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midst of my days, and, by this confinement and lemporal punishment, hath recalled me to a lense of my Iniquities. Oh! let me now look upon them with abhorrence-let me recollect them only to detest themand let my heart be now fixed, where true. Joys are only to be found. It is not this bodily constraint, it is not an expectation of further pains and penalties, that induce me thus to cry out for help: it is a thorough conviction of my sins, and unfeigned contrition for them, that now operate on my Soul. Oh! let the forrowful hghing of me, an afflicted Prisoner, come before thee! Hear my groaning from the depths of the dungeon, and relieve the weight which now presses upon my heart. Accept this confession of my sin, and through the all-fufficient merits of my Saviour, blot out my transgressions. By the Influence of thy holy Spirit lo dispose and correět my Inclinations, that when relieved
from my present afflictions, and once more mixing with the fociety of my fellow creatures (if such shall be thy good pleasure) I may lead a life after the true Christian pattern, and, both by precept and Example, endeavour to follow the steps of thy blessed Son, who walked amongst men, without partaking of their sins. Grant this O merciful father, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
1 Here it will be proper to pause,
and refleEt on that particular crime, which hath occasioned your present Imprisonment.
I Prayer. * n God, the fountain of mercy,
who didit send thy Son inio the world to call Sinners to repent. ance; and who haft assured us, that there is Joy in Heaven over one
* Bihop Wilfun.
Sinner that repenteth; look down with an Eye of pity upon me thy Servant, who have gone astray from thy commandments. Give me a clear sight of my fin, and a deep sense of thy wrath against impenitent Sinners; that seeing my danger I may patiently submit to godly discipline, and to all the difficulties of true repentance. And grant, O God, that I may not deceive myself by a counterfeit repentance, but that this my humble confession may produce a real change of heart and amendment of life; that I may utterly renounce and forsake all evil ways: break off all evil habits; and being ever mindful of my Infirmi. ties, may be more careful of myself and more earnest for Grace for the time to come; "working out my Salvation with fear and trembling thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord, I beseech thee, absolve
me from my offences; that through thy bountiful Goodness, I
may be delivered from the bands of .. those sins, which by my frailty I
have committed. Grant this,'o heavenly father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blesled Lord and Saviour. Amen.
I Read one or more of the seven
penitential Psalms, Pfalm. 6. 32. 38. 51. 102, 130. 143. I Many of the Psalms will be found
particularly applicable to the ptu‘ations of persons under confinement, and therefore it will bể profitable to read them all in regular
order. I Read the first Lesson out of the · table of Lessons prefixedo
1 After * Collect for 24th. Sunday after Trinity.
all holy rning: gihem, read;
1 After the firft Leffon Fay* PLESSED Lord who haft caused
D all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digeft them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
1 Read the second Lesson as before.
Then fay+ ALMIGHTY God, who haft
given thine only Son to be . unto us both a Sacrifice for Sin and
also an Ensample of godly life ; give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour.
our* Colleet for Second Sunday in Advent. + Collect for Second Sunday after Easter.