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.
Author
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 Paraphrase.

O Mercifnl Lord God, who hast vouchsafed to adopt and receive us Thy unworthy Creatures into the number of Thy Children, and Heirs of thy King∣dom, we beseech Thee grant us the assistance of Thy Grace, that we may reverently worship Thee, diligently serve Thee, and readi∣ly and chearfully obey Thy holy Will here on Earth, even as those Blessed Spirits do in Heaven.

And whereas by reason of our many weaknesses and Frailties we are often hindred, and always negligent in the performance of these Duties, We beseech Thee continually to relieve and supply us with all Spiritual and Tempo∣ral

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necessaries, for our help and furtherance in thy Service.

And in whatsoever we have hi∣herto been wanting, or have otherwise transgressed Thy Holy Will, We beseech Thee merci∣fully pass by and pardon it, even as we our selves do heartily and sincerely forgive all those who have wronged or offended us.

And that we may not for the future fall again into the like sins, We beseech Thee graciously to assist and preserve us in all Temp∣tations, and powerfully defend and deliver us from all the assaults of our daily Enemies, the World, the Flesh, and the Devil.

For Thou, O Lord, art the Supreme King; Thou art able to do All things, and to Thee is due the Honour and Glory of All, both in this world, and that which is to come. Amen.

And thus the very excellency of

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the Prayer it self, both for the Matter and Method, beside the dignity and veneration of the Au∣thor, may sufficiently commend it to our use: it serving so pro∣perly either for a Beginning, or a Conclusion to our other Devoti∣ons.

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