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I. For obtaining Pardon of Sin. The sins of my youth and my ignorances remember not: according to thy mercy remember thou me, for thy goodness' sake, O Lord. Ps. xxiv. 7.
O Lord, be thou merciful unto me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee. Ps. xl. 5.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy great mercy. Ps. 1. 1.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, O Lord, and I shall live. Ps. cxviii. 77.
I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost : seek thy servant, O Lord. Ps. cxviii. 176.
Enter not into judgment with thy servant, for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. Ps. cxlii. 2.
I will arise and go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am not worthy to be called thy son. Luke xv. 18.
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. Luke xviii. 38.
II. For Humility. It is good for me that thou hast humbled me. Before I was humbled, I offended; therefore have I kept thy word. Ps. cxviï. 71, 67.
Our Lord Jesus Christ humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Phil. č. 8. And shall I be proud !
: III. For obtaining a true Estimate of this Life.
We are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as were all our fathers. Our days upon earth are as a shadow ; and there is no stay. 1 Par. xxix. 15.
Declare unto me the fewness of my days. Call me not away in the midst of my days. Ps. ci. 24, 25.
Let my soul die the death of the just, and my last end be like to them. Numbers xxiii. 10.
IV. In Grief and Afliction. Heal me, O Lord; for my bones are troubled. My soul also is troubled exceedingly. Ps. vi. 2, 3.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws ; and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death. Ps. xxi. 16. · O Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hidden from thee. Ps. xxxvii. 9.
Why art thou sorrowful, O my soul ? and why dost thou disquiet me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him : the salvation of my countenance, and my God. Ps. xlii. 5, 6.
I am wearied with my groans, and I find no rest. Jeremias xlv. 3.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation. Psalm 1. 14.
V. For Resignation. It is the Lord : let him do what is good in his sight. 1 Kings iii. 18.
If he shall say to me, Thou pleasest me not: I am ready, let him do that which is good before him. 2 Kings xv. 26. · My heart is ready; O God, my heart is ready. Ps. lvi. 8.
Nevertheless, as it shall be the will of God in heaven, so be it done. 1 Machab. iii. 60.
Thy will be done. Matt. xxvi. 42.
VI. For Patience. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord, so it is done: blessed be the name of the Lord. Job i. 21.
If we have received good things at the hand of God, why should we not receive evil ? Job ii. 10.
I will take the chalice of salvation, and will call upon the name of the Lord. Ps. cxv. 4.
VII. Against Temptation. The Lord be merciful unto me, that I may do no such thing. 1 Kings xxiv. 7.
Strengthen me, O Lord, in this hour. Judith xiii. 9. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak. Ps. vi. 2. By thee I shall be delivered from temptation. Ps. xvii. 30.
Save me, O God : for the waters are come in even unto my soul. Ps. lxviii. 1.
Deliver not up to beasts of prey the souls that put their trust in thee: and forget not for ever the souls of thy poor. Ps. lxxiii. 19.
Turn away my eyes, that they may not behold vanity. Ps. cxviii. 37.
VIII. For Trust in God. Although he should slay me, yet I will trust in him. Job xiii. 15.
Though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me. Ps. xxii. 4.
It is good for me to adhere to my God, to put my hope in the Lord God. Ps. lxxii. 28.
IX. For the Fear of God. What shall I do when God shall arise to judge ? and when he shall examine, what shall I answer him ? Job xxxi. 14.
I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was not able to bear. Job xxxi. 23.
The sorrows of hell encompassed me: and the snares of death prevented me. Ps. xvii. 6.
Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments. Ps. cxviii. 120.
X. For Wisdom in Speech. · I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I have set a guard to my mouth. Ps. xxxviii. 1. . · Set a' watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and a door round about my lips. Ps. cxl. 3.
XI. For knowing the Will of God in doubtful Matters.
Perfect thou my goings in thy paths : that my footsteps be not moved. Ps. xvi. 6.
Send forth thy light and thy truth. Ps. xlii. 3.
May God have mercy on us, and bless us : may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and have mercy on us. Ps. lxvi. 1.
Make known to me the way wherein I should walk ; for I have lifted up my soul to thee. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Ps. cxlii. 10, 11.
Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Acts ix. 6.
XII. Remembrance of the Divine Presence. The eyes of the Lord are brighter than the sun, beholding round about all the ways of men, and the bottom of the deep, and looking into the hearts of men, into the most hidden parts. Ecclesiasticus xxiii. 28.
For my eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, and their iniquity hath not been hid from my eyes. Jerem. xvi. 17.
XIII. Acts of Praise and Thanksgiving. Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing thy glory and thy greatness all the day long. Ps. lxx. 8.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Ps. cii. 1, 2.
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but unto thy name give the glory. Ps. cxij. 9.
What shall I render to the Lord, for all that he hath rendered to me? Ps. cxv. 3.
I will praise thee, because thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Ps. cxvii. 28.
XIV. Love of God and of Heaven. If, therefore, I have found favour in thy sight, shew me thy face. Exodus xxxiii. 13.
One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; i that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. That I may see the delight of the Lord, and may visit his temple. Ps. xxvi. 4.
As the hart panteth after the fountains of waters, so my soul panteth after thee, O God. My soul hath thirsted for
the living God: when shall I come, and appear before the face of God ? Ps. xli. 1, 2.
For what have I in heaven? and besides thee, what do I desire upon earth ? For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and my portion for ever. Ps. lxxii. 25, 26.
How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, O Lord : they shall praise thee for ever and ever. For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand. Ps. lxxxiii. 1, 2, 4, 10.
Wo is me, that my sojourning is prolonged ! Ps. cxix. 5.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name, Ps. cxli. 8.
Shew me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou liest in the mid-day. Cant. i. 6.
My soul hath desired thee in the night. Is. xxvi. 9.
Having a desire to be dissolved, and to be with Christ. Philip. i. 23.