August 24, 1749

1749 August 24 (Thursday).  Public Thanksgiving for the Rain.  I preach’d on Ps. 68.9.  I am full of fear lest, if we provoke the Lord by these Services, He will bring upon us yet Sorer judgments.  He has begun upon us now gradually, and waits to See when we will return to Him.  Last Year there was Drought; This Year a much greater — such an one as the oldest doth not remember; perhaps the Next may be a Proper Famine.  Prepare to Meet thy God O Israel!  Began Mr. Brainerds Life[1] at Even.

[1]Jonathan Edwards, An Account of the Life of the Late David Brainerd (Boston, 1749).