my wickedness and live. Forgive the days and years which I have passed in folly, idleness, and sin. Fill me with such sorrow for the time misspent, that I may amend my life according to thy holy word; strengthen me against habitual idleness and vice, and enable me to direct my thoughts to the performance of every duty; that while I live I may serve thee in the state to which thou shalt call me, and at last by a holy and happy death be delivered from the struggles and sorrows of this life, and obtain eternal happiness by thy mercy, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, by whose mercy I am now about to commemorate the death of my Redeemer, grant that from this time I may so live, as that his death may be efficacious to my eternal happiness; enable me to conquer all evil customs ; deliver me from all evil thoughts, grant me light to discover my duty, and grace to perform it. As my life advances, let me become more pure, and more holy. Take not from me thy Holy Spirit, but grant that I may serve thee with diligence and confidence, and when thou shalt call me hence, receive me to everlasting happiness, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty and most merciful Father, suffer me once more to commemorate the death of thy Son Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer, and make the memorial of his death profitable to my salvation, by strengthening my faith in his merits, and quickening my obedience to his laws. Remove from me, O God! all inordinate desires, all corrupt passions, and all vain ter
rors, and fill me with zeal for thy glory, and with confidence in thy mercy. Make me to love all men, and to use thy gifts, whatever thou shalt bestow, to the benefit of my fellow-creatures. So lighten the weight of years, and so mitigate the afflictions of disease, that I may continue fit for thy service, and useful in my station. And so let me pass through this life, by the guidance of thy Holy Spirit, that at last ! may enter into eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Devotional Assistance for the Communion, from Bishop Ken ; with alterations.
O Thou, Father of mercies, and God of all consolation, be merciful to me a miserable sinner.
Behold, Lord, though my transgressions are many, yet have I confessed, bewailed, and resolved to forsake them. I come to thy table weary and heavy laden with the burden of my sins, be it unto me according to thy word. Thou art faithful and just; forgive me my sins, and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Cast me not away from thy presence, but deliver me from my burden, that I inay find rest in thee, and be enabled to say unto my soul, be of good cheer, thy sins are forgiven thee..
O Heavenly Father, for thine infinite mercies' sake, for all the merits and sufferings of thy Son, in whom thou art always well pleased, pardon all my sins, and receive me, a true penitent, into thy favour forever. Amen.
A Prayer for PARTICULAR Graces.
O that my ways were made so direct, that I might keep thy statutes, O Lord, for then shall I not be confounded, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Vouchsafe me thy Holy Spirit therefore,