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in our hearts herel, and hasten the time of his second coming, and our reigning with him for ever m: and that he would be pleased so to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may best conduce to these ends n.
Q.192. and watching thereunto with all hearts by faith, that ye being rootperseverance, and supplication for ed and grounded in love, v. 18. may all faints. v. 19. And for me that beabletocomprehend with all faints, utterance may be given unto me, what is the breadth, and length, and that I may open my mouth boldly, depth, and height; v. 14. and to to make known the mystery of the know the love of Christ, which par, Gentiles. v. 20. For which I am an feth knowledge, that ye might be ambassador in bonds: that therein I, filled with all the fulness of God. may speak boldly as I ought to speak, v.20. Now unto him that is able to Rom. xv. 29. And I am sure, that do exceeding abundantly above all when I come unto you, I shall come that we ask or think, according to in the fulnefs of the blessing of the the power that worketh in us. : gospel of Christ. v. 30. Now I be m Rey.xxii. 20. He who testifieth leech you, brethren, for the Lord these things, faith, Surely I come Jesus Christ's fake, and for the love quickly. Amen. Even so, come, of the Spirit, that ye strive together Lord Jesus. with me in your prayers to God for Ifa. lxiv. 1. Oh that thou would me; v. 32. That I may come unto rent the heavens, that thou wouldīt you with joy by the will of God, and come down, that the mountains may with you be refreshed. 2 Theff. might flow down at thy presence, i. 11. Wherefore also we pray al v.2. as when the melting fire burn, ways for you, that our God would eth, the fire causeth the water to count you worthy of his calling, and boil, to make thy name known to fulfill all the good pleasure of his thine adversaries, that the nations, goodness, and the work of faith with may tremble at thy presence. Rev. power. 2. Theil. ii. 16. Now our iv. 8. And the four beasts had each Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God of them fix wings about him, and even our father, who hath loved us, they were full of eyes within; and and hath given us everlasting con. they rest not day and night, saying, folation, and good hope through Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Algrace, v. 17. Comfort your hearts, mighty, who was, and is, and is to and Atablish you in every good word come. v. 9. And when those beasts and work.
give glory, and honour, and thanks . Eph.iii. 14. For this caufe I bow to him that fat on the throne, who my knees unto the Father of our liveth for ever and ever, v. 10. the Lord Jesus Christ, v. 15. of whom four and twenty elders fall down bethe whole family in heaven and earth fore him that fat on the throne, and is named, v. 16. that he would grant worship him that liveth for ever and you, according to the riches of his ever, and cast their crowns before glory,to be strengthened with might the throne, saying, v. 11. Thou art by his Spirit in the inner-man; v. worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, 17. That Christ may dwell in your and honour, and power; for thou $
Q. 192. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in carth as it is in heaven o) acknowledging that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling ta know and do the will of God, but prone to rebel against his wordq, to repine and murmur against his providencer, 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 v, indisposednessw, and perverseness of heart x, and by his grace
hast created all things, and for thy SEph. ii, 2. Wherein in time past pleasure they are, and were created, ye walked according to the courie of 192. o Mat. vi, 10.
this world, according to the prince, p Rom. vii. 18. For I know, that of the power of the air, the spirit in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth that now worketh in the children of no good thing: for to will is present disobedience. with me, but how to perform that 1 Eph.i. 17. That the God of our which is good, I find not. Job xxi. Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of 14. Therefore they say unto God, glory, may give unto you the spiDepart from us; we desire not the rit of wisdom and revelation, in the knowledge of thy ways. i Cor. ii. knowledge of him: v. 18. The eyes 14. But the natural man receiveth of your understanding being enlighnot the things of the Spirit of God: tened; that ye may know what is the for they are foolishness unto him; hope of his calling, and what the neither can he know them, because riches of the glory of his inheritance they are spiritually difcerned. in the saints,
9 Rom. viii. 7. Because the car v Eph. iii. 16. That he would nal mind is enmity against God: for grant you, according to the riches it is not subject to the law of God, of his glory, to be strengthened with neither indeed can be.
might, by his fpirit, in the inner-man, Exod. xvii. 7. And he called the w Mat. xxvi. 40. And he cometh name of the place Massah, and Me- unto the disciples, and findeth them ribah, because of the chiding of the asleep, and faith unto Peter, What, children of Israel, and because they could ye not watch with me onc tempted the Lord, saying, Is the hour? v.41. Watch and pray, that Lord among us, or not? Numb. xiv. ye enter not into temptation; the 2. And all the children of Israel mur spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh mured against Mofes, and against · is weak. Aaron: and the whole congregation * Jer.xxxi. 18. I have surely heard faid unto them, Would God that Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, we had died in the land of Egypt, thou hast chastised me, and I was or would God we had died in this chastised, as a bullock unaccustomwilderness.
ed to the yoke: turn thou me, and
make us able and willing to know, do, and fubmit to his will in all things y, with the like humility z, chearfulness a, faithfulness b, diligencec, zeal d, fincerity e, and constancyf, as the angels do in heaveng.
Q. 193. What do we pray for in the fourth petition?
daily I shall be turned; for thou art the hold, here am I, let him do to me Lord my God. v. 19. Surely after as seemeth good unto him. that I was turned, I repented; and b Isa. xxxviii. 3. And said, Reafter that I was instructed, I smote member, now, O Lord, I beseech upon my thigh: I was alhamed, yea, thee, how I have walked before thee even confounded, because I did bear in truth, and with a perfect heart, the reproach of my youth.
and have done that which is good y Pia. cxix. 1. Blessed are the un- in thy fight: and Hezekiah wept defiled in the way, who walk in the fore. law of the Lord. v. 8. I will keep c Psalm cxix. 4. Thou hast comthy statutes: ( forsake me not ut. manded us to keep thy precepts diliterly. v. 35. Make me to go in the gently. v.s. O that my ways were path of thy commandments, for directed to keep thy statutes, therein do I delight. r. 36. Incline d Rom xii, 11. Not flothful in my heart unto thy testimonies and business, fervent in fpirit; ferving not to covetousness. Aêts xxi, 14. the Lord. And when he would not be perfuad c Pfal. cxix. 80. Let my heart be ed, we ceased, faying, The will of found in thy statutes : that I be not the Lord be done.
ashamed. z Mical vi. 8. He hath slicwed Plal. cxix. 112. I have inclined thee, O man, what is good; and mine heart to perform thy statutes what doth the Lord require of thee, alway, even unto the end. but to do juitly, and to love mercy, & Iía. vi. 2. Above it stood the le. and to walk humbly with thy God?raphims: each one had fix wings;
a Pfal. c. 2. Serve the Lord with with twain he covered his face, and gladncés; come before his presence with twain he covered his feet, and with singing. Job.i. 21. And (Job) with twain he did fly. v. 3. And one faid, Naked came I out of my mo cried unto another, and said, Holy, thers womb, and naked shall I re- holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the turn thither: the Lord gave, and whole earth is full of his glory. Pial. the Lord hath taken away: blessed ciii. 20. Bless the Lord, ye his anbe the name of the Lord. 2 Sam. gels, that excel in strength, that do xv.25. And the king said unto Za- his commandments, hearkening undock, carry back the ark of God in- to the voice of his word, v.21. Bless to the city: if I shall find favour in ye the Lord, all ye luis hosts, ye mithe eyes of the Lord, he will bring nisters of his that do his pleasure. me again and shew me both it and Mat. xviii, 10. Take heed that yo his habitation. *v. 26. But if he say despise not one of these little ones; thus, I have no delight in thee: be- for I say unto you, that in heaven
daily bread b) acknowledging that in Adam, and' by our own lin, we have forfeited our 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 themi; and that neither they of themselves are able to sustain usk, nor we to meritl, or by our own industry to procure themm; but prone to desiren, gero, and use them unlaw
fully: their angels do always behold the thou be in the city, and cursed shalt face of my Father who is in heaven. thou be in the field. v. 17. Curled I93. b Mat. vi. .
shall be thy basket and thy store, &c. i Gen, ii. 17. But of the tree of k Deut. viii. 3. And he humbled the knowledge of good and evil, thee, and suffered thee to hunger, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the and fed thee with manna, (which day that thou eatest thereof, thou thou knewest not, neither did thy fhalt surely die. Gen. iii. 17. And fathers know) that he might make unto Adam he said, Because thou thee know that man doth not live haft hearkened unto the voice of thy by Bread only, but by every word wife, and halt caten of the tree of that proceedeth out of the mouth of which I commanded thce, saying the Lord doth man live. Thou shalt not eat of it: Curfed be 1 Gen. xxxii. 10. I am not worthy the groand for thy fake; in forrow of the least of all the mercies, and shalt thou eat of it all the days of of all the truth which thou haft thy life. Rom. viii. 20. For the crea- fhewed unto thy servant, ture was made subject to vanity, not m Deut. viii. 17. And thou say willingly, but by reason of him who in thine heart, My power and the hath fubjected the fame in hope: v. might of my hand hath gotten me 21. Because the creature itself also this wealth. v. 18. But thou thald Thall be delivered from the bondage remember the Lord thy God : for of corruption, into the glorious li- it is he that giveth thee power to get berty of the children of God. v. 22. wealth, that he may establish his coFor we know that the whole creati. • venant which he sware unto thy faon groaneth, and travaileth in pain thers, as it is this day. together until now. Jer.v.25. Your w Jer. vi. 13. For from the least iniquities have turned away these of them even unto the greatest of things, and your sins have withhol- them, every one is given to coveden good things from you. Deut. tousness; and from the prophet even xxviii. from verse 15. to the end of unto the priest, every one dealeth the chapter. v.15. But it shall come falsely. Mark vii.21. For from with to pass if thou wilt not hearken un- in, out of the heart of men proceed to the voice of the Lord thy God, evil thoughts, adulteries, fornicatito observe to do all his command- ons, murders, v. 22. Thefts, covements and his statutes which I com- toufness, wickedness, deceit,mand thee this day; that all these o Hof. xii. 7. He is a merchant, curses thall come upon thee, and o- the balances of deceitarcin his hand: Vertake thee. v. 16. Cursed shalt he loveth to oppress.
fullyp: we pray for ourselves 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 shall seem best, enjoy a competent portion of them q, and have the same continued and blessed unto us in our holy and comfortable use of themr, and contentment in thems: and be kept from all things that are contrary to our temporal support and comfort t.
Q. 194. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
A. In the fifth petition (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors v) acknowledging that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and thereby
Jam. iv. 3. Yc ask, and receive every thing by prayer and supplicanot, because ye ask amiss, that ye tion with thanksgiving, let your remay consume it upon your luits. quests be made known unto God.
9 Gen, xliii. 12. And take double ri Tim. iv. 3. Forbidding to money in your hand: and the money marry, and commanding to abitain that was brought again in the mouth from meats, which God hath creatof the facks, carry it again in your ed to be received with thanksgiving hand; peradventure it was an over of them who believe and know the fight. v. 13. Take also your bro- truth. v. 4. For every creature of ther, and arise, go again unto the God is good, and nothing to be reman.v. 14. AndGod Ălmighty give fused, if it be received with thanksyou mercy before the man, -Gen. giving; y. 5. For it is fan&tified by xxviii. 19. And Jacob vowed a vow,
the word of God, and prayer. saying, If God will be with
and si Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with will keep me in this way that I go, contentment is great gain, v.7. For and will give me bread to eat, and we brought nothing into this world, raiment to put on. Eph. iv. 28. Let and it is certain we can carry nohim that stole, steal no more: but thing out, v. 8. And having food rather let him labour, working with and raiment, let us be therewith conhis hands the thing which is good, tent. that he may have to give to him that • Prov. xxx. 8. Remove far from needeth. 2 Thefl. iii. ii. For we me vanity and lies; give me neither hear that there are fome who walk poverty, nor riches; feed me with among you disorderly, working not food convenient for me: v. 9. Left at all, but are busy bodies. v. 12. I be full, and deny thee, and fay. Now them that are such, we com Who is the Lord? or left I be poor, mand, and exhort by our Lord Je, and steal, and take the name of my fus Christ, that with quietness they God in vain. work, and eat their own bread. Phil. 194. v Mat, vi, 12. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing: but in