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We beg in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that there may be no divisions among us, but that we may be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment.in
Now the God of patience and consolation grant us to be like minded one towards another ; according to Christ Jesus, that we may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,72 and promote the common salvation.o
Give us to follow after the things that make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another,n that living in love and peace, the God of love and peace may be with us.g
Let nothing be done through strife and vain glory, but every thing in lowliness of mind,r and grant that our moderation may be known to all men.s
Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man ; through God let our forces do valiantly.in
Those that jeopard their lives for us in the *high places of the field, teach their hands to war,u and their fingers to fight, give them the shield of thy salvation,w and let thy right
m 1 Cor. i 10. n Rom xv. 5, 6. O Jude 2. p Rom. xiv. 3, 19. 92 Cor. xiii. 11. rPhil. ii. 3. s Phil. iv. 5. t Psal. Ix. 11, 12. u Judges v. 18. w Psal. xviii. 34, 35.
hand hold them up, and cover their heads in the day of battle.c
Counsel our counsellors, and teach our sen, ators wisdom :y Oh, give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel, of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord.z
Nor ever let the things that belong to our national peace, be hid from the eyes of those who are intrusted with its counsels.a
Make those that rule over us just men ruling in the fear of God.b
And let those that judge remember, that they judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with them in the judgment, that therefore the fear of the Lord may be upon them.c
Make them able men and men of truth, fearing God, and hating covetousness,d that judgment may run down like a river, and righteousness as a mighty stream.e
And let rulers never be a terror to good works, but to the evil.fi
Teach thy ministers how they ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, go that they may not preach themselves,h but Christ Jesus
* Psal. clx. 7. y Psal. cv. 22. 2 Isaiah xi. 23. a Luke xix. 42. 62 Sam. xxxiii. 3. c 2 Chron. xix. 6,7. Exod. xviii. 21. ¢ Amos v, 24. f 1 Pet. ii. 14. & 1 Tim. jii. 17. b 2 Cor. iv. 5.
the Lord, and may study to shew themselves approved to God, workmen that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.i · Let utterance be given to them, that they open their mouths boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, that they may speak as they ought to speak,k as able ministers of the New Testaments and let them obtain mercy of the Lord to be faithful.m
Let the arms of their hands be made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob ; n and let them be full of power by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts,o to shew thy people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins. p
Lord, grant that they may not labor in vain or spend their strength for nought, and in vain ; 9 but let the hand of the Lord be with them, that many may believe, and turn to the Lord.r
Let the schools of the prophets be replenished with every good gift and perfect gift from above, from the Father of lights.s
Cast salt into those fountains, that from thence may issue streams, which shall make glad the city of our God.
i 2 Tim. ii. 15. k Eph. vi. 19, 20. 12 Cor. iii. 6. m 1 Cor vii. 21. n Gen. xlix. 24. o Mich. jji 8. p Isaiah lviji. 1. q Isaiah xlix. 4...r Acts xi. 21
James i, 17. + 2 Kings ii. 21.
Give grace to all the subjects of this land, that they may, under the government God hath set over us, live quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty.u
Let all of every denomination that fear God, and work righteousness, be accepted of him.w
Lord, give to those that are young to remember their Creator in the days of their youth, that thereby they may be kept from the vanity which childhood and youth are subject to, and may be restrained from walking in the way of their heart, and in the sight of their eyes, by considering, that for all these things God will bring them into judgment.x
May the aged reflect on the evil days that are come to them, and the years of which they say there is no pleasure in them,y as earthly comforts are failing, may thy comforts delight their soul.z
Nor also when they are old and gray-head: ed, leave them not ; cast them not off in their old age, fail them not when their strength faileth.a
Let every hoary head be a crown of glory to those that have it, being found in the way of righteousness.6
u 1 Tim ii. 2. w Acrs x. 35. xEccl. xii.1, 9, 10. y Eccl. xii. 1. 2 Psalm xciv. 19. a Psal. Ixxi. 6, 17, 18. b Prov. xvi. 31.
Lord, keep those that are rich in the world from being high-minded, and trusting in uncertain riches, and give them to trust in the living God; that they may do good, and be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, that they may lay up in store for themselves a good security for the time to come.co
Lord, make those that are poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, and give to them to receive the gospel.d
And though no affliction for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless afterward let it yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby.e
Lord, give us to love our enemies, to bless them that curse us, and to pray for them that despitefully use and persecute us. f
And grant, that our ways may so please the Lord, that even our enemies may be at peace with us. 5
And we pray for all those whom we love in the truth, that they may prosper and be in health, especially that their souls may prosper.h
c1 Tim. vi 17, 19. d James ii. 5. e Heb. xii. 11. f Matt. v, 41. ş Prov. xvi 7. b 3 John ?.