Another praier for the obteining of grace and mercie.
O Most mercifull Lord God, whose Maiestie is incomprehensible, & power infinite, whose magnificence is exalted aboue the heauens: vouchsafe, I beseech thee, frō thy high throne to behold the worke of thy hands: haue pitie on the vnhappie and desolate condition of thy creature. I am a sinner, conceiued in sinne, and of my selfe I haue no good thing: wherefore, O Lord, I cleaue to the altar of thy mercie. Thou art my anchor, my hope, my refuge Page 148 and staie. Therefore O Lord, haue mercie vpon me, for no flesh can be iustified in thy sight. Thou knowest the frailtie and weakenesse of men. We are taught by the fall of Peter, that we can doo nothing without thee. Graunt vs therefore good Lord thy grace, without which in this world, we are like by the waues of temp∣tations to be swallowed in the gulph and whirlepoole of sinne: to be drowned as the ship without anchor and Pilote in euerie tempest, to runne on the rocke and perish. Guide vs therefore by thy grace good Lord, through the flouds of this carefull world, that we may rest for euer in the pleasant port, and happie hauen of euerlasting ioie, with thine elected, through our bles∣sed Sauiour Iesus Christ: to whome with thee and the holie Ghost, be all honour and glorie, in all worlds,