September 9, 1778

1778 September 9 (Wednesday).  Mr. Whitney dined here, and preached my Lecture — a second Sermon on 1 Cor. 11.28.  Let a man examine etc.  A very useful Discourse.  May divine Blessing accompany his Labors from Time to Time.  May the Holy Spirit of Grace work in me the necessary Qualifications.  Assist me in my Self Search, and may the Merits and Righteousness of Christ procure me acceptance before God after all my utmost strivings!