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on
the
Sacrament.
77
Iwer
the Spirit
giues
them;
lefus
we
know,
and
Paul
wee
know,
but
who
are
yee
e
fo
I
fay
wee
are
wont to do
in this cafe, wee
thinke
it
is
enough
to
make
our requeft,and
that
is
all.
No,there
is
fomew
hat more
required, you
muft
make
your
rcqueft
in
fuch
a
manner
as
yee
ought. Then
I
adde this
further,
that
when
thou
makeft
them
in
íuch
a
manner,
yet thou
mutt not thinke
to
be
heard
for
thy
prayers
fake
:
that
is
another
thing
wee are
apt
to
faile
in.
When
wee
haue
made
fervent
prayers, and
haue
beene
impor-
tunate with the
Lord,.
we
thinke now
furely we
Mall
not
faile:
No,you
muff
know
this,the pro
-
mife
is
not made
to
the
prayer, but to the per
-
fon
praying.
You
(hall
not
finde
throughout
theiwhole fcripture
,
that
any
promife
is
made
.
thus, becaufe
wee
pray fervently
we
(hall
be
heard: but
it
is
made
to the
perfon
praying,the
prayer
is
but the inftrument:but
the
meanes
by
which
the
blefïing
is
conveyed
to
vs
, is
a
meanies.without
whit
h
the
Lord
will not do
it,
for the
promife
is
made
to the party
.
A
cold
prayer
(fo
there
be no
neglea
in
it,
fo
a
man
feeke
the Lord,&
pray
as
well
as
he
can,)it
will
prevaile fometimes
as
well,as
a
fervent prayer
who
indices
the
petition,who
makes
the prayer
fervent
Purely
not
thy
felfe,
but the
Holy
Gl
ofi:
he makes
requeft
in
vs
, fometimes
bee makes
more
.fervent,
hee enlargeth
the
heart more
fometimes, againe
the heart
is
more ftraitned
in
the performance of this duty:
but
both
may
L
3
come
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