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when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it w, and have a fanétified use and improvement thereof x; that our fanctification and salvation may be perfected y; Satan trodden under our feet z, and we fully freed from fin, temptation, and all evil for ever a.

0.196. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach

A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amenb) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments c, which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God d: and with our prayers to join

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his glory with exceeding joy. pluckt out of the fire? Luke xxii.ži.

w Pial. li. 12. - Restore unto me ' And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, the joy of thy salvation : and uphold behold, Satan hath delired to have me with thy free Spirit,

you, that he may fift

you as wheat : x 1 Pet. v. 8. Be rober, be vigi- *. 32. But I have prayed for thee, lant: because your adversary the that thy faith fail not; and when devil, as a roaring lion, walketh a thou art converted, Itrengthen thy bout seeking whom he may devour. brethren. v. 9. Whom resist ledfast in the a John xvii. 15. I pray not that faith, knowing that the same af. thou shouldit take them out of the flictions are accomplished in your world, but that thou shouldit keep brethren that are in the world. v. them from the evil. i Theff. v 23. 10. But the God of all grace, who And the very God of peace sanctify hath called us unto his eternal glory you wholly : and I pray God your by Christ Jesus, after that ye have whole spirit, and soul and body be suffered a while, make you perfect, preserved blameless unto the coming ftablish, Itrengthen, fettle you, of our Lord Jesus Christ.

my 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to 169. 6 Mat. vi. 13. God that ye do no evil; not that ye c Rom. xv. 30. Now I beseech 1 pould appear approved, but that you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus

e should do that which is honest, Christ's fake, and for the love of the hough we be as reprobrates. v.9. Spirit, that you strive together with For we are glad when we are weak, me in your prayers to God for me. and ye are frong: this also we wilh, d Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto even your perfection.

the Lord my God, and made my z Ron xvi. 29. And the God of confession, and said, O Lord, the peace shall bruise Satan under your great and dreadful God, keeping feet Mortly.--Zech. iii. 2. And the the covenant, and mercy to them Lord faid unto Satan, Tlie Lord that love him, and to them that reblike thee, o Satan, even the keep his commandments.

0 Lord that hash chofen Jerusalem, Lord, rightcouines belongeth unto Tubane thee: is not this a brand this, but unto us contusion of faces,

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praisese, ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellencyf; in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to lielp usg, so we by faith are emboldened to pléad with him that he wouldh, and quietly to rely upon him that he will fulfil our requests i. And, to testify our defire and affur

ance, as at this day: -6.8. O Lord, to the earth is thine; thine is the kingvs belongeth confusion of face, to dom, O Lord, and thou art exalted our kings, to our princes, and to as head above all. v. 12. Both riches our fathers, because we have finned and honour come of thee, and thou against thee. v 9. To the Lord reignert over all, and in thine hand our God belong mercies and for. is power and might, and in thine givenesses, though we have rebelled band it is to make great, and to against him. v. 16. O Lord, ac. give strength unto all. cording to all thy righteousness, I Now therefore, our God, we thank beseech thee, let thine anger and thee, and praise thy glorious thy fury be turned away from thy name. city Jerusalem,-V. 17. Now there & Eph. iii 20. Now unto him fore, O our God, hear the prayer that is able to do exceeding, abunof thy servant, and his fupplicati- dantly, above all that we afk. or ons, and cause thy face to shine u think, according to the power that pon the sanctuary that is desolate, worketh in us. 7.21 Unto him be for the Lord's fake, v. 18. O my glory in the church by Christ Jefus, God, incline thine ear, and hear; throughout all ages, world without open thine eyes and behold our de. end. Amen. Luke xi, 13. If ye solations, and the city, which is then being evil, know how to give called by thy name : for we do not good gifts unto your children: how present our supplications before thee much more shall your heavenly Fafor our righteousneffes, but for thy ther give the holy Spirit to them great mercies. v. 19. O Lord, hear that ask him?

Lord, forgive, O Lord, hearken h 2 Chron. xx. 6. And (Jehoshaand do, defer not, for thine own phat) said, O Lord God of our fafake, O my God: for thy city and thers, art not thou God in heaven? thy people are called by thy name. and rulest not thou over all the

Philiv. 6. Be careful for po- kingdoms of the heathen ? and in thing: but in every thing by pray- thine hand is there not power and er and supplication with thanksgiv- might, so that none is able to withing, let your requests be made known ftand thee? v. 11. Behold, I say, unto God, &c.

how they reward us, to come to cast fi Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore us out of thy poffesion, which thou David blessed the Lord before all the halt given us to inherit. congregation; and David said, į 2 Chron. xiv. 11. And Afa cried Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel unto the Lord his God, and said, our father, for ever and ever, v. 11. Lord, it is nothing with thee to Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, help, whether with many, or with and the power, and the glory, them that have no power : help us, and the victory, and the majesty: O Lord, our God; for we rest on for all that is in the heaven, and in

thee,

ance we fay, Amen k.
thee, and in thy name we go agaiplt of thanks, seeing he understandeth
this multitude: O Lord, thou art not what thou sayel? Rev. xxii. 20.
our God, let not man prevail against He which testifieth these things,
thee.

faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.
k 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else when thou Even so, come, Lord Jesus. v.21.
fhalt bless with the fpirit, how shall The grace of our Lord Jesus Chrif
he that occupieth the room of the be with you all. Amen.
unlearned, lay Amen at thy giving

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A part of the Covenanted Uniformity in Religion betwixt the

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A&t approving the SHORTER CATECHISM.
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