The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
Bentley, Thomas, student of Gray's Inn., Abergavenny, Frances Nevill, Lady, d. 1576., Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549. Miroir de l'âme pécheresse. English & French., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Lamentacion of a sinner., Tyrwhit, Elizabeth, Morning and evening prayers., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Prayers or meditacions.
The third Psalme.

OUT of the furthest angles of the earth on euerie side, thou shalt with a mightie voice call men to iudgement Lord God omnipo∣tent, to whome nothing is hid.

Open our eares that we may heare this thy pro∣mise: I shall be your God.

In thee constantlie beleeue we, with thy foison we be filled.

Prudentlie thou dost declare and testifie, that of our goods and sacrifices thou hast no need, and doest not ei∣ther regard or measure them: for all be thine, and in thee it lieth to make the things we now possesse to be Page  127 ours, or not ours.

Thou onlie requirest sacrifices of thanke sgiuing: let vs therefore disclose the bottome of our harts to thee: let vs knowledge thee to be our God.

Let vs halowe thy name in all things, flowe in thy word, render thanks both in weale and wo, require thy succours in straits and necessities, in which time thou hast promised to helpe vs: then shall we, so deliue∣red, blase thy name.

Lord God most iust, true of promise, and deerest Fa∣ther: thee beseech I to send succours vnto me euen of thine infinite goodnesse.

For thy renowmes sake, for Iesus Christs sake thy beloued sonne, and for his pretious bloud largelie shed for vs on the crosse, haue mercie vpon me, so that once purged I may come againe in fauour with thee.

Pitie me, heare me out of the straits of this sinfull flesh, wherewith on euerie side I am hampered in.

Set me at large againe, rid me from mine enimies, which seeke to drawe me awaie from thy true seruice.

In thy comfort let me reioice, and be full of spiritu∣all ioie: let me euer brute thy name, not vnmindfull of thy benefits.

Releeue me most pitifull God, according to thy word, which is the truth.

Most tender father, shew me that thy ioifull health.

Glorie be to the Father, &c. As it was in the begin, &c.