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Works of the Lord, surely I will remember thy Wonders of old ; I will meditate also of all thy Works, and talk of thy Doings. Thy Way, O God, is in the Sanctuary : Who is so great a God as our God ?
O Lord o of Hofts, how amiable are thy Tabernacles ? my Soul longeth, (e) yea, neitly, deliring to be cloached upon
(C) 2 Cor. V. 2: Wc groan cat
with our House, which is from of the Lord; my Heart and Heaven. Rom. vi!!, 13. Even we
Flesh cry out for the liv- our felves groan within our selves, ing God. How blefled are waiting for the Adoption, to wit, they that dwell in thy House? who are still praising thee : How bleffed is the Man whose Strength is in thee, and in whose Heart are thy Ways? O Lord God of Hosts, hear my Prayer. Behold, O God our Shield,
(f) Heb. VII. 1. We have such and look upon the (f) Face an High Priest, who is set on the of † thine ANOINTED: For right Hand of the Throne of the the Lord is a (8) Sun and a Majesty in the Heavens.
But unto you Shield ; the Lord will (b) that fear my Name, shall the Sun give Grace and Glory, and of RIGHTEOUSNESS arise, with no good thing will he with- Healing in his Wings. Fohn xiv. hold from them that walk bled, ye believe in God, believe al
1;2,3. Let not your Heart óc trouuprightly.
fo in me : In my Father's House are Thou, O Lord, wilt for- many Mansions if it were not fo, give the INIQUITY of thy pare a place for you, that where I
I would have told you. I go to prePeople, and wilt cover (i) all am, there ye may be also. their SINS. Turn me, o () John xv11.22. The GLORY God of my Salvation, and which thoa gavest me, I have given
. cause thine Anger towards (0) 1 John H. 1, 2. If any Man me to cease : O Lord, shew Sin, we have an ADVOCATE with me thy Mercy, and grant me teous, and he is the PROPITIATION
the Father, Jesus Christ the Righthy Salvation. I will hear for our Şins. what thou, O Lord God, PS. LXXXIV. 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 8,9,11. PS. LXXXV. 1,4,7,8,9,10,13. + Meffiah.
wilt speak; for thou wilt
(k) Rom. vii. 32. He that spaspeak (k) Peace unto thy red not his own Son, but delivered People
, and to thy Saints, him up for us all, how shall he not that they may not turn again with him freely give us all things ? to Folly. Thy Salvation, thine Heart, Who'shall afcend into O Lord, is (1) near to them Heaven? (that is, to bring. Chrif that fear thee; for MERCY from above) or, who Thall descend
into the Deep? (that is, to bring up and (m)Truth have met to- Chrift from the Dead.) But what gether, RIGHTEOUSNESS and faith it? the Word is nigh thee, PEACE have kiffed each o- even in thy Mouth, and in thy ther. Righteousness shall go which we preach.
Heart ; that is the Word of Faith before him, and shall guide (m) Phil. 1v. 6,7. Be careful for me in the Way of his Steps. nothing, but in every thing by O Lord d of Hofts, bleffed PRAYER and SuprliCATION, with
THANKSGIVING, let your Reis the Man that trufteth in quelts be made known unto God : thee.
And the Peace of God, which pas.
seth all Understanding, shall keep your Hearts and Minds, through Jesus Chrift.
d Psalm LXXXIV. 12. Enter not into Fudgment with thy Servant, O Lord, for in thy Sight Mall no Man living be justified; but there is Mercy and Forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayst be feared; which I most humbly implore, through the Intercesion of Christ Jesus our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
A Prayer for Mercy
and Protection, in the time of any Publick or Private Calamity.
(a) Mark X1. 24. What Things
soever ye desire when you pray, OW 2 down thine BELIEVE that ye receive them, Ear, () Lord, and ye shall have them. Phil. iv. hear me, for I am
6,7. Be careful for nothing, but
in all things let your Requests be poor and needy: made known unto God : And the
Preserve my Soul, Peace of God, which palleth all O thou my God, fave thy Understanding, shall keep your
Hearts and Minds through Chrif Servant that(a) TRUSTETH Jesus. Psalm LXXXVI, to ver. 7. F
in thee. Be merciful unto (6) Phil. iv. 4. REJOICE in the me, O Lord, for 1
Lord alway; and again, I say, Re
cry unto thee daily :'(6) REJOICE ye shall RECEIVE, that your Joy
JOICE. John xvI. 24. Ask, and the Soul of thy Servant, for niay be full. unto thee, O Lord, do I lift (c) Atts v.31. Him hath God
exalted to be a PRINCE and a SAup my Soul
. For thou, viour to give Repentance and Lord, art (c) MERCIFUL, Forgiveness of sins. Joel 11: 13. and ready to FORGIVE, and for he is gracious and merciful, plenteous in Mercy unto all ness
, and repenteth him of the them that call upon thee. Evil. Give ear, O Lord, unto my (d) Heb. IV. 16. Let us therefore PRAYER, and attend unto GRACE, that we may obtain Mer
come boldly unto the THRONE of the Voice of my SuppliCA- cy, and find Grace to help in TION : In the (d) Day of time of necd. my Trouble I will call up not them which kill the Body, but arc
(e) Matt. x. 28,29, 30, 31. FEAR on thee, for thou wilt an not able to kill the Soul; but rather swer me.
FEAR him which is able to destroy Thou art my art my REPUGE
both Soul and Body in Hell. Are
not two Sparrows sold for a Farand my FORTRESS ; my thing ? and one of them shall not God, in whom I will trust; fall on the Ground without your therefore I will not be afraid Father ; but the very Hairs of your
Head are all numbered : FEAR ye of the (e)TERROR by Night, not therefore, ye are of more value nor of the ARROW that fli- than many Sparrows. Heb. 11. 14, eth by Day, nor for the PE- 15. That through Death he might
destroy him that had the Power of STILENCE that walketh in
Death, that is, the Devil; and deDarkness, nor for the De- liver them who through the FEAR STRUCTION that wasteth by of Death were all their Life-time Noon-day. For thou, ó lubject to Bondage.
(f) Jolm xv. 6. If a Man ABIDE Most High, art my REFUGE not in me, he is cast forth as a and my (f) HABITATION. Branch, and is withered. He shall give his (8) Angels ministring Spirits
, sent forth to mi
(8) Hib. 1. 14 Are they not all charge over me, to keep me nister for them who shall be Helis in all my WAYS.
of Salvation. John XIV. 23. Fefrus I will'(1) call upon thee, Man love me, he will keep my
answered and said unto him, If a O Lord, for thou wilt an- Words; and my Father will love fwer me, and be with me in him, and we will come unto him, Trouble. For e among the and make our Abode with him. Gods there is none like unto
(b) 1 John Ju. 22. And whatso.
ever we ask, we receive of him ; thee, O Lord ; neither are because we keep his Commandthere any Works like unto thy Works. All Nations
b Psalm x01. 2, 5,6,9, 11, 15.
• PS. LXXXVI. 8, to 17.
whom thou hast made, shall
(i) Rev. v.13. And every Creature come and (i) WORSHIP be- which is in Heaven and on the Earth, fore thee, and shall GLORIFY
and under the Earth, and such as
are in the Sea, and all that are in thy Name ;, for thou art them, heard 1 saying, BLESSING great, and doft wondrous and Honour, and Glory, and things; thou art God alone. Power, be unto him that fitterh (k) Teach me thy Way, Lamb for ever and ever.
upon the Throne, and unto the O Lord, I will walk in thy (k) Heb. vill. 10, 11, 12, I will Truth: Unite my Heart to put my Laws into their minds, fear thy Name..
and write them in their HEARTS;
and I will be to them a God, and I will praise thee, O Lord they shall be to me a People. And my God, with all my Heart, they shall not teach every Man his and I will glorify thy Name Neighbour, and every Man his Brofor evermore : For great is all Mall know me, from the least to
ther, saying, Know the Lord ; for thy MERCY towards me; the greatest : For I will be merciand thou wilt deliver my and their Sins and their INTQ''
ful to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, Soul from the lowest Hell.
TIEs will I remember no more. O God, the(?) Proyd have (1) 1 Pet. v. 8,9. Be sober, be risen against me, and the VIGILANT; for your Adversary the Assemblies of violent Men Lion, fee king whom he may de
Devil goeth about like a roaring have fought after my Soul : vour: whom resist, stedfast in the But thou, O Lord, art a Faith. John xv. 19, 20. Because God full of. Compassion, and you are not of the World, but I gracious, long-suffering, and therefore the world hateth you; if plenteous in Mercy and they have persecuted me, they will Truth. O turn unto me, Thele Words have I spoken to you,
also persecute you. Chap. XVI. 33. and have ^lercy upon me; that in me ye might have PEACE. give thy (m) 'STRENGTH In the World ye shall have TRIBUunto thy Servant, and save LATION; but be of good cheer, I
have overcome the World. me: Shew me a * TOKEN
(m) sai. XLI. 10. Fear not, for good, that they which for I am with thee; be not dismay. hate me may see it
, and ed, for I am thy God: I will be ashamed ; because thou, thee, yea, I will' uphold thee with the right Hand of my Righteouspess. 2 Cor. xii. 9, My STRENGTH is made perfea in WEAKNESS.
There is a Token for Good, or of Deliverance to the Righteous, as Exod. xII. 13. The Blood shall be to you for a Token upon the Houses ;
- and the Plague shall not be upon you to destroy you. See Isa. vii. 14, 16. There are also Tokens of Evil to the Wicked, as Psalm 1.xv. 8. They also that dwell in the uttermoft Parts, are afraid of thy Tokens. See Luke xx]. 25,26,28. where the fame Signs are Tokens of Evil to the Wicked, and of Deliverance to the Righteous.
Lord, haft holpen me, and
() Fohu xiv. 16. I will pray
the Father, and he shall give you (n) comforted me.
another COMFORTER, that he may
abide with you for ever. These Supplications I prefent unto thy Divine Majesty,
through the infinite Merits of Christ Jesus our only Mediator and Advocate, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, ever one God, World without end. Amen.
A Prayer in Extremity of Trouble, or bodily
Infirmity, with a Profelion of Confidence in the Mercy of God.
LORD God of my SALVATION, I have
unto my CRY: For my Soul is full of Trou-
(a) Job xiv. 1, 2, 3. Man that is a (a} Man that hath no born of a Woman, is of few Days, Strength ; free among the and full of Trouble : He cometh Dead, like the Slain that forth like a Flower, and is cut lie in the Grave, whom thou and continueth not. And doft thou
down ; he fleeth also as a Shadow, remembrest no more, and open thine Eyes upon such an one, they are cut off from thy and bringest me into JUDGMENT
with thee? Chap. vi. 4. The ArHand. Thy Wrath lieth
rows of the Almighty are within hard upon me, and thou haft me, the Poison whereof drinketh afflicted me with all thy up my Spirit ; the Terrors of God Waves. Thou hast put a- me.
do set themselves in array against way mine Acquaintance far (6) John xvi. 20. I say unto you, from me. I am shut
that ye shall wEEP and LAMENT, and I cannot come forth. but the World shall rejoice; and
ye shall be sorrowful, but your SORMine Eye (b) mourneth, by row shall be turned into Joy. reason of Amiction.
Heb. XII. 3,6. Consider him that
endured such Contradi&ion of Sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied, and faint in your Minds : For whom the Lord loveth he' CHASTENE'rh, and scoURG ETH every Son whom he receiveth Psalm LXXXVI11. I, to 16.