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Impart to me thy grace, that I may add 10 my faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly-kindness, and to brotherly-kindness charity: That so, not forgetting that I have been purged from my old sins, I may be fruitful in good works, and give all diligence to make my calling and election sure.
An Act of FAITH.
I Believe in thee, O God the Far ther; if thou then be a Father, and we be Children, even as a Father pitieth his own Children, so have thou pity upon us, O Lord.
I believe in thee, the only Sort, our Lord; therefore, since thou art our Lord, and we are thy Servants, as the eyes of Servants look unto the hand of their Masters, even so shall our eyes wait upon thee, until thou have mercy on us.
I believe, that although we were neither Children nor Servants, but Dogs only, in our Master's house; yet even so, some hope might be
allowed to eat of the crumbs which fall from our Master's table.
I believe, that Christ is the very Lamb of God; O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, take away mine in parti. cular.
I believe that Jesus Christ came into the world to save Sinners; O thou, who art come to save Sinners, save me a grievous, a iniserable Sinner, yea, even the chief of Sinners,
I believe, that Christ came to seek that which was lost; ( thou, who camest to seek that which was lost, suffer not him to perish whom thou hast found and brought into thy fold, and ransomed from destruction,
I believe, that the Holy Ghost is the Lord and giver of life; O thou, who hast breathed into me the breath of life, grant me not to receive this living soul in vain.
I believe that the Spirit sanctifieth the heart by his grace; grant that I may never resist, or quench, or defeat, or be unprofitable, under his sanctifying operations.
I believe the same Spirit maketh intercession for the Saints with
groanings that cannot be uttered; let me, dear God, have a part in the benefit of those groanings and that intercession.