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Whatsoever he shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.-John xiv. 13, 14.
If ye abide in me, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John xv. 7.
Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name; ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full-John xvi. 23,
Christ's prayer for his at large. John xvii.
These all continued with one ac cord in prayer and supplication. Acts i. 14. ii. 42.
Paul, when he had thus spoken, kneeled down, and prayed with them all.-Acts xx. 36.
And we kneeled down on the shore and prayed. Acts xxi. 5.
Even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance.-Acts xxii. 17.
I make mention of you always in my prayers, making request, If I might have a prosperous journey.-Rom. i. 9, 10.
The Spirit also helped our infirmi ties: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us, :with groanings which cannot be ut→ tered.Rom. viii. 26.
Inquire for one called Saul of Tarsus: for behold he prayeth, &c. Peter put them forth and kneeled down and prayed, and turning him, &c.-Acts ix. 11. 40.
The apostles and their company prayed with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, &c. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, &c. Acts iv. 24. 29, 30.
Cornelius a devout man, and one that feared, &c. and prayed to God alway, &c. Peter went up upon the house-top to pray about the sixth hour.-Acts x. 1, 2. 9. 30, 31.
Peter was in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.-Acts xii. 5.
And on the sabbath, we went out of the city by a river-side, where prayer was wont to be made, &c. And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel, &c.-Acts xvi. 13. 16.
We will give ourselves continually to prayer and, &c.—Acts vi. 4.
Pray God, if perhaps, the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee, for I perceive, &c. Simon said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken, &c.-Acts viii. 22-24.
The same Lord over all, is rich. unto all that call upon him, &c. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved, &c. How then shall they call on him whom they have not believed?-Rom. x. 12—14. Continue instant in prayer.-Rom. xii. 12.
Now the God of hope fill with you all joy and peace in believing, &c. I beseech you, &c. that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me that I may be delivered, &c. Rom. xv. 13. 30, 31.
With all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.-1 Cor. i. 2.
open unto us a door of utterance, &c. Labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. Col. iv. 2, 3. 12. 1 Pet. iv. 7.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God, &c.-Phil. iv. 6.
For this cause we also, &c. do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, &c.-Col. i. 9.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving, withal praying also for us, that God would
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith: now God himself, and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you and the Lord make you to increase, and abound in love.-1 Thess. iii. 10-12.
Pray without ceasing: and the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, &c. Brethren, pray for us.-1 Thess. v.
17. 23. 25.
We pray always for you, that our God would, &c. fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith.-2 Thess. i. 11.
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father, which hath loved us, comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.-2 Thess. ii. 16, 17.
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course (or may run) and be glorified; and that we may be delivered, &c. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, &c.-2 Thess. iii. 1, 2.5.
Exhort therefore, that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men for kings, and for all that are in authority (or eminent place), that we may lead a quiet, &c. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. I will therefore, that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.-1 Tim. ii. 1-3. 8.
Every creature of God is good, &c. if it be received with thanksgiving : for it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer.-1 Tim. iv. 5.
She that is a widow indeed, &c. and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.-1 Tim. v. 5.
I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day.—2 Tim. i. 3. Philem. 4.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus, &c. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.-Heb. iv. 14. 16.
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications, with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him. -Heb. v. 7.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest, &c. and having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, &c. -Heb. x. 19-22. Eph. iii. 11, 12.
He who prays to God must believe that he is; and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.Heb. xi. 6.
Pray for us, &c. Now the God of peace, &c. make you perfect in every good work, to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight.-Heb. xiii. 18. 20, 21.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him: but let him ask in faith, nothing wavering; for he that wavereth, is like a wave of the sea, &c. and let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. James i. 5-7.
Ye have not, because ye ask not; ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts (or pleasures).-James
iv. 2, 3.
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray, &c. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, &c. and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, &c. Pray one for another: the effectual fervent prayer, &c.—James v. 13-16.
them, &c. that your prayers be not hindered, &c. The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.-1 Pet. iii. 7. 12.
Be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.-1 Pet. iv. 7.
And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth, &c.- Pet. i. 17.
Likewise ye husbands dwell with
Whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.-1 John iii. 22.
This is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. If any man see his brother sin a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death, I do not say that he shall pray for it.-1 John v. 14-16.
Praying in the Holy Ghost.Jude 20.
The elders, &c. having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours (or incense) which are the prayers of the saints.-Rev. v. 8.
Another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer, and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with (or add it to) the prayers of all saints, &c. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.-Rev. viii. 3, 4.
SECT. VII. To take special notice of the acts of God's Goodness and Mercy, keep Memorials thereof, celebrate his Praises, extol him, and stir others so to do. up ABRAHAM's servant, when God had heard his request, bowed down his head and worshipped the Lord. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth, &c. When he heard their words, he worshipped the Lord, &c.-Gen. xxiv. 26, 27, 52,
I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God; and thou wast pleased with me.-Gen. xxxiii. 10.
Then Jacob said, &c. Let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went, &c. And he built there an altar, and called the place El-bethel, because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. Gen. xxxv. 2, 3. 7. 14, 15. xxviii. -18, &c.
God commanded Israel to commemorate their deliverance from Egypt once in every year.-Exod. xiii. 3, &c.
Moses and Israel solemnly celebrated his praise for their deliverance at the Red Sea, in a song of praise. -Exod. xv. 2—22.
When Israel got the victory over the Amalekites, he built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi; that is, the Lord my banner.-Exod. xvii. 13-15.
And Moses told unto Jethro his father-in-law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh, and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, &c. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done unto Israel, &c. and said, Blessed be the Lord who hath delivered you, &c. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods. -Exod. xviii. 8-11.
When thou hast eaten, and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.-Deut. viii. 10.
which they sang after the victory over Sisera and his army.--Judges v. 2 Chron. xx. 26. Ps. cxxiv. 1-7.
Hannah sang praise, when she brought Samuel her son to the house of the Lord, whom the Lord had given her upon her prayer.-1 Sam. ii. Î−11.
When the Philistines were beaten, Samuel set up a stone; and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.-1 Sam. vii. 10-12.
Israel is commanded especially to remember their deliverance out of Egypt.Deut. xxvi. 1, &c. Exod. xiii. 14, 15.
! Moses's song, setting forth God's mercy.-Deut. xxxii.
Joshua pitched stones in Gilgal, in memory of Israel's passing dry through Jordan; that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty.-Josh. iv. 5-7.20-24.
The song of Deborah and Barak,
When Abigail met David, and prevented him in his hasty purpose concerning Nabal's house, he said unto Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me; and blessed be thy advice, &c. And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil, &c.-1 Sam. xxv. 32, 33. 39.
When God had promised many great blessings unto David, he saith, Let thy name be magnified for ever; saying, The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel, &c.-2 Sam. vii. 26.
And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song, in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: and he said, The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.-2 Sam. xxii. 1, 2.
my song will I praise him.-—Ps. xxviii. 7.
Thou art holy, that inhabitest the praises of Israel, &c. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him.-Ps. xxii. 3. 23.
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.-Ps. xxvi. 7.
The Lord is my strength, &c. with
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance (or to the memorial) of his holiness, &c. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing, &c. to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent: O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.-Ps. xxx. 4. 11, 12.
Blessed be the Lord, for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness. -Ps. xxxi. 21.
Praise is comely for the upright.Ps. xxxiii. 1. cxlvii. 1.
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth, &c. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, &c. O taste and see that the Lord is good, &c.-Ps. xxxiv. 1. 3, 4. 6. 8. liv. 6, 7.
My tongue shall speak of thy righteousness, and of thy praise all the day.-Ps. xxxv. 28. cv. 1-3.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, &e. According to thy name, so is thy praise, O God, unto the ends of the earth.-Ps. xlviii. 1. 10.
Offer unto God thanksgiving, &c. I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me, &c. Whoso offereth praise, glorifieth me.-Ps. 1. 14, 15. 23.
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed (or prepared); I will sing praise: awake up, my glory, &c. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people; I will sing unto thee among the nations.-Ps. lvii. 7-9. cviii. 1, 2.
I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning for thou hast been my defence, &c.-Ps. lix. 16, 17. lxii. 7.
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion, &c.-Ps. lxv. 1. Isa. xii.
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honour of his name; make his praise glorious, &c. All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee. O, bless