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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PRAYERS.

I. O My God, I am a∣shamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniqui∣ties are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the Heavens. Since the days of our Fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our Kings and our Priests, been deli∣vered into the hand of the Enemy, to the sword, to Captivity, and to a Spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

O Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous: Behold, we are be∣fore

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thee in our trespasses, for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

Nevertheless, for thy great mercies sake consume us not utterly, nor forsake us; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.

Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the ter∣rible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee that hath come upon us, on our Kings, on our Princes, and on our Priests, and on our Prophets, and on our Fathers, and on all thy People.

Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us, for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly. Neither have our Kings, our Princes, our Priests, nor our Fathers, kept thy Law, nor hearkened unto thy Com∣mandments, and thy Testimonies wherewith thou didst testifie

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against them: for they have not served thee in their Kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large aud fat Land which thou gavest before them; neither turn∣ed they from their wicked works.

Behold, we are servants this day; and for the Land that thou gavest unto our Fathers, to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it.

II. O Lord the great and dreadful God, keeping the Co∣venant and Mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his Commandments, we have sinned and have commit∣ted iniquity, and have done wick∣edly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments.

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Neither have we hearkened un∣to thy servants the Prophets, which spake in thy Name to our Kings, our Princes, and our Fa∣thers, and to all the people of the Land.

O Lord, righteousness belong∣eth unto thee, but unto us con∣fusion of face as at this day. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our Kings, to our Princes, and to our Fathers, be∣cause we have sinned against thee.

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him.

Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his Laws which he hath set before us by his servants the Prophets: therefore the Curse is poured upon us, and he hath con∣firmed his words which he spake against us, and against our Judges that Judged us, by bringing upon

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us a great evil; for under the whole Heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.

O Lord, according to all thy righteous∣ness, I beseech thee let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy holy moun∣tain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our Fathers, thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy Sanctu∣ary that is desolate, for the Lords sake.

O my God, incline thine ear and hear, open thine eyes and be∣hold our desolations, and the People which is called by thy Name; for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies.

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O Lord hear, O Lord forgive, O Lord hearken and do: defer not for thine own sake, O my God; for thy people are called by thy Name.

III O Lord God, de∣stroy not thy People and thine In∣heritance, which thou hast re∣deemed through thy Greatness which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

Look not unto the Stubborn∣ness of this People, nor to their Wickedness, nor to their Sin; lest the Land whence thou broughtest us out to say, Because the Lord was not able to bring them into the Land which he pro∣mised them, and because he ha∣ted them, he hath brought them out to flay them in the Wilder∣ness.

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Yet they are thy People and thine Inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty Power, and by thy stretched-out Arm.

O my Father, if it be possible let this Cup pass from us: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Abba, Father, all things are possible un∣to thee; take away this Cup from us: nevertheless not ours, but thy will be done. Amen

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