The daily practice of devotion, or, The hours of prayer fitted to the main uses of a Christian life also lamentations and prayers for the peaceful re-settlement of this church and state / by the late pious and reverend H.H., D.D.

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The daily practice of devotion, or, The hours of prayer fitted to the main uses of a Christian life also lamentations and prayers for the peaceful re-settlement of this church and state / by the late pious and reverend H.H., D.D.
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Hammond, Henry, 1605-1660.
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London :: Printed for R. Royston ...,
1684.
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"The daily practice of devotion, or, The hours of prayer fitted to the main uses of a Christian life also lamentations and prayers for the peaceful re-settlement of this church and state / by the late pious and reverend H.H., D.D." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A45408.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2024.

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THE FIRST HOUR OF PRAYER, AT THE Morning Watch or Cock-Crowing; About III. in the Morning.

Ephes. 5. 14.
Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Rom. 13. 12.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Ephes. 5. 11.
Have no fellowship with the un∣fruitful works of darkness.

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O God, thou art my God, early will I seek thee, Psal. 63. 1.

My soul flieth unto the Lord before the Morning Watch, I say, before the Morning Watch, Psal. 130. 6.

Have I not remembred thee in my bed, and thought upon thee when I was waking? Psal. 63. 7.

Mine eyes prevent the Night Watches, that I might meditate in thy word, Psal. 119. 148.

OUR Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven: Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

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For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, open thou my lips,

And my mouth shall shew forth thy praise, Psal. 51. 15.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

Psal. 139.

O Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me; thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising; thou under∣standest my thoughts long before.

Thou art about my path and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways.

For lo there is not a word in my tongue, but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.

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Thou hast fashioned me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too won∣derful and excellent for me, I cannot attain unto it.

Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? or whither shall I go then from thy Presence?

If I climb up into Heaven, thou art there; if I go down to Hell, thou art there also.

If I take the wings of the morn∣ing, and remain in the uttermost parts of the Sea;

Even there also shall thy Hand lead me, and thy Right Hand shall hold me.

If I say, peradventure the darkness shall cover me, then shall my night be turned to day.

Yea, the darkness is no dark∣ness with thee, but the night is as clear as the day: the darkness and light to thee are both alike.

For my reins are thine, thou

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hast covered me in my mothers womb.

I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.

My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the Earth.

Thine eye did see my substance yet being unperfect, and in thy Book were all my members writ∣ten,

Which day by day were fashi∣oned, when as yet there was none of them.

How dear are thy counsels un∣to me, O God! O how great is the summ of them!

If I tell them, they are more in number than the sand. When I wake up, I am present with thee.

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

O Lord God, who by the power of thy Word didst produce a glorious Light out of Darkness, Let thy Sun of Righte∣ousness with healing in his wings arise upon us, and enlighten the darkness of our hearts, and re∣scue us from the shadow of death; that we may walk in the light of thy Grace here, and rejoyce in the light of thy Glory in thy Heaven∣ly Kingdom hereafter, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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And the very God of Peace sanctifie us wholly, that our whole Spirit, and Soul, and body, may be preseved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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