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(B) Luke xxii. 42.-Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless, not My will, but Thine be done. Acts xxi. 14.-And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, the will of the Lord be done.

(c) Psal. cii. 20, 21.-Bless the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his Word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts, ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

Q. 111. What do we pray for in the fourth Petition?

A. In the fourth Petition, which is,-Give us this day our daily bread, (D) we pray, that of God's free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, (E) and enjoy his blessing with them. (F)

(D) Mat. vi. 11.

(R) Prov. xxx. 8.-Remove far from me vanity and lies, give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.

(F) Exod. xxiii. 25.-And ye shal serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water. 1 Tim. iv. 4, 5.-Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer.

Q. 112. What do we pray for in the fifth Petition?

A. In the fifth Petition, which is,—And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, (G) we pray that God, for Christ's sake, would freely pardon all our sins, (H) which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others. (1)

(a) Mat. vi. 12.

(H) Psal. li. 1, 2, 7.-Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me trom my sin-Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

(1) Mat. vi. 14.-For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Luke xi. 4.-And forgive us our sins, for we also torgive every one that is indebted to us..

Q. 113. What do we pray for in the sixth Petition?

A. In the sixth Petition, which is,-And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, (K) we pray, that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, (L) or support and deliver us when we are tempted (M)

Mat. vi. 13.

Mat. xxvi. 41.-Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. Psal. xix. 13.-Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me.

(M) 2 Cor. xii. 7, 8.-There was given to me a thorn in the flesh: the messenger of Satan, to buffet me-for this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might' depart from me. 1 Cor. x. 13.-There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted' above that ye are able: but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Q. 114. What doth the Conclusion of the Lord's Prayer teach us? A. The Conclusion of the Lord's Prayer, which is,-For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, (for ever, Amen,) (N) teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, (0) and in our prayer to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him, (P) and in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen. (9)

(N) Mat. vi. 13.

(o) Dan. ix. 4, 9, 18, 19.—And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments— To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him-O my God. incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: For we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies, O Lord, hear; O Lord forgive; O Lord, hearken, and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy


(P) 1 Chron. xxix. 11, 13.-Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as Head above all-Now, therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious


(a) I Cor. xiv. 16.-How shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks. seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? Rev. xxii. 20.-He which testifieth these things, saith, Surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.


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