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Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, o Lord ? Wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore ?-Isa. lxiv. 12.
Arise, and save us.—Jer. ii. 27.
Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee ; yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments? Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper ? Wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously? Thou hast planted them ; yea, they have taken root : they grow; .yea, they bring forth fruit : thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. But thou, O Lord, knowest me ; thou hast seen me, and tried my heart towards thee. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter. How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein ?--Jer. xii. 1, &c.
O Lord, thou knowest ; remember me, and visit me ; and revenge me of my persecutors. Take me not away in thy long-suffering ; know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. Thy words were found, and I did eat them ; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart : for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts. I sat not in the assembly of the
mockers, nor rejoiced ; I sat alone, because of thy hand ; for thou hast filled me with indignation. Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed ? Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail ?-Jer. xv. 15, &c.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed ; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. -Jer. xvii. 14.
Ah Lord God ! behold thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm; and there is nothing too hard for thee. Thou showest loving-kindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them : the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name. Great in counsel and mighty in work ; for thine eyes are open
of the sons of men ; to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.—Jer. xxxii. 17.
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage ? He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again ; he will have compassion upon us ; he will subdue our iniquities ; and
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thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old. Micah vii. 18, &c.
Lord, save me.—Mutt. xiv. 30. Lord, help me.—Matt. xv. 25.
Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. - Matt. xx. 30.
Lord, I believe ; help thou mine unbelief.Mark ix. 24.
Lord, increase our faith.—Luke xiii. 5.
Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died ; but I know that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.John xi. 21.
SELF-DEDICATION. I will wash mine hands in innocency ; so will I
compass thine altar, O Lord : that I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.—Ps. xxvi. 6.
Thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night. Yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early; for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us ; for thou also hast wrought all our works in us, O Lord our God. Other lords beside thee have had dominion over us ; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise; therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish. Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation : thou art glorified : thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth. Lord, in trouble have they visited thee; they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs ; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind, we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth ; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.—Isa. xxvi. 7, &c.
Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously ; so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us : we will not ride upon horses ; neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods : for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.—Hosea xiv. 2.
Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee ; what shall we have therefore ?-Matt. xix. 27.
Lo! we have left all, and have followed thee. -Mark x. 28.
Lord ! I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. — Luke ix. 57.
Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.—John xiii. 37.
FOR GOD'S BLESSING.
O Lord God, I pray thee, send me good speed this day.-Gen. xxiv. 12.
Bless me, even me also, O my father.—Gen. xxvii. 34.
The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.-Gen. xxxi. 49.
I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. Gen. xxxii. 26.
Give me a blessing ; for thou hast given me a