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We will bless the Lord at all times, yea, his praise shall continually be in our mouths;a we will sing unto the Lord as long as we live ;b and we hope to be shortly with those blessed ones who dwell in his house above, and are still praising him, and who rest not day or night from saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.c

CHAP. V.

Of the fifth part of PRAYER, which is Intercession, or

Address and Supplication to God for others.

OUR Lord Jesus hath taught us to pray, not only with, but for others; and the apostle hath appointed us to make supplication for all saints : and many of his prayers in his epistles are for his friends : and we must not think that when we are in this part of prayer, we must let fall our fervency, and be more indifferent, be. cause we ourselves are not immediately concerned in it, but rather let a holy fire of love, both to God and man here, make our devotions yet more warm and lively.d

1. We inust pray for the wrole world of mankind, the lost world ;e and thus we must honor all men, and according to our capacity do good to all men.g

We pray, as we are taught, for all mea, believing that this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth, and of Jesus Christ, who gave himself a ransom for all.h

O look with compassion upon the world that lies in wickedness,i and let the prince of this world be cast out,& that has blinded their minds./

Olet thy way be known upon earth, that barbarous brations may be civilized,m and those that live without

a Psalm 34. 1.
d Eph. 6. 13.
hi Tim. 2. 3, 4.
12 Cor, 4, 4,

Psalm 104.33.
e 1 Pet. 2, 17
ż 1 John 5. 19.
m Psalm 67. 2.

c Rev. 4. 8.
g Gal. 6. 10,
* Joha 12. 31,

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God in the world may be brought to the service of the living God;a and thus let thy saving health be known unto all nations : let the people praise thee, () God, yea, let all the people praise thee : O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.b

o let thy salvation and thy righteousness be openly showed in the sight of the heathen, and let all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God.c

O give thy Son the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession :d for thou hast said, It is a light thing for him to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel, but thou wilt give him for a light to the Gentiles.e,

Let all the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his Christum

2. For the propagating of the gospel in foreign parts, and the enlargement of the church, by the bringing in of many to it.

Olet the gospel be preached unto every creature ; h for how shall men believe in him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they hear without preachers ? and how shall chey preach. except they be sent ?i and who shall send forth labourers but the Lord of the harvest?k

Let the people which sit in darkness see a great light, and to them which sit in the regions and shadow of death, let light spring up.

Adid unto thy church daily such as shall be saved ;m enlarge the place of its tents, lengthen its cords and strengthen its stakes.n

Bring thy seed from the east, and gither them from the west; say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back : bring thy sons from far, and thy daughters from the ends of the eartha Let them come with acceptance to thine altar, and glorify the house

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c Psalm 98, 2, 3,
g Res. 11. 15.

ati. 9.38. no isa. 54,27

We will biess the Lord at all times, yea, his praise shall continually be in our mouths;a we will sing unto the Lord as long as we live ;b and we hope to be shortly with those blessed ones who dwell in his house above, and are still praising him, and who rest not day or night from saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.co

CHAP. V.

of the fifth part of PRAYER, which is Intercession, or

Address and Supplication to God for others.

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OUR Lord Jesus hath taught us to pray, not only with, but for others; and the apostle hath appointed us to make supplication for all saints : and many of his prayers in his epistles are for his friends : and we must not think that when we are in his part of prayer, we must let fall our fervency, and be more indifferent, be. cause we ourselves are not immediately concerned in it, but rather let a holy fire of love, both to God and man here, make our devotions yet more warm and lively.d

1. We inust pray for the wiole world of mankind, the lost world ;e and thus we must honor all men, and ac.. cording to our capacity do good to all men.g

We pray, as we are taught, for all mea, believing that this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth, and of Jesus Christ, who gave himself a ransom for all.h

O look with compassion upon the world that lies in wickedness,i and let the prince of this world be cast out,k that has blinded their minds.

O let thy way be known upon earth, that barbarous brations may be civilized,m and those that live without

a Psalm 34. 1. 6P-alm 104.33. c Rev. 4. 8.
d Eph. 6. 13.
e 1 Pet. 2, 17

g Gal. 6. 10, h 1 Tim. 2. 3, 4. i 1 John 5. 19.

K Joha 12. 31, " 12 Cor, 4, 4. m Psalm 67.26

God in the world may be brought to the service of the living God;a and thus let thy saving health be known unto all nations : let the people praise thee, () God, yea, let all the people praise thee : O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people rightcously, and govern the nations upon earth.b

Olet thy salvation and thy righteousness be openly showed in the sight of the heathen, and let all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God.c .

O give thy Son the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession :d for thou hast said, It is a light thing for him to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel, but thou wilt give him for a light to the Gentiles.e,

Let all the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his Christog,

2. For the propagating of the gospel in foreign parts, and the enlargement of the church, by the bringing in of many to it. .

Olet the gospel be preached unto every creature; h for how shall men believe in him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they hear without preachers ? and how shall they preach except they be sent ?i and who shall send forth labourers but the Lord of the harvest?k

Let the people which sit in darkness see a great light, and to them which sit in the regions and shadow of death, let light spring up.d .

Adid unto thy church daily such as shall be saved ;m enlarge the place of its tents, lengthen its cords and strengthen its stakes.n

Bring thy seed from the east, and gather them from the west; say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back : bring thy sons from far, and thy daughters from the ends of the earth.o Let them come with acceptance to thine altar, and glorify the house

a Eph. 2. 12.
d Psalm 2. 3.
A Mark 16, 16.
I Mait, 4. 16,

Isa. 63, 5, 6.

6 Psalm 67.3. 4.
elsa. 49,6.
i Rom. 10. 14, 15.
m Acts 2. 41,

c Psalm 98.2, 3,
g Res, 11.15.
* Vati. 9. 38.
nisa. 54,27

of thy glory ; let them fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows.a.

In every place let incense be offered to thy name, and pure offerings; and from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, let thy name be great among the Gentiles ;b and let the offering up of the Gentiles te acceptable; being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.c

o let the earth be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.d

3. For the conversion of the Jews. '

Let the branches which are broken off not abide still in unbelief, bat be grafted in again into their own olive tree. And though blindness, is in part happened to Israel, yet let the fullness of the Gentiles come in, and let all Israel be savod.e

Let them be made to look upon him whom they have pierced,s and that they turn to the Lord, let the veil which is upon their hearts be taken away.h

4. For the eastern churches that are groaning under the yoke of Mahometan tyranny,

Let the churches of Asia, that were golden candlesticks,ż which the Lord Jesus delighted to walk in the midst of, be again made so.k

Restore unto them their liberties as at first, and their privileges as at the beginning; purely purge away their dross, and take away all their singl and turn again their captivity, as streams in the south.in

5. For the churches in the plantations,

Be thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of those that are afar off beyond the sea ;12 and let them have the blessing which came upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren, even to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.o.

Create peace to chose that are afar off, as well as to those that are nigh.p a Isa. 60.7, 2. b Mal. 1, 11,

c Rom. 15. 16. d Isa. 11. 9. e Rom. 11. 23, 24. 25. 26. &Z ch. 12. 10. h 2 Cor. 3. 16. i Rev. 1. 11, 12,

k Rev.2.1. Isa. 1. 25. 26. m Pin. 126. 4.

7. Psalm 65, 5. o Gen. 49. 26. 1 Isa. 57. 19,

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