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SER. V.
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PRAYER.

And how the Apostles, speaking by the Spirit, exhort to the duty in a more general way.

"I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty; For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour." 1 Tim. ii. 1—3.

"I will, therefore, that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." 1 Tim. ii. 8.

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known

unto God." Phil. iv. 6.

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much;" James, v. 16.

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering." James, i. 5, 6.

"Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them, — as heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." 1 Pet. iii. 7.

The Apostle declares how constantly the believers are remembered by himself and his co-workers, in their prayers.

"I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy." 2 Tim. i. 3.

"I make mention of you always in my prayers;

making request [that] I might have a prosperous journey, by the will of God, to come unto you." Rom. i. 9, 10.

"I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers." Eph. i. 16.