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The
third
Sermon
he
is
ready
to doe
it As
the
vnjufl
Iudge
(for
that
is
the
fcope
of
the parable)
bee
had
no
minde
to grant the widdowes requcft,
hee had
no
Iuflice in
him
to
moue
him,hee
had no
mer-
cy
nor compaffion,yet
for
very
importunity
he
graunted
it.
Remember
and obferue the
con-
dition;
for this
is
commonly
a
fault among
vs;
when
we
goe
to prayer,
wee
thinke
that
the
ve-
ry
putting vp
of
the
prayer
will do it
;No,there
is
more
required
then
fo. As
it
is
the error
of
the
Country
people, when they
herbe
fiy,thar
fuch
an
herbe
is
good for
fuch
a
difeafe, they
are
ready to thinke,that(howfoever
it
be tooke
or
applyed)it
will heale
the
difeafe;
no,it
muff
be
applyed
in
buch
a
manner,
it mutt
be
vied
in
fucha
fafhion. So it
is
with prayer, you
mull
notonly
doe the
duty,
(and
therefore
when
we
exhort
you
to
it,
not onely
to
call
vpon God,
for
men
are
ready enough
to
do that,efpecially
in
the
time
of
diftreffe,) but with thefecondi-
tions
I
haue
named. You know
Gehali
when
hee had
got the
1faffe
of
Elifba,
hee
went
to
the
Child,
but it
was
not the
flaffe
that
could
raife
the child from
death to
life,
there
wasfome-
thing
more
required
.
So
in
prayer, iris
not
meere
prayer
that
will
do.ir,there
is
fomething
elle, there
mull
be
other
conditions
that
mull
be
obferued.
For
we are
wont
to
do with
it,as
thofeCo├║tries
were
wont
to
.do
with the
name
of
Iefus,
they
thought
if
they vied the
name
of
Iefus,
it
was
enough:
but
yee
know
what
an.
Ewer.
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