Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

26.4.1657 (Sunday 26 April 1657)

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Ap: 26. God good to me in many good things, but lord I want thy presence in mortifying my heart, and bringing me in subjection in my inward man to thee, oh when will you help me, I am oppressed oh undertake for me I pray thee, this day the lord gave me in a great mercy in Justice Harlakendens being with us at church and very staid and mindful of god, by his desire I gave public thanks to god, for him, my faith was up wrestling for his life. and god gave it, the Lord teach me the use of this and to trust, and love him more, the lord have the honour of all.