Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.11.1656 (Sunday 23 November 1656)

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No: 23. god continues his mercy to me though unworthy, he that calls for judgements. in so many nations, and families deals out love and favour to me and mine, oh that my soul might continually delight itself in him, the lord help me against my daily weaknesses. I find my desires slay me, the active endeavours of my soul not running out into the things desired, my heart sensible that I do not lay out myself in preaching to my utmost, the lord quicken, and help me.