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Q. 195. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?

A. In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil",) acknowledging, that the most wise, righteous,

and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations ° ; that Satan', the world, and the flesh, are ready powerfully to draw us aside, and ensnare ush; and that we, even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruption', weakness

, and want of watchfulnessk, are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose ourselves unto temptations', but also of

ourselves 195. d Mat. vi. 13.

the spirit indeed is willing, but the e 2 Chroni xxxii. 31. Howbeit, in flesh is weak. the business of the ambassadors of the

1 Mat. xxvi. 69. Now Peter sat princes of Babylon, who sent_unto

without in the palace; and a damsel him to enquire of the wonder that

came unto him, saying, Thou also was done in the land, God left him

wast with Jesus of Galilee. Ver. 70. to try him, that he might know all But he denied before them all, say. that was in his heart,

ing, I know not what thou sayest. fi Chron. xxi. 1. And Satan stood Ver. 71. And when he was gone out up against Israel, and provoked Da

into the porch, another maid saw vid to number Israel.

him, and said unto them that were 8 Luke xxi. 34. And take heed to

there, This fellow was also with Je. yourselves, lest at any time your

sus of Nazareth. Ver. 72. And again hearts be overcharged with surfeit

he denied with an oath, I do not ing, and drunkenness, and cares of know the man.

Gal. ii. 11. But this life, and so that day come upon

when Peter was come to Antioch, I you unawares. Mark iv. 19. And

withstood him to his face, because he the cares of this world, and the de

was to be blamed. Ver. 12. For beceitfulness of riches, and the lùsts of

fore that certain came from James, other things entering in, choke the

he did eat with the Gentiles; but word, and it becometh unfruit

when they were come, he withdrew, ful. h James i. 14. But every man is

and separated himself

, fearing them which were of the circuncision.

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his own lust, and enticed.

i Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye

would. k Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation :

bled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. Ver. 14. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly, according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter2 Chron. xviii. 3. And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of


ourselves unable and unwilling to resist them, torecover out of them, and to improve them, and worthy to be left under the power of them": we pray, that God would soover-rule the world and all in ito, subdue the flesh ?, and restrain Satan',


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Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ra-" him, Because thou hast relied on the moth-gilead? And he answered him, king of Syria, and not relied on the I am as thou art, and my people as

Lord thy God, therefore is the host thy people, and we will be with thee in of the king of Syria escaped out of the war. Compared with 2 Chron. thine hand. Ver. 8. Were not the xix. 2. And Jehu, the son of Hanani Ethiopians and thë Lubims a huge the seer, went out to meet him, and host, with very many chariots and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest horsemen ?

yet, because thou didst thou help the ungodly, and love them rely on the Lord, he delivered them that hate the Lord ? therefore is into thine hand. Ver. 9. For the wrath upon thee from before the eyes of the Lord run to and fro Lord.

throughout the whole earth, to shew m Rom. vii. 23. But I see another

himself strong in the behalf of them law in my members warring against

whose heart is perfect towards him. the law of my mind, and bringing

Herein thou hast done foolishly; me into captivity to the law of sin,

therefore from henceforth thou shalt which is in my members. Ver. 24.

have wars.

Ver. 10. Then Asa was O wretched man that I

wroth with the seer, and put him in shall deliver me from the body of

a prison-house ; for he was in a rage this death! i Chron. xxi. 1. And

with him because of this thing : and Satan stood up against Israel, and

Asa oppressed some of the people provoked David to number Israel. the same time. Ver. 2. And David said to Joab, and

n Psal. lxxxi. 11. But my people to the rulers of the people, Go, num

would not hearken to my voice; and ber Israel, from Beer-sheba even to

Israel would none of me. Ver. 12. Dan; and bring the number of them

So I gave them up unto their own to me, that I may know it. Ver. 3.

hearts' lust: and they walked in their And Joab answered, The Lord make

own counsels. his people an hundred times so many

John xvii. 15. I pray not that more as they be: but, my lord the

thou shouldest take them out of the king, are they not all

lord's ser-

world, but that thou shouldest keep vants ? why then doth my

lord re

them from the evil. quire this thing ?-wly will he be a

P Psal. li. 10. Create in me a clean cause of trespass to Israel? Ver. 4.

heart, O God; and renew a right spi. Nevertheless, the king's word pre

rit within me. Psal. cxix. 133. Oryailed against Joab: wherefore Joab departed.—2 Chron. xvi. 7. And at

der my steps in thy word: and let not that time Hanani the seer came to

any iniquity have dominion over me,

9 2 Cor. xii. 7. And lest I should Asa king of Judah, and said unto

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that ye enter not into temptation.- God of all grace, who hath called us not have dominion over me: then while, make you perfect, stablish,

God that ye do no evil; not that

we should appear approved, but our Lord Jesus Christ, Ver, 15. Of that ye should do that which is

order all things', bestow and bless all means of grace, and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them, that we and all his people may by his providence be kept from being tempted to sin'; or, if tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation"; or when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it", and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof*: that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected',

Satan the abundance of the revelations,

whom the whole family in heaven there was given to me a thorn in the and earth is named, Ver. 16. That fiesh, the messenger of Satan to buf he would grant you, according to the fet me, lest I should be exalted above riches of his glory, to be strengthenmeasure. Ver. 8. For this thing I

ed with might by his Spirit in the besought the Lord thrice, that it inner man; Ver. 17. That Christ may might depart from me.

dwell in your hearts by faith :FI Cor. x. 12. Wherefore let him 1 Thess, iii. 13. To the end he may that thinketh he standeth take heed

stablish your hearts unblameable in lest he fall. Ver. 13. There hath no holiness before God, even our Fatemptation taken you but such as is ther, at the coming of our Lord Je common to man: but God is faithful,

sus Christ with all his saints, Jude, who will not suffer you to be tempt.

Ver. 24. Now unto him that is able ed above that ye are able; but will

to keep you from falling, and to pre. with the temptation also make a way

sent you faultless before the presence to escape, that ye may be able to of his glory with exceeding joy. bear it.

w Psal. ii. 12. Restore unto me the s Heb. xiii. 20. Now the God of joy of thy salvation; and uphold me peace, that brought again from the with thy free Spirit dead our Lord Jesus, that great

* 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigilant; Shepherd of the sheep, through the because your adversary the devil, as blood of the everlasting covenant,

a roaring lion, walketh about seeking Ver. 21. Make you perfect in every

whom he may devour. Ver. 9. good work, to do his will, working Whom resist stedfast in the faith

, in you that which is well-pleasing in knowing that the same afilictions are his sight, through Jesus Christ, Mat. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray,

accomplished in your brethren that

are in the world.' Ver. 10. But the Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy seryant also from presumptuous sins, let them shall I be upright, and I shall be in. strengthen, settle you. nocent from the great transgression.

Y 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to u Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of

unto his eternal glory by Christ Jea sus, after that ye have suffered a


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Satan trodden under our feet?, and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil, for ever a.

o. 196. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us?

A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen".) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments', which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God"; and with our prayers to


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honest, though we be as reprobates. d Dan. ix, 4. And I prayed unto Ver. 9. For we are glad when we are the Lord my God, and made my weak, and ye are strong: and this confession, and said, O Lord, the also we wish, even your perfection. great and dreadful God, keeping the

2 Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of covenant and mercy to them that peace shall bruise Satan under your love him, and to them that keep his feet shortly.

-Zech. ii, 2. And commandments.-Ver. 7. O Lord, the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord righteousness belongeth unto thee, rebuke thee, O Satan, even the Lord but unto us confusion of faces, as at that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke this day:- Ver. 8. O Lord, to us bethee: is not this a brand plucked longeth confusion of face, to ouř out of the fire ? Luke xxii, 31. And kings, to our princes, and to our fathe Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, thers, because we have sinned against Satan hath desired to have you, that

thee. Ver. 9. To the Lord our God he may sift you as wheat : Ver. 32. belong mercies and forgivenesses, But I have prayed for thee, that thy though we have rebelled against him. faith fail not; and when thou art Ver. 16. O Lord, according to all converted, strengthen thy brethren. thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let

a John xvii. 15. I pray not that thine anger and thy fury be turned thou shouldest take them out of the away from thy city Jerusalem.--Ver. world, but that thou shouldest keep 17. Now therefore, O our God, hear them from the evil. 1 Thess. v. 23. the prayer of thy servant, and his And the very God of peace sanctify supplications, and cause thy face to you wholly: and I pray God your shine upon thy sanctuary that is dewhole spirit, and soul, and body be solate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. 18, preserved blameless unto the coming O my God, incline thine ear, and of our Lord Jesus Christ.

hear; open thine eyes, and behold 196. b Mat. vi. 13.

our desolations, and the city which is Rom. xv. 30. Now I beseech called by thy nanie: for we do not you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus presént our supplications before thee Christ's sake, and for the love of the for our righteousnesses, but for thy Spirit, that ye strive together with great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lord, me in your prayers to God for me. hear;. O Lord, forgive; O Lord,



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join praises , ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty,
omnipotency, and glorious excellencyf; in regard whereof,
as he is able and willing to help us, so we by faith are em-
boldened to plead with him that he would", and quietly to
rely upon him, that he will fulfil our requests'. And, to
testify this our desire and assurance, we say, Amen k.


hearken and do; defer not, for thine evil, know how to give good gifts
own sake, O my God: for thy city unto your children; how much more
and thy people are called by thy name. shall your heavenly Father give the
e Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no-

Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
thing: but in every thing by prayer

h 2 Chron. xx. 6. And (Jehoshaand supplication, with thanksgiving, phat) said, Lord God of our falet your requests be made known thers, art not thou God in heaven? upto God, 6c.

and rulest not thou over all the king.
fi Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore

doms of the heathen ? and in thine
David blessed the Lord before all hand is there not power and might,
the congregation : and David said, so that none is able to withstand thee?
Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel Ver. 11. Behold, I say, how they re.
qur Father, for ever and ever. Ver. ward us, to come to cast us out of
11, Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, thy possession, which thou hast given
and the power, and the glory, and us to inherit,
the victory, and the majesty : for all

i 2 Chron. xiv, 11. And Asa cried
that is in the heaven and in the earth

unto the Lord his God, and said, is thine ; thine is the kingdom, o Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, Lord, and thou art exalted as head whether with many, or with them above all, Ver. 12. Both riches and

that have no power: help us, O Lord honour come of thee, and thou reign,

our God; for we rest on thee, and in est over all, and in thine hand is thy name we go against this multipower and might, and in thine hand tude: 0 Lord, thou art our God, let it is to make great, and to give

not man prevail against thee. strength unto all. Ver. 13. Now

k 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else, when thou therefore, our God, we thank thee, shalt bless with the spirit

, how shall and praise thy glorious name.

he that occupieth the room of the 8 Eph. iii. 20. Now unto him that unlearned say Amen at thy giving of is able to do exceeding abundantly thanks, seeing he understandeth not above all that we ask or think, ac

what thou sayest ? Rev. xxii. 20. He cording to the power that worketh

which testifieth these things saith, in us, Ver

. 21. Unto him be glory in Surely I come quickly: Amen. Even the church by Christ Jesus, through so, come, Lord Jesus. Ver. 21. The out all ages, world without end. grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be Amen. Luke'xi. 13. If ye then, being with you all. Amen.



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