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the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee.Dan. ii. 20, &c.
Out of the belly of hell cried I: and thou heardest
voice. For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about : all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. The waters compassed me about, even to the soul : the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever : yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God. When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord : and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving ; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. Jonah ii. 2, &c.
Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but
because of the people which stand by I said it.John xi. 41.
FOR DELIVERANCE FROM ENEMIES TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL, AND FOR VICTORY OVER THEM.
Blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thine hand.-Gen. xiv. 20.
Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil ; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them : they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods ? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ? Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed : thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.—Ex. xv. 6, &c.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea ; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.-Ps. xlvi. 1, &c.
Blessed be God, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.—Ps. cxxiv. 6.
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Cor. xv. 57.
FOR DELIVERANCE FROM TROUBLE, SICKNESS,
I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.—Ps. lix. 16.
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my
soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live : I will lift up my hands in thy name. shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;
and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips : when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.-Ps. lxiii. 1-8.
How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. For thou, O God, hast proved us : thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water : but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.—Ps. lxvi. 3, &c.
Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death : wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living ?-Ps. lvi. 12.
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.-Ps. xciv. 18.
Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
Ps. cxvi. 8.
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning : great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.-Lam. iii. 22.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort, wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Cor. i. 3.
FOR SALVATION, ELECTING LOVE, AND DELIVER
ANCE FROM THE BONDAGE OF SATAN.
Blessed be the Lord God of my master, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth.-Gen. xxiv. 27.
A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt: and the Egyptians evilentreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: and when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression;