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The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion : rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Ps. 110. 2.

Of providence to defend us,-Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Ps. 17. 8.

Of grace to refine us,-And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thes. 5. 23.

of glory to crown us. -When Christ who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Col. 3. 4.


And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. Acts 21. 14.

Towards us without resistance, And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, it is the Lord ; let him do what seemeth him good. 1 Sam. 3. 18.

By us without compulsion --Incliné my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness, Ps. 119. 36.

Universally without exception, -And they were both righteous, before God walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Luke 1. 6.

Eternally without declension. I will never forget thy precepts : for with them thou hast quickened me. I have inclined mine heart to perforin thy statutes alway, even unto the end. Ps. 119. 93. 112.


Of necessity, for our bodies,—Remove far from ne vanity and lies ; give me neither poverty nor riches: feed me with food convenient for me. Pirov. 30. 8.

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Of eternal life, for our souls. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6. 33–35.

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For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity; sual repfor it is great. Ps. 25. 11.

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Against the commands of thy law,-Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3. 4.

Against the grace of thy Gospel.--Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious : but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbeLief. 1 Tim. 1. 13.

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AS WE FORGIVE THEM THAT TRESPASS AGAINST US. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Mat. 6.. 15.

By defaming our characters,--Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Mat. 5. 11.

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By embezzling our property,–If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account. Philem. 18.

By abusing our persons. And he kneeled down and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.. Acts 7. 60.

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Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mat. 26. 41.

Of overwhelming afliction,–Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Ps. 130. 1.

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Of worldly enticements,-Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2. 15.

Of Satan's devices,-Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach, and the snare of the devil, 1 Tim. 3. 7.

Of error's seduction,-For the love of money is the root of all evil : which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Tim. 6. 10.


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Of sinful affections.---For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections : for even their women, did change the natural use into that which is against naLure, Rom. 1. 26.

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To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. - Jude 25.

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Thy kingdom governs all,- The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Ps. 103. 19.

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Thy power subdues all,Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Phil. 3. 21.

Thy glory is above all.-Let them praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. Ps. 148. 13.


In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. Eph. 1. 11.

As it is in thy purposes,-For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and wbu shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back ? Is. 14. 27.

So it is in thy promises,-For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2 Cor. 1. 20,

So be it in our prayers,-He which testifieth these things saith, surely I come quickly ; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Rev. 22. 20.

So it shall be to thy prnise. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped Gon that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; AlleHüia. Rev. 19. 24.



The certainty that promised blessings will be received quickens real Christians to pray for them.

In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans. In the first year of his re gn, I Daniel understood by books the number of the years whereof the word of the Lord came to Jerem:ah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my

face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and sup. plications, with fasting and sackcloth, and ashes. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever. Even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him ; but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth ; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I depart I will send him unto you. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Dan. 9. 1-3. John 14. 16, 17, 26. and 15. 26. and 16. 7, 13.

Compared with These all continued with one ac.. cord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 1. 14. and 2. 4.


We are directed to pray frequently, And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bar tholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and,


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