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on
the
Sacrament,
trutt
one;
wee
vie
two
Phifitians,
but
wee
put
confidence
in
one
of
them:
In
like
manner
wee
Inuit
both
pray and
vfe
the
meanes, but
fo
as
wee
put our
chiefe
truft
in
prayer, it
is
not
wanes
that
will
doe
it.But the
truth
iswee
do
the quite contrary:
It
may
be we
pray&
vie
the
meanes,
but
wee
truft the
meanes, and
not the
prayer
:
that
is
a
common and
a
great
fault
a-
--along
vs,
it
is a
piece
of Atheifine,for
men
to
thinke
the
Lord
regards
their
prayers,no more
then
hee
regards the bleating
of
fbeepe
or
the
lowing
of
oxen,
to
thinke
hee
heeds
them
not;
And
its
a
great
part
of
faith
to
thinla
tliat
the
Lord
harkens
to
them and regards
them,
as
certainly he
doth.
But
you will
lay,
I haue
prayed, and
am
not
heard,
and
haue
fought to the
Lord
and
haue
found
no anfwere.
Well,it
may be
thou hail
not
'for
the prefent,
but
haft
thou flayed the
Lords
leafure
t'
(for
that
is
to
bee
confidered
in
this cafe,)
fome-
times
the Lord
comes
quickly,he
giues
a
quick
anfwer
to
our requefts
;
fometimes
hee (layes
longer:
But
this
is
our
comfort,
that
when
the
returne
is
longer,
the
gaine
is
the
greater:
As
we
fee
in
trades,fome trades
haue
their
returne
very
quicke,
it
may
be the tradefmens money
is
returned
every
weeke,
but then
their
gaine
is
Co
much
the
lighter but
when
their
returne
is
(lower,
as
is
your
!eat
merchants,
when
it
byes
three or
foure yeares
,
wee
fee
the
Ups
come
,
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