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all the days of my life, to thy honour and glory, througħ our only mediator and advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our Father, &c.
When you lię down in your Bed. I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest, for it is thou, Lord, only, that makest me to dwell in safety; and into thy hands I recommend my spirit, my soul, and my body, for thou hast redeemed me, () Lord, thou God of truth.
transporting are thy comforts, and how ravishing the effects of thy goodness towards them that fear thee! Thou bast treated a vile sinner at thy own table, and fed me with the bread that came down from heaven. In what am I better than those to whom thou dost not grant this favour? It is not for my merits, but because thou wilt be glorified in doing good to the most unworthy, that thou hast this day made me a happy example of this thy free grace and bounty. Grant me this favour also, O my God, that through the whole course of my life, I may give thee praise and glory; that the due sense of thy mercies may make me unfeignedly thankful; and that my thankfulness may appear in a care to walk before thee in holiness, sobriety, and righteousness, all the days of my life.
A Prayer in private after receiving the Holy Communion. O now plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast prepared for them that put their trust in thy mercy, even before the sons of men! I praise and magnify thy great and glorious name, O Lord, for all those manifold mercies and comforts which thou hast bestowed upon me, ever since I was born. O Lord God, thou hast been my trust from my youth, by thee have I been holden up from the womb; my praise shall continually be of thee; but, above all, blessed, and for ever blessed be thy holy name, for the manifestation of thy Son Jesus Christ, the fountain and foundation of all our happiness, and for feeding me this day (who am unworthy of the least of all thy mercies) with the spiritual food of his most precious body and blood, to my great and endless comfort. Enable me, O Lord, through thy gracious assistance, to perform the conditions of that