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Revenge, but study to be quiet, and never foment and pursue our Quarrels ; but fol. lowing thy Example, we may with one Mind, and with one Mouth, glorify thee. Amen.
A Prayer to be ufed by one who is going a
Journey, which may be added to the usual
O GOD, who art alike present in all Places, and preservest Man and Beast
, blessed be thy Name for the Knowledge thou hast given me of thy wife and merciful Providence, who makest thy Angels Ministering Spirits, for them that shall be Heirs of Salvation.
I commit my Soul and Body to thy Protection, who'art the Defender of all them that put their Trust in thee. To thee, O Lord, do I commit myself, and all that belongs to me; I entirely depend on thy Goodness to be with me, and prosper me in the way that I am going. Give thy holy Angels Charge of me, and defend me from all Thieves and Robbers, and from all Casualties, and evil Accidents, if it be thy blessed Will; and I befeech thee more especially, to accompany me with the Pre
sence of thy Holy Spirit, to preserve my Soul in Safety, from all evil Thoughts, Desires, or Passions, that may any Way betray me, in Word or Deed, to offend thy Divine Majesty. Deliver me from the Danger of any evil Company, into which I may fall, that I may not frame myself to the Manners of profane Perfons, but by a pious and discreet Behaviour rather reprove them; and give me Grace thankI fully to embrace the Company of those who are good, if I be blessed with it; that I may rejoice in their Society, and improve it to my Increase of Wisdom, and pious Affection towards thee. Bless and defend this Habitation which I am now leaving, and all remaining in it; that whatever Distance we may be from one another, we may all live and walk in the fame Spirit of Faith, and Love, and Holiness." Grant me a happy Meeting again with my Friends and Relations, if it be thy good Will and Pleafure : but howsoever thou Thalt think fit to difpofe of us in this World, bring us; in the End of our Pilgrimage, into that blessed Rest which thou hast prepared for thy faithful Servants, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Thanksgiving after a return from a
LESSED be thy Name, O God, who
haft protected and preserved me from many Perils and Dangers in the Journey I have lately taken. Thou hast been a Covering to me Night and Day, in every Place where I have been, from I know not how many Dangers; and hast at last brought me Home in Peace and Safety to my Relations and Friends, whom thou hast
protected, and their Dwellings, from all evil Accidents.
To thy good Providence I wholly owe it; and I desire to be duly thankful for these and all other thy great Mercies and Deliverances who haft dealt fo bountifully with me.
Endue me, O God of all Grace, with a more serious Spirit, often reflecting and meditating upon thee, and upon thy Benefits both to my Soul and Body; for this Life, and that which is to come; that I may not be taught the Value and Number of thy Blessings, by being deprived of them; but in their constant Use and Enjoyment, may praise thy infinite Goodness and Mercy,
with fenfible Love to thee, and Delight in doing thy Will
.. is Bless all others, I beseech thee, that desire the same Mercy, of which thou hast made me a Partaker. Receive them into thy Protection; conduct them in Safety to the End of their journey; make them ever mindful of thy Loving-kindness, 'ar.d carefully to remember that every new Benefit is a new Obligation to better Obedi. ence; for thy Mercies Sake in Chrift Jesus. Amen.
A Prayer for a Perfon upon a Relapse into
O Lord, the great and dreadful
God, to me belongeth Confusion of Face; because I have sinned against thee, and have been guilty of fo late Iniquity in thy Sight. I have acknowledged the Justice and Goodness of thy Laws, and have chosen thy Seri vice, as the most perfect Freedom; I know that without Holinefs none thall see thee, O Lord; and that Tribulation and Anguish, Indignation and Wrath, is the Portion of all that do Evil: And yet, O Lord, foolish and miserable Sinder that I am, I have
yielded again to Temptation, and departed from thy Ways, and Holiness of Life, for the Sake of a present Satisfaction, a small and momentary Pleasure or Gain. (Here name the particular Sin.] And hereby I have incurred thy Displeasure, abused thy Grace and Goodness to me, and have ha. zarded the Loss of thy eternal Favour, which is better than Life itfelf.
But, O Lord God, to whom belongeth Mercy and Forgiveness, I moft earnestly befeech thee to have Mercy upon me; O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive, and hearken unto my Prayers ; my Conscience reproaches me, and my Heart is troubled within me; I feel myself deprived of that Hope and Confidence in thee through Jesus Christ which I had attained by my former. Repentance and Amendo ment, and now consider and
find myself liable to thy Wrath, and obnoxious to thy Judgments both Temporal and Eterndl. sog's
Correct me, O Lord, but with Mercy, left thou bring me to Nothing: I know that the Wages of Sin is Death ; but I humbly befeech thee, O inerciful God, who art flow to Anger, and of great Pity, and
wouldest have none to perish, but all to : come to Repentance, fpare me, and grant me farther Time for Repentance, that I w