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with all the tenderness and bowels of a compaffionate father, to turn from my evil ways, that my foul may live, and be for ever happy in thy eternal kingdom.

Therefore, encouraged by thy goodnefs, O Lord, I addrefs myfelf unto thee, who am ready to fink under the heavy load of guilt and mifery; and yet I make no plea, but for thy mercy; nor have any pretence to claim it, (for, alas! I muft with fhame acknowledge, I have very much abufed it,) but thro' thy inexpreffible love, I know I have a meft merciful Saviour, who died to purchase falvation for me; and who now powerfully intercedes with thee for the pardon of true penitents. O! for the fake of his bleffed name, receive me graciously to thy mercy, and be not angry with me for ever!

Forgive me, O merciful Father, for I am heartily forry for all the evils which I have done: I have finned, O Lord God, I have finned against thee,-by [Here recollect and confess those sins you have committed against Gon, with their aggravations that accompany them, as set down in the preceding heads to the examination of conscience contained betwixt pages 15 and 19, both inclusive. For instance, Lord i have committed this sin, or these sins frequently, against checks of conscience, &c. and then add] Father I have finned against heaven, and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon: O pity, and cleanfe, and forgive, and fave

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me, for thy mercies' fake. I have finned, O Lord God, I have finned against thee and against my neighbour by-[Here confess those sins you have committed against your NEIGHBOUR, with their aggrazations, &c as contained betwixt pages 19 and 23, and betwixt 26 and 33, and then add] Father, I have finned against heaven and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon: O pity, and cleanfe, and forgive, and fave me, for thy mercies' fake. I have finned against thee and against my ownfelf by[Here confess those sins you have committea against yourSELF,with their aggravations, &c. as contained betwixt pages 22 and 26, and then add] Father, I have finned against heaven, and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon: O pity, and cleanfe, and forgive, and fave me, for thy mercies' fake. Forgive all my fins, for I am fully refolved, by thy grace, to love and ferve thee. Forgive me, O moft gracious God, for I forgive all that have offended me, and do entreat thee to forO Lord God, my give them likewife. wickednefs is great, and my iniquities are infinite; they are more in number than the hairs of my head; and my heart would fail me, but that I well know thy mercies are more numberlefs than my fins. O do not exact punishment of me for my fins; but extend thy mercy and pardon to my foul, for my dear Redeemer's fake, Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Then say,

Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercies' sake. Psalm vi. 4.

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fpirit which renews us after thine own image, in righteoufnefs and true holiness.

Bleffed Jefus, who feekeft out finners to make them good, do not reject me now, when I feek to thee to make me better. I am poor and naked, O! clothe me with thy righteoufnefs. My good thoughts are changeable and inconftant; but, O! do thou eftablish and fix them by thy grace: fet up thy kingdom, O Jefu, in my heart: for to become thy faithful fervant is more to me than to have the empire of this world. Keep me fteadfaft in ferving thee, till thou takeft me finally to thyfelf.

A prayer of resignation to the will of God. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven --Matt.

vi. 10.

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Lord Jesu, I give thee my body, my foul, my fubftance, my friends, my liberty, and my life; difpofe of me, and of all that is mine, as it feemeth beft 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 affault

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ed; heal me when I am wounded; and revive me when I am fainting. Amen.

O Saviour of the world, fave me; who by thy crofs and paffion has redeemed me; help me and fave me, I beseech thee, O my God. с

Give me, O Lord, fpiritual wisdom, that I may difcern what is pleafing to thee, and follow what belongs unto my peace; and let the knowledge and peace of God, and of Jefus Christ our Lord, be my guide and my portion all the days of my life. Amen.

To the King eternal, immortal, invifible, and only wife God, who is the ever bleffed and adorable Trinity, be all honour and glory, thanksgiving and praise, now and for evermore. Amen.

A prayer to conclude our devotions upon this day, and every day in the week.

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Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. John xvi. 23. Lmighty God, who haft promifed to hear the petitions of them that afk in thy Son's name; I beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears unto me, who have now made my prayers and fupplications unto thee! and grant that thofe things which I have faithfully afked according to thy will, may be effectually obtained, to the relief of my neceffi

ties, and to the fetting forth of thy glory, thro' Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Bleffing.

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HE peace of God, which paffeth all understanding, keep my heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God, and of his fon Jefus Chrift our Lord; and the bleffing 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,

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that makeft me to dwell in fafety.

Into thy hands I commend my fpirit, for thou haft redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, now, and at the hour of death. Amen, Amen,. Amen.

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