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Will the Lord cast off for ever? And will he be no more entreated? Is his mercy clean gone, and doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious : And will he shut up his loving-kindness in displeasure! No, these distrusts are from my own infirmity: But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most Highest. I will meditate also on thy truth and goodness : and

and comfort myself with thy mercies of old time.

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A PRAYER for GRACE.

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THOU, without whom I can do nothing, help me to lay aside every weight, and the sio which doth so easily beset me; all filthiness, and superfluity of naughtiness; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life: Every motion of the body, and of the mind, which is repugnant to thy holy will.

Give me poverty in spirit; that mine may be the kingdom of Heaven: Godly sorrow; that I

may

be conforted: Meekness, that I may inherit the earth: Hunger and thirst after righteousness, that I may be filled : Grant me to be merciful,

that great in Heaven.

that I may obtain mercy: Pure in heart, that I may see God: a maker of

peace, that I may be called a child of God: Prepare me patiently to undergo revilings, persecutions, and evil falsely spoken for righteousness sake; that my reward may

be

An Act of Faith.

I COME to God, in firm belief that he is: And that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

I know that my Redeemer liveth, that he is the Christ, the Son of the living God : that he is of a truth the Saviour of the World ; that he came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. By the grace of our Lord Jesus Clirist, we trust to be saved, even as our Fathers.

I know, that this frail body shall rise again, and stand at the latter day upon the earth: At which time, I stedfastly depend upon seeing the

goodness goodness of the Lord, in the land of the living

MY heart rejoiceth in the Lord, because I have hoped in his holy

name.

By all thy endearing titles, of God, Father, Creator, Saviour, Mediator, Intercessor, Redeemer, and two-fold Comforter, typified by the Lamb, and by the Dove, I beseech thee, Three persons, One God, let thy merciful kindness be upon me, like as I do put my trust in thee.

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