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order all things ', bestow and bless all means of grace, and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them, that we and all his people may by his providence be kept from being tempted to sin'; or, if tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation"; or when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it, and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof*: that our sanctification and salvation may be perfectedy,
the abundance of the revelations, whom the whole family in heaven there was given to me a thorn in the and earth is named, Ver. 16. That flesh, the messenger of Satan to buf- he would grant you, according to the fet me, lest I should be exalted above riches of his glory, to be strengthen
Ver. 8. For this thing I ed with might by his Spirit in the besought the Lord thrice, that it inner man; Ver. 17. That Christ may might depart from me.
dwell in your hearts by faith : I Cor. x. 12. Wherefore let him 1 Thess, iii. 13. To the end he may that thinketh he standeth take heed stablish your hearts unblameable in lest he fall. Ver. 13. There hath no holiness before God, even our Fa. temptation taken you but such as is ther, at the coming of our Lord Jecommon to man: but God is faithful, sus Christ with all his saints. Jude, who will not suffer you to be tempt Ver. 24. Now unto him that is able ed above that ye are able; but will to keep you from falling, and to pree with the temptation also make a way sent you faultless before the presence to escape, that ye may be able to of his glory with exceeding joy. bear it.
w Psal. li. 12. Restore unto me the s Heb. xiii. 20. Now the God of joy of thy salvation; and uphold me peace, that brought again from the with thy free Spirit. dead our Lord Jesus, that great 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigilant; Shepherd of the sheep, through the because your adversary the devil, as blood of the everlasting covenant, a roaring lion, walketh about seeking Ver. 21. Make you perfect in every whom he may devour. Ver. 9. good work, to do his will, working Whom resist stedfast in the faith, in you that which is well-pleasing in knowing that the same afflictions are his sight, through Jesus Christ, accomplished in your brethren that
Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, are in the world. Ver. 10. But the that ye enter not into temptation. God of all grace, who hath called us Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy servant unto his eternal glory by Christ Je. also from presumptuous sins, let them sus, after that ye have suffered a not have dominion over me: then while, make you perfect, stablish, shall I be upright, and I shall be in strengthen, settle you. Docent from the great transgression. y 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to
u Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I God that ye do no evil; not that bow my knees unto the Father of we should appear approved, but our Lord Jesus Christ, Ver. 15. Of that ye should do that which is
Satan trodden under our feet?, and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil, for evera.
Q. 196. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us ?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen".) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments', which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God"; and with our prayers to
honest, though we be as reprobates. d Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto Ver. 9. For we are glad when we are the Lord my God, and made my weak, and ye are strong: and this confession, and said, O Lord, the also we wish, even your perfection. great and dreadful God, keeping the
2 Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of covenant and mercy to them that peace shall bruise Satan under your love him, and to them that keep his feet shortly. Zech. iii. 2. And commandments.Ver. 7. O Lord, the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord righteousness belongeth unto thee, rebuke thee, O Satan, even the Lord but unto us confusion of faces, as at that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke this day :- Ver. 8. O Lord, to us bethee : is not this a brand plucked longeth confusion of face, to our out of the fire ? Luke xxii. 31. And kings, to our princes, and to our fathe Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, thers, because we have sinned against Satan hath desired to have you, that thee. Ver. 9. To the Lord our God he may sift you as wheat: Ver. 32. belong mercies and forgivenesses, But I have prayed for thee, that thy though we have rebelled against him. faith fail not; and when thou art Ver. 16. O Lord, according to all converted, strengthen thy brethren. thy righteousness, I beseech chee, let a John xvii. 15. I pray not that I
thine anger and thy fury be turned thou shouldest take them out of the away from thy city Jerusalem.-Ver. world, but that thou shouldest keep 17. Now therefore, o our God, hear them from the evil. 1 Thess. V. 23. the prayer of thy servant, and his And the very God of peace sanctify supplications, and cause thy face to you wholly: and I pray God your shine upon thy sanctuary that is de whole spirit, and soul, and body be solate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. 18. preserved blameless unto the coming omy God, incline thine ear, and of our Lord Jesus Christ.
hear; open thine eyes, and behold 196. b Mat. vi. 13.
our desolations, and the city which is CRom. xv. 30. Now I beseech called by thy nanie : for we do not you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus present our supplications before thee Christ's sake, and for the love of the for our righteousnesses, but for thy Spirit, that ye strive together with great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lord, me in your prayers to God for me. hear;. O Lord, forgive; O Lord,
join praises °, ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellencyf; in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help us, so we by faith are emboldened to plead with him that he would", and quietly to rely upon him, that he will fulfil our requests'. And, to testify this our desire and assurance, we say, Amen k.
hearken and do; defer not, for thine evil, know how to give good gifts own sake, O my God : for thy city unto your children; how much more and thy people are called by thy name. shall your heavenly Father give the
e Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no- Holy Spirit to them that ask him? thing: but in every thing by prayer
h 2 Chron. xx. 6. And /Jehoshaand supplication, with thanksgiving, phat ) said, O Lord God of our falet your requests be made known thers, art not thou God in heaven? unto God, &c.
and rulest not thou over all the kingfi Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore doms of the heathen ? and in thine David blessed the Lord before all hand is there not power and might, the congregation : and David said, so that none is able to withstand thee? Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel Ver. 11. Behold, I say, how they reour Father, for ever and ever. Ver. ward us, to come to cast us out of 11, Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, thy possession, which thou hast given and the power, and the glory, and us to inherit, the victory, and the majesty: for all i 2 Chron. xiv, 11. And Asa cried that is in the heaven and in the earth unto the Lord his God, and said, is thine; thine is the kingdom, 9 Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, Lord, and thou art exalted as head whether with many, or with them above all, Ver. 12. Both riches and that have no power: help us, O Lord honour come of thee, and thou reign, our God; for we rest on thee, and in est over all, and in thine hand is thy name we go against this multipower and might, and in thine hand tude: 0 Lord, thou art our God, let it is to make great, and to give not man prevail against thee. strength unto all. Ver. 13. Now k i Cor. xiv, 16. Else, when thou therefore, our God, we thank thee, shalt bless with the spirit, how shall and praise thy glorious name. he that occupieth the room of the
& Eph. iii. 20. Now unto him that unlearned say Amen at thy giving of is able to do exceeding abundantly thanks, seeing he understandeth not above all that we ask or think, ac- what thou sayest ? Rev. xxii. 20. He cording to the power that worketh which testifieth these things saith, in us, Ver. 21. Unto him be glory in Surely I come quickly: Amen. Even the church by Christ Jesus, through so, come, Lord Jesus. Ver. 21. The out all ages, world without end. grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be Amen. Luke xi. 13. If ye then, being with you all. Amen.
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WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND,
A Part of the Covenanted Uniformity in Religion betwixt the Churches of
Christ in the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland.
Approved Anno 1648, by the General ASSEMBLY of the CHURCH of Scotland, to be a Directory for catechising such as
are of weaker Capacity.
PROOFS FROM THE SCRIPTURE.