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our prayers to join praisese, ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellency/; m regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help usg, so we by faith are emboldned to plead with him that he would h,

and ind quietly to rely upon him that he will fulfil our request /• And, to testify our desire and assurance, we say, Amen i.

great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant, and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments, v. 7. O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee,' but unto us confusion of

faces, as at this day: v. 8. O

Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned againlt thee. v. 9. To the Lord our Cod belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have Rebelled against him. v. 16. O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech th«e, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem,—v. 17. Now therefore, O our God,' hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and came thy face to shine upon the sanctuary' that is desolate, for the Lords fake. v. 18. O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city, which is called by thy name: for we do not pre■ sent our supplications, before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies, v. 19. O Lord, hear, G I ird, forgive, O Lord, hearken and do, defer not, for thine own fake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

f Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto Go.;, &c.

/ 1 Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all

the congregation: and David said. Blessed be thou,' Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever, v. 11. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaten, and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. v. u. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all, and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. v. 13. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

g Eph. iii. 20. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, v. 21. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Luke xi. 13. If ye then beiag evil, know how to give good gifts untoyour children :howmuchmore shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

h 2 Chron. xx. 6. And (Jehastw phat) said, 0 Lord God of our fathers, art aot thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over ali the kingdoms of the heathen? ano in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? v. 11. Behold, I fay, how they reward us, to come t» caA us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

i 2 Chroa.

«2 Chron. xiv. 11. And Asa cried stialt bless with the spirit, howshall

unto the Lord his God, and said, he that occupieth the room of the

Lord, it is nothing with thee to unlearned, fay Amen at thy giving

help, whether with many, or with of thanks, seeing he understandeta

them that have no power: help us, not what thou sayest? Rev. xxii. 20.

0 Lord our God; for we rest on He which testifyeth these tilings,

thee, and in thy name we go against faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen,

this multitude: O Lord, thou art Even so, come, Lord Jesus, v. .21,

our God, let not man prevail against The grace of our Lord Jesus Chrift

thee. be with you all. Amen.

* 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else when thou

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THE

SHORTER CATECHISM,

AGREED UPON

BY THE

ASSEMBLY Of DIVINES

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WESTMINSTER,

WITH THE ^

ASSISTANCE

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COMMISSIONERS

FROM THE

CHURCH Of SCOTLAND,

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A Part of the Covenanted Uniformity in Religion bervixt the Churches of Christ in the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland.

AND

Approved Anno 1648, by the General Assembly of the Ckurch of" Scotland, to be a Directory for Catechising such as are of weaker Capacity.

"WITH THE PROOFS FROM THE SCRIPTUR*.

Assembly at Edinburgh, July 28. 1648. Sess. 19.

Act approving the Shorter Catechism.

'ss'HE General Assembly having seriously considered the Shorter Cater chism agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines ft ting at Westmiclter, -with assistance os Commissioners from this Kirk; dofind, upon due Examination thereof that the said Catechism is agreeable to the Word of God, and in nothing contrary to the received Doctrine, Worship, Discipline and Government of this Kirk: and therefore approve the fiid Shorter Catechism, as a Part of the intended Uniformity, to be a Directory for Catechising such as are nf weaker capacity.

A. K E R.

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