Putting off your neerest garment, praie thus.
MOst gratious and mercifull Sauiour Iesus Christ, thou knowest how we be borne, cloa∣thed, and clogged with the greeuous & hea∣uie burden of the first woman Eue, who fell Page 370 awaie vnto fleshlinesse, through disobedience; vouch∣safe therefore, I beseech thee, to strip me out of the old corrupt Eue, which being soked in sinne, transformeth hir selfe to all incombrances and diseases of the mind, that they may lead vs awaie from thee. Rid me also quite and cleane of that hir tempter, the deceitfull ser∣pent, which turneth vs awaie from the obedience of the Father, So be it.
Cantic. 5, 3.