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OUR Fathers hoped in thee, they trusted in thee, and thou didst deliver them. They called upon thee, and were holpen : They put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
As thou didst heretofore deliver our Forefathers; so do thou now deliver us, who likewise put our trust in thee.
An Act of INTERCESSION,
as on THURSDAY.
[Then add, ] May the power of the Father govern and protect me! May the wisdom of the Son teach and enlighten me! May the influence of the Holy Ghost renew and quicken ine!
O Lord, I beseech thee, watch over my soul; strengthen and sustain my body; exalt and refine my appetites; compose my passions ; regulate my manners; bless my undertakings; fulfil my petitions ; sug. gest to me holy thoughts; pardon what is past; direct me in what is
present; prevent me in what is to come.
NOW unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly, above all that we can ask or think, according to the power
that worketh in us; unto him be glory in the Church, by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen
MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS
for the EVENING,
Having passed over the day, I render liearty thanks to thee, my God, for thy good providence. The evening now draws on, make thou it comfortable.
But, as each day hath its evening, so likewise hath human life. Life's evening is old age; make thou this also comfortable.
O cast me not away in the time of age; neither forsake me when my strength faileth me.
Even to noary hairs do thou carry me. Thou hast made and hast sustained me hitherto, continue still to support and 10 deliver me.
Abide with me, my Jesus, for the time is far spent; yeat the shadows of the evening are stretched out, and the day is declining upon
Let thy strength, now especially, be made perfect in my weakness: For, as the day, so life is near its endl; a life wherein we scarcely live.
The night posts on apace; so doth that deatlı, of which night is the image; a night, after which, in this world, we must expect no morning.
In constant remembrance, and due sense whereof, I earnestly en. treat thee, blessed Lord, to order such an end of this life for me, as may bę truly Christian; acceptable