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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 worlby receiving of the Lord's Jupper?
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 thall call. Gen xvii. 10. See in communion of the body of Christ? letter x. Compared with Col. ii. 11. 97. / 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 fins of the Hell, 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 8 2 Cor. xiii. s. Eramine your. the operation of God, who hath felves, whether ye be in the faith: raised him from the dead. 1 Cor. prove your own felves: know ye not vii. 14. For the unbelieving husband your own felves, 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 ii 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 same night in which commucion of the blood of Chril? 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 Chrift? brake it, and faid, Take, eat; this v. 17. For we being many, are one is my body, which is broken 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 Christ 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 feal, oot with old leaven, nei. this bread, and drink this cup, ye ther with the leaven of malice and do show the Lord's deathtill he come. wickedness; but with the unleaves. 1 Cor. x. 16. The cup of blefling ed bread of lincerity and truth.
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Worthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves I.
98. What is prayer ? A Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God nr, for things agreeable to his will n, in the name of Christo, with confession of our fins p, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies. R
99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer? A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayerr; but the special rule of directionis that form of prayerwhich Christ taught hisdisciples, commonly called the Lord's prayers.
Q. 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 othersws
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
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 supplicatioui with thanksgiving, n! Joho v. 14. And this is the let your request be made known unconfidence that we have in him,
to God. that if we ask any thing according 99 ! John v. 14. and this is to his will, he heareth us.
the confidence that we have in him, o John 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. rily I say unto you, whatsoever ye / Mat. vi. 9, 10, 11, 12, ,13
after Shall ask the Father in my game, he this manner therefore pray ye, Our will give it you
Father, &c. Compared with Luke p Plal xxxii s. I acknowledged xi. 2, 3, 4, and he said unto them, my sin unto thee, and mine iniqui. When ye pray, say, Our Father, ty have I not hid : I said, I will con- &c. fels my tranfgreflions unto the Lord; 100. + Mat, vi. 9. and tħou forgaveft the iniquity of v Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not my fin. Selah. v.6. For this thall received the spirit of bondage again every one that is godly, pray unto en fear : but ye have received the thee in a time when thou mayeft fpirit of adoption, whereby we cry, be found : Surely in the floods of Abba, Father. Luke vi 13. If ye great waters, they shall not come then being evil, know how to give nigh, unto him. Dao. ir. 4. and good gifts unto your children : how I prayed unto the Lord my God, much more shall your heavenly Faand made my confeffion, and faid, ther give the holy Spirit to them O Lord, the great and dreadful God, that ask him? keeping the covenant, and mercy to
w Acts xii. 5. Peter therefore was
Q 101. What do we pray for in the forft petition?
A. In the first petition (which is, Hallowed be thy game x) we pray, That God would enable us and others to glorify him in all whereby he maketh himself known y, and that hic 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 itd; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastenedé.
Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition?
An 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,
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. 1 Tim. ii. 1. I brethren is cast down, which accusexhort therefore, that first of all, ed them before our God day and fupplications, prayers, intercessions, night. v. 11. Apd 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 upto the lead a quiet and peaceable life in all death. godliness and honesty.
d 2 Thef. iii.1. Finally, brethren, loi x Mat. vi, p.
for us, that the word of the y Pfal. Ixvii 2. That thy way may Lord may have free course, and be be known upon earth, thy saving glorified, even as it is with you. Rom. health among all nations. v. 3. Let x 1. Brethren, my heart's defire and the people praise thee, O God; let prayer to God for Ifrael is, That all the people praise thee.
they might be saved. Joba xvii. 9. z Pfal. Ixxxiii. throughout. I
pray for them : 1 pray not for the 102 a Mat. vi. 10.
world, but for them that thou hast b Psal.lxviii 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, flee before him. for them allo which shall believe on v.18. Thou haft afcended on high, me through their word. thou hast led captivity captive : thou e Rev. xxii. 20. He which testihalt received gifts for men; yea, for fieth thele things, faith, Surely I the rebellious also, that the Lord come quickiy, Amen. Even 10, God might dwell among them come, Lord Jesus.
cRev. xii. 10 And I heard a lond 103. f Mat. vi. 10. voice iaying in heaven, Now is come
Paal. Ixvii, throughout. Pfal. falvation, 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 yray, 1 hat, of God's free gift, we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blefling with them k
Q 105. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
À In the fifth petition which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors ). we pray, That God, for Christ's fake, would freely pardon all 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 fell 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 poffible, let this cup pass from füled, if it be received with that:kfme: nevertheless not as I will, but giving : v.5. For it is fanctified by as thou wilt. 2 Sam. xv. 25. and the word, ut God, and prayer. the king faid unto Zadok, Carry 105. / Mat, vi. 12. back the ark of God into the city: if m Pial. li. 1. Have mercy upon I fall find favour in the eyes of the me, o God, according to thy love Lord, he will bring me again, and ing kindneis; according unto the shew me both it, and his habitation, multitude of thy rendet mereics bloc Job i. 21. and said, Naked came [ out my trarsgreffions. V. 2. Wash out of my mother's womb, and nak- me throughly from mine iniquity, ed shall I return thither : the Lord and cleanie me from my fir gave, and the Lord hath taken away; Purge me with hyffop, and I hall be blessed be the name of the Lord. clean : walh me, and I shall be whit.
b Pfal. ciii, 20. Bless the Lord, ye er than snow. v.9. Hide thy face his angels, that excel in strength; from my sins; 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,
the Lord, all ye his er of thy fervant, and his fupplicahofts, je ministers of his that do his tions, and cause thy face to fhine upleasure.
pon thy fanctuary that is defolate, 104. i Mat. vi. 11.
for the Lord's lake. 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 solations, and the city which is cal. convenient for me ; v. 9. Lelt i be led by thy name: for we do not prefull, and deny thee, and lay. Who sent our supplications before thee is the Lord ? or lest I be poor, and for our righteousneffes, but for thy steal, and take the name of my God great mercies. v 19. O Lord hearg in vain. Gen. xxvij. 20. and Jacob O Lord torgive, O Lord hearken and vowed
vow, saying. If God will : do, defer not, for thine own inke, be with me, and will keep me in this my God: for thy city, av thy
ther 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 ?
À. In the fixth petition (which is, And lead us not into tempo tation, but deliver us from evil o) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to fin p, or support and deliver us when we are tempted q:
0.107. 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 onJys, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power,
people are called by thy name. the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and
n. Luke xi. 4 and forgive us our unto all Ifrael that are near, and sins; for we also forgive every one
that are far off, through all the that is indebted to us. Mat xviii. countries whither thou halt driven 35. So likewife shall my heavenly them, because of their trespass that Father do also unto you,
they have trespassed against thee. F. your hearis forgive nor every one
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confufhis brother their trespalles.
on of face, to our kings, to our prio106. o Mat. vi. 13.
ces, and to our fathers, because we p Max. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, have finned against thee. v. 9. To that ye enter not into temptation: the Lord our God belong mercies the spirit indeed is willing, but the and forgivenesles, though we have fel is weak.
rebelled against him. v. 16. O Lord, 9 2 Cor. xii.7. And left I should according to all thy righteousness, ! be exalted above measure through beseech 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 fing, and for the ifet me, left I should be exalted above niquities of our fathers, Jerusalem measure, v. 8. For this thing I be. and thy people are become are proach fought the Lord thrice, that it might to all that are about us. v, 17. Now depart from me.
therefore, O our God, hear the pray. 107 Mat. vi. 13.
er of thy fervant, and his fupplica. , Dan. ix. 4 And I prayed unto
And I prayed unto tions, and caute thy face to shine uthe Lord my God, and made my pon thy fanctuary that is defolate, conrellion, and said, O Lord, the for the Lord's lake. 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 calcommandments v.7. O Lord righ. Jed by thy name : for we do not prelouiness belongeth unto thee, but fent our fupplications before the unto us confusion of faces, as at this for our righteousnelles, bu: for thy diy: to the men of Judah, and to
great mercies, v, 19. O Lord Iscar,