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 for faith.

O Blessed Sauiour Iesus, sonne of the euerli∣uing God, the vnspeakeable ioie of thy ser∣uants, most present cōfort to sinners, which camest into the world to saue offenders, which so louedst the world, that thou sparedst not thy most pretious bloud to redeeme the losse of our first fa∣ther Adam, and to make vs coheires of the forfeited inheritance with thy selfe; that all which beleeue in thee might be saued. Good Lord, which hast promised Page  163 to them that knocke, it shall be opened; and that they which seeke shall find: grant I beseech thee, that I may search thy holie lawes, and find the truth of thy holie word; that I may alwaies constantlie confesse and shew thee and thy goodnesse, as well in my words as li∣uing. Inspire me with thy holie spirit, that I may knowe thee stedfastlie, trust in thee, and serue thee in praiers and well-dooing, all the time of my life. O most mercifull Lord and Sauiour of the world, for the glo∣rie of thy name sake, I beseech thee to heare my prai∣ers. My soule reioice in God my sauing health, for hee hath been good to thee, he hath kept thee from the snare of the hunter, and blessed thee. The Lord is a mercifull God, let all the earth feare him: let the mouths of all men sound praises vnto him. God is a good Lord, and dailie increaseth his good gifts to his seruants; the Lord will increase my faith in him, and I shall be sa∣ued: So be it.