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.
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Or praie thus for the spirituall washing awaie of thy sinnes.

HAue mercie on me, O GOD, accor∣ding to thy great tendernesse of hart. For in wickednesse borne I was, and in sinnes my mother con∣ceiued me: so that of nature all that I am, I am but sin. This my con∣fession of the truth, I knowe well, is right acceptable vnto thee, wher∣as in the most part of others thou hast either hid the same, or made it vnknowne. Purge and sprinkle mee with the bloud of Iesus Christ thine vnspotted lambe. If thou wash me, I shall be as white as snowe: wash me thoroughlie therfore from mine errours, clense me not onlie of my sinnes passed; but also of my whole life to come; so shall I receiue these glad tidings into my hart, that my sins be forgiuen me. With the baptisme of spirit in the fire of thine illumination baptise me, which is the might & efficacie of baptisme, which we receiued in our childhood. Grant that the same spirit might alwaie conduct vs, & let this spirituall washing of baptisme continue with vs, vntill the infection and vice, which we haue by nature of old Adam, be perfectlie taken awaie by the death of the flesh, through Iesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.