A praier to be said before or after the Sermon.
MOst mightie GOD, which by thy word hast made all things, whose voice the flouds and hils doo knowe, whose heast both quicke and dead, heauen and hell obey, at whose displea∣sure the diuels in hell doo tremble: let thy word so ligh∣ten our harts, that by our good works we may testifie our profession, seeing that the tree which beareth not fruit shall be cut downe, & throwne into the fire. Grant that I may not onelie be a hearer, but also a dooer of thy holie word, that so finallie I may be partaker of thine euerlasting ioie and blisse.
O Lord grant me wisdome to knowe thee, and grace to followe thee in true humilitie: that as thou didst suf∣fer to be spitted at, and smitten of thine enimies; so we may beare the displeasures of the world, and rage of our enimies with patience. Thou hast blessed the lit∣tle ones, and reuealed vnto them the things hidden from the wise. For thou wilt haue mercie where it pleaseth thee. O set thy feare alwaies before mine eies, make me to vnderstand wisdome secretlie; and graffe thy faith so in my hart, that I may both knowe thee, and loue thee, and glorifie thy holie name for euer: