I acknowledge and bewail before thee, O thou living and all-seeing God, my sinful dullness, and backwardness to the duties of thy holy service. When I should delight in the law or God, and serve thee with gladness, and make it my meat and drink to do the will of my heavenly Father, O how cold and listless am I in the performance or that which is best for me, and which most nearly and eternally concerns me! I am alive to the world, and very apt to be transported with the objects of sense: but O how heavy and dead in those offices or attendance on my Lord, which are the joy and glory of all the hosts of heaven: my soul cleaveth to the dust; quicken me, O Lord, according to thy word: according to thy precept, which commands us to be spiritually-minded, and to be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. And quicken me, O my God, according to the word or thy promise, that sin shall not have dominion over thy servants, and that thou wilt perfect that which concerneth them. Dear Lord! be thou pleased to perfect that which concerns my soul, and engage the love of my heart to thy service. Let it be my delight to do thy will, O God, and with an enlarged heart to run the way of thy commands. O help me to put forth myself with vigour and activity in thy holy ways: and to apply myself to the performance of thy blessed will, not only because I must, but because it is the desire of my soul, and the joy of my heart, to be so engaged: let nothing in the world give me so much pleasure and satisfaction as to approve my heart unto thee, my God, and to have all my works acceptable in thy sight, through Jesus Christ, my only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.