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"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory; for thy mercy and for thy truth's sake.

''Stand up and bless the Lord your God, who is worthy to be praised.

Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains; and while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death. 4 Be

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thankful unto God, and bless his name'; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

* In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise continually, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. 116 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift; for all things are for our sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ.

* Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God, and prayer.",,,

He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. Whether there fore

ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. * Psal. cxv. 1. 2 Neh. ix. 5. Psal. xviii. 3.

1.31. w31 Jer. ani. 16. 4 Psal. c. 4.3, 4. Eph. v. 20.

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6.2 Cor. ix. 15. 2 Cor. iv, 15.

Eph. i. 3.

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I When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee; and serve him with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things.

? We ought to give thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light : thanking God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

* We are bound likewise to thank God always for our brethren, because that their faith groweth, and their charity towards each other aboundeth.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High; to shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.

- I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving : For this shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock, that hath horns and hoofs.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness; for praise is comely for the upright. Praise ye the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praises unto his name, for it is pleasant.

* Offer unto God thanksgiving. Whoso offereth praise, glorifieth him.

Let us sacrifice unto the Lord with the voice of thanksgiving, standing every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at evening.

Let us be glad, and rejoice, and give honour to

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1 Deut. viii. 10. Deut. xxviii. 47.

2 Col. i. 12. Rom. vii. 25. 3 2 Thess. i. 3. 4 Psal. xcii. 1, 2.

5 Psal. Ixix. 30, 31. 6 Psal. xxx. 4. Psal. xxxiii. 1. Psal. cxxxv. 3.

7 Psal. 1. 14. 23. 8 Jonah ii. 9. I Chron. xxiii. 30.

9 Rey, xix. 7. Eph. v. 19.

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him ; speaking to ourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord.

Is any among you merry ? let him sing psalms; but let him sing with the spirit, and with the under standing also.

· Praise the Lord with the harp, and with an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song, play skilfully with a loud noise.

And the singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and they lift up their voice with instruments of music. .

* O come let us sing unto the Lord; let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

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PRAYER.

5 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.

• Men ought always to pray, and not to faint. Be ye therefore sober, and pray without ceasing, with all prayer and supplication in the spirit; watching thereunto with all perseverance, and continuing instant in prayer.

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. * Call upon the Lord in the day of trouble; pour out thy heart before him, and unto God commit thy

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1 James v. 13. 1 Cor. xiv. 15.

2 Psal. xxxiii. 2, 3. 32 Chron. v. 13. 4 Psal. xcv. 1. 2.

5 Phil. iv. 6. 6 Luke xviii. 1. 1 Pet. iv. 7. 1 Thess. v. 17.

Eph, vi. 18. Rom. xji. 12. 7 James v. 13.

& Psal. l. 15. Psal. Ixvii. 8.

? If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and it shall be given him: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering; for let not that man that wavereth think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.

* Make your prayer before the Lord your God, that ye may turn from your iniquities, and understand his truth.

* Pray for one another, that ye may be healed; for the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

- If a man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall pray for it.

• Let supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; especially for kings, and all that are in authority ; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty. For this is good, and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Seek the peace of the city where ye live, and pray unto the Lord for it.

Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

Let us lift up our hearts, with our hands, unto God in the heavens.

1° Let us pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

When thou prayest thou shalt not be as the

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1 James i. 5, 6, 7.

2 Matt. xxvi. 41.

3 Dan. ix. 13. 4 James v. 16. 51 John v. 16.

6 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3, 7 Psal. cxxii. 6. Jer. xxix. 7.

8 Matt. v. 44. iii. 41. 10 1 Tim. ii. 8.

11 Matt. vi. 5, 6.

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hypocrites are; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men; verily, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which is in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathens do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be ye not, therefore, like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.

After this manner therefore pray ye: 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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever Amen.

Beware of the scribes, which for a show make long prayers.

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth : therefore let thy words be few. - If I

pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. I will pray then with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also.

° Every man praying, having his head covered,

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1 Matt. vi. 7, 8. XX. 46, 47.

6 1 Cor. xi. 4. 13.

3 Luke 2 Matt. vi. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 4 Eccles. v. 2.

51 Cor. xiv. 14, 15.

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