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our debts, as we forgive our debtors. | I am not as other men are, extortionAnd lead us not into temptation, but ers, unjust, adulterers, or even as deliver us from evil For thine is the this publican. I fast twice in the kingdom, and the power, and the week, I give tithes of all that I
posglory, forever. Amen.
sess. And the publican, standing afar 26 : 36. Then cometh Jesus off, would not lift up so much as his with them unto a place called Geth- eyes unto heaven, but smote upon semane, and saith unto the disciples, his breast, saying, God be merciful Sit ye here, while I go and pray yon- to me a sinner! I tell you, this man der. And he took with him Peter, went down to his house, justified and the two sons of Zebedee, and rather than the other ; for every one began to be sorrowful and very heavy: that exalteth himself shall be abased; Then saith he unto them, My soul and he that humbleth himself shall is exceeding sorrowful, even unto be exalted. death: tarry ye here, and watch with Acts 3:1. Now Peter and John me. And he went a little further, and went up together into the temple, fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O at the hour of prayer, being the ninth my Father, if it be possible, let this hour. cup pass from me: nevertheless, not Rom. 1:9. For God is
witness, as I will, but as thou wilt. And he whom I serve with my spirit in the cometh unto the disciples, and find- gospel of his Son, that without ceaseth them asleep, and saith unto Pe- ing I make mention of you always ter, What! could ye not watch with in my prayers ; making request, if me one hour ? Watch and pray, by any means now at length I might that ye enter not into temptation: have a prosperous journey by the the spirit indeed is willing, but the will of God to come unto you. the second time, and prayed, saying, all prayer and supplication in the O my Father, if this cup may not Spirit, and watching thereunto with pass away from me, except I drink all perseverance and supplication for it, thy will be done. And he came all saints ; and for me,
that utterance and found them asleep again : for may be given unto me, that I may their eyes were heavy. And he left open my mouth boldly to make them, and went away again, and known the mystery of the gospel. prayed the third time, saying the Col. 4: 2. Continue in prayer, same words. Then cometh he to his and watch in the same with thanksdisciples, and saith unto them, Sleep giving ; withal praying also for us, on now, and take your rest; behold that God would open unto us door the hour is at hand, and the Son of of utterance, to speak the mystery man is betrayed into the hands of of Christ, for which I am also in sinners. Rise, let us be going: be- bonds: that I may make it manifest, hold, he is at hand that doth betray as I ought to speak.
1 1 Tim. 2:1. I exhort therefore, T LUKE 6:12. And it came to pass that first of all, supplications, prayers, in those days that he went out into intercessions, and giving of thanks a mountain to pray, and contined all be made for all men: for kings, and night in prayer to God.
for all that are in authority ; that we 9: 28. 'He took Peter, and James, may lead a quiet and peaceable life and John, and went up into a moun- in all godliness and honesty. For tain to pray. And as he prayed, the this is good and acceptable in the fashion of his countenance was al- | sight of God our Savior, who will tered, and his raiment was white have all men to be saved, and to and glistening:
come unto the knowledge of the 18: 9. And he spake this parable truth. For there is one God, and one unto certain which trusted in them- mediator between God and men, the selves that they were righteous, and man Christ Jesus, who gave himself despised others: Two men went up a ransom for all, to be testified in into the temple to pray; the one a due time. Whereunto I am ordained Pharisee, and the other a publican. a preacher and an Apostle, (I speak The Pharisee stood and prayed thus the truth in Christ, and lie not,) a with himself ; God, I thank thee that teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
verity. I will therefore that men seas, and all that is therein, and thou pray everywhere, lifting up holy preservest them all; and the host of hands, without wrath and doubting. heaven worshippeth thee. Thou art
James 5: 13. Is any among you the LORD, the God, who didst choose afflicted, let him pray. Is any merry? Abram, and broughtest him forth let him sing Psalıns. Is any sick out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gaamong you ? let him call for the vest him the name of Abraham. elders of the church; and let them Rom. 8: 15. Ye have received the pray over him ... And the prayer spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, of faith shall save the sick; and the Abba, Father. The Spirit itself Lord shall raise him up ; and if he beareth witness with our spirit that have committed sins, they shall be we are the children of God. forgiven him. Confess your faults Eccl. 5: 2. Be not rash with thy one to another, and pray one for mouth; and let not thine heart be another, that ye may be healed. hasty to utter any thing before God.
Acts 6: 4. We will give ourselves For God is in heaven and thou upon continually to prayer.
earth; therefore let thy words be Rev. 5: 8. The four and twenty few. elders fell down before the Lamb, John 14: 13. Whatsoever ye shall having ... golden vials full of odors, ask in my name, that will I do unto which are the prayers of the saints.
you. 1 Thess. 5: 17. Pray without 16: 23. Whatsoever ye shall ask ceasing.
the Father in my name, he will give HEB. 4: 16. Let us come boldly it you. unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to
III. Adoration. help in every time of need.
Mat. 6: 9. Hallowed be thy II. Address in Prayer.
Ps. 111:9. He hath commanded Mat. 6: 9. Our Father which his covenant forever ; holy and revart in heaven.
erend is his name. Isa. 63 : 15. Look down from Isa. 6:3. One cried unto another, heaven, and behold, from the habi- and said, HolY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE tation of thy holiness and of thy glo- Lord Of hosts: the whole earth is ry: where is thy zeal and thy full of his glory. strength, the sounding of thy bowels (See Public Worship, Praise.) and of thy mercies toward me ? are they restrained ? doubtless thou art IV. Objects of Prayer. our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge 1. For personal Blessings. us not : thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer ; thy name is Mat. 6: 10. Give us this day our from everlasting.
daily bread. 1 CHRON. 29: 10. Wherefore Da- Ps. 6:1. O Lord, rebuke me not vid blessed the LORD before all the in thine anger, neither chasten me congregation: and David said Bless- in thy hot displeasure. Have mered be thou, Lord God of Israel, our cy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak. father, forever and ever. Thine, o - 4. Return, O Lord, deliver my Lord, is the greatness, and the pow- soul; O save me, for thy mercy's er, and the glory, and the victory, sake. 6. I am weary with my and the majesty: for all that is in groaning ; all the night make I my the heaven and in the earth is thine ; bed to swim ; I water my couch with thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and my tears. thou art exalted as head above all. 66: 16. Come and hear, all ye
Neh. 9: 5. Blessed be thy glo- that fear God, and I will declare rious name, which is exalted above what the Lord hath done for my all blessing and praise. Thou, even soul. I cried unto him with my thou, art LORD alone : thou hast mouth, and he was extolled with my made heaven, the heaven of heav- tongue. 19. Verily God hath heard ens, with all their host, the earth, me: he hath attended to the voice of and all things that are therein, the 'my prayer. Blessed be God, which
hath not turned away my prayer, nor down from heaven, and behold, and his mercy from me.
visit this vine, and the vineyard 69: 1. Save me, O God, for the which thy right hand hath planted, waters are come in unto my soul; I and the branch which thou madest sink in deep mire, where there is no strong for thyself. standing. — 4. They, that hate me without cause
inore than the | Dan. 9: 4. I prayed unto the hairs of my head. They that would Lord my God, and made my condestroy me, being my enemies fession, and said, wrongfully, are mighty: then I re- O Lord, the great and dreadful stored that I took not away. — 12. God, keeping the covenant and They that sit in the gate speak mercy to them that love him, and to against me ; and I was the song of them that keep his commandments; the drunkard. But as for me, my we have sinned, and have committed prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an iniquity, and have done wickedly, acceptable time. O God, in the mul- and have rebelled, even by departing titude of thy mercy, hear me. 16. from thy precepts and from thy Turn unto me, according to the mul judgments: neither have we hearktitude of thy tender mercies, and hide | ened unto thy servants the prophets, not thy face from thy servant, for I which spake in thy name to our am in trouble. — 15. Deliver me, kings, our princes, and our fathers, because of mine enemies ; thou hast and to all the people of the land. known my reproach and my shame, 0 Lord, righteousness belongeth and my dishonor; mine adversaries unto thee, but unto us confusion of are all before thee. Reproach hath faces, as at this day; to the men of broken my heart: and am full of Judah, and to the inhabitants of heaviness; and I looked for some to Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that take pity, and there was none; and are near, and that are far off, for comforters, but I found none. through all the countries whither
JAMES 1: 5. If any man lack wis- thou hast driven them, because of dom, let him ask of God, who giveth their trespass that they have tresto all men liberally and upbraideth passed against thee. O Lord, to us not.
belongeth confusion of face, to our Ps. 102:17. The Lord will regard kings, to our princes, and to our the
prayer of the destitute, and not fathers, because we have sinned despise their prayer.
To the LORD our
God belong mercies and forgive2. For the Revival and Extension of Re- nesses, though we have rebelled ligion.
against him ; neither have
obeyed the voice of the Lord our Mat. 6: 10. 'Thy kingdom come ; God, to walk in his laws, which he thy will be done in earth as it is in set before us by his servants the heaven.
prophets. Yea, all Israel have Ps. 14: 7. O that the salvation of transgressed thy law, even by deIsrael were come out of Zion ; when parting, that they might not obey the Lord bringeth back the captivi- thy voice; therefore the curse is ty of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, poured upon us, and the oath that and Israel shall be glad.
is written in the law of Moses the 80: 8. Thou hast brought a vine servant of God, because we have out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the sinned against him. And he hath heathen, and planted it: thou prepar-confirmed his words, which he spake edst room before it, and didst cause against us, and against our judges it to take root, and it filled the land. that judged us, by bringing upon us The hills were covered with the a great evil : for under the whole shadow, and the boughs thereof were heaven hath not been done as hath like the goodly cedars. She sent out been done upon Jerusalem. As it is her boughs unto the sea, and her written in the law of Moses, all this branches unto the rivers. Why hast evil is come upon us ; yet made we thou then broken down her hedges, not our prayer before the Lord our so that all who pass by the way do God, that we might turn from our pluck her? — 14. Return, we be- iniquities, and uuderstand thy truth. seech thee, O Lord of hosts: look | Therefore hath the LORD watched
upon the evil, and brought it upon, and that we may be delivered from us : for the Lord our God is right- unreasonable and wicked men. eous in all his works which he do- Eph. 3: 14. For this cause I eth : for we obeyed not his voice. bow my knees unto the Father of And now, O Lord our God, that our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom hast brought thy people forth out of the whole family in heaven and the land of Egypt with a mighty earth is named, that he would grant hand, and hast gotten thee renown, you, according to the riches of his as at this day; we have sinned, we glory, to be strengthened with might have done wickedly. O Lord, ac- by his Spirit in the inner man; that cording to all thy righteousness, I Christ may dwell in your hearts by beseech thee, let thine anger and faith; that ye, being rooted and thy fury be turned away from thy grounded in love, may be able to city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: comprehend with all.saints what is because for our sins, and for the the breadth, and length, and depth, iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and height; and to know the love and thy people are become a re- of Christ, which passeth knowlproach to all that are ab
edge; that ye might be filled with Now therefore, 0 our God, hear the all the fulness of God. Now unto prayer of thy servant, and his sup- him that is able to do exceeding plications, and cause thy face to abundantly above all that we ask or shine upon thy sanctuary that is think, according to the power that desolate, for the Lord's sake. 0 worketh in us, unto him be glory in my God, incline thine ear, and hear; the church by Christ Jesus throughopen thine eyes, and behold our out all ages, world without end! desolations, and the city which is Amen. called by thy name : for we do not present our supplications before | Phil. 1: 2. Grace be unto thee for our righteousness, but for you, and peace, from God our Fathy great mercies. O Lord, hear; ther, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. O Lord, forgive; O Lord, heark-I thank my God upon every reen and do ; defer not, for thine membrance of you, always in every own sake, O my God : for thy city prayer of mine for you all, ... makand thy people are called by thy ing request with joy,... for your
fellowship in the gospel from the
first day until now: being confident 1 Hab. 3: 2. 0 LORD, I have of this very thing, that he which heard thy speech, and was afraid : hath begun a good work in you, will O LORD, revive thy work in the perform it until the day of Jesus midst of the years, in the midst of Christ: even as it is mcet for me the years make known ; in wrath to think this of you all, because I remember mercy.
have you in my heart; inasmuch as MAT. 9:38. Pray ye the Lord of both in my bonds, and in the dethe harvest, that he would send fence and confirmation of the gosforth laborers into his harvest. pel, ye all are partakers of my
Rom. 15:30. Now I beseech you, grace. For God is my record, how brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's greatly I long after you all in the sake, and for the love of the Spirit, bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I that ye strive together with me in pray, that your love may abound your prayers to God for me ; that I yet more and more in knowledge may be delivered from them that do and in all judgment; that ye may not believe in Judea ; and that my approve things that are excellent; service, which I have for Jerusalem, that ye may be sincere and without may be accepted of the saints; that offence till the day of Christ, being I may come unto you with joy by filled with the fruits of righteousthe will of God, and may with you ness, which are by Jesus Christ, be refreshed. Now the God of unto the glory and praise of God. peace be with you all. Amen.
Jsa. 62: 6. Ye that make mention 2 Thes. 8: 1. Finally, brethren, of the Lord keep not silence. Give pray for us; that the word of the him no rest till he establish, and till Lord may have free course and be he make Jerusalem a praise in the glorified, even as it is with you ; earth.
Ps. 122: 7. Peace be within thy | member Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, walls, and prosperity within thy thy servants, to whom thou swarest palaces.
by thine own self, and saidst unto
them, I will multiply your seed as 3. For Enemies.
the stars of heaven, and all this
land that I have spoken of will I Mat. 5: 44. Pray for them that give unto your seed, and they shall despitefully use you and persecute inherit it forever. And the LORD you.
repented of the evil which he LUKE 23: 34. Father, forgive thought to do unto his people. them, for they know not what they do.
9 33: 14. And he said, My presActs 7: 60. Lord, lay not this ence shall go with thee, and I will sin to their charge.
give thee rest. And he said unto him, 1 Cor. 4: 12. Being reviled, we If thy presence go not_with me, bless, ... being defamed, we entreat. carry us not up hence. For where
in shall it be known here, that I and V. Arguments in Prayer. thy people have found grace in thy
sight ? is it not in that thou goest 1. God's Regard for his Name and with us ? so shall we be separated, Cause.
I and thy people, from all the peo
ple that are upon the face of the Gen. 32: 9. And Jacob said, 0 earth. And the LORD said unto God of my father Abraham, and Moses, I will do this thing also that God of my father Isaac, the Lord thou hast spoken: for thou hast which saidst unto me, Return unto found grace in my sight, and I know thy country, and to thy kindred, and thee by name.
1 Sam. 1: 10. And she was in not worthy of the least of all the bitterness of soul, and prayed unto mercies, and of all the truth, which the LORD, and wept sore. And she thou hast showed unto thy servant ; vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of for with my staff I passed over this hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on Jordan ; and now I am become two the affliction of thine handmaid, and bands. Deliver me, I pray thee, remember me, and not forget thine from the hand of my brother, from handmaid, but wilt give unto thine the hand of Esau : for I fear him, handmaid a man-child, then I will lest he will come and smite me, and give him unto the LORD all the days the mother with the children. And of his life, and there shall no razor thou saidst, I will surely do thee come upon his head. good, and make thy seed as the sand Isa. 63: 17. 0 LORD, why hast of the sea, which cannot be num
thou made us to err from thy ways, bered for multitude.
and hardened our heart from thy Ex. 32: 9.· And the LORD said fear ? Return for thy servant's unto Moses, I have seen this people, sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. and, behold, it is a stiff-necked peo- The people of thy holiness have ple : now therefore let me alone, possessed it but a little while : our that my
wrath may wax hot against adversaries have trodden down thy them, and that I may consume them: sanctuary. We are thine : thou and I will make of thee a great na- never barest rule over them; they tion. And Moses besought the LORD were not called by thy name. his God, and said, Lord, why doth 64: 1. Oh that thou wouldest rend. thy wrath wax hot against thy peo- the heavens, that thou wouldest ple, which thou hast brought forth come down, that the mountains out of the land of Egypt with great might flow down at thy presence. power, and with a mighty hand ? Jer. 14: 7. O LORD, though our Wherefore should the Egyptians iniquities testify against us, do thou speak, and say, For mischief did he it for thy name's sake: for our back bring them out, to slay them in the slidings are many; we have sinned mountains, and to consume them against thee. O the hope of Israel, from the face of the earth ? Turn the Savior thereof in time of trouble, from thy fierce wrath, and repent why shouldest thou be as a stranger of this evil against thy people. "Re-I in the land, and as a wayfaring man