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Word q,torepine and murmur against his Providence", and wholly inclined to do the Will of the Flesh, and of the Devil': We pray, That God would by his Spirit take away from our selves and others all Blind ness, Weakness “, Indisposedness ", and Perverseness of Heart *; and by his Grace make us able and willing to know, do, and submit to his Will it all things '; with the like Humility , Chearful

nefs a: 9 Rom. 8. 7. Because the carnal w Matth. 26.40. And he cometh mind is enmity against God: for unto the disciples, and findeth themi it is not subje&to the law of God, asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, neither indeed can be.

could ye not watch with me one * Exod. 17. 7. And he called the hour: v.41. Watch and pray, that name of the place Massah, and Me- ye enter not into temptation: the ribah, because of the chiding of the spirit indeed is willing, but the fielh children of Israel, and because they is weak. tempted the Lord, saying, is the * Jer. 31.18. I have surely heard Lord among us, or not? Numb. 14. Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, 2. And all the children of Israel Thou hast chastised me, and I was murmured against Moses, and a- chaftised, as a bullock unaccustomgainst Aaron: And the whole con- ed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I gregation said unto them, Would shall be turned ; for thou, art the God that we had died in the land Lord my God. v. 19. Surely after of Egypt, or would God we had that I was turned, I repented; and died in this wilderness.

after that I was instructed, Ismote Eph. 2. 2. Wherein in time past upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, ye walked according to the course' even confounded, because I did beat of this world, according to the the reproach of my youth. prince of the power of the air, the y Psalm 119. 1. Blessed are the fpirit that now worketh in the chil- undefiled in the way, who walk in dren of disobedience,

the law of the Lord. v. 8. I will ? Eph. 1. 17. That the God of keep thy statutes: O forsake me not our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father utterly. v. 35. Make me to go in of glory, may give unto you the the path of thy commandments, {pirit of wisdom and revelation, in for therein do I delight. v. 36. Inthe knowledge of him: v.18. The cline my heart unto thy testimonies, eyes of your understanding being and not to covetousness. Afts 21. enlightned ; that ye may know 14. And when he would not be perwhat is the hope of his calling, and swaded,we ceased, saying, The will what the riches of the glory of his of the Lord be done, inheritance in the saints.

2 Micah 6.8. He hath shewed thee, Eph.3.16. That he would grant O man, what is good ; and what you according to the riches of his doth the Lord require ofthee, but glory,to be strengthned with might, to do justly, and to love mer. by his Spirit in the inner mano


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ness, Faithfulness ", Diligence , Zeal, Sincerity; and Constancy *, as the Angels do in Heaven 8

193. Queft. What do we pray for in the Fourth Petition?

Answ. In the Fourth Petition, which is, ( Give us this day our daily buead ") acknowledging that Adam, and by our own Sin, we have forfeited out Right to all the outward Blessings of this Life ; and deserve to be wholly deprived of them by God, and to have them cursed to us in the Use of them, and

that éy, and to walk humbly with thy * Pfalm 119. 1 12. I have inclifica God.

mine heart to perform thy ftafutes Psalm 100. 2. Serve the Lord alway, even unto the end. with gladness; come before his pre- & Ifai. 6. 2. Above it stood the fence with finging. Fob 1, 21. And Seraphims: each one had fix wings i (Job) faid, Naked came 1 out of with twain he covered his face, and my mothers womb, and naked shall with twain he covered his feet, and I recurñ thither ; the Lord gave, with twain he did fly. 0.3. And and the Lord háth taken away; one cried unto another, and faid, bleffed be the name of the Lord. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of 2 Sam. 15. 25. And the king faid hofts, the whole earth is full of his unto Zadok, Carry back the ark glory. Pfalm 103. 20. Bless the of God into the city: if I fhall find Lord, ye his angels, that excel in favour in the eyes of the Lord, he frength, and do his commandwill bring me again, and fhew me ments, hearkning unto the voice both it and his habitation. *v. 26. of his word. v. 21. Blefs ye the But if he fay thus, I have no delight Lord, all je his hosts, ye minifters in thee: behold, here am I, let him of his that do his pleasure. Matth. do to me as seemieth good unto him. 18. 10. Take heed ye defpife nor

Isai. 38. 3. And faid, Remem- one of these little ones; for I say ber, now, © Lord, i beseech thee, unto you, that in heaven their an how I have walked before thee in gels do always behold the face of truth, and with a perfect heart, and my Father which is in heaven. have done that which is good in tký 193

h Matth. 6. II. fight: and Hezekiah wept fore.

i Gen. 2. 17. But of the tree of < Psalm 119.4. Thou haft com- the knowledge of good and evil, manded us to keep thy precepts di- thou shalt nor eat of ir: for in the ligently. vis. Ở that my ways day that thou eatest thereof, thou were directed to keep thy ftarutes! shalt surely die. Gen. 3. 17. And

& Rom. 12. 11. Nor Norhful in unto Adam he said, becaufe thou business: fervent in fpirit ; ferving haft hearkned untothe voice of thy the Lord.

wife, and haft eaten of the tree of **Psalm 119. 80. Ler my heart be which I commanded thee, faying, found in thy ftarures; that I be not Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is alhamed.


that neither they of themselves are able to sustain usk; nor we to merit', or by our own Industry to procure them "; but prone to desire ", get, and use them unlawfully P: We pray for our selves and others, That both they and we, waiting upon the Providence of God from Day to Day in the Use of lawful Means, may of his free Gift, and as to his Fatherly Wisdom thall seem best, enjoy a competent Portion of them, and have the same continued and


the ground for thy fake ; in sorrow by bread only, but by every word shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy that proceedeth out of the mouth life. Rom. 8. 20. For the creature of the Lord doch man live. was made subject to vanity, not Gen. 32. 10. I am not worthy, willingly, but by reason of him who of the least of all the mercies, and hath subjected the same in hope; of all the truth which thou haft shewv. 21. Because the creature of it self ed unto thy seryant,-also shall be delivered from the m Deut. 8. 17. And thou say in bondage of corruption, into the thiñe heart, my power and the might glorious liberty of the children of of my hand hath gotten me this God. v. 22. For we know that the wealth. v, 18. But thou shalt rewhole creation groaneth, and tra- member the Lord thy God: for it, yaileth in pain together until now. is he that giveth thee power to get Jerem. s. 25. Your iniquities have wealth, that he may establish his turned away these things, and your covenant which he sware unto thy sins have withholden good things fathers, as it is this day. from you. Deut. 28. from verse IS, Jerem. 6. 13. For from the least to the end of the chapter. v, Is. But of them even unto the greatest of it shall come to pass if thou wilt them, every one is given to coves, not hearken unto the voice of the tousness ; and from the prophet Lord thy God, to observe to do all even unto the priest, every one deal. his commandments and his statutes eth fallly. Mark 7. 21. For from which I command thee this day; within, out of the heart of men, that all these curses shall come up- proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, on thee, and overtake thee. v. 16. fornications,murders, v.22. Thefts, Cursed shalt thoạbe in the city, and covetousness, wickedness, deceit,-cursed shalt thou be in the field. • Hosea 12. 7. He is a merchant, v. 17. Curfed shall be thy basket the balances of deceit are in his and thy store, &c.

hand: he loveth to oppress. k Deut. 8. 3. And he humbled P James 4. 3. Yeask, and receive thee, and suffered thee to hunger, not, because ye askamiss, that you and fed thee with manna, (which may consume it upon your lufts. thou knewest not, neither did thy 9 Gen. 43. 12. And take double fathers know) that he might make money in your hand:and the money, thçe know that man doch not live

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blessed unto us in our holy and comfortable Use of them, and Contentment in them f; and be kept from all things that are contrary to our Temporal Support and Comfort !

194. Quest. What do we pray for in the Fifth Petition ?

Answ. In the Fifth Petition, wliich is, (Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtoys ) acknowledging that we and all others are guilty borli of Original and A&ual Sin,and thereby become Debtors to the Justice of God; and that neither we, nor any other Creature can make the least Satisfa&ion for that Debt w: We pray for our selves and others,

That that was brought again in the mouth I Tim. 4. 3. Forbidding to marof the facks, carry it again in your ry, and commanding to abstain from hand peradventure it was an over- meats, which God hath created to sight. v. 13. Take also your bro- be received with thanksgiving of 'ther, and arise, go again unto the them which believe and know the man. v. 14: And God Almighty truth. v.4. For every creature of give you mercy before the man,-- God is good, and nothing to be reGen., 28. 29. And Jacob vowed a fused, if it be received with thankfvow, saying, If God will be with giving; v.s. For it is san&tified by me, and will keep me in this way the word of God, and prayer. that I go, and will give me bread I Tim. 6. 6. But godliness with to eat, and raiment to put on. Eph. contentment is great gain. v. 7. 4. 28. Let him that stole steal no For we brought nothing into this more : but rather let him labour, world, and it is certain we can carry working with his hands the thing nothing out. V.8. And having which is good, that he may have food and raiment, let us be thereto give to him that needeth. 2 Theil. with content. 3. II. For we hear that there are & Prov. 30. 8. Remove far from some which walk among you disor- me vanity and lies, give me neiderly, working not at all, but are ther poverty, nor riches, feed me busy-bodies. v. 12. Now them that with food convenient for me: v. 9. are such we command, and exhort Left I be full, and deny thee,and say, by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with Who is the Lord? or left I be poor, quietness they work, and eat their and steal, and take the name of my own bread. Philip. 4. 6. Be care- God in vain. ful for nothing: but in every thing 194

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Obedience and Satisfaction of Christ apprehended and applied by Faith, acquit us both from the Guilt and Punishment of Sin *, accept us in his Beloved, continue his Favour and Grace to us’, pardon our daily Failings “, and fill us with Peace and Joy in giving us daily more and more Assurance of Forgiveness, which we are the rather emboldned to

ask, proved both Jews and Gentiles, lieveth in Jesus. Heb. 9. 22. And that they are all under fin; v. 1o. almost all things are by the law As it is written, There is none righ- purged with blood ; and without teous, no not one: 10. 11. There shedding of blood is no remiffion. is none that underståndeth, there Ý Eph. 1. 6. To the praise of the is none that seeketh after God. glory of his grace, wherein he hath v. 12. They are all gone out ofthe made us accepted in the beloved : way, they are together become un- v. 7. In whom we have redemption profitable, there is none that doth through his blood, the forgiveness good, no not one, &c. v.19. --That of fins, according to the riches of every mouth may be stopped, and his grace. all the world may become guilty * 2 Pet. 1. 2. Grace and peace be before God, &c. Matth. 18.24. And multiplied unto you through the when he had begun to reckon, one knowledge of God, and of Jesus was brought unto him, which owed our Lord. him ten thousand talents.

a Hoseah 14. 2. Take with you But forasmuch as he had not to pay, words, and turn to the Lord, say his lord commanded him to be unto him, Take away all iniquity, fold, and his wife, and his children, and receive us graciously : so will and all that he had, and payment we render the calves of our lips. to be made. Psalm 130. 3. Ifthou, Jerem. 14. 7. O Lord, though our Lord, shouldet mark iniquities: o iniquities testify against us, do thou Lord, who shall stand : V. 4. But it for thy names fake: for our backthere is forgiveness with thee; that Nidings are many, we have finned thou mayst be feared.

against thee, * Bom: 3. 24. Being justified free- Rom. 15. 13. Now the God of ly by his grace, through the redem- hope fill you with all joy and peace ption that is in Chrift Jesus: v. 25. in believing, that ye may abound whom God hath set forth to be a' in hope through the power of the propitiation, through faith that is holy Ghoft. Pfalm 51. 7. Purge in his blood, to declare his righ- me with hyffop, and I shall be clean; teousness for the remillion of fins wasli me, and I shall be whiter than that are past, through the for- fuow. v. 8. Make me to hearjoy bearance of God; 0. 26. To de- and gladness: that the bones which clare, i say, at this time his righ- thou hast broken, may rejoice. 0.9. teousness : that he might be just, Hide thy face from my sins;and blot and the justifier of him which be


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