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A LITANY OF DEPRECATION1515Page 180, Edition of 1675.

Father, the Creator,
Son, the Redeemer
Spirit, the Regenerator,
destroy me not,
129whom Thou hast created, redeemed,
Remember not, Lord, my sins,
nor the sins of my forefathers;
neither take vengeance for our sins, theirs,
nor mine.
Spare us, Lord, them and me,
spare Thy people,
and, among Thy people, Thy servant,
who is redeemed with Thy precious
and be not angry with us for ever.
Be merciful; be merciful; spare us, Lord,
and be not angry with us for ever.
Be merciful; be merciful;
have pity on us, Lord,
and be not angry with us to the full.
Deal not, O Lord,
deal not with me after mine inquities .
neither recompense me according to my
but after Thy great pity,
deal with me;
and according to the multitude of Thy
recompense me;
130after that so great pity,
and that multitude of mercies,
as Thou didst to our fathers
in the times of old;—
by all that is dear unto Thee.
From all evil and adversity,
in all time of need;
from this evil and this adversity,
in this time;
raise me, rescue me, save me,
O Lord.
Deliver me, O Lord,
and destroy me not.
On the bed of sickness;
in the hour of death;
in the day of judgment,
in that dreadful and fearful day;
rescue me, Lord, and save me;—
from seeing the judge’s face overcast,
from being placed on the left,
from hearing the dreadful word,
Depart from Me,
from being bound in chains of darkness,
from being, east into the outer darkness,
from being tormented in the pit of fire
and brimstone,
131where the smoke of the torments
ascendeth for ever.
Be merciful, be merciful,
spare us, pity us,
O Lord:
and destroy us not for ever,
deliver and save us.
Let it not be, O Lord; and that it
be not,
take away from me, O Lord,
hardness of heart,
desperateness after sinning,
blindness of heart,
contempt of Thy threats,
a cauterized conscience,
a reprobate mind,
the sin against the Holy Ghost,
the sin unto death,
the four crying sins;1616Wilful murder, the sin of Sodom, oppressing the poor, defrauding, workmen of their wages.
the six which forerun1717Despair of, salvation, presumption of God’s mercy, impugning known truth, envy at another’s grace, obstinacy in sin, and impenitence.
the sin against, the Holy Ghost.
132Deliver me
from all ills and abominations of this
from plague, famine, and war;
earthquake, flood, and fire,
the stroke of immoderate rain and
blast and blight;
thunder, lightning and tempest;
epidemic sickness, acute and malignant,
unexpected death;
from ills and difficulties in the Church,
from private interpretation,
from innovation in things sacred,
from heterodox teaching;
from unhealthy enquiries and
interminable disputes,
from heresies, schisms; scandals,
public and private,
from making gods of kings,
from flattering of the people,
from the indifference of Saul,
from tie scorn of Michal,
from the greediness of Hophni,
from the plunder of Athaliah;
from the priesthood of Micah,
133from the brotherhood of Simon and
from the doctrine of men unlearned
and unestablished,
from the pride of novices,
from the people resisting
the priest:—
from ills and difficulties in the
state, from anarchy, many rulers, tyranny,
from Asher, Jeroboam, Rehoboam,
Gallio, Haman,
the profligacy of Ahithophel,
the foolishness of Zoan (Isa. xix.),
the statutes of Omri,
the justice of Jezebel,
the overflowings of Belial (Ps. xviii. 4.),
the courage of Peor,
the valley of Achor,
pollution of blood or seed,
incursion of enemies,
civil war,
bereavement of good governors,
accession of evil and unprincipled
from an intolerable life,
134in despondence, sickness, ill‑fame,
distress, peril, slavery, restlessness:
from death
in sin, shame, tortures,
desperateness, defilement, violence,
from death unexpected,
from death eternal.

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