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will look up. I will (b) (b) Heb. x1.6. He that COMETH

come into thy PRESENCE in
the Multitude of thy MER-
CIES, and in thy FEAR will
I WORSHIP (c) thy GLO-
Lead me,
O Lord, in thy Righteouf-
nefs, because of mine Ene-
mies: Make thy Way ftraight
before me, for in thee do I
put my TRUST.
b me from all
(d) SAVE
mine INIQUITIES, and de-
liver me from them that per-
fecute me; for my DEFENCE
is only from thee, O GOD,
who (e) SAVEST the UP-


O let the Wickednefs of the Wicked come to an End, but establish the Juft; thou, O God, trieft (f) the Heart and Reins. Thou haft proved my Heart, thou hast tried me in the Night; I am purpofed not to offend.

Give Ear unto my Prayer, which goeth not out of feigned Lips. Preferved me, O God, for in thee do I put my (g) Truft. () Thou

to God, muft believe that he is; and that he is a REWARDER OF them that diligently SEEK him. Ch. 1v. 14, 15, 16. Seeing then that we have a great High-Priest, that is paffed into the Heavens, Fefus the Son of God, let us hold faft an High-Pricft which cannot be touched with the feeling of our Infirmities; but was in all Points tempted like as we are, yet without

our Profeflion: For we have not

Sin. Let us therefore COME BOLDLY unto the TIKONE of GRACE, that we may obtain MERCY, and find GRACE to help in time of need. Heb. 1x. 24.

(c) John Iv. 24. GOD is a SPIRIT, and they that WORSHIP him, must WORSHIP him in Spirit and in Truth. Heb. x111. 28. Wherefore we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have Grace, tably, with Reverence and godly whereby we may ferve God accep


(d) Matt. 1. 21. Thou fhalt call his Name Jefus, for he fhall SAVE his People from their SINS. 1 Feb. 1. 8. If we fay we have no SIN, we deceive our felves, and the Truth is not in us. Ats v. 31. Him hath God exalted to be a PRINCE and SAVIOUR, to give REPENTANCE and REMISSION of SINS.

(e) Heb. VII. 25. He is able to SAVE them to the uttermost, that come unto God by him; feeing he ever liveth to make Interceffion for


(f) Heb IV. 12, 13. For the WORD of God is QUICK and POWERFUL, and SHARPER than any two-edged Sword, PIERCING even to the dividing afunder of SouL and SPIRIT, and of the JOINTS and MARROW, and is a Difcerner of the THOUGHTS and INTENTS Of the HEART. Neither is there any CREATURE that is not MAINFEST in his Sight, but all Things are naked and opened unto the Eyes of him with whom we have to do.

(g) Job x111.15. Though he flay me, yet will I put my Trust in him. Ifai. XXVI. 4. TRUST ye in the Loun for EVER: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is EVERLASTING STRENGTH. Prov. 111. 5. TRUST in the LORD with all thine HEART, and lean not to thine own UNDERSTANDING.

(b) Heb. 11. 6. What is MAN that thou art MINDFUL of him, or the SON of MAN that thou VISITEST him!

b Psalm VII.

• Pfalm XVII.

d Psalm xvI.


art my Lord; my Goodness extends not unto thee, but to the Saints, in whom is all my Delight, (i) Thou art

(i) Matt. v1.21. For where your TREASURE is, there will your HEART be alfo.

(k) Heb. x1.27. For he ENDURED, as SEEING him who is INVI

by FAITH, and not by Sight. might have my Jox fulfilled in (1) John XVII. 13. That they themselves.

Confidence and the rejoicing of the (m) Heb. 111. 6. Hold faft the HOPE firm unto the End.

(n) Heb..11. 14, 15. Forafmuch of Flesh and Blood, he alfo himself then as the Children are Partakers likewife took part of the fame; that through DEATH he might detroy him that had the Power of liver them who through Fear of Death, were all their Life-time subject to Bondage.

DEATH, that is, the Devil; and de

the Portion of mine Inheri-SIBLE. 2 Cor. v. 7. For we walk tance, therefore will I blefs thee, O Lord, who haft given me Counsel: My Reins alfo inftruct me in the Night Seafon; (k) for I have fet thee, O Lord, always before me, and I shall not be moved. Therefore (1) my Heart is glad, and my Glory rejoiceth; my Flefh alfo fhall (m) reft in Hope: For (2) thou wilt not leave my Soul in Hell, but wilt fhew me the Path of Life; for in thy Prefence is Fulnefs of Joy, and at thy right Hand are -(0) Pleafures for evermore. Therefore will I praife Thee, O Lord, for thy (p) Righteoufnefs: I will fing Praifes unto thy Name, thou Moft High.

Salvation; I will truft and not be (0) Ifai. XII. 2, 3. God is my afraid, for the Lord JEHOVAH is my Strength and my Song, he fore with Joy fhall be draw Waters alfo is become my Salvation. Thereout of the Wells of Salvation. 2 Cor. 11.9. Eye hath not feen, nor Ear heard, neither have entered inwhich God hath prepared for them to the Heart of Man, the Things that love him. Rev. xx1.6. I am and the End: I will give unto him that is athirft, of the Fountain of Alpha and Omega, the Beginning the Water of Life freely. Chap. xxII. 17. And the Spirit and the Bride fay, Come. And let him that heareth fay, Come: And let him that is athirst come: And whofoever will, let him take the Water of Life freely.

(p) Gal. 11. 21. I do not fruftrate the Grace of God: For if RIGHTEOUSNESS Come by the Law, then Chrift is dead in vain. Fer. xxIII. 6. This is the Name whereby he fhall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Phil. III.4. I count all Things but Lofs for the Excellency of the Knowledge of Chrift Jefus, my Lord; for whom I have fuffered the Loss of all Things, and do count them but Dung, that I may win Christ. Ver. 9. And be found in him; not having mine own Righteoufnefs, which is of the Law, but that which is through the Faith of Chrift; the Righteousness which is of God by. Faith.

• Pfalm XVI.

0 Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, I do not present thefe my Supplications for my Righteousnefs, but for thy great Mercy's fake, through the in

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finite Merits of Jefus Chrift our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, ever one God, World without end. Amen.

An Evening Prayer.


EAR me, O
God of my (a)

(a) Rom. 111. 21, 22. The RIGHTEOUSNESS of God is manifested, being witneffed by the Law and the PROPHETS, even the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God, which is by Faith of Jefus Chrift, unto all them that believe. Jer. xx111. 6. This is the Name whereby he fhall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

RIGHTEOUSNESS, have Mercy upon me, and hear my Prayer. Enlarge (b) me from my Diftreffes; for thou, O Lord, art a Shield for me, my Glory, and the lifter(6) Ifai. Lx1.1. and Lake Iv. 18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Head; of because he hath anointed me to

up my



therefore I will not be afraid, (c) tho' Ten Thousand fhould rife up against me: I will lay me down and fleep, for thou, O Lord, wilt fuftain me. For thou, O Lord, art (d) my SHEPHERD, therefore I fhall not want.

O Lord, reftore my Soul, and lead me in the Paths of Righteoufnefs, for thy Name's fake; for though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, yet will I fear no Evil, for thou art with me, thy Rod and thy Staff comfort me. Thou prepareft a Table before me, in the Prefence of my Enemies: Surely Goodnefs and Mercy fall follow me all the Days of my Life, that I

Pf. iv. b Pf. 111.

preach the Gospel to the Poor; he hath fent me to heal the BROKEN HEARTED, to preach Deliverance to the CAPTIVES, and recovering of Sight to the BLIND; to set at Liberty them that are BRUISED.

(c) Ifai. x11.2. Behold, God is my SALVATION, I will TRUST and not be AFRAID: For the Lord Jehovah is my STRENGTH and my SONG, and he is become my Sal


(d) Job. x. 27, 28, 29. My SHEEP hear my Voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal Life, and they fhall never perish, neither fhall any pluck them out of my Hand. My Father which gave them me is greater than all, and none is able to pluck them out of my Father's Hand. Ifai. XI. 11. He fhall feed his FLOCK like a SHEPHERD; he fhall gather the LAMBS with his Arm,

c Pf. iv.

and carry them in his Bofom, and fhall gently lead thofe that are with young. Joh. x. 14. I am the good SHEPHERD, and give my Life for

the Sheep.

Pf xxIII. 1. Verse 3. may

may dwell in thy (e) House, O Lord, for ever.

Arife, O Lord, fave me, O my God; for (f) Salvation belongs unto thee, and thy Bleffings are upon thy People. I will offer the Sacrifice of (g) Righteousness, and will put my Truft in thee, O Lord: For when others fay, (b) Who will fhew us any Good? O Lord, lift thou up the Light of thy Countenance upon me; for this will put more Gladnefs into my Heart, than all the Increafe of Riches: I will therefore lay me down (i) in PEACE and fleep; for thou, Lord, only, makeft me to dwell in Safety.

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SALVATION in any OTHER; for Heaven given among Men, whereby we must be faved. Chap. v. 31. Him hath God exalted with his Saviour, for to give Repentance unto Ifrael, and Forgiveness of Sins.

there is none other NAME under

right Hand, to be a Prince and a

for Sin, thou haft had no Pleasure :

fice and Offering thou wouldeft not, (g) Heb. x 5,6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Sacribut a Body haft thou prepared me: In Burnt Offerings and Sacrifices Then faid I, Lo, I come to do thy Will, O God. Above, when he faid, Sacrifice and Offering, and Burnt-Offerings, and Offering for Sin thou worldeft not, neither haft Pleasure therein, (which are offered by the Law:) Then faid he, Lo, I come to do thy Will, O God: He taketh away the Firft. that he may eftablifh the Second: By the which Will we are fanctified, through the Offering of the Body of Jefus once for all.

(b) Matt. v1.21. For where your Treasure is, there will your Heart be alfo. Ver. 33 Scek ye firft the Kingdom of God, and his Righteoufnefs, and all thefe Things fhall be added unto you. Matt. x111. 45. The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a Merchantman feeking goodly Pearls; Ver. 46. Who when he had found onc Pearl of great Price, went and fold all that he had, and bought it.

(i) Ifai. xxvI. 3. Thou wilt keep him in PERFECT PEACE, whose Mind is ftaid on thee, because he trusteth in thee. John xiv. 27. PEACE I leave with you, my PEACE I give unto you; not as the World giveth, give I unto you. Let not your Heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

1 Pfalm 111.

& Pfalm IV.

Thefe Supplications I prefent unto thy Divine Majefty, through the infinite Merits of Chrift Jefus our only Mediator and Advocate, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, ever one God, World without end. Amen.


A Prayer for the Pardon of Sin, and for fanctifying Grace.


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LORD, rebuke me not in thine Anger, neither (a) CHASTEN me in thy Difpleasure: Have Mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak, and Soul is alfo fore vexed; but thou, O Lord, how long? Return, O Lord, deliver my Soul; O fave me for thy Mercies fake; for in Death (b) there is no Remembrance of thee, or in the Grave who fhall give thee Thanks? I am weary of my Groaning, all the Night make I my Bed to fwim: (c) But thou, O Lord, wilt hear the Voice of my Weeping, thou wilt hear my Supplications, and receive my Prayer.

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my Soul, O my God, I trust in thee, let me not be afhamed, let not mine Enemies triumph over me: Shew me thy Ways, O Lord, lead me in thy Truth and teach me, for thou art the God of my Salvation.

(a) Heb. XII. 6. For whom the Lord loveth he CHASTENETH, and SCOURGETH every Son whom he receiveth. Rev. 111. 19. As many as I love I REBUKE and CHASTEN; be zealous therefore, and repent.

(6) 2 Cor. 1. 9. But we had the Sentence of DEATH in our felves, that we fhould not trust in our

felves, but in God which raiseth the Dead.

(c) Heb. IV. 14, 15, 16. Seeing then that we have a great HighPrieft, that is paffed into the Heavens, Jefus the Son of God, let us have not an High-Prieft which cannot be touched with the feeling of our Infirmities, but was in all Points tempted like as we are, yet

hold fait our Profeffion; for we

without Sin. Let us therefore come BOLDLY unto the Throne of GRACE, that we may obtain MERCY, and find GRACE to help in

time of need.

(d) 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.

(e) Heb. VI. 17,18,19,20. Wherein God, willing more abundantly

to fhew unto the Heirs of Promife

the Immutability of his Counsel, confirmed it by an Oath; that by two immutable Things, in which it was impoffible for God to lie, we might have a strong Confolation, who have fled for Refuge, to lay hold upon the Hope fet before us; which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul, both SURE and STEDFAST, and which entereth into that within the Veil, whither the Forerunner is for us entered, even Jefus, made an High-Pricft for ever. b Pfalm xxv.

(d) On thee do I WAIT all the Day long, therefore I will love thee, (e) O Lord, my Strength. Thou art my ROCK, my FORTRESS, and

• Pfalm vi.


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