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Private Forms of Prayer Fit for Sad Times
[By Brian Duppa]

London: Thomas Mabb, 1660.

Daniel's Prayer and Confession in the Behalf of Himself and his People.

O Lord, the Great and dreadfull God, We have sinned, and done wickedly, and have Rebelled, even by departing from thy Precepts and from thy Judgements

Neither have we hearkned to thy Servants the Prophets, which spake in thy Name, to our Kings, our Princes, and our Fathers, and all the People of this Land.

O Lord, Righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us Confusion of Face, as at this Day; unto all that are near and far off through all the Countries, whither thou hast driven them, because of the Trespasse that they have trespassed against thee.

For we have not obeyed the Voice of the Lord our God, and therefore the Curse is poured out upon us.

Even such a Curse, as that under the whole Heaven hath not been done, as hath been done unto Us.

But now, O Lord our God, according to all thy Righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine Anger and thy Fury be turned away from us.

Hear the Prayer of thy servant, and cause thy Face to shine upon thy Sanctuary which is now desolate.

O my God, incline thine Ear and hear; Open thine Eyes and behold our Desolation.

For I do not present these supplications before thee for our own Righteousnesse, but for thy Great Mercies.

O Lord hear, O Lord Forgive, O Lord do, delay not, for Thine own sake, O my God, and for thy Peoples sake, that are called by thy Name.

O God make speed to save us.
O Lord make hast to help us.

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