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Deal not, O Lord,
deal not with me after mine iniquities,
neither recompense me according to my sins;
and according to the multitude of Thy mercies,
after that so great pity, and that multitude of mercies, as Thou didst to our fathers
in the times of old ;-
From all evil and adversity,
from this evil and this adversity,
raise me, rescue me, save me, O LORD.
Deliver me, O Lord, and destroy me not. On the bed of sickness;
in the hour of death;
from seeing the Judge's face overcast,
from hearing the dreadful word, Depart from Me,
from being bound in chains of darkness,
from being tormented in the pit of fire and brimstone,
where the smoke of the torments
ascendeth for ever.
Be merciful, be merciful,
spare us, pity us,
and destroy us not for ever,
Let it not be, O LORD; and that it be not,
desperateness after sinning,
contempt of Thy threats,
the sin against the HOLY GHOST,
the sin unto death,
the four crying sins';
the sin against the HOLY GHOST.
from all ills and abominations of this world,
the stroke of immoderate rain and drought,
thunder, lightning and tempest;
epidemic sickness, acute and malignant,
from ills and difficulties in the Church,
from innovation in things sacred,
from unhealthy inquiries and interminable disputes,
from heresies, schisms, scandals,
public and private,
from making gods of kings,
I Wilful murder, the sin of Sodom, oppressing the poor, defrauding workmen of their wages.
2 Despair of salvation, presumption of God's mercy, impugning known truth, envy at another's grace, obstinacy in sin, and impenitence.
3 Tñs άπоDεwσεwc, vid. Acts xii. 22. Mr. Waller "going to see
from flattering of the people,
from the priesthood of Micah,
from the doctrine of men unlearned and unestablished,
from the pride of novices,
from the people resisting the priest :—
from Asher, Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Gallio, Haman,
the profligacy of Ahithophel,
the statutes of Omri,
bereavement of good governors,
accession of evil and unprincipled governors;
the king at dinner, overheard a very extraordinary conversation between his Majesty [King James] and two prelates, the Bishop of Winchester [Andrews] and Dr. Neale, Bishop of Durham, who were standing behind the king's chair. His majesty asked the bishops, 'My lords, cannot I take my subjects' money when I want it, without all this formality in parliament?' The Bishop of Durham readily answered, 'God forbid, Sir, but you should; you are the breath of our nostrils.' Whereupon the king turned and said to the Bishop of Winchester, 'Well, my lord, what say you?' 'Sir,' replied the bishop, 'I have no skill to judge of Parliamentary cases.' The king answered, 'No put-offs, my lord, answer me presently.' 'Then, Sir,' said he, 'I think it lawful for you to take my brother Neale's money, for he offers it.'"-Waller's Life, quoted in Biograph. Brit.
2 Ps. xviii. 4.
1 Isai. xix. VOL. V.-88.
from an intolerable life,
in sin, shame, tortures,
desperateness, defilement, violence, treachery; from death unexpected, from death eternal.
FORMS OF INTERCESSION.
For all creatures,
of the whole earth,
kings, religious kings,
the rising generation,
those at court,
Those who serve the soul
those who serve the body,
in food, clothing,
[Those who have a claim on
by benefits, from trust, formerly or now, in friendship, in love,
in neighbourhood; from promise, from mutual offices, from want of leisure, from destitution,
1 Vide p. 90, edit. 1675.