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get 0, 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 By of his free gift, and as to his fatherly wisdom shall seem best,

enjoy a competent portion of them and have the same conles

our holy and comfortable use of them r, and contentment in them f; and be kept from all things that are contrary to our temporal support and comfort t.

Q.194.What do we pray for in the fifth petition? ger

A. In the fifth petition (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors v) acknowledging that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and there

by 15. jut tousness: and from the prophete- busy bodies.v. 12. Now them that ilt venunto the priest, every one deal. are such, we'command, and exhort he eth fallly. Mark 5. 21, For from by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with ull within out of the heart of menpro- quietnels they work and eat their

ceed evil thoughts, adulteries, for- own bread. Phil. 4. 6. Be careful nications, murders, v.22. Thefts, for nothing: but in every thing

covetousness, wickedness, deceit. by prayer and supplication with 5.

o Hofea 12.7. He is a merchant, thansgiving, let your requests be Ys

the balances of deceit are in his made known unto God. he

hand : he loveth to oppress. ri Tim.4.3.Forbiding to marбу

P Jam. 4: 3. Yealk and receive ry,& commanding to abitain from

not, because y.e alk amiss, that you meats, which God hath created to ed

may consume it upon your lusts, be received with thanksgiving of er,

q Gen. 13.12. And take double them which believe and know the

- money in your hand: and the mo- truth.v.4. For every creature of azy

ney that was brought again in the God is good and nothing to be rea mouth of the lacks, carry it again fuled, ifit be received with thankf

in your hand; peradventure it was giving; v:5.For it is fanctified by Ed

an oversight.v.13. Take allo your the word of God, and prayer. be

brother, and arise, go again unto fi Tim.6.6.But godliness with
the man.v. 14.And God Almighty contentment is great gain. v. 7,
give you mercy before the man, For we brought nothing into this
Gen. 28. 19, And Jacob vowed a world,and it is certain we can car-
VOW, faying, If God will be with ry nothing out, 7). 8. And having
me, and will keep me in this way food and raiment, let us be there-
that I go, and will give me bread with content.
to eat and raiment to put on.Eph. t Prov. 30.8. Remove far from
4.28. Let him that stole, Iteal no me vanity and lies; give me nei-
more : but rather let him labour, ther poverty, nor riches; feed me
working with his hands the thing with food convenient for me:8.9,
which is good, that he may have to Lift I be full and deny thee, and
give to him that needeth, 2 Thess. say, Who is the Lord? or leld I be
3. 11. For we hear that there are poor, and steal, and take the name
fome which walk among you dif- of my God in vain.
orderly working not at all,but are 194. y Mat, 6. 12,

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by becoming 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' the obedience 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 us z, pardon our daily faillings a, and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily more and more assurance of forgiveness b; which we are the rather emboldned to ask, and encouraged to expect,

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w Rom. 3. from verse 9. to 22. ftifier of him which believeth in v.9. What then? are we better than Jesus. Heb. 9. 22. And almost all they? no in no wise: for we have things are by the law purged with before proved both Jews andGen. blood; and without thedding of tiles, that they are all under lin; blood is no remillion, v. 10. As it is written, There is y Eph.1.6. To the praise of the none righteous,no not one: v. 11. glory of his grace, wherein he hath There is none that understandeth, made us accepted in the beloved : there is nonethat seeketh after God: 0.7. In whom we have redempti. v. 12. They are all gone out of the on through his blood, the forgiveway,they are together become un- ness of sins, according to the riches profitable, there is none that doth of his grace. good,no notone,&c.v.19.-- That Z 2 Pet. 1. 2. Grace and peace be every mouth may be stopped, and multiplied unto you through the all the world may become guilty knowledge of God, and of Jesus before God, &c. Mat. 18. 24. And our Lord. when he had begun to reckon,one a Hosea 14. 2. Take with you was brought unto him, which owed words, and turn to the Lord, say him ten thousand talents.v.25. But unto him, take away all iniquity, for as much as hehad not to pay,his and receive us graciously : fo will lord commanded him to te sold, we render the calves of our lips. and his wife, and his children, and Jer. 14.7. OLord, though our iniall that he had, and payment to be quities testify against us do thou it made. Psal. 130. 3. If thou, Lord, for thy names sake: for our backfhouldst mark iniquities: 0 Lord, flidings are many, we have finned who shall stand? v. 4. But there is against thee. forgivenels with thee : that thou b Rom. 15.13. Now the God of mayelt be feared.

hope fill you with all joy and peace xRom 3.24. Beingjustified free- in believing, that ye may abound ly by his grace, through the re- in hope through the power of the demption that is in Christ Jesus: holy Ghoft. Plal. 51. 7. Purge me v.25. Whom God hath set forth to with hyssop, and I shall be clean; be a propitiation, through faith wash me, and I shall be whiter than in his blood, to declare his righ- snow. v. 8. Make me to hear joy teousness for the remission of lins andgladness: that the bones which that are p.st, through the forbear, thou hast broken,may rejoice. v.9, ance of God; v.26. To declare, I Hide thy face from my lins; and fay, at this time his righteousness: blot out all mine iniquities, v.10 that he might be just, and the ju. Create in me a clean heart, O God;

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when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others the 'r offences c.

Q. 195 What do we pray for in the sixth petition?

A. In the sixth petition (which is, And lead us not into tempo tation, but deliver us from evil d), acknowledge 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 é; that Satan f, the world g, and the desh 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 watchfulness k, are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose ourselves unto temptations 1; but also

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and renew arigbt spirit within me. ceitfulness of riches, and the lusts 7. 12. Restore unto me the joy of of other things, entring in, chuke thy lalvation: and uphold me with the word, and it becometh unthy free spirit,

fruitful. c Luke. 11.4.And forgive us our h jam. 1. 14. But every man is sins; for we allo forgive everyone tempted, when he is drawn away that is indebted rous, -Mat.6. 4. of his own lust and enticed. For if ye forgive men their tref- i Gal. 5. 17. For the Aesh lufteth passes, your heavenly Father will against the spirit, and the spirit as also forgive you. v, 15. But if ye gainst the Helhi and thele are con forgive not men their trespalles, trary the one to the other; so that neither will your Father forgive ye cannot do the things that ye your trespaffes. Mát 18. 35. So would. likewise shall my heavenly Father k Mat. 26.41. Watch and pray do also unto you, 'if ye from your that yo enter not into temptation; hearts forgive not every one his the spirit indeed is willing, but the brother their trespasses.

flesh is weak. 195. d Mat. 6. 13.

Mat. 26. 69. Now Peter sat e2Chron 32-31, Howbeit in the without in the palace and a dambusiness of the ambassadors of the fel came unto him, Saying, Thou princes of Babylon, who lent unto also wast with Jefus of Galilee, him to enquire of the wonder that v. 70. But he denyed before them was done in the land, God left him all, saying, I know not what thou to try him that he might know all fayett. v. 71. And when he was that was in his heart.

gone out into the porch, another fi Chron. 21. 1.And Satan stood maid saw him, and said unto them up against Israel, and provoked that were there, This fellow was David to number Israel,

allo with Jelus of Nazareth. V724 g Luke 21.34. And take heed to And again he denied with an oath, yourselves, lelt at any time you; I do not know the man.Gal.2.112 hearts beoyercharged with surfeit. But when Peter was come to Aning and drunkennels, and cares of tioch,l withstood him to the face, įhis life,& fo that day come upon because he was to be blamed. 7 12. you unawares. Mark 4. 19. And For before that certain came from the cares of this world, and thede- Jameschedideatwitli the Gentiles ;

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of ourselves unable and willing to resist them, to recover out of them, and to improve them m; and worthy to be left under the power of them n: We pray, That God would fo over-rule the world and all in it 0, Subdue the flesh Pand restrain Satan gorder all

things, but whenthey werecome, he with- Nevertheless, the kings word predrew,and separatedhimlelf, fearing vailedagainst Joab:wherefore Joab them which were of the circumci- departed, - 2Chron. 16.7, Andat fion. 7. 13. And the other Jews that time Hanani the feer came to dillembled likewise with him, in- Asa king of Judah, and said unto somuch that Barnabas also was car. hin, Because thou hast relied on ried away with their diffimulation, the king of Syria, and not relied v. 14 But when I saw that they on the Lord thy God, therefore is walked notuprightly,according to the holtofthe king ofSyria escaped the truth of the gospel, I said unto out of thine hand. v.8. Were not Peter,-- 2 Chron. 18. 3. AndAhab' the Ethiopians and Lubims a huge kingofllrael saidunto Jehoshaphat holt, with very many chariotsand king of Judah, wilt thon go with barsemen? yet because thou didst me to Ramoth-gilead? And he anrely onthe Lord, hedelivered them swered him, I am as thou art, and into thine hand. 2.9. for the eyes my people as thy people, and we of the Lord run toandfro throughwill be with thee in thewar. Com- out the whole earth, to shew himparedwith

2 Chron. 19.2 And Jehu self (trong in the behalf of them, the son of Havani the seer, went whofe heart is perfect towardshim, out to meet him, and said to king Herein thou hast done foolishly; Jehofhaphat shouldst thouhelp the therefore from henceforth thou ungodly, and love them that hate shalt have wars. v. 1o. Then afa the Lord? Therefore iswrathupon was wroth with the feer, and put thee from before the Lord. him into aprison-house:forhe was

m Kom. 7. 23, Rut I see another in a rage with him, because of this
lawinmymembers.warringagainst thing: and Asia opprefled some of
the law of my mind, and bringing the people the same time.
me into captivity to the law of lin, n Pfal. 81. 11. But my people
which is in my members. v. 24. - would not hearken to my voice,
o wretched man that I am, who and Israelwould none of me. v, 126
Shall deliver me from the body of So I gave them up to their own
this death! 1 Chron 21.1. Andsa- hearts lult: and they walked in
tantood up against Ifrael, and pro- their own councils.
voked Davidto number Israel, 2.2, o John 17: 15. I Pray not that
And David laidto Joab,and to the thou shouldit take them out of the
rulers of the people, Go, number world, but that thou shouldst keep
Israel,from Beer-shebaevento Dan, them from the evil.
and bring the number of them to p Pfal. 51. 10. Create in me a
me, that I may know it.v.3. And clean heart, O God; and renewa

Joab answered the Lord make his right fpiritwithinme.Pfal.119,133,
people an hundred tinies so many Order my steps in thy word; and
more as they be: but, my lord the let notanyeniquiryhave dominion
king,are theynot all my Lordsser- over me.
vants? why thendoth my lord re q2 Cor. 12.7. And left I should
quire this thing? wiiy will he be be exalted above measure, throngh
a caule of trespass to Israel? v. 4. the abundance of the revelations.

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things r; bestow and bless all means of grace S, 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
fint; or,if tempted, that by his fpirit we may be powerful-
ly supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation v;
or, when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it w, and
have a fanctified ufe and improvement thereof x : That our
fanctification and salvation may be perfected y, Satan troden
under our feet z; and we fülly freed from fin, temptation,

and
there was given to me a thorn in inner man; v.17:That Christ may
the flesh, the mesfenger of Satan to dwell in your hearts by faith;
buffet mé, left I should be exalted i Thell: 3.13. To the end, he may
above measure.7'. 8. For thisthing Itablish yourhearts unblameable in
I belought the Lord thrice; that it holiness before God even our Fa-
might depart from me.

ther, at the coming of our Lord
1 I Cor. 10. 12. Wherefore let Jesus Christ with all his faints.
him that thinketh he standeth,take Jude, 7.24, Noiv unto him that is
heed left he fall, 7. 13. There hath able to keep you from falling and
no temptation taken you,ljut such to prelent you faultless before the
asis common to man: But God is presence of his glory with exceed-
faithful, who will not fuffer you to ing joy.
be tempted above that you are able; w Psal. 51.12. Restore unto me
but will with the temptation also the joy of thy falvation : and up-
make away to escape, that ye may hold me with thy free spirit.
be able to bear it.

* i Pet.5.8.Be fober, be vigilant
[Heb. 13. 20. Now the God of becauseyour adversary the devil,as
peace that brought again from the a roaring lion, walketh about seek-
dead our Lord,

Jesus that ġreat ing whom he may devour v. 9. Thepherd of the sheep, through the Whom resist stedfast in the faith, blood of the everlasting covenant, knowing that the same aflictions v. 21. Make you perfect in every are accomplished in your brethren good work to do his will, working that are in the world. v jo'. But in you that which is well pleasing the God of all grace, who hath calin his light through Jesus Chrift; led us unto his eternal glory by

t Mat, 26. 41. Watch and pray Christ Jelus, after that ye have that

ye enter not into temptation, luffered a while, make you perfect,
Pfal. 19.13. Keep back thy servant stablish, strengthen, settle you.
also from presumptuous fins, let y 2 Cor.13.7. Now I prayto God
them not have dominion over me: that yedo no evil; not that we
then shall I be upright, and I shall should appear approved, but that
be innocent from the great traní- ye should do that which is honeft
gression.

tho' we be as reprobates 2.9. For
v Eph.3. 14.Forthis cause I bow we are glad when we are weak
my knees unto the Father of our and ye are strong: this also we
Lord Jesus Christ, v. 15.0f whom wish, even your perfection.
the whole family in heaven and z Rom 16. 20. And the God of
earth is named, v. 10. That he peace saall bruise Satan underyour
would grant you according to the feet shortly, --Zech. , 2 And the
riches of his glory,to be (trength- Lord faidunto Satan; The ordre.
ned vīth might;by hisspirit in the buke thee, o Satan, even the Lord

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