Acts 10, verse 6.
O Sweet Iesus, who euer came to thee with a pure and stedfast faith, and went awaie confu∣sed? Or who euer desired thy fauour, and went without it? Surelie thou passest in thine abundant pitie, both the deseruings and also the desires of them that praie vnto thee. For thou giuest more than man can desire. The woman of Canaan followed thee, she cried and made a pitious noise; she mooued thy Disci∣ples to compassion, & worshipped thee, and said: Lord helpe me; but yet wouldest thou not answere. Yet shee trusting in thy mercie, praied againe, saieng: Lord helpe me. Unto whose importunitie thou diddest an∣swere, saieng: It is not good to take the childrens bread, and cast it vnto dogs. O Lord, who would not haue beene confounded, and haue gotten him awaie at these thy words? And yet did this woman continue still in praier, and said: It is truth Lord that thou sai∣est: it is not meete to cast the childrens bread vnto dogs. But yet Lord, the dogs doo eate of the crums which fall from the childrens table. And thou Lord re∣ioicing Page 292 in hir great constancie, didst saie: O woman, great is thy faith, be it vnto thee as thou desirest. Now therefore sweet and mercifull Lord Iesu, as thou did∣dest vouchsafe to accept and heare the praier of Corne∣lius, and of this woman of Canaan; so I hartilie be∣seech thee to heare my humble praiers, which I make daie and night before thee; not onelie that thou shoul∣dest deliuer me from bodilie oppressions, but also from the spirituall power of the diuell, that after this mor∣tall life I may come to thy blessed presence, in the e∣uerlasting kingdome, where thou reignest God with the Father, and the holie Ghost: