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able to, bear, but through thy Almighty Power may be enabled to persevere in my Ch.ristiaa Warfare, and successfully to encounter; <[hose Enemies-of my Soul, the "Worldsthe Flesh, and the Pevil.
O let me. neves faint, or tire in my Duty, nor for the Sake of any Thing. this World -can offer me, be unmindful of the. gyeat 'and important Concern of my Salvation. Give me such a Zeal for thy Service, that .the doing thy Will may be my greatest Joy -and Satisfaction; and imprint on my Mind such a, lively Sense of thy Love, -aSj may inflame myHeart /with themoit devout and ..ardent Affections; that being every Day jmofe '.and ;more weaned from this World, I .may look upon all its Honours, Pleasures ,and Prosits, with that Coldness and Indifference, which becomes the Servant of the blessed Jesus. ,
Root out of my Heart, O God, by the powerful Efficacy of thy Grace, all Pride, and Envy, and Covetousness; all Bitterness, Anger, and Malice, and whatever else is contrary to the Laws and Precepts of the Gospel; and sow in my Mind the Seeds of true Religion and Goodness, that I may bring forth the Fruits of the Spirit, Love, Toy, Peace, Long-suffering, Gentleness,
Goodness, Faithfulness, Meekliefe,,Temperance, and be fruitful in every good Wprd and Work, and that my whole Life may be one continued Act of ah humble and dutiful Obedience to thy divine' Commandments. ;1 . ;.
O Lord, strengthen my Faith, fortify my Mind, and give me an honest and upright Heart, that nothing may be ever able to shake my Integrity, but that notwithstanding all the Allurements and Temptations of this World, I may continue stedfast and unmoveable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord; that being faithful unto Death,I may at last obtain that Crown of; Righteousness, which Thou hast promised to them,who by patient Continuance in Well-doing, seek for Glory, and Honour, and Immortality, through the Merits and for the Sake of thy blessed Son Jesus Christ put Lord.. . Am^nrt.r ,. .'
. A Prayer for Monday Evening*
s\ THOIJ Great and Glorious God, who ^ takest Pleasure in those that come unto Thee with Faith; look down I beseechThee, with Pity andCompassion upon , . me, me, who fall low on my Knees before thee, confessing that my Life has been in divers Instances very provoking to thy Divine Majesty.
What (hall I fay unto thee, O thou Preserver of Men! O let the insinite Merits of my dear Redeemer make Satisfaction for me ; and for his Sake, I most earnestly beseech Thee, to be merciful unto me in the Pardon and Forgiveness of all my Sins. Lay not to my Charge, O Lord, the Sins which I have this Day been guilty of; but let those, and all other the Follies of my Life past, be for ever blotted out of thy Remembrance; and receive me, I beseech Thee, into thy Favour, which I value above all the Happiness of this World.
Give me a lively Sense of the Folly and Danger of Sin, that I may truly and sincerely abhor that which is Evil, cleave to that which is Good, and with an unwearied Diligence follow after the Things which make for my everlasting Peace.
But, O Lord, because I am a weak and frail Creature, and am encompassed about with manyTemptationSjOdoThou vouch* safe to strengthen -and assist me with thy Grace,- that through thy most mighty Power, 1 may be enabled to withstand all
the the Allurements of the World, the Flesh, . and the Devil; [particularly—here name ... the Sins you are mojl firdne to.] . Let thy V^ Holy Spirit direct and rule my Heart, that I may think and do always such Things as be rightful, and please Thee both-jn Wili and Deed.
Thou never railest to help and govern them, who fly unto Thee for Succour; O keep me, I beseech Thee, under the Conduct of thy good Providence, and make me to have a perpetual Fear and Love of shy holy Name, that I may never dare to do any Thing that will offend Thee, but be at all Times ready to obey thy blessed Will, and chearfully to accomplish those Things which Thou wouldest have me to do.
Let no Difficulties or Dangers in my Christian Warfare, affirighten me from my Duty; but give me such a Courage and Hesolution as will support me under all Discouragements, carry me through all Trials,, and enable me to triumph over the great Enemy of my Salvation; that having by thy Divine Assistance sought the good F"ight and sinished my Course, I may at last receive that Crown of Glory, which Thou hast promised to thy faithful Soldiers and .Servants, through the Merits, and for the
Sake of the great Captain ©f our Salvation j Jesus Christ the Righteous; :;.'..: '..' .
Extend thy Mercies, O Lord, to the whole Raee of Mankind, and in a more particular Manner be gracious to this Church and, Nation; bless all Degrees of Men among us, from the highest to the lowest, and more; especially thy Servant, our Sovereign Lord the King. And grant that every one, from the highest to the lowest, may faithfully endeavour to promote thy Glory, and the public Good.
Look with Pity and Compassion upon all in Affliction; strengthen and support them under their Troubles, and give them in thy good Time, Ease and Deliverance.
Bless all my Friends and Relations [moreparticularly—.'] vouchsafe to suit thy Graces, and Blessings, to our several Necessities, of Body and Souk i •: / j
And now, O Father of Mercies! in an, humble Sense of thy great Goodness, I adore and praise £hy 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 ft all*