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O may I always most thankfully acknowledge my absolute dependence on thee, and thy great goodness and bounty to me and all thy creatures: May I always adore and bless thee for all the gracious dispensations of thy providence, and wonderful mercies and deliverances vouchsafed unto thy Church and People in all ages.
Blessed art thou, my God, and my Saviour, who wast content to lie this day in the bowels of the earth; and be like to them that are slain, who sleep in the grave, and pass out of remembrance.
Give to me, Lord, and to all who are baptized into thy death, grace $0 to mortify our corrupt affections,
that we may effectually be buried with thee; and finally, through the grave and gate of death, may, by thy merits, pass to our joyful resurrection.
An Act of CONFESSION.
O my God, I am ashamed, -and blush to lift my face unto thee; for my iniquities are increased over my head, and my trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
From the time of my youth, until this very day, have I been in a great trespass, and cannot stand before thec because of this.
My sins are more in number than the sand of the sea, so that I am not worthy to look up to Heaven; neither is there any rest in my soul be , cause I have provoked my God to wrath, and have done that which is evil in his sight by refusing his
will, and departing from his commandments.
Now therefore, behold, I bow the knees of my heart, and humbly implore thy mercy.
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned; but I acknowledge my grievous and manifold transgressions.
Good Lord, destroy me not, nor cut me off in my sins; let not thy jealousy burn like fire for ever, neither condemn me to the prisons of darkness; for thou art the God of them that return: Shew forth thy infinite loving kindness upon thy unworthy servant:
So shalt thou save me in the mul. titude of thy mercies, so shall my
mouth be filled with thy praise, and I will sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. Speak the word. only, and thy servant shall be healed. Lord, save me. Carest thou not that I perish? Jesus, Master, have mercy on me! Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me! Say unto my soul, thou art loosed from thine infirmity: O say, my grace is suficient for thee.
Remember not my old sins, but have mercy upon me, and that soon, for I am come to great misery.
Help me, O God of my salvation, for the glory of thy name: O deliver me, and be merciful to my-sins, for thy name's sake.