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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Devotional exercises.
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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 26, 2024.

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THE FOURTH HOUR OF PRAYER, AT THE Sixth Hour, or Mid-day, About XII. at Noon.

Psal. 34. 12.

What man is he that lusteth to live, and would fain see good days?

Keep thy Tongue from Evil, and thy Lips that they speak no Guile:

Eschew Evil, and do Good:

Seek Peace, and ensue it.

Psal. 102. 24.
O my God, take me not away in the midst of me Age. As for thy

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years they indure throughout all Ge∣nerations.

HEar me when I call, O God of my righteousness; have mercy upon me, and hearken un∣to my Prayer, Psal. 4. 1.

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. 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.

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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.

Psal. 27.

THE Lord is my light and my salvation, of whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom then shall I be afraid?

When the wicked (even mine enemies and my foes) came upon me to eat my flesh, they stum∣bled and fell.

Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid: and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him.

One thing I have desired of the Lord, which I will require, even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

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to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his Temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his Tabernable, yea in the secret place of his dwel∣ling shall he hide me, and set me up upon a rock of stone.

And now shall he lift up mine head above mine enemies round about me.

Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with great gladness, I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord.

Hearken unto my voice, O Lord, when I cry unto Thee; have mercy upon me, and hear me.

My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face; thy face, Lord, will I seek.

O hide not Thou thy face from me, nor cast thy servant away in displeasure.

Thou hast been my succour: leave me not, neither forsake

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me, O God of my salvation.

When my father and mother forsake me, the Lord taketh me up.

Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in the right way, be∣cause of mine enemies.

Deliver me not over into the will of mine adversaries; for there are false witnesses risen up against me, and such as speak wrong.

I should utterly have fainted, but that I believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

O tarry thou the Lords lei∣sure: be strong, and he shall comfort thine heart, and put thou thy trust in the Lord.

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.

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The Song of SS. Ambrose and Augustine.

WE praise Thee, O Lord, we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.

All the Earth doth worship Thee the Father everlasting.

To thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens, and all the Powers therein;

To Thee Cherubim and Sera∣phim continually do cry,

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabbaoth.

Heaven and Earth are full of the Majesty of thy Glory.

The glorious company of the Apostles praise Thee.

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise Thee;

The noble Army of Martyrs praise Thee;

The Holy Church throughout

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all the world doth acknowledge Thee,

The Father of an infinite Maje∣sty,

Thine honourable, true, and only Son,

Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter.

Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ,

Thou art the Everlasting Son of the Father.

When thou tookest upon Thee to deliver man, Thou dist not abhor the Virgins womb.

When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of Death, Thou didst open the kingdom of hea∣ven to all believers.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the Glory of the Fa∣ther.

We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge.

We therefore pray Thee help thy servants whom Thou hast re∣deemed

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deemed with thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbred with thy Saints in Glory everlasting.

O Lord save thy people, and bless thine heritage:

Govern them and lift them up for ever.

Day by day we magnifie Thee,

And worship thy Name ever world without end.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.

O Lord let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our Trust is in thee.

O Lord in the have I trusted; let me never be confounded.

WE humbly be∣seech Thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities, and for the glory of thy Names sake turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved:

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and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve Thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy Ho∣nour and Glory, through our only Mediator and advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

NOW the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the Sheep, through the bloud of the everlast∣ing Covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Je∣sus Christ, to whom be Glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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