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• him deny himself, and take up his Cross • daily, and follow me, Luke ix. 23:
• He that taketh not his Cross, and fol. loweth after me, is not worthy of me, • Matt. x. 38. i
If thy right Eye offend thee, [that is, any Lust as dear as d right Eye] pluck it ! out, and cast it from thee; for it is profit• able for thee, that one of thy Members • fhould perish, and not that thy whole Body
Thould be cast into Hell, Matt. v. 29. ... And if thy right Hand offend' thee . [that is, any Luft as dear as a right Hand] ? cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is 6 profitable for thee, that one of thy Mem! bers should perish, and not that thy
whole Body should be cast into Hell, • Matt. v. 30. : Enter ye in at the strait Gate, for wide 6 is the Gate, and broad is the Way that
leadeth to Destruction, and many there • be that go in thereat; because strait is 6 the Gate, and narrow is the Way which " leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it, Matt. vii. 13, 14.
• He that loveth Father or Mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he - that loveth Son or Daughter more than me, is not worthy of me, Matt. x. 37.
WhoWhosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my Words, of him thall the Son of Man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own Glory, and in his Father's,
and of the Holy Angels, Luke ix. 26. :.. Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we < have left all and followed thee. And Je• sus answered and said, Verily I say unto 6 you, there is no Man that hath left House, ! or Brethren, or Sisters, or Father, or Mo
ther, or Wife, or Children, or Lands, for 'my Sake, and the Gospel's; but he shall (receive an hundred-fold now in this • Time, Houses, and Brethren, and Sisters, 6 and Mothers, and Children, and Lands, 6 with Persecutions; and in the World to • come, eternal Life, Mark x. 28, 29, 30.
“Whosoever will save his Life, shall lofe • it, but whosoever shall lose his Life for • my Sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it, Mark viii. 35.
• What shall it profit a Man, if he shall o gain the whole World, and lose his ownı • Soul ? Mark viii. 36.
• This is the Will of God, even your • Sanctification, 1 Thell. iv. 3. · • Blessed are they that do his Command
? ments, that they may have Right to the . • Tree of Life, and may enter in through
• the Gates into the City of the new Jeru• salem) Rev. xxii. 14.
• Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through the Knowledge of God, and • of Jesus Christ our Lord, that hath called • us to Glory and Virtue; whereby are 'given unto us exceeding great and pre• cious Promises; that by these you might 6 be Partakers of the Divine Nature, hav« ing escaped the Corruption that is in the • World, through Lust,' 2 Pet. i. 2, 3, 4:
A Prayer in our Retirement after we are res
turned Home from the Lord's Table..
O Lord, my God! I acknowledge with V all Thankfulness of Heart, thy great Mercy and Goodness, in giving me an Op. portunity of approaching thy Holy Table; and in disposing my Mind to commemorate the infinite Love of my crucified Saviour, to render him Thanks and Praise for laying down his Life as a Sacrifice for the Sins of the World, and to present unto thee that Sacrifice, as a full Satisfaction for them, whereby thou doft incline me humbly to hope for all the Benefits of his Death and Pallion.
What Thanks, most gracious God, can I return unto thy Divine Majefty, for impreffing a Sense of my Duty upon my Mind, and for that Strength and Power whereby thou hast in some Measure enabled me to perform it? I will praise and magnify thy great and glorious Name, and I will entirely devote nyself to thy Service, as long as I have any Being 1 ... ! - Bleffed be thy Name for those freth Sup. plies of Grace I have received; grant that they may make me run the Way of thy Commandments with Delight and Pleasure, that I may never any more faint or droop, or tire in my Duty. in
Blessed be thy Name for those comfort. able Assurances thou haft givenime of Pardon and Forgivenefs. " Let this thy.com passionate Goodnefs be a perpetual Obliga! tion to Love and Gratitude Let it put me upon my Guard, that I míay watch over all my Ways, and do always that which is well-pleasing in thy Sight) :13:1:Lul
Blessed be thy Name for that Peace and Quiet thou hast restored to my Soul, for those Resolutions thou hast wrought in me to persevere in thy Service to the End of my Days: make them firm, vigorous, and
constant; and never let apy; sinful Passions any more ruffle and discómpofe my. Mind.
Blessed be thy Name for that Relish thou haft given me of spiritual Delights"; that Desire of possessing the eternal Inheritance: Let the Enjoyments of Sense appear mean and contemptible, and let not the Pleafures of the World any more prevail upon me to transgress thy holy Laws.
· Laws. j ;** , Grant, O Lord, that I may walk worthy of these thy distinguishing Mercies, and live as becomes the Redeemed of the Lord. Without thee; O blessed Jefus, I can do no. thing, without thee, who art the Son of Righteousness, I fhall walk in Darknefs; without thee, 1 who art the Physician of Souls, I shall, laliguilh ånd die; without thee, who art'the Joy of all devout Minds, I shall consume my Days away in Sadness. Remain therefore, O Lord, and abide with me for ever: I fhall then be enabled to do thy Will in this Life, and thereby be qualified to partake of thy Glories to all Eter. nity in the next. Amen, Amen. Siin PS 01 !