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Psalm CXXVIII. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: and walk in his ways. -For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : 0 well is thee, and happy shalt teos be.-Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thine house.- The children like the olive branches : round about thy table.-Lo, thus shall the man de blessed: that feareth the Lord.The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee : that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long ;-Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children: and peace upon Israel.-Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the, &c.

Psalm LXVII. God be merciful unto us, and bless us : and sketo ts the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.-That thy way may be known upon earth : Y saving health among all nations.-Let the penple praise thee, O God: yea, let all . perple praise thee.--O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou skalt judge the joik righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.-Let the people praise ther, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.-Then shall the earth bring forth her increak; and God, eren our own God, shall give us his blessing.-God shall bless us : and sit the ends of the world shall fear him. Glory be to the Father, &c. As it was in the beginning, &c.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Our Father, &c.

CCV. Supplications and Prayers. No. 1. 1, 2, O Lord, save thy servant, and thy handmaid; who put their trust in thee.

1, 2. O thou my God, save thy servant that

trusteth in thee. Psal. lxxxvi. 2. 3, 4. O Lord, send them help from thy holy place; and evermore defend them.

3, 4. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble ; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the sanctuary, aud strengthen thee

out of Zion. Psal. xx. 1, 2. 5,6. Be unto them a tower of strength, from the face of their enemy.

5, 6. Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong

tower from the enemy. Psal. lxi. 3. 7, 8. O Lord, hear our prayer; and let our cry come unto thee.

7, 8. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee. Psal. cii. 1.

CCVI. Supplications and Prayers. No. 2. 1. O God of 1. Have ye not read that which was spoken unto Abraham, Goda ora Isaac, you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and God of Jacob, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Matt. thy servants,

xxii. 31, 32. I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of

bless these

2. and sow the seed of

Jacob. Exod. iii. 6. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; and give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee. Gen. xxviii. 3, 4. Thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous. Psal. v. 12.

2. The seed is the word of God. That on the eternal life in good ground are they, which in an honest and good their hearts ; heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring

forth fruit with patience. Luke viii. 11. 15. The word of the truth of the Gospel ; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world ; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. Col. i. 5, 6. Being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Rom. vi. 22. Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst : but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John iv. 14.

3. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, whatsoever in and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correcthy holy Word they

tion, for instruction in righteousness: that the man shall profit of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto they may all good works. 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. It is written

in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. John vi. 45. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James i. 22. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the Scripture, ye do well. James ii. 8. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do : and the God of peace shall be with you. Phil. iv. 9. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

John xiii. 17, See also, Matt. xxviii. 20. 4. Look, o 4. Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaLord, merci. fully upon

ven, and bless thy people Israel. Deut. xxvi. 15. them from Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as heaven, and

3. that

indeed fulfil the same.

thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. And as thou Psal. cxix. 132. And the Lord had blessed Abradidst send thy

bless tbem.

Abraham and

their great comfort ; So

s'essing upon ham in all things. Gen. xxiv. 1. I will bless her, Sarah, to

and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her,

and she shall be a mother of nations. Gen. xvii. 16. vouchsafe to God Almighty bless thee, and give thee the blessing send thy

of Abraham. Gen. xxviii. 3,4. Blessed is the man that blessing upon these thy ser- feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his comthey obeying mandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: thy will, and the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth in safety un- and riches shall be in his house; and his righteousder thy pro- ness endureth for ever. Psal. cxii. 1, 2, 3. Who adide in thy shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall

stand in his holy place ? He that hath clean hands end; through and a pure heart ; who hath not lifted up his soul

unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall reAmen. ceive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness

from the God of his salvation. Psal. xxiv. 3, 4, 5. Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Prov. i. 33. He that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John ji. 17. O love the Lord, all ye his saints : for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psal. xxxi. 23. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine ; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John xv. 4.

love unto their lives'

our Lord.

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creased: We

assist with

CCVII, Supplications and Prayers. No. 3.

1. And God blessed them, and God said unto heavenly Fa-them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the ther, by earth. Gen. i. 28. And God said unto Abraham, whose graci. ous gift man- As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name kind is in

Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will beseech thee, bless her, and give thee a son also of her : yea, I thy blessing

will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations;

kings of people shall be of her. Gen. xvii. 15, 16. persons, that they may Is any thing too hard for the Lord. Gen. xviü. 14. both be fruit. And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou

art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of children,

millions. Gen. xxiv. 60. Who are those with thee ? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant. Gen. xxxiii. 5. And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We

these two

in pro

creation of

are witnesses. The Lord make the woman that is
come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah,
which two did build the house of Israel: and do
thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Beth-
lehem : and let thy house be like the house of Pha-
rez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which
the Lord shall give thee of this young woman. Ruth
iv. 11, 12. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by
the sides of thine house, thy children like olive
plants round about thy table. Psal. cxxviii. 3. Lo
children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit
of the womb is his reward. Psal. cxxvii. 3. For
this child I (Hannah) prayed; and the Lord hath
given me my petition which I asked of him. 1 Sam.
i. 27. And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and
said, The Lord give thee seed of this woman, for the
loan which is lent to the Lord. And the Lord visit-
ed Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three
sons and two daughters. 1 Sam. ii. 20, 21. He
maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be

a joyful mother of children. Psal. cxiii. 9. 2. and also 2. I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that ive together

we should appear approved, but that ye should do goly love

that which is honest. 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Blessed is and honesty, that they may every one that feareth the Lord ; that walketh in see their chil his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine tianly and hands : happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well virtuously brought up,

with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by to thy praise the sides of thine house: thy children like olive through Jes' plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus sus Christ our shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. The Lord. Amen.

Lord shall bless thee out of Zion; and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel. Psal cxxviii.

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time. 1 Cor. vii. 5. Who can find a virtuous woman? The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. Her children arise up, and call her blessed ; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Prov. xxxi. 10, 11, There was in the days of Herod, a certain

so long in



named Zacharias, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Luke i. 5, 6. Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Prov. xxii. 6. Jesus said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not : for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark x. 14. Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath : but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Eph. vi. 4. I know him, that he will command his children and his houshold after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. Gen. xviii. 19. That our sons may grow up as the young plants; and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple. Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. Psal. cxliv. 12. 15. Do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor. x. 31. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit. John xv. 8. See also, Deut. vi. 7. 1 Cor. xiii. 4 to 7.

also (after

CCVIII. Supplications and Prayers. No. 4. 1. O God, 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and who by thy, the earth. Gen. i. 1. Thou hast created all things, hast made all and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Reo. nothing; who iv. 11. Through faith we understand that the worlds

were framed by the word of God, so that things other things set in order) which are seen were not made of things which do didst appoint, that out of

appear. Heb. xi. 3. These are the generations of man (created the heavens and of the earth when they were creown image ated, in the day that the Lord God made the earth

and the heavens, and every plant of the field before tude) woman should take it was in the earth, and every herb of the field be · her beginning;

fore it grew. Gen. ii. 4, 5. God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Gen. i. 27. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman,

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