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favour and grace to us z, pardon our daily failings a, and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily more and more afsurance of forgiveness b; which we are the rather emboldened to ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others their offences c.
ē. 195. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?
A. In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil d.) acknowledging that the most wise, righteous, and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be affaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations e; that Satan f, the world g, and the flesh, are
glory of his grace, wherein he hath V. 10 Create in me a clean heart, () made us accepted in the beloved: God; and renew a right fpirit with
7. In whom we have redemption in me. v. 12. Restore unto me the through his blood, the forgiveness joy of thy falvation : and uphold of fins, according to the riches of me with thy free Spirit,
c Luke xi.
And forgive us our 2 Pet. j. 2. Grace and peace be fins; for we also forgive every one multiplied
unto you, through the that is indebted to us.—Matth vi. knowledge of God, and of Jesus 14. For, if ye forgive men their trefour Lord.
passes, your Heavenly Father will a Hof. xiv. 2. Take with you also forgive you, v. 15. But if ye words, and turn to the Lord, say forgive not' men their trespasses, unto him, Take away all iniquity, neither will your Father forgive and receive us graciously: so will your trespasses. Matth. xviii. 35. we render the calves of our lips. So likewise fháil my heavenly Fat Jer. xiv. 7. O Lord, though our
ther do aifo unto you,
from iniquities testify against us, do thou your hearts forgive not every one it for thy name's sake : for our
his brother their
trespasses. backslidings are many, we have fin
195.d Matth. vi. 13. ned against thee.
é 2 Chron. xxxii. 31. Howbeit, b Rom. xv. 13. Now the God of in the business of the ambassadors of hope fill you with all joy and peace the princes of Babylon, who sent in believing, that ye may abound' unto him to inquire of the wonder in hope through the power of the that was done in the land, God Holy Ghoft. Pfal. li. 7. Purge me left him to try him, that he might with hyffop, and I shall be clean: know all that was in his heart. wash me, and I shall be whiter than f 1 Chron. xxi. 1.' And Satan
V. 8. Make me to hear joy stood up against Israel, and provokand gladness : that the bones which ed David to number israel. thou hast broken, may rejoice.
8 Luke xxi. 34. And take heed V.9. Hide thy face from my fins ; to yourselves, left at any time your and blot out all mine iniquities. hearts be overcharged with surfeit
ready powerfully to draw us afide, and infnare us h; and that we even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruption i, weakness, and want of watchfulnels k, are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose ourselves unto temptations l, but also of ourselves unable and unwilling to resist them, to recover out of them, and to improve them m; and worthy to be left
ing, and drunkenness, and cares eat with the Gentiles; but when of his life, and so that day come they were come, he withdrew, and upon you unawares. Mark iv. 19. separated himself, sfearing them And the cares of this world, and which were of the circumcision. the deceitfulness of riches, and the v. 13. And the other Jews diffemJusts of other things entering in, bled likewise with him ; infomuch choke the word, and it becometh that Barnabas also was carried away unfruitful.
with their diffimulation. v. 14. Bur h James i. 14. But every man is when I saw that they walked not tempted, when he is drawn away uprightly, according to the truth of his own lust, and enticed. of the gospel, I said unto Peter¿Gal. v. 17. For the fleih lusteth 2 Chron. xviii.
And Ahab king against the Spirit, and the Spirit of Israel said unto Jeholhaphat king against the flesh; and these are con- of Judah, Wilt thou go with me trary the one to the other; so that
to Ramoth-gilead? And he answer. ye cannot do the things that ye ed him, I am as thou art, and my would,
people as thy people, and we will k Matth. xxvi. 45. Watch and be with thee in the war. Compared pray, that ye enter not into tempta- with 2 Chron. xix. 2. And Jehu tion; the spirit indeed is willing, the fon of Hanani the feer, went but the flein is weak.
out to meet him, and said to king | Matth. xxvi. 69. Now Peter Jehoshaphat, Shouldst thou help fàt without in the palace ; and a the ungodly, and love them that damsel came unto him, faying, hate the Lord ? therefore is wrath Thou also wait with Jesus of Gali- upon thee from before the Lord. lee. v. 70. But he denied before
m Rom. vii. 23. But I fee another them all, saying, I know not what law in my members, warring against thou sayeft. v. 71. And when he the law of my mind, and bringing was gone out into the porch, an- me into captivity to the law of other maid faw him, and said unto fin, which is in my members
. them that were there, This fellow
v. 2.4. O wretched man that I am, was also with Jesus of Nazareth. who shall deliver me from the body v. 72. And again he denied with of this death! I Chron. xxi. 1. an oath, I do not know the man. And Satan stood up against Israel
, Gal. i. II. But when Peter was and provoked David to number II
. come to Antioch, I withstood him rael. v. 2. And David said to Joab, to the face, because he was to be and to the rulers of the people, Go, blamed, v. 12. For, before that number Israel, from Beer-fheba e. certain came from James, he did ven to Dan; and bring the number
under the power of them n: we pray, that God would fa over-rule the world and all in ito, subdue the fleih p, and restrain Satan q, order all things r, bestow and bless all means of grace, and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them; that we and all his people may, by his
of them to me, that I may know it. hearts luft: and they walked in V. 3. And Joab answered, The Lord their own counsels. make his people an hundred times o John xvii. 15. I pray not that so many more as they be : but my thou should take them out of the lord the king, are they not all my world, but that thou shouldit keep lord's servants ? why then doth my them from the evil. lord require this thing? why will p Psal. li. 10. Create in me a he be a cause of trespass to Ifrael? clean heart, O God; and renew a V. 4. Nevertheless, the king's word right spirit within me. Psal. cxix. prevailed against Joab : wherefore 133. Order my steps in thy word: Joab departed. – 2 Chron. xvi. 7. and let not any iniquity have domiAnd at that time Hanani the seer nion over me. came to Afa king of Judah, and 9 2 Cor. xii. 7. And left I should faid unto him, Because thou hast be exalted above measure through relied on the king of Syria, and not the abundance of the revelations, relied on the Lord thy God, there- there was given to me a thorn in fore is the host of the king of Syria the flesh, the messenger of Satan to escaped out of thine hand.
v. 8. buffet me, lest I should be exalted Were not the Ethiopians and the above measure. v.8. For this thing Lubims a huge host, with very many I befought the Lord thrice, that it chariots and horsemen? yet, be- might depart from me. cause thou didst rely on the Lord, g i Cor. x. 12. Wherefore let he delivered them into thine hand. him that thinketh he standeth, take v.9. For the eyes of the Lord run heed lest he fall. v. 13. There hath to and fro throughout the whole no temptation taken you, but such earth, to Thew himself strong in as is common to man: but God is the behalf of them, whose heart faithful, who will not suffer you to is perfect towards him. Herein be tempted above that ye are able; thou hast done foolishly; therefore but will with the temptation also from henceforth thou shalt have make a way to escape, that ye may
V: 10. Then Asa was wroth be able to bear it. with the feer, and put him into a Heb. xiii. 20. Now the God of prison-house; for he was in a rage peace that brought again from the with him, because of this thing: dead our Lord Jesus, that great and Asa oppressed some of the people Shepherd of the sheep, through the the same time.
blood of the everlasting covenani, n Pfal. Ixxxi. 11. But my peo- V. 21. Make you perfect in every ple would not hearken to my voice': good work, to'do his will, working and liael would none of me. v. 1 2. in you that which is well-pleasing So I gave them up unto their own in his fight, through Jesus Chrift.
providence be kept from being tempted to sin t; or, ift tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully sup. ported 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 use and improvement thereof x : that our fanctification and salvation may be perfected y, Satan trodden under our feet z, and we fully freed from fin, temptation, and all evil for ever a.
Q. 196. + Matth. xxvi. 41. Watch and thern that are in the world. pray, that ye enter not into tempta- But the God of all grace who hath tion.-Pfal. xix. 13. Keep back called us unto his eternal glory by thy servant also from presumptuous Christ Jesus; after that ye have luf. fins, let them not have dominion fered a while, make you perfect, over me : then shall I be upright, stablish, strengthen, settle you. and I shall be innocent from the y 2 Cor. xii. 7. Now I pray to great transgresfion.
do v Eph. iii. 14 For this cause I
we should appear approved, but that bow my knees into the Father of ye should do that which is honest, our Lord Jesus Christ. V. 5. Of though we be as reprobates. whom the whole family in heaven For we are glad when we are weak, and earth is named. v. 16. That and ye are strong; and this also we he would grant you according to wish, even your perfection. the riches of his glory, to be z Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of strengthened with might, by his peace shall bruise Satan under your Spiris in the inner man ; v. 17.
-Zech, üi. 2. And That Christ may dwell in your the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord hearts by faith.—1 Theff. iii. 13. rebuke thee, O Satan, even the Lord To the end he may stablish your that hath chofen Jerusalem, rebuke hearts unblameabie in holiness be- thee: is not this a brand pluckt out fore God even our Father, at the of the fire ? Luke xxii. 31. And coming of our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord said, Simon, Simon, bewith all his faints. Jude verf. 24. hold, Satan hath desired to have Now unto him that is able to keep you, that he
Gift you from falling, and to present v. 32. But I have prayed for thee, you
faultless, before the presence that thy faith fail not ; and when of his glory with exceeding joy. thou are converted, strengthen thy
w Psal. li. 12. Restore unto me brethren. the joy of thy salvation : and up
a John xvii.
pray not that hold me with thy free Spirit. thou shouldi take them out of the
x 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigi. world, but that thou shouldest keep lant ; because your adversary the them from the evil. i Theff. v. 23. devil, as a roring lion, walketh a- , And the very God of peace sanctify bout seeking whom he may devoúr. you wholly : and I pray
your .9. Whom resist' stedfalt in the whole spirit and foul and body be faith, knowing that the same afflic- preserved blameless unto the coming tions are accomplished in your bre- of our Lord Jesus Christ.
you as wheat :
Q.196. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen b) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments c, which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God d, and with our prayers to join praises e, ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellency f; in regard whereof, as he is able
196. b Matth. vi. 13.
tions, and the city which is called c Rom. xv. 30. Now I beseech by thy name : for we do not preyou, brethren, for the Lord Jesus sent our supplications before thee Christ's fake, and for the love of for our righteousnesses, but for thy the Spirit, that ye strive together great mercies. v. 19.0 Lord, hear, with me in your prayers to God for O Lord, forgive, O Lord, hearken
and do, defer not, for thine own d Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed un- fake, O my God: for thy city, and to the Lord my God, and made my thy people
called by thy confeffion, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping e Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no: the covenant, and mercy to them thing : but in every thing by prayer that love him, and to them that and supplication with thanksgiving, keep his commandments.—V.7. 0 let your requests be made known unLord, righteousness belongeth unto to God, &c. thee, but unto us confusion of faces, fi Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore as at this day.---v. 8. O Lord, to David blessed the Lord before all us belongeth confusion of face, to the congregation : and David said, our kings, to our princes, and to Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our fathers, because we have finned our Father, for ever and ever. V. II. against thee. v.9. To the Lord our Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, God belong mercies and forgive- and the power, and the glory, and desses, though we have rebelled a- the victory, and the majesty : for gainst him. v. 16. O Lord, accord- all that is in the heaven and in the ing to all thy righteousness, I be- earth, is thine ; thine is the kingseech thee, let thine anger and thy dom, O Lord, and thou art exaltfury be turned away from thy city ed as head above all. V. 12. Both Jerusalem.—. 17. Now therefore, riches and honour come of thee, O our God, hear the prayer of thy and thou reignest over all, and in fervant, and his supplications, and thine hand is power and might, and cause thy face to shine upon thy in thine hand it is to make great, fanctuary that is desolate, for the and to give strength unto all. v. 13. Lord's sake. v. 18. O my God, in. Now therefore, our God, we thank cline thine ear, and hear; open thee, and praise thy glorious thine eyes, and behold our desola