DEVOTIONS IN THE CHURCH ON CONFIRMATION-DAY

When you come to your pew, say:

I have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord!
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and
in His word do I hope. My soul waiteth for
the Lord more than they that watch for the
morning. Let Thy mercy, Lord, be upon
me, according as I hope in Thee.

I humbly beseech Thee, Lord, in the
name of Jesus Christ, for whose sake Thou
hearest us always:

Be Thou our Wisdom, to give us the know-
ledge of religion;

Our Understanding, to know our duty;

Our Counsel in all doubts;

Our Strength against all temptations;

Our Knowledge in what belongs to the
state of life in which Thy providence shall
place us;

Our Piety and Godliness in all our actions;

Our Fear all our life long.

These things I ask, God and Father, for
myself, and for all who are now to be con-
firmed, that we may be restored to Thy like-
ness, and never deface it by our sins; that
the image of Satan may be destroyed in us;
that all carnal affections may die in us; and
that all things belonging to the Spirit may
dwell in our hearts by faith; that Thy
Name, and the Name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, may be glorified in us, and we in
Him; that our hearts may be entirely devoted
to Thee; that we may never grieve Thy Holy
Spirit; but that we may continue Thine for-
ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father, etc.

Before you are called to the altar, say:

I will go unto the altar of God, unto God
my exceeding joy. For this God is my God
forever and ever: He will be my guide even
unto death. Amen and Amen.
Believing in Thee,
Hoping in Thee,
Loving Thee:

I come. Lord Jesus;

As a sick person to the Healer;

As a hungry and thirsty person to the
Fountain of life;

As a needy wretch to the King of heaven;

As a helpless child to a pitying Father;

As a weary, repenting sinner to my will-
ing Saviour;

As a desolate soul to my own tender Com-
forter;

I come: Lord Jesus, receive Thy child.
Amen.

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