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another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of

God. 1 Pet. iv. 10. 4. the Spirit

4. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,

the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit standing; the of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and Spirit of

of the fear of the Lord. Isa. xi. 2. Making menghostly tion of you in my prayers ; that the God of our strength; the

Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give Spirit of knowledge unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the godliness;

knowledge of him : the eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. Eph. i. 16, 17, 18. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Col. i. 10. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. 2 Pet. i. 2, 3. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James i. 5. I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Rom. xvi. 19. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Prov. iii. 13. Through thy precepts I get understanding. Psal. cxix. 104. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding; I have strength. Proo. viii. 14. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel. Psal. xvi. 7. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit. Luke i. 80. Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Eph. vi. 10. I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. ii. 14. 16. Teach me good judgment and knowledge ; for I have believed thy commandments. Psal. cxix. 66. I will give you pastors according to mine heart,

5. and fill

which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jer. iii. 15. And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him. Deut. xxxiv. 9. Add to your faith virtue ; and to virtue knowledge ; and to knowledge teniperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 2 Pet. i. 5, 6, 7.

5. I will make an everlasting covenant with them; he Lord, them, that I will not turn away from them, to do Spirit of thy them good ; I will put my fear in their hearts, that now and for they shall not depart from me. Jer. xxxii. 40. The

Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord. Isa. xi. 2, 3. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom : a good understanding have all they that do his commandments. Psal. cxi. 10. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever. Psal. xix. 9. The fear of the Lord tendeth to life : and he that hath it shall abide satisfied ; he shall not be visited with evil. Prov. xix. 23. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Heb. xii. 28. See also, Prov. i. 7.—xiv. 27. Job xxviii. 28.

ever. Amen.

O Lord, this


CXCII. Prayer, with the Laying on of the Hands

of the Bishop 1. Defend, 1. The Lord God is a sun and shield : the Lord thy child (or will give grace and glory : no good thing will he thisthy ser- withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psal. thy heavenly lxxxiv. 11. The name of the God of Jacob defend grace, that he thee. Psal. xx. 1. The Lord bless thee, and keep

thee. Num. vi. 24. I am thine, save me ; for I have sought thy precepts. Psal. cxix. 94. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psal. xvii. 5. 8. Fear thou not ; for I am with thee : be not dismayed ; for I am thy God : I will strengthen thee; yea,


thine for ever,

increase in

and more,


will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isa. xli. 10. I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psal. Ixxiii. 23, 24. See also, Isa. xlix. 2.-John X. 28, 29.Heb.

ïïi. 14.-Psal. xlvii. 14. 2. and daily 2. By one Spirit are we all baptized into one thy Holy body. i Cor. xii. 13. The God of all grace, make Spirit more

you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Pet. v. until he come 10. The Lord make you to increase and abound in unto thy everlasting

love one toward another, and toward all men, even kingdom. as we do toward you: to the end he may stablish

your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thess. iii. 12, 13. Grow in grace. 2 Pet. iv. 18. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly ; and I pray


your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess. v. 23. The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. 2 Tim. iv. 18. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 24, 25. See also, John xiv. 26.

3. The Lord be with you. 2 Thess. iii. 16. The Lord be with Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. 2 Tim. iv. 22. with thy Our Father, fc. spirit.

3. The

you; And

CXCIII. A Prayer for the Exercise of God's Pro

vidence and Grace towards the Confirmed. 1. Almighty

1. O Lord, I know that the way of man is not and everliv: in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct ing God, who

his steps. Jer. x. 23. It is God which worketh in

you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. those things Phil. ii. 13. Good and acceptable before God. 1 Tim.

v. 4. See also, 1 Chron. xxix. 14.—Prov. xvi. 1.

makest us both to will and to do

and accepta

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trare now laid our

wards them.

Die unto thy 2. Pray one for another. James v. 16. God giveth divide Ma. jesty :

grace unto the humble. James iv. 6. The effec2. We make tual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth supplications much. James v. 16. for these thy

3. The holy apostles. Eph. iii. 5. Now when

the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that 3. upon

Samaria had received the word of God, they sent whom (aster unto them Peter and John ; who, when they were of the holy come down, prayed for them, that they might reapostles, we ceive the Holy Ghost: for as yet he was fallen upon

none of them: only they were baptized in the name hands, to certify them (by

of the Lord Jesus. Then laid they their hands on this sign) of them, and they received the Holy Ghost. Acts viii. and gracious 14 to 17. When they heard this, they were bapgoodness to- tized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when

Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them. Acts xix. 5, 6. God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. i. 7. See also, Psal. cvi. 4. 1 Tim. iv. 14. 2 Tim. i. 6. Phil. iv. 19.

Acts vi. 6. 4. Let thy 4. I am a father to Israel. Jer. xxxi. 9. Like fatherly hand, we

as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth beseech thee, them that fear him. Psal. ciii. 13. The Lord careth ever be over them; let for the righteous. Psal. cxlvi. 8. The hand of our thy Holy God is upon all them for good that seek him. Spirit ever be with them; Ezra viii. 22. Let thine hand help me; for I have

chosen thy precepts. Psal. cxix. 173. Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Cor. vi. 17, 18. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. John x. 28, 29. I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth. John xiv. 16, 17. Every one that asketh receiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth; and

5. And so

the knowledge and obedience of thy Word, that in the

Christ, who with thee and

world with out eud. Amen.

to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If ye being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke xi. 10. 13.

5. Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith lead them in in the Lord Jesus, and love anto all the saints, cease

not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers ; that the God of our Lord Jesus

Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the obtain ever. Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge lasting life; of him : the eyes of your understanding being enLord Jesus lightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of

his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his the Holy inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding Ghost liveth and reigneth, greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, acever one God, cording to the working of his mighty power. Eph. i.

15 to 19. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man ; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Eph. iii

. 14 to 19. From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Tim. iii. 15. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me : for thou art the God of my salvation. Psal. xxv. 5. Teach me to do thy will. Psal. cxliii. 10. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psal. cxix. 11. For this cause also thank we God with. out ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1 Thess. ii. 13. Not every one that saith unto me,

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