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make the gospel my delight, and continue in the practice of them to my life's end. .
. Luke vil, 7. e Say the word and thy servant shall be “healed."
I acknowledge O Jesus the almighty power of the grace, to heal all the disorders of my soul. O deal with ne according to the multitude of thy mercies, heal my soul of its sad disorders.
Proverbs xxvIII, 13. “Whoso confesseth and forsaketh his sins - shall have mercy.”.
Behold O God a creature liable every mo. * ment to death, postrate before thee, beging:
for Jesus sake, that faith and repentance to which thou hast promised mercy and pardon. Discover to me O thou searcher of hearts, the charge that is against me, that I may know and confess, and bewail, and abhor, and for. sake, and repent of all the evils I have been guilty of
Philipians 1, 21. ::** To me to die is gain."
O that I may be able to say this when I come to die, and so I shall, if I live as becomes a christian. If I employ and spend my life in the service of Christ.
Matthew xxv, 6. “ And at midnight there was a cry made “ behold the bride-groom cometh, go ye out to “ meet him
Grant O Lord that I may not be of the number of those who dread thy coming, who cannot but with regret submit to the necessity of dying, and who have neglected to prepare for death, till the last hour.
Rom. v, 1. "Being justified by faith, we have peace " with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Give me O Lord, that desire and earnest longing which I ought to have for that happy
moment which is to release me from this state of banishment, and translate me to a better place; and grant that I may never lose sight of that important moment; let me O God, have my lot and fortune among thy saints,
Acts ix, 39, “ This woman was very full of good works * and alms deeds and she died.”
Happy that soul which death finds rich, not in gold, furniture, learning, reputation or barren purposes and desires, but in good works.
Matthew v, 48. “ Be ye perfect, even as your Father who " is in Heaven is perfect."
O divine repairer of our corrupt nature, may thy all powerful grace make me as perfect as thou hast commanded me to be.
Matthew X, 20. ke It is not ye that speak, but the holy spirit that speaketh in you."
O holy spirit, speak in me on all occasions, that I may always speak as a christian. . : : i Cron. V11, 35. “ Attend upon the Lord without distraction."
O holy spirit of grace, help my infirmities, that I may fix my thoughts upon the duties I am about, and that I may serve thee with all my heart and mind. .
That I may never give way to wan. dering thoughts, but watch against them continually.
Make me serious and thoughtful at all times, that I may not fail of being so when I attend upon God.
“ If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die « in your sins.”.
O Jesus, the only refuge of sinners, does the world know what it is to die in sin? I believe, Lord increase my faith, and deliver us all from the dreadful state of final impenitency.
Penitential Confessions. I have all the reason in the world to be humble. Without God I am nothing. Without his help and grace I can do nothing that is good. Without his word I know nothing. Of myself I deserve nothing but punishment. Of my own, I have nothing but faults, imper. fections and sins, an inclination to evil, an aversion to good, unruly senses, ungovernable passions and unreasonable affections,
I am ashamed to come before thee, but yet I must come or perish. I know that thou art angry with me for my sins, but I know too, that thou pitiest me, or why do I yet live? make me full of sorrow for iny sin, and full of hopes of thy mercy and pardon. Look upon the infirmities of thy servant, and consider his weakness. Sensible of my own sad condition, weak and miserable, sinful and ignorant, liable to eternal death, I prostrate myself before thce, innploring thy help and pardon. :
Lord; the frailty of man without thee, can.