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fay continually, Let God be magnified. Let the Heaven and Earth praise thee, the Seas, and every thing that moveth therein. I am () poor and needy, make hafte unto me; O God, thou art my Helper and Deliverer: O Lord, make no (u) tarrying.

e Pfalm LXIX. 34.

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d Pfalm LXX. 5.

Grant thefe humble Supplications which I offer up to thy Divine Majefty, through the Merits of Chrift Jefus our Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God World without end. Amen.

A Prayer in the Time of Old Age, or Sick

ness.

(t) Matt. v. 3. Bleffed are the Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

(u) Luke xv111. 7, 8. Shall not God avenge his own Elect, which cry Day and Night unto him, tho' that he will avenge them fpeedily. he bear long with them? I tell you,

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Na thee, O Lord, do I put my (a) (a) Ifai. xxv1.3, 4. Thou wilt TRUST, let me keep him in perfect Peace, whose Mind is STAYED on thee, because never be put to he TRUSTETH in thee. Truft ye Confufion: Deli- in the Lord for ever: for in the ver me in thy Righteoufnefs, Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting caufe me to escape; incline Strength. thine Ear unto me, and fave me. Be thou my ftrong (b) Habitation, whereunto I may continually refort. Thou haft given Commandment to fave c) me, for thou art my Rock and my Fortress.

a Pfalm LXXI. I, to 9.

(b) Ats xvII. 28. In him we LIVE, and MOVE, and have our BEING.

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(c) Acts v. 31. Him hath God anointed to be a Prince and SAVI

or, to give Repentance, and Forgiveness of Sins.

Deliver

Deliver me, O my God, out of the Hands of the Wicked, out of the Hand of the unrighteous and (d) CRUEL ONE. For thou art (e) my Hope, O Lord God; thou art my Trust from my Youth: By thee have I been holden up from the Womb; thou art he that took me out of my Mother's Bowels: I am as a Wonder unto many, (f) but thou art my ftrong Refuge. Let my Mouth be filled with thy Praife, and with thine Honour all the Day. Caft me not off in the time of (g) OLD AGE, forfake me not when my Strength faileth.

Lord, make me to know mine End, and the Measure of

(d) 1 Pet. v. 8. Be fober, be vigilant, for your ADVERSARY the Devil, as a roaring Lion, goeth about feeking whom he may devour: whom refift ftedfaft in the

Faith.

(e) Heb. x. 35, 38. Caft not away
therefore your Confidence, which
hath great recompenfe of Reward.
For the Juft fhall live by Faith.

(f) Heb. vi. 18, 19, 20. That by
two immutable Things, in which
it was impoffible for God to lye,
we might have a strong Confola-
tion who have fled for REFUGE,
to lay hold upon the HOPE fet be-
fore us: Which HoPE we have
as an Anchor of the Soul, both fure
and stedfaft, and which entereth
into that within the Vail;
the Forerunner is for us entered,
even Jefus, made an High Priest for
ever.

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(g) Ifai. XLVI. 4. And even to
your OLD AGE I am he, and even
to HOAR HAIRS will I carry you :
I have made, and I will bear; even
I will carry, and will deliver you.
Heb. XIII. S. For he hath faid,
I will never LEAVE thee, nor FOR-
SAKE thee. Mart. XXVIII. 20. Lo,
I am with you alway, even unto
the end of the World.

my Days, what it is, that
I may know how (b) frail I
am. Behold, thou haft made
my Days as an Hand breadth,
and mine Age is as nothing
(b) 2 Cor. v. 4. For we that are
before thee: Verily, every in this Tabernacle do groan, being
burdened; not for that we would
Man, at his beft Eftate, is be uncloathed, but cloathed upon,
altogether Vanity. Surely that Mortality might be fwallowed
every Man walketh in a vain up of Life. Phil. 111, 21.
* Shew, (i) he HEAPETH fhall change our vile Body, that it
may be fafhioned like unto his glo-
rious Body, according to the working whereby he is able even to fubduc
all things unto himself. Cor. xv. 54. When this corruptible shall have
put on Incorruption, and this mortal hall have put on Immortality, then
Thall be brought to pass the Saying that is written, DEATH is swallowed
up in VICTORY.

Who

(i) Luke x11. 20. Thou Fool, this Night thy SouL shall be required of thee, and then whose shall all THOSE THINGS be. Matt. xvi. 26. What fhall it profit a Man to gain the WHOLE WORLD, and lofe his own SOUL? Or, what fhall a Man give in EXCHANGE for his Soul? 1 Tim. VI. 10. For the Love of MONEY is the Root of all Evil, which while fome coveted after, have erred from the Faith, and pierced themfelves through with many Sorrows.

b Pfalm xxx1x. 4, to 13.

* In a vain Show, in the Margin, in an Image the fame, probably, with the Image or Shadow of Death, as Pfalin xx111. 4. Though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow, or Image of Death. See Rom. v11.24.

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I for? My Hope is in thee: Deliver me from all my Tranfgreffions, and make me not the Reproach of the Foolifh: I was dumb, 1 opened not my Mouth, because thou didst it. Remove away thy Stroke from me; I am confumed by the Blow of thine Hand. When thou with Rebukes doft (k) CORRECT Man for INIQUITY, thou makeft his Beauty to confume away like a Moth; furely every Man is Vanity.

(k) 2 Cor. IV. 16, 17, 18. Though our outward Man perish, yet the And now, Lord, what wait inward Man is renewed Day by Day Our light AFFLICTION, eth for us a far more excceding and which is but for a Moment, worketernal Weight of Glory; while we look not at the Things which are feen, which are temporal; but ac the Things which are not feen, which are eternal. 1 Cor. xv. 55, 56, 57. O Death, where is thy tory? The Sting of Death is Sin. Sting? O Grave, where is thy Vicand the Strength of Sin is the Law: But Thanks be to God, which giveth us the Victory, through our Lord Jefus Chrift.

(1) Heb. x1. 13,14. These all died in the Faith, not having received afar off; and were perfwaded of the Promifes, but having feen them them, and embraced them, and confeffed that they were STRANGERS

Hear my Prayer, O Lord, and give Ear unto my Cry; hold not thy Peace at my Tears; for I am (2) a Stranger with thee, and a Sojourner, as all my Fathers were. O fpare me, that I may recover Strength, before I go hence, and be no more..

and PILGRIMS on the Earth: for plainly that they feek a Country; they that fay fuch things, declare ver. 16. that is, an heavenly. T Chron. XXIX. 15. For we are Strangers before thee, and Sojourners, as were all our Fathers. Our Days on the Earth are as a Shadow, and there is none abiding.

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(m) Eph. 111. 16, 17. That he would Riches of his Glory, to be STRENGgrant you, according to the THENED with Might, by his Spirit in the inner Man, that Chrift that ye may be rooted and groundmay dwell in your Hearts by Faith, ed in Love.

O God, be not far from me; O my God, make hafte for my Help; I will hope continually, and will yet praife thee more and more. My Mouth fhall fhew forth thy Righteoufnefs, and thy Salvation all the Day; for I know not the Numbers thereof. I will go in the (m)STRENGTH of the Lord God; I will make mention of thy RIGHTEOUSNESS, (12) even of thine only: O God,

(n) Phil. 111. 8,9. And I count all of the Knowledge of Chrift Jefus Things but Lofs, for the Excellency my Lord; for whom I have fuffered the Lofs of all Things, and do win Chrift, and be found in him, count them but Dung, that I may not having mine own Righteoufnefs, which is of the Law, but that Chrift, the Righteousness which is which is through the Faith of of God by Faith.

Pfalm LXXI. 12,14 to 21, 24, 23, 22.

thou

thou haft taught me from my Youth, and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous Works: Now alfo when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forfake me

not.

Thy RIGHTEOUSNESS, O God, is very high, who haft done great things: Lord, who is like unto thee? Thou, which haft fhewn me great and fore Trouble, (o) wilt quicken me again, and fhalt bring me up again out of the Depths of the Earth. Thou wilt () comfort me on every fide my Tongue therefore fhall talk of thy Righteousness all the Day long, my Lips fhall greatly rejoice when I (9) SING unto thee, and my Soul which thou haft REDEEMED. I will alfo praise thee with the Pfaltery, even thy Truth, O. my God; unto thee will I fing with the Harp, O thou Holy One of Ifrael.

Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, (0) 2 Kings xx. 2, 3, 4, 5. And faying, I beseech thee, O Lord, rebefore thee in Truth, and with a member now how I have walked perfect Heart; and have done that which is good in thy fight. And the Word of the Lord came unto Hezekiah, Thus faith the Lord, I Ifaiah, faying, Turn again, and tell have heard thy Prayer, I have seen thy Tears, behold, I will heal thee. Saying, For if we be dead with 2 Tim. II. II, 12. It is a faithful him, we fhall alfo live with him if we fuffer, we fhall alfo reign with him. Col. 111. 3, 4. Ye are dead, and your Life is hid with Chrift in God. When Chrift, who is our Life, fhall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in Glory. Father, and he fhall give you an(P) John xiv. 16. I will pray the other Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. 2 Cor. 1. 5. For in us, fo our Confolation also a◄ as the Sufferings of Chrift abound boundeth by Chrift.

(q) Rev. v. 9. And they fung a new Song, faying, Thou art worthy to take the Book, and to open the Seals thereof; for thou waft SLAIN, and haft REDEEMED US to God by thy Blood, out of every Kindred, and Tongue, and People, and Nation.

O Father of Mercies, and God of all Confolation, I do not prefent thefe my Supplications for my Righteousnefs, but for thy great Mercy's fake, through the infinite Merits of Jefus Chrift our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God World without end. Amen.

A Prayer in the Time of Trouble and Affliction, with earnest Supplications to be reftored to the DiDine Favour.

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Cryed unto God with my Voice, even unto God with my my Voice, and he gave Ear unto me. In the Day of (a) my Trouble I fought the Lord ; my Sore ran in the Night, and ceafed not; my Soul refufed to be comforted: I remembred God, and was troubled; I complained, and my Spirit was overwhelmed. Thou holdeft mine Eyes waking, 1 am fo troubled that I cannot speak: I called to remembrance my former Songs in the Night; I commune with mine own Heart, and my Spirit made diligent fearch. Wilt thou, O Lord, (b) caft me off for ever? and wilt thou be favourable no more? Is thy Mercy (c) clean gone for ever? Doth thy Promife fail for evermore? Haft thou, O God, forgotten to be gracious? Haft thou in Anger fhut up thy tender Mercies? But I faid, this is mine Infirmity; I will (4) remember the of AFFLICTIONS.

a Pfalm LXXVII. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, to 13.

(a) Heb. 11. 18. For in that he himfelf hath fuffered, being tempted, he is able to fuccour them that whom the Lord loveth he CHASare tempted. Heb. x11. 6. For TENETH, and SCOURGETH every Son whom he receiveth. 1 Peter though now for a Seafon, if need 1. 6. Wherein we greatly rejoice, be, ye are in Heaviness, through manifold Temptations.

faid, I will never leave thee, nor (b) Heb. x111. 5. For he hath forfake thee.

that we have a great High Prict, (c) Heb. IV. 14, 15, 16. Seeing that is paffed into the Heavens, Jefus the Son of God; let us hold fast our Profeffion: for we have not an ed with the Feeling of our INFIRHigh Prieft which cannot be touch MITIES, but was in all Points tempted like as we are, yet with

out Sin. Let us therefore come that we may obtain MERCY, and BOLDLYunto the Throne of GRACE, find GRACE to help in time of need.

every WEIGHT, and the SIN

(d) Heb. x11. 1. Seeing we alfo Cloud of WITNESSES, let us lay are encompaffed with fo great a which doth fo cafily befet us, and let us run with PATIENCE the Race that is fet before us. Chap. x. 32. Call to remembrance the former minated, ye endured a great Fight Days, in which, after ye were illu

The Night is the time of Deliverance, and confequently of Singing; concerning which, fee Exod. x11. 29, 42. Alts xvI. 25, 26, &c.

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