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rivers of water are turned. O! convert all men to thyself. May Christianity spread its reforming, and benign influence through the earth, and may thy Spirit be poured out in copious effusions upon our whole guilty world.-Eternal thanks we render to the Lamb, who was slain to redeem us to God by his blood. We rejoice, that the Son has vindicated his Father's character, magnified the law and made it honourable, and is now exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. Praised be thy name, that thou didst commiserate the state of fallen man, and didst constitute thy Son, our Mediator and Saviour. We bless thee for the overtures of mercy through him, and beg to have an interest in the proffers of life. We plead thine everlasting love; we plead the sacrifice of Christ; we plead his intercession at the right hand of the Father. O! have mercy on our precious souls. Save us from the power and dominion of sin; save us from the wrath to come. -Blessed God! we thank thee for the favours of life. Surely goodness and mercy have followed us all our days. We praise thee especially for the mercies of the day and week past. Prepare us for holy time. Preserve us from the dangers of this night, and suffer no plague to come near our dwelling. Let our sleep be sweet and quiet, and in the morning, awake us to renewed life and activity. When we rise from our beds, may our first actions be consecrated to God, and may the sabbath be to us a day of sacred rest and joy, and a prelude to an everlasting sabbath in thy kingdom of glory. Now unto him, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world according to the will of God and our Father; to him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for a day of publick Fasting, in the Spring of the year.

O, thou justly offended Sovereign! we desire to bow before thee, on this day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer, with the deepest self-abasement. May we offer unto thee the sacrifice of a broken and contrite heart, which, O God! thou wilt not despise. O our God! we are ashamed and blush to lift up our faces to thee our God; for our iniquities are increased over our heads, and our trespasses are grown up unto the heavens. We confess, that we are by nature children of wrath even as others, and are under the curse of a broken law. We have wickedly and ungratefully departed from thee, the living God, and practically said, Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. We have hated and despised reproof, and disregarded thy warnings and instructions, abused thy goodness, slighted thy mercies. Thou hast nourished and brought us up as children, but we have rebelled against thee. It is of the Lord's mercies, that we are not consumed, because thy compassions fail not.-Look down, O God! in mercy upon us miserable sinners. Pardon us through the mediation of Christ. Blot out all our transgressions, and be at peace with us. Wash us and we shall be clean; purify us and we shall be whiter than snow. Help us to keep such a fast this day, as thou hast chosen, and to rend our hearts and not our garments, and turn unto the Lord our God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. We acknowledge, O Lord! that iniquity abounds, and the love of many waxes cold. We lament the profanation of thy holy name, and thy holy day; the disregard of thine authority, and the disobedience of thy sacred laws, and that such multitudes cast off fear and restrain prayer before thee. Pour,

we beseech thee, upon thy people a spirit of repentance and reformation. Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just. May temperance and sobriety, industry and good habits, universally prevail. Behold thy people prostrate at the throne of grace, and hear their prayers, whether offered in thy sanctuary, in the family, or in the closet, saying, Spare thy people, O Lord! and give not thine heritage to reproach. We deserve all thy rebukes and chastisements. Thou wouldst be just, shouldst thou cast us off forever. Return, O Lord! how long? and let it repent thee concerning us thy servants. O! satisfy us early with thy mercy, that we may rejoice, and be glad all our days.- -We thank thee, O Lord! that thou hast carried us through the inclement season of the winter and hast brought us to the return of Spring. Regard us in respect to the succeeding seasons of the year. May there be a favourable seed time, a fruitful season, and a plentiful harvest. Grant us those alternate shinings of the sun, and showers of rain, which are well calculated to bring forward and ripen the fruits of the earth. Give us the rain of our land in his due season, the former rain, and the latter rain, that we may gather in abundance. Let not the heaven, that is over our heads, be brass, and the earth that is under us, be iron, and make not the rain of our land, powder and dust. Save us from destructive frosts, devouring insects, blasts and mildews. Reserve unto us the appointed weeks of harvest, and crown the year with thy goodness. Preserve us from the pestilence, that walketh in darkness, and the destruction, that wasteth at noon day. Save us from the ravages of tempests and earthquakes, fire and water, persecution and the sword. Continue the health and happiness of thy people. Prosper our agriculture, our manufactures, our commerce and our fisheries, and make us rejoice in the midst of plenty. Bless the people of this nation in

our hearts.In thy benevolence, bless all ranks and descriptions of persons. Reform the wicked, instruct the ignorant, and reclaim the wandering. Speak peace to the troubled in mind, and bless the persecuted for righteousness' sake. Destroy all pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy. Multiply the triumphs of truth over errour. Plead the cause of the orphan, the widow, and the friendless. Bless all our colleges, and seminaries of learning. Cast into these fountains the salt of grace, that streams may issue from them, which shall make glad the city of God. O! let the youth, who resort to these institutions for instruction, form habits of deep and fervent piety. Let there be revivals of religion in them all, and may the number of pious students be greatly increased. Bless all the Presidents and Professors in our colleges. Ever may they remember their great responsibility, and do all that lies in their power, by their prayers, example, and instruction, to promote the spiritual welfare of the young men, committed to their charge. And may all our youth be trained to habits of industry and sobriety. We would make supplications, prayers, and intercessions for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority, that the people may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. Bless all the nations, that dwell upon the face of the earth, and fill the world with thy glory. We offer these our requests in the name of our great High Priest above; to whom be glory in the Church forever. Amen.

Friday Evening.

O God, most high and holy! we pay thee homage as the Life and Lord of creation. Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is infinite. Who by searching can find out God? who can find

out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what can we do? deeper than hell; what can we know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.O Lord! we would glorify thy power, wisdom, and goodness, which are discoverable all around us. Blessed be thy name, especially, that when sacrifices and offerings thou wouldst not, then said the Saviour, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God! We thank thee, that in the fulness of time, the heavens did bow, and the Son of God came down upon the earth, veiled in humanity. We would rejoice in the miraculous proof of his divine mission, and that, by his blood, the covenant of grace is ratified, and by his stripes we are healed. And we praise thee for the kind proclamation: Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money: and without price. O, what amazing condescension and compassion! We thank thee, O Lord! that thou hast confirmed the gospel by abundant testimonies, and handed it down from generation to generation, notwithstanding all the opposition which has been made to it. We bless thee, that thou hast given us existence in a land where the Christian religion is taught, and its sacraments administered. Thanks to thy name, all gracious Father! for the blessings of thy good providence, that thou hast watched over us with paternal care, preserved us in being, and afforded us a competence of the things of this life. O thou great Benefactor of man! we thank thee for thy protection and blessings the day past. Having obtained help of thee, we continue in life, and are now witnesses for God, that he is good and gracious. May the conclusion of this day remind us of the conclusion of life. To thy merciful care we humbly commend ourselves this night. The darkness hideth not from thee, but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the

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