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ing up of my Hands, as the (6) Matt, XXVI. 41. Watch and Evening SACRIFICE. Set PRAY, that ye entçi not into Tem
ptation. Rev. 11. 2. Be WATCHa (b) Watch, O Lord, before put, and strengthen the Things my Mouth, and keep the which remain.
1 Pet. v. 8. Be Door of my Lips. Incline Adverfáry the Devil, as a roaring
for your not my
Heart to any (c) EVIL Lion, goeth about seeking whom
(6) i Pet. 1. 18. For ye know
that ye were not redeemed with Iniquity, and let me not eat CORRUPTIBLE Things, as Silver of their Dainties.
and Gold, from your vain ConverFor thou, O Lord, haft fation, received by Tradition from searched (d) me, and known your Fathers.
(d) Rev. 11. 23. And all the me. Thou (e) knoweft my Churches shall know, that I am be down-fitting and my up-ris- which SEARCHETH the Reins and ing; thou understandeft my one of you according to your Works
Hearts; and I will give unto every Thoughts afar off.
Thou Heb iv. 12. .compaffeft my Path, and my God is quick and POWERFUL, lying down, and art acquaint- Sword, piercing even to the di
and SHARPER than any two-edged ed with all my Ways. For viding alunder of Soul and Spithere is not a Word (f)in my Rit, and of the Joints and MarTongue, but lo, O Lord, ROW, and is 3 Difcerner of the
Thoughts and INTENTS of the thou knowest it altogether. Heart. 1 Cor. 11. 10, 11. For the
i , Thou hast beset me behind Spirit SEARCHETH all things, yea, and before, and laid thine the deep things of God. For what
Man knoweth the things of a Man, Hand upon me. Such Know- save the Spirit of a man which is ledge is too wonderful for in him ? Even so, the things of me; it is high, I cannot at- God knoweth no Man, but the Spi
rit of God. Chap. III. 16. Know tain unto it.
ye not that ye are the Temple of Whither (8) shall I go God, and that the Spirit of God from thy SPIRIT? or whi- dwelleth in you. ther shall I fly from thy Pre
(e) Heb. iv. 13. Neither is there
any Creature that is not manifest in fence? If I afcend up into his Sight; but all things are naked, (b) HEAVEN, thou art there; and opened unto the Eyes of him
with whom we have to do. (f) Matt. X11. 36, 37. Every idle Word that Men shall speak, they Thall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment; for by thy Words thou thalt be justified, and by thy Words thou shalt be condemned.
(8) Jer, xx111. 23,24. Am 1'a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off ? Can any HIDE himself in secret Places that I shall not see him saith the Lord. Do not I fill Heaven and Earth ? faith the Lord.
(h) Job xx 11, 12, 14. Is not God in the heighth of Heaven ? and heho'd'the heighth of the Stars, how high they are ; and he walketh in the Circuit of Heaven. Ifai. XL. 17, 22. All Nations before him are os nothing, and they are counted to him less than nothing, and Vanity: It is he that fitreth upon the Circle of the Earth, and the Inhabitants thercof are as Grashoppers. Psalm cxXXIX. 1, to 21. and ver. 24,
if I make my Bed in (1) (i) Job xxvi. 6. Hell is naked Hell, behold, there does before him, and Destruction hach thy Justice appear: If I take no Covering.
(k) Dan. 11. 22. He revealeth the the Wings of the Morning, deep and secret things, he knoweth and dwell in the uttermoft what is in the DARKNESS, and the
Light dwelleth with him. James Parts of the Sea ; even there
1. 17. Every good Gift and every Tall thy Hand lead me, and perfect Gift is from above, and thy right Hand shall hold cometh down from the Father of me : if I say, surely the (k) bleness
, neither Shadow of chang
Lights, with whom is no VariaDARKNESS shall cover me, ing. 1 Tim. "1. 15,16. Who is the even the Night shall
be light blessed and only Potentate, the King about me, for the Darkness of Kings, and Lord of Lords ; who
only hath Immortality, dwelling in hideth not from thee, but the Light which no Man can apthe Nightshineth as the proach unto ; whom no Man hath Day; the Darkness and the Teen, nor can lee.
(1) Atts xvU, 26,27,28. And Light are both alike to thee. hath made of one Blood all Nations
For thou haft poffeffed my of Men for to dwell on all the Face Reins, and haft covered me of the Earth; and hath determined
the Times before appointed, and the in my Mother's womb.
Bounds of their Habitations; that I will praise thee, for I they should seek the Lord, if haply (1) am fearfully and wonder- they might feel after him and find
him, though he be not far from fully MADE. Marvellous are
every one of us : for in him we thy WORKS, O Lord, which live, and move, and have our my Soul knoweth right well. BEING. Rom. !, 18, 19, 20. For My Substance was not HID Heaven, against all Ungodliness and
the Wrath of God is revealed from from thee, when I was made Unrighteousness of Men, who hold in SECRET, and curiously the Truth in Unrighteousness : Bewrought in the lowest Parts cause that which is known of God
is manifest in them, for God hath of the Earth. Thine Eyes shewed it unto them : For the invidid see my Substance, being fible things of him, from the Creayet unperfect, and in thy being understood by the things that
tion of the World, are clearly seen ; Book all my Members were are made, even his eternal Power written ; which in Continu- and Godhead ; so that they are withance were fashioned, when out Excuse. as yet there was none of them.
How PRECIOUS are thy THOUGHTS unto me, O God? How great is the Sum of them? If I should count Soul have i desired thee in the
(nn) Isai. xxvi. 9. With my them, they are more in num- Night ; yea, with my Spirit within ber than the Sand; when I me will I seek shee early : For when awake, I am (m) fill with thy Judgments are in the Earth, the
Inhabitants of the World will learn thee.
: Surely thou wilt (n) SLAY (x) Jude 14, 15.. And Enoch pro: the Wicked, O God; for phesied, saying, The Lord cometh
with ten thousands of his Saints to they speak against thee wick- EXECUTE Judgment upon all, and edly, and thine Enemies take to CONVINCE all that are ungodly thy Name in vain : There- among them, of all their ungodly fore am I (0) GRIEVED with committed; and of all their hard those that rise up against Speeches, which ungodly Sinners thee.
have spoken against him. SEARCH (D) me, O God, ed jutt Lot, vexed with the filthy
(0) 2 Pet. 11. 7,8. And deliver. and know my Heart ; try CONVERSATION of the Wicked"; me, and know my Thoughts; for that righteous Man dwelling and see if there be any wicks among them, in seeing and hear ed Way within me; and lead from Day to day with their un. me in the WAY EVERLAST- LAWFUL Deeds.
(p) 1 Cor. 11. 10,12. For the SpiING.
rit SEARCHETI all things, yea, the deep things of God. Now we have received not the Spirit of the World, but the Spirit which is of God ; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. John xiv. 26. But the COMFORTER, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my Name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your Remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Chap. XVI. 7, 8. For if I go not away, the COMPORTER will not come unto you ; but if i depart, I will send him unto you : And he will REPROVE the World of Sin, and of Righteousness, and of Judgment. Rom. VII. 13, 14, 15. For if ye live after the Flesh, ye shall die; but if ye, through the Spirit, do mortify the Deeds of the Body, ye shall live : For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God. For ye have not received the Spirit of Bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Luke xi. 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good Gifts unto your Children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy SPIRIT to them that ask him ?
I present not these my humble Supplications to thy
Divine Majesty for my Righteousness, but for thy great Mercies, and the infinite Merit of Christ Jesus our Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost ever one God, World without end. Amen.
A Morning Prayer for the Blesing of God, and the Protection of Divine Providence.
EAR *my Pray-
(a) Tit. 111. 4, S. But after that Ear to my Sup- our Saviour toward Man appeared ; plications; in thy not by Works of RIGHTEOUSFAITHFULNESS
NESS which we have done, but answer me, and in (a) thy by the Washing of Regeneration,
according to his Mercy he saved us, RIGHTEOUSNESS. Enter not and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
(6) Rom. 111. 19, 20–26. Now into Judgment with thy Servant, for in thy Sight shall the Law faith, it Taith to them who
we know that what things soever no Man living be (6) Jus- are under the Law, that every Mouth TIFIED
may be stopped, and all the World When my Spirit is over. Therefore by the Decds of the Law,
may become GUILTY before God : whelmed (c) within me, and there shall no Flesh be JUSTIFIED my Heart within me is defo- in his Sight. For by the Law is late, I will remember the the Knowledge of Sin ; but now
the Righteousness of God without Days of old, I will meditate the Law is manifested, being witon all thy Works, I will muse nessed by the Law and the Prophets
, on the Work of thine Hands; even the Righteousness of God,
which is by Faith of Jesus Chrift, I stretch forth my Hands un
unto all and upon all them that be
lieve; for there is no difference : For all have finned, and come Mort of the Glory of God, being justified . freely by his Grace, through the Redemption that is in Jesus Chrift; whom God hath set forth to be a PROPITIATION through Faith in his Blnod, to declare his Righteousness for the Remission of Sins that are paft, through the Forbearance of God; that he might be Just, and the Juftifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 1 Tim. 11:5,6. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and Men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a RANSOM for all. Heb. vuil. 1,6. We have such an High Priest, who is set on the right Hand of the Throne of the Majelty in the Heavens; the MEDIATOR of a better COVENANT, which was established upon better PROMISES.
(5) Rom. 1. 6,21. For when we were yet without Strength, in due time Chrift died for the Ungodly; that as Sin hath reigned unto Death, even so might Grace reigo through Righteousness unto eternal Life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Gal. 11. 19,20. For I through the Law am dead to the Law, that I might live uinto God: I am crucified with Christ, neyertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me ; and the Lite which I now live in the flesh, I live by the Faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for mc.
• Pfalm CXLIII, 1,2,4,5,6,7.
to thee ; my Soul (d) thirst- (d) Matt. v. 6. Blessed are they eth after thee, as a thirsty which do hunger and thirst atter
RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they shall Land. Hear me speedily, be filled. John yil, 37, 38, 39. JeLord ; my Spirit faileth: fus ftood and cried, saying, If any Hide not thy Face from me, and drink: For he that believeth
Man thirst, let him come unto me left I be like unto them that
on me, as the Scripture hath said, go down into the Pit.
out of his Belly shall flow Rivers I will
. Lord, with my Voice; with of the Spirit, which they that be
lieve on him Thould receive. my Voice unto thee, O Lord, do I make my Supplication. 1 pour out my Complaint before thee; I shewed before thee my Trouble: When my SPIRIT was overwhelmed within me, then thou kneweft my Path. I cry unto thee, O Lord; thou art my REFUGE, and my PORTION in the Land of the Living. (e) Gal. vi. 9. Be not weary in Attend unto my CRY, (e) for WELL-DOING, for in due Season ye I am brought very low : Thall reap, if ye faint not. DELIVER me from my
Perfecutors, for they are stronger
(f2 Luke 1v. 18. The Spirit of than I. Bring my Soul out the Lord is upon me, because he of (f) PRISON, that I may hath anointed me to preach the praise thy Name.
Gospel to the Poor; he hath sent Cause 'me, O Lord, to preach Deliverance to the Captives,
me to heal the broken-hearted, to hear thy loving Kindness in and recovering of Sight to the the Morning, for in thee do Blind; to set at Liberty them that I trust. Cause me to know
are bruised. the WAY wherein I should walk, for I lift up my Soul unto thee.
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine Enemies; I fly unto thee to HIDE me. Teach me to do thy Will, for thou art my God. Thy Spirit is good, (8) LEAD me
(8) Matt. v. 8. Blessed are the
pure into the Land of UPRIGHT- God.
in Heart, for they shall SEE NESS: QUICKEN me, O O Lord, for thy Name's fake,
• Psalm CXLII, 1,2, 3,5,6,7.
Pf. CXLITI, 8, to 12,