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Q. 191. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom come a) acknowledging ourselves and all mankind to be by nature under the dominion of fin and Satan b, we pray,That the kingdom of sin and Satan -may be destroyed C, the gospel propagated throughout the world d, the Jews called e, the ful, nels of the Gentiles brought in f; the church furnished with all gospel officers and ordinances & purged from corrup
tion hold the children of Ammon, and yea for the rebellious also that the Moab;and Mount Seir,whom thou LordGodmightdwellamong them. wouldst not letIfrael invade, when Rev.12.10. AndI hearda loudvoice theycame out ofthe land of Egypt, saying in heaven, Now is come salbut they turned from them and de- vation and strength and the kingItroyed theni not; v. 11. Behold, dom of our God and the power of I say,how they reward us,to come bis Chrift: for the accuser of our to caft us out of thy possession brethren is cast down, which accu which thou hastgiven us to inherit. sed them before our God day and v. 12, 0 our God, wilt thou not night. vii. And they overcame judge them? for we have no might by the blood of the Lamb, and by againtt this great company that the word of their testimony; and cometh against us ; neither know they loved not their lives unto the we what to do, but our eyes are death: upon thee. Pfal. 83: throughout. d 2 Thes. 3.1. Finally, brethren Keep not thou silence, God: pray for us, that the word of the hold not thy peace,&c.Pfal.140, 4. Lord may have free courle, and be Keep me, O Lord, from the hands
, glorified, even as it is with you. of the wicked, preserve me from eRom. fo.1 Brethren,my hearts the violent man, who have purpo - desire and prayer to God for Israel fed to overthrow my goings.v.8. is, that they might be saved. Grant not, O Lord, the desires of
f John. 17.9. I pray for them: I the wicked, further not his wicked praynotfor the world, but for them devices, lest they exalt themselves which thou hast given me for they Selah,
are thine.v. 20. Neither pray Ifor 191. a Mat. 6. 10.
these alone,but forthem allo which B'Eph.2. 2. Wherein intime past shall believe on me through their ye walkedaccordingto the courseof word, Rom. 11. 25. For I would this world, according to the prince not, brethren, that ye should be of the power of the air, the spirit ignorant of this myitery, (left ye that now worketh in the children should be wise in your own conof disobedience v. 3. Anongwhom ceits)that blindness in part is hap.. also we all had our converlation in penedto Israel, until the fulness of times palt, in the lasts of our flesh, the Gentiles de come in.4:26. And fulfilling the desires of the flesh,& fo all israel thall be saved : as it is of the mind; & were by nature the written, There shall come out of children of wrath,even as others. Zion the deliverer, and shall turn
c Psal. 68. 1. Let God arise, let awayungodliness from Jacob.Pfal. his enemies be scattered : let them 67.throughout,Godbe mercifulunalso that hate him, fee before him. to us, and bless us : and cause his -7.18. Thou hast ascended on high, face to shine upon us, &c. thou hast led captivity captive: thou haft received gifts for men;
8 Mat. 9, 38. Pray ye therefore
tion h, countenanced and maintained by the civil inagistrate i: That the ordinances of Christ may be purely dispensel, and made effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their sins, and the confirming, comforting and building up of those that are already converted k: That Christ would rule in our hearts here ), and hasten the time of his second coming,
and the Lord of the harvest, that he For which I am an ambassador in will lend forth labourers into his bonds : that therein I may speak harveft. 2 Theff. 3. 1. Finally, bre- boldly as I ought to speak. Rom. thren, pray for us, that the word 15.29. And I am sure, that when I of the Lord may have free course, come unto you, I shall come in the and be glorified, even as it is with fulness of the blessing ofthe gospel you.
of Christ. v. 30, Now I beseech h Mal. 1.11. For from the rising you brethren, for the Lord Jesus of the fun even unto the going Christ's lake and for the love of down of the same, my name shall the spirit; that ye strive together be greatamongthe Gentiles,and in with me in your prayers to God for every place incenfe shall be offered me. v 32. That I may come unto unto my name, & a pure offering: you with joy by thewill of God,&
my name shall be great among may with you be refrelhed. 2 Thell. the heathen, faith theLord of hosts. 1.11. Wherefore also we pray al. Zeph. 3.9. For then will I turn to ways for you, that our God would the people a pure language, that count you worthy of his calling, they may all call upon the name of and fulfill all the good pleasure of the Lord,toserve himwiihonecon- hisgoodness, and the work of faith lert.
with power: 2 Thess. 2, 16. Now in Tim.2.1. I exhort therefore our Lord Jesus Christ himself and that first of all,fupplications, pray God even our Father, which hath ers, intercessions, and giving of loved us, and hath given us thanks be made for all men: v. 2. lasting confolation, and good hope For kings, and for all that are in through grace, v.17. Comfort your authority; that we may lead a queit hearts, and establish you in every and peaceable life in all godliness good word and work. and honesty.
1 Eph. 3,14.For this caule I bow k Acts 4. 29. And now Lord,be my knees unto the father of our hold their threatnings: and grant Lord Jesus Christ,v. 15. Of whom unto thy servants, that with all the whole family in heaven and boldness they may speak thyword. earth is named, v. 16. That he 1,30 Bystretching forth thine hand would grant you, according to the to heal:and that signs andwonders riches of his glory,to be strength, anay be done by the name of thy ned with might by his spirit in the holy child Jelus. Eph.6.18 Praying inner-man; V.17. That Christ may always with all prayer and suppli- dwell in your hearts by faith; that cation in the spirit, and watching ye being rooted and grounded in thereunto with all perseverance,& love; v, 18. May be able to comsupplication for all saints, v. 19. prehend with all saints, what is the And for me, that utterance may breadth, and length, and depth, & be given unto me,that I may open height; v. 19. And to know the my mouth boldly,to make known love of Christ,which palleth knowthe mystery of the Gentiles. v 20. ledge that ye might be filled with;
and our reigning with him for ever m; and that he would be pleased fo to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may beft conduce to thefe ends n.
Q. 192. What do we pray for in the third petition ?
A. In the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven oy acknowledging that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling to know and to do the will of God p, but prone to rebel against his Word q, to repine and murmur against his providence r, and wholly inclined to do the will of the flesh, and of the devil f; we pray, that God would by his fpirit take away from our
all the fulness of Gad, v. 20. Now 192. O Mat. 6, 16. unto him that is able to do exceed p Rom 7.18. For I knowthat in ing abundantly above all that we me that is in my flesh)dwelleth no alk or think according to the pow• good thing: for to will is present er that worketh in us.
with me, but how to perform that m Rev. 22.20. He which testifi. which is good, I find not. Job 21. eth these things, faith, Surely I 14. Therefore they say unto God, come quickly. Amen. Even so, Depart from us ; we desire not the come, Lord Jesus.
knowledge of thy ways. I Cor. nila.64.1. Oh that thou wouldet 2:14. But the natural man receirent the heavens, that thou wouldīt veth not the things of the Spirit come down, that the mountains of God: for they are foolishness might flow down at rhy prelence, unto him ; neither can he know 7.2. As when the melting fire bure them, because they are spiritually peth, the fire cauleth the waters to discerned. boil, to make thy name known to Rom, 8. 9. Because the carnal thine adversaries, that the nations mind is enmity against God; for may tremble at thy presence. Rev. 'it is not subject to the law of Godo 4.8. And the four bealts had each neither indeed can be. of them fix wings about him, and r Exod. 17.7. And he called the they were full of eyes within; and name of the place Maflah, and Methey reft not day and night, saying, ribah,bec: use of the chiding of the holy, holy,holy, Lord God'almigh- children of Israel, and because they ty, which was, and is, and is to tempted the Lord, saying, is the come. v. 9. And when thofe beasts Lord among us, or not. Numbe giveglory,and honour
and thanks 14. 2. And all the children of Israel to him that fat on the throne,who murmured against Moses, and a Jiveth for ever and ever.7'.10. The gainst Aaron: and the whole con. four and twenty elders fall down gregation said unto them, Would before him that fat on the throne, God that we had died in the land and worship him that liveth for of Egypt, or would God we had ever, & ever, & caft their crowns died in this wilderness. before the throne, saying, v. II. fEph. 2. 2. Wherein in time pasi Thou art worthy, o Lord, to re- ye walked according to the course ceive glory,and honour,and pow- of this world, according to the er; for thou haft created all things, prince of the power of the air, and for thy pleafure they are, and the spirit that now worketh in the were created.
children of dilobedience. t Eph.
felves and others all blindnesst, weakness v, indisporedness w, and perverseness, of heart X, and by his grace make us able and willing to know,do,and submit to his will in all things y, with the like humility z, "cheerfulness a, faithfulness b, dili gence c, zeal d, fincerity e, and constancy f, as the angels do in heaven g.
t Eph. 1. 17. That the God of .z Micah. 6. 8. He hath fhewed our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father thee, man, what is good; and of glory, may give unto you the what doththe Lord require of thee, spirit of wisdom and revelation, in but to do justly, and to love mer.. the knowledge of him: v, 18. The cy, and to walk bumbly with thy eyes of your understanding being God? enlightned ; that ye may know a Psal. 100. 2. Serve the Lord what is the hope of his calling, with gladness;come before his preand what the riches of the glory sence with singing. Jobi.21. And of his inheritance in the faints. (Job) faid, Naked camel outof my
vEph.3.16That he would grant mother's womb, and naked shall you according to the riches of his I return thither : the Lord gave, glory, to beltrengthredwithmight, and the Lord hath taken away by his spirit in the inner-man. blessed be the name of the Lord.
w Mat. 26.40, And he cometh 2 Sam. 15.25. And the king faid unto the disciples and findeth them unto Zadoćk, carry back the ark alleep and faith unto Peter, What, of God into the city: if I shall find could ye not watch with me one favour in the eyes of the Lord, he hour? v.41. Watch and pray that will bring me again and Mew me ye enter, not into temptation : the both it and his habitation. * v 26, fpiritindeed is willing, but the flesh But if he faysthús, Ihave nodelight is weak,
in thee, behold,here am I let him x Jer.31. 18.I have surelyheard do to meas seemeth goodunto him. Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, bila. 38. 3. And said, Rememthou haft chastised me, and I was ber, now, O Lord, I befeech thee, chastised as a bullock unaccultom- how I have walked before thee in ed to the yoke: turn thou me and truth,& with a perfect heart, and I shalt be turned; for thou art the have done that which is good inz Lord iny God. v 19. Surely after thy light. and Hezekiah weptsore. that I was turned, I repented; and c Pfal. 119 4. Thou halt comafter that I was Initructed, I Imote manded us to keep thy precepts upon my thigh: I was alhamed, diligently. v. 5. O that my ways yea, even counfounded, because I were directed to keep thy itatutes. did bearthe reproach of my youth. d Ron. 12. II. Not flothful in
y Pfal, 119. 1. Blessed are the business, fervent in spirit; serving undefiled in the way, who walk in the Lord. the law of the Lord. v. 8. I will e Pfal. 119.80. Let my heart be keep thy statutes : O forsake me sound in thy Itatutes; that I be not not utterly. v, 35, wiake me to go alhamed, in the path of thy commandments, f Plal. 119. 112. I have inclined for therein do I delight.v 36. In- mine heart to perform thy statutes cline my heart unto thy testimo- alway, even unto the end, nies,and not to covetousness, Acts g 11a 6 2. Above it stood the sea. 21 14. And when he would not raphims; each one had fix wings; be perswaded, we ceased, saying, with twain he covcred his face,and the will of the Lord be done.
193. What do we pray for in the fourth petition?
Á. In the fourth petition (which is, Give us this day our daily bread h), acknowledging that in Adam, and by our own sin, we have forfeited our right to all the outward blessings of this life, and deserve to be wholly deprived of them by God, and to have them cursed to us in the use of them i; and that neither they of themselves are able to sustain us k, nor we to merit 1 or by our own industry to procure them m; but prone to desire n,
get with twain he covered his feet, & Jer. 5. 25. Your iniquities have with twain he did fly, v. 3. And turned away these things and your one cried unto another, and said, fins have withholden good things Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of from you. Deut.28. from verse is. holts, the whole earth is full of his to the end of the chapter,v.15. But glory, Pfal. 103; 20. Bless the it shall come to pats if thou wilt Lord, ye his angels, that excel in not hearken unto the voice of the strength, that do his conimand- Lord thy God, to observe to do all ments, hearkning unto the voice his commandments and hisstarntes of his word. v. 21. Bless ye the which I command thee this day; Lord, all ye his hosts, ye ministers that all these curses shall come us of his that do his pleasure. Mat, pon thee, and overtake thee. v. 16. 18. 10. Take heed ye despise not Cursed Thalt thou be in the city, one of these little ones'; for I say and curled shalt thou be in the unto you, that in heaven their an- field. v. 17. Cursed shall be thy gels do always behold the face of basket and thy' store, &c." my father which is in heaven. k Deut. 8. 3. And he humbled 193. h Mat. 6. II.
thee, and suffered thee to hunger, i Gen 2. 17. But of the tree of and fed thee with manna (which the knowledge of good and evil, thou knewest not, neither did thy thou shalt not eat of it; for in the fathers know) that he might make day that thou eatest thereof, thou thee know that man doth not live fhalt surely die. Gen. 3. 17. And by bread only, but by every word unto Adam he said, because thou that proceedeth out of the mouth halt hearkned unto the voice of thy of the Lord doth man live. wife, and hast eaten of the tree of I Gen. 32. 10. I am not worthy which I commanded thee, saying, of the least of all the mercies, and Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is of all the truth which thou haft the ground for thy lake; in forrow shewed unto thy servant,-shalt thou eat of it all the days of m Deut. 8.17. And thou fay in thylife. Rom.8.20. Forthe creature thine heart, my power and the was made subject to vanity,notwil-' might of my hand hath gotten me lingly, but by reason of him who this wealth. v, 18. But thou thals hath subjected the same in hope: remember the Lord thy God: for it v. 21. Because the creature itself is he that giveth thee power to get also shall be delivered from the wealth, that he may establisha his bondage of corruption, into the covenant which he sware unto thy glorious liberty of the children of father, as it is this day. God. v. 22. For we know that the n Jer. 6. 13. For from the least whole creation groaneth, and tra• of them even unto the greatest of velleth in pain together until now. them, every one is given to cove.