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" go away and fin no more, lest a. worst thing come unto me.?.. Having known the bitterness of affliction, may I pity and endeavour to relieve those that labour under it. And may I never forget my obligations to thee, and the kindness of those about me (especially my Benefactors of this House.) I humbly recommend them and myself to thy continued mercy, and everlasting favour, through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. Amen.
N.B. These two Prayers, as well as the verses for the use of the Sick, are taken from Dr. Stonhouse's treatise, called Advice to a Patinet, &c. a book to be recommended to all Hospitals and Infirmaries. Tho' indeed his Directions to the Uninstructed, may be of more general utility.
Some Instances of Christ's Life, proposed for
. [These are extracted from Burkit's Exposition of the New Testament, at the close of his Remarks on St. John's Gorpel, where all who have this useful book in their poffeffion, may
proper comments on these instances of our SaviQur's Life.
IS early piety. See Luke ii. 46, 47.
2. His obedience to his earthly parents,
See Luke ii. 51. 3. His unwearied diligence in doing good. See Aets x. 38.
4. His humility and lowliness of mind. See Matt, xi. 29.
5. The unblameableness and inoffensiveness of his life and actions. See Matt. xix. 27.
6. His eminent self-denial. See Phil. ii. 7, 8.
7. His contentment in a low and mean condition in this world. See Luke ix. 58. Phil. iv, 15.
8. His frequent performance of the duty of private prayer. See Luke vi. 12. Mark i: 35.
9. His affectionate performance of the duty of praise and thanksgiving: See Matt. xi. 25. John
10. His compassion towards those who were miserable, and in distress: See Matt. xx. 34.
11. His fpiritual, entertaining, and useful difcourse. .
See Luke xiv. 7. xxiv. 13. 12. His free, familiar, sociable behaviour. See Matt. xi. 19. Luke v. 29.
13. His patience under sufferings and reproaches. See i Pet. ii, 21, 22.
14. His readiness to forgive injuries. See Luks
15. His laying to heart the fins as well as sufferings of others. See Mark iii. 5.
16. His zeal for the public worship of God. See John ii. 17.
17. His glorifying his father in all he did. See John xvii. 4.
18. His impartiality in reproving fin. Sec
Matt. xxii. 23.
19. His universal obedience to his father's will, and chearful submission to his father's pleasure. See Matt. xxvi. 29.
20. His laws and practice of universal holiness both in heart and life. See Luke iv. 34.
We must remember, “ so to imitate Chrift for "our Pattern, as to acknowledge him for our
- high-priest and intercessor," as we are taught in the following excellent prayer from the Liturgy, proper to be used at all seasons.
Lnighty God, who hast given thy only Son
to be unto us both a Sacrifice for fin, and also an Example of godly life: give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit: and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the steps of his moft holy life ; and finally to be made partakers of his resurrection, through the fame Jesus Christ, our mediator and advocate. Amen.
The PRAYER used in the MAGDALEN
comfort, who haft fent thy Son Jesus Christ into the world, to seek and to save that which was lost ; we praise thy holy name for the bountiful provision made in this place for the fpiritual and temporal wants of miserable offenders: beseeching thee so to dispose our hearts by
the powerful working of thy blessed Spirit, that thro' fincere repentance and a lively faith," we may obtain remiffion of our fins, and all the precious promises of thy gospel
. Awaken those, who have not yet a due sense of their guilt ; and perfect a godly sorrow, where it is begun.'Renew in us whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the Devil, or by our own carnal will and frailness : preserve us, after escaping the pollutions of the world, from being again intangled therein ; and keep us in a state of constant watchfulness and humility. For.. give, as we do from our hearts. those who have injured us ; and grant to all, who have seduced others, or been seduced themselves into wickedness, that they may forsake the evil of their do ings, and live. Make this house a blessing, we fray thee, to the souls and bodies of all its inhabitants ; and a glorious monument of thy grace, abounding "to the chief of finners. Strengthen the hands, direct the counsels, reward the laq, bours and the liberality of all who are engaged in the
government'or support of it ; and increase the number of those who have a zeal for thy gloiy, and compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; that many may be turned from darknefs to light, and from the power of Satan unto thee their God, thro' the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. i N-2
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