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that neither they of themselves are able to fuftain us ; nor we to merit', or by our own Industry to procure them; but prone to defire ", get, and use them unlawfully P; We pray for our felves and others, That both they and we, waiting upon the Providence of God from Day to Day in the Ufe of lawful Means, may of his free Gift, and as to his Fatherly Wisdom fhall feem beft, enjoy a competent Portion of them 9, and have the fame continued and blef
Gen. 32. 10. I am not worthy, of the leaft of all the mercies, and of all the truth which thou haft fhewed unto thy fervant,-
the ground for thy fake; in forrow by bread only, but by every word fhalt thou eat of it all the days of thy that proceedeth out of the mouth life. Rom. 8. 20. For the creature of the Lord doth man live. was made fubject to vanity, not willingly, but by reafon of him who hath fubjected the fame in hope; 7. 21. Because the creature of it felf alfo fhall be delivered from the m Deut. 8. 17. And thou fay in bondage of corruption, into the thine heart,my power and the might glorious liberty of the children of of my hand hath gotten me this God. v. 22. For we know that the wealth. v, 18. But thou shalt rewhole creation groaneth, and tra- member the Lord thy God: for it, vaileth in pain together until now. is he that giveth thee power to get Jerem. 8. 25. Your iniquities have wealth, that he may eftablish his turned away these things, and your covenant which he fware unto thy fins have withholden good things fathers, as it is this day. from you. Deut. 28, from verse 15. to the end of the chapter. v. Is. But it fhall come to pafs if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to obferve to do all his commandments and his ftatutes which I command thee this day; that all these curfes fhall come upon thee, and overtake thee. v. 16. Curfed fhalt thou be in the city, and curfed fhalt thou be in the field. v. 17. Curfed fhall be thy basket and thy ftore, &c.
k Deut. 8. 3. And he humbled thee, and fuffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, (which thou kneweft not, neither did thy fathers know) that he might make thee know that man doth not live
a Jerem. 6.13. For from the leaft of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to cove toufnefs; and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falily. Mark 7. 21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications,murders, v.22. Thefts, covetoufnefs, wickedness, deceit,-
Hofea 12. 7. He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
P fames 4. 3. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amifs, that you may confume it upon your lufts.
9 Gen. 43. 12. And take double money in your hand:and the money
blessed unto us in our holy and comfortable Ufe of them, and Contentment in them; and be kept from all things that are contrary to our Temporal Support and Comfort.
194. Queft. What do we pray for in the Fifth Peti
Anfi. In the Fifth Petition, which is, (Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtos) acknowledging that we and all others are guilty both of Original and Actual Sin,and thereby become Debtors to the Juftice of God; and that neither we, nor any other Creature can make the leaft Satisfaction for that Debt : We pray for our felves and others, That
that was brought again in the mouth of the facks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an overfight. v. 13. Take alfo your brother, and arife, go again unto the man. v. 14. And God Almighty give you mercy before the man,-Gen. 28. 20. And Jacob vowed a vow, faying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on. Eph. 4. 28. Let him that ftole fteal no more but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 2 Theff. 3. II. For we hear that there are fome which walk among you diforderly, working not at all, but are bufy-bodies. v. 12. Now them that are fuch we command, and exhort by our Lord Jefus Chrift, that with quietnefs they work, and eat their own bread. Philip. 4. 6. Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and fupplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God,
1 Tim. 4. 3. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. v. 4. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be re fufed, if it be received with thankfgiving; v. s. For it is fanctified by the word of God, and prayer.
1 Tim. 6. 6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. v. 7. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. v. 8. And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.
Prov. 30. 8. Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty, nor riches, feed me with food convenient for me: v. 9. Left I be full, and deny thee,and fay, Who is the Lord? or left I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
I94. Matth. 6. 12.
w Rom. 3. from verfe 9: to 22. v.9. What then? are we better than they? No in no wife: for we have before C & proved
fulness, are not only fubject to be tempted, and forward to expofe our felves unto Temptations'; but also of our felves unable and unwilling to refift them, to recover out of them and to improve them "; and
Matth. 26. 41. Watch and pray, that ye entes not into temptation: the fpirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
1 Matth. 26. 69. Now Peter fat without in the palace: and a damfel came unto him, faying, Thou also waft with Jefus of Galilee. v. 70. But he denied before them all, faying, I know not what thou fayeft. . 71. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid faw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was alfo with Jefus of Nazareth. v. 72. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. Gal. 2. 11. But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. v. 12. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles; but when they were come, he withdrew, and feparated him felf, fearing them which were of the circumcifion. v. 13. And the other Jews diffembled likewife with him infomuch that Barnabas alfo was carried away with their diffimulation. v.14. But when I faw that they walked not uprightly, according to the truth of the gofpel, I faid unto Peter,-- 2 Chron. 18. 3. And Ahab king of Ifrael faid unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ramoth-gilead? And he anfwered him, I am as thou art, and my people as thy people, and we will be with thee in the war. Compared with 2 Chron. 19. 2. And Jehu the fon of Hanani the feer, went out to meet him, and said to king
Jehoshaphat, shouldft thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord.
in Rom. 7. 23. But I fee another law in my members,warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law offin, which is in my members; v. 24O wretched man that I am, who fhall deliver me from the body of this death! 1 Coron. 21. 1. And Satanstood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Ifrael. 7.2. And David faid to Joab, and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Ifrael from Beer-fheba even to Dan, and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. v. 3. And Joab answered,The Lord make his people an hundred times so many more as they be but my Lord the king, are they not all my lords fervants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a caufe of trefpafs to Ifrael? v. 4. Nevertheless, the kings word prevailed against Joab: wherefore Joab departed,-- 2 Chron. 1.6.7. And at that time Hanani the feer cameto Afa king of Judah, and faid unto him, Because thou haft relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. v. 8. Were not the Ethiopians and Lubims a huge hoft, with very many chariots and horfemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the Lord, he delivered them into thine hand. v. 9. For the eyes
and worthy to be left under the Power of them?: We pray that God would fo over-rule the World and all in it °, fubdue the Flesh P, and restrain Satan 9; order all things; bestow and bless all Means of Grace, and quicken us to Watchfulness in the Ufe of them; that we and all his People may by his Providence be kept from being tempted to Sin; or if tempted, That by his Spirit we may be powerfully fupported and inabled to stand in the Hour of Temptation ; or when fallen, raised again and re
of the Lord run to and fro throughOut the whole earth, to fhew himfelf ftrong in the behalf of them, whofe heart is perfect towards him. Herein thou haft done foolishly; therefore from henceforth thou fhalt have wars. v. 1o. Then Afa was wroth with the feer, and put him into a prifon-houfe; for he was in a rage with him, because of this thing, and Afa opprefled fome of the people the fame time.
Pfalm 81. 11. But my people would not hearken to my voice, and Ifrael would none of me. v. 12. So I gave them up unto their own hearts luft: and they walked in their own counfels.
• John 17. 15. I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldft keep them from the evil.
P Pfalm 51. 10. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Pfalm 119, 133. Order my steps in thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
92 Cor. 12. 7. And left I should be exalted above measure, through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, themeffenger of Satan to
me, left I fhould be exalted
coverabove measure. v. 8. For this thing I befought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
I Cor. 10. 12. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed left he fall. v. 13. There hath no temptation taken you, but fuch as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not fuffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation alfo make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Heb. 13. 20. Now the God of peace that brought again from rhe dead our Lord Jefus, that great fhepherd of the fheep, through the blood of the everlafting covenant, v. 21. Make you perfect in every good work, to do his will, working in you that which is well pleafing in his fight, through Jefus Chrift ;-
Matth. 26. 41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation,-Pfalm 19. 13. Keep back thy fervant alfo from prefumptuous fins, let them not have dominion over me: then fhall I be upright, and I fhall be innocent from the great tranfgreffion.
Eph. 3. 14. For this caufe I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, v. 15. Of whom Cc 3
fulness, are not only fubject to be tempted, and forward to expose our felves unto Temptations '; but also of our felves unable and unwilling to refift them, to recover out of them and to improve them m; and
Matth. 26. 41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the fpirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Jehoshaphat, fhouldft thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon
thee from before the Lord.
1 Matth. 26. 69. Now Peter fat in Rom. 7. 23. But I fee another without in the palace: and a dam- law in my members, warring against fel came unto him, faying, Thou the law of my mind, and bringing alfo waft with Jefus of Galilee. me into captivity to the law offin, v. 70. But he denied before them which is in my members; v. 24. all, faying, I know not what thou O wretched man that I am, who fayeft. . 71. And when he was fhall deliver me from the body of gone out into the porch, another this death! 1 Coron. 21. 1. And Samaid faw him, and said unto them tan ftood up against Israel, and prothat were there, This fellow was al- voked David to number Ifrael. v. 2. fo with Jefus of Nazareth. v. 72. And David faid to Joab, and to And again he denied with an oath, the rulers of the people, Go, numI do not know the man. Gal. 2. ber Ifrael from Beer-fheba even to. 11. But when Peter was come to An- Dan, and bring the number of them tioch, I withstood him to the face, to me, that I may know it. v. 3.. because he was to be blamed. v. 12. And Joab anfwered, The Lord make For before that certain came from his people an hundred times fo maJames, he did eat with the Gentiles; ny more as they be but my Lord but when they were come, he with- the king, are they not all my lords drew, and feparated himself, fearing fervants? why then doth my lord. them which were of the circumci- require this thing? why will he be fion. v. 13. And the other Jews a caufe of trefpafs to Ifrael v. 4. diffembled likewife with him; in- Nevertheless, the kings word prefomuch that Barnabas alfo was car- vailed against Joab: wherefore Joab ried away with their diffimulation. departed,-- 2 Chron. 16. 7. And at v.14. But when I faw that they walk- that time Hanani the feer came to ed not uprightly, according to the Afa king of Judah, and faid unto truth of the gofpel, I faid unto Pe- him, Becaufe thou haft relied on ter,-- 2 Chron. 18. 3. And Ahab the king of Syria, and not relied king of ifrael faid unto Jehoshaphat on the Lord thy God, therefore is king of Judah, Wilt thou go with the hoft of the king of Syria efcaped me to Ramoth-gilead? And he an- out of thine hand. v. 8. Were not fwered him, I am as thou art, and the Ethiopians and Lubims a huge my people as thy people, and we hoft, with very many chariots and will be with thee in the war. Com- horfemen? yet, because thou didst pared with 2 Chron. 19. 2. And Jehu rely on the Lord, he delivered them the fon of Hanani the feer, went into thine hand. v. 9. For the eyes out to meet him, and said to king