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on
the
Sacrament.
79
the
Lord,
and
therefore the
Lord
heard him.
So
(faith hee) fhould every one
ofyou,
if
you
haue
the prorriife,you may goe
and vrge
it,
as
well
as
Eliah
did: though you
be
fubjetdto
ma-
ny
infirmities,
Eliah
was
even
fo
.
You know
there
are
infirmities and
paílions
expreffed in
the Scriptures
that that
hee
was fubjeFt
to.
And this
is
the
Eft
vfe
wee are
to
make
of
it,to
be
frequent
and
fervent
in
this
duty,
fence
we
haue filch
.a
promife
Secondly,
if
wee haue filch
a
promife,then
we fhould learne hence
(when
wee haue
put
vp
our prayers at
any time)
to
make
more account
ofthem
then
we
doe:
for
the
truth
is,
that
wee
pray for
the molt part for
fafhion
fake,
many
a
man
faith
thus
with
himfelfe
I
will
feeke
the
Lord,ifit
do
mee
no
good,it
will doe
no
hurt;
but
if
wee
made
that
account
of
our prayers
as
we
fhould,we woúld
performe this
duty
in
an
-1
other
manner,
but
wee
do not
make
that
ac-
count
of
them
as
wee
ought:
Wee
thinke
not
with
our
felues
that the
prayers
that
wee
make
are
Purely
heard
:
there
be many
evidences,
what
is
the
reafon,
that
when
wee
feeke
the
Lord
,
wee doe it
fo
remifly
that
wee haue
fcarce leafure
to
make
an
end of
our prayers:
we are
fo
ready to hallen
and goe
about
other
buf
ueffe,wee are
ready to turne
every
fione,
to
vfe
all
meanes
to
feeke
the
creatures
with
all
diligence:
but
who prayes
to
the
Lord
as
hee
ought,to
worke
his
heart
to
fuch
a
fervent
per-
,
formance
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