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he remembreth that we are Dust. Like as a father pitieth his Children; so 'the Lord pitieth them that fear him. Pfal. 103. 8, 9, 24, 13.
For our light affli&tion, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Cor. 4. 17. *** Why art thou cast down, O my foul - and why art thou disquieted within me : Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God. Pfal. 42. II. .
When I am weak , then am I strong. 2. Cor. 12. 10. And though the outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Whilst we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen : For the things which are seen are Tempotal; but the Things which are not Veen are Eternal. 2 Cor. 4. 16, 18,: . in.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he hall strengthen. thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Pfal. 27. 14.
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. I Cor. II, 32. . . ., . Blessed is the man that endureth Temptation : for when he is tried, be shall receive the Crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to. them that love him. Jam. 1. 12. :
And behold we account them happy which endure. Te have heard of the Patience of fob, and have seen the end of the Lord : that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. Jam. 5. 11...;
: It is good for me that. I have been afflicted; that I may learn thy Statutes. I know , O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness haft afflicted me. Pfal. 1 19. 71, 75.
"Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their Souls to him in well-doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 1 Pet. 4. 19. - For he hath faid, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Heb. 13.5... an. iii! ! };
And now, Lord, what wait 1 for my hope is in thee. Psal. 39.7.
o Spare me, that I may recover Strength, before I go hence, and be no more. Pfal. 39. 13. ,
Whom have 1 in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I defire besides thee. : .? My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is 'the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever, Psal. 73. 25, 26,
Prayers, fon Patience under å ng Sickness. 4:32
Thou God of Patience and
Consolation, give me Patience and Submission under the Pains and Confinement of a Sick Bed.
Whatever thou shalt please to lay upon me, it is thy Doing, and my Deserving.
Canft not thou do what thou wilt with thine own? I will therefore lay my hand upon my Mouth, and say, It is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him Goods
But why do I complain of what I have deserved ? Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the Punishment of Jus Sins ? O, let me never charge God foolishly, nor ofend thee by an impatient and uneasy Spirit. :: Lord, I humbly lye down un. . D4
der der thy Rod. Do with me as thou pleafest. I am thine, thy Creature, the work of thy Hands..
But consider, O Lord, of what I am made: Remeinber that I am but Flesh and Duft, frail and çorruptible Fleih. 2 Deal gently with me; and in the midit of Judgment, do thou remember Mercy. :
Let thy Grace be the support of my Weakness, and let the sense of thy Mercies sweeten all my Sorrows. For the sake of my dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.