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For PRISONERS in

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.

1 Read attentively, and meditate
upon, the following passages of

Scripture.
TT is appointed unto all men once

I to die : but after this the Judg-
ment. Heb. ix. 27.
- The night cometh when no man
can work. John ix. 4.

All that are in the Graves shall hear his voice and come forth ; they that have done.good unto the resurrection of Life, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation, John v. 28. · Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Afts ii. 21.

Come unto me all ye thạt labour

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and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye shall find rest unto your Souls. For my yoke is easy and my burthen is light. Mat. xi. 28, 29, 30.

Ifany man fin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Chrift the righteous, and he is the propi. tiation for our Sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2.

1 Prayer. God ! impress these truths fo

seriously upon my heart, that this hour may be unto me the beginning of a new life., Grant that this Solitude and Confinement may recall my Soul from Vanity, bring me to a true Sense of my present Situation, and through the merits of my Saviour, promote the work of my Salvation. Give me at this time' such attention of mind, and fervency of devotion, that I may

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perform an acceptable Sacrifice in ihy fight through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. , :

· Whosoconfeffeth and forfaketh his fin shall have mercy. Pf. xxviii. 13. * PEHOLD, O God, a creature -D liable every moment to death, prostrate before thee, begging, for Jesus' sake, that Faith and Repentance, to which thou haft promised mercy and pardon. Dif.. cover to me, o thou searcher of Hearts, the charge that is against me, that I may know, and confess, and bewail, and abhor, and far fake, and repent of, all the evils I have been guilty of. Have mercy upon me, have mercy upon me, mor merciful father, who defireft not the death of a Sinner ; for thy Son

Jesus Christ's fake forgive me all that is palt. And, ó blessed Ad

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* Bishop Wilson,

vocate, who art able to save them for ever, who come unto God by. Thee, seeing thou ever livest to make Intercession for us, I put my cause into thy hands; let thy power defend me; thy blood and merits plead for me; supply all the defects of my repentance; procure for me a full discharge of all my fins be. fore I die ; and by .thý mighty Grace, confirm and strengthen me in all goodness, during the remainder of my life, that my death may be a blessing to me, and that I may find mercy at the great day. Amen.

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V knowledgement of my Guilt, O God, do I now approach the throne of thy mercy. Too long have I followed the wicked Inclinations of my heart, and, ignorant of niy real Interest, have pursued the paths that lead to destruction. But blessed be thy preventing Grace, which hath stopped me fhort in the

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