Iudith hir praier that shee made secretlie, or mentallie in hir hart, when she stroke off the head of proud Holophernes.
Iudith. 13, 4.
O Lord God of all power, behold at this pre∣sent, and haue respect vnto the works of my hands in this houre for the exaltation of Ie∣rusalem, that thou maiest set vp thy citie like as thou hast promised. Strengthen me, O Lord God of Israel, and grant that I may performe the thing, Page 44 which in hope that it may be done by thee I haue de∣uised. For now is the time to helpe thine inheritance, and to execute mine enterprises to the destruction of the enimies, which are risen against vs. Streng∣then me therefore this daie, O Lord God of Israel, now strengthen me [I saie] O Lord God, [euen] in this houre.