Preston - BV824_P73_1631_v1 - page 84

The
third
Sermon
formance
of
that duty
as
he
fhouldr
men haue
fcarcely
leafure,for
it
is
vfuall
with
them when
they
haue bufìneffe
to
doe,
and
enterprifes
to bring to
paffe,
they
are
exceeding
diligent
to
vie all meanes; and
yet
are
remiffe
in
the
chiefe: what
is
the
reafon elfe,
that
wee
fee
the
doores
of
Princes
and great
men
fo
full
of
fu-
ters,
though
there
be
porters
fet
on purpofe
to
driue
themaway;but
the
gates
of
Heaven
are
fo
empty:
It
is
indeed
becaufe
we
do not
beleeue
our
prayers are heard
,
wee
do but
make
our
prayers for fafhion.
What
is
the
reafon
like
-
wife,that
we
vie
prayer
in
the time
of
diftreffe
(if
it
will be
an
effec`Iuall
meanes
to
helpe
vs,
when
all
other
meanes
faile,)why
vfe we
it
not
before?
But
that
iiian
argument
that
wee
truft
not to it,feing
we vie
ir,
only
in
the time
of
ex-
tremity:
for
if
it
be
not
of
eduall,
why do
we
vfe
it
then' If
it
be
of
ehuall,, why do not
wee
vfe
it
till
that
accident
?
therefore
this
vfe
wee
muff
further
make,
when
wee heare
that
the
Lord
heaves
our prayers,to
make
more account
of
them then
we
do, to thinke that
our
prayers
when
they
are
put
vp
to
the
Lord
fhall be
heard.Say
thus
with
thy
felfe,well,now
I
haue
prayed,
and
I
expet
that
the
thing
fhould
be
graunted
that
I
haue
prayed for,
when
I
feeke
to the
Lord:
It's
true,I
deny not
but
wee
muff
vie
the
meanes
too,
wee
muff
lay
the
hands
u-
pon
the
plough,and yet pray;
both
ought
to
be
done,as fometimes we
vfe
two
friends,but
wee
truft
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