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in my heart, the LORD will not Acts 7: 60. He (Stephen) kneelhear me.

ed down and cried with a loud PROV. 15 : 8.The sacrifice of voice. the wicked is an abomination to the 1 Chron. 21: '16. David and the LORD.

elders of Israel fell on their faces. Isa. 1: 11. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices XII. Kinds of Prayer. unto me? saith the LORD. – 12. When ye come to appear before

1. Private. me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts ? Bring Mat. 6: 6. When thou prayest, no more vain oblations.- 15. When enter into thy closet, and when thou ye spread out your hands, I will hide hast shut thy door, pray to thy mine eyes from you ; yea, when ye Father who is in secret, and thy make many prayers, I will not Father which seeth in secret shail hear. Your hands are full of blood. reward thee openly.

Micah 3: 1. Ye princes of the 14: 23. Jesus ... went up into a house of Israel, is it not for you to mountain to pray, and was there know judgment? who hate the good alone. and love the evil. — 4. Then shall MARK 1: 35. Jesus, rising up a they cry unto the LORD, but he great while before day, departed will not hear thein: he will even into a solitary place, and there hide his face from them at that prayed. time, as they have behaved them- LUKE 5: 16. Jesus withdrew himselves ill in their doings.

self into the wilderness and prayed. PROV. 28 : 9. He that turneth Acts 10: 9. Peter went up upon away his ear from hearing the law, the housetop to pray. even his prayer shall be abomination.

2. Social and Public Prayer. Isa. 59: 1. The Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save ; (See Ordinances of the Church, neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have separated between you and

your

XIII. Times of Prayer. and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Ps. 5: 3. My voice shalt thou Jer. 11: 10. They are turned hear in the morning, O LORD, in the back to the iniquities of their fa- morning will I direct my prayer unto thers..., though they cry unto me, thee and look up. I will not hearken to them.

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and at noon will I pray and cry XI. Position in Prayer. aloud; he shall hear my voice.

119: 164. Seven times a day do Ex. 9: 33. Moses spread forth I praise thee. his hands unto the LORD; and the Dan. 6: 10. He kneeled upon his thunder and hail ceased.

knees three times in a day, and Ps. 63: 4. I will lift up my hands prayed and gave thanks. in thy name.

1 PETER 4: 7. Be sober and watch 1 Kings 8: 22. Solomon stood

unto prayer. before the altar of the Lord,... Acts 3: 1. Peter and John went and spread forth his hands toward up together into the temple at the heaven.

hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 CHRON. 6: 13. Solomon made (Three P. M.) a scaffold ... and upon it he stood and kneeled down upon his knees XIV. Occasional Prayers. before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands towards

1. Dedication. heaven.

LUKE 22: 41. He (Christ) kneel- 1 Kings 8: 22. And Solomon ed down and prayed.

stood before the altar of the LORD, Mat. 26: 89. He fell on his face in the presence of all the congregaand prayed.

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hands towards heaven: and be said, then hear thou in heaven, and forLORD God of Israel, there is no God give the sin of thy people Israel, and like thee, in heaven above, or on bring them again unto the land earth beneath, who keepest cove- which thou gavest unto their fathers. pant and mercy with thy servants When heaven is shut up, and there that walk before thee with all their is no rain, because they have sinned heart; who hast kept with thy against thee; if they pray towards servant David my father that thou this place, and confess thy name, promisedst him: thou spakest also and turn from their sin, when thou with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it afflictest them: then hear thou in with thine hand, as it is this day. heaven, and forgive the sin of thy Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, servants, and of thy people Israel, keep with thy servant David my that thou teach them the good way father that thou promisedst him, wherein they should walk, and give saying, There shall not fail thee a rain upon thy land, which thou hast man in my sight to sit on the throne given to thy people for an inheriof Israel: so that thy children take tance. heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked be- 1 If there be in the land famfore me.

ine, if there be pestilence, blasting,

mildew, locust, or if there be caters And now, O God of Israel, let pillar; if their enemy besiege them thy word, I pray thee, be verified, in the land of their cities; whatsowhich thou spakest unto thy servant ever plague, whatsoever sickness, David my father. But will God there be; what prayer and supplicaindeed dwell on the earth? behold, tion soever be made by any man, or the heaven and heaven of heavens by all thy people Israel, which shall cannot contain thee; how much less know every man the plague of his this house that I have builded? Yet own heart, and spread forth his bave thou respect unto the prayer hands towards this house: then hear of thy servant, and to his supplica- thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, tion, O Lord my God, to hearken and forgive, and do, and give to unto the cry and to the prayer which every man according to his ways, thy servant prayeth before thee to- whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, day: that thine eyes may be open even thou only, knowest the hearts toward this house night and day, of all the children of men;) that they even toward the place of which thou may fear thee all the days that they hast said, My name shall be there: live in the land which thou gavest that thou mayest hearken unto the unto our fathers.

Moreover conprayer which thy servant shall make cerning a stranger, that is not of thy toward this place. And hearken people Israel, but cometh out of a thou to the supplication of thy ser- far country for thy name's sake; vant, and of thy people Israel, when (for they shall hear of thy great they shall pray toward this place: name, and of thy strong hand, and and hear thou in heaven thy dwell- of thy stretched-out arm:) when he ing-place: and when thou hearest, shall come and pray towards this forgive. If any man trespass against house : hear thou in heaven thy his neighbor, and an oath be laid dwelling-place, and do according to upon him to cause him to swear, all that the stranger calleth to thee and the oath come before thine altar for: that all people of the earth may in this house: then hear thou in know thy name to fear thee, as do heaven, and do, and judge thy ser- thy people Israel; and that they may vants, condemning the wicked, to know that this house, which I have bring his way upon his head; and builded, is called by thy name. If justifying the righteous, to give thy people go out to battle against him according to his righteousness. their enemy, whithersoever thou When thy people Israel be smitten shalt send them, and shalt pray unto down before the enemy, because the LORD, toward the city which they have sinned against thee, and thou hast chosen, and toward the shall turn again to thee, and confess house that I have built for thy name: thy name, and pray, and make sup- then hear thou in heaven their prayplication unto thee in this house: er and their supplication, and main

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tain their cause. If they sin against I have glorified thee on the earth: I thee, (for there is no man that sin- have finished the work which thou neth not,) and thou be angry with gavest me to do. And now, O Fathem, and deliver them to the ene- ther, glorify thou me with thine own my, so that they carry them away self with the glory which I had with captives unto the land of the enemy, thee before the world was. I have far or near; yet if they shall bethink manifested thy name unto the men themselves in the land whither they which thou gavest me out of the were carried captives, and repent, world: thine they were, and thou and make supplication unto thee gavest them me; and they bave kept in the land of them that carried thy word.' Now they have known them captives, saying, We have that all things, whatsoever thou sinned, and have done perversely, hast given me, are of thee: for I we have committed wickedness: have given unto them the words return

thee with which thou gavest me; and they all their heart, and with all their have received them, and have known soul, in the land of their enemies, surely that I came out from thee, which led them away captive, and and they have believed that thou pray unto thee toward their land, didst send me.

I pray for them: I which thou gavest unto their fathers, pray not for the world, but for them the city which thou hast chosen, and which thou hast given me; for they the house which I have built for thy are thine, And all mine are thine, name: then hear thou their prayer and thine are mine; and I am gloriand their supplication in heaven thy fied in them. And now I am dwelling-place, and maintain their more in the world, but these are in

And forgive thy people that the world, and I come to thee. Holy have sinned against thee, and all Father, keep through thine own their transgressions wherein they name those whom thou hast given have transgressed against thee, and me, that they may be one, as we give them compassion before them While I was with them in the who carried them captive, that they world, I kept them in thy name: may have compassion on them: for those that thou gavest me I have they be thy people, and thine inher- kept, and none of them is lost, but itance, which thou broughtest forth the son of perdition; that the scripout of Egypt, from the midst of the ture might be fulfilled. And now furnace of iron : that thine eyes may come I to thee; and these things I be open unto the supplication of thy speak in the world, that they might servant, and unto the supplication of have my joy fulfilled in themselves. thy people Israel, to hearken unto I have given them thy word; and the them in all that they call for unto world hath hated them, because thee. For thou didst separate them they are not of the world, even as I from among all the people of the am not of the world. I pray not earth, to be thine inheritance, as that thou shouldest take them out of thou spakest by the hand of Moses the world, but that thou shouldest thy servant, when thou hroughtest keep them from the evil. They are our fathers out of Egypt, O LORD not of the world, even as I am not God.

of the world. Sanctify them through

thy truth: thy word is truth. 2. The Savior's Prayer at the Communion Table.

TAs thou hast sent me into the

world, even so have I also sent them John 17: 1. These words spake into the world. And for their sakes Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to I sanctify myself, that they also heaven, and said, Father, the hour might be sanctified through the is come; glorify thy Son, that thy truth. Neither pray I for these Son also may glorify thee: as thou alone, but for them also which shall hast given him power over all flesh, | believe on me through their word; that he should give eternal life to as that they all may be one; as thou, many as thou hast given him. And Father, art in me, and I in thee, that this is life eternal, that they might they also may be one in us: that the know thee, the only true God, and world may believe that thou hast Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that | Yea, all Israel have transgressed they may be one, even as we are thy law, even by departing, that they one: I in them, and thou in me, that might not obey thy voice; therefore they may be made perfect in one; the curse is poured upon us, and the and that the world may know that oath that is written in the law of thou hast sent me, and hast loved Moses the servant of God, because them, as thou hast loved me. Fa- we have sinped against him. And ther, I will that they also whom thou he hath confirmed his words, which hast given me be with me where I he spake against us, and against our am; that they may behold my glory, judges that judged us, by bringing which thou hast given me: for thou upon us a great evil: for under the lovedst me before the foundation of whole heaven hath not been done as the world. O righteous Father, the hath been done upon Jerusalem. As world hath not known thee: but I it is written in the law of Moses, all have known thee, and these have this evil is come upon us: yet made known that thou hast sent me. And we not our prayer before the Lord I have declared unto them thy name, our God, that we might turn from and will declare it; that the love our iniquities, and understand thy wherewith thou hast loved me may truth. Therefore hath the LORD be in them, and I in them.

watched upon the evil, and brought

it upon us: for the LORD our God is 3. Prayer for Deliverance from Dis. righteous in all his works which he tress.

doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

And now, O Lord our God, that Dan. 9: 3. And I set my face un- hast brought thy people forth out of to the Lord God, to seek by prayer the land of Egypt with a mighty and supplications, with fasting, and hand, and hast gotten thee renown, sackcloth, and ashes: and I prayed as at this day; we have sinned, we unto the LORD my God, and made have done wickedly: 0 Lord, acmy confession, and said, O Lord, cording to all thy righteousness, I the great and dreadful God, keeping | beseech thee, let thine anger and the covenant and mercy to them thy fury be turned away from thy, that love him, and to them that keep city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: his commandments; we have sinned, because for our sins, and for the and have committed iniquity, and iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem have done wickedly, and have re- and thy people are become a rebelled, even by departing from thy proach to all that are about us. precepts, and from thy judgments: Now therefore, 0 our God, hear the neither have we hearkened unto thy prayer of thy servant, and his supservants the prophets, which spake plications, and cause thy face to in thy name to our kings, our shine upon thy sanctuary that is princes, and our fathers, and to all desolate for the Lord's sake. O my the people of the land. O Lord, God, incline thine ear, and hear; righteousness belongeth unto thee; open thine eyes, and behold our desbut unto us confusion of faces, as at olations, and the city which is called this day; to the men of Judah, and by thy name: for we do not present to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and our supplications before thee for unto all Israel, that are near, and our righteousnesses, but for thy that are far off, through all the great mercies.

O Lord, hear; O countries whither thou hast driven Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and them, because of their trespass that do; defer not, for thine own sake, O they have trespassed against thee. my God: for thy city and thy people O Lord, to us belongeth confusion are called by thy name. of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have

4. Penitential Prayer. sinned against thee. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgive

Ps. 51: 1. Have mercy upon rne, nesses, though we have rebelled O God, according to thy lovingagainst him: neither have we obeyed kindness; according unto the multithe voice of the LORD our God, to tude of thy tender mercies blot out walk in his laws, which he set be- my transgressions. Wash me thorfore us by his servants the prophets. oughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I ac- upon her, and she shall live. And knowledge my transgressions; and Jesus arose, and followed him, and my sin is ever before me. Against so did his disciples. thee, thee only, have I sinved, and And behold, a woman, which was done this evil in thy sight; that thou diseased with an issue of blood mightest be justified when thou twelve years, came behind him, and speakest, and be clear when thou touched the hem of his garment. judgest. Behold, I was shapen in For she said within herself, If iniquity; and in sin did my mother I may but touch_his garment, I conceive me. Behold, thou desirest shall be whole. But Jesus turned truth in the inward parts; and in the him about, and when he saw her, hidden part thou shalt inake me to he said, Daughter, be of good comknow wisdom. Purge me with hys- fort; thy faith hath made thee whole. sor, and I shall be clean; wash me, And the woman was made whole and I shall be whiter than snow. from that hour. Make me to hear joy and gladness; And when Jesus came into the ruthat the bones which thou hast bro- ler's house, and saw the minstrels ken may rejoice. Hide thy face and the people making a noise, he from my sins, and blot out all mine said unto them, Give place: for the iniquities. Creato in me a clean maid not dead, but sleepeth. And heart, O God; and renew a right they laughed him to scorn. But when spirit within me. Cast me not away the people were put forth, he went from thy presence; and take not thy in, and took her by the hand: and Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto the maid arose. And the fame hereme the joy of thy salvation; and up- of went abroad into all that land. hold me with thy free Spirit: then 13: 58. He did not many mighty will I teach transgressors thy ways; works there, because of their unbeand sinners shall be converted unto lief. thee. Deliver me from blood-guilti- 15: 21. Then Jesus went thence, ness, O God, thou God of my salva- and departed into the coasts of Tyre tion; and my tongue shall sing aloud and Sidon. And behold, a woman of of thy righteousness. 0 LORD, Canaan came out of the same coasts, open thou my lips; and my mouth and cried unto him, saying, Have shall show forth thy praise. For mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of thou desirest not sacrifice, else would David ; my daughter is grievously I give it: thou delightest not in vexed with a devil. But he answerburnt-offering. The sacrifices of ed her not a word. And his disciples God are a broken spirit: a broken came and besought him, saying, and a contrite heart, O God, thou Send her away ; for she crieth after wilt not despise. Do good in thy us. But he answered and said, I am good pleasure unto Zion: build thou not sent but unto the lost sheep of the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt the house of Israel. Then came she thou be pleased with the sacrifices and worshipped him, saying, Lord, of righteousness, with burnt-offering, help me. But he answered and said, and wbole burnt-offering: then shall It is not meet to take the children's they offer bullocks upon thine al- bread and to cast it to dogs. And

she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. Then Jesus an

swered and said unto her, O woman! § 8. CONFIDENCE IN GOD. great is thy faith: be it unto thee

even as thou wilt. And her daughter 2 Chron. 20: 20. Hear me, 0 Ju- was made whole from that very dah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusa- hour.

m. Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established ; believe | 17 : 14. And when they were his prophets, so shall ye prosper. come to the multitude, there came

Mat. 9: 18. While he spake these to him a certain man kneeling down things unto them, behold, there came to him, and saying, Lord, have mera certain ruler, and worshipped him, cy on my son ; for he is lunatic, saying, My daughter is even now and sore vexed; for oft-times he dead: but come and lay thy hand falleth into the fire, and oft into the

tar.

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