FRIDAY MORNING

Almighty and everlasting God, in whom
I live, and move, and have my being, I ren-
der thanks unto Thee, for Thy kind care
over me during the night that is past.

I once more dedicate unto Thee my soul
and body, that I may wholly serve Thee
in a sober, righteous, and godly life. I re-
nounce all the works of darkness: O cause
me to walk in the light of Thy countenance.
I renounce the vanities of this world:
O help me to seek after the enduring substance
that is laid up with Thee in Heaven. I re-
nounce all the sinful lusts of the flesh:
enable me to walk in the Spirit. In these
desires and purposes, do Thou, most merci-
ful God, confirm and strengthen me by Thine
ever-present grace.

I humbly confess my sins before Thee,
Thou holy God. O Saviour, to whom shall
I go, but unto Thee; for with Thee there is
plenteous mercy: and I know, and believe,
that Thou hast power on earth to forgive
sins. Grant me a joyful sense of Thy par-
doning love.

Do Thou, O Lord, mortify in me my old
nature, by giving me a sincere sorrow of
heart for my sins against Thee; and in-
crease in me a desire more and more to hate
and flee from them.

Quicken in me the new man by Thy Holy
Spirit; that I may have a sincere joy of
heart in God, and find true delight in living
according to Thy will in all good works,
through the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ,
our Lord.

Give me, O Lord, an abiding sense of the
vanity and shortness of this mortal life.
Seeing that the Son of man cometh at an
hour when we think not, may I be always
ready; that so the dread summons may not
come upon me unawares.

Accept, O Lord, my earnest intercessions
for all mankind. Bless Thy Church, O
Thou who hast purchased it with Thine own
blood. Make it the joy of the whole earth:
clothe its ministers with power, and extend
its borders into all lands.

Be merciful to all who are in any trouble or
affliction in mind, body, or outward estate.
Raise up helpers to such as are in want;
and administer grace and comfort to all,
according to their several necessities, for the
sake of the sufferings and sorrow of Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

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