The monument of matrones conteining seuen seuerall lamps of virginitie, or distinct treatises; whereof the first fiue concerne praier and meditation: the other two last, precepts and examples, as the woorthie works partlie of men, partlie of women; compiled for the necessarie vse of both sexes out of the sacred Scriptures, and other approoued authors, by Thomas Bentley of Graies Inne student.
Bentley, Thomas, student of Gray's Inn., Abergavenny, Frances Nevill, Lady, d. 1576., Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549. Miroir de l'âme pécheresse. English & French., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Lamentacion of a sinner., Tyrwhit, Elizabeth, Morning and evening prayers., Catharine Parr, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1512-1548. Prayers or meditacions.

Let vs praie.

O God mercifull father, that despisest not the sighing of a contrite hart, nor the desires of such as be so∣rowfull, mercifullie assist our praiers, that we make before thee, in all our troubles and aduersities, when∣soeuer they oppresse vs; and gratiouslie heare vs, that those euils, which the craft and subtiltie of the diuell or man worketh against vs, be brought to naught; and by the prouidence of thy goodnesse, they may be disper∣sed; that we thy seruants being hurt by no persecuti∣ons, Page  469 may euermore giue thanks vnto thee in thy holie Church, through Iesus Christ our Lord.

O Lord arise, helpe vs, and deliuer vs for thy name sake.

O God, we haue heard with our eares, and our fa∣thers haue declared vnto vs, the noble works that thou diddest in their daies, and in the old time before them.

O Lord arise, helpe vs, and deliuer vs for thine honour.

Glorie be to the Father, and to the Sonne, &c.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and euer, &c.

From our enimies defend vs, O Christ.

Gratiouslie looke vpon our afflictions.

Pitifullie behold the sorrowes of our harts.

Mercifullie forgiue the sinnes of thy people.

Fauourablie with mercie heare our praiers.

O sonne of Dauid haue mercie vpon vs.

Both now & euer vouchsafe to heare vs, O Christ.

Gratiouslie heare vs, ô Christ,

Gratiouslie heare vs, ô Lord Christ.

The Versicle.

O Lord let thy mercie be shewed vpon vs.

The Answere.

As we doo put our trust in thee.