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to do any thing knowingly contrary to thy Will. And deliver us from all the Evils and Cai lamities, which either the Malice of the Devil, or the Wick edness or Misfortunes of the World might bring upon us. These Petitions we beg of thee, O God; knowing that thou canft, and trusting in thy Mercy that thou wilt do for us more than we can desire or deserve; who art infinite in Power, Glory, and Majesty, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.
14. After this manner 14 For, if ye for: ought ye to Pray unto God. give men their treAnd in this Prayer which I passes, your heaven have now prescribed to you, forgive you.
ly Father will also ye are more especially to obferve, that I have taught you to expect and
for Forgiveness of your Sins at the Hands of God, only in like manner as ye forgive one another your Offences and Trespasses. For if ye readily forgive one another your Trespasses, God indeed will likewise upon this condition forgive you your Sins.
15 But if ye for 15. But if ye will not forgive not men their give one another, be assu. trespasses, neither will your father for- red, that neither will God give your trespasses. be moved by any Pray
ers or Entreaties to forgive
you. 16 Moreover, 16. | Again, when ye when ye faft, be not Fast, be not like the hypoas the hypocrites, of a sad countenance :
critical Pharisees, who put for they disfigure on sad and mournful Looks, their faces
, that they going about in mean and may appear unto Tordid Garments and with men to faft. Verily, I say unto you, unwashed Faces, that they they have their re- may appear to Men to be ward.
wonderfully Devout, and may be applauded for the ftriâness and severity of their Faft. I tell you alsuredly this shall be their only Reward,
and they muft expect no other from
God. 17 But thou,when 17. But when you fast, thou faftest, anoint thine head, and wanti appear to Men'as at other thy face
times Put on no mournful Looks, and make no oftentation of Strictness and
Severity, 18 That thou ap 18. Make .. no affected pear not unto men show of Fafting and Sadness, to faft, but ynto thy but, humble your felves seFather which is in seçret: and thy Father cretly in your Devotions which seeth in secret, before God; and God, who
feeth the secret Humiliati- shall reward thee ons of your Souls, will re-openly. ward you openly before Men and Angels.
19 In fumm, what 19 ( Lay not up ever you do, regard not so for your felves trea
sures upon earth, much the appearances of this
where moth and present World's but in all ruft doth corrupt, your Actions have 'princi- and where thieves pally a respect to that which break through and
fteal, is to come. Be not oversolicitous. to lay up a Treafure of Riches upon Earth, which a thonsand Accidents may easily rob you of ::: 20. But be careful by 20 But lay up
for good Works, proceeding your felves treasures from true Faith and Love, neither moth nor ruft
in heaven, where to lay up a Treasure of Re- doth corrupt, and wards in Heaven, which no where thieves do not Power upon Earth, nor any break through and Accident can possibly deprive you ofs 121. For if your chief De
For where signs be to lay up a Triea- your treafure is there sure here upon Earth, your
will your heart be
also. Heart and Affections will be fixed upon these things ; dám vodi and you will never be able to preferve that pious, trend 02'ha 2.1 2.1.17
- jistoia ligned, and heavenly Tem Taival yola per of Mind, which the
full of light.
Christian Religion indispensably requires : But if the principal Aim of your Life, be to secure a Treasure of Happiness in Heaven; then will your Heare also and
Affections be settled there. 22 The light of 22. Above all things the body is the eye: therefore be sure to preserve if therefore thine this true Judgment of the
difeye be single, thy whole body shall be ference of Things ; viz. That
the Happiness of Heaven is the Treasure upon which your Hearts are to be fixed; and that the things of this
World ought not to be too di !!
eagerly desired, but to be sought with Moderation, and used with Simplicity and Liberality. For as the Eye, is to the Direction of the Body; fo is this True Judgment of Things, to the State of the Soul. If the Eye beclear & pure the whole body will be enlightend and well guided : In like manner, if this True Judgment of Things be kept pure and uncorrupted, the State of the Soul will be good and well ordered.
23. But as on the con 23 But if thine trary, if the Eye be dim and eye be evil,thy whole
body shall be full of cloudy, the whole Body will darkness. If there be in the dark and without fore the light that is guidance : Even so if in this in thee be darkness, Matter your Judgment be how great is that
darkness : vitiated and corrupted, the whole bent of the Soul will be erroneous and without direation : And how great is the Errour and Misery of such a State !
24. The Judgment and 24 No man can Affections of the Heart and serve two masters :
for either he will Soul, cannot at once be hate the one, and fixʼd and settled upon things love the other ; or of a different and contrary else he will hold to Nature. No Man can at
the one, and despise
the other. Ye can. the same time serve two
not serve God and Masters of contrary Dispo- mammon. fitions, but he must obey the one and neglect the other. Ye cannot be truly Religious, and sincere Servants of God; while your Hearts and Affections are too intent upon the things of this prefent World? 25. Since therefore ye
25 Therefore I cannot attend wholly to say unto you, Take two contrary things at once; no thought for your let your main and princi: life, what ye shall
shall pal 'Intentions be always drink ; nợr yet for