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In the last Extremities.
A THANKSGIVING after Recovery. O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death, I, thine unworthy servant,' who have been under thy afflicting hand, and am raising again from the bed of sickness, do here present myself before Thee, in a thankful sense of thy great mercy and goodness towards me. Thon hast chastised and corrected me, but Thou hast not given me over unto death : Thou hast in mercy spared me, whilst many are taken away in the midst of their sins. () give me a thank ful heart, that I may praise Thee with joyful lips, and glorify thy Name in the great congregation.
Avd now, I beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant mo the assistaace of thy blessed Spirit, to enable me to live for the time to come as I promised when I was in trouble : 0 let me not forget or neglect any one of those serious vows and resolutions I made in the day of my distress : but let me continue stedfastly resolved to serve Thee more faithfully with my restored strength; and let this gracious warning Thon last lately givev me, teach me how uncertain my abode is in this world ; and let me learn from henceforth so to live, that I may be always fit and prepared to die, that so I may duly profit by thy fatherly correction, and may spend the remainder of my life to thy glory : and to the Salvation of my own soul, and may be found watching, whenever my Lord shall come to
And all this I humbly beg for the sake of Jesus Christ, my most blessed Saviour and Re deemer. Ainen,
“ Make me
Some PASSAGES taken out of the Holy SCRIPTURES, to be used upon several Occasions.
When you go about your work say, * PROSPER Thon the work of our hands upon us O Lord, prosper Thou our handy work.” Psalm xc. last V«? se.
“ Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips," Psulni cxl. 3. If any evil Thoughts are arising in your Mind,
a clean heart, () God, and renew a right Spirit within me.” Psalm li, 10.
If you are tempted to any sin, say, “ How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?' Gen. xxxix. 13.
“ Lord make a way for me to escape out of this temptation." Cor. x. 13.
After any Mercy received, say, “ What reward shall I give unto the Lord for all the benefits that He hath done unto me.”
“ Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within ine, praise his holy Name.” Psalm cxvi. 11. aud ciii 1. If you are tempted to omit your daily Prayers,
say, It is written “ Pray without ceasing." 1 Thes. v. 17. When you talk of any Business To-day, or
To-morrow, ye ought to say, “ If the Lord will, we shall live and do this or that." James iv. 15.
When you have done any good action, say, “ Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Tby Name give the praise.” Psalm cxv. l.
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