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Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep thou the door of my lips. Ps. cxli, 3.
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke xxiii, 34.
Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. Acts vii.
ON ANY LOSS.
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job i, 21.
How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? Gen. xxxix, 9.
Lord, cleanse thou me from my secret faults; keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over me. Ps. xix, 12, 13.
IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.
Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto thee. Ps. cxliii, 8.
Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me. Isa. xxxviii, 14.
FOR A FRIEND.
The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy the Lord in that day. 2 Tim. i, 18.
Lord, teach us to pray. Luke xi, 1.
Quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. Ps. lxxx, 18.
BEFORE READING THE SCRIPTURES.
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Ps. cxix.
GOING TO CHURCH.
How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the Courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Ps. lxxxiv, 1.
We will go into his Tabernacle; we will worship at his footstool. Ps. cxxxii, 7.
ENTERING GOD'S HOUSE.
This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Gen. xxviii, 17.
ON HEARING THE SCRIPTURES.
Sanctify us through thy truth: thy word is truth. John xvii, 17.
The good Lord pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the Sanctuary. 2 Chron. xxx, 18, 19.
O Lord, be gracious unto us, we have waited for thee. Isa. xxxiii, 2.
Father, glorify thy name. John xii, 28.
Lord, save us, we perish. Matt. viii, 25.
Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. Mark
Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. Luke V, 12.
Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark ix, 24. Lord, help me. Matt. xv, 25.
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation. but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Abraham's example, in family worship,
Affliction, prayer advantageous in,
Answers to Prayer, section on,
Duty when prayers answered, or not,
Assistance of the Holy Spirit in prayer, (see Holy Ghost,)
Averseness to prayer by nature,
Baxter's Converse with God, quoted,
his spirit of prayer for the world at large,
his character as a father,
his majesty, his grace, and mercy,
his prayer before public worship,
Buchanan, Dr. his observations on family worship,
Calm at sea, figure to illustrate the need of divine aid,
234 to 237
10, 75, 100
Church of England, Liturgy praised by Dissenters,
its testimony to the need of the Spirit's
apart for public worship, observations on,
Church or place set
Conformity to the world to be avoided,
Directions to assist in attaining the spirit of prayer,
Ejaculalory prayer described,
great evil in them,
hints to avoid them,
lessons inculcated through them,
Duty of prayer, proved by the command and threatenings of God, 15
examples of persons using it,
Enlargement of the kingdom of Christ, or, a spirit of prayer for,
a blessing has ever attended it,
Evening prayer, observations on,
Examples of prayer, our Lord's,
those who have neglected it,
are ashamed of it,
Faith, in the Being and goodness of God necessary,
are endeavouring to pray constantly, 233
Family worship, observations on,
obligation to family worship,
contrast between a family neglecting and at-
objections to it answered,
forms of family prayer recommended,
the due performance of it,
address to those who neglect and who at
Fasting, a help to prayer,
Freedom and boldness of access desirable,
and perseverance necessary in prayer,
Gift and grace of prayer distinguished,
Goodwin's observations on the denial of prayer,
Gray, his queries to detect the want of spirit of prayer,
Horne, Bishop, quoted,
Howe, extract from his Treatise on family worship,
Ignorance, our natural, on the subject of prayer.
69, 134, 240