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on
the
Sacrament.
65
femity
,
then
hee
fled
to it,
and
therefore you
know
what
fucceffe hee
had by
ir,
it
faxed
not
l
,is
life:
So we
goe
not
to
prayer
for
devotion,
that
is,
out
o
floue
to God, to
doe him
that
fer-
vice
,
but (for the mofi
part)
wee
doe
it
out
of
Celfe
loue,whé
we are in
extremity or
diftrefí'e,
we
paffe
the acceptable times
he
requires,
and
we goe
to him
in
a
time
of
our owne: For
there
is
Gods time,
&
there
is
our
owne
time, Gods
time
is
to
come
to
him when we may
doe
him
fervice,
in our
youth
,
in
our
f}rength
,
in
the
flower
of
our graces:
Our
time
is
to goe
to
him
when
we need him
:
Will
not
a
friend
fay
(when
wee never
come to
him, but
when
wee
haue extreeme need
of him)
why doe you
corne
now
you were
not wont to
vifit me be-
fore this
is
not
out
of
loue
to
mee: Even
the
very
fame
anfwer the
Lord giveth;
Goe
to
your
Molls
(faith
hee)
thole
that
you
ferved
in
the
time
of
peace,
and
fee
i
f
they
can
helpe you.
The
fourth
and
lafr
condition
is ,
That
wee
referre the
time,
the
manner,the
meafure
ofgran.
ting
our
petitions
to
the Lord.
That
is,
we
muft
not
thinke
to
be our owne carvers,
to
thinke
if
it
be not granted
in
fuch
a
manner,
fuch
a
mea
lure,
or
fuch
a
time,
prefently the
Lord
hath
rejected our
petitions;
No,
he
that
heleeues
makes
no
hall:
That
is,
he waites
vpon
God,
he
frayes
himfelfe
vpon
God,
he
is
content
to
haue
it
in
that time,
in
that
manner and meafure,
as
belt
pleafeth
the
Lord:
For
the
truth
is,
we know
K
not
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