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.
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A thankesgiuing for benefits receiued at Gods hand.

O Most mercifull Father, I yeeld thee most humble thanks, for thy great benefits besto∣wed vpon me a sinner, of thy free mercie on∣lie. Thou hast of thy fatherlie loue brought me vp tenderlie, and instructed me in thy holie lawe. Thou hast giuen me knowledge and vnderstanding. Thou hast preserued me from manie dangers and e∣uils, which diuers men haue felt. Thou hast blessed me with health, quietnesse, ioie, plentie and wealth, which a number doo want. Thou hast taken care of me, and done all things for me. Lord, though I can deserue no∣thing but punishment by thy iust displeasure, yet good Lord, I trust to thy goodnesse, crauing mercie, and not iustice. And for thy mercie sake, I beseech thee to conti∣nue thy grace, and to increase thy good gifts towards me, and haue me in thy protection till my liues end. Good Lord blesse me, that I may enioie the fruits of the earth, and vse them to thy honour and glorie. Good Lord be thou mine aid and guide in all my dooings: my buckler and defence in all dangers, that I may freelie and ioifullie sing praises to thee, which liuest and reignest one God almightie and incomprehensible, worlds without end,

Amen.