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Let the kingdom of thy grace come into our hearts, that they may be temples of the Holy Ghost.g. Let no iniquity have dominion over us.h Overturn, overturn, overturn the power of corruption there, and let him come whose right our hearts are, and give them him ;i make us willing, more and more willing in the day of thy power.k Rule in us by the power of truth, that being of the truth, we may always hear Christ's voice.I and may not only call him Lord, Lord, but do the things that he saith.m ' And let the love of Christ command us, and constrain us,n and his fear be before our eyes, that we sin not.o
O let the kingdom of thy glory be hastened ; we believe it will come ;
we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus,p to come in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory,g we hope that he shall appear to our joy ;r. we love his appearing ;s we are looking for and hasting to the coming of the day of God;t make us ready for it, that we may then lift up our heads with joy, knowing that our redemption draws nigh.v And, Othat we may have such first fruits of the Spirit,w as that we ourselves may groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, even the redemption of our body :x and may have a des sire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is best of alloy
Blessed Jesus, be with thy ministers and people (as thou hast said) always even unto the end of the world, And then as thou hast said) surely I come quickly ;a even so come, Lord Jesus, come qu'ckly :b when the mystery of God shall be finished, make haste our beloved, and be thou like to a roe, or to a young
hart, upon the mountains of spices.c
Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. And as an evidence that thy kingdom comes, and in order to the sanctifying of thy name, Father in heaven, let thy holy will be done. We know, O Lord, that whatsoever thou pleasest, that thou dost in heaven and in earth, in the sea, and in all deep places :d thy counsel shall stand, and thou wilt do all thy pleasure :e even so be it, holy Father, not our will but thine be done.g As thou hast thought, so let it come to pass, and as thou hast purposed, let it stand.h Do all according to the counsel of thine own will.i Make even those to serve thy purposes that have not known thee, and that mean not so, neither doth their heart think so.k
g 1 Cor. 3. 16.
h Psalm 119. 133.
¿ Ezek. 21. 27.
Father, let thy will be done concerning us and ours :/ behold, here we are ; it is the Lord, let him do to us as seemeth good unto him :m the will of the Lord be done.n O give us to submit to thy will in conformity to the example of the Lord Jesus, who said, Not as I will, but as thou wilt ;o and to say, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.p Shall we receive good at the hand of the Lord, and shall we not receive eyil also.g
Father, let the scriptures be fulfilled :r the scriptures of the prophets, which cannot be broken.s · Though heaven and earth pass away, let not one jot or tittle of thy word pass away.t Do what is written in the scriptures of truth ;v and let it appear that for ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.w
Lord, give grace to each of us to know and do the will of our Father which is in heaven.x This is the will of God, even our sanctification.y Now the God of peace sanctify us wholly:z O let us be filled with the knowledge of thy will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,a and make us perfect in every good work to do thy will,b Olet the time past of our life suffice us to have wrought the will of the flesh,c and to have walked according to the course of this world.u And from hence
d Psalm 135.6. h Isa, 45, 4. 1 1 Sam. 3. 18.
Matt. 24. 39. go Matt. 26. 56. v Dan. 10. 20. 417 hess. 4. 3, b Heb. 13. 21.
e Isa. 46. 10.
g Luke 22. 42.
forth grant that it may always be our meat and drink to do the will of our Father, and to finish his work ;e not to do our own will,g but his that sent us,h that we may be of those that shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, and not those that shall be beaten with many stripes.i
Lord, give grace to others also to know and do thy will; to prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God,k not to be unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is ;l and then give them to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God:m And let us all serve our generations according to that will.n
And when we have done the will of God, let us inherit the promises ;o and let that part of the will of God be done ; Lord, let the word which thou hast spoken concerning thy servants be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.p
We rejoice that thy will is done in heaven: that the holy angels do thy commandments, and always hearken to the voice of thy word;9 that they always behold the face of our Father. And we lament it, that thy will is so little done on earth, so many of the children of men being led captive by satan at his will.s Othat this earth may be made more like to heaven! and saints more like to the holy angels! and that we who hope to be shortly as the angels of God in heaven,t may now, like them, not rest from praising aim ;may now, like them, resist and withstand satan ;w may be as a flame of firem and fly swiftly, and may go straight forward whithersoever the Spirit goes,y may minister for the good of others,z and thus muy come into communion with the innumerable company of angels.a
Give us this day our daily bread, Thou, O God, who hast appointed us to seek first the kingdom of God, and the righteousness thereof, hast
e John 4. 34. & John 6, 38, h Matt. 7. 21. į Luke 12. 47. k Rom. 12. 2. 2 Eph. 5. 17. m Gral, 4. 12, n Acts 13. 36, o Heb. 10. 36: n 1 Chron. 17, 23. q Psalm 103. 20. r Mait. 18.10. $ 2 Tim. 2. 26, i Matt. 22. 30 v Rev. 4.8. w Dan. 10. 13 Psalm 104. 4. y Dan. 9. 21. Ezek, 1.9, 12. z Heb. 1, 142
Heb. 12, 22,
promised that if we do so, other things shall be added unto us :a and therefore having prayed for the sanctifying of thy name, the coming of thy kingdom, and the doing of thy will, we next pray, Father in heaven, give us this day, and day by day, our daily bread.b
Remove far from us vanity and lies ; give us neither poverty nor riches; feed us with food convenient for us, lest we be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord ? or lest we be poor and steal, and take the name of our God in vain.c
Lord, we ask not for dainties, for they are deceitful meat ;d nor do we pray that we may fare sumptuously every day, for we would not in our life time receive our good things ;e but we pray for that bread which is necessary to strengthen man's heart.g. We desire not to eat the bread of deceit,h nor to drink any stolen waters, i nor would we eat the bread of idleness,k but that if it be thy will we may eat the labour of our own hands, that with quietness we may work, and eat of our own bread ;l and having food and raiment,m give us to be therewith content,n and to say, we have all, and abound.o
Bless, Lord, our substance, and accept the work of our hands ;p and give us wherewithal to provide for our own, even for those of our own house,g and to leave an inheritance, as far as is just to our children's children.r Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, yea the work of our hands establish thou it.s Bless, Lord, our land with the precious things of the earth, and the fulness thereof; but above all let us have the good-will of him that dwelt in the bush, even the blessing that was upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.t
But if the fig-tree should not blossom, and there should be no fruit in the vine ; if the labour of the olive should fail, and the fields should yield no meat ; if the
a Matt; 6.33;
b Luke 11.3. c Prov. 30.8, 9.
91 Tim. 5. 8,
Hock should be cut off from the fold, and there should be no herd in the stall, yet let us have grace to rejoice in the Lord, and to joy in the God of our salvation.a
Father, we ask not for bread for a great while to come, but that we may have this day our daily bread; for we would learn, and the Lord teach us not to take thought for the morrow, what we shall eat, or what we shall drink, or wherewithal we shall be clothed, but we cast the care upon thee, our heavenly Father, who knowest that we have need of all these things; who feedest the fowls of the air, though they sow not, neither do they reap, and wilt much more feed us, who are of more value than many sparrows.C
Nor do we pray for daily bread for ourselves only, but for others also. 0 satisfy thy poor with bread ir Let all that walk righteously and speak uprightly dwell on high: Let the place of their defence be the munition of rocks, let bread be given to them, and let their waters be sure.e
Andforgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And, Lord, as duly as we pray every day for our daily bread, we pray for the forgiveness of our sins : For we are all guilty before God, have all sinned, and have come short of the glory of God. In many things we all offend every day :h who can tell how oft he offends ? If thou shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee that thou mayest be teared,k God be merciful to us sinners,
We have wasted our Lord's goods,l we have buried the talents we were entrusted with,m nor have we rendered again according to the benefit done unto us, and thus we came to be in debt.ni The scripture has concluded us all under sin ;0 we have done such things as are worthy of death; things for which the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience.p Our debt is a Hab. 3. 17, 18,
b Matt. 6, 31. 32. c Matt. 10. 31, d Psalm 132. 15. e Isa. 33. 15, 16. Rom. 3. 19, 13, h James 3. 2.
¿ Psalm 19. 12. * Psalm 130. 3, 4. ( Luke 16.1.
m Matt. 25. 18. n 2 Chron. 22, 25. • Gal. 3,22.
p Rom, 1, 32,