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THANKSGIVINGS.

FOR ANSWER TO PRAYER.

To-day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.2 Sam. xiv. 22.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father.—2 Chron. vi. 4.

Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped : therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my song will I praise him.Ps. xxviii. 6.

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave : thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried unto thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? Shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me : Lord, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing : thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness. To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

over me.

:-Ps. xxx. 1. Oh, how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid

up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men ! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city. For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes : nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.—Ps. xxxi. 19, &c.

Day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of sum

mer.

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found : surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding-place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble ; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.—Ps. xxxii. 4.

I will bless the Lord at all times : his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord : the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard

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and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened : and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. -Ps. xxxiv. 1, &c.

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.-Ps. lxi. 4.

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my vows, which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken when I was in trouble. Verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.—Ps. lxvi. 14.

Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God : thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.Ps. xcix. 8.

I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee : thou art my God, I will exalt thee.-Ps. cxviii. 21.

I called upon thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon. Thou hast heard my voice; thou drewest near in the day when I called upon

thee : thou saidst, Fear not. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.-Lam. iii. 55.

Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his : and he changeth the times and the seasons : he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge unto them that know understanding: he revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and

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