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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, forever. Amen.
26 36. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What! could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest; behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray
I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner! I tell you, this man went down to his house, justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased and he that humbleth himself shalĺ be exalted.
ACTS 3: 1. Now Peter and John went up together into the temple, at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
ROM. 19. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
EPH. 6: 18. Praying always, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.
COL. 4: 2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
T1 TIM. 2: 1. I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men: for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an Apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not,) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
verity. I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. JAMES 5: 13. Is any among you afflicted, let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing Psalins. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him... And the prayer of faith shall save the sick; and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
ACTS 6: 4. We will give ourselves continually to prayer.
REV. 5: 8. The four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having... golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of the saints. 1 THESS. 5: 17. Pray without ceasing.
HEB. 4: 16. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in every time of need.
II. Address in Prayer.
MAT. 6: 9. OUR FATHER which art in heaven.
seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. Thou art the LORD, the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham.
NEH. 9: 5. Blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. Thou, even thou, art LORD alone: thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the
hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
69: 1. Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul; I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing. 4. They, that hate me without cause are inore than the hairs of my head. They that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that I took not away.-12. They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkard. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time. O God, in the multitude of thy mercy, hear me. - 16. Turn unto me, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, and hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble. - 19. Deliver me, because of mine enemies; thou hast known my reproach and my shame, and my dishonor; mine adversaries are all before thee. Reproach hath broken my heart: and I am full of heaviness; and I looked for some to take pity, and there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
JAMES 1: 5. If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth
Ps. 102: 17. The LORD will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine, and the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch which thou madest strong for thyself.
2. For the Revival and Extension of Religion.
T DAN. 9: 4. I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said,
O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; we have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. To the LORD our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our
od, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us; yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and uuderstand thy truth. Therefore hath the LORD watched
MAT. 6: 10. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
Ps. 14: 7. O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion; when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
80: 8. Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it: thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the rivers. Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all who pass by the way do pluck her? 14. Return, we beseech thee, O LORD of hosts: look
upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth for we obeyed not his voice. And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly. O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us. Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. 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 present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, Ó my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy
and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men.
ROM. 15: 30. Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; that I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea; and that my service, which I have for Jerusalem, may be accepted of the saints; that I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
2 THES. 3: 1. Finally, brethren, pray for us; that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, even as it is with you;
EPH. 3 14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge; that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 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, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end! Amen.
T PHIL. 1: 2. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all,... making request with joy,... for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now: being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
ISA. 62: 6. Ye that make mention of the LORD keep not silence. Give him no rest till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Ps. 122: 7. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
3. For Enemies.
MAT. 5: 44. Pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute LUKE 23: 34. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Acts 7: 60. Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
1 COR. 4: 12. Being reviled, we bless,... being defamed, we entreat.
V. Arguments in Prayer. 1. God's Regard for his Name and
GEN. 32: 9. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
member Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Ex. 32: 9. And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. Re
¶ 33: 14. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here, that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
1 SAM. 1: 10. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man-child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
ISA. 63: 17. O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servant's sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
64: 1. Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence.
JER. 14: 7. O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our back slidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the Savior thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man