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to their charge, particularly those that minister in holy things, and all the good people who dwell in this place, under their Ministry.
That God would give temperate and healthful weather; kindly and fruitful seasons; quiet and comfortable times; that he would accompany and direct all travellers by land or by water; that he would make the beds of the sick, hear the cries of the oppressed, let the im. prisoned go free, sustain the afflicted and dejected; sanctifying all, and by such means as his wisdom knows best, giving an happy issue to their respective sufferings.
I will also, after the example of the Saints before me, commend myself, my life, and every action
and event of it, to thee, my Lord, and my God: For unto thee belongeth glory, and honour, and worship.
The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom then shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, of what shall I be afraid ?
For lo! I have deposited myself, my
friends, and all that is mine, in the hands of him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. Even thy hands, my only wise God and Saviour, to whom be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be therefore with me, and with all whom I have prayed for. Amen.
An Act of PRAISE. O Lord, my good and gracious Gud, for that thou hast given me being, for that thou hast giveu me life, for that thou hast given me reason, for that thy bountiful providence hath nourished me, preserved me, directed and governed me :
For my education, for my civil station, for my religion, for all thy gifts of grace, of nature, of fortune:
For my redemption, regeneration, instruction in the truth : For thy calls to me, for thy repeated calls, for thy continuing to repeat those calls tinies without number; for thy forbearance and long suffering, thy long, thy very long-suffering, after great provocations, upon many occasions, for so many years, and even to this very time:
For every mercy which I have received; for every undertaking in which thou hast prospered me; for every good action (if any action of inine be good) which thou hast enabled me to do; for all the enjoyments of this present life, and for all thy promises, and all my hopes of a better life to come:
For the advantage of indulgent and careful parents; for the benefit of gentle teachers; for the kindness of never to be forgotten benefactors; for the pleasure of agreeable friends; for the comfort of peaceable neighbours; for the satisfaction of trusty, frugal and diligent servants :
For all who have at any time done me good; by their writings,