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body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace e.
Q. 97. What is required to the worlhy receiving of the Lord's Supper?
A. It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord's supper, thatthey examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord's body f, of their faith to feed upon himg, of their repentance b,lovei,and new obedience k; left, coming un
For the promise is unto you, and to which we bless, is it not the commuyour children, and all that are afar nion of the blood of Chrif!! The off, even as many as the Lord our bread which we break, is it not the God Ihall call. Geo xvii, 10, See in communion of the body of Christ? letter x. Compared with Col.ji. Il. 97. f I Cor. si, 28. But let a man In whom also ye are circumcised with examine himself, and so let him eat the circumcision made without of that bread, and drink of that cup. hands, in putting off the body of v. 29. For he that eateth and drinkthe sins of the feth, by the circum. eth unworthily eateth and drinketh cilion of Christ: v. 12. Buried with damnation to himself, not discerning him in baptism, wherein also ye are the Lord's body. rifen with him through the faith of 82 Cor. xiii. s. Examine your. the operation of God, who hath selves, whether ye be in the faith: raised him from the dead. 1 Cor.
prove your own selves: know ye not vii. 14. For the unbelieving husband your own selves, how that Jesus is fanctified by the wife, and the un- Christ is in you, except ye be reprobelieving wife is fanctified by the huf- bates ? band: elle were your children un- bi Cor, xi. 31. For if we would clean, but now are they holy. judge ourselves, we should not be
96. e I Cor. xi. 23. For I have judged. received of the Lord, that which is Cor. xi. 31. The cup of bles. also I delivered unto you, That the sing which we bless, is it not the Lord Jelus, the fame night in which commucion of the blood of Chrift? he was betrayed, took bread: v. 24. The bread which we break, is it not And when he had given thanks, he the communion of the body of Christ? brake it, and faid, Take, eat; this v. 17. For we being many, are one is my body, which is broker for you: bread, and one body: for we are all this do in remembrance of me. v. partakers of that one bread. 25. After the same manner also he ki Cor. v.7. Purge out therefore took the cup, when he had supped, the old leaven, that ye may be a new saying, This cup is the new Testa- lump, as ye are unleavened For ment in my blood : this do ye, as even Chrilt our pafsover is facrificed oft as ye drink it, in remembrance for us. v. 8. Therefore let us keep of me, v. 26. For as often as ye eat the featt, oot with old leaven, nei. this bread, and drink this cup, ye ther with the leaven of malice and do sew the Lord's death till he come. wickedness; but with the unleaves. 1 Cor. X.16. The cup of bleflinged bread of Gncerity and truth.
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Worthily, they cat and drink judgment to themselves i.
Q 98. What is prayer ?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God », for things agreeable to his will n, in the name of Christ o, with
, confession of our fins p, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies:
99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer? A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer r; but the special rule of directionis that form of prayerwhich Christ taught hisdisciples, commonly called the Lord's prayers.
0.100. What doth the preface to the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The preface to the Lord's prayer (which is, Our Father which art in heavent, teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence,as children to a Father able and ready to help usv; and that we should pray with and for othersw:
Q. 101. li Cor. xi. 28, 29. See in letter f. them that love him, and to them
98. m Pfal. Ixii. 8. Trust in him that keep his commandments. at all times.; ye people, pour out १
Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for noyour heart before him: God is a re- thing; but in every thing by prayer fuge for us. Selah.
and supplication with thanksgiving, ni Joho v. 14. And this is the let your request be made known un. confidence that we have in him, to God. that if we alk any thing according 99 ! Joho v. 14. and this is to his wiil, he heareth us.
the confidence that we have in him, Joho xvi. 23. And in that day That if we ask any thing according ye shall ask me nothing: Verily ve- to his will, he heareth us. sily I fay unto you, whatsoever ye / Vat. vi. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
after Shall ask the Father in my name, he this manner therefore pray ye, Our will give it you
Father, &c. Compared with Luke p Pfalzxxii s. I acknowledged xi. 2, 3, 4. and he said unto them, my fid unto thee, and mine iniqui. Wheo ye pray, say, Our Father, ty have I not hid : 1 faid, I will con
Q 101. What do we pray for in the forft petition ?
À. In the first petition (which is, Hallowed be thy name x) we pray, That God would enable us and others to glorify him in all whereby he maketh himself knowny, and that he would dispose all things to his own glory z.
Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second petition?
À In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom come a) we pray, That Satan's kingdom may be destroyed b, and that the kingdom of grace may be advancedc, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it d; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastenede.
Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition ?
Ain the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is inheavenf)we pray, ThatGod, by his grace,would make us able and willing to know,obey and submit to his will in all thingsg,
as kept in prison, but prayer was made dom of our God, and the power of without ceasing of the church un- his Christ : for the accuser of our to God for him. i Tim. ii. 1. I brethren is calt down, which accusexhort therefore, that first of all, ed them before our God day and fupplications, prayers, intercellions, night. V. 11. And they overcame and giving of thanks be made for all him by the blood of the Lamb, and
v. 2. For kings, and for all by the word of their testimony : and that are in authority; that we may they loved not their lives unto the lead a quiet and peaceable life in all death. godliness and honesty.
d 2 Ther. iii.1. Finally, brethren, . 101 x Mai. vi, 9.
pray for us, that the word of the y Pfal. Ixvii, 2. That thy way may Lord may have free course, and be be known upoo earth, thy laving glorified, even as it is with you. Rom. health among all nations. v. 3. Let x j. Brethren, my heart's desire and the people praise thee, O. God ; lec prayer to God for Israel is, That all the people praise thee.
they might be saved. John xvii 9. z Plal. Ixxxiii, throughout. I pray for them: I pray not for the 102 a Mat. vi. 10.
world, but for them that thou haft b Psal. Ixviii. 1. Let God'arise, let given me, for they are thine. V. 29. his enemies be scattered: let them Neither pray I for these alone, but also that bare him, fee before him. for them allo which shall believe on v.18. Thou hast ascended on high, me through their word. thou hait led captivity captive: thoa e Rev. xxii. 20. He which tefti. halt received gifts for men; yea, for fieth these things, faith, Surely I the rebellious also, that the Lord come quickly. Amen. Even so, God might dwell among them come, Lord Jesus.
cRev. xii. 10 And i heard a loud 103. f Mat, vi, 10. voice laying in heaven, Now is come 8 Pfal. lxvii, throughout. Pfal. salvation, and Arength, and the king- cxix. 36. Incline my heart unto thy
as the angels do in heaven b.
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 rray, I hat, 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
105. Whut 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 l) we pray, That God, for Christ's fake, would freely pardon áll our sins m; which we are the ra
testimonies, and not to covetousness. way that I go, and will give me Mat. xxvi. 39. and he went a little bread to eat, and raiment to put on. further, and tell on his face, and Tim. iv. 4. For every creature of prayed, saying, O my Father, it it God is good, and nothing to be rebe possible, let this cup pass from fused, if it be received with thankfme : nevertheless pot as I will, but giving : v. 5. For it is fanctified by as thou wilt. 2 Sam. xv. 25. and the word, of God, and
prayer. the king said unto Zadok,' Carry
105, 1 Mat, vi. 12. back the ark of God into the city : if m Pral, li. 1. Have mercy upon I fhall find favour in the eyes of the me, o God, according to thy love Lord, he will bring me again, and ing kindness; according unto the lew me both it, and his habitation. multitude of thy tender mercis blot Job i. 21. and said, Naked came I out my trarsgressions. v. 2. Wash out of my mother's womb, and nak- me shroughly from mine iniquity, ed shall I return thither : the Lord and cleanie nie from my fin gave, and the Lord hath taken away; Purge me with hyffop, and I fall be blessed be the name of the Lord. clean : wash me, and I shall be whit.
b Psal. ciii, 20 Bless the Lord, ye er than snow. v.9. Hide thy sace his angels, that excel in strength; from my fios; and blot out all mine that do his commandments, heark iniquities. Dan. ix. :7. Now therening unto the voice of his word. v. fore, ( our God, hear thou the pray21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his er of thy fervant, and his supplicahofts, ye ministers of his that do his tions, and cause thy face to shine upleasure.
pon thy fanctuary that is defolate, 104. i Mat, vi. 11.
for the Lord's sake. v. 18. O my k Prov. xxx. 8. Remove far from God, incline thine ear, and hear, me vanity and lies, give me neither open thine eyes, and behold our depoverty nor riches, feed me with food folations, and the city which is calconvenient for me ; v. 9. Lelt i be led by thy name: for we do not prefull, and deny thee, and say. Who sent our supplications before thee is the Lord ? or left I be poor, and for our righteousneses, but for thy feal, and take the name of my God great mercies. v 19. O Lord hear, in vain. Gen. xxviii. 20. and Jacob O Lord torgive, O Lord hearken and powed a vow, saying. If God vill: do, defer not, for thine own fake, be with me, and will keep me in this my God: for thy city, anythy
ther encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others n.
0.:06. What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
À. In the fixth petition (which is, And lead us not into tempo tation, 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 teachus?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever, Amen r) teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God onJy S, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power,
people are called by thy name. the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and si Luke xi. 4. and forgive us our
unto all Ifrael that are dear, and fins; for we also forgive every one
that are far off, through all the that is indebted to us. Mat xviii. countries whither thou hat driven 35. So likewise thall my heavenly them, because of their trespass that Father do also unto you, if ye from they have trespassed agaioft thee, ". your hearis forgive not every one
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confulhis brother their trefpaffes.
od of face, to our kings, to our prin. 106. 6 Mat. vi. 13.
ces, and to our fathers, becauie we p Mar. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, have sinned against thee. v.9. that ye enter not into temptation: the Lord our God belong mercies the spirit indeed is willing, but the and forgivenelles, though we have fem is weak.
rebelled against him v.16. O Lord, 9 2 Cor. xii. 7. And left I should according to all thy tightecusaeis, ! be exalted above measure through befeech thee, let thine anger and the abundance of the revelations, thy fury be turned away from thy there was given to me a thorn in the city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: flesh, the messenger of Satan to buf. because for our lins, and for the ifet me, left I thould be exalted above riquities of our fathers, Jerusalem measure. v. 8. For this thing I be. and thy people are become a reproach fought the Lord thrice, that it might to all that are about us, F, 17. Now depart from me.
therefore, ( our God, hear the pray. 107 r Mat, vi. 13.
er of thy servant, and his fupplicaDan. ix.
tions, and cauie thy face to shine uthe Lord my God, and made my pon thy fanctuary that is defolate
, coniellion, and said, O Lord, the for the Lord's sake. v. 18. O my great and dreadful God, keeping the God, incline thinë ear, and hear; covenant, and mercy to them that open thine eyes, and behold our de love him, and to them that keep his folations, and the city which is cal commandments v.7. O Lord righ led by thy name : for we do not pres anio us confusion of faces, as at this for our righteouin llis, hur for thy icouiness belongeth unto thee, but fent our fupplications before thee day: to the men of Judah, and to
great mercies. v. 19. O Lord har,