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goodness and love shall be fulfilled in their season. Luke i. 20.

The seasons which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts i. 7.

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That mercy, of which we have had so long experience, will be our support and stay under every future trouble which can happen to us in this world, and in all things which God shall bring to pass in the awful and eternal world that is to come.

Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again. Ps. lxxi. 20.

We ourselves know that this is indeed the Christ. John iv. 42.

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my

hand. John x. 14. 28.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures : he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Ps. xxiii. 2, 3.

There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God. Heb. iv. 9.

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Hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God. Ezek. xx. 20.

If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words : then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord. Isa. lviïi. 13, 14.

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day. Rev. i. 10.

He that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Gal. vi. 8.

PRAYER

UPON AWAKENING ON THE MORNING

OF THE SABBATH.

O God, who hast opened mine eyes to see the light of another day, open my heart I beseech thee, that, looking constantly unto Thee, it may be fixed on all holy thoughts and meditations, and upon thy word, which is the true light that lighteneth every man that cometh into the world. Grant this, most merciful Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ my Saviour. Amen.

PRAYER

FOR THE RIGHT USE OF HOLY TIMES,

AND HELPS TO DEVOTION.

O most gracious God, who knowest the grievous sins and manifold infirmities of thy poor servant, give me access to thy throne of grace by the spirit of prayer through Jesus Christ. Prepare my heart unto Thee, O Lord, that thou mayest hear me. Teach me to pray, that I

may

ask such things as please Thee, and every

desire which comes into

my
heart

may be of thy holy inspiration. Grant that I may devoutly improve every season of prayer, and so faithfully and seriously make use of all my helps to devotion, that in them I

may
stir

up the grace of the Holy Spirit, whereby I

may in heart say, Abba, Father. Let me know and feel that all things are possible unto Thee, yet—not as I will, but as Thou wilt. Look upon me as thy child, O Lord, and continually direct and guide me in thy way, and sanctify this my unworthy service to thy honour and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER FOR SUNDAY MORNING.

O most merciful Lord, who hast preserved my body and soul to the

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