O Sonne of God, Lord and Sauiour Christ, which delightest in those bankets, where∣by men approch to the companie of thy ce∣lestiall wel-fare; we beseech thee conuert vs, O Lord, and we shall be conuerted. Graunt that with Marie Magdalen casting our Page 588 selues before thy feete, we may earnestlie with teares bewaile our offences; and againe lifting vp our hand vnto thee, we may laie hold on thee, and embrace thee as she did. Kisse thou vs with thine holie kisse, and by thy spirit powred into vs, stirre vp in vs a new life, which may annoint thee by true confessing of thy good∣nesse, and delight thee with the sweet sauour of true in∣uocation and new obedience.
Grant also, that in this life we may worship thy feet, which bring tidings of peace. And forasmuch as in this last age of this world, the messengers of peace are vitterlie to weepe; assist vs, that we may be tou∣ched with the miseries of thy Church, and studie to our power to mitigate them, and so be made members of that companie, vnto whome thou hast forgiuen much, and which againe entirelie doth loue thee: and againe, being called out of the vale of teares, may come to thy heauenlie banket, which shall be with∣out teares, without grudging, without greefe, sinne, and offences, in the house of thy father, where be ma∣nie ample dwelling places,