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lafting Righteousness, and thy Law is the Truth. (u) Trouble and Anguish have taken hold upon me, yet thy Commandments are my Delight. The Righteousness (x) Fames 1. 5. of thy Testimonies is ever- lack WISDOM, let him ask of God, If any of lafting: Give me (x) Under- that giveth to all Men liberally, and ftanding, and I fhall live. upbraideth not, and it shall be giv en him.
Having fuch a great High Priest, who is passed into. the Heavens, let us approach the Throne of the Divine Majefty, to obtain Grace and Mercy to help in this time of need. Amen.
A Prayer for Deliverance from Trouble, and for quickning Grace to keep God's Law.
(n) John xvI. 33. In me ye fhall have TRIBULATION, but be of have Peace: In the World ye fhall GOOD CHEER, I have overcome the World.
Cried with my wholeHeart; hear me, O Lord, and fave me, and I fhall keep thy Teftimonies. I prevented the dawning of the Morning, (a) and CRIED; I HOPE in thy Word. Mine Eyes prevent the Night Watches, that
(a) Luke x1. 5,6,7, &c. And he faid unto them, Which of you fhall him at Midnight, and say unto him, have a Friend, and fhall go unto Friend, lend me three Loaves, for a Friend of mine in his Journey is fet before him: And he from withcome to me, and I have nothing to in fhall anfwer, and fay, Trouble me not, the Door is now fhut, and cannot rife and give thee. I fay my Children are with me in Bed, unto you, though he will not rife and give him because he is his
Friend; yet, because of his Importunity, he will rife and give him as many as he needeth: And I fay unto you, Ask, and it fhall be given you; feek, and ye fhall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: ver. 13. If ye then, being Evil, know how to give good Gifts unto your Children, how much more fhall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
* Psalm cxIx. 145, to 149, 151, 153, 154, 156, tọ 159, 162, to 171, 173, to 176.
I might MEDITATE in thy Word. Hear my Voice according to thy loving Kindnefs; O Lord, quicken me according to thy Judgments. For thou art (b) near, O Lord, and all thy Commandments are Truth.
Confider mine Afflictions, and deliver me; for I do not forget thy Law. Plead my Cause, and deliver me; (c) QUICKEN me according to thy Word. Great are thy tender Mercies, O Lord; quicken me according to thy
(c) Rom. v111. 11. He that raifed up Chrift from the Dead, fhall alfo QUICKEN your mortal Bodies by his SPIRIT that dwelleth in you. (d) James 1. 2, 12. My Brethren, count it all joy, when ye fall into divers Temptations. Bleffed is the Man that endureth TEMPTATION, for when he is tried, he fhall receive the Crown of Life, which the Lord hath promifed to them Judgments. Many are my fed are they which are PERSECUTED for Righteoufnefs fake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven,
that love him. Matt: v. 10. Blef
(e) 2 Pet. 11. 7,8,9. And deli
(4) PERSECUTORS and ENEMIES, yet do I not decline from thy Teftimonies. Ibeheld the Tranfgreffors, and was (e) GRIEVED, because they kept not thy Word. Confider how I love thy PreO cepts; (f) QUICKEN me, Lord, according to thy loving Kindness.
Vered juft Lot, vexed with the filthy CONVERSATION of the Wicked; for that righteous Man dwelling among them, in feeing and hearing, VEXED his righteous Soul from Day to Day with their UN
I rejoice at thy Word, as one that findeth (g) GREAT SPOIL. I hate and abhor Lyes, but thy Law do I love. (b) Seven times a Day do I PRAISE thee, because of thy righteous Judgments. Great (i) Peace have they that love thy Law, and nothing fhall offend them.
(b) 1 Cor. 111. 16. Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ? Matt. XXVIII. 20. I am with you alway, even to the End
of the World.
Lord, I have (k) HOPED for thy Salvation, and done thy Commandments, which I LOVE exceedingly, for all my Ways are before thee. Let my (1) CRY come near
(f) Ephes. 11. 1. And you hath he QUICKNED, who were dead in Trefpaffes and Sins.
(g) Matt. x111. 45,45. The Kingdom of Heaven is like to a Merchantman feeking GOODLY PEARLS, who when he had found one Pearl of great Price, he went and fold all that he had, and bought it.
(b) 1 Theff. v. 17. PRAY without ceafing.
(i) Ifai. xxv1.3. Thou wilt keep him in perfect Peace, whofe Mind is ftaid on thee, because he trufteth
(k) Heb. vi. 18, 19. Who have fled for REFUGE, to lay hold up on the HOPE fet before us; which Soul, both fure and
HOPE we have as an Anchor of the
(1) John 1x. 31. God heareth not Sinners, but if any Man be a Worfhipper of God, and doth his Will, him he heareth.
before thee; deliver me according to thy Word. My Lips fhall utter Praife, when thou haft taught me thy Statutes. Let thine Hand help me, for I have chofen thy Precepts. I have (m) LONGED for thy SALVATION, O Lord, and thy Law is my Delight. Let my Soul live, and it fhall praife thee; and let thy Judgments help me. I have gone ASTRAY like a loft (2) SHEEP; feek thy Servant, for I do not forget thy Commandments.
A Prayer for Pardon of Sin, and for fanctifying Grace.
O Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, grant thefe my bumble Requests, for the fake, and through the Interceffion of Chrift Jefus, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
(m) Luke 11.25. The fame Man ing for the CONSOLATION of If(Simeon) was juft and devout, waitrael. Phil. 111. 20. Our Converíation is in Heaven, from whence alfo we look for the SAVIOUR, the Lord Jefus Chrift.
(n) John x. 27, 28. My SHEEP hear my Voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give unnever perifh, neither fhall any pluck to them eternal Life, and they fhall them out of my Hand.. 1 Pet. 11. 25. For ye were as SHEEP going the Shepherd and Bishop of your ASTRAY, but are now returned unto
Souls. See Ifai. L111. 6.
NTO thee, O Lord, lift I up mine Eyes; O(a) thou that DWELLEST in the HEAVENS. Lord, hear b my Voice, let thine Ears be (b) attentive to the
(b) John xiv. 13. Whatfoever Voice of my Supplication: I do; that the Father may be GLOye fhall ASK in my Name, that will Out of the Depths have I RIFIED in the Son. cried unto thee, O Lord;
Pfalm cxx111. 1.
(4) 2 Chron. 1. 18. But wild God in very deed DWELL with Men on the Earth? Behold, Heaven, and the Heaven of Heavens cannot contain thee. Ephef. 1v. 10. He that cended up far above all Heavens, defcended, is the fame alfo that althat he might fill all things.
b Pfalm cxxx. 2, 1, 3, to ver. 8.
for if thou, Lord, fhouldest mark (c) INIQUITY, who fhould ftand ; but there is MERCY and FORGIVENESS with thee, that thou mayft be feared. I WAIT for thee, O Lord, and in thy Word do I (d) HOPE; my Soul (e) WAITS for thee, O Lord, more than they that watch for the Morning; I fay, more than they that watch for the Morning. I will hope in thee, O Lord; for with thee there is Mercy, and plenteous (f) REDEMPTION, and thou, O Lord, wilt redeem thy PEOPLE from all their (g) INIQUITIES. Therefore will I PRAISE thee with my whole Heart: I will() WORSHIP towards thy holy Temple, and will praife thy Name for thy loving KINDNESS, and for thy TRUTH, for thou haft magnified thy() WORD above
(c) Heb. VIII. 12. For I will be merciful to their UNRIGHTEOUS
NESS, and their SINS and their INIQUITIES Will I remember no more. Micah v11. 18. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth TRANSGRESSION of the Remnant INIQUITY, and paffeth by the of his Heritage? He retaineth not his Anger for ever, because he delighteth in Mercy.
(d) Heb. x. 35, 37. Caft not away your Confidence, which hath great recompenfe of Reward; for yet a little while, and he that fhall come will come, and will not tarry. But the Juft fhall live by Faith.
For fince the
(e) Ifai. LXIV. 4. Beginning of the World, Men have neither hath the Eye feen, O God, not heard, nor perceived by the Ear, befides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. See 1 Cor. 11. 9. Ifai XL. 31. They that WAIT upon the Lord fhall renew their Strength, they fhall mount up with Wings, as Eagles; they fhall run, and not be weary; and they fhall walk, and not faint.
(f) Col. 1. 14, 15. In whom we have REDEMPTION through his SINS; who is the Image of the in
Blood, even the FORGIVENESS of
vifible God, the First-born of every Creature.
(g) Matt. 1. 21. Thou fhalt call his Name Jefus, for he fhall SAVE his People from their SINS. Ats v. 31. Him hath God exalted with his right Hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give Repentance to Ifrael, and Forgiveness of SINS.
(b) Col. 111. 1. If ye then be rifen with Chrift, SEEK thofe Things which are above, where Chrift fitteth on the right Hand of God. Heb. X. 19,22,23. Having therefore Boldness to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jefus, let us draw near with a true Heart, in full Affurance of Faith: Having our Hearts fprinkled from an evil Confcience, let us hold fait the Profeffion of our Faith without wavering; (for he is FAITHFUI that promited.)
(1) Matt. xxiv. 35. Heaven and Earth fhall pass away, but my Words fhall not país away. 2 Pet. 1. 19. We have alfo a more fure WORD of Prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a Light that fhineth in a dark Place, until the Day dawn, and the Day-Star arife in your Hearts. Chap. 11. 7. But the Heavens and the Earth which are now, by the fame WORD are kept in ftore, referved unto Fire against the Day of Judgment, and Perdition of ungodly Men.
© Pfalın CXXVIII. 1, 2, 3, 6, 8.
all thy Name. In the Day (k) Heb. x1. 34. They by Faith made when I cried unto thee, O out of WEAKNESS STRONG. Ifai. XLI. 10. Fear thou Lord, thou answeredft me, not, for I am with thee: Be not and ftrengthenedft (k) me difmayed, for I am thy God: I will with STRENGTH in my SouL. ftrengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with Though thou, O Lord, art the right Hand of my RighteoufHIGH, yet haft thou re- nefs. fpect unto the LowLY, but the (m) PROUD thou knoweft afar off. Thou, O Lord, wilt (2) PERFECT that which concerneth me: Thy Mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; (0) FORSAKE not the Works of thine own Hands.
(Ifai. LVII. 15. For thus faith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth Eternity, whofe Name is holy; I dwell in the high and holy Place, with him alfo that is of a contrite and humble Spirit, to revive the Spirit of the humble, and to revive the Heart of the contrite Ones.
(m) James Iv. 6. God refifteth the PROUD, but giveth Grace unto the HUMBLE.
(n) Phil. 1.6. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good Work in you, will perform .it until the Day of Jefus Chrift.
(0) John v1. 37. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me, I will in no wife CAST OUT. Heb. x111. 5. For he hath faid, I will never leave thee, nor forfake thee.
Hear, O Lord, in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and when thou heareft, forgive; for the fake of Fefus Chrift our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
An Evening Prayer for a duc and awful Senfe of God's Omniprefence.
ORD, a I cry unto thee, make hafte unto me; give Ear unto my Voice when I cry unto thee. Let my Prayer be fet forth before thee as (a) INCENSE, and the lift
a Pfalm CXLI. 1, to 4.