Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

9.1.1659 (Sunday 9 January 1659)

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Jan: 9: God good to us in manifold mercies, in sweet accomplishing my affairs, lord help me to improve all to thy honour and glory. these outward businesses crowd often into my thoughts, and disturb lord help and enable me, that I may cheerfully serve thee, I find I want thee oh my god to enable me rightly to use, and christianly to behave myself under anything I enjoy, as well as to bestow it upon me, the lord a help to me in the word, and to my spirit to make it calm and quiet under divers unkind dealings.