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my DELIVERER, my God, (f) Ifai. XLI. 10. Be not dismaymy (f) STRENGH, in whom ed, for I am thy God: I will (3) I will truft. I will call ftrengthen thee, yea, I will uphold I will call thee with the right Hand of my upon thee, O Lord, in my Righteousness. Diftrefs, even when the Sorrows of Death and Hell compafs me about, for thou wilt hear the Voice of my Cry. Extend to me thy tender Mercies, and thy loving Kindness.

O remember not the (b) Sins of my Youth, nor my Tranfgreffions; according to thy Mercy look upon me, for thy Goodness fake, O Lord; for thou wilt teach Sinners in the Way, and the (2) MEEK wilt thou guide in Judgment, and the Meek will he teach his Way. For thou, Lord, wilt extend thy Mercy and Truth to them that keep thy Covenant and thy Teftimonies.

For thy Name's fake, O Lord, pardon mine (k) Iniquities, for they are great. The Troubles of mine Heart are enlarged, () O bring thou me out of my Diftref fes, look upon my Affliction, and forgive all my Sin. Mine (m) Eyes are ever towards thee; O Lord, turn thou unto me, and have Mercy upon me. O keep my Soul and deliver me, let me not be (n) afhamed; for I put my Truft in thee, O Lord, and will (0) publifh with the Voice of Thanksgiving thy loving

e Pfalm xxvi.

(g) Heb. xi. 6. He that cometh and that he is a Rewarder of them to God, muft believe that he is, that diligently feek him.

(b) Heb. VIII. 12. For I will be

merciful to their UNRIGHTEOUSQUITIES will I remember no more. John VIII.11.

nefs, and their SINS, and their INI

(i) James 1. 21. And receive

with MEEKNESS the INGRAFTED WORD, which is able to SAVE your Souls. Matt. v. 5. Bleffed are the MEEK, for they fhall INHERIT unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you Reft. LEARN of me, for I am MEEK and LOWLY in Heart, and ye fhall find Reft for your Souls. 1

the Earth. Chap. x1. 28,29. Come

(k) John 1. 8,9. If we fay that we have no Sin, we deceive our If we cONFESS our SINS, he is felves, and the Truth is not in us. faithful and juft to FORGIVE US our SINS, and to CLEANSE us from


(1) John xvI. 33. In the World ye fhall have TRIBULATION, but be of good CHEER, I have overcome the World.

unto Jefus, the Author and Finisher (m) Heb. XII. 2, 3, 4. LOOKING of our Faith; who for the Joy that was fet before him, endured the fet down at the right hand of the Crofs, defpifing the Shame, and is Throne of God. For confider him that endured fuch Contradiction of wearied, and faint in Sinners against himself, left ye be your Minds. (n) Rom. ix. 33. And whofoever believeth on him, fhall not be


(0) Mark v. 19. Jefus faith unto him, Go home to thy Friends, and tell them how great Things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had Compaffion on thee.


Kindness, which is ever before me, I will declare all thy wondrous Works.

Grant this, O most merciful Father, for the infinite Merits of the Death and Paffion of Chrift Jefus our Redeemer, who is exalted as our High Priest to the right band of the Majefty on high, to be a Prince and Saviour, to give Repentance and Remiffion of Sins.

A Prayer in the Time of any internal or external Affliction.


NTO a thee will I (a) cry, O Lord, my Rock; O be not filent to me, hear the Voice of my Supplications, when I lift up my Hands unto thy holy Oracle. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my Voice; have Mercy upon me and anfwer me: (b) Hide not thy Face from me, for when thou faidft, Seek ye my Face, my Heart faid, Thy Face, O Lord, will I feek. Put not thy Servant away in Anger, for thou art my Help: (c) LEAVE me not, nor FORSAKE me, O God of my Salvation. When my Father and my Mother forfake me, then, O Lord, take me up. Teach (d) me thy * Way, O a Pfalm xxv11.

b Verse 7.

(a) Luke x1. 10, 13. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that knocketh, it fhall be opened. that feeketh, findeth: and to him If Fathers know how to give good Gifts unto their Children, how much more fhall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

(b) Heb. x. 19. Having therefore by the Blood of Jefus, by a new Boldness to enter into the Holieft and living Way which he hath confecrated for us through the Veil, that is to fay, his Flesh; let us draw near with a true Heart, in full Affurance of Faith, having our Hearts sprinkled from an evil Con


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will never LEAVE thee, nor FOR(c) Heb. x111.5. For he hath faid, SAKE thee.

(d) John xiv. 6. I am the WAY, Man cometh unto the Father but by the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no me.

This is the fame Petition which Mofes put up, Exod. xxxIII. 13. Saying, Shew me thy Way, that is, thy Prefence, or Glory, ver. 14, 18, 20. which will lead us to Canaan; the fame with the Son of God, who calls himself the Way, John xiv. 6. John xv111. 6.


Lord, and lead me in a plain. Path, because of mine Enemies. (e) Deliver me not over unto the Will of mine Adverfaries; for thou art my Light and my Salvation, whom (f) therefore fhall I FEAR? the Lord is the Strength of my Life, of whom fhall I be afraid? For though an Hoft fhould encamp against me, my Heart hall not fear.

O Lord, this one Thing I defire, (g) that I may dwell in thy House all the Days of my Life, to behold (b) the Glory of the Lord, and to adore thee in thy (i) Temple; for thou haft redeemed my Soul, and (k) haft kept me that I fhould not go down to Hell: For what Profit is there in my Blood, when I go down into the Pit? Can the Duft Praise thee? () fhall it declare thy Truth? Hear, O Lord, and have Mercy upon me; Lord, be thou my Helper, for thy Anger endureth but a (m) MOMENT. In thy Favour is Life: Lord, by thy Favour thou haft made my Mountain to ftand ftrong; but when thou hideft thy Face, I am troubled. Thou haft turned for me my (2) Mourning into Dancing; thou haft pur off my Sackcloth, and girded me with Gladnefs: Therefore will I cry unto

* Verse 1.

(e) 1 Cor. x. 13. But God is faithful, who will not fuffer you to able, but will with the Temptation be tempted above what you are alfo make a Way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. which kill the Body, but are not (f) Matt. x. 28. FEAR not them able to kill the Soul; but rather FEAR him which is able to destroy both Soul and Body in Hell. Rev.

XXI. 7,8. He that overcometh shall

inherit all Things: But the FEARFUL and UNBELIEVING fhall have

their Part in the Lake which buraeth with Fire and Brimstone.

(g) Rev. 111. 12. Him that overcometh, will I make a Pillas in the Temple of my God. vants fhall ferve him, and they shall (b) Rev. xx11. 3, 4. And his Serfee his Face.

that ye are the Temple of God, and (i) 1 Cor. 111. 16. Know ye not that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

(k) 2 Pet: 111.9. The Lord is but is long fuffering to usward, not not flack concerning his Promise, willing that any fhould perish, but that all fhould come to Repentance. God and Father of our Lord Jefus () 1 Pet. 1. 3, 4, 5. Bleffed be the Chrift, which according to hisabundant Mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively Hope, by the Refurrection of Jefus Chrift from the Dead; to an Inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth

not away, referved in Heaven for you who are kept by the Power of God, through Faith unto Salvation, ready to be revealed in the laft


(m) 2 Cor. IV. 17. For our light Afliction, which is but for a MoMENT, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal Weight of Glory.

(n) Matt. v. 4. Bleffed are they that mourn, for they fall be com forted.

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thee, O Lord, and fing and give Thanks at the Remembrance of thy (0) Holi



(0) 1 Pet. 1. 15, 16. But as he which hath called you is holy, fo verfation; because it is written, Be ye holy in all manner of Conye holy, for I am holy. Heb. x11. 14. Without Holiness no Man fhall fee God.

O Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, grant thefe my humble Requefts, for the fake, and through the Interceffion of Chrift Jefus, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

The Margin reads, to the Memorial; as Ifai. xxvI. 8. The Defire of our Soul is to thy Name, and to the Remembrance, or Memorial, of thee. For Jehovah, or Lord, is the Name and Memorial of God, Exod. 111.15. Pfalm C11. 13. Hof. x11.6. And the Righteous are faid to give Thanks to his Holy Name, Pfalm cvt. 47. That is, to God, as manifefted and known by the Name Jehovah.

A Confeffion of Sin, and
Prayer for Mercy.

LORD, in thee do I put (a) my Truft, let me never be afhamed: deliver me in (b) thy Righteoufnefs Bow (c) down thine Ear to me, and deliver me fpeedily, for thou art my Rock and my Fortress therefore for thy (d) Name's fake lead me, and guide me. Into thy Hands (e) I COMMIT my SPIRIT, for thou haft (f) redeemed me, O Lord God of Truth. Have Mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in Trouble; mine Eye is confumed with Grief, yea, my Soul and my Belly:

a Pfalm xxxI.

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(d) John xv. 13. If ye abide in me, and my Words abide in you, ye fall ask what you will, and it fhall be done unto you.

Jefus had cried with a loud Voice, (e) Luke xx111. 46. And when he faid, FATHER, into thy Hands ICOMMEND MY SPIRIT. Acts VII. 59. And they ftoned Stephen calling upon God, and faying, Lord Jefus RECEIVE MY SPIRIT.

(f) Acts v. 31. And him hath God exalted with his own right

Hand, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give Repentance and Remiffion

of Sins.


For my Life is spent with (g) Rom. v11. 18. For I know Grief, and my Years with that in me (that is, in my Flefh) dwelleth no good Thing: For to

will is prefent with me, but how to perform that which is good I find


Man that I am, who fhall deliver (b) Rom. vII. 24. O wretched me from the Body of this Death?

(i) Rom. vII. 25. and w111. 1. I our Lord, for there is no Condemthank God, through Jefus Chrift nation to them that are in Chrift Fefus. 1 John 1.8. If we say that felves, and the Truth is not in us.

we have no Sin, we deceive our

(k) 1 John 11. 1. If any Man SIN, we have an Advocate with the Fa ther, Jefus Chrift the Righteous, and he is the PROPITIATION for our SINS.

Sighing; (g) my Strength faileth me because of mine (b) Iniquities, and my (i) Bones are confumed. I will acknowledge my Sin unto thee, and mine Iniquities will I not hide: I will confefs my Tranfgreffions unto thee, O Lord, for thou wilt forgive the (k) Iniquity of my Sins. Make thy (1) Face to fhine upon thy Servant; fave me for thy Mercies fake: Let me not be afhamed, O Lord, for I have called upon thee. Thou art my hiding (m) a Place, thou fhalt preferve me from Trouble, thou fhalt compafs me with Songs of Deliverance. For, d O how great is thy Goodnefs, which (n) thou haft laid up for them that fear thee; which thou haft wrought for them that truft in thee, before the Sons of Men! (0) Thou wilt hide them in the Secret of thy Prefence from the Pride of Man; thou shalt keep them fecretly in a Pavilion from the (p) Strife of Tongues. When I faid in

(4) 2 Cor. 111. 18. But we all GLASS, the Glory of the Lord, with open FACE, beholding, as in are CHANGED into the fame Image, from Glory to Glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

(m) Col. 111. 3. For we are dead, and our Life is hid with Chrift in God.

(n) Ifai. LXIV. 4. For fince the Beginning of the World, Men have not heard nor perceived by the Ear, neither hath the Eye feen, O God, befides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

(0) 1 Pet. 111. 12, 13. The EYES of the Lord are over the RIGHTEous, and his Ears are open unto their PRAYERS; but the Face of the Lord is against them that do Evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be Followers of that which is good?

(P) Fam. 111. 6. The TONGUE is a FIRE, a WORLD OF INIQUITY, it defileth the whole Body, and fetteth on fire the Course of Nature, and it is fet on fire of Hell.

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This was fulfilled in the Pofterity of David; for when Athaliah had cut off all the Seed Royal, as the thought, his Family was preferved in the Perfon of Joash, who was hid fix Years in the House of God, 2 Kings X1. 1, 2, 3.

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