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Q. 191. What do we pray for in the second petition?
X. In the second petition, (which is, Thy kingdom come",) acknowledging ourselves and all mankind to be by nature under the dominion of sin and Satan', we pray, that the kingdom of sin and Satan may be destroyed, the gospel propagated throughout the world, the Jews called, the fulness of the Gentilés brought in'; the church furnished with all gospel
and might, so that none is able to fulfilling the desires of the flesh, withstand thee? Ver. 10. And now, and of the mind; and were by behold, the children of Ammon, and nature the children of wrath, even Moab, and mount Seir, whom thou as others. wouldest not let Israel invade, when Psal. Ixviii. 1. Let God arise, let they came out of the land of Egypt, his enemies be scattered : let them but they turned from them, and also that hate him flee before him. destroyed them not ; Ver. 11. Be- Ver. 18. Thou hast ascended on hold, 1 say, how they reward us, to high, thou hast led captivity capcome to cast us out of thy possession, tive: thou hast received gifts for which thou hast given us to inherit. men; yea, for the rebellious also, Ver. 12. O our God, wilt thou not that the Lord God might dwell judge them? for we have no might among them. Rev. xii. 10. And I against this great company that heard a loud voice saying in heaven, cometh against us; neither know we Now is come salvation, and strength, what to do; but our eyes are up- and the kingdom of our God, and on thee. Psal. lxxxiii. throughout. the power of his Christ: for the acKeep not thou silence, O God: hold cuser of our brethren is cast down, not thy peace, &c. Psal. cxl. 4. which accused them before our God Keep me, O Lord, from the hands day and night. Ver. 11. And they of the wicked, preserve me from the overcame him by the blood of the violent man, who have purposed Lamb, and by the word of their to overthrow my goings. Ver. 8. testimony: and they loved not their Grant not, O Lord, the desires of lives unto the death. the wicked; further not his wicked d 2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, devices, lest they exalt themselves. pray for us, that the word of the Selah.
Lord may have free course, and be 191. & Mat. vi. 10.
glorified, even as it is with you. b Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past Rom. x. 1. Brethren, my heart's ye walked according to the course of desire and prayer to God for Israel this world, according to the prince is, that they might be saved. of the power of the air, the spirit f John xvii. 9. I pray
for them : that now worketh in the children of I pray not for the world, but for disobedience. Ver. 3. Among whom
them which thou hast given me, also we all had our conversation in for they are thine. Ver. 20. Neitimes past, in the lasts of our flesh, ther pray I for these alone, but
officers and ordinances, purged from corruption", countenanced and maintained by the civil magistrate': that the ordinances of Christ may be purely dispensed, and made effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their sins, and the confirming, comforting, and building up of those that are already convertedk: that Christ would rule in our hearts
for them also which shall believe on thanks, be made for all men: Ver. 2. me through their word. Rom. xi. 25. For kings, and for all that are in For I would not, brethren, that ye authority; that we may lead a quiet should be ignorant of this mystery, and peaceable life in all godliness (lest ye should be wise in your own and honesty. conceits,) that blindness in part is k Acts iv. 29. And now, Lord, happened to Israel, until the fulness behold their threatenings: and grant of the Gentiles be come in. Ver. 26. unto thy servants, that with all bold. And so all Israel shall be saved : as ness they may speak thy word, it is written, There shall come out Ver. 30. By stretching forth thine of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn hand to heal; and that signs and away ungodliness from Jacob. Psal. wonders may be done by the name Ixvii. throughout. God be merciful of thy holy child Jesus. Eph. vi. 18. unto us, and bless us; and cause his Praying always with all prayer and face to shine upon us, &c.
supplication in the Spirit, and watch. 8 Mat. ix. 38. Pray ye therefore ing thereunto with all perseverance, the Lord of the harvest, that he and supplication for all saints; Ver. 19. will send forth labourers into his And for me, that utterance may be harvest. 2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, given unto me, that I may open my brethren, pray for us, that the word mouth boldly, to make known the of the Lord may have free course, mystery of the gospel, Ver. 20. and be' glorified, even as it is with For which I am an ambassador in you.
that therein I may speak h Mal. i. 11. For from the rising boldly, as I ought to speak. Rom. of the sun, even unto the going xv. 29. And I am sure that, when I down of the same, my name shall be come unto you, I shall come in the great among the Gentiles; and in fulness of the blessing of the gospel every place incense shall be offered of Christ. Ver. 30. Now I beseech unto my name, and a pure offering : you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus for my name shall be great among Christ's sake, and for the love of the the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Spirit, that ye strive together with Zeph. iii. 9. For then will I turn to me in your prayers to God for me; the people a pure language, that Ver. 32. That I may come unto you they may all call upon the name of with joy by the will of God, and. the Lord, to serve
him with one
may with you be refreshed. 2 Thess. consent.
i. 11. Wherefore also we pray ali i Tim. ii. 1. I exhort therefore, ways for you, that our God would that, first of all, supplications, pray- count you worthy of this calling, ers, intercessions, and giving of and fulfil all the good pleasure of
here, 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. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition, (which is, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven") acknowledging, that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling to know and do the will of God, but prone to rebel against his
his goodness, and the work of faith est rend the heavens, that thou with power. 2 Thess. ii. 16. Now wouldest
come down, that the our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and mountains might flow down at thy God, even our Father, which hath presence! Ver. 2. As when the meltloved us, and hath given us everlast- ing fire burneth, the fire causeth the ing consolation, and good hope waters to boil, to make thy name through grace, Ver. 17. Comfort known to thine adversaries, that the your hearts, and stablish you in nations may tremble at thy presence. every good word and work.
Rev, iv. 8. And the four beasts had 1 Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I each of them six wings about hin, bow my knees unto the Father of and they were full of eyes within ; our Lord Jesus Christ, Ver. 15. Of and they rest not day and night, whom the whole family in heaven saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, and earth is named, Ver. 16. That Almighty, which was, and is, and he would grant you, according to
Ver. 9. And when the riches of his glory, to be those beasts give glory, and honour, strengthened with might by his Spi- and thanks, to him that sat on the rit in the inner man : Ver. 17. That throne, who liveth for ever and Christ may dwell in your hearts by ever, Ver. 10. The four and twenty faith; that ye, being rooted and elders fall down before him that grounded in love, Ver. 18. May be sat on the throne, and worship him able to comprehend with all saints,
that liveth for ever and ever, and what is the breadth, and length, and cast their crowns before the throne, depth, and height; Ver. 19. And to saying, Ver. 11. Thou art worthy, know the love of Christ, which O Lord, to receive glory, and passeth knowledge, that ye might honour, and power : for thou hast be filled with all the fulness of God. created all things, and for thy pleasure Ver. 20. Now unto him that is able they are and were created. to do exceeding abundantly above 192. • Mat. vi. 10. all that we ask or think, according P Rom. vii. 18. For I know, that to the power that worketh in us. in me (that is, in my flesh) dwell
m Rev. xxii. 20. He which testi- eth no good thing: for to will is fieth these things saith, Surely I
but how to perform come quickly; Amen.
that which is good I find not. Job come, Lord Jesus.
xxi. 14. Therefore they say unto God, n Isa. lxiv, 1. Oh that thou would. Depart from us; for we desire not
word", to repine and murmur against his providence', and wholly inclined to do the will of the flesh, and of the devil S: we pray, that God would by his Spirit take away from ourselves and others all blindness, weakness", indisposedness", and perverseness of heart *; and by his grace make us able and willing to know, do, and submit to his will in all things y, with the like humility”,
the knowledge of thy ways. I Cor. u Eph. iii. 16. That he would ii. 14. But the natural man receiveth
grant you, according to the riches of not the things of the Spirit of God: his glory, to be strengthened with for they are foolishness unto him; might by his Spirit in the inner inan. neither can he know them, because w Mat. xxvi. 40. And he cometh they are spiritually discerned. unto the disciples, and findeth them
9 Rom. viii. 7. Because the carnal asleep, and saith unto Peter, What! mind is enmity against God: for it could ye not watch with me one is not subject to the law of God, nei- hour? Ver. 41. Watch and pray, that ther indeed can be.
ye enter not into temptation : the Exod. xvii. 7. And he called the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh name of the place Massah, and Me. is weak. ribah, because of the chiding of the * Jer. xxxi. 18. I have surely heard children of Israel, and because they Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Thou hast chastised me, and I was Lord among us or not? Numb. xiv. 2. chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed And all the children of Israel mur- to the yoke : turn thou me, and I mured against Moses, and against shall be turned; for thou art the Aaron ; and the whole congregation Lord my God. Ver. 19. Surely said unto them, Would God that we after that I was turned, I repented; had died in the land of Egypt, or,
and after that I was instructed, I would God we had died in this sniote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, wilderness!
yea, even confounded, because I did s Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past bear the reproach of my youth. ye walked according to the course of y Psal. cxix. 1. Blessed are the unthis world, according to the prince defiled in the way, who walk in the of the power of the air, the spirit law of the Lord. Ver. 8. I will that now worketh in the children of keep thy statutes: O forsake me not disobedience.
utterly. Ver. 35. Make me to go in * Eph, i. 17. That the God of our the path of thy commandnients, for Lord Jesus Christ; the Father of therein do I delight. Ver. 36. Inglory, may give unto you the Spirit cline my heart unto thy testimonies, of wisdom and revelation in the and not to covetousness. Acts xxi. 14. knowledge of him : Ver. 18. 'The And when he would not be pereyes of your understanding being suaded, we ceased, saying, The will erlightened; that ye may know of the Lord be done. what is the hope of his calling, and 2 Mic. vi. 8. He hath shewed thee, what the riches of the glory of his Oman, what is good; and what inheritance in the saints.
doth the Lord require of thee, but
cheerfulness", faithfulness , diligence', zeal', sincerity®, and constancy', as the angels do in heaven.
Q. 193. What do we pray for in the fourth petition ?
A. In the fourth petition, (which is, Give us this day our daily bread",) acknowledging, that in Adam, and by our own sin, 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 them'; and
to do justly, and to love mercy, and mine heart to perform thy statutes to walk humbly with thy God? alway, even unto the end.
a Psal. c. 2. Serve the Lord with 8 Isan vi. 2. Above it stood the gladness : come before his presence seraphims: each one had six wings; with singing. Job i. 21. And (Job) with twain he covered his face, and said, Naked cane 1 out of my mo- with twain he covered his feet, and ther's womb, and naked shall I return with twain he did fly. Ver. 3. And thither : the Lord gave, and the one cried unto another, and said, Lord hath taken away; blessed be Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of the name of the Lord. 2 Sam. xv. 25. hosts; the whole earth is full of his And the king said unto Zadok, glory. Psal. ciii. 20. Bless the Lord, Carry back the ark of God into the ye his angels that excel in strength, city: if I shall find favour in the that do his commandments, hearken. eyes of the Lord, he will bring me ing unto the voice of his word. again, and shew nie both it and his Ver. 21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye habitation. * Ver. 26. But if he his hosts, ye ministers of his that do thus say, I have no delight in thee : I
his pleasure. Mat. xviii, 10. Take behold, here am I, let him do to me heed that ye despise not one of these as seemeth good unto him.
little ones: for I say unto you, That b Isa. xxxviii. 3. And said, Re. in heaven their angels do always bemember now, O Lord, I beseech hold the face of my Father which is thee, how I have walked before in heaven. thee in truth, and with a perfect 193, h Mat. vi. 11. heart, and have done that which is i Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree of good in thy sight. And Hezekiah the knowledge of good and evil thou wept sore.
shalt not eat of it: for in the day Ĉ Psal. cxix. 4. Thou hast com- that thou eatest thereof thou shalt manded us to keep thy precepts surely die. Gen. iii. 17. And unto diligently. Ver.
Adam he said, Because thou hast ways were directed to keep thy hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, statutes!
and hast eaten of the tree of which d Rom. xii. ll. Not slothful in I commanded thee, saying, Thou business; fervent in spirit ; serving shalt not eat of it; cursed is the the Lord.
ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt © Psal. cxix. 80. Let my heart be thou eat of it all the days of thy life. sound in thy statutes; that I be not Rom. viii. 20. For the creature was ashamed.
made subject to vanity, not willingly, : Psilo cxix. 112. I have inclined but byreasonof himwho hath subjected
5. O' that my