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diator Lord, we fly for refuge to it, we take hold of it as the hope set before us. o receive us graciously into the bond of this covenant, and make us accepted in the beloved according to the tenor of the covenant. Thou hast declared concerning the Lord Jesus, that he is thy beloved Son in whom thou art well pleased, and we humbly profess that he is our beloved Saviour in whom we are well pleased : Lord, be well pleased with us in him.

O that our hearts may be filled this day with pleasing thoughts of Christ aud his love to us, that great love wherewith he loved us. O the admirable dimensions of that love; the height, and depth, and length, and breadth of the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge! Let this love constrain us to love him, and to live to him, who died for us, and rose again. O that it may be a pleasure and mighty satisfaction to us to think that while we are here praying at the footstool of the throne of grace, our blessed Saviour is sitting at the right hand f the throne of glory, interceding for us. We earnestly

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heart, and in full assurance of faith. Meet us with a blessing : grace thine own ordinances with thy presence, that special presence of thine which thou hast promised there, where two or three are gathered together in thy name. Help us against our manifold infirmities, and the sins that do most easily beset us in our attendance upon thee ; let thy word come with life and power to our souls, and be as good seed sown in good soil, taking root, and bringing forth fruit to thy praise ; and let our prayers and praises be spiritual sacrifices, acceptable in thy sight, through Christ Jesus ; and let those that tarry at home divide the spoil.

Let thy presence be in all the assemblies of good Christians this day: grace be with all them that love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity ; let great grace be upon them all. In the chariot of the everlasting gospel, let the great REDEEMER ride forth triumphantly, conquer. ing and to conquer, and let every thought be brought in. to obedience to him: let many be brought to believe the řeport of the gospel, and to many let the arm of the Lord be revealed : let sinners be converted unto thee, and thy saints edified and built up in faith, holiness and comfort unto salvation : complete the number of thine elect, and hasten thy kingdom.

: Now the Lord of peace himself give us peace always by all means. The God of hope fill us with joy and peace in believing, for Christ Jesus' sake, our blessed Saviour and Redeemer, who hath taught us to pray, Our Father which art in heaven, &c:

A Family Prayer for the Lord's Day Evening:

O ETERNAL, and for ever blessed and glorious Lord God! Thou art God over all, and rich in mercy to all that call upon thee, most wise and powerful, holy, just, and good ; the King of kings, and Lord of lords ; our Lord and our God.

Thou art happy without us, and hast no need of our services, neither can our goodness extend unto thee, but we are miserable without thee; we have need of thy

favours, and are undone, for ever undone, if thy goodness extend not unto us, and therefore, Lord, we intreat thy favour with our whole hearts : O let thy favour be towards us in Jesus Christ, for our happiness is bound up in it, and it is to us better than life. We confess we have forfeited thy favour, we have rendered ourselves utterly unworthy of it; yet we are humbly bold to pray for it in the name of Jesus Christ, who loved us, and gave himself for us.

We bewail it before thee, that by the corruption of our natures we are become odious to thine holiness and utterly unfit to inherit the kingdom of God, and that by our many actual transgressions we are become obnoxious to thy justice, and liable to thy. wrath and curse. Being by nature children of disobedience, we are children of wrath, and have reason both to blush and tremble in all our approaches to the holy and righteous God: Even the iniquity of our holy things would be our ruin, if God should deal with us according to the desert of them.

But with thee, O God, there is mercy and plenteous redemption : thou hast graciously provided for all those that repent and believe the gospel, that the guilt of their sin shall be removed through the merit of Christ's death, and the power of their sins broken by his Spirit and grace, and he is both ways able to save to the uttermost all those that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives making intercession for us.

Lord we come to thee as a Father, by Jesus Christ the Mediator, and earnestly desire, by repentance and faith, to turn from the world and the flesh, to God in Jesus Christ, as our ruler and portion. We are sorry that we have offended thee, we are ashamed to think of our treacherous and ungrateful carriage towards thee. We desire that we may have no more to do with sin, and pray as earnestly that the power of sin may be broken in us, as that the guilt of sin may be removed from us : and we rely only upon the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and upon the merit of his death, for the procuring of thy favour. O look upon us in him, and for his sake

heart, and in full assurance of faith. Meet us with a blessing : grace thinë own ordinances with thy presence, that special presence of thine which thou hast promised there, where two or three are gathered together in thy name. Help us against our manifold infirmities, and the sins that do most easily beset us in our attendance upon thee; let thy word come with life and power to our souls, and be as good seed sown in good soil, taking root, and bringing forth fruit to thy praise ; and let our prayers and praises be spiritual sacrifices, acceptable in thy sight, through Christ Jesus ; and let those that tarry

at home divide the spoil. 1

Let thy presence be in all the assemblies of good Christians this day: grace be with all them that love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity ; let great grace be upon them all. In the chariot of the everlasting gospel, let the great REDEEMER ride forth triumphantly, conquering and to conquer, and let every thought be brought into obedience to him: let many be brought to believe the report of the gospel, and to many let the arm of the Lord be revealed : let sinners be converted unto thee, and thy saints edified and built up in faith, holiness and comfort unto salvation : complete the number of thine elect, and hasten thy kingdom.

Now the Lord of peace himself give us peace always by all means. The God of hope fill us with joy and peace in believing, for Christ Jesus' sake, our blessed Saviour and Redeemer, who hath taught us to pray, Our Father which art in heaven, &c:

A Family Prayer for the Lord's Day Evening:

O ETERNAL, and for ever blessed and glorious Lord God! Thou art God over all, and rich in mercy to all that call upon thee, most wise and powerful, holy, just, and good ; the King of kings, and Lord of lords ; our Lord and our God.

Thou art happy without us, and hast no need of our services, neither can our goodness extend unto thee, but we are miserable without thee; we have need of thy

favours, and are undone, for ever undone, if thy goodness extend not unto us, and therefore, Lord, we intreat thy favour with our whole hearts : O let thy favour be towards us in Jesus Christ, for our happiness is bound up in it, and it is to us better than life. We confess we have forfeited thy favour, we have rendered ourselves utterly unworthy of it; yet we are humbly bold to pray for it in the name of Jesus Christ, who loved us, and gave himself for us.

We bewail it before thee, that by the corruption of our natures we are become odious to thine holiness and utterly unfit to inherit the kingdom of God, and that by our many actual transgressions we are become obnoxious to thy justice, and liable to thy, wrath and curse. Being by nature children of disobedience, we are children of wrath, and have reason both to blush and tremble in all our approaches to the holy and righteous God. Even the iniquity of our holy things would be our ruin, if God should deal with us according to the desert of them.

But with thee, O God, there is mercy and plenteous redemption : thou hast graciously provided for all those that repent and believe the gospel, that the guilt of their sin shall be removed through the merit of Christ's death, and the power of their sins broken by his Spirit and grace, and he is both ways able to save to the uttermost all those that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives making intercession for us.

Lord we come to thee as a Father, by Jesus Christ the Mediator, and earnestly desire, by repentance and faith, to turn from the world and the flesh, to God in Jesus Christ, as our ruler and portion. We are sorry that we have offended thee, we are ashamed to think of our treacherous and ungrateful carriage towards thee. We desire that we may have no more to do with sin, and pray as earnestly that the power of sin may be broken in us, as that the guilt of sin may be removed from us : and we rely only upon the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and upon the merit of his death, for the procuring of thy favour. O look upon us in him, and for his sake

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