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get o, and use them unlawfully p: we pray for ourselves and
others,That both they and we, waiting upon the providence of
God' from day to day in the use of lawful means, may of his
free gift, and as to his Fatherly wisdom shall seem best, enjoy
a competent portion of them q, and have the same continued
and blessed unto us in our holy and comfortable use of them r,
and contentment in thems: and be kept from all things that
are contrary to our temporal support and comfortt.

Q :94. What do we pray for in the fifth petition ?
À. In the fifth petition (which is, Forgive us our debts, as

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ousness; and from the prophet even V. 12. Now them that are fuch we anto the priest, every one dealeth command, and exhort by our Lord fally. mark' vii. 21. For from Jelus Christ, that with quietnels within, out of the heart of men pro. they work, and eat their own bread. ceed evil thoughts, adulteries, for. Phil.iv.6. Be careful for nothing: but nications, murders, v. 22. Thefts, in every thing by prayer and lupcovetou snels, wickedness, deceit, plication with thankigiving, let your

o Hof. xii. 7. He is a merchant, requests be made knowo unto the balances of deceit are in his God. band: he loveth to oppress.

ri Tim. iv. 3. Forbidding to Jam iv. 3. Ye ask and receive marry, and commanding to abstain not, becaule ye ask amiis, that ye from meats, which God hath created may consume it upon your lufts. to be received with thanksgiving of

q Gen. xliii. 12. And take double them who believe and know the money in your hand : and the money truth. 4

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every creature of that was brought again in the mouth God is good, and nothing to be reof the sacks, carry it again in your fused, if it be received with thankfhand; peradventure it was an over- giving ; v.s For it is fanctified by the light. v. 13. Take also your brother, word of God and prayer. and arise, go again unto the man. si Tim vi. 6. But godliness with V. 14. and God Almighty give you contentment is great gain. mercy before the man,-Gen xxviii.' For we brought nothing into this 19. And Jacob vowed, a vow, say world, and it ertain we caii car-, ing, if God will be with me, and ry nothing out. 9. 8. And having will keep me in this way that I go, food and raiment, let us be there. and will give me bread to eat, and with content. raiment to put on. Epb. iv. 28. Let i Prov. xxx. &. Remove far from bim that stole, steal no more: but time vanity and lies; give me neirather let him labour, workiog with ther poverty, nor riches; feed me his hands the thing which is good, with food convenient for me: v.9. that he may have to give to him Left I be full, and deny thee, and that needeth. 2 Theff. ii. 11. For fay, Who is the Lord, or lest I be we hear that there are some who poor and steal, and take the name walk among you disorderly, work- of my God in vain.

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we forgive our debtors v)acknowledging that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual fin, and thereby become debtors to the justice of God, and that neither we nor any other creature can make the least satisfaction for that debt w. We pray for ourselves and others, That God of his free grace would thro’rheobedience and satisfaction of Christ apprehended and applied by faith, acquit us both from the guilt and punishment of fin x, accept us in his beloved y, continue his favour and grace to usz, pardon our daily failings a, and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily inore and more assurance of forgiveness b, which we are the rather emboldened to

ask, 191.0 Mat. vi. 12.

his bload, to declare bis righteous. w Rom. iii. from verse 9. to 22. Dels for the remislion of fins that are V.9. What then? are we better past, through the forbearance of than they ? No, in no wise ; for we God; v. 26. To declare, I say, at have betore proved both Jews and this time his righteousness : that be Gentiles, that they are all under might be juft, and the justifier of fin; v. 10. As it is written, There him who believeth in Jesus. Heb. is none righteous, no not one : v. ix. 22. And almost all things are 11. There is none that understand- by the law purged with blood : and eth, there is done that seeketh after without shedding of blood is no reGod. v. 12. They are all gone out mission. of the way, they are together be. y Eph, i. 6. To the praise of the come unprofitable, there is none glory of his grace, wherein he hath that doch good, no not one, &c. v. made us accepted in the beloved : 19.-- That every mouth may be stop- v.7. In whom we have redemption ped, and all the world may become through his blood, the forgivenness guilty before God, &c. Mat. xviii.24. of sins, according to the riches of And when he had begun to reckon, his grace, one was brought unto him, who 2 Pet. i. 2. Grace and peace be owed him ten thoufand talents. v. multiplied unto you through the 25. But forasmuch as he had not to knowledge of God, and of Jesus our pay, his lord commanded him to Lord, be fold, and his wife, and his chil a Hosea xiv. 2. Take with you dren, and all that he had, and pay- words, and turn to the Lord, fay ment to be made. Psal. cxxx. 3. If unto him, Take away all iniquity, thou, Lord, shouldk mark iniqui- and receive us graciously; so will ties: O Lord, who shall stand? v. we render the calves of our lips : 4. But there is forgiveness with Jer, xiv. 7. O Lord, though our thee: that thou mayelt be feared. iniquities testify against us,

* Rom. iii. 24. Being justified it for thy name's sake: for our back, freely by his grace, thrvugh the re. lidings are many, we have finged demption that is in Christ Jesus: v. against thee. 25. Whom God hath set forth to

b Rom. X. 13. Now the God of be a propitiation, through faith in hope fill you with all joy and peace

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ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others their offencesc.

0. 195. What do we pray for in the sixth position?

A. In the sixth petition (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil d) acknowledging that the most wise, righteous and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations e; that Satanf, the worldg, and the flesh are ready powerfully to draw us aside, and insnare us h: and that we, even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruptioni, weakness, and want of watchfulnessk, are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose our

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in believing that we may abound the princes of Babylon, who fent in hope through the power of the unto him to enquire of the wonder Holy Ghost Pfal. li. 7. Purge me that was done in the land, God left with hyffop, and I shall be clean; him to try him, that he might know wash me, and I shall be whiter than all that was in his heart. snow. 9.8. Make me to hear joy fi Chron. xxi. 1. And Satan and gladness: that the bones which stood up against Israel, and provok. thou halt broken, may rejoice.

ed David to number Israel. 9. Hide thy face from my fins; and Luke xxi,

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And take bedd to blot out all mine iniquities. V. 10. yourselves, leit at any time your Create in me a clean heart, O hearts be overcharged with furfeitGod; and renew a right spirit with ing and drunkenness, and cares of

v. 12. Restore unto me the this life, and so that day come upon joy of thy falvation : and uphold you unawares. Mark iv. 19. And the * me with thy free Spirit.

cares of this world, and the deceitc Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our fulness of riches, and the luits of oSias; for we also forgive every one ther things, entering in, choke the that is indebted to us.—Mat. vi. word, and it becometh unfruitful. 14 For if ye forgive men their tref h Jam. i. 14. But every man is paffes, your heavenly Father will tempted, when he is drawn away of also forgive you. v.-15. But if ye his own lults and enticed. forgive not men their trespaffes, Dej i Gal. v, 17. For the flesh lusteth ther will your Father forgive your against the fpirit, and the spirit atrespafles. Mat. xviii. 35. So like, gainst the felh : and these are conwise fhall my heavenly Father do trary the one to the other: so that alfo unto you, if ye from your hearts ye cannot do the things that ye forgive not every one his brother would. their trespasses.

k Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray 195. d Mat. vi. 13.

that ye enter not into temptation : • 2 Chron. xxxii. 31. Howbeit, the spirit indeed is willing, but the in the business of the ambassadors of Aela is weak.

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selves unto temptations ), but also of ourselves unable and unwilling to resist them, to recover out of them, and to improve themn, and worthy to be left under the power of

them

? Mat. xxvi. 69. Now Peter fat law in my members warring against without in the palace, and a damsel the law of my mind, and bringing came unto him, saying, Thou also me into captivity to the law of fin, walt with Jesus of Galilee. v. 70. which is in my members. 24. O But he denied before them all, fay- wretched man that I am, who shall ing, I know not what thou sayeit. deliver me from the body of this v. 71. and when he was gone out death! i Chron. xxi. j. and Saran into the porch, another maid faw stood up against Ifrael, and provokhim, and said unto them that were ed David to number Ifrael. v. 2. there, This fellow was also with Je- and David said to Joab, and to the tus of Nazareth. v. 72. and again rulers of the people, Go, number he denied with an oath, I do not lfrael, from Beersheba even to Dao, know the man. Gal. ii. 11. But and bring the number of them to when Peter was come to Antioch, I me, that I may know it. v. 3. and withstood him to the face, because Joab answered, The Lord make his he was to be blamed. v. 12. For people an hundred times fo many before that certain came from James, more as they be; but, my lord the he did eat with the Gentiles; but king, are they not all my lord's ferwhen they were come, he withdrew, vants ? why then doth my lord reand separated himself, fearing them quire this thing? why will be be s who were of the circumcision. v. cause of trespass to Ifrael! v. 4. 13. and the other Jews dissembled Nevertheless, the king's word prelikewise with him, insomuch that vailed against Joab: wherefore joab Barbabas also was carried away with departed,-2 Chron. xvi. 7. and at their diffimulation, v.14. But when that time Hanani, the feer, came to I saw that they walked not upright- Afa king of Judah, and said unto ly, according to the truth of the him, Because thou halt relied on the gospel, Ifaid unto Peter,-2 Chron. king of Syria, and not relied on the xviii, 3. And Ahab king of Israel Lord thy God, therefore is the host faid unto Jeholhaphat king of Ju- of the king of Syria escaped out of dah, Wilt thou go with me to Raw thine hand. v.8. Were not the Emoth-gilead ? and he answered, thiopians and Lubims a huge hoft, him, I am as thou art, and my pee- with very many chariots and horseple as thy people, and we will be men? yet, because thou didit rely with thee in the war. Compared on the Lord, he delivered them inwith 2 Chron. xix. 2. and Jehu the to thine hand. v.9. For the eyes son of Hanani the secr, went out to of the Lord run to and fro throughmeet him, and said to king Jehollia- out the whole earth, to sew himself pliat, should thou help the ungod strong in the behalf of them, whose jy, and love them that hate the heart is perfect towards him. Herein Lord ? therefore is wrath upon thee thou halt done foolishly; therefore from before the Lord.

from henceforth thou fhalt have #Rom. vii. 23. But I fee another wars. v. 10. Then Asa was wroth

them n, we pray, Thar God would so over-rnle the world and all in ito, subdue the flesh p, and restrain Satanq, order all thingsr, bestow and bless all means of graces, and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them; that we and all his people may by his providence be kept from being tempted to sin t; or, if tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation v: or,

when

with the feer, and put him into a also make a way to escape, that

ye prison-house : for he was in a rage may be able to bear it. with him, because of this thing : s Heb. xiii. 20. Now the God of and Afa oppressed some of the peo, peace that bronght again from the ple the same time.

dead our Lord Jesus, that great n Pfal. Ixxxi. 11. But my people Shepherd of the sheep, through the wouldonot hearken to my voice, and blood of the everlasting covenant, Ifrael would none of me. v. 12. So v. 21. Make you perfect in every I gave them up to their own hearts good work, to do his will, working luft: and they walked in their own in you that which is well-pleasing in counsels.

his fight, through Jesus Chrift; John xvii. 15. I pray not that 1 Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, thou shouldlt take them out of the that ye enter not into temptation, world, but that thou shouldst keep Pfal. xix. 13. Keep back thy fervant them from the evil.

alfo from presumptuous sins, let p Pfal.li. 10. Create in me a clean them not have dominion over me: heart, O God; and renew a right then shall I be upright, and I shall spirit within me. Psal. cxix. 133. be innocent from the great transOrder my feps in thy word : and greffion. let not any iniquity have dominion v Eph. iii. 14. For this caufe [ over me.

bow my knees unto the Father of 9 2 Cor. xii. 7. And left I should our Lord Jesus Christ. · V. 15. Of be exalted above measure, through whom the whole family in heaven the abundance of the revelations, and earth is named, v. 16. That there was given to me a thorn in the he would grant you according to feth, the messenger of Satan to the riches of his glory, to be buffet me, left I should be exalted ftrengthened with might, by liis above measure. . v. 8. For this Spirit in the inner-man; v. 17. thing I beluught the Lord torice, That Christ may dwell in your that it might depart from me. hearts by faith;

Thelf. ii. 13. i Cor. x. 12. Wherefore let To the end he may establish our him that thinketh he standeth, take hearts unblameable in holiness beheed left he fall. v. 13. Therefore God even our Father, at the hath no temptation taken you, but coming of our Lord Jesus Christ such as is common to man: but God with all his saints. ' Jude v. 24. is faithful, who will not suffer you . Now unto him that is able to keep to be tempted above that ye are you from falling, and to present able; but will with the temptation you faultless before the presence of

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