« ForrigeFortsett »
will look up. I will (b)
O let the Wickednefs of the Wicked come to an End, but establish the Juft; for thou, O God, triest (f) the Heart and Reins. Thou haft proved my Heart, thou haft tried me in the Night; I am purpofed not to offend.
Give Ear unto my Prayer, which goeth not out of feigned Lips. Preserved me, O God, for in thee do I put my (g) Truft. (b) Thou
our Profeffion: For we have not
(b) Heb. x1.6. He that COMETH to God, must believe that he is; and that he is a REWARDER OF them that diligently SEEK him. Ch. IV. 14, 15, 16. Seeing then that we have a great High-Priest, that is paffed into the Heavens, Fefus the Son of God, let us hold faft an High-Prieft which cannot be touched with the feeling of our Infirmities; but was in all Points tempted like as we are, yet without Sin. Let us therefore COME BOLDLY unto the TIKONE of GRACE, that we may obtain MERCY, and find GRACE to help in time of need. Heb. 1x. 24.
(c) John 1v. 24. GOD is a SPIRIT, and they that WORSHIP him, must WORSHIP him in Spirit and in Truth. Heb. x111. 28. Wherefore we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have Grace, whereby we may ferve God acceptably, with Reverence and godly Fear."
(d) Matt. 1. 21. Thou fhalt call his Name Jefus, for he fhall SAVE his People from their SINS. 1 Joh.
1.8. If we fay we have no SIN, we deceive our felves, and the Truth is not in us. As v. 31. Him hath God exalted to be a PRINCE and SAVIOUR, to give REPENTANCE and REMISSION of SINS.
(e) Heb. VII. 25. He is able to SAVE them to the uttermost, that
come unto God by him; feeing he ever liveth to make Interceflion for
(f) Heb IV. 12, 13. For the WORD of God is QUICK and rowERFUL, and SHARPER than any two-edged Sword, PIERCING even to the dividing afunder of SoUL and SPIRIT, and of the JOINTS and MARROW, and is a Difcerner of the THOUGHTS and INTENTS of the HEART. Neither is there any CREATURE that is not MAINFEST in his Sight, but all Things are naked and opened unto the Eyes of him with whom we have to do.
(g) Job x111. 15. Though he flay me, yet will I put my Trust in him. Ifai. XXVI. 4. TRUST ye in the Loun for EVER for in the Prov. 111. 5. Lord JEHOVAH is EVERLASTING STRENGTH. TRUST in the LORD with all thine HEART, and lean not to thine own UNDERSTANDING.
(b) Heb. 11. 6. What is MAN that thou art MINDFUL of him, or the SON of MAN that thou VISITEST him!
b Psalm VII.
• Pfalm XVII.
d Psalm xvI.
art my Lord; my Goodness extends not unto thee, but to the Saints, in whom is all my Delight, (i) Thou art the Portion of mine Inheritance, therefore will I blefs thee, O Lord, who haft given me Counsel: My Reins alfo inftruct me in the Night Seafon; (k) for I have fet thee, O Lord, always before me, and I shall not be moved. Therefore (1) my Heart is glad, and my Glory rejoiceth; my Flefh alfo fhall (m) reft in Hope: For (2) thou wilt not leave my Soul in Hell, but wilt fhew me the Path of Life; for in thy Prefence is Fulness of Joy, and at thy right Hand are -(0) Pleasures for evermore. Therefore will I praife Thee, O Lord, for thy (p) Righteoufnefs: I will fing Praifes unto thy Name, thou Moft High.
(i) Matt. v1.21. For where your TREASURE is, there will your HEART be alfo.
ZD, as SEEING him who is INVI(k) Heb. x1. 27. For he ENDURSIBLE. 2 Cor. v. 7. For we walk by FAITH, and not by Sight. might have my Joy fulfilled in (1) Fohn XVII. 13. That they themselves. Confidence and the rejoicing of the (m) Heb. 111. 6. Hold fast the HOPE firm unto the End.
(n) Heb..11. 14, 15. Forafmuch of Flesh and Blood, he alfo himself then as the Children are Partakers likewife took part of the fame; that through DEATH he might detroy him that had the POWER OF liver them who through Fear of DEATH, that is, the Devil; and deDeath, were all their Life-time subject to Bondage.
Salvation; I will truft and not be (0) Ifai. XII. 2, 3. God is my afraid, for the Lord JEHOVAH is my Strength and my Song, he fore with Joy fhall be draw Waters alfo is become my Salvation. Thereout of the Wells of Salvation. 2 Cor. 11.9. Eye hath not feen, nor Ear heard, neither have entered inwhich God hath prepared for them to the Heart of Man, the Things that love him. Rev. xx1.6. I am that is athirft, of the Fountain of Alpha and Omega, the Beginning
and the End: I will give unto him the Water of Life freely. Chap. xx11. 17. And the Spirit and the Bride fay, Come. And let him that heareth fay, Come: And let him that is athirst come: And whofoever will, let him take the Water of Life freely.
(p) Gal. 11. 21. I do not fruftrate the Grace of God: For if RIGHTEOUSNESS Come by the Law, then Chrift is dead in vain. Fer. xxIII. 6. This is the Name whereby he fhall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Phil. III. 4. I count all Things but Lofs for the Excellency of the Knowledge of Chrift Jefus, my Lord; for whom I have fuffered the Lofs of all Things, and do count them but Dung, that I may win Chrift. Ver. 9. And be found in him; not having mine own Righteoufnefs, which is of the Law, but that which is through the Faith of Chrift; the Righteoufnefs which is of God by. Faith.
0 Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, I do not present thefe my Supplications for my Righteoufnefs, but for thy great Mercy's fake, through the in
finite Merits of Jefus Chrift our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, ever one God, World without end. Amen.
An Evening Prayer.
EAR me, & O God of my (a) RIGHTEOUSNESS, have Mercy upon me, and hear my Prayer. Enlarge (b) me from my Diftreffes; for thou, O Lord, art a Shield for me, my Glory, and the lifter Head of my up ; therefore I will not be afraid, (c) tho' Ten Thoufand fhould rife up against me: I will lay me down and fleep, for thou, O Lord, wilt fuftain me. For thou, O Lord, art (d) my SHEPHERD, therefore I fhall not want.
(a) Rom. 111. 21, 22. The RIGHTEOUSNESS of God is manifefted, being witneffed by the Law and the PROPHETS, even the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God, which is by Faith of Jefus Chrift, unto all them that believe. Jer. xx111. 6. This is the Name whereby he fhall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
(b) Ifai. LXI. 1. and Lake Iv. 18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gofpel to the Poor; he hath fent me to heal the BROKEN HEARTED, to preach Deliverance
to the CAPTIVES, and recovering of Sight to the BLIND; to fet at Liberty them that are BRUISED.
(c) Ifai. x11.2. Behold, God is my SALVATION, I will TRUST and not be AFRAID: For the Lord Jehovah is my STRENGTH and my SONG, and he is become my SAL
O Lord, reftore my Soul, and lead me in the Paths of Righteoufnefs, for thy Name's fake; for though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, yet will I fear no Evil, for thou art with me, thy Rod and thy
(d) Job. X. 27, 28, 29. My SHEEP hear my Voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal Life, and they fhall
never perifh, neither fhall any pluck them out of my Hand. My Father which gave them me is greater than all, and none is able to pluck them out of my Father's Hand. Ifai.
Staff comfort me. Thou XI. 11. He fhall feed his FLOCK like a SHEPHERD; he fhall ga
prepareft a Table before me, in the Prefence of my Enemies: Surely Goodness and Mercy fall follow me all the Days of my Life, that
ther the LAMBS with his Arm, and carry them in his Bofom, and fhall gently lead thofe that are with young. Joh. x. 14. I am the good SHEPHERD, and give my Life for the Sheep.
& Pf. IV. b PS. III. Pf. iv.
Pf. xxIII. 1. Verse 3.
compofed out of the PSALMS.
may dwell in thy (e) House,
Arife, O Lord, fave me, O my God; for (f) Salvation belongs unto thee, and thy Bleffings are upon thy People. I will offer the Sacrifice of (g) Righteoufnefs, and will put my Truft in thee, O Lord: For 8 when others fay, (b) Who will fhew us any Good? O Lord, lift thou up the Light of thy Countenance upon me; for this will put more Gladnefs into my Heart, than all the Increafe of Riches: I will therefore lay me down (i) in PEACE and fleep; for thou, Lord, only, makeft me to dwell in Safety.
(e) Foh. xiv. 2. In my Father's HOUSE are many MANSIONS; if it were not lo, I would have told
you. I go to prepare a Place for you. Ver. 23. If a Man love me, he will keep my Words; and my Father will love him, and we will bode with him.
come unto him, and make our A
(f) Acts IV. 12. Neither is there
there is none other NAME under
SALVATION in any OTHER; for Heaven given among Men, whereby we must be faved. Chap. v. 31. Him hath God exalted with his Saviour, for to give Repentance right Hand, to be a Prince and a unto Ifrael, and Forgiveness of Sins.
fice and Offering thou wouldeft not, but a Body haft thou prepared me: (g) Heb. x. 5,6, 7, 8, 9, 10. SacriIn Burnt Offerings and Sacrifices Then faid I, Lo, I come to do thy Will, O God. Above, when he faid, Sacrifice and Offering, and Burnt-Offerings, and Offering for
for Sin, thou haft had no Pleasure :
Sin thou worldeft not, neither haft Pleasure therein, (which are offered by the Law:) Then faid he, Lo, I come to do thy Will, O God: He taketh away the Firft. that he may establifh the Second: By the which Will we are fanctified, through the Offering of the Body of Jesus once for all.
(b) Matt. v1.21. For where your Treasure is, there will your Heart be alfo. Ver. 33 Scek ye firft the Kingdom of God, and his Righteoufnels, and all thefe Things fhall be added unto you. Matt. x111. 45. The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a Merchantman feeking goodly Pearls; Ver. 46. Who when he had found onc Pearl of great Price, went and fold all that he had, and bought it.
(i) Isai. XXVI. 3. Thou wilt keep him in PERFECT PEACE, whose Mind is ftaid on thee, because he trusteth in thee. John XIV. 27. PEACE I leave with you, my PEACE I give unto you; not as the World giveth, give I unto you. Let not your Heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
1 Pfalm 111.
8 Pfalm IV.
Thefe Supplications I prefent unto thy Divine Majefty,
A Prayer for the Pardon of Sin, and for Sanctifying Grace.
LORD, rebuke me not in thine Anger, neither (a) CHASTEN me in thy Difpleafure: Have Mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak, and my Soul is alfo fore vexed; but thou, O Lord, how long? Return, O Lord, deliver my Soul; O fave me for thy Mercies fake; for in Death (b) there is no Remembrance of thee, or in the Grave who fhall give thee Thanks? I am weary of my Groaning, all the Night make I my Bed to fwim: (c) But thou, O Lord, wilt hear the Voice of my Weeping, thou wilt hear my Supplications, and receive my Prayer.
Unto thee, O Lord, do lift up my Soul; O my God, I truft in thee, let me not be afhamed, let not mine Enemies triumph over me: Shew me thy Ways, O Lord, lead me in thy Truth and teach me, for thou art the God of my Salvation.
(a) Heb. xII. 6. For whom the Lord loveth he CHASTENETH, and SCOURGETH every Son whom he receiveth. Rev. 111. 19. As many as I love I REBUKE and CHASTEN; be zealous therefore, and repent.
(6) 2 Cor. 1. 9. But we had the Sentence of DEATH in our felves, that we fhould not truft in our felves, but in God which raiseth the Dead.
(c) Heb. IV. 14, 15, 16. Seeing then that we have a great HighPrieft, that is paffed into the Heavens, Jefus the Son of God, let us hold faft our Profeffion; for we have not an High-Prieft which cannot be touched with the feeling of our Infirmities, but was in all Points tempted like as we are, yet
without Sin. Let us therefore come BOLDLY unto the Throne of GRACE, that we may obtain MERCY, and find GRACE to help in
time of need.
(d) On thee do I WAIT all the Day long, therefore will love thee, (e) O Lord, my Strength. Thou art my ROCK, my FORTRESS, and
a Pfalm vi.
(d) Ifai. XL. 31. They that WAIT upon the Lord fhall renew their Strength, they fhall mount up with Wings as Eagles, they fhall run and not be weary, and they fhall walk and not faint.
to fhew unto the Heirs of Promife
(e) Heb. vi. 17,18,19,20. Wherein God, willing more abundantly the Immutability of his Counfel, confirmed it by an Oath; that by two immutable Things, in which it was impoffible for God to lie, we might have a strong Confolation, who have fled for Refuge, to lay hold the Hope fet before us;
which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul, both SURE and STEDFAST, and which entereth into that within the Veil, whither the Forerunner is for us entered, even Jefus, made an High-Prieft for ever. b Pfalm xxv.