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from sickness, want, or other distresses, that would hinder them from Thy service. When we sin, restore us by true repentance and faith in Christ. May we loathe ourselves for our transgressions; forgive them all, and accept us in Thy well-beloved Son. Save us from the punishment that our sins deserve. Convert our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers. Cause us to watch against temptation, to resist and overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Defend us and all Thy people from the enmity and rage of Satan; and preserve us to Thy heavenly Kingdom.
For Thou only art the Universal King; all power is Thine in heaven and in earth; of Thee, and through Thee, and to Thee are all things ; and the glory shall be Thine for ever. AMEN.
I believe in God, etc.
LORD our God, who hast commanded us to make prayers and supplications for all men : We
present ourselves before Thy throne to offer up our requests in behalf of all classes and conditions of our race. Thou, Lord, who art the Maker and Father of mankind, we beseech Thee for the peace of the whole
world, and the salvation of all people. Deliver from their blindness the heathen, Mohammedans, and all unbelievers; and vouchsafe, according to Thy promises, to procure the conversion of Thine ancient people, the Jews : that all nations may know and worship Thee, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. King of kings, Lord of lords, we pray Thee for all rulers and other persons in offices of dignity and trust. Give the knowledge of Thyself to such as have it not: and impart Thy grace to them that know Thee, that they may use their authority to the furtherance of Thy glory. Especially we pray for those who are set in authority over us. Grant them long life and prosperity, wise counsel and good success. Bless the people of this commonwealth in all their interests, civil and religious. Diffuse among them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of Thy Name : that order and harmony may prevail, and that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
We present to thee, O Lord, our prayers for the necessities of Thy holy Church spread abroad throughout the earth. Be pleased to protect, enlarge, and sanctify it more and more. Deliver the churches that
are persecuted. Remove the errors, scandals, and divisions that distract Christendom, and unite all Christians by the bonds of truth, of godliness, and of peace. Grant especially Thy blessings upon the churches of this land, and the churches in this place: bless the families composing them : cause righteousness, and all holy virtues, to flourish in our midst.
We pray Thee, O God, for all the pastors of Thy Church; sanctify them, enlighten them, and augment in them the gifts needful for the promotion of Thy kingdom, and the salvation of souls intrusted to their care.
Raise up everywhere, and especially among ourselves, faithful, zealous, humble ministers, lovers of truth and of peace. And to this end'impart Thy grace and Thy fear unto all that are preparing to serve Thee in the ministry of Thy Word.
O God of Mercy, have pity on the nations that are aflicted by war, or any other scourge; and upon all persons in any kind of suffering. We commend to Thy goodness the widows, the orphans, the poor, the strangers, the friendless; those that are journeying; those that endure persecution for Thy Gospel; all persons distressed or diseased in mind; the infirm, the sick, the dying; and especially our brethren who
are members of this church [and who desire our prayers]. Assist them in their several necessities, whether of body or of soul; and give them a happy issue out of all their troubles.
Lord, we beseech Thee for all Thy children: for all that seek Thee in sincerity of heart, and labour to promote their own salvation and that of their fellowmen ; for all that are engaged in works of piety, and enterprises for the advancement of Thy Kingdom. Confirm those that are weak in the Faith ; and to all that are yet in their sins, under condemnation of Thy law, give true repentance and conversion unto Thee.
Look favourably upon this community. Grant us always that which may be needful for our sustenance; and enable us to serve Thee with sobriety, thankfulness, and love. Deliver us from our sins; preserve us from wicked thoughts, from unbelief, hypocrisy, and whatever is opposed to Thy holy will. O Merciful God, prevent us ever by Thy grace, and further us continually by Thy Spirit; put in our minds right purposes and pure desires, perfect submission to Thy providence, fervent love to Thee, and charity that shall incline us to love and edify one another. Detach our hearts from this world of vanity, and help us
to raise them unto heaven, where our treasure is. So that living in watchfulness and prayer, we may spend our days in Thy peace, looking for the glorious appearing of our Lord: that when He shall come to judge the world, we may stand in Thy presence without shame.
Give ear, O Lord, unto the voice of those who have now offered up their prayers unto Thee : reject not the unworthy supplications of Thy servants; but grant us the blessings we have asked, and all other things necessary for us, in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord : unto whom, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, be bonour and praise for ever. AMEN.
Lord ! increase our faith.