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A. The great Evil of Sin, which we are ape to make so flight of, and yet God incarnate was made a Sacrifice to deliver us from the Guilt of it. The infinice Love of our dear Redeemer, who suffered such bitter Torments and inexpressible Anguish, to purchase eternal Salvation for us. That the good Things of this Life are not to valuable, nor the Evils ot it so considerable as we are ape to imagine, when the best Man that ever lived was so destitute of the common Comforts and Conveniencies of human Life, and shared fo largely in the A Mictions and Sufferings of it. That the Favour of God is not to be measured by outward Prosperity in this World, nor his Wrath and Indignation to be concluded from temporal AMictions, since the greatest Sufferer that ever was, was the dearly beloved Son of God. To testify the Power of Cbriff's Death, by crucifying the old Man, and destroying the whole Body of Sin; not glorying, save in the Cross of Christ, by which the World is crucified sunto us, and we unto the World. To bear the Calamities of this. Life with Patience and Resignation to the Will.of God, and not to murmur and repine that we suffer what we have so highly deserved, when our Saviour, who was perfectly vinnocent, endured much greater upon our Ac
count. Not to despond under the sharpest Trials, from a Sense of our own Weakness, because our
Saviour hath purchased for us the Gift of his -holy Spirit, a most powerful Principle of Reso
lution; and is himself touched with a Feeling of our Infirmities, having been in all Points tempted like as we are, yet without Sin. Το make all the Returns we are able of Love and Gratitude. To facrifice all that is dear to us for
the Defence of his Truth, and the Propagation
I. For all
Lmighty God, I beseech thee graciously to Christians.
look upon thy Family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the Hands of wicked Men, and to suffer Death upon the Cross; and receive, I humbly beseech thee, the Supplications and Prayers I offer before thee for all Estates of Men in thy holy Church; that every Member of the same, in his Vocation and Ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft; ever one God, World without End. Amen.
II. For the
Lmighty and everlasting God, who of thy Imitation
tender Love towards Mankind haft fent of Christ's Example.
Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon
III. Merciful God, who hast made all Men, and for the hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor on of Infi
Conversiwouldest the Death of a Sinner, but rather that dels and he should be converted and live ; have Mercy Hereticks. upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and cake from them all Ignorance, Hardness of Heart, and Contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy Flock, that they may be saved among the Remnant of the true Ifraelites, and be made one Fold under one Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who livech and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, World without end. Amen.
thee for causing thy Sufferings to be regi- Thankf-
I remember, O gracious Lord, how thou, who thoughtest it no Robbery to be equal with God, waft made in the Fashion of frail Man, of the vileft and most contemptible of Men ; for thou tookeit on thee the Form of a very Servant: I remember how many Reproaches and Contradictions, Blafpheinies and Perfecutions, thou didit endure from a wicked and perverse Generation ; and all this to save us linfui Men.
I remember, O gracious Lord, how thou didit endure a most bitter Agony, and didst sweat as it were great Drops of Blood, falling to the Ground; how thou, who are God above all, blef
led for ever, was treacheroudly betrayed and apprehended and bound as a Malefactor, fet at bought by Herod and his Men of War, denied by Peter, forsaken by all thy Disciplis; and all this to save us sinful Men.
I remember, how chou, O God of Truth, west accused by false Witnesses; how thou, whom all the Angels adore, wast blindfolded and buffetel, mocked and spit upon, stript naked and scourget, and all this that we might be healed by thy Stripes, and to save us sinful Men.
I remember, Lord, how thou, that art the great Judge of Heaven and Earth, waft thyself dragged to the Judgment-seat and condemned; how thou, O King of Heaven, waft crowned with Thorns, and oppressed with the Weight of thy own Cross; and ail this to save us sinful Men.
I remember, o blessed Saviour, how thou, who art the Lord of Glory, and the sole Author of Life, wast put to a most ignominious Death ; how thy Hands and thy Feet were nailed to a Cross; how thou wast crucified between two Thieves, and numbered with the Tranfgreffors, how thou hadít a Potion given thee, to imbitier thy very last Gasp; and all this to save us sinful Men.
I remember, O gracious Lord, how, when thou wert hanging on the very Cross, thou wast fcoffed at and reviled; how infinitely then thou waft afficted and bruiled for our Transgreflions, when the Iniquities of us all were laid on thy Shoulders ; how thou didit then express an Anguifh greater than all the Torments of thy Crucifixion, when thou dist cry out, My God, my God, why hi.st thou forsaken me? And how thou didit at last give up the Ghost, and die thyself, that we might live.
Was there ever any Sorrow like that which my Lord and my God endured for me? Was there any Love like to that Love my Lord and my God has Bewed to me? O my Saviour, with all my Heart I love and adore thy infinite Love and Benignity to Sinners ; with all my Heart I lament and detest the Hatred and Outrage of Sinners to thee. Instil, O my God, penitencial Love into my Soul, that I may grieve for my Sins, which grieved thee; that I may love thee for suffering for us Sinners, who occasioned all thy Griefs. O may I always love thee! O may I never grieve thee more! By the Love of thy Cross, O Jesus! I live; in that I will only glory ; That above all Things will I study; That above all Things will I value; by the Love of thy Cross I will take up my Cross daily, and follow thee; I will persecute, and torment, and crucify my finlul affections and Lufts, which persecuted, tormented, and crucified thee; and if thy Love calls me to it, I will suffer on the Cross for thee, as thou hast done for me.
How illustrious and amiable were thy Graces amidst all thy Sufferings! O thou amićted yesil! I admire and love thy profound Humility, unwearied Patience, Lamb-like Meekness, iinmaculate Innocence, invincible Courage, absolute Resignation, compaslionate Love of Souls, and perfect Charity to thy Enemies. Give me Grace to tread in chy Steps, and conform me to thy divine Image; that the more I grow like thee, the more I may love thee, and the more I may be loved by thee. Amen, Lord Jesus, Amen.