Another praier in trouble and aduersitie.
HAue mercie vpon me, O Lord, haue mercie vpon me most miserable creature, which doo that which I ought not, & feare that which I haue most iustlie deserued. If I weigh Page 189 with my selfe the wickednesse that I haue done; the punishment thereby deserued is not halfe so great, as the sinne that I haue committed. But thou art a mer∣cifull God, and thy iudgements are right, neither doo∣est thou at anie time punish vs vniustly. Thou almigh∣tie God madest vs, when as we were not; and when as we were lost and damned, thou didst miraculouslie re∣store vs. I knowe and I am sure, that our life is not led by sudden and vncertaine motions; but is disposed and directed by thee; thou hast a fatherlie care of vs all, but especiallie of such as doo put their whole trust and confidence in thy mercie.
Therefore I humblie praie and beseech thee, that thou wouldest not deale with me after my deseruings; but according to thy great mercie, which doth exceede the sinnes of the whole world. And as often as thou dooest punish me outwardlie, giue me grace inwardlie with patience to beare the same, and that thy praise neuer depart out of my mouth. Order my dooings, euen as shall be most necessarie both for my bodie and soule. Thou onlie hast power ouer all things, thou knowest all things, to thee be all honour for euer,