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Q. 190. What do we pray for in the first petition?
A. In the first petition, (which is, Hallowed be thy name",) acknowledging the utter inability and indisposition that is in ourselves and all men to honour God'аright', we pray,
that God would by his grace enable and incline us and others to know, to acknowledge, and highly to esteem him."
his titles", attributes", ordinances, word ?, works, and whatso
heaven, the great and terrible God,
me thy way, O Lord; I will walk that keepeth covenant and mercy
in thy truth: unite my heart to fear for them that love him, and observe thy name. Ver. 12. I will praise his commandments : Ver. 6. Let thee, O Lord my God, with all my thine ear now be attentive, and heart ; and I will glorify thy name thine eyes open, that thou mayest
Ver. 13. For great hear the prayer of thy servant,
is thy mercy toward me: and thou which I pray before thee now, day hast delivered my soul from the and night, for the children of Israel lowest hell. Ver. 15. But thou, 0 thy servants, and confess the sins of Lord, art a God full of compassion, the children of Israel, which we have signed against thee: both I and plenteous in mercy and truth.
and gracious, long-suffering, and my father's house have sinned.
P 2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, i Acts xii. 5. Peter therefore was
pray for us, that the word of the kept in prison; but prayer was made Lord may have free course, and be without ceasing of the church unto
glorified, even as it is with you. God for him.
Psal. cxlvii. 19. He sheweth his 190, k Mat. vi. 9.
word unto Jacob, his statutes and his 12. Cor. iii. 5. Not that we are
judgments unto Israel. Ver. 20. He sufficient of ourselves to think any
hath not dealt so with any nation : thing as, of ourselves; but our suf.
and as for his judgments, they have ficiency is of God. Psal. Ji. 15. O
not known them. Praise ye the Lord. Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Psal. cxxxviii. 1. I will praise thee m Psal. lxvii. 2. That thy way
with my whole heart; before the may be known upon earth, thy
gods will I sing praise unto thee. saving health among all nations.
Ver. 2. I will worship towards thy Ver. 3. Let the people praise thee,
holy temple, and praise thy name, O God; let all the people praise
for thy loving-kindness, and for
thy truth: for thou hast magnin Psal. lxxxiii. 18. That men may
fied thy word above all thy know that thou, whose name alone
Ver. 3. In the day when I is JEHOVAH, art the most High
.cried, thou answeredst me: and over all the earth.
strengthenedst me with strength 0 Psal. lxxxvi. 10. For thou art great, and doest wondrous things :
thanks be unto God, which always thou art God alone. Ver. 11. Teach
causeth us to triumph in Christ
, and maketh manifest the savour
2 Cor. ii. 14. Now
ever he is pleased to make himself known by ?; and to glorify him in thought, word', and deed: that he would prevent and remove atheism', ignorance“, idolatry ", profaneness *, and whatsoever is dishonourable to him y; and, by his over-ruling providence, direct and dispose of all things to his own glory”.
Q. 191. What
of his knowledge by us in every
of wisdom and revelation in the place. Ver. 15. For we are unto knowledge of him; Ver. 18. The God a sweet savour of Christ, in eyes of your understanding being them that are saved, and in them enlightened; that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling, and 9 Psal. cxlv. throughout. I will what the riches of the glory of his extol thee, my God, o King, &c. inheritance in the saints. Psal. viii, throughout. O Lord our
w Psal. xcvii. 7. Confounded be Lord, how excellent is thy name in all they that serve graven images, all the earth! .
that boast themselves of idols: wore * Psal. ciii. 1. Bless the Lord, O
all ye gods. my soul; and all that is within me, * Psal. lxxiv. 18. Remember this, bless his holy name.
Psal. xix. 14. that the enemy hath reproached, o Let the words of my mouth, and Lord, and that the foolish people the meditation of my heart, be ac have blasphemed thy name. Ver. 22. ceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Arise, O God, plead thine own strength, and my redeemer.
cause : remember how the foolish Phil. i. 9. And this I pray,
that man reproacheth thee daily. Ver. 23. your love may abound yet more and Forget not the voice of thine enemies: more in knowledge, and in all judg
the tumult of those that rise up against ment; Ver. 11. Being filled with thee increaseth continually. the fruits of righteousness, which are Y 2 Kings xix. 15. And Hezekiah by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and prayed before the Lord, and said, O praise of God.
Lord God of Israel, which dwellest < Psal. Ixvii. 1. God be merciful between the cherubims, thou art. unto us, and bless us; apd cause his the God, even thou alone, of all face to shine upon us. Selah. Ver. 2. the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast That thy way may be known upon
made heaven and earth.
Ver. 16. earth, thy saving health among all Lord, bow down thine ear, and nations. Ver. 3. Let the people · hear ; open, Lord, thine eyes, praise thee, O. God; let all the peo and see; and hear the words of ..ple praise thee. Ver. 4. O let the Sennacherib, which hath sent him to nations be glad, and sing for joy: for reproach the living God. thou shalt judge the people righte
2 Chron. XX. 6. And /Jehoshaously,' and govern the nations upon phat) said, O Lord God of our earth. Selah.
fathers, art not thou God in heau Eph. i. 17. That the God of our ven? and rulest not thou over all Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the kingdoms of the heathen ?' and glory, may give unto you the Spirit in thine hand is there not power
Q. 191. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition, (which is, Thy kingdom come",) acknowledging ourselves and all mankind to be by nature under the dominion of sinand Satan', we pray, that the kingdom of sin and Satan may be destroyed, the gospel propagated throughout the world, the Jews called the fulness of the Gentilės brought in'; the church furnished with all gospel
and might, so that none is able to
fulfilling the desires of the filesh, withstand thee? Ver. 10. And now, and of the mind; and were by behold, the children of Ammon, and nature the children of wrath, even Moab, and mount Seir, whom thou
as others. wouldest not let Israel invade, when c Psal. lxviii. 1. Let God arise, let they came out of the land of Egypt, his enemies be scattered : let them but they turned from them, and
also that hate him flee before him. destroyed them not; Ver. 11. Be Ver. 18. Thou hast ascended on hold, I say, how they reward us, to high, thou hast led captivity capcome to cast us out of thy possession, tive: thou hast received gifts for which thou hast given us to inherit.
men; yea, for the rebellious also, Ver. 12. O our God, wilt thou not that the Lord God might dwell judge them? for we have no night among them. Rev. xii. 10. And I against this great company that
heard a loud voice saying in heaven, cometh against us; neither know we
Now is come salvation, and strength, what to do; but our eyes are up
and the kingdom of our God, and on thee. Psal. Ixxxiii. throughout.
power of his Christ: for the acKeep not thou silence, O God: hold
cuser of our brethren is cast down, not thy peace, &c. Psal. cxl. 4.
which accused them before our God Keep me, o Lord, from the hands day and night. Ver
. 11. And they of the wicked, preserve me from the
overcame him by the blood of the violent man, who have purposed Lamb, and by the word of their to overthrow my goings. Ver. 8.
testimony: and they loved not their Grant not, O Lord, the desires of lives unto the death. the wicked; further not his wicked
d2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, devices, lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
pray for us, that the word of the
Lord may have free course, and be 191. 2 Mat. vi. 10.
glorified, even as it is with you. b Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past
Rom. x. 1. Brethren, my heart's ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince is, that they might be saved.
desire and prayer to God for Israel of the power of the air, the spirit
f John xvii
. 9. I pray for them : that now worketh in the children of I pray not for the world, but for disobedience. Ver. 3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in
them which thou hast given me,
for they are thine. Ver. 20. Neitimes past, in the lasts of our flesh, ther pray I for these ałone, be
officers and ordinances, purged from corruption", countenanced and maintained by the civil magistrate': that the ordinances of Christ may be purely dispensed, and made effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their sins, and the confirming, comforting, and building up of those that are already convertedk: that Christ would rule in our hearts
for them also which shall believe on me through their word. Rom. xi. 25. For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits,) that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. Ver. 26. And so all Israel shall be saved :, as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. Psal. lxvii. throughout. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us, &c. 8 Mat. ix. 38. Pray ye
therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. 2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.
h Mal. i. 11. For from the rising of the sun, even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering : for my name shall be great aniong the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Zeph. iii. 9. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one
thanks, be made for all men: Ver. 2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
k Acts iv. 29. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all bold. ness they may speak thy word, Ver. 30. By, stretching forth chine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. Eph. vi. 18, Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watch. ing thereunto with all
perseverance, and supplication for all saints; Ver. 19. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, Ver. 20. For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Rom. xv. 29. And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. Ver. 30. Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; Ver. 32. That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and. may with you be refreshed. 2 Thess. i. 11. Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God wouid count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of
ii Tim. ii, 1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, pray. ers, intercessions, and giving of
here', and hasten the time of his second coming, and our reigning with him for ever m: and that he would be pleased so to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may best conduce to these ends n.
Q. 192. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition, (which is, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven",) acknowledging, that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling to know and do the will of God”, but prone to rebel against his
Ver. 9. And when
his goodness, and the work of faith est rend the heavens, that thou
2 Thess. ii. 16. Now wouldest our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and
come down, that the
mountains might flow down at thy God, even our Father, which hath presence! Ver. 2. As when the meltloved us, and hath given us everlast
ing fire burneth, the fire causeth the ing consolation, and good hope
waters. to boil, to make thy name through grace, Ver. 17. Confort
known to thine adversaries, that the your hearts, and stablish you in nations may tremble at thy presence, every good word and work.
Rev, iv. 8. And the four beasts had 1 Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I each of them six wings about hini, bow my knees unto the Father of and they were full of eyes within ; our Lord Jesus Christ, Ver, 15. Of and they rest not day and night, whom the whole family in heaven saying, Holy, hols, holy, Lord God
and earth is named, Ver. 16. That Almighty, which was, and is, and he would grant you, according to
is to come. the riches of his glory, to be
those beasts give glory, and honour, strengthened with might by his Spi- and thanks, to him that sat on the rit in the inner man : Ver. 17. That
throne, who liveth for ever and Christ may dwell in your hearts by
ever, Ver. 10. The four and twenty faith; that ye, being rooted and
elders. fall down before him that grounded in love, Ver. 18. May be sat on the throne, and worship him able to comprehend with all saints,
that liveth for ever and ever, and what is the breadth, and length, and
cast their crowns before the throne, depth, and height; Ver. 19. And to
saying, Ver. 11. Thou art worthy, know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might honour, and power : for thou hast
O Lord, to receive glory, and be filled with all the fulness of God.
created all things, and for thy pleasure Ver. 20. Now unto him that is able
they are and were created. to do exceeding abundantly above
192. • Mat. vi. 10. all that we ask or think, according
P Rom. vii. 18. For I know, that to the power that worketh in us. m Rev. xxii. 20. He which testi
in me (that is, in my flesh) dwellfieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly; Amen.
that which is good I find not. Job come, Lord Jesus. Isa. Ixiv, 1, Oh that thou would.
xxi. 14. Therefore they say unto God,
good thing: for tó will is present with me, but how to perform
Depart from us; for we desire not