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


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




great in Heaven.

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 Christ, 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


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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for thy own sake, O my God: For thy servant is called by thy name.

In many things we offend all: Lord, when thou bringest my sios to account, let mercy rejoice against judgment. If I say that I have no sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me. But I will confess my many and grievous offences, that thou mayest be just aud faithful in forgiving my sins, and cleansing me from all unrighteousness,

And, for this purpose, I have an advocate with thee, thy only begotten Son, Jesus Christ the righteous; o let him be an effectual propitiation for my sins, who is a sufficient propitiation for the sins of the whole world!

to their charge, particularly those that minister in holy things, and all the good people who dwell in this place, under their Ministry.

That God would give temperate and healthful weather; kindly and fruitful seasons; quiet and comfortable times; that he would accompany and direct all travellers by land or by water; that he would make the beds of the sick, hear the cries of the oppressed, let the im. prisoned go free, sustain the afflicted and dejected; sanctifying all, and by such means as his wisdom knows best; giving an happy issue to their respective sufferings.

I will also, after the example of the Saints before me, commend myself, my life, and every action


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