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not be uttered:
And He that searcheth the
hearts, knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit; because He maketh intercession for the saints, according to the will of God".
Now, I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me.
Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able '.
This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me: But in vain they do worship Me".
Let us lift up our hearts with our hands unto God in the heavens *.
Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Yea, in the way of Thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for Thee: the desire of our soul is to Thy name, and to the remembrance of Thee: With my soul have I desired Thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me, will I seek Thee early".
Let the words of my mouth, and the medita
tions of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer ".
4. Such a serious consideration &c.
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God; for God is in Heaven, and thou upon earth".
Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly. fear; For our God is a consuming fire.
Thus saith the Lord, the Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My foot-stool: where is the house that ye build unto Me? and where is the place of My rest? For all those things hath Mine hand made; and all those things
have been, saith the Lord; but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor, and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word ".
Fear ye not Me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at My presence?
And the Ancient of Days did sit, Whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning
a Psal. xix. 14.
b Eccles. v. 2.
d Isa. lxvi. 1, 2.
c Heb. xii. 28, 29.
e Jer. v. 22.
fire. A fiery stream issued, and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him; and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him f.
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats; and upon the seats, I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings, and thunderings, and voices. There were seven lamps burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. And before the throne, there was a sea of glass, like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four living creatures, full of eyes, before and behind".
And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, Which was, and is, and is to come. And when those living creatures give glory, and honour, and thanks to Him That sat on the throne, Who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever; and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power; for
f Dan. vii. 9,
Rev. iv. 4, 5, 6.
Thou hast created all things; and for Thy pleasure they are, and were created ".
O come, let us worship, and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Makeri.
Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's*.
Lord, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble; Thou wilt prepare their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to hear 1.
Abraham answered and said, Behold now I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes ".
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac ".
I am not worthy of the least of all Thy mercies; and of all the truth which Thou hast shewed unto Thy servant; Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother P.
Jesus being withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, kneeled down and prayed a.
Stephen kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.
St. Paul says, I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named ".
5. A holy trust and confidence &c.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God, must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
I will, therefore, that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting ".
And what things soever ye desire when yẻ pray; believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them *.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, That giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering; for he that wavereth, is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind, and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord'.
These things have I written unto you that believe in the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know