A praier for righteous iudgement, in mat∣ters of controuersie.
O Lord God of all iustice, which in equall bal∣lance dooest weigh the cause of the Prince and of the poorest man, which despisest not the suites of the simple, which deliuerest the captiue, and comfortest the desolate and carefull. O Lord, which hast blessed them that are poore in spirit: releeue thy seruant oppressed with griefe, remooue from me the clouds of my sorowes. O Lord, stretch forth thy mightie hand, and helpe me. Let me not sinke in the seas of slander and shame. Thou knowest the se∣crets of my hart: defend me in mine innocencie, pleade thou my cause against the vngodlie, which haue laid their net for me. O God, thou which hast deliuered Ioseph, Daniel, Mardocheus & Susanna, from capti∣uitie and instant death; and didst cloth them with ho∣nour: good Lord strengthen me, and be my defender against all euils: and let not the poisoned arrowes of malicious tongues doo me anie harme. Grant these my praiers, good Lord, I beseech thee, for our Sauiour Iesus Christ his sake,