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throughout the world d, the Jews called e, the fulness of the Gentiles brought inf; the church furnished with all gospel officers and ordinances g, purged from corruption h, countenanced and maintained by the civil magistrate i : that the ordinances of Christ may be purely difpenfed, and made effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their fins, and the confirming, comforting and building up of those that are al


him. v. 18. Thou halt afcended Gentiles be come in. v. 26: and on high, thou haft led captivity cap- fo all Ifrael shall be saved : 4s it is tive; thou hast received gifts for men, written, There shall come out of yea, for the rebellious also, that the Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn Lord God might dwell among them. away ungodliness from Jacob. Pfal. Rev. xii. 10. And I heard a loud Ixvii. throughout. God be merciful voice saying in heaven, Now is unto us, and bless us : and cause come salvation, and strength, and his face to shine upon us, &c. the kingdom of our God, and the & Mat. ix. 38. Pray ye therefore power of his Chrift: for the accuser the Lord of the harvest, that he of our brethren is cast down, which will send forth labourers into his accused them before our God day harvelt. 2 Thess. ji. 1. Finally, and night. . v. 11. and they over brethren, pray for us, that the came by the blood of the Lamb, and word of the Lord may have free by the word of their testimony; and course, and be glorified, even as it the; lored not their lives unto the is with you. death,

h Mal. i. 11. For from the rising d 2 Thess. ii. 1. Finally, bre- of the fun, even unto the going thren, pray for us, that the word down of the fame, my name shall of the Lord may have free course, be great among the Gentiles, and in and be glorified, even as it is with every place incense shall be offered you.

unto my name, and a pure offering: e Rom.x.1. Brethren, my heart's for my name shall be great among defire and prayer to God for Israel the heathen, faith the Lord of holts, is that they might be saved, Zech. iii. 9. For then will I turn to

f John xvii. 9. I pray for them: the people, a pure language, that I pray not for the world, but for they may all call upon the name of them whom thou hast given me, for the Lord, to serve him with one. they are thine, V. 20. Neither pray confent. I for these alone, but for them allo i i Tim.ii. 1. I exhort therefore, who shall believe on me through that first of all, fupplications, pray. their word. Rom. xi, 25. For I ers, intercestions, and giving of would not, brethren, that ye should thanks be made for all men : V, 2. be ignorant of this mystery, (left ye For kings, and for all that are in should be wise in your own conceits) authority : that we may lead a quiet that blindacfs in part is happened and peaceable life in all godliness to Israel, until the fulness of the and honesty.

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ready convertedk: that Christ would rule in our hearts here!, and hatten the time of his second coming, and our reigning with him for ever m: and that he woull be pleased fo to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may best conduce to these ends n.

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k Ads ix., 29. And now Lord, stablish you in every good word and behold their threatening: and grant work. unto thy fervants, that with all 4 Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I boldness they may speak thy word, bow my knees unto the Father of V. 30. By stretching forth thine hand our Lord Jesus Christ, v. 15. Of to heal; and that signs and wonders whom the whole family in heaven may be done by the name of thy and earth is named, v. 16. That holy child Jesus. Eph. vi. 18. Pray: he would grant you, according to ing always with all prayer and sup- the riches of his glory, to be plication in the Spirit, and watching strengthened with might by his Spithereunto with all perfeverance, rit in the inner man; 17.

That and supplication for all saints. v. 19. Chrift may dwell in


bearts by and for me that utterance may be faith; that ye being rooted and given unto me, that I may open my grounded in love, v. 18. May be mouth boldly, to make known the able to comprehend with all faints, mystery of the Gentiles. v. 20. For what is the breadth, and length, which I am an ambassador in bonds; and depth, and heighi; v. 19. that therein I may fpeak boldly as ! and to know the love of Christ, ought to speak. Rom. xv. 29. and which passeth knowledge, that ye I am sure, that when I come unto might be filled with all the fulness you, I shall come in the fulness of of God. y. 20. Now unto him that the bleffing of the gospel of Christ. is able to do exceeding abundantly v. 30. Now I beseech you, brethren, above all that we ask or think, acfor the Lord Jesus Christ's fake, and cording to the power that worketh for the love of the Spirit, that ye in us, ftrive together with me in your pray

m Rev, xxii. 20. He who teltiers to God for me; v. 32. That I fieth these things, faith, Surely I may come unto you with joy by the come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, will of God, and may with you be Lord Jesus, refreshed. 2 Theff. i. 11. Where * Ifa, Ixiv. 1. Oh! that thou fore also we pray always for you, wouldst rent the heavens, that thou that our God would count you woulda come down, that the mounworthy of his calling, and fulfill all tains, might flow down at thy prethe good pleasure of his goodness, fence, v. 2. as when the melting and the work of faith with power, fire burneth, the fire causeth the 2 Theff. ii. 16. Now our Lord Jesus water to boil to make thy name Cbrift himself, and God even our known to thine adversaries, that Father, who hath loved us, and the nations may tremble at thy prehath gives us everlasting consolati- fence. Rev. iv. 8. and the fous on, and good hope through grace, beats had each of them fix wings 1.1. Comfort your hearts, and about him, and they were full of


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vid. 10192. What do we pray for in the third petition? Poids. In the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in carth as it is in heaveno)acknowledging that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling to know and do the will of God p, but prone to rebel against his word q, to repine and murmur against his providence r, and wholly inclined to do the will of the flesh, and of the devils: we pray, That God would by his Spirit take away from ourselves and others all blindnesst, weakness and indisposedness w, and per


eyes within; and they reft not day the name of the place Mafsah, and and night, saying, Holy, holy, huly, Meribah, because of the chiding of Lord God Almighty, who was, and the children of Israel, and because is, and is to come. v.9 and when they tempted the Lord, saying, is those bealts give glory, and honour, the Lord among us, or not? Numb. and thanks to him that fat on the xiv. 2. And all the children of ilthrone, who liveth for ever and e. rael murmured against Mofes, and ver. v. 10. The four and twenty el. against Aaron: and the whole conders fall down before "him that fat gregation said unto them, Would on the throne, and worship him that God that we had died in the land of liveth for ever and ever, and cast Egypt, or would God we had died their crowns before the throne, fay- in this wilderness. ing, v. 11. Thou art worthy, O. SEph.ii. 2. Wherein in time palt Lord; to receive glory, and honour, ye walked according to the courte of and power ; for thou haft created this world, according to the prince all things, and for thy pleasure they of the power of the air, the spirit are, and were created.

that now worketh in the children 192. o Mat. vi. 10.

of disobedience. p Rom vii. 18. For I know, that · Eph. i. 17. That' the God of in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of no good thing: for to will is present glory, may give unto you the fpirit with me, but how to perform that of wisdom and revelation, in the which is good, I find not. Job xxi. knowledge of him: v. 18. The eyes 14. Therefore they fay unto God, of your understanding being enDepart from us : we desire not the lightened ; that ye may know what knowledge of thy ways. 1 Cor. ii. is the hope of his calling, and what 14. But the natural man receiveth the riches of the glory of his inhenot the things of the Spirit of God: ritance in the faints. for they are foolishness unto him ; v Eph. iii. 16. That he would neither can he know them, because grant you according to the riches they are fpiritually difcerned. of his glory, to be strengthened

9 Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal with might, by his Spirit, ia the miod is enmity against God: for it inner man. is not fubje& to the law of God, w Mat. xxvi. 40. And he cometh Beither indeed can be.

unto the disciples, and findeth them . Exod. xvii. 7. And he called afleep, and faith unto Puter, What,


verseness of heart x, and by his grace make usable and willing to know, do, and submit to his will in all things y, with the like humility z, chearfulnessa, faithfulnels b, diligencec, zeald, sincerity e, and constancy f, as the angels do in heaven g.

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V. 41. Watc and pray, XV. 25. And the King said unto Zathat ye enter not into temptation, dock carry back the ark of God inthe spirit indeed is willing, but the to the city: if I shall find favour in helh is weak.


of the Lord, he will bring * Jer. xxxi. 18. I have surely me again and shew me both it and heard Ephraim bemoaning himself his habitation. Ø v. 26. But if he thus, Thou hast chastised me, and I say thus, I have no delight in thee : was chastised, as a bullock unac- behold, here am I, let him do to customed to the yoke : turn thou me as seemeth good unto him me, and I shall be turned ; for thou *6 lsa. xxxviii. 3. And said, Reart the Lord my God. v. 19. Surely member,now, O Lord, I beseech thee, after thar I was turned, í repent: bow I have walked before thee in ed; and after that I was infructed, truth, and with a perfect heart, and I smote upon my thigh: I was a have done that which is good in thy Thamed, yea, even confounded; bė: fight : and Hezekiah wept fore. cause I did bear the reproach of my c Plal. cxix. 4. Thou hait comyouth.

manded us to keep thy precepts diliy Psal. cxix, 1. Blessed are the gently. v. 5. O that my ways were undefiled in the way, who walk in directed to keep thy statutes. the law of the Lord. v. 28 I will d Rom. xii. 11. Not slothful in bu. keep thy statutes : O forsake me not liness, fervent in spirit; serving the utterly. v. 35. Make me to go in Lord. the path of thy commandments, for e Pral. cxix. 80. Let my heart be therein do 1 delight. v. 36. Incline found in thy statutes, that I be not my heart unto thy testimonies and alhamed. not to covetousness. A&s xxi. 14. f Pfal. cxix. 112. I have inclined And when he would not be per- mine heart to perform thy Itatutes suaded, we ceased saying, The alway, even unto the end. will of the Lord be done.

g Isa. vi. 2. Above it stood the z Micah vi. 8. He hath Mewed feraphims: each one had fix wings; thee, Oman, what is good; and with iwain he covered his face, and - what doth the Lord require of thee, with twain he covered his feet, and but to do justly, and to love mercy, with twain he did Ay. 9. 3 Aod and to walk humbly with thy God? one cried unto another, and faid,

a Pfal. c. 2. Serve the Lord with Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of gladness; come before his presence hosts, the whole earth is full of his with singing. Job i. 21. And (Job) glory. Pfal ciii. 20. Bless the Lord, said, Naked came I out of my mo ye his angels, that excel in strength, ther's womb, and naked shall I re. that do his commandments, hearkenturn thither : the Lord gave, and 'ing unto the voice of his word. 0.21. the Lord hash taken away: blessed bless ye the Lord, all ye his holls,



Q. 193. What do we pray for in the fourth petition.

A. In the fourth petition (which is, Give us this day one daily bread b) acknowledging that in Adam, and by our own fin, we have forfeited our right to all the oute ward blesungs 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 i; and that neither they of themselves are able to sustain us k, nor we to merit l, or by our own industry to procure them m; but prone to desire 11,


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ye ministers of his that do his plea. 15. But it shall come to pass if thou fure. Matth. xvii, 10. Take heed wilt not hearken unto the voice of that

ye despise not one of these little the Lord thy God, to observe to do ones; for I say unto you, that in all his commandments, and his ta. heaven their angels do always be tutes which I command thee this hold the face of my Father who is day; that all these curses shall come in heaven.

upon thee, and overtake thee, v.16. 193. 6 Mat, vi. 11.

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, i Gen, ii. 17. But of the tree of and curfed shalt thou be in the field, the knowledge of good and evil, v. 17. Cursed shall be thy basket thou shalt not eat of it; for in the and ihy store, &c. day that thou eatest thereof, thou k Deut. viii. 3. And he humbled Ihalt surely die. Gen, ii. 17. And thee, and suffered thee to hunger, unto Adam he said, Because thou and fed thee with manna, (which haft hearkened unto the voice of thy thou knewelt got, neither did thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of fathers know) that he might make which I commanded thee, saying, thee know that man doth Roc lire Thou shalt not eat of it: Cursed bc by bread only, but by every word the ground for thy fake ; in sorrow that proceedeth out of the mouth shalt thou eat of it all the days of of the Lord doth man live. thy life. Rom. viii. 20. For the I Gen, xxxii.1o. I am not worthy creature was made subje&t to vanity, of the lealt of all the mercies, and not willingly, but by reason of him of all the truth which thou hart who hath subjected the same in Dhewed unto thy servant,hope : v. 21. Because the creature mi Deut. viii. 17. And thou say in itlelf also shall be delivered from the thine heart, My power and the bondage of corruption, into the might of my hand hath gotten me glorious liberty of the children of this wealth. v. 18. But thou malt God. V. 22. For we know that remember the Lord thy God : for it the whole creation groaneth, and is he that giveth theę power to get travaileth in pain together until wealth, that he may ekablith his now. Jer. v.25. Your iniquities have covenant which he sware unto tly. turped away these things, and your fathers, as it is this day. fios have withholden good things 72 Jer. vi. 13. For from the lealt of from you. Deut. xxviii. from verse them even unto the greatest of 15. to the end of the chapter. v. then, every one is given to covet

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