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directed; Help us to review our past lives with a spirit of thankfulness and submission, that in affliction we may remember how often we have been succoured, and in prosperity may know and confess from whose hand the blessing is received. Enable us to improve the time which thou shalt yet allow us, that we may daily become purer in thy sight; and, as we draw nearer and nearer to the grave, strengthen our faith, enliven our hope, increase our charity, and perfect our repentance; and so help us by thy Holy Spirit, that when it shall be thy pleasure to call us hence, we may be received to everlasting happiness, for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father which art in heaven, &c.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c.

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OCCASIONAL PRAYERS.

Before the Communion.

GRANT, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, that so many of us as mind to come to the Holy Communion of the body and blood of our Saviour Christ, may have grace, diligently to try and examine ourselves, before we presume to eat of that Bread, and to drink of that Cup; that with a true penitent heart and lively faith, receiving that Holy Sacrament, we may indeed spiritually eat the Flesh of Christ and drink his Blood; may dwell in Christ and Christ in us; may be one with Christ and Christ with us. Preserve us from the guilt and danger of receiving the same unworthily, to our own condemnation, and the kindling of thy wrath against us. Enable us to judge ourselves, that we be not judged of the Lord: But repenting truly of our sins past; having a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amending our lives; and being in perfect charity with all men; may we be found

meet partakers of those Holy Mysteries. Grant this, ( Heavenly Father, for the sake of our only Mediator and Advocate Jesus Christ. Amen.

After the Communion. ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, we

most heartily thank thee, for that thou hast vouchsafed to feed us with spiritual food and sustenance, who have this day duly partaken the most comfortable Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. Enable us continually to keep in memory the exceeding great love of our Master and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for us; and henceforth, submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, may we study to serve him in true holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. Amen.

For a Sick Member of the Family. FATHER of mercies and God of all comfort, we fly unto thee for succour in behalf of thy servant who is now grieved.

with sickness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy fatherly correction to him, that the sense of his weakness may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repentance. Grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his bodily health, if it be thy gracious will. Consider his contrition, accept his tears, assuage his pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for him. Give him grace so to take thy visitation, that he may lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and thus after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For a Sick Child.

ALMIGHTY and immortal God, the aid of all that need, the helper of all that flee to thee for succour; we call upon thee for this infant, now lying under thy hand, upon the bed of sickness. him with the eyes of thy mercy. Visit him, O Lord, with thy salvation. Deliver him in thy good appointed time from bodily pain; raise him up again, if it shall be thy pleasure;

Look upon

and prolong his days, that he may live to thee, and be an instrument of thy glory, by serving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation; or else receive him into heavenly habitations, as an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom; through the merits and satisfaction of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Before a Journey or Voyage. ALMIGHTY God, who fillest all things with thy presence, and art a God afar off as well as near at hand: Thou who didst send thy angel to bless Jacob in his journey, and didst safely lead the children of Israel through the Red Sea: O Thou who dost send forth ministering Spirits to minister unto them that are heirs of salvation; be pleased to send thine angel before us and guide us on the journey* [passage

The words in a Parenthesis may be substituted for the word "Journey" or joined to it by the particle "and."

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By reading "our journey or passage, &c." instead of "the," and omitting we now contemplate," this prayer may be useful while travelling by land or water.

It will readily occur to every one, that the use of the pronoun singular instead of plural will render the whole of these prayers equally adapted for Private as for Family Devotion.

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