Volume 64: Emily Macarthur [Mrs. James Macarthur] correspondence and other papers, 1838-1879: No. 367
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Enable me, O God to wait with patience for thy returning graces; & in the firm belief of thine unchanging love, to adopt the language of thy servant, & to say
"Why art thou cast down, On my soul? & why art thou "Disquieted within me? I hope in God, for I shall yet "Praise him, who is the strength of my countenance
"& my God."
Above all, grant O Lord that this present affliction may work out for me an exceeding weight of glory. May my soul be washed, & purified, & saved by the dispensations of thy providence, & by the satisfying influences of thy Spirit, & having in all things done thy holy will in time, May I at last be presented faultless & blameless before thy heavenly throne, for Christ's sake, Amen
Prayer for Sins
Psalm 51 - 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; & take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, - & for my [Indecipherable] blot out my great transgressions.
I am ashamed, O Lord, to lift up my face unto thee, for thou art of pure eyes than to behold iniquity; thou canst not look upon sin but with abhorrence. The heavens are not clean in thy sight, - thou chargest even these angels with folly, - & how then shall I, who am laden with iniquity, venture to speak to the Most High God? or how shall I presume to hope for thy forgiving mercy?
Thou knowest, O Lord, how far I have erred, & by what fearful steps I have been led into sin; for there is not a though in my heart but thou knowest it altogether. Thou Compassest my path & art acquainted