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enable us to run the ways of God's commandments with more constancy and delight than we have done before: it beingçertain that God well never castany man into eternal flames, for striving todo his duty as well as he can. If there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. And consequently, fuch as account themselves most unworthy, are those very perfons who are deeply sensible of their own un. worthiness. They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.
3. This being the case of all mankind, with respect to their spiritual life, there is, my soul, no other way to free ourselves from this death of sin, but speedily to apply ourfelves to this heavenly physician, who came into the world to seek and to save those that are loft and ready to perish. And let'us trust in God, that as often as we come to the holy communion with such an honest and true heart, as to exercise our repentance towards God, our faith and hope of his mercy through Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, and our love and charity for all mankind, that such a temper and resolution of mind will doubtless render us worthy partakers of these holy mysteries, and prevent
our eating and drinking damnation to ourselves,
4. But that our preparation may be well performed, let us remember the end, and we shall never do amils, let us search our heart and examine our conscience; not only till we fee our fins, but until we hate them; and in'stead of those filthy rags of our own righteoulnefs, let us adorn our mind with pureand pious difpofitions to fear God and to keep his com: mandments : let us endeavour to be accepted
of by God, as worthy communicants; thathe, who knoweth all the secrets of the heart, may approve of the fincerity of our repentance ; and the king, who comes in to view the guests, may count us worthy of his favour and countenance; which never can be hoped for with
out he finds 'us cloathed with the marriage : garment of finçere repentance.
The Hymn on Tuesday Evening.
Let a repenting rebel live.
Ob! wash my soul
from ev'ry fin,
The Prayer for Tuesday Evening.
and glorious God ! father of all mercies and comforts, who takest pleasure in those that come unto thee with faith, and willest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; look down, I beseech thee, with pity and conpassion upon me, who falllow on my knees before thee, confessing that I have provoked thy divine majesty, in divers instances of ful life. But now I fee unto the arms of thy mercy, for pardon and forgiveness. O let the 5 :
infinite merits of my dear redeemer make satisfaction for me, in the pardon and forgiveness of all
fins. Lay not to my charge, O Lord, the fins that I have this day been guilty of; but let those and all the other follies of my life past be for ever blotted out of thy remembrance; and receive, me, I beseech thee, into thy favour, which Ivalue above all the happiness of this world; for, what would it profit me to gain the whole world and lose my own soul? Oh! grant me a lively sense of the folly and danger of sin, that I may truly and fincerely abhor that which is evil, and cleave to that which is good; and with an unwearied diligence follow after the things which make for my everlasting peace and happiness. And whereas, O Lord! I am a weak and frail creature, and am encompaffed about with many temptations, vouchfafeto strengthen and assist me with thy grace, that through thy most mighty power I may abled to withstand all the allurements of the world, the flesh, and the devil : (particularly, here mention the fins you are most guilty of.] Let thy holy spirit direct and rule my heart, that I may think and do always such things as be rightful and pleasing in thy sight. And, Give me such a fortitude and resolution, as
will support me under all discouragements, difficulties, and dangers in my christian warfare, that will carry me through all trials, and enable ine to triumph over the great enemy of my salvation : that having, by thy divine affifstance, fought the good fight, and finished my course, I may at last receive
that crown of glory,* which thou hast promised to thy faithful foldiers and servants, + thro' the merits and for the sake of the great captain of our salvation, Jesus Christ the righteous, wbo is the propitiation for our sins. I
And now, O father of all mercies ! in an humblefense of thy great goodness, I adore and praise thy glorious majesty for all thy manifold blessings, and mercies, particularly for those of the day past; I bless thee, O Lord, for whatever good I have done, and whatever evil I have escaped ; for preserving me in health and safety; for providing so plentifully for me; but above all I praise and magnify thy holy name, for the redemption of the world, by the death and pafsion of thy dear son.
Ogive me grace to make a right use andimprovement of these and all thy other mercies: be thou pleased, O Lord, still to continue to
I Tim. vi. 12. 2 Tim. iv. 7: + Matt. XXV. 31, 23.
I : John ii. 2. iv. 10.