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in thy great mercy, and according to thy divine will, give me time and opportunity to “ amend my ways,” before it be too late before I am laid in the cold and silent

grave, where there is no work, nor device, nor repentance.” Help me to acquire and preserve an even and cheerful temper, a liberal and charitable disposition, and a sound and upright mind. “Let my light so shine before men, that they may see my good works, and glorify thee, my heavenly Father, who art in Heaven.” And “all things whatsoever I would that men should do unto me,

even so let me do unto them.”

Enable me, O Lord, by thy grace, to submit unreluctantly to all thy dispensations, and never murmur when difficulties, trials, or afflictions are put upon me; knowing, “ that all things work together for good to them that love thee;" and that “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."

Fix, O God, these considerations in my mind, and let them sink deep into my heart; let me remember that I must die (thou only knowest how soon, or how late), and appear

“ before the judgment seat of Christ.” O that I may ever be serious and circumspect in a matter of so great importance to my everlasting interests! When, therefore, thou shalt be pleased to call me out of this world, let me depart in peace, without pain of body or agony of mind, without sorrow and fear, and have “ a desire to be with Christ, which is far better.” Grant this, O merciful and eternal God, for his sake, and through his merits and intercession; in whose prevailing name and words, I farther pray unto thee, saying, Our Father, &c. The grace of our Lord, &c.


Saturday Morning,

(LORD, I thank thee for preserving me the past night, and bringing me to the light and comfort of another day. Pour down upon

me the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving me those things whereof my conscience is afraid, and giving me those good things which I am not worthy to ask. Enable me, by the illumination of thy Holy Spirit, to keep stedfast and unmoveable in the paths of piety, and always to abound in the work

of righteousness. Create and make in me a new and contrite heart; keep me both outwardly in my body, and inwardly in my soul; fill my heart with a deep sense of my own unworthiness, and inspire me with holy and religious thoughts. 6. Let me walk before thee in the land of the living." Let me not be weary in welldoing; and let this divine and active principle have the best efficacy on my faith and practice; spiritualizing my thoughts, elevating my views, invigorating my efforts, and influencing my actions. Thou alone hast upheld and sustained me

ever since I was born ;” it is thou who givest daily nourishment for my body, and spiritual refreshment to my soul. Be thou the treasure of my heart, and the delight of my life. O let thy everlasting arms of protection be spread around me; let thy mercy embrace me on every side ; let the angel of thy presence be with me to prevent me from being dashed against the rock of offence, or any stone of stumbling, and deliver “ mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling." Give me grace to awake from the sleep of death, to shake off the slumbers of indolence, and, above all,“ to press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ


O that I may never be led away by the enticing words of man's wisdom;" but always governed by what the “ Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spirtual things with spiritual.” Let “ my faith," O God, “not stand in the wisdom of men ; but in thy power and might.” Teach me a different line of conduct, and seal my salvation, unto

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