January 3, 1726

1726 January 3 (Monday).  I began, in a Serious Manner, with the abovesaid purpose of numbering my Dayes; and I beseach God to aid me by his Holy Spirit, that I may do it aright, and that I may apply my Heart to true Divine wisdom.  And there is so much and more need of Dependence upon God, because I am very suspicious that without Such preternaturall power and assistance lent me, what through my wretched Inconstancy, Inadvertence and want of Resolution against which would interrupt the Affair, would either altogether Drop or loose its principal Design.