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For Protection. O THOU who inspirest thy saints with songs in
the night, and givest wholesome sleep to thy beloved, make us to think of thy name in the night season, and to keep thy law. Let thy protection and mercy be upon us, and preserve our lying down and our rising up from this time forth even for evermore.
Visit also, O Lord, this habitation, and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy. holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace, and let thy blessing be upon us for ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Blessed art thou, O Lord God of our father;
Accept we pray thee our thanksgiving, O Lord, thou giver of every good gift, the hope of all the ends of the earth, our Saviour, who hast led us in safety through the past day, and brought us to the hour of rest and sleep, and given us the hope of resurrection to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Praised be the Lord daily ;
Concluding Prayer. UNTO thy gracious mercy and almighty pro
tection, o God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, we humbly commit ourselves. The Lord bless us and keep us. The Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us, and give us peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
END OF PART I.
THE SEASONS OF THE CHURCH.
THE FASTS AND FESTIVALS.
DOMESTIC AND OTHER OCCASIONS.
TIMES OF SICKNESS AND AFFLICTION.
IF SICH AN ARRANGEMENT WERE PROPER, THIS SECOND PART, OF WHICH SO LARGE A PORTION RELATES TO THE JOYS AND SORROWS OF DOMESTIC LIFE, MIGHT WELL BE DEDICATED TO ONE TO WHOSE ASSISTANCE MUCH THANKS ARE DUE FOR WHAT
EVER THERE IS OF GREATER CORRECTNESS AND UNIFORMITY IN
THIS THAN IN THE FORMER EDITIONS, AND TO THOSE, TO WHOM WITH HER, THE EDITOR OWES, UNDER THE DIVINE BLESSING, HIS OWN EXPERIENCE OF DOMESTIC HAPPINESS AND FAMILY DEVO
TION. IT WOULD BE NO SMALL KINDNESS THAT HIS FAMILY AND
HOUSEHOLD, FOR WHOM THIS BOOK WAS FIRST COMPILED, MIGHT OCCASIONALLY BE REMEMBERED BY ANY TO WHOM IT IS OF THE
Budehaven, Sept. 15, 1848.
LITURGIA DOMESTICA. PART II.
In the following Part, the Sentences from Holy Scripture are
intended to be substituted for those which are at the beginning of Morning and Evening Prayer. They are chiefly taken from the Epistles and Gospels, or Lessons of the seasons to which they are appended.
The Invocations, “O Thou who," fc., followed by the words
“Glory be to Thee, O Lord,” are intended to be substituted for, or added to, the invocation which follows the Lord's Prayer in each of the Morning Services.
The Prayers are taken partly from the Common Prayer Book,
partly from the compilations of devotional writers. They are intended to be inserted amongst the latter prayers the Daily Services, or in those cases in which there is an opportunity of attending the Public Service, these can be interwoven with the shorter Morning Service, page 145, according to the discretion of the Master of the Family. Where there is no such opportunity, and the Festivals are not observed in any neighbouring church, if the Family desire to mark the day, it can be done, as has been found by experi