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Q. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth petition?
A. In the fourth petition (which is, Give us this day our daily bread i) we pray, That, of God's free gift, we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them k.
Q. 105. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
A. In the fifth petition (which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors !) we pray, That God, for Christ's sake, would freely pardon all our sins m; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others n. Q. 106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
A. In h Pfa. ciii. 20. Bless the Lord, ye my transgressions. v. 2. Wash me his angels, that excel in strength; throughly from mine iniquity, and that do his commandments, heark- cleanie me from my fin. v.7. Purge ning unto the voice of his word. v. me with hyffop, and I shall be clean: 21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his wash me, and I thall be whiter than hosts, ye ministers of his that do his snow. v. 9. Hide thy face from my pleasure.
fins; and blot out all mine iniquities, 104; i Mat, vi. 11.
Dan. ix, 17. Now therefore, O our Prov. xxx, 8. Remove far from God, hear thou the prayer of thy me vanity and lies, give me neither servant, and his supplications, and poverty nor riches, feed me with cause thy face to shine upon thy fancfood convenient for me; v.9. Lest tuary that is defolate, for he Lords I be full, and deny thee, and say, fake. v, 18. O my God, incline thine Who is the Lord? or leit I be poor, ear, and hear, open thine eyes, and and steal, and take the name of my behold our defolations, and the city God in vain. Gen. xxviii. 20. And which is called by thy name: for Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God we do not present our fupplications will be with me, and will keep me
before thee for our righteousnesses, in this way that I go, and will give but for thy great mercies. v. 19. O me bread to eat, and raiment to put Lord hear, O Lord forgive, O Lord on. 1 Tim. iv.
For every crea- hearken and do, defer not, for thine turs of God is good, and nothing to own sake, O my God: for tlry city, be refused, if it be received with and thy people are called by thy thanksgiving: v 5. For it is fanctified by the word of God, and pray- n Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our
fins; for we also forgive every one 105.1 Mat, vi, 12.
that is indebted to us. Mat. xviii. 35. m Pfa, li. 1. llave mercy upon me,
So likewise shall my heavenly FaO God, according to thy loving ther doal ounto you, if ye from your kindness according unto the ulti- hearts forgive not every one his bro. tude of thy tender mercies blot out ther their trespalles.
A. In the fixth petition (which is, And lead us not into tempration, but deliver us from evilo) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to sin p, or support and deliver us when we are tempted q.
Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever, Amen r) teacherh us to take our encouragement in prayer from God onlys, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him t. And, in testimony of our
delire 106. Mat. vi. 13.
of face, to our kings, to our princes, pMat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, and to our fathers, because we have that ye enter not into temptation: finned against thee. v. 9. To the the spirit indeed is willing, but the Lord our God belong mercies and tieth is weak.
forgivenesses, though we have re92 Cor.xii. 7. And left I should be belled against him. v. 16. O Lord, exalted above measure through the according to all thy righteousness, abundance of the revelations, there I beseech thee, let thine anger and was given to me a thorn in the flesh, thy fury be turned away from thy the messenger of Satan to buffet me, city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain : left I should be exalted above mea- because for our fins, and for the ini. sure, v. 8. For this thing I besought quities of our fathers, Jerusalem and the Lord thrice, that it might de- thy people are become a reproach part from me.
to all that are about us, v. 17. Now 107. - Mat. vi. 13.
therefore, o our God, hear the Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto prayer of thy servant, and his fupthe Lord my God, and made my plications, and cause thy face to shine confellion, and said, O Lord, the upon thy fanctuary that is defolate, great and dreadful God, keeping for the Lord's sake. v. 18. O my the covenant, and mercy to them God, incline thine ear, and hear; that love him, and to them that keep open thine eyes, and behold our dehis cominandments. v.7. O Lord, folations, and the city which is calrighteousness belongeth unto thee, led by thy name : for we do not prebut unto us confusion of faces, as at sentour supplications before thee for this day: to the men of Judah, and our righteousnesses, but for thy to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and great mercies. v. 19. O Lord hear, unto all Israel that are near, and O Lord forgive, Ó Lord hearken that are far off, thro' all the coun- and do, defer not, for thine own tries whither thou hast driven them, fake, O my God: for thy city, and because of their trespass that they thy people are called by thy name. have trespassed against thee. v. 8. ui Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore O Lord, to us belongeth confusion David blessed the Lord before all
desire and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen v.
the congregation : and David said, strength unto all. v. 13. Now ther Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel fore, our God, we thank thee, and our father, for ever and ever. v. 11. praise thy glorious name. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, vi Cor. xiv. 16. Else when thou and the power, and the glory, and shalt bless with the spirit, how shall the victory, and the majesty: for all he that occupieth the room of the that is in the heaven and in the earth, unlearned, fay Amen at thy giving is thine; thine is the kingdom, o of thanks, seeing he underitandeth
O Lord, and thou art exalted as head not what thou sayest? Rev. xxii. 20. above all, v, 12. Both riches and He which testifieth these things, honour come of thee, and thou faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. reignert over all, and in thine hand Even so, come, Lord Jesus, v. 21. is power and might, and in thine The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ hand it is to make great, and to give be with you all. Amen.
The TEN COMMAND MEN T S.
have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage
I. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing, that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me: and shewing mercy unto Thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
IV. Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man. fervant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbathday, and hallow.ed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt not kill,
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt tot 6vet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man- fervant, nor his maid-servant, nof his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
The LORD's PRAYER. Matth. vi.
kingdom come Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
And in Jefus Christ his only Son our Lord, Which was conceived by the Holy Ghoft, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He defcendti.e. Conti- ed into hell + The third day he arose again from the nued in the state dead, He ascended into heaven, and fitteth on the right of the dead, and hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he under the power
Mall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe of death till the in the Holy Ghost; The holy catholick church, The
communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins, The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.
O much of every question, both in the Larger and Shorter Catechism,
is repeated in the answer, as maketh every answer an entire propofition, or fentence in itself; to the end the learner may further improve it, upon all occasions, for his increase in knowledge and piety, even out of the course of catechising, as well as in it.
And albeit the fubftance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, cominonly called the Apostles Creed, be fully set forth in each of the catechisins, so as there is no necessity of inserting the Creed itself: yet it is here annexed not as though it were composed by the apostles, or ought to be esteemed canonical scripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much less a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue) but because it is a brief sum of the Chriftian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and anciently received in the churches of Christ.