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ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this Testimony in our selves, that we from the Heart forgive others their Offences c.
195. Quest. What do we pray for in the Sixth Petition ?
Answ. In the Sixth Petition, which is, ( and lead us not into temptation, but deliveč us from evila) acknowledging that the most wile, righteous and gracious God, for divers holy and just Ends,may so order things that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a Time led captive by Temptations e; that Satan, the World 8 and the Flesh are ready powerfully to draw us aside and insnare us h: And that, we, even after the Pardon of our Sins, by reason of our Corruptioni, Weakness, and Want of Watch
out all mine iniquitieś. v.10. Create to try him, that he might know all in me a clean heart, O God; and that was in his heart. renew a right fpirit within me. v. 12. I Chron. 21.1. And Satan stood Restore unto me the joy of thy fal- up against Israel, and provoked Davation : and uphold ine with thy vid to number Israel. free Spirit.
8 Luke 2 1. 34. And take heed to © Luke 11. 4. And forgive us our your selves, lest at any time your fins; for we also forgive every one hearts be overcharged with surthat is indebted to us,-- Mar. 6.14. feiting, and drunkenness, and cares For if ye fo ivé men their tref- of this life, and so that day come passes, your heavenly Father will upon you unawares. Mark. 4. 19. alfo forgive you.
p. 75. But if ye And the cares of this world, and forgive not men their trespasses, the deceitfulness of riches, and the neither will your Father forgive lufts of other things entring in, your trespasses. Matth. 18. 35. So choke the word, and it becometh likewise Thall my heavenly Father unfruitful. do also unto you, if ye from your James 1. 14. But every man is hearts forgive not every one his tempted, when he is drawn away of brother their trespasses.
his own luft, and enticed. 195. d Matth. 6. 13:
i Gal. s. 17. Forche fielh lusteth • 2 Chron. 32. 31. Howbeit, in the against the spirit, and the spirit abusiness of the ambassadors of the gainst the Ae!h: and these are conprinces of Babylon, who sent unto téary the one to the other ; so that him to enquire of the wonder
ye was done in the land, God leghat ye cannot do the
fulness", are not only subje& to be tempted, and forward to expose our felves unto Temptations ; but also of our selves unable and unwilling to resist them, to recover out of them and to improve them ";
* Matth. 26.41. Watch and pray, Jehoshaphat, Mouldft thou help the that ye entes not into temptation: ungodly, and love them that hate the spirit indeed is willing, but the the Lord therefore is wrath upon Aesh is weak.
thee from before the Lord, | Matth. 26. 69. Now Peter sat · m Rom. 7. 23. But I see another without in the palace: and a dam- law in my members,warring againft fel camè unto him, saying, Thou the law of my mind, and bringing also wast with Jesus of Galilee. me into captivity to the law offin, v. 70. But he denied before them which is in my members. v. 24•* all, saying, I know not what thou O wretched man that I am, who sayest. 0.710 And when he was shall deliver me from the body of gone out into the porch, another this death! 1 Coron. 21. 1. And samaid saw him, and said unto them tan stood up against Israel, and prothat were there, This fellow was al- voked David to number Israel. 0.25 so with Jesus of Nazareth. And David said to Joab, and to And again he denied with an oath, the rulers of the people, Go, numI do not know the man. Gal. 2. ber Israel from Beer-sheba even to. 11. But when Peter was come to An- Dan, and bring the number of them tioch, I withstood him to the face, to me, that I may know it. v. 3.. because he was to be blamed. v. 12. And Joab answered, The Lord make For before that certain came froin his people an hundred times so maJames, he did eat with the Gentiles; ny more as they be : but my Lord but when they were come, he with- the king, are they not all my lords drew,and separated himself, fearing servants ? why then doth my lord them which were of the circumci- require this thing? why will he be fion. V. 13. And the other Jews a cause of trespass to dissembled likewise with him ; in-' Nevertheless, the kings word presomuch that Barnabas also was car- vailed against Joab: wherefore Joab ried
away with their diflimulation. departed,-- 2 Chron. 1.6.7. And at v.14. But when I saw that they walk- that time Hanani the seer came to ed not uprightly, according to the Asa king of Judah, and said unto truth of the gospel, I said unto Pe- him, Because thou hast relied on ter,"; 2 Chron. 18. 3. And Ahab the king of Syrịà, and not relied king of israel said unto Jeholhaphat on the Lord thy God, therefore is king of Judah, Wilt thou go with the host of the king of Syria escaped me to Ramoth-gilead? And he an- out of thine hand. v. 8. Were not swered him, I am as thou art, and the Ethiopians and Lubims a huge mỹ people as thy people, and we host, with very many chariots and will be with thee in the war. Com- horsemen? yet, because thou didst pared with 2 Chron. 19. 2. And Jehu rely on the Lord, he delivered them the son of Hanani the seer, went into thine hand.' v.9. For the eyes out to meet him, and said to king
and worthy to be left under the Power of them ”
& Psalm 81. 11. But my people be able to bear it.
blood of the everlafting covenant,
in his sight, through Jesus Christ ;--
then shall I be upright, and I hall
✓ Ephe 3. 14. For
Father of our
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covered out of it, and have a fan&ified Use and Improvement thereof ': That our San&ification and Salvation may be perfe&ted y, Satan troden under our Feet ?, and we fully freed from Sin, Temptation, and all Evil for ever a. 196. Quest
. What doth the Conclusion of the Lord's Prayer teach us ?
Answ. The Conclusion of the Lord's Prayer,which is, (Forthine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. b) teachethusto entorce
the whole family in heaven and 8 2 Cor.13.9. Now I pray to God carth is named, v. 16. That he that ye do no evil,not that we should would giant you according to the appear approved, but that ye should siches of his glory, to be strength- do that which is honest, though we ned with might, by his Spirit in the be as reprobates. . v. 9. For we are inner man; v. 17. That Christ may glad when we are weak, and ye are dwell in your hearts by faith ; --- Itrong: this also we wilh even your 1 Thes. 3. 13. To the end he may perfe&ion. Itablish your hearts unblameable in ? Rom. 16, 20. And the God of holiness before God even our Fa- peace shall bruise Satan under your ther, at the coming of our Lord Je- feet shortly,-- Zech. 3. 2. And the fusChrist with all his saints. Jude 24. Lord said unto Satan, The Lord reNow unto him that is able to keep buke thee, o Satan, even the Lord you from falling, and to present that hath chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you faultless before the presence thee: is not this a brand pluckt out of his glory with exceeding joy. of the fire? Luke 22. 31. And the
w Psalm 51. 12. Restore unto me Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, the joy of thy falvation : and up- Satan hath desired to bave you, that hold me with thy free Spirit. he may lift you as wheat: 0. 32. But
* 1 Pet.5.8. Be sober, be vigilant; I have prayed for thee, that thy faith because your adversary the devil, as fail not ; and when thou art converta roring lion, walketh about seek- ed, strengthen thy brethren. ing whom he may devour.
* John 17. IS. I pray not that thou Whom relift stedfast in the faith, shouldst take them out of the world, knowing that the same afflictions but that thou shouldīt keep them are accomplished in your brethren from the evil. I Thef. s. 23. And that are in the world. v. 10. But the very God of peace fan&ify you the God of all grace, who hath cal- wholly: and I pray God your whole led us unto his eternal glory by spirit, and soul, and body be preChrist Jesus, after that ye have suf- served blameless unto the coming fered a while, make you perfe&, of our Lord Jesus Christ. Itablith, Arengthen, lettle you, 195, 6 Marth. 6. 13,
our Petitions with Arguments, which are to be taken, not from any Worthiness in ourselves or in any other Creature, but from Godd; And with our Prayers to join Praises , ascribing to God alone eternal Sovereignty, Omnipotency, and glorious Excellency f; in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help us, so we by Faith are imboldned
to Rom. 15. 30. Now I beleech O Lord, forgive, O Lord, hearken you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus and do, defer not, for thine own Christs sake, and for the love of the sake, Omy God : forthy city, and Spirit, that you strive together with thy people are called by thy
name. me in your prayers to God for me. Phil. 4. 6. Be careful for no-.
- Dan. 9. 4. And I prayed unto thing: but in every thing by prayer the Lord my God, and made my and supplication with thanksgiving, confession, and said, O Lord, the let your requests be made known. great and dreadful God, keeping unto God, &c. the covenant, and mercy to them fi Chron. 29. 10. Wherefore Dathat love him, and to them that vid blessed the Lord before all the keep his commandments. v.7o congregation: and David said, BlesLord, rightcousness belongeth unto sed be chou, Lord God of Israel our thee, but unto us confusion of faces, father, for ever and ever, as at this day :-- v.8. O Lord, to Thine, o Lord, is the greatness, uş belongeth confusion of face, to and the power, and the glory, and our kings, to our princes, and to the victory, and the majesty: for our fathers, because we have linned all that is in the heaven, and in the against thec. 7.9. To the Lord earth is thine ; thine is the kingdom, our God belong mercies and forgive- O Lord, and thou art exalted as nesses, though we have rebelled a- head above all. v.12. Both riches gainst him. v. 16. O Lord, accord- and honour come of thee, and thou ing to all thy righteousness, I be- reigneft over all, and in thine hand seech thee, let thine anger and thy is power and might, and in thine fury be turned away from thy city hand it is to make great, and to Jerusalem,-- v. 17. Now therefore, give strength unto all. v.13. Now o our God, hear the prayer of thy therefore, our God, we thank thee, servant, and his supplications, and and praise thy glorious name. cause thy face to shine upon the & Eph. 3. 20. Now unto him that fan&uary that is desolate, for the is able to do exceeding abundantly Lords sake. v. 18. O my God, in- above all that we aşk or think, accline thine ear, and hear ; open cording to the power that worketh thine eyes, and behold our desola- in us, v. 21. Unto him be glory in tions, and the city, which is called the church by Christ Jesus, throughby thy pame : for we do not pre- out all ages, world without end. sent our fupplications before thee Amen, Luke 11, 13. If ye then, for our righteousnesses, but forthy being evil, know how to give good great mercies. v, 19, O Lord, hear,
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