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from every worldly and wicked imagination. And do thou, Lord, drive away all suggestions of the Devil or the flesh.

Thou beholdest the wakefulness of mine enemies, which attack me unseen, and my weakness to resist them is not hid from thee; who knowest whereof my nature is made, and rememberest that I am but feeble dust and ashes.

Take me then under the covering of thy wings, and let thy lovingkindness and thy truth always preserve me.

And, after such refreshment as thou seest proper for me, raise thou me up again to make my prayer in a time when thou mayest be



found; that so I may begin' my every day with thee, by setting forth' most thankfully thy praises, and dedicating myself entirely to ny service.

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NTO thy hands, O. I.ord, I commend myself, my spirit, my soul, and my body; for thou hast created and redeemed them, O Lord, thou God of truth.

Together with me, take also under thy fatherly care and protection all that are near or dear to me, all that thou givest me leave to call mine: For all these are the gifts of thy bountiful hand to thy poor unworthy servant.

Preserve my lying down and my rising up, from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Make me to remember thee on my bed, and to think upon thee

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when I am waking: Then let me commune with my own heart, and search out my spirit; for thou art about my path, and about my bed, and when I awake I am present with thee.

I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest, for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety



Short EJACULATIONS, fit for

several Parts, and particular Hours of the Night, and of

the Day.


THOU, who inspirest thy Saints with songs

in the night, and givest wholesome sleep to thy beloved ; whose name I will think of in the night season, and will keep thy law; let thy protection and mercy be upon me, and let the Prayers and Thanksgivings come up to thee, which my soul poureth out when it fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch.


O thou,

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