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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After you haue receiued the holie Communion, giue God thanks, and saie:

I Thanke thee, good Lord, of thine in∣finite goodnesse, that thou this daie hast fed me with thy blessed bodie & bloud in the Sacrament; desiring thee meeklie that this Sacrament which I haue receiued, may be to me a purgation and clensing of my sins; a fortitude & spiritual strength against my frailtie; a sure defence against worldlie troubles and aduersities; a purchasing of grace and pardon; a medicine of life; and a continuall remem∣brance of thy blessed passion: so that in the waie it may conduct me; when I stumble it may vphold me; and when I am fallen it may raise me: so that by good con∣tinuance in thy will, to euerlasting glorie it may bring me. And so order the tallage and taste of my hart, that I neuer seeke other sweetnesse, but thee; that I neuer seeke other louer, but thee; nor none other comfort be∣side thee; so that I care for none other delight, but thee; nor anie other honour, but thine. And giue mee such perfect loue towards thee, wherewith I may Page  597 come to as great merit in heauen, as though I had spent all my life daies in the remembrance of thy bles∣sed passion, and gratiouslie deliuer me from all tribu∣lations of bodie and soule, captiuitie, anguish and pe∣rils. This grant not onlie vnto me, but also vnto all thine elect and chosen Christian people heere and else-where, for thy holie name sake,

Amen.