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say continually, Let God be magnified. Let the Heaven and Earth praise thee, the Seas, and every thing (t) Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the that moveth therein. I am Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the (poor and a needy, make
Kingdom of Heaven.
(u) Luke xv111. 7,8. Shall not hafte unto me ;
O God, God avenge his own Eleft, which thou art my Helper and De- cry Day and Night unto him, tho’ liverer : O Lord, make no that he will avenge them speedily.
he bear long with them? I tell you, (u) tarrying. < Psalm LXIX. 34.
d Psalm LXX..S.
Grant these humble Supplications which I offer up to
thy Divine Majesty, through the Merits of Christ Jesus our Redeemer ; quho liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God World without end. Amen.
A Prayer in the Time
of Old Age, or Sick-
IN . thee, O Lord,
do I put my (a) (a), Isai. XXVI. 3, 4. Thou wilt TRUST, let me
keep him in perfect Peace, whose
Mind is STAYED on thee, because never be put to he TRUSTETH in thee. Trult ye
Confusion : Deli- in the Lord for ever : for in the ver me in thy Righteousness, Lord JE HOVAH is everlasting
. cause me to escape ; incline Strength. thine Ear unto me, and save
(6) AES XVII. 28. In him we me. Be thou my strong (6) Live, and move, and have our Habitation, whereunto I may Being. continually resort. Thou haft given Commandment to save (c) Ais v. 31. Him hath God
anointed to be a Prince and Savi(c) me, for thou art my or, to give Repentance, and FurRock and my Fortress.
giveness of Sins.
a Psalm LXXI. 1, to.9.
Deliver me, O my God, (d) 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vi: out of the Hands of the Wická gilant, for your AnveRSARY the ed, out of the Hand of the about' seeking whom he may de
Devil, as á roaring Lion, goeth unrighteous and (d) CRUEL vour: whom relilt stedfalt in the Oně. For thou art (e) my
Faith. Hope, O Lord God; thou therefore your 'Confidence, which
(e) Heb. x. 35, 38. Caft not away art my Trust from my Youth: hath great recompense of Reward. By thee have I been holden For the Just shall live by Faith. up from the Womb; thou
(f) Heb. vi. 18, 19, 20. That by
two immutable Things, in which art he that took me out of it was impossible for God to lye, my Mother's Bowels : I am we might have a strong Consolaas a Wonder unto many, (f)
tion who have fled for REFUGE,
to lay hold upon the Hope set be but thou art my ftrong Re- fore 'us : Which Hope we have fuge. Let my Mouth be fil- as an Anchor of the Soul, both
fure led with thy Praise, and with and stedfast, and which entereth thine Honour all the Day. the Forerunner is for us entered,
into that within the Vail ; whither Caft me not off in the time even Jesus, made an High Priest for of (8) OLD AGE, forsake me ever. not when my Strength faileth. yout OLD Age I am he, and even
(g) Isai, XLVI. 4. And even to Lord, make me to know to HOAR HAIRs will I carry you : mine End, and the Measure I have made, and I will bear; even of my Days, what it is, that Heb. x111. Se For he hath said,
I will carry, and will deliver you. 1 may
know how (b) frail I I will never LEAVE thee, nor FORam. Behold, thou hast made sake thee. Mart. XXVI11, 20. Lo, my Days as an Hand breadth, the end of the World.
I am with you alway, even unto and mine Age is as nothing (b) 2 Cor. v. 4. For we that are before thee : Verily, every in this Tabernacle do groan, being Man, at his best Estate, is burdened ; not for that we would altogether Vanity. Surely that Mortality' might be swallowed every Man walketh in a vain up of Life. Phil. 111. 21. Who * Shew, (i) he HEAPETH
Thall change our vile Body, that ic
may be fashioned like unto his glorious Body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subduc all things unto himself. 1 Cor. xv. 54. When this corruptible shall have put on Incorruption, and this mortal hall have put on Immortality, then shall be brought to pass the Saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in Victory.
(i) Luke x11. 20. Thou Fool, this Night thy Soul shall be required of thce, and then whose shall all THOSE THINGS be. Matt. XVI. 26. What shall it profit a Man to gain the WHOLE WORLD, and lose his own Soul ? Or, what shall a Man give in EXCHANGE for his Soul, ? 1 Tim. vi. 10. For the Love of MONEY is the Root of all Evil, which while some coveted after, have erred from the Faith, and pierced themselves through with many Sorrows.
b Psalm XXXIX. 4, to 13. In a vain show, in the Margin, in an image the same, probably, with the Image or Shadow of Death, as Psalın xx!!!. 4. Though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow, or Image of Death. 'See Rom. V11.24.
up Riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them : our outward Man perish, yet the
(k) 2 Cor. IV. 16,17,18. Though Aad now, Lord, what wait inward Man is renewed Day by I for? My Hope is in thee: Day Our light AFFLICTION, Deliver me from all my eth for us a far more excceding and Tranfgreffions, and make me eternal Weight of Glory; while we not the Reproach of the look not at the Things which are Foolish : I was dumb, i fen, which are temporal ; but ac opened not my Mouth, be- which are eternal. 1 Cor. xv. 55, caufe chou didit it. Remove 56, 57. O Death, where is thy away thy Stroke from me; tory The Scing of Death i Sin.
Sting? O Grave, where is thy Vic I am consumed by the Blow and the Strength of Sin is the Law: of thine Hand. When thou But Thanks be to God, which givwith Rebukes doft (k).COR- etb us the Victory, through our
Lord Jefus Chrift. RECT Man for INIQUITY,
(1) Heb. xi. 13,14. These all died thou makett his Beauty to in the Faith, not having received conlume away like a Moth; a far off, and were perswaded of surely every Man is Vanity, them, and embraced them, and con
Hear my Prayer, O Lord, fessed that they were STRANGERS and give Ear unto my Cry; and PILGRIMS on the Earth : for bold not thy Peace at my plainly that they seek a Country:
they that fay such things, declare Tears; for I'am (2) a Stran- ver. 16. that is
, an heavenly. ** ger with thee, and a Sojour- Chron. xxix. 15. For we are Stranner, as all my Fathers were. gers before thee, and Sojourners, as
were all our Fathers. Our Days on O fpare me, that I may re- the Earth are as a Shadow, and cover Strength, before I go there is none abiding. hence, and be no more.
(m) Eph. 111, 16, 17. That he O God, be not far from Riches of his Glory, to be STRENG
would grant you, according to the me; O my God, make hafte THENED with Might, by his Spifor my Help ; I will hope
ric in the inner Man, that Chrift continually, and will yet that ye may be rooted and ground
may dwell in your Hearts by Faith, praise thee more and more. ed in Love. My Mouth shall shew forth (n) Phil. an. 8,9. And I count all thý Righteousness, and thy of the Knowledge of Christ Jesus
Things but Loss, for the Excellency Salvation all the Day; for my Lord; for whom I have sufferI know not the Numbers ed the Loss of all Things, and do thereof
. I will go in the count them but Dung, that I may (m) STRENGTH of the Lord not having mine own RighteoulGod; I will make mention ness, which is of the Law, but that of thy RighTEOUSNESS, (n) Chrift, the Righteousness which is
which is through the Faith of even of thine only: O God, of God by Faith.
- Psalm LXXI. 12,142 to 21, 24, 23, 22,
thou haft taught me from
(0) 2 Kings xx. 2, 3, 4, 5. And drous Works : Now also saying, I beseech thee, O Lord, rewhen I am old and gray, before thee in Truth, and with a
member now how I have walked headed, O God, forsake me perfe& Heart ; and have done that not.
which is good in thy sight. And Thy RIGHTEOUSNESS,
o the Word of the Lord came unto
Ifaiah, saying, Turn again, and tell God, is very high, who hast
Hezekiah, Thus faith the Lord, I done great things : Lord, have heard thy Prayer, I have seen who is like unto thee? Thou, thy. Tears, behold, I will heal thee. which haft shewn me great Saying, For if we be dead with
2 Tim. 11. 11, 12. It is a faithful and fore Trouble, (o) wilt him, we hall also live with him ; quicken me again, and shalt if we suffer, we shall also reign with bring me up again out of him. Col. 111. 3; 4: Ye are dead,
Life is hid with Christ in the Depths of the Earth. God. When Chrift, who is our Thou wilt (p) comfort me Life, Ihall appear, then shall ye also on every fide; my Tongue appear with him in Glory: therefore shall talk of thy father, and he thall give you an
(P) John xiv. 16. I will pray the Righteousness all the Day other Comforter, that he may abide long, my Lips shall greatly with you for ever. 2 Cor. 1. s. For
2 . rejoice when I (7) SING un- in us, fo our Consolation also że
as the Sufferings of Christ abound to thee, and my Soul which boundeth by Chrift. thou hast REDEEMED.
I (9) Rev. v. 9. And they sung a will also praise thee
with the thy to take the Book, and to open
new Song, saying, Thou art worPsaltery, even thy Truth, O. the Seals thereof; for thou walt my God; unto thee will I SLAIN, and hast REDEEMED us fing with the Harp, thou to God by thy Blood, out of every
Kindred, and Tongue, and People, Holy One of Ifrael.
O Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, I do
not present these my Supplications for my Righteousness, but for thy great Mercy's Sake, through the infinite Merits of Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God World without end. Amen.
A Prayer in the Time
of Trouble and Affi&tion, with earnest Supplications to be reftored to the Dioine Favour.
Cryed unto God
(a) Heb. 11. 18. For in that he with my Voice, himself hath suffered, being tempeand he gave Ear unto me. In ed, he is able to succour them that
are tempted. Heb. XII. 6. For the Day of (a) my Trouble whom the Lord loveth he chasI fought the Lord, my Sore TENETH, and SCOURGETH every ran in the Night, and ceal- Son whom he receiveth. 1 Peter
1. 6. Wherein we greatly rejoice, ed not; my Soul refused to though now for a Scafon, if need be comforted : I remembred be, ye are in Heaviness, through God, and was troubled; I manifold Temptations. complained, and my Spirit raid, I will never leave thee, nor
(b) Heb. x111. 5. For he hath was overwhelmed. Thou forsake thee. holdet mine Eyes waking, that we have a great High Prielt,
(c) Heb. iv. 14, 15, 16. Seeing I am so troubled that I can- that is passed into the Heavens, Fes not speak : I called to re- sus the Son of God; let us hold fast membrance my former *
our Profession : for we have not an
High Priest which cannot be touch. Songs in the Night ; I com- ed with the Feeling of our INFIRmune with mine own Heart, mities, but was in all Points and my Spirit made diligent tempted like as we are, yet withsearch. Wilt thou, O Lord,
out Sin. Let us therefore come
BOLDLYunto the Throne of GRACE, (6) cast me off for ever? that we may obtain Mercy, and and wilt thou be favourable find Grace to help in time of
need. no more ? Is thy Mercy (c)
(d) Heb. xul. I. Seeing we also clean gone for ever? Doth are encompassed with fo great a thy Promise fail for ever- Cloud of Witnesses, let us lay more? Hast thou, O God, which doch so easily beset us, and
aside every Weight, and the Sin forgotten to be gracious ? let us run with Patience the Race Halt thou in Anger shut up that is set before us. Chap. X. 32. thy tender Mercies ? But I Call to remembrance the former said, this is mine Infirmity; minated, ye endured a great Fight
Days, in which, after ye were illuI will (1) remember the if Afflictions.
· Psalm LxxvII. 1,2, 3, 4, 6, to 13.
The Night is the time of Deliverance, and consequently of Singing; concerning which, see Exod. x11. 29, 42. Afts xvi. 25, 26, Gr.