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when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it w, and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof x; that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected y; Satàn trodden under our feet z, and we fully freed from fin, temptation, and all evil for ever a.

0.196. 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever,Amenb) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments-c, which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God d: and with our prayers to join


his glory with exceeding joy. pluckt out of the fire? Luke xxii. 31.

w Pial. li. 12. - Rettore unto me . And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, the joy of thy salvation : and uphold behold, Satan hath defired to have me with thy free Spirit,

you, that he may lift you as wheat : x 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigi- V. 32. But I have prayed for thee, Jant : because your adverfary the that thy faith fail not; and when devil, as a roaring lion, walketh a- thou art converted, Itrengthen thy bout seeking whom he may devour. brethren. v. 9. Whom refilt stedfart in the a John xvii, 15. I pray not that faith, knowing that the same af. thou should't take them out of the Actions are accomplished in your world, but that thou should keep brethren that are in the world. v. them from the evil. i Theff. v 23. 10. But the God of all grace, who And the very God of peace fanétify hath called us unto his eternal glory you wholly: and I pray God your by Christ Jesus, after that ye have whole fpirit, and toul and body be suffered a while, make you perfect, preserved blameless unto the coming stablish, Itrengthen, settle you. of our Lord Jesus Christ.

og 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to' 169. b Mat. vi. 13. God that ye do no evil; not that ye . Rom. xv. 30. Now I beseech 1 hould appear approved, but that you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus yle should do that which is honest, Christ's fake, and for the love of the hough we be as reprobrates. v. 9. Spirit, that you strive together with For we are glad when we are weak, me in your prayers to God for me. and ye are frong: this allo we wish, d Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto even your perfection.

the Lord my God, and made my z Ron xvi. 20. And the God of confession, and said, O Lord, the 'peace shall bruise Satan under your great and dreadful God, keeping feet shortly.--Zech, iii. 2. And the the covenant, and mercy to them Lord faid unto Satan, The Lord that love him, and to them that rebrke ther, o Satan, even the keep his commandments. v.7. O Lord that hash chofen Jerusalem, Lord, righteousness belongeth unto Fibang thee: is not this a brand thes, but into us confusion of faces,


praisese, ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellencyf; in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help usg, sowe by faith are emboldened to plead with him that he wouldh, and quietly to rely upon him that he will fulfil our requests i. And, to testify our desire and assur


11 as at this day: -0. 8. O Lord, to the earth is thine ; thine is the kingus belongeth confusion of face, to dom, O Lord, and thou art exalted our kings, to our princes, and to as head above all. v. 12. Both riches our fathers, because we have finned and honour come of thee, and thou against thee. v 9. To the Lord reignert over all, and in thine hand our God belong mercies and for. is power and might, and in thine givenesses, though we have rebelled band it is to make great, and to against him. v. 16. O Lord, ac. give strength unto all. v. 13. cording to all thy righteousness, I Now therefore, our God, we thank beseech thee, let thine anger and thee, and praise thy glorious thy fury be turned away from thy name. city Jerusalem,-0. 17. Now there- & Eph. iii 20. Now unto him fore, O our God, hear the prayer that is able to do exceeding abunof thy servant, and his fupplicati- dantly, above all that we afk. or ons, and cause thy face to shine u. think, according to the power that pon the sanctuary that is defolate, worketh in us. 7.21 Unto him be for the Lord's fake, V. 18. O my glory in the church by Chrilt Jefus, God, incline thine ear, and hear; throughout all ages, world without open thine eyes and behold our de end. Amen. Luke xi. 13. If ye Tolations, and the city, which is then being evil, know how to give called by thy name: for we do not good gifts unto your children: how present our supplications before thee much more shall your heavenly Fafor our rightcoufaeffes, but for thy ther give the holy Spirit to them great mercies. v. 19. O Lord, hear that ask him ? O Lord, forgive, O Lord, hearken h 2 Chron. xx. 6. And (Jehoshaand do, defer not, for thine own phat) said, O Lord God of our fafake, O my God: for thy city and thers, art not thou God in heaven? thy people are called by thy name. and rulest not thou over all the

Phil, iv. 6. Be careful for po- kingdoms of the heathen ? and in thing: but in every thing by pray- thine hand is there not power and er and fupplication with thanksgiv- might, so that none is able to withing, let your requests be made known stand thee? v. 11. Behold, I say, unto God, &c.

how they reward us, to come to cast f 1 Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore us out of thy pofseflion, which thou David blessed the Lord before all the halt given us to inherit. congregation ; and David said, i z Chron. xiv. 11. And Asa cried Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel unto the Lord his God, and said, our Father, for ever and ever, v, 11. Lord, it is nothing with thee to Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, help, whether with many, or with and the power, and the glory, them that have no power: help us, and the victory, and the majesty: O Lord; our God; for we rest on for all that is in the heaves, and in


ance, we fay, Amen k.

tiu thee, and in thy name we go against of thanks, seeing he understandeth this multitude: O Lord, thou art got what thou sayes? Rev. xxii. 2ä. our God, let not man prevail against He which testifieth these things, thee.

faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. k i Cor. xiv. 16. Else when thou Even so, come, Lord Jesus. v.21. fhalt bless with the spirit, how shall The grace of our Lord Jesus Chrift he that occupieth the room of the be with you all. Amen. unlearned, lay Amen at thy giving

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A part of the Covenanted Uniformity in Religion betwixt the

Churches of Christ in the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland.


Approved Anno 1648, by the General Assembly of the Church of Scot.

LAND; to be a DIRECTORY for Catechifing such as are of weaker Capacity.

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Assembly at Edinburgh, July 28, 1648, Seff. 19.


Ad approving the SHORTER CATECHISM.

THE General Assembly having seriously considered the Shorter

Catechism agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines fitting at Westminster, with Alistance of Commissioners from this Kirk; do find, upon due examination thereof, that the said Catechism is agreeable to the Word of God, and in nothing contrary to the received Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government of this Kirk; And therefore approve the said Shorter Catechism, as a Part of the intended Uniformity, to be a Directory for Catechifing such as are of weaker Capacity.



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