looks to Jesus for salvation;
relies upon His precious promises;
and trusts in His glorious propitiation.
loved His name;
adored His perfections;
aimed at His glory; and
endeavored to do good to His people.
remind you of your follies,
bring you to reflection, and
lead you back to himself from whom you have probably wandered.
to conform you to Jesus;
to answer your prayers; and
to show you, your absolute need of His presence, power, and love.
wean our hearts from earth,
direct our affections above, and
give energy and fervor to our prayers.
hear your groanings,
number your pains,
mark your tears,
listen to your prayers,
and bless you indeed.
to surrender yourself afresh to Him;
to seek your happiness alone in Him;
to cast all your cares upon Him;
to make known your request to Him!