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fied use and improvement thereof;(1) that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected, (2) Satan trodden under our feet, (3) and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil for ever. (4)
Q. 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.) (5) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments, (6) which are to be taken, not from any
(1) 1 Pet. v. 10. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Pet. i. 6,7. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations; that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, and honour, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
(2) 1 Thess. iii. 13. To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
(3) Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
(4) 1 Thess. v. 23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless , unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(5) Matt. vi. 13.
(6) Job xxiii. 3, 4. O that I knew where I might find him ! that I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. Jer. xiv. 20, 21.
worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God:(1) and with our prayers to join praises, (2) ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellency ;(3) in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help us, (4) so we by faith are em
(1) Dan. ix. 4, 7, 8, 9, 16, 19. And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments ;-0 Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee; but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day ;O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinnede against thee. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him ; &c.
(2) Phil. iv. 6.-In every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
(3) 1 Chron. xxix. 10, 11, 12, 13.-And David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine ; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all: and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. (4) Eph. iii . 20, 21. Now, unto him
that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Luke xi. 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children;
how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ? Ps. lxxxiv. 11.
boldened to plead with him that he would;(1) and quietly to rely upon him that he will fuìfií our requests: (2) And to testify our desires and assurance, we say, Amen. (3)
(1) Eph. iii. 12. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Heb. x. 19, 20,21,22. Having, therefore, brethren, boldness to entei into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high-priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a full heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
(2) 1 John v. 14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. Rom. viii. 32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?
(3) 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else, when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing ke understandeth not what thou sayest ? Rev. xxii. 20, 21. He which testifieth these things, saith, Surely I come quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.