ABstinence coupled with constant and faithfull praier, is a thing that much pleaseth thy maiestie, and withdraweth from vs the force of thy heauie in∣dignation. Giue me grace then with praier, to exercise such fasting, as may hold downe the man of sinne, that he swell not in pride, excesse, gluttonie, or superfluous Page 210 eating or drinking. Make me alwaies to vse thy gifts so moderatelie, that thy name may be glorified; and I fasting from sinne with hartie praier faithfullie, may beate at the gates of thy grace, and so obtaine the full effects of thy fatherlie loue and fauourable kindnesse. Finallie, abate I beseech thee, the pride of the vngodlie that trouble me. Confound in thy iustice the imagina∣tions of the foolish, which sticke not to saie in their harts, There is no God. Breake the iawe bones of those in sunder, that consult and take counsell togither how they may harme the innocent and weake. From the bloud-thirstie and deceiptfull man, deliuer me O Lord my God. Looke fauourablie vpon me, glad thou my hart with the cheerefull lookes of thy gratious and louing countenance. Saie vnto my soule, I am thy safegard. Be thou euer with me, then shall I not need to feare the power of my subtile and cruell enimies; but at thine appointed will and heauenlie pleasure, I shall be made safe, and with the felowship of thy chosen Saints, enioie the fruition of thine euerlasting king∣dome.