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Luke vi, 37.
Give me O my God, an heart fuli of meekness and charity, that I may willing's forget the evil I have received, and be always disposed to do good to others.
Luke vi, 24. “ Woe unto you that are rich, for ye have: si received your consolation,”
Lord grant that I may resist every temptation to the things of this world, lest they steal my heart from thee my God, whom I desire
to love with all my soul. ... * Love not the world nor the things of the z world."
Give me O Lord the eyes of faith, that I may see the world just as it is, the vanity of its promises, the folly of its pleasures, the unprofitableness of its rewards, the multitude of its snares, and the dangers of its temptations.
Ephesians v, 4. '' '"* Foolası talking and jesting are not con"venient." ;
Preserve me O God, from a vain conversation. Give me grace never to be afraid or ashamed to speak of thee or of thy law.
Give me a lively sense of the value of relia gion, and make it the delight of my heart, that I may speak of it with great judgment, seriousness and affection. .
i Romans XII, 10. ? “ Be kindly affectioneď one towards another.”
Give me O Lord, a mild, a peaceable, a meek and humble spirit, that remembering my own infirmities, I may bear with those of others; that considering my own character, I may think lowly of myself, and not be angry when others do so. ; .
That I may be patient towards all men, gentle, and easy to be entreated, that God for Christ's sake, may Le so toward me.
Matthew v, 7. . , " Blessed are the merciful, for they shall " obtain mercy."
Give me O Lord a true compassion for the wants and miseries both temporal and spir. itual of others, and do thou have compassion en me..
Luke xv, 10. " There is joy in the presence of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
Lord increase the number of penitents and the joy of heaven, in delivering myself and all sinners from the power of the devil, and in vouchsafing us the grace of a true conversion.
Matthew v, 4.
“ Blessed are they that mourn for they “ shall be comforted.”
O Lord grant that I may seek for comfort, not in the things of this world, but by a sincere repentance for my sins, ...
Luke xix, 10. .i
...“ The son of man is come to seek and to " save that which was lost.” .
O comfortable words for lost sinners! God himself seeks to save them. Othou who sought me when I was a stray, save me for thy mercy's sake, save that which thou hast sought and found.
Philipians 11, 12 " Work out your own salvation with fear " and trembling : For it is God that worketh “ in you both to will and to do of his good “ pleasure.”
It was not in myself O Lord to begin the work of conversion-finish I beseech thee what thou hast begun in ine ; may I close with thy grace and persevere unto my life's end.
Ezra ix, 15. “O Lord God behold we are before thee in “our trespasses; we cannot stand before thee ck for this.”
Lord be merciful unto us, for we have sinned in the midst of light, and against light, and in contempt of the grace we have re, ceived. .
The good that I would, that I do not; the evil that I would not, that I do. ..
O Lord never abandon us to the opposition we may make at any time to thy spirit, leave us not to ourselves, take not thy holy spirit from us. .
II Samuel 1x, 8 “ What is thy servant that thou should look “ upon such a dead dog az I am ?»
My only support is that my sins hare not put me beyond the reach of that mercy which is infinite. .
John yiii, 31. ::"If yé continue in my word then are ye
* my deciples indeed." ..May 1 O Jesus love the truths of thy word,