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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 bairs 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 bid 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.” 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, 0 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, capst 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
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 onto the Lord, and thou forgave the iniquity of my sin.”
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked ; but le 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 bolden 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 there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth ; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.--Ps. Ixxiii.
“I will praise thee with my whole heart ; before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.”
" I will worship towards thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness, and for thy truth : for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” “In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst nie with strength in my soul.” “ The Lord will perfect that which con. cerneth me ; thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever ; forsake not the works of thine own hands."---Ps. cxxxviii.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Sin.
“In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment ; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith THE LORD THY REDEEMER.”---Isaiah liv.
O most gracious Lord, every day have I had reason to bless thy holy name for all the comforts and pleasures thou hast vouchsafed me ; but above all, my God, do I now kneel and prostrate my spirit before thee, in humble thanks for thy unspeakable mercy in enabling me, by the assistance of thy grace, to subdue the evil feelings to which I was fast giving way, and to conquer the efforts making by the powers of darkness for my destruction : O my Father, how awful is the gloom that conscious wickedness spreads over the soul ; how desolating the sense of being estranged from thy favour! In the dark and dreary night of guilt I called upon thee, and mercifully didst thou incline thine ear unto my cry ; thou badest the day-spring from on high to shine upon me; in thy light I saw light. I discerned the hatefulness of my sin, I abhorred it; and thou gavest me strength to put it far from me. O gracious Lord, how exquisite is the sense of restored communion with thee ; how fairer all the fair works of thy creation appear now that I can look on them in the renewed spirit of innocence and love. Keep me, O Lord, safe under the covert of thy wings, guard me as ple of the eye,” hold up my steps that I slip pot, and fill my heart with that grateful sense of thy mercy and goodness, that my earnest endeavour and happiness may be to please thee always, and to walk in thy way, and do thy will.