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swallow me up. Psal. lxix. 1, 2, 3. 13, 14, 15. Make haste, O God, to deliver me ; make haste to help me, O Lord. Psal. lxx. 1. The Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea to lighten it of them. But Jonah was fast asleep. So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. Jonah i, 4, 5, 6. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. Matt.
viii. 25. 2. The liy
2. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as ing, the living, shall I do this day: the father to the children shall make praise thee; known thy truth. Isa. xxxviii. 19. And he saith word of com- unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? mand to re. Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; raging winds, and there was a great calm. Matt. viii. 26. He reing sea; that buked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up. Psal. We, being de- cvi. 9. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou this distress, answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art the may live to serve thee,
confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them and to glorify that are afar off upon
Which stilleth the thy Name all the days of
noise of the seas, the noise of their waves. Psal. Ixv. 5.7. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stag. ger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. Psal. cvii. 26 to 32. All people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in
the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. Mic. iv. 5. Bless the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits : who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies. Psal. ciü. 1 to 4. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Psal. cxlvi. 2. The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord. Isa. xxxviii. 20. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart : and I will glorify thy name for evermore. Psal. lxxxvi. 12. See also, Psal. xcviii. 7, 8, 9.Acts xxvii.
3. Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me :
Lord, be thou my helper. Psal. xxx. 10. Save us, the infinite O God of our salvation. 1 Chron. xvi. 35. Arise, blessed Sa-" and help us : and deliver us for thy mercies' sake. viour, thy
Psal. xliv. 26. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Hitherto ye Christ. Amen. have asked nothing in my name : ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full. John xvi. 23, 24. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matt. jii. 17.
3. Hear, Lord, and save us, for
1. O most
CCXLIII. A Prayer to be used before a Fight at
Sea, against an Enemy.
1. Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is glorious Lord to come. Rev. iv. 8. Thine, O Lord, is the greatGod, the Lord ness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, of hosts, that rulest and and the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and in commandest the earth is thine ; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, all things;
and thou art exalted as head above all. 1 Chron. xxix. 11. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods ? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ? Exod. xv. 11. The Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name, great in counsel, and mighty in work.
Jer. xxxii. 18, 19. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psal. xlvi. 11. The Lord which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; the Lord of hosts is his name. Jer. xxxi. 35. He ruleth by his power for ever. Psal. Ixvi. 7. His kingdom ruleth over all. Psal. ciii. 19. The Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth. Dan. iv. 17. 35. I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. Isa. xlv. 12. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth : his word runneth very swiftly. Psal. cxlvii. 15.
2. God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient. sittest in the Psal. vii. 12. Thou hast maintained my right throne judging right, and my cause ; thou satest in the throne judging we make our right. Psal. ix. 4. He is a God of truth and withadidinses to thy out iniquity, just and right is he. Deut. xxxii. 4. jesty in this In my distress I called upon the Lord. 2 Sam.
xxii. 7. Hear the right, O Lord ; let my sentence sity, that thou would come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold
the things that are equal. Psal. xvii. 1, 2. Stir up
thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my hand, and judge be- cause, my God and my Lord. Psal. xxxv. 23. Í tween us and know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the
afflicted, and the right of the poor. Psal. cxl. 12. The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee : but mine hand shall not be upon thee. The Lord therefore be Judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand. 1 Sam. xxiv. 12. 15. Now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, behold, I say, how they re• ward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit. O our God, wilt thou not judge them ? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do : but our eyes are
est take the cause into thine own
battle to the strong, but
upon thee. And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 2 Chron. xx. 10 to 13. Thus saith Jephthah, I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: The Lord the Judge be Judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon. Judges xi. 15. 27. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine : I will repay, saith the Lord. Rom. xii. 19. Christ, when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself
to him that judgeth righteously. 1 Pet. ii. 21. 23. 3. Stir up
3. Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses, stir thy strength, up thy strength, and come, and help us. Psal. lxxx.
2. Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even help us com unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Psal. xxxv. not alway the 23. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the
race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. canst save by Eccl. ix. 11. He sent all the rest of Israel every many or by
man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred
And he divided the three hundred men into three companies. And(they] blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands : and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. And the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host : and the host fled. Judges vii. 8. 16. 20, 21, 22. And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power : help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God ; let not man prevail against thee. 2 Chron. xiv. 11. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear : for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him ; and the
4. O let not
us for ven
wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy.
men of Israel and of Judah pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. 1 Sam. xvii. 47. 50. 52. And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised : it may be that the Lord will work for us : for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few. 1 Sam. xiv. 6. See also, 1 Chron. xiv. 14, 15, 16.-Deut. xx. 3, 4.
4. And he said, What hast thou done ? the voice our sins now of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. cry against
Gen. iv. 10. And the Lord said, Because the cry of geance; but hear us thy
Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their
sin is very grievous ; I will go down now, and see vants beg. ging mercy,
whether they have done altogether according to and implor the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I and that thou will know. Gen. xviii, 20, 21. Behold, the hire of
the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth ; and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. James v. 4. Jerusalem hath grievously sinned ; therefore she is removed. The Lord is righteous ; for I have rebelled against his commandment. Lam. i. 8. 18. They mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 16. O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name. Neh. i. 11. I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God. Psal. xl. 17. Bow down thine ear to me ; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. Psal. xxxi. 2. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. Psal. lix. 1. Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Psal. lxi. 3.
5. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; in tu art our yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: that men Saviour and may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHO.
5. Make it