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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

3. For


ourselves be

to deliver this

turn from us


served :

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

5. I

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.
i. 6, 7. Turn away my reproach which I fear : for
thy judgments are good. Psal. cxix. 39. We ac-
knowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the in-
iquity of our fathers : for we have sinned against
thee. Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do
not disgrace the throne of thy glory : remember,
break not thy covenant with us. Jer. xiv. 20, 21.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of
thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our
sins, for thy name's sake. Psal. lxxix. 9. Hear
thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven
thy dwelling place, and forgive thy people that
have sinned against thee. 1 Kings viii. 49, 50.
Thus saith the Lord ; Like as I have brought all
this great evil upon this people, so will I bring
upon them all the good that I have promised them.
Jer. xxxii. 42. The blood of Jesus Christ his Son

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.

1. Blessed

who didst

our dread

the violent

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


grace, which

Anointed ; whom thou

even at the hour of death, to endue

ure of ex


cruel ene

3. And albeit thou

them to

such an

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,

and crooked things straight. These things will I do
unto them, and not forsake them. Isa. xlii. 16.

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-
tle peace
us: For

great mer


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

ments like

the great

barbarous murder (as

committed upon the Bacred Per

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