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fay continually, Let God be magnified. Let the Heaven and Earth praise thee, the Seas, and every thing (t) Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the that moveth therein. I am Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the
Kingdom of Heaven. poor and d needy, make
(u) Luke xv111. 7,8. Shall not hafte unto me; O God, God avenge his own Elect, which thou art my Helper and De- cry, Day, and Night unto him, tho'
he bear long with them? I tell you, liverer : O Lord, make no that he will avenge them speedily. (u) tarrying
< Psalm LxIx. 34. d Psalm Lxx. s.
Grant these humble Supplications which I offer up to
thy Divine Majesty, through the Merits of Chrift Jesus our Redeemer ; uho liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God World without end. Amen.
A Prayer in the Time
of Old Age, or Sick-
o N - thee, O Lord,
do I put my (a) (a). Ifai. XXVI. 3, 4. Thou wilt
Mind is stayed on thee, because 0: 33
3 never be put to he TRUSTETH in thee. Trust ye
“ Confufion : Deli- in the Lord for ever: for in the ver me in thy Righteousness, Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting cause me to escape ; incline Stre thine Ear unto me, and save
y (6) Atts XVII. 28. In him we me. Be thou my strong (6) Live, and MOVE, and have our Habitation, whereunto I may BEING. . continually resort. Thou haft given Commandment to save (c) Afts v. 31. _Him hath God (c) me, for thou art my
anointed to be a Prince and Savi
my or, to give Repentance, and ForRock and my Fortress. giveness of Sins.
Deliver me, O my God, (d) 1 Pet. v. 8. Be fober, be vis out of the Hands of the Wick: gilant, for your ADVERSARY the
Devil, as a roaring Lion, goeth ed, out of the Hand of the about' seeking whom he may de. unrighteous and (d) CRUEL vour : whom refift stedfalt in the One. For thou art (e) my Faith. Hope. O Lord God; thou therefore your Confidence, which
(e) Heb, x. 35, 38. Caft not away art my Trust from my Youth: hath great recompense of Reward. By thee have I been holden For the Just shall live by Faith. up from the Womb : thou (n. Heb. VI. 18, 19, 20. That by
two immutable Things, in which art he that took me out of it was impossible for God to lye, my Mother's Bowels : I am we might have a strong Consolaas a Wonder unto many, (j) to lay hold upon the Hope set beas a Wonder unto many oj tion who have fled for REFUGE. but thou art my strong Re- fore 'us: Which Hope we have fuge. Let my Mouth be fil- as an Anchor of the Soul, boch sure led with thy Praise, and with and stedfast, and which entereth thine Honour all the Day. the Forerunner is for us entered,
into that within the Vail ; whither Caft me not off in the time even Jesus, made an High Priest for of (8) OLD AGE, forsake me ever. not when my Strength foilesh (g) Ifai. XLVI. 4. And even to
Do your old AGE I am hc, and even Lord, b make me to know to HOAR HAIRS will I carry you : mine End, and the Measure I have made, and I will bear; even of my Days, what it is, that
I will carry, and will deliver you.
Heb. x111, s. For he hath said, I may know how (b) frail I I will never LEAVi thee, nor FORam. Behold, thou hast made SAKE thee. Mass.XXVIII. 20. Lo, my Days as an Hand breadth, thi
th I am with you alway, even unto
", the end of the World. and mine Age is as nothing (b) 2 Cor. v. 4. For we that are before thee : Verily, every in this Tabernacle do groan, being Man, at his beft Éttate. is burdened ; not for that we would altogether Vanity.
be uncloached, but cloached upon,
Surely that Mortality might be swallowed every Man walkerh in a vain up of Life. Phil. 111.21.Who * Shew, R he HEAPETH Thall change our vile Body, that ic
* may be fashioned like unto his glo. rious Body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subduc all things unto himself. I Cor. xv. 54. When this corruptible shall have put on Incorruption, and this mortal hall have put on Immortality, then shall be brought to pass the Saying that is written, DEATH is swallowed up in VICTORY.
(i) Luke xul. 20. Thou Fool, this Night thy Soul shall be required of thce, and then whose shall all THOSE THINGS be. Matt. XVI. 26. What Thali it profit a Man to gain the WHOLE WORLD, and lose his own SOUL ? Or, wbat shall a Man give in EXCHANGE for his Soul ? 1 Tim. VI. 10. For the Love of MONEY is the Root of all Evil, which while some coveted after, have erred from the Faith, and pierced themselves through with many Sorrows.
6 Pfalm XXXIX. 4, to "z. * In a vain Shew, in the Margin, in an Image; the same, probably, with the Image or Shadow of Death, as Psalon xx111. 4. Though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow, ar Image of Death. See Rom. V11.24• •
up Riches, and knoweth not who Ihall gather them: (P) 2 Cor. IV. 16, 17, 18. Though
w our outward Man perish, yet the And now, Lord, what wait inward Man is renewed Day by I for? My Hope is in thee : Day, Our light AFFLICTION,
wbich is but for a Moment, work: Deliver me from all my eth for us a far more exceeding and Tranfgrefsions, and make me eternal Weight of Glory; while we not the Reproach of the look not at the Things which are Foolish : I was dumb, 1 leen, which are temporal; but ac
the Things which are not seen, opened not my Mouth, be- which are eternal. 1 Cor. xv. 55, caufe thou didft it. Remove 56, 57. O Death, where is thy away thy Stroke from me. Sting? O Grave, where is thy Vic
3 tory? The Sting of Death is sin, I am consumed by the Blow and the Strength of Sin is the Law: of thine Hand. When thou But Thanks be to God, which givwith Rebukes doft (k) COR- cth
( e. eth us the Victory, through our
Ok Lord Jesus Chrift. RECT Man tor INIQUITY, (b) Heb. xi. 13.14. There all died thou makeft his Beauty to in the Faith, not having received consume away like a Moth; the Promises, but having seen them
3 afar off ; and were perswaded of surely every Man is Vanity. th
them, and embraced them, and conHear my Prayer, O Lord, fessed that they were STRANGERS and give Ear unto my Cry; and PILGRIMS on the Earth : for hold not thy Peace at my plainly that they seek a Country;
they that fay such things, declare Tears; for I am (L) a Stran- ver. 16. that is, an heavenly. ** ger with thee, and a Sojour- Chron. XXIX. 15. For we are Stran
gers before thee, and Sojourners, as ner, as all my Fathers were.
were all our Fathers. Our Days on O spare me, that I may re- the Earth are as a Shadow, and cover Strength, before I go there is none abiding. hence, and be no more. (m) Eph. 111, 16, 17.. That he
would grant you, according to the O God, be not far from Riches of his Glory, to be STRENGme; O my God, make hafte THENED with Might, by his Spifor my Help ; I will hope rit in the inner Man, that Christ
may dwell in your Hearts by Faith, continually, and will get that ye may be rooted and grouindpraise thee more and more. ed in Love My Mouth shall shew forth _.() Phil.Iul. 8,9. And I count all
Things but Loss, for the Excellency thy Righteouineis, and thy of the knowledge of Chrift Jefus Salvation all the Day; for my Lord; for whom I have sufferI know not the Numbers cd the Loss of all Things, and do
count them but Dung, that I may thereof. I will go in the
win Christ, and be found in him, (m)STRENGTH of the Lord not having mine own RighteoulGod; I will make mention ness, which is of the Law, but that of thy RIGHTEOUSNESS, (12) Chrift, the Righteousness which is
which is through the Faith of even of thine only: O God, of God by Faith.
-c Pfalm LXXI. 12,142 to 21, 24, 23, 22.
thou haft taught me from my Youth, and hitherto
(0) 2 Kings xx. 2, 3, 4, 5. And have 1 declared thy won- Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord drous Works : Now also saying, I beseech thee, O Lord, rewhen I am old and gray. member now how I have walked
I before thee in Truch, and with a headed, O God, forsake me perfe&t Heart, and have done that not.
which is good in thy fight. And Thy RIGHTEOUSNESS, O the Word of the Lord came unto
ē Ifaiah, saying, Turn again, and tell God, is very high, who hait Hezekiah, Thus faith the Lord, I done great things : Lord, have heard thy Prayer, I have seen who is like unto thee? Thou, thy Tears, behold, I will heal thee. which haft shewn me great Saying. For if we be dead with
2 Tim. 11. 11, 12. It is a faithful and fore Trouble, (o) wilt him, we shall also live with him ; quicken me again, and shalt if we suffer, we shall also reign with bring me up again out of him. Col. !!1. 34. Ye are dead,
" and your Life is hid with Christ in the Depths of the Earth. God. When Christ, who is our Thou wilt (P) comfort me Life, shall appear, then shall ye also on every fide ; my Tongue appear with him in Glory. therefore · Jhall talk of thy father, and he hall give you an.
(1) John xiv. 16. I will pray the Righteousness all the Day other Comforter, that he may abide Jong, my Lips shall greatly with long my Lins shall greatly with you for ever. 2 Cor. 1. s. For
s as the Sufferings of Christ abound srejoice when I SING un- in us, so our Consolation also de to thee, and my Soul which boundeth by Chrift. thou hast REDEEMED. I (9) Rev. v. 9. And they sung a will also praise thee with the is
new Song, saying, Thou art wor
thy to take the Book, and to open Psaltery, even thy Truth, O. the Seals thereof; for thou walt my God; unto thee will I SLAIN, and hast REDEEMED us fing with the Haro. O thou to God by thy Blood, out of every
Kindred, and Tongue, and People, Holy One of Israel. and Nation.
O Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, I do
not present these my Supplications for my Righteousness, but for thy great Mercy's Sake, through the infinite Merits of Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God World without end. Amen.
A Prayer in the Time
of Trouble and Affli&tion, with earnest Supplications to be restored to the Divine Favour.
Cryed unto God E s with my Voice,
even unto God : (a) Heb. 11. 18. For in that he
2 with my Voice himself hath suffered, being tempeand he gave Ear unto me. In
ed, he is able to succour them that
are tempted. Heb. XII. 6. For the Day of (a) my Trouble whom the Lord loveth he chasI fought the Lord, my Sore TENETH, and SCOURGETH every man in the Niche Land'rer Son whom he receiveth. i Peter
1. 6. Wherein we greatly rejoice, ed not; my Soul refused to though now for a Season, if need be comforted : I remembred be, ye are in Heaviness, through God, and was troubled; I mani complained, and my Spirit faid, I will never leave thee, nor
. (b) Heb. xiii.s. For he hath was overwhelmed. Thou forsake thee. holdest mine Eves waking. (c) Heb. iv. 14, 15, 16. Seeing I am so troubled that I can- that is passed into the Heavens, fe
5) that we have a great High Prielt, not speak : I called to re- sus the Son of God; let us hold fast membrance my former * our Profession : for we have not an Songs in the Night; I com
High Priest which cannot be touch.
ed with the Feeling of our INFIRmune with mine own Heart, mities, but was in all Points and my Spirit made diligent tempted like as we are, yet withsearch. Wilt thou, O Lord,
and out Sin. Let us therefore come
ru, BOLDLYunto che Throne of GRACE, (6) caft me off for ever? that we may obtain MERCY, and and wilt thou be favourable find GRACE to help in time of no more? Is thy Mercy (c)
(d) Heb. XII. 1. Seeing we also clean gone for ever? Doth are encompassed with so great a thy Promise fail for ever Cloud of WITNESSES, let us lay more? Hast thou. O God aside every Weight, and the Sin
which doch so easily beset us, and forgotten to be gracious ? let us run with Patience the Race Haft thou in Anger shut up that is set before us. Chap. x. 32. thy tender Mercies 2 But s Call to remembrance the former said, this is mine Infirmity; min
Days, in which, after ye were illu
ny; minated, ye endured a great Fight I will (d) remember the of Afflictions.
· Psalm LXXVII. 1, 2, 3,4,6, to 13. * The Night is the time of Deliverance, and consequently of Singing; concerning which, fee Exod. x11, 29,4.2. AAS XVI. 25, 26, Cur.