Preston - BV824_P73_1631_v1 - page 82

ob.
An.r
Thefecond
Sermon
come
fr6 the
fame
fpirir.Not,but
that
we haue
caufe
of
much
comfort,
when wee
are able
to
pray
fervently,for this
is
a
ground
of
our
conz-
fort,that
when
we pray
fervently,
it
is
an
argu-
ment
that
the
Holy Ghofi
dwell
in
our hearts,
and
that
our prayers
are
dilated
by him,
it
is
an
argument,
that
our prayers come from
a
holy
fire
within.And therefore
fervent prayer
may giue
vs
'hope
of
being
heard,
but yet
it
is
not
meerely
the prayer, but
becaufe
it
is
an
evidence
that
it comes from
a
right
principle,
that
it
comes
from the regenerate part, and
is
made
by the
aífi
Lance
of the
Holy
Ghofî
it
is
not
the very fervencie
that
prevailes.
And
therefore
when you heare
this, that
the
Lord
is
ready
to heare,I
fay
make
that
vfe
of
it,
be fer-
vent
in
this
duty, remember the conditions;&
yet withal know,that you
are
not heard for
the
very prayers fake,but
for
Iefus
Chrift
his
fake.
He'makes every
prayer acccptable,he
mingles
them with
his fweete
odours
.
And
if
you
objet,
O
but I
am
a
man full
of
infirmities.
You know
how
it
is
anfwered
in
the
5
of
fames,
(faith
he) Eliab
when
hee
was heard,hee
was
a
man,
and
a
man
fubjec`a to
pylons,
and to
the
like
paf
ons
that
wee
are:
As
if
he fhould
fay,
do
not thinke
that
Eliah was
therefore
heard,
becaufe he
was
an
extraordinary
Prophet:
for
it
was
becaufe
the
Lord had
made
a
promifeto
him, and
hee comes and vrges
that
promite
to
the
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