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May I never be a blot or a blank in life,
        cause the way of truth to be evil spoken of,
  or make my liberty an occasion to the flesh.
May I by love serve others, and please my neighbour
  for his good to edification.
May I attend to what is ornamental as well as
  essential in religion, pursuing things that are
  lovely and of good report.
May I render my profession of the gospel
  not only impressive, but amiable and inviting.
May I hold forth the way of Jesus
  with my temper as well as my tongue,
  with my life as well as my lips.
May I say to all I meet,
  I am journeying towards the Lord’s given place,
  come with me for your good.
May I be prepared for all the allotments
    of this short, changing, uncertain life, with
  a useful residence in it,
  a comfortable journey through it,
  a safe passage out of it.
May I be in character and conduct like
  the dew of heaven,
  the salt of the earth,
  the light of the world,
  the fullness of the fountain.
May I never
  be ashamed of Jesus or his words,
  be deterred from fulfilling a known duty
    through fear,
  be discouraged from attempting it
    through weakness.
May I see all things in a divine light so that they may
  inform my judgment
  and sanctify my heart.
And by all the disciplines of thy providence,
  and all the ordinances of religion,
  may I be increasingly prepared for
    life’s remaining duties,
    the solemnities of a dying hour,
    and the joys and services
      that lie beyond the grave.

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