WEDNESDAY MORNING

O Thou Shepherd of Israel, who dost nei-
ther slumber nor sleep, under Thy providen-
tial care I have rested securely during an-
other night, for which I now render Thee
my humble and unfeigned thanks. I slept
and awoke, and lo! Thou art still with me.

My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning,
O Lord; in the morning will I direct my
prayer unto Thee, and will look up. Let
the same power and goodness which have
been over me during the night attend me
throughout all this day, that no evil may
befall me.

I am weak; be Thou my strength. I am
ignorant and do easily err; be Thou my
light and my guide. I am prone to thought-
lessness and vanity; keep me mindful, I
entreat Thee, of death, and of that great
day in which I must give a strict account of
my thoughts, words, and actions; to the end
that I may live soberly, righteously, and
godly in this present evil world.

O Thou omniscient and holy Lord God, I
humbly confess before Thee my sins and in-
firmities. Have mercy upon me a sinner,
and grant me Thy pardon and peace. O
Holy Spirit, who art co-eternal God with the
Father and the Son, create in me a clean
heart, and renew a right spirit within me.
Make me by a true faith partaker of Christ
and all His benefits; comfort and abide with
me forever.

O Lord, as Thou hast called us to be use-
ful to each other, and to the generation in
which we live, grant me grace to go forth to
my daily duties with cheerfulness, and in
humble dependence upon Thy help. Bless
Thou my labors, O Lord, and establish upon
me the work of my hands; that so I may
not live in vain.

Bless this family, and grant us all grace
to love and fear Thee. Bestow Thy bless-
ings, temporal and spiritual, upon all my
relations, friends, and neighbors. Reward
all that have done me good, and pardon all
that have done or wished me evil; give them
repentance and better minds.

Be merciful to all who are in any trouble
or affliction; and do Thou, O God of pity
and compassion, administer to them help
and comfort according to their several neces-
sities; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the
Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
Amen.

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