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of living waters, for cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water; there is in me a bent to backslide from the living God; my heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, it starts aside like a broken bow : The whole head is fick, the whole heart faint ; from the sole of the foot even to the head there is no foundness in me, but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying fores.

Lord, I come to thee us the poor publican, and I pray

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• God be merciful to me a fin“ ner ;" the God of infinite mercy be merciful to

Owash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my fin; for I acknowledge my transgressions, and my fin is ever before me. O purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean ; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow; hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Let me be justified freely by thy grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus; take away all iniquity, and receive me graciously ; heal my backslidings and love me freely; and let thy anger be turned away from me; for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy, I will say unto God' do not condemn me, but deliver me from going down into the pit, for thou hast found the ransom. I have finned, Father, against heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon; but I have an advocate with thee, Jesus Christ the righteous and he is the propitiation for my fins. Lord remember the true David and all his troubles ; remember all his offerings, and accept his burnt-facrifice ; and turn not away the face of thine anointed, who by his own blood is entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for man. Remember the covenant in his blood, and be merciful to

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mine unrighteousness, and my fins and my iniquities remember no more.

Let me be justified by faith, and have peace with God through Jesus Chrift; and through him let me have access into that grace wherein believers stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. O make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which fin hath broken may rejoice. Let the blood of Christ speak better things than that of Abel: let it fpeak pardon and

peace to my let it purge my conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Let thy Spirit witness with my spirit that I am a child of God, an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Chrift: : fay to my soul that thou arť

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salvation. Lord, give me a wife and an understanding heart; that which I know not teach thou me; let the Spirit of truth guide me into all truth, and cause me to understand wherein I have erred ; make thy way plain before my face, because of mine observers, and by the teaching of thy word and Spirit make me wise to falvation. Unto me, Lord, let it be given to believe, for the faith by which I am saved is not of myself, it is the gift of God; Lord, increase my faith, and perfect what is lacking in it, that I may be strong in faith, giving glory to God. Let every word of thine profit me, being mixed with faith; and enable me to look above the things that are seen, which are temporal, to the things that are unseen, which are eternal ; let my heart be purified by faith, and enable me by faith to overcome the world, to refist the adversary, and to live continually upon Jesus, drawing out of his fulness grace for grace.

Unite my heart to fear thy name, that I may keep thy commandments. O put thy fear into my heart, that I may never depart from thee; let me be

live;

in the fear of the Lord all the day long; deliver me from all flavifh fear that hath torment, and give me à filial fear, that I may never wilfully offend against thee any more. Give me grace, I beseech thee, to love thee the Lord my God with all my heart and foul, and mind and strength; to delight myself always in thee, and therein shall I have the desire of my heart, O circumcise my,

heart to love thee, that I

may O may the love of God be thed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghoit. O that Jesus Christ may be very precious to me, as he is to all that believe ; that he may be in my account the chieseft of ten thousand, and altogether lovely; and though I have not seen him, yet I may love him, and by beliving in him may rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Let the love of Christ to me, constrain me to live, not to myself, but to him that died for me and rose again. upon me that charity which is the bond of perfectness, that I may keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace, and may live in love and peace, that the God of love and peace may be with me ; give me to love my neighbour as myself, with that love which is the fulfilling of the law; to love him with a pure heart fervently; give me, O Lord, the love of the brethren, and enable me to be kindly affectioned towards them in brotherly love, that I may know I am passed froin death unto life, and all may know I am passed from death unto life, and all may know that I am thy disciple. Lord make it, able to love mine enemies, to bless them that curie me, to pray for them that despitefuily use me.

Lord, give me grace to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Chrilt; to keep under Lic body, and to bring it into {ubjection ; let me learn

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of Christ to be meek and lowly in heart, that I may find rest to my, soul: Hide pride from me, and clothe me with humility, and put upon me the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in thy fight is of great price ; let anger never rest in my bosom, nor the sun go down upon my wrath ; but enable me to fhew meekness towards all men ; let me have bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, and long-suffering; that being merciful, as my Father which is in heayen is merciful, I may be perfect as he is perfect.

Lord, teach me in every state to be content; let my conversation be without covetousness; may I be always content with such things as I have, ftill saying. The will of the Lord be done. Lord, give me grace to weep as though I wept not, and to rejoice as though I rejoiced not, and to buy as though I poffesfed not, and to use this world as not abusing it, because the time is short, and the fashion of this world passeth away. May the very God of peace fanctify me wholly: And I pray God my whole fpirit, and soul, and body, may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 'Let goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life; when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be thou with me that I

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fear no evil; let thy rod and thy staff comfort me ; redeem my soul from the power

of the
grave,

and receive me; guide me by thy counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory, through Jesus Chrift, my blessed Lord and Saviour, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, thanksgiving and praise, for ever and ever. Amen.

Pious EJACULATIONS from the PSALM3.

For the pardon of fin.-Have mercy upon me, o God, after thy great goodness; according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences : Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from

my
fin.

Turn thy face from my fins, and put out all my misdeeds; my misdeeds fr.vail againit me;

be thou merciful unto my fins. Enter not into judgment with thy fervant, O Lord, for in thy fight Thall no man living be justified. For thy name's fake, O Lord, be merciful unto my sin, for it is great. Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O fave me for thy mercies ikke.

For Grace.-Teach me to do the thing that pleasech thee, for thou art my God. Teach mc thy way, a Lord, and I will walk by thy truth; O knit my heart sunto thee, that I may fear thy name.

Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right fpirit within me; O let my heart be found in thy itatutes, that I be not afhamed. Incline my heart unto ty testimonies, and not to covetouiness. Turn away mine eyes, lest they tehoid vanity, and quicken thou me in thy way. I am a stranger upon earth, O hide not thy commandincnts from me. Lord, teacheme fo to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom.

For the light of Gra's countenance.-Lord, why ab. horrelt thou my soul, and why hidest thou thy face from me? O hide not thy face from me, nor cait thy fervant away in diljeasure. Thy loving-kindness is better than life itself. Lord, lift up the light of thy countenance upon me. Comfort the foul of thy fervant for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Ariie for my help, while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. Say unto my soul, Return unto thy rest, Jam tiiy 3lvation.

A Thou kriving:--- I will always give thanks unto the Lord, liis praise fall ever be in my mouth. Thou

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