Prayers Ancient and Modern

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Doubleday and McClure, 1897 - 366 páginas
This collection of prayers for daily use has been gathered from many sources, ancient and modern. It has historical interest, and the literary quality has been carefully considered, but the primary object is to nourish the spiritual life. As the design is to provide a brief selection for every day, in many cases a portion only of a long prayer is given, or it is condensed by omission, but alterations have been made as sparingly as possible. - Preface.
 

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Página 287 - Lord, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day ; defend us in the same with thy mighty power, and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger...
Página 355 - O ALMIGHTY GOD, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men ; grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise ; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
Página 217 - God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy ; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy ; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal.
Página 289 - Almighty Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments...
Página 84 - ALMIGHTY GOD, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves ; keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
Página 357 - God, Who art the Author of peace and Lover of concord, in knowledge of Whom standeth our Eternal Life, Whose service is perfect freedom ; Defend us Thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies ; that we, surely trusting in Thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Página 99 - ALMIGHTY God, unto Whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from . Whom no secrets are hid ; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name ; through Christ our Lord.
Página 296 - Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and concord: that as there is but one Body, and one . Spirit, and one hope of our calling, one LORD, one Faith, one Baptism...
Página 321 - LORD, who hast taught us > that ,all our doings » without Charity > are ,nothing worth ; Send thy Holy ,Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most ,excellent gift of charity, the very ,bond of peace > and of ,all virtues, with,out which > whosoever liveth is counted ,dead before thee : Grant this > for thine only Son Jesus .Christ's 'sake.
Página 266 - ALMIGHTY LORD and everlasting GOD, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of Thy laws, and in the works of Thy commandments...

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