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have compassed me about, mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up: they are more than the hairs of my head, therefore my heart faileth me." "Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord make haste to help me."---Ps. xl.
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance and my God."---Ps. xliii.
"O God, thou knowest my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from thee. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it because of mine enemies."
Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness, and I looked for some to take pity, and there was none, and for comforters, and I found none. I am poor and sorrowful; let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. The Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners." ---Ps. Ixix.
"Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord." "Lord, hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications." "If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord who shall stand?" "But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared." "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope."--Ps. cxxx.
Prayer for Pardon of Sins.
"A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench."-Isaiah xlii.
"O my God, I am ashamed, and blush to lift up my face to thee my God, for my iniquities are increased over my head, and my trespass is grown up unto the heavens." "I am full of confusion, therefore see thou mine affliction." "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for thou art my praise." Thou, O Lord, out of thine infinite love to mankind, was pleased to manifest thyself in the flesh, to seek them which were lost. Thou, O Lord, didst condescend to take our nature upon thee, and didst submit to be tempted in all respects as we are tempted; therefore art thou in thy tender mercy touched with our infirmities, and compassionate to our sins. With thee there is plenteous redemption, therefore will I confess mine iniquity and be sorry for my sin. "O that my head were waters, and mine eyes fountains of tears, that I might weep day and night for my transgressions. But thou, O Lord, canst blot them out as a cloud, and as a thick cloud my sins. Enter thou not into judgment with thy servant, for in thy sight shall no flesh living be justi
fied." "Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Fill me with contrition, but save me from despair. Give me grace to repent of my sins and to forsake them ; cheer me with hope of restoration to thy favour, O my Father; purify me with thy Holy Spirit, and grant me thy salvation, O Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
EXERCISES OF GRATITUDE AND THANKSGIVING FOR DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWER OF SIN.
"The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting." ---Ps. ciii.
"Many there be which say of my soul there is no help for him in God." "But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.” "Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; thy blessing is upon thy people."--Ps. iii.
"I will love thee O Lord my strength." Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I will trust: my
buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." "The sorrows of hell compassed me about, the snares of death prevented me." "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears." "It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect." "Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great." "The Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock, and let the God of my salvation be exalted." ---Ps. xviii.
"In thee O Lord do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness." "Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me O Lord God of truth." "I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercies, for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities." "Oh! how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou has wrought for them that trust in thee before the children of men." "O love the Lord all ye his saints, for the Lord preserveth the faithful." "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."---Ps. xxxi. "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, "Blessed is the man unto
whose sin is covered."
whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile." "I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, and thou forgave the iniquity of my sin." Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about." "Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice ye righteous, and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart."--Ps. xxxii.
"I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." "I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." "The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants, and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate."---Ps. xxxiv.
Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart." "But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well-nigh slipped." "For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked." "So foolish was I and wicked, I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee, thou hast holden me by my right hand." "Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and