« EdellinenJatka »
that flee to thee for succour; the life of them that believe, and the resurrection of the dead : I humble myself before thee with fincere acknowledgments of thy justice, in all the dispensations of thy divine providence. Look with an eye of compassion upon me, thy, poor afflicted servant, and fanctify, I beseech thee, this. thy fatherly correction to me, that I may never murmur or repine under any of thy wilę dispensations ; but at all tiines receive thy judgments as a means to wean me from the world, to bring me nearer to thyself, and to purge away all that dross and defilement which my soul has contracted in this state of finful inortality.
I confess, O gracious Lord, that thy judgments are just, and that thou of thy goodness haft caused me to be troubled; for. notwithstanding all the gentle methods which thou hast used towards me, I have not loved thee' as I ought to do ; but in the days of health and prosperity have forgotten thee, my God, and gone in the paths of vanity and folly; but, o merciful Father, that despisest not the fighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of fuch as be sorrowful, mercifully affist my prayers that I offer unto thee in all my troubles and adversities : and especially leč not my sins provoke thee to turn
in miful Father, we heart, nor.. Teraflist
away thy face from me thy fervant, now seeking unto thee in this time of my trouble ; fhuť not up the bowels of thy tender compassion from me; but for the merits and intercession of thy beloved Son, pardon all my sins, and vouchsafe, I beseech thee, for his fake, to be reconciled unto me.."
Support me under all my pains, weaknesses, and infirmities; Atrengthen my faith, enlarge my hopes, increase my charity, and perfect my repentance. Make thou my bed in my sickness, and lay not more upon me than thou wilt enable me to bear ; give a blefling to the means that shall be used for my recovery; and fay unto my soul I am thy salvation; and if it be thy good pleasure restore me to my former health, that I may lead the residue of my life in thy fear, and to thy glory: but if thou hast détermined that this sickness shall be unto death; grant, Omerciful Father, that the more the outward man decayeth, so much the more I may find the inward man strengthened and renewed with thy grace and Holy Spirit. O give me grace fo to take this thy visi. tation, that after this painful life is ended, I may dwell with thee in life everlasting. through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, my dear and only Saviour.
on taking Physic. " A prayer to be used on taking physic. : n God, the creator and preseryer of
all mankind, who knoweft our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking, without whom all our endeavours are but vain, I, in a deep sense of all thy mercies, acknowledge it to be an eminent token of thy goodness, that I am not cut off in the midst of my sins, by a sudden and unprovided death; and am particularly thankful that thou hast placed me in such station and circumstances, as to be enabled to obtain the use of such means as thou hast ordained for the benefit of mankind. Oh! give thy blessing to these means now used for my recovery, and (if it be thy blessed will) make them so effectual for that end, that I may live and be an instrument of thy glory, and better prepared for the coming of my dear Lord, when every man shall be judged according to what he has done in the flesh, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A prayer when labouring under any grievous pains.
Lord, our refuge and strength, who
art a present help in time of trouble; look down from heaven; behold, visit, and relieve me thy fervant; and send me that ease and comfort in this time of my distress as shall seem to thee most expe:
dient dient for me. O let me never murmur or repine under any affliction thou feest fit to lay upon me; for thy tender mercy is aver all thy works; and my fins deserve much greater pains than I now feel. Grant therefore, o gracious Lord, that I may męekly and quietly submit to thy will, and never be rashly or unbecomingly transported into any indecent expressions, or caused to entertain a hard thought of thy providence, under the extremity of my pains; but whatever evils: or forrows I may feel, let me still love thee, and believe thee to be a kind and merciful Eather ; strengthen and support me with the confolations of thy Holy Spirit, and fanctify this affliction to me, that it may produce in me the fruits of a true and fincere repentance, who seek for relief, mercy, and forgivenefs, only through the merits and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amena
· A prayer to be used for a sick child.
Father of mercies and God af all com,
fort, to whom alone belong the isfues of life and death, we flee unto thee for succour in behalf of this child here lying: under thy hand in a weak and fickly state. Visit bin, O Lord, with thy falvation; deliyer him, in thy good time, from his bodily.
pain; comfort him in his greatest extremity, and save his soul, for thy mercies' sake. .
We know, O Lord, that if thou wilt, thoti canft raise him up, and prolong bis days here on earth : wherefore we humbly befeech thee, if it be thy pleasure, to raise him up again, that he may, together with his years and stature, grow in wis-. dom and in thy fear, and thereby to comfort his parents, and to glorify thee, by doing good in his generation.
But whether he live or die, let him be. thine ; and either preserve him to be thytrue and faithful servant here on earth, or else receive him into those heavenly mansions, where the souls of them that fleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual. rest and felicity: Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies' fake in the same thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who, liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. :
A prayer for all states and conditions of men.
God, the creator and preserver of
all mankind, I humbly.beseech thee to receive these my prayers which I offer unto thy Divine Majesty, for all sorts and conditions of men, that thou would it be please ed to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More