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worthy, and inviteft me with all the tendernefs 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 goodness, O Lord, I address myfelf unto thee, who am rea2 dy 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 must with fhame acknowledge, I have very much abused it;) but thro'thy inexpreffible love. Iknow I have a mòft 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!

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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 confefs thofe fins you have committed against GOD, with their aggravations that ac company them, as fet down in the preceding heads for the examination of confcience contained betwixt Pages 15 and 18, both inclu five. For Inftance, Lord, I have committed this fin, or these fins frequently, against checks of confcience, &c. and then add] Fa ther I have finned against heaven, and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy

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fon: Opity, and cleanfe, and forgive, and fave me, forthy mercies fake. I have finned, O Lord God, I have finned against thee, and against my neighbour by---[Here confefs thofe fins you have commit ted against your NEIGHBOUR, with their aggravations, &c. as contained betwixt pages 19 and 22, and betwixt 25 and 31, and then add] Father, I have finned against heaven and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon: Opity, and cleanfe, and forgive, and fave me for thy mercies fake. I have finned against thee, and against my own self by--[Here confefs thofe fins you have committed against YOURSELF, with their aggravations, &c. as contained betwixt pages 22 and 25, and then add] Father, I have finned against hea ven, and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon: O pity, and cleanfe, and forgive, and faveme, for thy mercies fake. For+ give all my fins, for I am fully refolved by thy graceto love and ferve thee: forgive me, Omoft, gracious God, for I forgive all that have offended me, and do intreat thee to forgive them likewife. O Lord God, my wickedness 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 numberless than my fins. Ó 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 Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my foul: O fave me for thy mercies fake. Pfalm vi. 4.

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Ear me, O gracious God and father, and breathe into my heart that fpirit which renews us after thine own image, in righte oufness and true holiness.

Bleffed Jefus, who feekeft out finners to makethem good, do not reject me now, when I feek to thee to makeme better. Iam poor and naked, Oh! clothe me with thy righteousness. My good thoughts are changeable and inconftant; but Oh! do thou establish 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 ftedfast in serving thee, till thou takeft me finally to thyself.

A prayer of refignation to the will of GOD.. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Matt, vi. 10%

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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; thereforeclaim me as thy devoted right; keep me as thy charge,and love me as thy child,

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fight for me when I am affaulted; heal me when I am wounded; and revive me when I am fainting. Amen.

O Saviour of the world fave me; who by thy cross and paffion haft redeemed me, help me and fave me, I befeech thee, O my God.

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

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

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

Verily, verily, I fay unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask thẹ father in my name, he will give it you. John xvi. 23.

Lmighty God, who haft promised to hear

Name; I beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears unto me, who have now made my prayers and fupplications unto thee! and grant that those things which I have faithfully asked, according to thy will, may be effec

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tually obtained, to the relief of my neceffities, 1 and to the fetting forth of thy glory, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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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 Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of 2 God Almighty, the father, the fon, and the holy ghoft, 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, fay,

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Will lay me down in and take reft, for it is thou, O Lord, only that makest 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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