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that form of prayer which Christ taught his difciples, commonly called, The Lord's Prayer.
Q. 100. What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The preface of the Lord's prayer, which is, ( Our Father which art in heaven,) teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us, and that we should pray with and for others.
Q. 101. What do we pray for in the first petition ?
A. In the first petition which is, ( Hallowed be thy name, we pray that God would enable us and others to glorify him in all that whereby he maketh himfelf known, and that he would dispose of all things to his own glory.
Q. 102. What do we pray for in the fecond petition?
A. In the second petition, which is, (Thy kingdom come,) we pray that Satan's kingdom may be destroyed, and the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it, and that the kingdom of glory may be haftened.
Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition ?
A. In the third petition, which is, (Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,) we pray that God by his grace would make us able and willing, to kno:v, obey, and submit to his will in all things. as the angels do in heaven.
O 104. What do we pray for in the fourth peti.. tion ?
A. In the fourth petition, which is, (Give us this day, our daily breail,) we pray that of God's free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them.
Q 105. What do we pray for in the fifth petio. tie?
4. In the fifth petition, which is, ( And fore. give us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,) we: pray that God, for Christ's fake, would freely pardon all our fins; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his gracę we are: enabled from the heart to forgive others..
Q: 106. What do we pray for in the fixth petie. tion?
A. In the fixth petition, which is, / And lead! us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,) we: pray that God would either keep us from being : tempted to fin, or support and deliver us when i we are tempted.
Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord'ss prager teach us?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer, which is (For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever. Amen. ) teachech us to take our encou. ragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, pow. er, and glory to him ; and in teftimony of our defire and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
OD fpake all these words, saying, Ian the
Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
1. Thou fhalt have no other gods before me.
II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing, that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them : For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: and sewing mercy unto thoufands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
IV. Remember the fabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days fhalt thou labour, and do all thy work.
But the seventh day is the fabbath of the Lord thy God: In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man. servant, nor thy maid-fervant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the fabbathday and hallowed it,
V. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt not kill.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-lervant, nor his maid-fervant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
The LORD's PRAYER, Matth. vi.
be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven : Give us this day our daily bread : And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors : And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. for ever.
27 BELIEVE in God the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth ; und in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; he descended into hell*, the third day he rose again from the dead, he afcended into heaven, and fitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead, I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of fins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*i e. Continued in tbe flate of the dead, and onder ibe power Housb, until the third dag.
END OF THE CATECHISM.