December 30, 1770

1770 December 30 (Sunday).  Preached a.m. on Act. 4.12.  Was obliged to write more than for one Exercise, but, with my reading on the Subject, could not prepare for another — and it being at the Conclusion of the Year, I chose something that might be seasonable and pathetic, therefore delivered what I could of the Two Discourses on Ps. 39.6, first part, but was obliged to [pretermit?] some paragraphs, here and there, as I now and then supplyed Some passages unavoidably, extempore.  I would humbly beseech God to give Success!  And especially to make suitable application my Self.  At Eve read in the Family Dr. Owen of Spiritual mindedness, which I find is very instructing and awakening.