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shall also my servant be: if any man serve me,
The Epistle, 2 Cor. iv. 1 to 7.
CXVIII. Saint Michael and all Angels.
A PRAYER FOR THE GUARDIANSHIP OF ANGELS.
men in a
1. O ever
1. Before the mountains were brought forth, or lasting God, ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, ordained and even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. constituted
Psal. xc. 2. Thou, even thou, art Lord alone, thou the services of Angels and hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all wonderful
their host, the earth, and all things that are therein; ader and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. Neh. ix.
6. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers ; all things were created by him, and for him. Col. i. 16. They continue this day according to thine ordinances; for all are thy servants. Psal. cxix. 91. Michael the Archangel. Jude 9. And there was war in heaven : Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. Rev. xii. 7. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God. Rev. vii. 11. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; the Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the holy place. Psal. lxviii. 17. Who maketh his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire. Psal. civ. 4. When I consider the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained ; what is man that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man that thou visitest him ? for thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour : thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands, thou hast put all things under his feet. Psal. viii. 3 to 6. God hath set some in the Church, first apostles, secon
darily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 1 Cor. xii. 28. O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name, for thou hast done wonderful things. Isa. xxv. I. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered. Psal. cxi. 4. The heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord. Psal. lxxxix. 5. 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. Psal. ciïi. 20, 21. All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord, and thy saints shall bless thee. Psal. cxlv. 10. Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts; kings of the earth, and all people ; princes, and all judges of the earth; both young men, and maidens; old men, and children ; let them praise the name of the Lord; for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. Psal. cxlviii. 2. 11, 12, 13.
2. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many thai an ihy: angels round about the throne and the beasts and holy Angels the elders ; and the number of them was ten thouthee service sand times ten thousand, and thousands of thouin heaven, so sands ; saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the by thy ap. pointinent Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, they may
and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, defend us on and blessing. Rev. v. 11, 12. I saw also the Lord through sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his Jesus Christ train filled the temple : above it stood the sera
phims; each one had six wings, with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly: and one cried unto another, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts ; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isa. vi. 1, 2, 3. They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. Reo. iv. 8.
The angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. Luke i. 19. Lo, the angel of the Lord
our Lord. Amen.
came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid ; and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke ii. 9. 13, 14. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt. vi. 10. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Psal. xxxiv. 7. He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways; they shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psal. xci. 11, 12. And Jacob dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Gen. xxviii. 12. There came two angels to Sodom at even ; and when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here ; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. Gen. xix. 1. 15. And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him : and when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host. Gen. xxxii. 1, 2. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me. Dan. vi. 22. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly : and his chains fell off from his hands. Acts xii. 7. There stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, saying, Fear not, Paul ; thou must be brought before Cæsar ; and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Acts xxvii. 23, 24. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones, for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matt. xviii. 10. Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels. Mark viii. 38. Are
they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to mi-
For the Epistle, Rev. xii. 7 to 13.
CXIX. Saint Luke the Evangelist.
A PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL HEALTH.
to be an
cian of the
1. Almigh- 1. After these things the Lord appointed other ty God, who calledst Luke seventy also. Luke x. 1.
No man taketh this the Physi- honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, praise is in as was Aaron. Heb. v. 4.
How shall they preach, the Gospel,
except they be sent ? as it is written, How beautiEvangelist, ful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of and Physi
peace, and bring glad tidings of good things ! Rom. Boul;
Luke, the beloved Physician, and Demas, greet you. Col. iv. 14. These salute thee, Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus ; Marcus, Aris. tarchus, Demas, Lucas, (Luke,] my fellow-labourers. Phil. 23, 24. Only Luke is with me. 2 Tim. iv. 11. We have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the Gospel throughout all the churches. 2 Cor. viii. 18. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word : it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus. Luke i. 1, 2, 3. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen. Acts i. 1, 2. When the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners ? but when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be
bolesomne Bird eines of
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Matt. ix. 11, 12. 2. May it 2. He shewed me a pure river of water of life, please the clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb : in the midst of the street of it, be doctrine and on either side of the river, was there the tree Cered by of life, which bare twelve, manner of fruits, and Ciseases of yielded her fruit every month ; and the leaves of
the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev. bezled ; xxii. 1, 2. O thou that art named the house of through the
Jacob, is the Spirit of the Lord straightened ? are thy son Jesus Christ
these his doings ? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly ? Mic. ii. 7. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud. 1 Tim. vi. 3, 4. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine. 1 Tim. iv. 6. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. Heb. xii. 9. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed ; save me, and I shall be saved. Jer. xvii. 14. Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered ? Jer. viii. 22. Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings. Mal. iv. 2. Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Matt. viii. 17. With his stripes we are healed. Isa. liii. 5. Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk ? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. Matt. ix. 5, 6. If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole, Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole: neither is there salvation in any other; for there