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God giveth thee : and the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground ; the Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand. Deut. xxviii. 8. 11, 12. All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. Psal. cxlv. 10.

XXXV. For Peace and Deliverance from our


&nce from

1. O Almigh

1. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the Good ho righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Prov. xviii. 10. toset of de. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I : for fence onto the servants

thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower puinst the face of their

from the enemy. Psal. Ixi. 2, 3. Th gather themenemies; selves together against the soul of the righteous,

and condemn the innocent blood : but the Lord is my defence ; and my God is the rock of my re

fuge. Psal. xciv. 21, 22. 2. We yield 2. O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he thee.praise hath done marvellous things ; his right hand and giving for

his holy arm hath gotten him the victory. Psal. our deliver

xcvii. 1. And they came to Jerusalem with psalthose great, teries, and harps, and trumpets, unto the house of and apparent dangers the Lord ; and the fear of God was on all the king

doms of those countries : so the realm of Jehoshapassed : phat was quiet : for his God gave him rest round

about. 2 Chron. xx. 28, 29, 30. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God : he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him even into his ears : he delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me; he delivereth me from mine enemies ; yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me; thou hast delivered me from the violent man ; therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. Great deliverance giveth he to his king, and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and

we were com-


3. We ac.

not delivered over as a prey

to his seed for evermore. Psal. xviii. 6. 17. 48, 49, 50. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand, many times did he deliver them. Psal. cvi. 42, 43. 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 : the Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. Psal. xxviii. 6, 7, 8.-See also, Psal. xxi. 13. cxl. 7. cxliv. 10.

3. If it had not been the Lord who was on our knowledge it side, now may Israel say; if it had not been the that we were Lord who was on our side, when men rose up

against us; then they had swallowed us up quick, unto them: when their wrath was kindled against us ; then the

waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul : then the proud waters had gone over our soul : blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth : our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Psal. cxxiv. 1

to 7. 4. beseech- 4. Thou hast been my help; leave me not, neiing thee still

ther forsake me, O God of my salvation. Psal. such thy mer- xxvii. 9. O continue thy loving-kindness unto

them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the

upright in heart. Psal. xxxvi. 10. I will not fail that thou art thee, nor forsake thee. Josh. i. 5. It is of the and mighty Lord's mercies that we are not consumed ; because Deliverer;

his compassions fail not: they are new every through Jesus Christ morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam. iii. 22, 23.

Let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel ; that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else. 1 Kings viii. 59, 60. Help me, O Lord my God; O save me according to thy mercy ; that they may know that this is thy hand; that thou,

to continue

us, that all the world may know

our Lord. Amen.

Lord, hast done it. Psal. cix. 26, 27. O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only. Isa. xxxvii. 20. All men that see it shall say, This hath God done, for they shall perceive that it is his work. Psal. Ixiv. 9. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine ; and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Isa. xlix. 26.—See also, Gen. xiv. 20.-Exod. xv.-Jude 5. -2 Sam. xxii.—2 Chron. xx.Psal. xxi.-liv.lxxvi.lxxxii.-cxliv. &c.

XXXVI. For Restoring Public Peace at Home.

1. O eternal

1. He is the God that maketh men to be of one God, our hea mind in an house. Psal. lxviii. 6. Then all Israel Tenly Father, who alone gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, sayto be of one ing, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh; and mind in a the Lord thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed house, and stillest the my people Israel : therefore came all the elders of outrage of a Israel to the king to Hebron, and David made a tanruly peo- covenant with them in Hebron before the Lord. ple; 1 Chron. xi. 1, 2, 3. Be still, and know that I

am God. Psal. xlvi. 10. Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. Psal. Ixv. 7. Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of my people.

2 Sam. xxii. 44. 2. We bless 2. The Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock, and thy Name, that exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation : it it hath pleas- is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down appease the the people under me, and that bringeth me forth seditious tih from mine enemies ; thou also hast lifted me up have been on high, above them that rose up against me ; lately raised up amongst

thou hast delivered me from the violent man. 2 Sam. xxii. 47, 48, 49. And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord for ever; and the kingdom was established in the hand of Solo

mults which

mon. 1 Kings ii. 45, 46. When Athaliah the mo-
ther of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she
arose and destroyed all the seed royal; but Jeho-
sheba took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole
him from among the king's sons which were slain ;
and they hid him.-And they made him king,
and anointed him : and Athaliah rent her clothes,
and cried, Treason, Treason ; but Jehoiada the
priest commanded, Have her forth without the
ranges; and him that followeth her kill with the
sword : and they laid hands on her; and Jehoiada
made a covenant between the Lord and the king
and the people, that they should be the Lord's peo-
ple; between the king also and the people : and all
the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in
quiet, and they slew Athaliah with the sword.
2 Kings xi. 1, 2. 12. 14 to 17. 20. Blessed be the
Lord my strength, which teacheth iny hands to
war, and my fingers to fight; my goodness and
my fortress ; my high tower, and my deliverer ;
my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth

my people under me. Psal. cxliv. 1, 2. 3 most hum- 3. Make me to understand the way of thy prebly beseeching thee to cepts : make me to go in the path of thy commandgrant to all

ments. Psal. cxix. 27. 35. Let every soul be subof us grace, that we may ject unto the higher powers. Rom. xiii. 1. Subhenceforth obediently

mit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the walk in thy Lord's sake. Fear God. Honour the king. 1 Pet. holy com

ii. 13. 17. My son, fe thou the Lord and the and, leading king; and meddle not with them that are given to peaceable life change; for their calamity shall rise suddenly, and godli

who knoweth the ruin of them both ? Prov. xxiv. honesty, 21, 22. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, sup

plications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men, for kings, and for all that are in authority ; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Tim. ii. 1, 2. I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. Psal. cxix. 32. Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell sately, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Prov. i. 33.


in all ness and

4. may con

4. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his tinually offer anto thee our goodness, and for his wonderful works to the chil. sacrifice of

dren of men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices praise and thanksgiv- of thanksgiving, and declare his works with reing for these thy mercies joicing. Psal. cvii. 21, 22. So we thy people and towarda us: sheep of thy pasture, will give thee thanks for sus Christ our ever; we will shew forth thy praise to all generaLord. A meu tions. P'sal. lxxix. 13. By him therefore let us

offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his

Heb. xiii. 15.


XXXVII. For Deliverance from the Plague, or

other common Sickness. No. 1.

2. and con

1. O Lord 1. And Satan stood up against Israel, and provokGod, who hast wound- ed David to number Israel: and God was displeased ed us for our with this thing, therefore he smote Israel. 1 Chron.

xxi. 1. 7. God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. Psal. Ixviii. 21. They have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel ; therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them; and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. Isa. v. 24, 25.

2. Thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us for sumed us because of our iniquities. Isa. Ixiv. 7. gressions, by We are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath and dreadful are we troubled : thou hast set our iniquities be. visitation;

fore thee, and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. Psal. xc. 7, 8. And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy Name, shall the house of Israel no more defile ; in their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy Name by their abominations that they have committed ; wherefore I have consumed them

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