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him deny himself, and take
his Cross daily, and follow me, Luke ix. 23:
• He that taketh not his Cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me, • Matt. x. 38.
• If thy right Eye offend thee, [that is, any Lust as dear as d right Eye] pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is profit• able for thee, that one of thy Members • fhould perish, and not that thy whole Body should be cast into Hell, Matt, v.
29. * And if thy right Hand offend thee [that is, any Ewft as dear as a right Hand] ? cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is
profitable for thee, that one of thy Mem?bers should perish, and not that thy · whole Body should be cast into Hell, • Matt. v. 30.
· Enter ye in at the strait Gate, for wide o is the Gate, and broad is the way that
, • be that go in thereat; because strait is
the Gate, and narrow is the Way which • leadeth unto Life, and few there be that find it, Matt. vii. 13, 14.
• He that loveth Father or Mother more • than me, is not worthy of me; and he • that loveth Son or Daughter more than me, is not worthy of me, Matt. x. 37. 6
Whosoever shall be ashamed of me, 6 and of my Words, of him thall the Son
of Man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own Glory, and in his Father's, and of the Holy Angels, Luke ix. 26.
• Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all and followed thee. And Je• sus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, there is no Man that hath left House, or Brethren, or Sisters, or Father, or Mo'ther, or Wife, or Children, or Lands, for
my Sake, and the Gospel's; but he shall « receive an hundred-fold now in this
Time, Houses, and Brethren, and Sisters, 6 and Mothers, and Children, and Lands, 6 with Persecutions; and in the World to come, eternal Life, Mark x. 28, 29, 30.
• Whosoever will save his Life, shall lofe • it, but whosoever shall lose his Life for
my Sake and the Gospel's, the same shall • save it, Mark viii. 35.
• What shall it profit a Man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own • Soul ? Mark viii. 36.
“This is the Will of God, even your • Sanctification, i Thel. iv. 3:
• Blessed are they that do his Command• ments, that they may have Right to the • Tree of Life, and may enter in through
• the Gates into the City (of the new Jeru• salem) Rev. xxii. 14.
• Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through the Knowledge of God, and
of Jesus Christ our Lord, that hath called • us to Glory and Virtue; whereby are
given unto us exceeding great and pre• cious Promises; that by these you might be Partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the Corruption that is in the • World, through Lust,' 2 Pet. i. 2, 3, 4.
A Prayer in our Retirement after we are res
turned Home from the Lord's Table.
O Lord, my God! I acknowledge with
all Thankfulness of Heart, thy great Mercy and Goodness, in giving me an Opportunity of approaching thy Holy Table; and in disposing my Mind to commemorate the infinite Love of my crucified Saviour, to render him Thanks and Praise for laying down his Life as a Sacrifice for the Sins of the World, and to present unto thee that Sacrifice, as a full Satisfaction for them, whereby thou doft incline me humbly to hope for all the Benefits of his Death and Paffion.
What Thanks, most gracious God, can I return unto thy Divine Majesty, for impresfing a Senfe of my Duty upon my Mind, and for that Strength and Power whereby thou hast in fome Measure enabled me to perform it? I will praise and magnify thy great and glorious Name, and I will entirely devoteinyself to thy Service, as long as I have any. Being.
Bleffed be thy Name for those freth Supplies of Grace I have received; grant that they may make me run the Way of thy Commandments with Delight and Pleasure, that I may never any more faint or droop, or tire in my Duty.
Blessed be thy Name for those comfortable Assurances thou haft givenrime of Pardon and Forgiveness. " Let'this thy com passionate Goodnefs be a perpetual Obligat tion to Love and Gratitude 1- Let it put me upon my Guard, that I míay watch over all my Ways, and do always that which is well-pleasing in tlay Sight. un'ispiral
Blessed be thy Name for that Peace and Quiet thou hast restored to my Soul, for those Resolutions thou hast wrought in me to persevere in thy Service to the End of my Days: make them firm, vigorous, and
constant'; and never let anyi sinful Passions any more ruffle and discómpofe my. Mind.
Blessed be thy Name for that Relish thou haft given me of spiritual Delights ; that Desire of possessing the eternalInheritance: Let the Enjoyments of Sense appear mean and contemptible, and let not the Pleafures of the World any more prevail upon me to transgress thy holy Laws.
Grant, O Lord, that I may walk worthy of these thy distinguishing Mercies, and live as becomes the Redeemed of the Lord. Without thee, O blessed Jefus, I can do nothing without thee, who art the Son of Righteousness, I thall walk in Darknets ; without thee, + who art the Physician of Souls, I shall, laiiguilh ånd die; without thee, who art'the Joy of all devout Minds, I fhall consume my Days away in Sadness. Remain therefore, O Lord, and abide with me for ever : I shall then be enabled to do thy Will in this Life, and thereby be qualified to partake of thy Glories to all Eter. nity in the next. Amen, Amen.
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