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Urn thou me, O good Lord, and so strait I be turned. Be favourable, O Lord, be favourable to thy Servant, who turns to thee in Weeping and Praying. For thou art a Merciful God , full of Compassion , Long-suffering, and of great Pity. Thou sparest, when we deserve Punishment; and in thy Wrath thinkest upon Mercy. Spare thy Servant, good Lord, spare me: and let me not bo brought to Confusion.
Hear me, O Lord , for thy "Mercy is great; and after the Multitude of thy Mercies look tipon me; through the Merits and Mediation of thy Blesied Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
OMost merciful God , wh<i according to the Multitude of thy Mercies , dost so put aE z way
way the Sins of those who truly repent, that thou remembrest them no more; Open thine Eye of Mercy upon me thy Servant, who molt earnestly desire Pardon and Forgiveness. .
Renew in me, most loving Father, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud .and, malice of the Devil, or by my own carnal Will and Frailness. Preserve and continue me (who am now a weak sick Member.) in the Unity of the Church. Conilcier my Contrition* Accept my Tears; AfTwage my Pain, as shall seem to thee most expedient for me.
And forasmuch as I put my lull trust only in thy Mercy, impute not unto me my former Sins; but strengthen me with thy Blessed Spirit; And when thou art pleased to take me hence, take .me; /unto. ithy favourThrough the'Merits of thy most * :\ dearly dearly Beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thus I would Advise the Sick Person to Pray, in the Words of Holy Scripture, and in the Forms of our Church, which to Regular Devout Christians, are mu;li more affecting than Private Composures.
And that the Sick Man may Pray i:i Faith, and may comfortably hope that God will hear his Prayers; let him read and consider the following Promises, which Cod hach graciously made, of Pardon and Forgiveness to the truly Penitent.
Promises to the Penitent.
WHatsoever ye shall ask in Prayer, believing, ye (hail receive. Matth. %i. %n . . '.
When the wicked man turneth
away from his Wickedness, that he
hath committed', and doth that
which is lawful and Yi&ht,. he shall
Jove his Soul alive. . . . :.
Because he confidently and turm eth away fron. his 1' ranfzreffions that he hath, conr..uited , hz si:.;'I surely Live, he shall not Vie,
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Repent therefore, and turn your selves from all your Transgressions; so Iniquity JhaU not be your Ruin. Ezek. 18. z~, 28, 30.
As I live, saith the Lord God, shave no pleasure in the Death of the Wicked, but that the wicked tarn from his way, and live; turn ye from your evil ways, for why mil y.e Die? Ezek. 33. 11.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous nan his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our,God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your Thoughts, neither are your ways my Ways, saith the Lord.
For as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my Ways higher than your ways , and my Thoughts than your thoughts. Isai. W- 7, 8, 9.
For thus saith the high and lofty one that inhabiteth Eterpity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy Place; with him-ak so that is of a contrite and humlie Spirit, to revive the Spirit of the humble, andto revive the heart of the contrite ones.
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the Spirit should fail before me, and the Souls which I have made. Isa.
to this man will I look , even
to him that is Poor, and of a.contrite Spirit, and trembles h at ni\ Word, m.66.%.
The humble Publican stood afar off± would not so much as lift up his Eyes to Heaven, hut smote upon his Breast, faying, God be merciful to me a Sinner.
> / tell you, this man went down to his House justified, rather than the other: For everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that'humbleth himself, stall be exalted. Luk. 18. 13, 14.
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