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him, and repose in him, as their reft, because he bath dealt bountifully with us, we will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord: For the Lord is good, bis mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
We will bless :he Lord at all times, yea, his praise shall continually be in our mouths; we will fing unto the Lord as long as we live ; and we hope to be shortly with those bleged ones who ciwell in his house above, and are still praising him, and who reft not day or night from saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.
Oj the Fijih Part of Prager, which is interceffion, or
aduro's and fupplication to God for others.
UR Lord Jesus hath taught us to pray, not only
with, but for others : And the apostle hath appointed us to make fupplication for all faints, and many of his prayers in his epifties are for his friends : And we must not think that when we are in this part of
prayer, we may let fall our fervency, and be more indifferent, because 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.
1. We must pray for the whole world of mankind, the loft world, and thus we must honour all men, and according to our capacity do good to all men.
We pray as we are taught, for all men, believing that this is good and acceptable in the fight of God cur Saviour, who will bave all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth, and of Jesus Chrift, who gave himself a ranfon for all.
O look with compaffion upon the world that lies in wickedness, and let the prince of this world be cast out, that has blinded their minds.
Olet thy way be known upon earth, that barbarous nations may be civilized, and those that live without God in the world may be brought to the service of the living God; and thus let thy faving health be known unto all nations ; let the people praise thee, O God, yea, let all the people praise thee: O let the nations be glad and fing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth,
Olet thy falvation and thy righteousness be openly shewed in the fight of the heathen, and let all the ends of the earth see the falvation of our God.
O give thy Son the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his poffession 1; 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.
Let all the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his Christ.
2. For the propagating of the gospel in foreign parts, and the enlargement of the church, by the bringing in of many to it.
o let the gospel be preached unto every creature; for how shall men believe in him of whom they have not heard ? And how shall they hear without preachers? And how fall th¢y preach except they be sent ? And who shall send forth labourers, but the Lord of the harvest ?
Let the people which fit in darkness fee a great light, and to them which sit in the region and shadow of death let light spring up:
Add unto thy church daily such as shall be saved; enlarge the place of its tent, lengthen its cords, and strengthen its stakes.
Bring thy feed from the east, and gather them from
the west ; say to the north, give up; and to the south, keep not back; bring thy fons from far, and thy daughters from the ends of the earth. Let them come with acceptance to thine altar, and glorify the house of thy glory; let them fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows.
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, and let the offering up of the gentiles be aceeptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
O let the earth be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
3. For the conversion of the Jews.
Let the branches which are broken off not abide still in unbelief, but be grafted in again into their own olive tree.
And though blindness is in part happened to Ifrael, yet let the fulness of the gentiles come in, and let all Ifrael be saved.
Let them be made to look unto him whom they have pierced, and that they may turn to the Lord, let the veil which is upon their hearts be taken away.
4. For the eastern churches that are groaning under the yoke of Mahometan tyranny.
Let the churches of Asia, that were golden candlesticks, which the Lord Jesus delighted to walk in the midst of, be again made fo.
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 tin, and turn again their captivity as the streams in the south.
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; and let them have the blessing which came upon the head of Jofeph, and upon the crown of the head of him tbat was seperated from his brethren, even to the utmost bound of the everlasting bills.
Create peace to those that are afar off, as well as those that are nigh.
And let those that fuck of the abundance of the seas, and of the treasures hid in the sand, call the people to the mountain, that they may offer sacrifices of righteousness.
6. For the universal church, wherever dispersed, and for all the interests of it.
Our hearts defire and prayer to God for the gospel Israel is, that it may be saved.
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion, build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Peace be within her walls, and prosperity within her palaces: For our brethern and companions fake, we will now fay, peace be within her.
O that we may see the good of the gospel Jerusalem all the days of our life, and peace upon Israel. And that thus we may have reason to answer the meflengers of the nations, that the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust to that.
Save thy people, O Lord, and bless thine heritage: feed them also, and lift them up for ever. Give strength unto thy people, and bless thy people with peace; with thy favour do thou compass them as with a fhield.
Grace be with all them that love the Lord Jesus Christ in fincerity; for thou knowest them that are thine: And give to all that name the name of Christ to depart from iniquity.
We pray for all that believe in Christ, that they all may
and fince there is one body and one spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all; give to all christians to be of one heart, and one way.
Let the word of the Lord in all places, have a free course, and let it be glorified.
7. For the conviction and conversion of the atheists, deifts, and infidels, and of all that are out of the
way of truth, and of prophane fcoffers, and those that dit grace christianity by their vicious and immoral lives,
O teach transgressors thy ways, and let Ginners be converted unto thee.
O give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, the truth as it is in Jesus, the truth which is according to godliness, that they may recover themselves out of the snares of the devil.
Let those that are as fheep going aftray, return to Jesus Christ, the thepherd and bishop of our fouls.
Shew those fools iheir folly and misery, that bave said in their hearts, there is no God, and that are corrupt, and have done abominable work.
Lord, maintain the honour of the scripture, the law and the testimony, and convince those who speak not according to that word, that it is because there is no light in them; magnify that word above all thy name; magnify the law, magnify the gospel, and make both honourable.
Let those that will not be won by the word, be won by the conversation of christians, which we beg may be such in every thing, that they who believe may not be convinced of all, and judged of all, may be brought to worship God, and to report God is with them, of a truth.
8. For the amending of every thing that is amiss in the church, the reviving of primitive christianity, and the power of godliness, and in order thereunto, the pouring out of the spirit.
Lord, let thy spirit be poured out upon thy churches from on high, and then the wilderness shall become a fruitful field, then judgment shall return unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
Let what is wanting be set in order, and let every plant that is not of our heavenly father's planting be plucked up.
Let the Lord, whom we seek, come to his temple like a refiner's fire, and fuller's soap, and let him purify the sons of Levi, and all the feed of Israel, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness, plea