Preston - BV824_P73_1631_v1 - page 78

The
third
Sermon
in
that;
I
fay,
for
the
lookers
on
fake he
is
rea-
dy
to
doe
it. All this
is
enough
to
periwade
our
hearts,that
hee
is
ready
to
heare
vs,
that
when
prayers
are
made
to
him
on
earth,(
So
the
con-
ditions
be
obferved)
they
are furely
heard
in
heaven.
Now
to
apply this.
FFirft,
if
the
Lord
be
fo
ready
to
heare,then
this fhould teach
vs
to
be
more
fervent
in
this.duty
of
prayer then
com-
monly
we
are, for
to what
end
are filch promi-
fes
as
this,but to
encourage
vs
to do
our duties;
when
wee
heare
that
prayer
is
of
fo
much
effi-
cacie,
that
it prevailes
with the
Lord
for
any
thing,thall
we
fuffer
it to
lay
by
(as
it were)and
not
make vie
ofit
?if
a
drug,or
a
precious
balme
were
commended to
vs
,
and
it
were
told
vs,
that
if
wee
made vie
of
it,
it
would
heare any
wound,
it will
healc
any
ficknes,
&
this
&
this
vertue
it
bath:
Will
a
wife
fuffer
it to
lay by
him,
will
hee
not
vfe
it, and
fee
what
vertue
it
hath:
And
when it
is
laid
vnto vs,that
prayer
is
thus prevalent
with the
Lord,that
it
is
thus po-
tent,that
it
is
thus able
to
prevaile
with
him for
any
thing,fhall
wee
not
make vfe
ofit,when
we
are in any diftreffe,
when
wee need
any
thing:
when
wee haue any difeafe,
either
of
foule or
body to
heale
?
Let
vs
fye
to
this
refuge that
himfel
Fe
hath appointed:
Ifa
King
of
the
earth
fhould
fay
to
a
man,I
will be ready to
doe
thee
a
good
turne,
make vfe
of
mee
when thou
haft
occaIon;
he
would
be
ready
enough
to
do
it.
Now
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