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Prayers

The LORDís Prayer.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.



Prayer at lying down.

NOW I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.



Agur's Prayer.

REMOVE far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me, lest I shall be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor, and steadl, and take the name of my God in vain.



Notes


"Prayer at laying down" first appeared in a 1781 London edition of the New England Primer. Its authorship is unknown.


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