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 23, 2024.

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THE FIFTH HOUR OF PRAYER, AT THE Ninth Hour of the Day, About III. After-Noon.

Preparative to the Publick.

1 Thess. 5. 2, 3. 4.

The day of the Lord so cometh as a Thief in the night:

For when they shall say, Peace and Safety, then sudden destructi∣on cometh upon them as Travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.

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But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should over∣take you as a thief.

ENter not into judgment with thy servant, O Lord, for in thy fight shall no man living be ju∣stified, Psal. 143. 2.

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. 39.

I Said I will take heed to my ways, that I offend not in my tongue.

I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight.

I held my tongue and spake no∣thing. I kept silence yea even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.

My heart was hot within me, and while I was thus musing, the fire kindled, and at last I spake with my tougue.

Lord, let me know mine end, and the number of my days, that I may be certified how long I have to live.

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Behold, Thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in re∣spect of Thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.

For man walketh in a vain sha∣dow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what is my hope? truly my hope is even in Thee.

Deliver me from all mine of∣fences, and make me not a re∣buke unto the foolish.

I became dumb, and opened not my mouth, for it was thy doing.

Take thy plague away from me; I am even consumed by the means of thy heavy hand,

When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, Thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a Moth fretting a gar∣ment: every man therefore is but vanity.

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Hear my prayer, O God, and with thine ears consider my cal∣ling: hold not thy peace at my tears.

For I am a stranger with Thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength before I go hence, and be no more seen.

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

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

O God from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed, work in us thy unpro∣fitable servants both to will and to do, that the Glory of both may return to Thee the giver of every good and perfect gift, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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NOW unto Him that is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of his Glory with ex∣ceeding joy; to the only wise God our Saviour, be Glory and Majesty, Dominion and Power, now and for ever. Amen.

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