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ings; forgive, O Lord, the offence of thy servant, and cover all my sins.
Take away all thy displeasure, and turn thyself from thy wrathful indignation.
O God, my Saviour, and let thine anger cease from me. · Wilt thou be displeased for ever? And wilt thou stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
Wilt thou not turn again, and quicken me, that thy servant may rejoice in thee? : 0 shew me thy mercy, good Lord, and grant me thy salvation.
A Prayer for GRACE.
EFEND me, I beseech thee," by thy mighty power, and endue me with strength in the inner man; effectually to withstand, and irreconcileably to abhor, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wraths, strifes, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and all the works of the flesh, with its corrupt affections aud lusts :
And help me to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour; and let me not be barren in that knowledge, but bring
forth abundantly the fruit of the spirit: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, and forbearance, against which there is no law.
An Act of Faiti.
BELIEVE, that thou, O God the Father, hast created me; despise not then the work of thy own hands.
I believe that thou hast made me in thy own image, after thy likeness; suffer not then thy likeness to be cast away and perish.
I believe that thou, O God the Son, hast redeemed me by thy blood; permit not then thyself to be defrauded of a purchase which cost thee so dear.
I believe myself to be called a Christian, after thy own name : disregard not then the person, whose greatest honour it is to be named after thee,
I believe, that thou, O God the Holy Ghost, hast sanctificd me by the laver of regeneration ; reject not then the soul, which thou hast
graciously admitted to be partaker of thy holiness.
I believe that thou hast grafted me into the good olive-tree ; cut not off the branch which thou hast thus made a Member of Christ's mystical Lody,
O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
My soul hath longed for thy salvation, and I have a good hope because of thy word.
Mayest thou ever be with me, O Lord, by thy power, to protect me: