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Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercies' sake. Psulm vi. 4, T YEAR me, O gracious God and Fa
I ther, and breathe into my heart that fpirit which renews us after thine own image, in righteousness and true holiness.
Blessed Jesus, who seekelt out finners to make them good, do not reject me now, when I seek to thee to make me better. I am poor and naked, O! clothe me with thy righteousness. My good thoughts are changeable and inconstant; but, O! do thou establish and fix them by thy grace : fet up thy kingdomn, O Jesu, in my heart: for to become thy faithful servant is more to me than to have the empire of this world. Keep me steadfast in serving thee, till thou takeft me finally to thyself.
A prayer of resignation to the will of God. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. -- Mali. vi. 10.
Lord Jesu, I give thee my body, my U foul, my substance, my friends, my liberty, and my life; dispose of me, and of all that is mine, as it seemeth best to thee, to the glory of thy holy name. Lord, I am not now mine, but thine ; therefore claim me as thy devoted right; keep me as thy charge, and love me as thy child ; fight for me when I am assault.
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ed; heal me when I am wounded; and revive me when I am fainting. Amen.
O Saviour of the world, save me ; who by thy cross and passion has redeemed me; help me and save me, I beseech thee, O my God.
Give me, O Lord, spiritual wisdom,
fible, and only wise God, who is the ever
and every day in the week.
Father, th. with me death. A un Monday nig [Will lay I my rest, I That makest i
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ties, and to the setting forth of thy glory, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Blessing. THE peace of God, which paffeth all
understanding, keep my heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God, and of his son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be with me now, and at the hour of my death. . Amen. On Monday night, and the rest of the week,,) at going to
bed, say, I Will lay me down in peace and take 1. my rest, for it is thou, O Lord, only that makest me to dwell in safety.
Into thy hands I commend my spirit, for thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
Have mercy upon me, O Lord, now, and at the hour of death. Amen, Amen, Amen. ;
The Meditation for Tuesday Morning*.
Upon God's Mercy and Christ's incarnation, to prepare I us for a worthy receiving of the boly sacrament.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John iii. 16. 1. RAW near, all ye that fear our
Lord, and I will tell you what he has done for my foul; hear, and I. will tell you what he hath done for yours, and the wonders of his bounty towards all the world. When we lay asleep in the shades of nothing, his almighty hand awakened us into being ; not to that of stones, or plants, or beasts, over which he has made us absolute lords; but to a body wonderfully made, and an immortal soul, little inferior to his glori. ous angels ; he printed on our fouls his own fimilitude, and promised to our obedience a share in his own felicity; he endued us with appetites to live well and happy, and furnished us with means to satisfy those appetites ; creating a whole world to serve us here, and providing a heaven to glorify us hereafter.
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2. These are the favours of God's infinite. goodness : but what return have we made to him ! blush, O my soul, for Thame, at fo ftrange a weakness, and weep for grief at fo extreme an ingratitude. We childishly preferred a trivial apple before the law of our God, and the safety of our fouls : we fondly embraced a little needless satisfaction, before the pleasures of paradise, and the eternity of heaven,
3. Behold the unhappy source of all our miseries, which still increased its streams as they went farther on, till they exacted at last a deluge of justice, to drown their deluge of iniquity; and here, alas ! had been an end of man, a fad and fatal end of the whole world, had not our wise Creator foreseen the danger, and in mercy prevented the extreinity of the ruin, reserving for himself a few choice plants to replenish the earth with more hopeful fruit; yet they grew quickly wild, and brought forth four grapes, and their children's teeth were set on edge; quickly they aspired to an intolerable pride of fortifying their wickedness against the power of heaven, by building the Tower of Babel : • 4. This rebellion provoked Justice to a fecond deluge, and to bring again a cloud over the earth; but Mercy discovered a E 3