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desire; hearken unto me for Thy truth and righteousness sake.

And enter not into judgment with Thy servant; for in Thy sight shall no man living be justifiedk. : I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: O seek Thy servant; for I do not forget Thy commandments'. - Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy name's sake; and for Thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble m. i

Forsake me not, O Lord my God; be not Thou far from me.

Haste Thee to help me, O Lord God of my salvation". · Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness; according to the multitude of Thy mercies, do away mine offences.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my faults; and my sin is ever before me.

Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight; that Thou mightest be

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justified in Thy saying, and clear when Thou art judged.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness; and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo! Thou requirest truth in the inward parts, and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow..

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

· Turn Thy face from my sins; and blot out all my misdeeds.

Make me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy Spirit from me.

O give me the comfort of Thy help again; and stablish me with Thy free Spirit.,

Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall shew Thy praise. For Thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I

°Psal. li. 1-13

give it Thee; but Thou delightest not in burntofferings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise o.

O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, and my heart is wounded within me P.

O remember not our old sins; but have mercy upon us, and that soon; for we are come to great misery.

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy Name: O deliver me, and be merciful unto my sins for Thy Name's sake 9. ***

Deal Thou with me, O Lord God, according unto Thy name ; for sweet is Thy mercy".

Comfort the soul of Thy servant; for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Be merciful unto me, O Lord; for I will call daily upon Theet.

For Thou, Lord, art good and gracious, and of great mercy unto all them that call upon Thee".

I should utterly have fainted, but that I

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believe verily to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living".

I remembered Thine everlasting judgments, O Lord, and received comfort.

O think upon Thy servant, as concerning Thy word, wherein Thou hast caused me to put my trust.

The same is my comfort in my trouble: for Thy word hath quickened mer.

Thou art my helper and my Redeemer; O
Lord, make no long tarrying?
· Let Thy merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon
us, like as we do put our trust in Thee *.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son &c.
Lord, have mercy upon me!
Christ, have mercy upon me!

Lord, have mercy upon me! . .! Our Father Which art in heaven, &c.

O Lord, hear my prayer; and let my cry come unto Thee.

. Psal. xxvii. 15. * Psal. cxix. 52. Ibid. 49, 50. ? Psal. lxx. 6.

a Psal. xxxiii. 21.

The Penitent's godly Resolutions of


Preparatory sentences of Scripture-prayer before the Re

solutions-solemn resolutions to live answerably to our Christian profession-prayer after the Resolutions. • Preparatory sentences of Scripture.

O Lord our God, other Lords beside Thee have had dominion over us : but by Thee only will we make mention of Thy name :

O Lord, truly I am Thy servant; I am Thy servant, and the son of Thine handmaid.

I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep Thy righteous judgments o.

I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way":

I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. :

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. * Isai. xxvi. 13. Psal. cxvi. 16. c Psal. cxix. 106.

* Psal. ci. 2. • Ibid. 244. Psal. xvii. 3.

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