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.
A praier to God the Father to be vsed be∣fore Euening praier.

O Mercifull Lord and louing Father, without whose aid and motion, I am not able to stir one member toward heauenlie seruice, the burden of this slowe and sinfull flesh doth so ouercharge my weake soule. According to thy father∣lie pitie looke vpon me, O God, and quicken my dull spi∣rit with thy grace, to rise out of this mirie puddle, and to come before thy presence in humble repentance, crauing thy mercie for my miserable sinnes and wic∣kednesse, that being released in the bloud and righte∣ousnesse of Iesus Christ, I may ioifullie serue, honour, and praise thine eternall Maiestie, through thy deere sonne my mercifull Lord and redeemer, to whom with thee and the holie Ghost, be all glorie and thanks for euer,

Amen.