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sonable . hope, comfort me with a just sense of Thy love, and assist me to the performance of all holy purposes, that after the sins, errors, and miseries of this world, I may obtain everlasting happiness for Jesus Christ's sake. To whom, &c. Amen.
I hope to attend on God and his ordinances tomorrow.
Trust in God, O my soul. O God, let me trust in Thee.
March 28, 1762. O God, giver and preserver of all life, by whose power I was created, and by whose providence I am sustained, look down upon me with tenderness and mercy; grant that I may not have been created to be finally destroyed; that I may not be preserved to add wickedness to wickedness ; but may so repent me of my sins, and so order my life to come, that when I shall be called hence, like the wife whom Thou hast taken from me, I may die in peace and in thy favour, and be received into Thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
1764. Almighty and most merciful Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast redeemed us from sin and death, grant that the commemoration of his passion may quicken my repentance, increase my hope, and strengthen my faith ; that I may lament and forsake my sins; and, for the time which Thou shalt yet grant me, may avoid idleness, and neglect of Thy word and worship.
Grant me strength to be diligent in the laws. ful employments which shall be set before me ; grant me purity of thoughts, words, and actions. Grant me to love and study Thy word, and to frequent thy worship with pure affection. Deliver and preserve me from vain terrors, and grant that by the grace of Thy Holy Spirit. I may so live, that after this life ended, I may be received to everlasting happiness, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,
, Easter Day. Against loose Thoughts and Idleness. April 22, 1764, at 3 in the Morning.Almighty and most merciful Father, who hast created and preserved me, have pity on my weakness and corruption. Deliver me from habitual wickedness and idleness; enable me to purify my thoughts, to use the faculties which Thou hast given me with honest diligence, and to regulate my life by Thy holy word.
Grant me, O Lord, good purposes and steady resolution, that I may repent my sins, and amend my life. Deliver me from the distresses of vain terror, and enable me, by Thy grace, to will and to do what may please Thee; that when I shall be called away from this present state, I may obtain everlasting happiness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
September 18, 1764. O God, Heavenly Father, who desirest not the death of a sinner, grant that I may turn from my wickednessand live. Enable me to shake off all impediments of lawful action, and so to order my life, that increase of days may
produce increase of grace, of tranquillity of thought, and vigour in duty. Grant that my resolves may be effectual to a holy life, and a happydeath, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
Easter Day, 1765. Almighty and most merciful Father, who hatest nothing that Thou hast made, nor desirest the death of a sinner, look down with mercy upon me, and grant that I may turn from my wickedness and live. Forgive the days and years which I have passed in folly, idleness, and sin. Fill me with such sorrow for the time mis-spent, that I may amend my life according to Thy holy word ; strengthen me against · habitual idleness, and enable me to direct my
thoughts to the performance of every duty; that while I live I may serve Thee in the state to which Thou shalt call me, and at last by a holy and happy. death be delivered from the struggles and sorrows of this life, and obtain eternal happiness by Thy mercy, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, without whose help all the purposes of man are vain, enable me to use such temperance as may heal my body, and strengthen my mind, and enable me to serve Thee. Grant this, O Lord, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Study of Tongues. - Almighty God, giver of all knowledge, enable me so to pursue the study of tongues, that I may promote Thy glory and mv own salvation.
Bless my endeavours, as shall seem best unto
Thee ; and if it shall please Thee to grant me the attainment of my purpose, preserve me from sinful pride ; take not Thy Holy Spirit from me, but give me a pure heart and humble mind, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Town Malling, Kent, Sept. 18, 1768, at night.Almighty and most merciful Father, Creator and Preserver of mankind, look down with pity upon my troubles and maladies. Heal my body, strengthen my mind, compose my distraction, calm my inquietude, and relieve my terrors; that if it please Thee, I may run the race that is set before me with peace, patience, constancy, and confidence. Grant this, O Lord, and take not from me Thy Holy Spirit, but pardon and bless me, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
January 1, 1769.-Almighty and most merciful Father, who hast continued my life from year to year, grant that by longer life I may become less desirous of sinful pleasures, and more careful of eternal happiness. As age comes upon me, let, my mind be more withdrawn from vanity and folly, more enlightened with the knowledge of Thy will, and more invigorated with resolution to obey it. O Lord, calm my thoughts, direct my desires, and fortify my purposes. If it shall please Thee, give quiet to my latter days, and so support me with Thy grace, that I may die in Thy favour, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
January 1, prima mane—Almighty God, by whose mercy I am permitted to behold the begin
ning of another year, succour with Thy help, and bless with Thy favour, the creature whom thou vouchsafest to preserve. Mitigate, if it shall seem best unto Thee, the diseases of my body, and compose the disorders of my mind. Dispel my terrors; and grant that the time which Thou shalt. yet allow me, may not pass unprofitably away. Let not pleasure seduce me, idleness lull me, or misery depress me. Let me perform to Thy glory, and the good of my fellow-creatures, the work Thou shalt yet appoint me; and grant, that as I draw nearer to my dissolution, I may, by the help of Thy Holy Spirit, feel my knowledge of Thee increased, my hope exalted, and my faith strengthened ; that when the hour which is coming shall come, I may pass by a holy death to everlasting happiness, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
September 18, 1769.- Almighty and most merciful Father, I now appear in Thy presence, laden with the sins, and accountable for the mercies of another year. Glory be to Thee, O God, for the mitigation of my troubles, and for the health both of mind and body which Thou hast vouchsafed me. Most merciful Lord, if it seem good unto Thee, compose my mind, and relieve my
diseases; enable me to perform the duties of my · station, and so to serve Thee, as that, when my hour of departure from this painful life shall be delayed no longer, I may be received into everlasting, happiness, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.