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The
third
Sermon
Fir(f, all the prayers
that
are
made vpon
earth
(hall
be
heard
in
heaven
;
if they
be
the
prayers
of
a
righteous
man
, and are
faithfull
and fervent
.
The
pei
fon muff
be
righteous,
that
muff
firff
be
remembred
:
becaufe,
although
the prayer
be never ib
good,yetexcept
the
per-
Con
be
accepted
from whom
it
coanes,the
Lord
regards
it
not
:
you
:know
in
the_
old law, the
blood
of
Swine
was
reckoned
an
abominable
Sacrifice,yet
ifyou
take
the
blood
of fheepe,and
compare
them together.
you
(hall
finde no
difference;
It
may
be
the Swines
blood
is
the
better:then
whats
thereafon
the
Swines
blood
is
not
accepted?
even becaufe
of
the
fubjeEt
of
it: it
was
the
blood
of Swine, and therefore
you
fee
it
was
put
down, that
it
was
an
abomi-
nable Sacrifice.
So
it
is
with prayer;
Take
the
prayer
ofa
Saint,
and
the
prayer
ofa
wicked
man
it
may be,
if
you
looke
vpon the petitions,
or
whatfoever
is
in
the prayer
it
felfe,
you
(hall
finde
fometimes
the
prayer
of
a
godly
man
more
cold,
and
le(fe
fervent:
the
petitions
are
not
fo
well framed
as
the wicked
mans:
yet
be-
.caufe
this
comes
from
fucha
perfon
the Lard
regards
it
not ;you
know
the
condition
is
men-
tioned
lames 5. Theprayer
of
the
righteous
man
availeth
much,ifit
be
fervent.
Now
as
this
is
re-
quired
in
the
perfon,
fo
there
is
fomewhat
re-
quired
in
the prayer
alfö,
that
is,
that
it
be fer-
vent and faithfull;
that it
be
fervent,
you
haue
it
in
the
faine
place;
that
the prayer
ofa
righte-
ous
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