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my DELIVERER, my God, (f) Ifai. XLI. 10. Be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will ftrengthen thee, yea, I will uphold Righteoufnefs. thee with the right Hand of my
my (f) STRENGH, in whom (g) I will truft. I will call upon thee, O Lord, in my 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 Kindnefs.
(g) Heb. x1. 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 UNRIGHTEOUS-
with MEEKNESS the INGRAFTED
we have no Sin, we deceive our elves, and the Truth is not in us. faithful and juft to FORGIVE US If we CONFESS our SINS, he is our SINS, and to CLEANSE us from
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 (i) 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, (1) 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 (o) publifh with the Voice of Thanksgiving thy loving
e Pfalm xxvi.
ye hall have TRIBULATION, but (1) John XVI. 33. In the World be of good CHEER, I have over
come 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 your Minds. Sinners against himself, left ye be
(n) Rom. ix. 33. And whofoever
believeth on him, fhall not be
him, Go home to thy Friends, and (0) Mark v. 19. Jefus faith unto tell them how great Things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had Compassion on thee.
Kindness, which is ever before me, I will declare all thy wondrous Works.
Grant this, O most merciful Father, for the infinite
A Prayer in the Time of any internal or external Affliction.
NTO a thee will
my Supplications, when I lift
• Pfalm xxv11.
(a) Luke x1. 10, 13. For every
ther give the Holy Spirit to them
(b) Heb. x. 19. Having therefore
For he that cometh to God, must
believe that he is, and that he is a
(c) Heb. x111.5. For he hath faid, will never LEAVE thee, nor FORSAKE thee.
(d) John xiv. 6. I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no Man cometh unto the Father but by me.
b Verse 7.
*This is the fame Petition which Mofes put up, Exod. xxx111. 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 XVIII. 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 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 a 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 put off my Sackcloth, and girded me with Gladness: 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.
inherit all Things: But the FEARXXI. 7,8. He that overcometh shall
FUL and UNBELIEVING fhall have their Part in the Lake which burneth with Fire and Brimstone.
(g) Rev. 111. 12. Him that overcometh, will I make a Pillas in thé 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 should 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 rection of Jefus Chrift from the unto a lively Hope, by the RefurDead; to an Inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, referved in Heaven for God, through Faith unto Salvation, you who are kept by the Power of ready to be revealed in the last
Afiction, which is but for a Mo
(n) Matt. v. 4. Bleffed are they
¿ Psalm xxx.
⚫ Ver. Si 7,8.
thee, O Lord, and fing and give Thanks at the Remembrance of thy (0) Holinefs.
(0) 1 Pet. 1. 15, 16. But as he
which hath called you is holy, fo be ye holy in all manner of Converfation; because it is written, Be ye 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 bumble Requests, for the fake, and through the Interceffion of Chrift Jefus, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
The Margin reads, to the Memorial; as Ifai. xxv1. 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.
For my Life is spent with (g) Rom. v11. 18. For I know that in me (that is, in my Flefh) will is prefent with me, but how to dwelleth no good Thing: For to perform that which is good I find not.
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 vIII. 1. I our Lord, for there is no Condemthank God, through Jefus Chrift nation to them that are in Chrift Tefus. 1 Fohn 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, our SINS. and he is the PROPITIATION for
Grief, and my Years with 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) Place, thou fhalt preferve me from Trouble, thou fhalt compafs me with Songs of Deliverance. For, 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 fhalt keep them fecretly in a Pavi lion from the (p) Strife of Tongues. When I faid in
(4) 2 Cor. 111. 18. But we all with open FACE, beholding, as in are CHANGED into the fame Image, a GLASS, the Glory of the Lord, from Glory to Glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
and our Life is hid with Chrift in (m) Col. 111. 3. For we are dead, God.
(n) Ifai. LXIV. 4. For fince the Beginning of the World, Men have neither hath the Eye feen, O God, not heard nor perceived by the Ear, befides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
of the Lord are over the RIGHTE(0) 1 Pet. 111. 12, 13. The EYES ous, and his Ears are open unto their PRAYERS; but the Face of Evil. And who is he that will the Lord is against them that do harm you, if ye be Followers of that which is good?
(P) Fam. 111. 6. The TONGUE it defileth the whole Body, and fetteth on fire the Course of Nature, is a FIRE, a WORLD OF INIQUITY, and it is fet on fire of Hell.
b Pf. xxx1.16. d Pf. XXXI. 19,20.
e Pf. xxx11.7. • Pf. XXXI. 22.
This was fulfilled in the Pofterity of David; for when Athaliah had cut off all the Seed Royal, as fhe thought, his Family was preferved in the Perfon of Foah, who was hid fix Years in the House of God, 2 Kings X1. 1, 2, 3•