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thee to be
CCLXXXIX. A Prayer that the guilt of innocent
blood may be averted from the Land. 1. O Al
1. Lord God Almighty. Rev. iv. 8. Behold, mighty Lord God is mighty ; he is mighty in strength and wisGud, who by thy
dom. Job xxxvi. 5. He is wise in heart. Job ix. wisdom not. 4. For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. and orderest Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : thou hast all things most suitably
established the earth, and it abideth. They conto thine own tinue this day according to thine ordinances ; for also perform- all things serve thee. Psal. cxix. 89, 90, 91. Juseste by plea tice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne.
Psal. lxxxix. 14. Righteous art thou, O Lord, that bwe can- and upright are thy judgments. Psal. cxix. 137. knowledge Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right ? Gen. righteous in xviii. 25. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did all thy ways, he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep and holy in thy places. Psal. cxxxv. 6. The just Lord is in the
midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not. Zeph. iii. 5. The Lord's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name. Mic. vi. 9. The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works. Psal. cxlv. 17. 2. We thy 2. We have sinned with our fathers, we have sinful people do here fall
committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. Psal. down before cvi. 6. I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are ing that thy right, and that thou in faithfulness has afflicted me. judgments Psal. cxix. 75. Thou art just in all that is brought were right, in permitting upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have cruel men,
done wickedly. Neh. ix. 33. He is the Rock, his lial, (as on work is perfect : for all his ways are judgment: a imbrue their God of truth and without iniquity, just and right hands in the is he. Deut. xxxii. 4. The crown is fallen from Anointed ; our head : woe unto us, that we have sinned ! for we having this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are
dim. Lam. v. 16, 17. Because they have shed inselves, by the nocent blood in their land. Joel iii. 19. O Lord, great and long provoca
righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us contions of our fusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, sins against and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all
sons of Be
blood of thine
drawn down the same
to deliver this
turn from us
Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. Dan. ix. 7, 8.
3. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty which we do hand of God,
he may exalt you in due time. here humble 1 Pet. y. 6. Humble yourselves in the sight of fore thee ; be- the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James iv. 10. seeching thee Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God Nation from of my salvation. Psal. li. 14. When David heard ness, anat of it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before this day espe- the Lord for ever from the blood of Abner, the son cially) and to
of Ner: let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all and our pos- his father's house. 2 Sam. iii. 28, 29. I the Lord those judg- thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of which we by
the fathers upon the children unto the third and our sins have fourth generation of them that hate me. Exod. xx. worthily de
before thee now and confess the sins of Grant this, the children of Israel, which we have sinned against sufficient me- thee : both I and my father's house have sinned. rits of thy
We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and viour Jesus have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes,
nor the judgments, which thou commandedst. Neh.
Son our Sa
cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John i. 7. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Rev. i. 5, 6.
and at the
CCXC. 1 Commemoration of God's goodness to
King Charles the First.
1. There is no God else beside me; a just God God. just and and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Isa. xlv.
21. God hath spoken once, twice have I heard permit thy dear Servant, this, that power belongeth unto God. Psal. Ixii. 11.
Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not King Charles done it ? Amos iii. 6. Behold, O Lord, and conthe First, to sider to whom thou hast done this. Lam. ïi. 20. be (as upon this day) O God, the proud are risen against me, and the given up to
assemblies of violent men have sought after my outrages of soul; and have not set thee before them. Psal. to be despite lxxxvi. 14. The breath of our nostrils, the anointfully used,
ed of the Lord, was taken in their pits. Lam. iv. last murder. 20. Fear was on every side: while they took ed by them:
counsel together against me, they devised to take
away my life. Psal. xxxi. 13. 2. Though 2. Horror hath taken hold upon me because of
the wicked that forsake thy law. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved. Psal. cxix. 53. 120. 158. Thou hast shewed thy
people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the gratefully
wine of astonishment. Psal. lx. 3. God is our rerate the glo- fuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ries of thy
Psal. xlvi. 1. I will be glad and rejoice in thy forth in theine mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou
hast known my soul in adversities. Psal. xxxi. 7.
He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee : wast pleased,
for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor.
xii. 9. The Lord preserveth the simple : I was with an emi. brought low, and he helped me. Psal. cxvi. 6.
trengthened with all might according to his gloemplary
rious power, unto all patience. Col. i. 11. The meekness, fruit of the Spirit is meekness. Gal. v. 22, 23. And
we cannot reflect upon so foul an act, but with horror and astonishment; yet do we most
Anointed ; whom thou
even at the hour of death, to endue
ure of ex
3. And albeit thou
and charity, they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, before the
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. face of his
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not mies.
this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. Acts vii. 59, 60.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray
for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matt. v. 11. 44. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil : for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Psal. xxiii. 4, 5.
3. Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou killed, and didst cuffer
also taken possession ? 1 Kings xxi. 19. He that
sitteth in the heaven shall laugh : the Lord shall proceed to
have them in derision. Psal. ii. 4. The Lord bringeth height of
the counsel of the heathen to nought : he maketh violence, as to kill him, the devices of the people of none effect. Psal. xxxiii. possession of 10. When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that his Throne; her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the thou in great seed royal of the house of Judah. But Jehoshamere person, beath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son whose right of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's at length by sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a a wonderful bed-chamber. And he was with them hid in the providence bring him house of God six years. 2 Chron. xxii. 10, 11, 12.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew thereon ; to not; I will lead them in paths that they have not restore thy known: I will make darkness light before them,
Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon these thy
him the crown, and gave him the testimony, and fies were calore: made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed through Je- him, and said, God save the king. And Jehoiada our blessed made a covenant between him, and between all the
people, and between the king, that they should be the Lord's people. Then all the people went to the
back, and set him
and to set-
house of Baal and brake it down, and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. Also Jehoiada appointed the officers of the house of the Lord by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the Lord to offer the burnt offerings of the Lord, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained by David. And they came through the high gate into the king's house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom. And all the people of the land rejoiced : and the city was quiet. 2 Chron. xxiii. 11. 16, 17, 18. 20, 21. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine, and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. 1 Kings iv. 25. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Psal. cxxii. 7, 8. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name. Psal. xxix. 2. His mercies are great. 2 Sam. xxiv. 14. I will glorify thy name for evermore. Psal. lxxxvi. 12. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. v. 20.
ousness is like the
CCXCI. A Prayer for Grace to persevere in a life
of holiness. 1. Almighty 1. The Lord reigneth : clouds and darkness are and everlast- round about him : righteousness and judgment are whose righte- the habitation of his throne. Psal. xcvii. 1, 2. Thy
righteousness standeth like the strong mountains : strong moun- thy judgments are like the great deep. Psal. xxxvi. thy judg- 6. Abithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now
choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise deep; and and pursue after David this night : and I will come who, by that
upon him while he is weary and weak-handed; on this day)
and I will smite the king only. 2 Sam. xvji. 1, 2. They said one to another, Behold this dreamer
cometh. Come now, therefore, and let us slay him, son of thine and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some
barbarous murder (as
committed upon the Bacred Per