Being about to arise, and sitting vpright in your bed, praie.
O LORD Iesu Christ, which diddest vouchsafe to die for our sinnes, and diddest rise againe for our iustifica∣tion: haue mercie vpon me, and by that thy glorious resurrection, I beseech thee, raise me vp out of the bed of vices, and sepulchre of all my sinnes, wherein I haue long lien, to newnesse of life. For except I be raised vp by thee, I shall lie still for euer in darkenesse, shame, and miserie. O therefore put foorth thine hand, Page 373 and mercifullie raise vp againe, not onlie my bodie, but my mind and hart also, to the true knowledge and loue of thee: that my conuersation may be in heauen, where thou art. And giue me dailie part in the first resurre∣ction, to the intent that I may receiue some part in the latter resurrection, and be in the number of those thy faithfull ones, ouer whom the second death shall haue no power, but are receiued into life euerlasting.
Cantic. 3, verses 1, 5.