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ci all thy Dealings and Dispenfations towards # me.
I confess, O Lord, that I am not wor thy of the least of all thy Mercies; and if Thou shouldst deal with me as I have de
served, I could expect nothing from Thee - but the severities of thy Wrath and Dif.
pleasure : But, o Thou ! whose Property 6 is always to have Mercy, be not extreme,
I beseech Thee, to mark what I have done amiss; but for thy dear Son's Sake, pardoni all my Sins, and receive me to thy Favour, without; which, I am of all Creatures the most miserable. i And, o let me geven abuse thy Patience, nor despise thy Good's ness; but let thy Fear be always before my Eyes, that I may not fin againít Thee; buc giving up myfeif entirely to thy Service, I may endeavour in all Things to obey thy blessed Will, and to keep a Conscience void of Offence both towards Thee, and towards all Men.
To this End, O Lord, vouchsafe me the. Allistance of thy Holy Spirit, for of my. self I am not able to pleafé Thee my Na
ture is corrupt, and miserably prone to ont
what is evil; I am every Way beset with than Temptations, and my own Experience sadly teaches meg how easily I am drawn
away by the deceitful Tempter. But, 0 Thou who art the Saviour of all that put their Trust in Théé, deliver me, I beseech Thee, from that cruel Enemy of my Soul, who is daily lying in wait to destroy me; be Thou my strong Hold whereunto I may always resort, and evermore mightily defend me; Thou hast been my Succour ever since I was born, O leave me not to myself, neither forsake me, O God of my Salvation. Lead me, befeech Thee, in the Way wherein I' Thould go ;-guide me with thy right Hand ; and conduct me fafely through the dangerous Snares and Temptations of this deceitful World; and tho' thou shouldst permit me to fall into fevere: Trials, yet fuffer me not, I beseech Thee, to be tempted above what I am able to bear. S osi · Let no Calamity ever drive me from Thee, nor any Prosperity cause me to forget Thee; but grant that all thy Providences towards me may work together for my Good, and be a powerful.'Means to bring me to Thyself, and to an entire Dependence upon Thee; assuredly believing, that all my Concernments are in the best and safest Hauds, when they are under the Care and Disposal of thy infinite Wisdom and Goodness. 1.5. aici : )
: O Lord !
-- O Lord ! let not the World get Posleffion of my Heart, which has been so often dedicated to thy Service. Let not those Pomps and Vanities which I have so folemnly renounced, become the Object of my foolish Desires ; but be thou, ó God, my only Joy and my Delight, my Stay and Support, my Hope and my Truft, my Reft and Comfort in this world, and my eternal Bliss and Happiness in that which is to come.
O Lord, I humbly beg thy Blessing this Day upon all my honest Designs and Undertakings; direct me in all my Ways, that I may take nothing in Hand but what is agreeable to thy blessed Will. Let no worldly Interest or Advantage ever prevail upon me to depart from my Integrity; but amidst the various Affairs of this Life, give me Grace to set Thee always before my Eyes, that I may not fin against Thee. Thou knoweft, Lord, the Weaknesles of my corrupt Nature; O let thy holy Spirit powerfully reftrain me from those Sins that are most apt to betray and ensnare me: [* particularly] preserve be named iba me in my Going out and Sins you are Coming in, and let no Ca- .- mojt prone to sualty or evil Accident befal me. Be Thou ES
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graciously pleased to take me, and all belonging to me, into thy fatherly Care and Protection ; Keep us in Health and Safety, in Peace and Innocence, in Love and Charity; and grant that whilst we are passing through Things temporal, we may be daily preparing for those better Things that are eterual, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord, and only Saviour; in whose Name and Words, I commend to thy Mercy and Protection, myself and all Mankind.
Our Father, &c.
A Prayer for Monday Noon, or any Inter mediate Time of the Day; for God's Grace to persevere in a Christian Course of Life.
MOST gracious and blefsed Lord V God! Thou art the Author and Finither of every good Work; without Thee nothing is strong, nothing is holy; without thy preventing and assisting Grace, we are but as Dust before the Wind, carried to and fro, and easily driven away by every flight Temptation.
O Lord, I am thy Servant, dedicated to Theo long ago by holy Baptism, and dem voted to thy Obedience by those solemn
2 Engagements, which were then made on
my Behalf, and which I have fince Toften] ait renewed at thy holy Table, from a lerious ez Sense and Conviction, thatthy Service is the area most perfect Freedom, and that without
thy Favour and Love, I am of all Creaodtures the most miserable. .
- O my God! I am fully persuaded, that it is my Happiness and Privilege, as well as my Duty, to love, adore, and serve Thee. I am seriously convinced, that there is no Pleasure like that of a good Conscience'; and that the greatest Satisfactions in this World, are not worthy to be compared with that Fulness of Joy, which is in thy Prefence for evermore : But alas! I am fenfible that my Nature is corrupt; and I know
by fad Experience, that I am too prone to Ted I
offend Thee, and too apt to forget the Vows and Resolutions, which I have made to ferve and obey Thee, i
I befeech Thee, therefore, 0 most meri ciful Father, who knowelt whereof we are made, and rememberelt that we are but Duft, that thou wouldest be pleased, ofthy great Goodness, to pity the Weaknesses of thy pôot Cteature, and to vouchsafe me the Alliance of thy Grace and Holy Spirit,
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