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A thankful Acknowledgment of the mercies of God both temporal and spiritual; and above all for the redemption of mankind by the humiliation and sufferings of his Son in our nature.

BLESSED and glorious Lord God, the great Creator, and Preserver, and Governor of all things; my Saviour and deliverer, and continual benefactor; I acknowledge, I admire, I adore thy infinite excellences and perfections: and let all the creatures in heaven and earth say, Amen.

I RENDER thanks to thee, most gracious God, for innumerable favours conferred upon me thy poor creature, and most unworthy; for my being, for my reason, and for all other endowments and faculties of soul and body; for thy continual care and watchful providence over me from the beginning of my life, and through the whole course of it: for all the happy circumstances of my birth and education: for the pious care of my dear and ever-honoured mother, and grandmother, and of all others who had the charge of me in my tender years: for thy unwearied patience towards me, after so many and so great provocations: and for thy merciful and wonderful preservation of me from innumerable dangers and deaths, to which I have been exposed all my life. 1 will still hope in thy goodness, O Lord, who hast been my trust from my youth; by thee have I been holden up from the womb, my praise shall be continually of thee. Above all I adore thy tender mercy and compassion to me and all mankind, in sending thy only Son into the world to redeem us from sin and misery, and by suffering in our nature, and dying in our stead, to purchase for us eternal 221life. I bless thee for the light of the glorious gospel, for the knowledge and sense of my duty towards thee; for delivering me from temptations too hard for me, and supporting me under many: for the direction, and assistance, and comforts of thy Holy Spirit: for restraining me by thy grace, and reclaiming me from the ways of sin and vanity; and for all the gracious communications of thy goodness, where by thou hast inclined my heart to love and fear thee, and enabled me in any measure to do thy will.

For these and all other thy blessings and favours to me, which are more than can be numbered, I render unto thee, most gracious God, all possible praise and thanks by Jesus Christ, my blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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