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not done; but the evil, which I would not, that have I done.

For I acknowledge and delight in


thy law, after the inward man; I feel another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin.

O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of· this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, for that, where sin hath abounded, there did his grace much more abound.

Thy goodness, O Lord, leadeth me to repentance, O give me such repentance, to the acknowledging the truth, that I may recover myself out of the snare of the Devil,


who have been taken captive by him at his will.

Let the time past of my life suffice, to have walked after my own will in lasciviousness, lusts, and excess, or any sort of luxury.

O Lamb of God, without blemish, and without spot, who hast redeemed me with thy precious blood; by that same blood, pity and save me; even for that blood, and that name's sake, besides which there is no other under Heaven given unto men, whereby we must be saved.

God, thou knowest my foolishness, and my faults are not hid from thee. All my desire is before thee, and thou hearest all my groan


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Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of Hosts, be ashamed for my cause; let not then that seek thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.

Draw me out of the mire, that I sink not: O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of


the deep waters; let not the waterflood drown me; neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.



PRESERVE RESERVE me, good God, from the deadly sins of pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lewdness, avarice, and sloth. And in their stead implant and cultivate the contrary heavenly virtues of humility, mercy, meekness, temperance, chastity, contentedness, and cheerful industry.


IN God the Father, I believe his paternal love and care of me:

In the Almighty, his power to keep me to salvation :

In the Maker of Heaven and Earth, his Providence, by which the world, and all things in it, are préserved, governed, and perfected.

Upon my Jesus I depend for sal vation: Upon the Christ, for his holy unction: Upon the only-be gotten for my adoption: Upon the Lord for fit supplies to them that serve him faithfully:

Upon his immaculate Conception and Nativity, for cleansing and doing away the corruption in which


I was

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