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parture from all my sins, and comfort me in the thought that I shall not return to them, and whither Thou art gone they cannot come; and preserve my mind clear and composed, and strong in apprehension of thy glory about to be revealed in me, that I may be the less sensible of the distress of this frail and suffering frame, so near its dissolution. Grant that I may remember that thou didst lay down thy life and take it again, and that in like manner I shall find my life again in thy heavenly kingdom. Be with me, Thou Holy Spirit, the Comforter, when I would flee away as on the wings of a dove from the storm and tempest; keep me constant in that innocency which shall bring me peace at the last, and sanctify me in unoffending love and obedience, through faith, that I may

finally inherit eternal life, and ever behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Finally, O Lord, as Thou hast taught me to be merciful after my power, and give to them that are in need, I beseech Thee to accept my alms which I have laid up for the first day of the week after the word of thy holy Apostle, that by this continual sacrifice I may please Thee both in will and deed, and renounce all covetousness and show


thankfulness for all thy goodness to me. Inspire me with a compassionate and tender heart towards all men, that I may forgive if any have trespassed against me, and pray for those who mourn, and all that are in affliction. Prepare me, I beseech Thee, O merciful God, for the duty and worship of thy holy Sabbath, and give me the

sweet refreshing rest which is the image of the eternal peace and blessedness of thy people; and take me into thy heavenly keeping as Thou hast received those who have fallen asleep in Jesus, and are now faultless before the throne of thy glory, in the merits of my only Mediator and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.






(From Sutton's Godly Meditations.) 0 Omnipotent and merciful God, who didst add to the life of king Hezekiah fifteen years,

when he prayed unto Thee weeping; grant me, thy unworthy servant, so much space before the day of my death, that I may repent of all my sins, and by grace obtain remission of them, before I go hence and be no more seen, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


[By Charlotte Finch Hicks ..]

O merciful Saviour! who for our sakes didst condescend to be made man, and didst take the burden of our sins upon Thee, and didst endure the wrath of God in our stead, and didst die that we might live eternally, make our hearts ever grateful to Thee for this thy boundless love and infinite mercy; and Thou, who hast promised thy Holy Spirit to them that ask it of Thee, give it unto us, that we may neither by our

• The writer of this Prayer died in her fourteenth year. Thus early was she delivered from this evil world, and " suffered to come unto Him," to whose dying love she had made her supplication.

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