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• Offer unto God Thanksgiving. Whoso offereth Praise, glorifieth himn.
b Let us facrifice unto the Lord with the Voice of Thanksgiving ; ftanding every Morning to thank, and praise the Lord; and likewise at Evening.
cLet us be glad, and rejoice, and give Honour to him; speaking to our selves in Psalms, and Hymns, and spiritual Songs, Singing, and making Melody in our Hearts, to the Lord.
d Is any among you merry ? let him fing Psalms: but let him fing with the Spirit, and with the Understanding also.
e Praise the Lord with Harp, and with an Inftrument of ten Strings : Sing unto him a new Song, play fkilfully with a loud Noise.
f And the Singers were as one, to make one Sound, to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord : and they lift up their Voice with Instrunients of Musick.
8 O come, let us fing unto the Lord; let us come before his Presence with Thanksgiving, and make a joyful Noise unto him with Psalms.
h Be careful for nothing ; but in every thing by Prayer, and Supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your Requests be made known unto God.
a Pr. So. 14, 23.
Jonah 2. 9. i Chr. 23, 30. • Rev. 19. 7. Eph. s. 19. * Jam. s. 13. 1 Cor. 14. 15. Pf. 33. 2, 3, 2 Chr. s. 136
S Pr. 95.1, 2. h Phil. 4. 6
a Men ought always to pray, and not to faint. Be ye therefore sober, and pray without ceasing; with all Prayer, and Supplication in the Spirit ; watching thereunto with all Perseverance; and continuing inftant in Prayer.
b Is any among you afflicted ? let him pray.
c. Call upon the Lord in the Day of Trouble ; pour out thy Heart before him; and unto God commit thy'Cause.
d If any of you lack Wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all Men liberally, and it shall be given him : But let him ask in Faith, no. thing wavering; for let not that Man, that wavereth, think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
e Watch, and pray, that ye enter not into Temptation.
Make your Prayer before the Lord your God, that ye may turn from your Iniquities, and understand his Truth.
8 Pray one for another, that ye may be healed: : for the effectual fervent Prayer of a righteous Man availeth much.
h If a Man see his Brother sin a Sin, which is not unto Death, he shall pray for it.
i Let Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giving of Thanks, be made for all Men : especially, for Kings, and all that are in Authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable Life, in all Godliness, and Honesty. For
a Luke 18. 1. 1 Pet. 4. 7. I Theff. s. 17. Eph. 6. 18. Rom. I2. 12.
Jam. §. 13.
c Pl. so. is. Pf. 62. 8. Job si 8. « Jam. I. 5, 6, 7, 6, 7. e Mat. 26. 41.
f Dan. 9. 13.
& Jam. s. 16. hi John s.16. 1 Tim. 2, 1, 2, 3.
this is good and acceptable in the Sight of God our Saviour,
a Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem : feek the Peace of the City where yo live, and pray unto the Lord for it.
b Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
c Let us lift up our Hearts, with our Hands, unto God in the Heavens.
d Let us pray every where, lifting up holy Hands, without Wrath, and Doubting.
e When thou prayeft, thou shall not be as the Hypocrites are ; for they love to pray ftanding in the Synagogues, and in the Corners of the Streets, that they may be seen of Men: verily, they have their Reward. But thou, when thou prayeft, enter into thy Closet, and when thou haft shut the Door, pray to thy Father, which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
f But when ye pray, use not vain Repetitions, as the Heathen do: For they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be ye not therefore like unto them; For your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye alk him,
& After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy Name: Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven : Give us this Day our daily Bread; and forgive us our Debts, as
I Tim. 2. 3. b Mat. 5. 44
e Mat. 6. Si 6. 9, 10, 11, 12
A Pf. 122. 6. Jer, 29. 7 • Lam. 3. 4.
I Tim. 2.8. f Mat, 6. 7, 8.
8 Mat. 6.
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. Amen.
· Beware of the Scribes, which, for a shew, make long Prayers.
b Be not rath with thy Mouth, and let not thine Heart be hafty to utter any thing before God: for God is in Heaven, and thou upon Earth: therefore let thy Words be few.
c If I pray in an unknown Tongue, my Spirit prayeth, but my Understanding is unfruitful : I will pray then with the Spirit, and I will pray with the Understanding also.
d Every Man praying, having his Head covered, dishonoureth his Head; but it is not come. ly, that a Woman pray unto God uncovered.
e We do not present our Supplications before thee, O God, for our Righteousnesses, but for thy great Mercies.
f Seek the Lord, while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. For the Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; to all that call upon him in Truth.
8 It is good for thee to draw near to God; for if thou seek him, with thy whole Desire, he will be found of thee.
b The Eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his Ears are open unto their Prayers. He will fulfil the Defire of them that fear him,
Mat. 6. 12, 13.
b Eccl. s.2• ci Cor. 14. 14, 15:
di Cor. II. 4, 13. e Dan. 9. 18. Ir. $5.6. Pf. 145. 18. 28. z Chr. 1S. 1S. • 2 Pet. 3. 12. Pf. 145. 19.
& pr. 73•
- Whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name (faith our Saviour,) that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. And, this is the Confidence we have in him, that if we ask any thing, according to his Will, he heareth us; and, if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we defired of him.
b Seeing then that we have a great High-Priest who is passed into the Heavens, Jefus, the Son of God; who was, in all Points, tempted, like as we are, yet without Sin : Let us come boldly unto the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain Mercy, and Grace, to help in time of need: Let us draw near, in full assurance of Faith.
c Alk, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Whatsoever ye thall ask in Prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
d Beloved, if our Heart condemn us not, then have we Confidence towards God; and, whatloever we ask, we receive of him, because keep his Commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his Sight.
e What Man is there of you, whom if his Son ask Bread will he give him a Stone? or if he aik a Filh will give him a Serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good Gifts unto your Children, how much more shall your Father, which is in Heaven, give good things to them that ask him ?
• Heb. 4. 141
• John 14. 13. 1 John s. 14, 15. 15, 16. Heb. io. 22. • Mat, 7, 7. Mat. 21. 22. John 3. 21, 22. Mat. 7. 9, 10, Il,
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