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Sick, and T)yi»g Tersons. 67

Scriptures concerning Confession
of Sin.

I Will arise and go to my Fa-
ther, and will say unto him.
Father; / have finned against hea-
ven, and Before thee, and am no
more worthy to be called thy Son.
Luk. 15-. 18, 19.

0 my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face unto thee, my God j for mine iniquities arc increased over my head, and my trespass is grown up unto the heavens. Ezr. 9. 6.

But / will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my fin. Psal. 38. 18.

For I acknowledge my Transgressions, and my Sin is ever befqre me. Psal. 51- 3.

1 acknowledge my fin unto thee, and mine iniquity have F not hid; I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,and thou forgavefl


Of CnfcJfioM tf Sins.

Confession of Sins is a nee fary Part of your dai Prayers: and as such, ought be the constant uninterrupM Practice of your whole Live But when Death approached and that you are preparing* your last and great Account then it highly concerns you t be punctual and particular in d Confe/fion of your Sins.

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the iniquity of my Sin. Psal. 3 z. 5.

He that covereth his Sins, fkatl not prosper: but ivhoso confeffeth andforsaketh them,Jh,a11 have Mercy. Prov. 18. 13.

If we confess our Sins , he is faithful and just to forgive us our fins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 Joh. 1.9.

My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me. Plal. 44. 15.

Thou haft set mine iniquities hefore thee, my secret Sins in the light of thy Countenance. PsaL 90. 8.

My flesh trembleth for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy Judgments. Plal. 119. no.

Enter not into Judgment with thy Servant, 0 Lord, for in thy fight shall no man living be justified. Pfal. 143. z.

If thou , Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss j 0 Lord, who may abide if*. PsaK *3Q. 3. v But

But there is mercy with thee, therefore shalt thou be fear eel.

/said, Lord, be merciful unto we; heal my Soul, for J have finned against thee.. Psal. 41 .,4.

0 remember not against me former iniquities: Let thy tender mercies speedily prevent me i. for I am brought very low. Psal. 79. 8.

Remember not the fins of my south, nor my tranfgrejfions: according to thy Mercy remember thou me, for thy Goodness sake, 0 Lord. PsaJ. 25. 7.

Have mercy upon me, 0 God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender Mercies blot out my Transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me"from my (in. Psal. 51. 1, z. '., For. thy Names sake, 0 Lord, pardon mine iniquity: forit is great. Psal, z$* 11. ,

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