HOMILY ON PRAYER

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<bkdv3 n="11038"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE OR <app>SER<rdg resp="IL">SER{\-}</rdg></app><f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="11039">mon concerning Prayer.<f t="bl">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-1"><bkdv3 n="11040"><f t="bk">T<f t="bl">Here is nothing in all mans life (wellbe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-2"><bkdv3 n="11041">loued in our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>) so needfull
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-3"><bkdv3 n="11042">to be spoken of, and dayly to be called vp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-4"><bkdv3 n="11043">on, as hearty, zealous, and deuout pray{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-5"><bkdv3 n="11044">er, the necessity whereof is so great, that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-6"><bkdv3 n="11045">without it nothing may bee well obtay{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-7"><bkdv3 n="11046">ned at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand. For as the Apo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-8"><bkdv3 n="11047">stle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> sayth, Euery good and perfect
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-9"><bkdv3 n="11048">gift commeth from aboue, and proceedeth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-10"><bkdv3 n="11049">from the father of lights, who is also sayd
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-11"><bkdv3 n="11050">to be rich and liberall towards all them that call vpon him, not because he either

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11051"><cit work="NT. Romans 10.12"><f t="r">Rom.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-12"><bkdv3 n="11052">will not, or can not giue without asking,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-13"><bkdv3 n="11053">but because hee hath appointed Prayer as an ordinary meanes betweene

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11054"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.32"><f t="r">Matt.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-14"><bkdv3 n="11055">him and vs. There is no doubt but he alwayes knoweth what wee haue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-15"><bkdv3 n="11056">need of, and is alwayes most ready to giue abundance of those things that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-16"><bkdv3 n="11057">we lacke.
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<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-17"><bkdv3 n="11058">Yet to the intent wee might acknowledge him to bee the giuer of all
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-18"><bkdv3 n="11059">good things, and behaue our selues thankefully towards him in that be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-19"><bkdv3 n="11060">halfe, louing, fearing, and worshipping him sincerely and truely, as we
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-20"><bkdv3 n="11061">ought to doe, hee hath profitably and wisely ordeined, that in time of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-21"><bkdv3 n="11062">necessitie wee should humble our selues in his sight, powre out the se{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-22"><bkdv3 n="11063">crets of our heart before him, and craue helpe at his hands, with continu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-23"><bkdv3 n="11064">all, earnest, and deuout prayer. By the mouth of his holy Prophet Da{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11065"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.15"><f t="r">Psal.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-24"><bkdv3 n="11066">uid, hee saith on this wise: Call vpon me in the dayes of thy trouble, and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11067"><cit work="NT. Matthew 7.7-8"><f t="r">Matt.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-25"><bkdv3 n="11068">I will deliuer thee. Likewise in the Gospel by the mouth of his welbe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-26"><bkdv3 n="11069">loued sonne <name t="ps">Christ</name>, hee saith, Aske, and it shall bee giuen you, knocke,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-27"><bkdv3 n="11070">and it shall be opened: for whosoeuer asketh, receiueth, whosoeuer see{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-28"><bkdv3 n="11071">keth, findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall bee opened. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11072"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.8"><f t="r">1.Tim.2</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11073"><cit work="NT. Philippians 4">Phil.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11074"><cit work="NT. Colossians 4">Col.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11075"><cit work="NT. James 1">Iam.1.<f t="bl">
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<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-29"><bkdv3 n="11076">also most agreeably consenting heereunto, willeth men to pray euery
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-30"><bkdv3 n="11077">where, and to continue therein with thankesgiuing. Neither doeth the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-31"><bkdv3 n="11078">blessed Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> in this point any thing dissent, but ear{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-32"><bkdv3 n="11079">nestly exhorting all men to diligent prayer, sayth: If any man
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-33"><bkdv3 n="11080">lacke wisedome, let him aske it of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which giueth liberally
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-34"><bkdv3 n="11081">to all men, and reproacheth no man. Also in another place, Pray

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11082"><cit work="NT. James 5.16"><f t="r">Iam.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-35"><bkdv3 n="11083">for one another (sayth he) that ye may be healed: For the righteous mans

<bkdv3 n="11084"><fw t="catch">prayer</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="11085"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer.</fw><fw t=page>111</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-36"><bkdv3 n="11086">prayer auayleth much, if it be feruent. What other thing are we taught
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-37"><bkdv3 n="11087">by these and such other places, but onely this, that Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> not{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-38"><bkdv3 n="11088">withstanding his heauenly wisedome and foreknowledge, will be prayed
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-39"><bkdv3 n="11089">vnto, that he will be called vpon, that he will haue vs no lesse willing on
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-40"><bkdv3 n="11090">our part to aske, then hee on his part is willing to giue? Therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-41"><bkdv3 n="11091">most fonde and foolish is the opinion and reason of those men, which
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-42"><bkdv3 n="11092">therefore thinke all prayer to bee superfluous and vaine, because <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-43"><bkdv3 n="11093">searcheth the heart and the raynes, and knoweth the meaning of the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-44"><bkdv3 n="11094">spirit before we aske. For if this fleshly and carnall reason were sufficient
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-45"><bkdv3 n="11095">to disanull prayer: then why did our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> so often cry to his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-46"><bkdv3 n="11096">disciples, watch, and pray? Why did he prescribe them a forme of prayer,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11097"><cit work="NT. Luke 22.46"><f t="r">Luke 22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-47"><bkdv3 n="11098">saying, When yee pray, pray after this sort, Our Father which art in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11099"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.9-13"><f t="r">Matth 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-48"><bkdv3 n="11100">heauen. |&|c. Why did hee pray so often and so earnestly himselfe before his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-49"><bkdv3 n="11101">passion? Finally, why did the Apostles immediately after his Ascen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-50"><bkdv3 n="11102">sion, gather themselues together into one seuerall place, and there con{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11103"><cit work="NT. Acts 1.14"><f t="r">Actes 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-51"><bkdv3 n="11104">tinue a long time in prayer? Either they must condemne <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-52"><bkdv3 n="11105">Apostles of extreame folly, or else they must needes grant that prayer
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-53"><bkdv3 n="11106">is a thing most necessary for all men, at all times, and in all places.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-54"><bkdv3 n="11107">Sure it is, that there is nothing more expedient or needefull for man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-55"><bkdv3 n="11108">kinde in all the world, then prayer. Pray alwayes (sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">)

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11109"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 6.18"><f t="r">Ephes.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-56"><bkdv3 n="11110">with all manner prayer and supplication, and watch therefore with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-57"><bkdv3 n="11111">all diligence. Also in another place hee willeth vs to pray continually
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-58"><bkdv3 n="11112">without any intermission or ceasing, meaning thereby that we ought
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-59"><bkdv3 n="11113">neuer to slacke or faint in prayer, but to continue therein to our liues end.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-60"><bkdv3 n="11114">A number of other such places might here bee alleadged of like effect,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11115"><cit work="NT. 1 Thessalonians 5.17"><f t="r">1.Thes.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-61"><bkdv3 n="11116">I meane, to declare the great necessity and vse of prayer: but what
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-62"><bkdv3 n="11117">neede many proofes in a plaine matter? seeing there is no man so ig{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-63"><bkdv3 n="11118">norant but hee knoweth, no man so blinde but hee seeth, that prayer
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-64"><bkdv3 n="11119">is a thing most needefull in all estates and degrees of men. For
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-65"><bkdv3 n="11120">onely by the helpe hereof, wee attaine to those heauenly and euer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-66"><bkdv3 n="11121">lasting treasures, which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our heauenly Father hath reserued
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-67"><bkdv3 n="11122">and layde vp for his children in his deare and welbeloued Sonne

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11123"><cit work="NT. John 16.23-27"><f t="r">Iohn 16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-68"><bkdv3 n="11124"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, with this couenant and promise most assuredly confirmed
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-69"><bkdv3 n="11125">and sealed vnto vs, that if we aske, we shall receiue.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-70"><bkdv3 n="11126">Now the great necessity of prayer being sufficiently knowen, that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-71"><bkdv3 n="11127">our mindes and heartes may be the more prouoked and stirred thereunto,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-72"><bkdv3 n="11128">let vs briefely consider what wonderfull strength and power it hath to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-73"><bkdv3 n="11129">bring strange |&| mighty things to passe. We reade in the booke of Exodus,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-74"><bkdv3 n="11130">that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iosua</name><f t="bl"> fighting against the <f t="r"><name t="ps">Amalekites</name><f t="bl">, did conquer |&| ouercome them,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-75"><bkdv3 n="11131">not so much by vertue of his owne strength, as by the earnest and con{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11132"><cit work="OT. Exodus 17.11-12"><f t="r">Exod.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-76"><bkdv3 n="11133">tinuall prayer of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">, who, as long as hee helde vp his handes to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-77"><bkdv3 n="11134"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, so long did Israel preuaile, but when he fainted, |&| let his hands
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-78"><bkdv3 n="11135">downe, then did <f t="r"><name t="ps">Amalek</name><f t="bl"> and his people preuaile: Insomuch that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Aaron</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-79"><bkdv3 n="11136">and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Hur</name><f t="bl">, being in the mount with him, were faine to stay vp his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-80"><bkdv3 n="11137">handes vntill the going downe of the sunne, otherwise had the people

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<bkdv3 n="11139"><f t="r"><fw t=page>112</fw><fw t="header"><f t="r">The I.part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-81"><bkdv3 n="11140">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that day beene vtterly discomfited, and put to flight. Also we

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11141"><cit work="OT. Joshua 10.12-13"><f t="r">Iosua.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-82"><bkdv3 n="11142">read in another place of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iosua</name><f t="bl"> himselfe, how he at the besieging of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Gibeon</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-83"><bkdv3 n="11143">making his humble petition to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, caused the Sunne and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-84"><bkdv3 n="11144">the Moone to stay their course, and to stand still in the middest of heauen
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-85"><bkdv3 n="11145">for the space of a whole day, vntill such time as the people were sufficient{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-86"><bkdv3 n="11146">ly auenged vpon their enemies.
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<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-87"><bkdv3 n="11147">And was not <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iehosophats</name><f t="bl"> prayer of great force and strength, when

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11148"><cit work="OT. 2 Chronicles 20.18, 23"><f t="r">2.Par.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-88"><bkdv3 n="11149"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> at his request caused his enemies to fall out among themselues,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-89"><bkdv3 n="11150">and wilfully to destroy one another? Who can maruell enough at the ef{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-90"><bkdv3 n="11151">fect and vertue of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Elias</name><f t="bl"> prayer? Hee being a man subiect to affections as

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11152"><cit work="OT. 1 Kings 18.45"><f t="r">1.King 18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-91"><bkdv3 n="11153">we are, prayed to the Lord that it might not raine, and there fell no rain
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-92"><bkdv3 n="11154">vpon the earth for the space of three yeares and sixe moneths. Againe, he
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-93"><bkdv3 n="11155">prayed that it might raine, and there fell great plenty, so that the earth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-94"><bkdv3 n="11156">brought foorth her increase most abundantly.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-95"><bkdv3 n="11157">It were too long to tell of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudith, Esther, Susanna</name><f t="bl">, and of diuers other
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-96"><bkdv3 n="11158">godly men and women, how greatly they preuayled in all their doings,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11159"><cit work="Augustine, `Ser. 26. de temp.'"><f t="i"><lang t="l">Aug.Ser.
<bkdv3 n="11160">26.de temp.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11161"><cit work="Chrysostome, `Sup.'">Chry.sup.</l><lang t="e"><f t="r"></cit>
<bkdv3 n="11162"><cit work="NT. Matthew 21, 22">Matt.22. <f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-97"><bkdv3 n="11163">by giuing their mindes earnestly and deuoutly to prayer. Let it bee suf{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-98"><bkdv3 n="11164">ficient at this time to conclude with the sayings of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chryso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-99"><bkdv3 n="11165">tome</name><f t="bl">, whereof the one calleth prayer the key of heauen, the other plainly
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-100"><bkdv3 n="11166">affirmeth, that there is nothing in all the world more strong then a man
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-101"><bkdv3 n="11167">that giueth himselfe to feruent prayer.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-102"><bkdv3 n="11168">Now then dearely beloued, seeing prayer is so needfull a thing, and of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-103"><bkdv3 n="11169">so great strength before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, let vs, according as wee are taught
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-104"><bkdv3 n="11170">by the example of <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his Apostles, be earnest and diligent in cal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-105"><bkdv3 n="11171">ling on the Name of the Lord. Let vs neuer faint, neuer slacke, neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-106"><bkdv3 n="11172">giue ouer, but let vs dayly and hourely, early and late, in season, and out
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-107"><bkdv3 n="11173">of season, bee occupied in godly meditations and prayers. What if we
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-108"><bkdv3 n="11174">obtaine not our petitions at the first? yet let vs not be discouraged, but
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-109"><bkdv3 n="11175">let vs continually crie and call vpon <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: hee will surely heare vs at
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-110"><bkdv3 n="11176">length, if for no other cause, yet for very importunities sake. Remember

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11177"><cit work="NT. Luke 18.1-7"><f t="r">Luke 18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-111"><bkdv3 n="11178">the parable of the vnrighteous iudge, and the poore widowe, how shee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-112"><bkdv3 n="11179">by her importunate meanes caused him to doe her iustice against her ad{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-113"><bkdv3 n="11180">uersary, although otherwise hee feared neither <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> nor man. Shall
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-114"><bkdv3 n="11181">not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> much more auenge his elect (saith our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>)
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-115"><bkdv3 n="11182">which cry vnto him day and night? Thus hee taught his disciples,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-116"><bkdv3 n="11183">and in them all other true Christian men, to pray alwayes, and neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-117"><bkdv3 n="11184">to faint or shrinke. Remember also the example of the woman of <name t="pl">Ca{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11185"><cit work="NT. Matthew 15.22-28"><f t="r">Matth.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-118"><bkdv3 n="11186">naan</name>, how shee was reiected of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and called dogge, as one most
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-119"><bkdv3 n="11187">vnworthy of any benefite at his handes: yet shee gaue not ouer, but fol{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-120"><bkdv3 n="11188">lowed him still, crying and calling vpon him to bee good and mercifull
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-121"><bkdv3 n="11189">vnto her daughter. And at length by very importunity, shee obtayned
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-122"><bkdv3 n="11190">her request. O let vs learne by these examples, to bee earnest and fer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-123"><bkdv3 n="11191">uent in prayer, assuring our selues that whatsoeuer wee aske of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-124"><bkdv3 n="11192">the Father in the Name of his Sonne <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and according to his will,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11193"><cit work="NT. John 16.23"><f t="r">Iohn 16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-125"><bkdv3 n="11194">hee will vndoubtedly grant it. He is trueth it selfe, and as truely as he
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-126"><bkdv3 n="11195">hath promised it, so truely will he performe it. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his great mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-127"><bkdv3 n="11196">cies sake so worke in our heartes by his holy Spirit, that wee may al{\-}

<bkdv3 n="11197"><fw t="catch">wayes</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="11198"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer.</fw><fw t=page>113</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-128"><bkdv3 n="11199">wayes make our humble prayers vnto him, as wee ought to doe, and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-129"><bkdv3 n="11200">alwayes obtaine the thing which wee aske, through <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> our
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-130"><bkdv3 n="11201">Lord, to whom with the Father and the holy Ghost, bee all honour and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.1-131"><bkdv3 n="11202">glory, world without end. Amen.

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="11203">{P} <f t="r">The second part of the Homily
<bkdv3 n="11204"><f t="i">concerning Prayer. <f t="bl">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-132"><bkdv3 n="11205"><f t="bk">I<f t="bl">N the first part of this Sermon, ye heard the great ne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-133"><bkdv3 n="11206">cessitie, and also the great force of deuout and earnest
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-134"><bkdv3 n="11207">prayer, declared and prooued vnto you, both by diuers
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-135"><bkdv3 n="11208">weighty testimonies, and also by sundry good examples
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-136"><bkdv3 n="11209">of holy Scripture. Now shall you learne whom you
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-137"><bkdv3 n="11210">ought to call vpon, and to whom you ought alwayes to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-138"><bkdv3 n="11211">to direct your prayers. Wee are euidently taught in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-139"><bkdv3 n="11212">Testament, that Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the onely fountaine and wel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-140"><bkdv3 n="11213">spring of all goodnesse, and that whatsoeuer wee haue in this world, we
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-141"><bkdv3 n="11214">receiue it onely at his handes. To this effect serueth the place of Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-142"><bkdv3 n="11215"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl">: euery good and perfect gift, saith hee, commeth from aboue, and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11216"><cit work="NT. James 1.17"><f t="r">Iam.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-143"><bkdv3 n="11217">proceedeth from the Father of lights. To this effect also serueth the testi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-144"><bkdv3 n="11218">monie of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, in diuers places of his Epistles, witnessing that the spi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-145"><bkdv3 n="11219">rit of wisedome, the spirit of knowledge and reuelation, yea euery
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-146"><bkdv3 n="11220">good and heauenly gift, as faith, hope, charity, grace, and peace, com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-147"><bkdv3 n="11221">meth onely and solely of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. In consideration whereof, hee bursteth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11222"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 4.7"><f t="r">1.Cor.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-148"><bkdv3 n="11223">out into a suddaine passion, and sayth: O man, what thing hast thou,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-149"><bkdv3 n="11224">which thou hast not receiued? Therefore, whensoeuer wee need or lacke
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-150"><bkdv3 n="11225">any thing, pertaining either to the body or to the soule, it behooueth vs
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-151"><bkdv3 n="11226">to runne onely vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who is the onely giuer of all good things.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-152"><bkdv3 n="11227">Our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> in the Gospel, teaching his Disciples how they
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-153"><bkdv3 n="11228">should pray, sending them to the Father in his Name, saying, Verily,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-154"><bkdv3 n="11229">verily I say vnto you, whatsoeuer ye aske the Father in his Name, hee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11230"><cit work="NT. John 16.23"><f t="r">Iohn 16.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11231"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.9">Matth.6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11232"><cit work="NT. Luke 11.2">Luke 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-155"><bkdv3 n="11233">will giue it vnto you. And in an other place, when yee pray, pray after
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-156"><bkdv3 n="11234">this sort? Our Father which art in heauen |&|c. And doeth not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-157"><bkdv3 n="11235">himselfe, by the mouth of his Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, will and command vs to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-158"><bkdv3 n="11236">call vpon him? The Apostle wisheth grace and peace to all them that call

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11237"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.14-23"><f t="r">Psal.50<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-159"><bkdv3 n="11238">on the Name of the Lord, and of his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, as doeth also

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11239"><cit work="OT. Joel 2.32"><f t="r">Ioel 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-160"><bkdv3 n="11240">the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioel</name><f t="bl">, saying, And it shall come to passe, that whosoeuer shall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11241"><cit work="NT. Acts 2.21"><f t="r">Actes 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-161"><bkdv3 n="11242">call on the Name of the Lord, shall be saued.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-162"><bkdv3 n="11243">Thus then it is plaine by the infallible word of trueth and life, that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-163"><bkdv3 n="11244">in all our necessities wee must flee vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, direct our prayers vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-164"><bkdv3 n="11245">him, call vpon his holy Name, desire helpe at his handes, and at none
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-165"><bkdv3 n="11246">others, whereof if we will yet haue a further reason, marke that which
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-166"><bkdv3 n="11247">followeth. There are certaine conditions most requisite to bee found in

<bkdv3 n="11248"><fw t="sig">Kk3</fw><fw t="catch">euery</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="114" sig="Kk3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="11249"><f t="r"><fw t=page>114</fw><fw t="header"><f t="r">The II.part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-167"><bkdv3 n="11250">euery such a one that must bee called vpon, which if they bee not found in
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-168"><bkdv3 n="11251">him vnto whom wee pray, then doeth our prayer auaile vs nothing, but
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-169"><bkdv3 n="11252">is altogether in vaine.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-170"><bkdv3 n="11253">The first is this, that he to whom wee make our prayers, bee able to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-171"><bkdv3 n="11254">helpe vs. The second is, that hee will helpe vs. The third is, that hee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-172"><bkdv3 n="11255">bee such a one as may heare our prayers. The fourth is, that he vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-173"><bkdv3 n="11256">stand better then wee our selues what we lacke, and how farre we haue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-174"><bkdv3 n="11257">neede of helpe. If these things bee to be found in any other sauing onely
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-175"><bkdv3 n="11258"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, then may wee lawfully call vpon some other besides <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-176"><bkdv3 n="11259">But what man is so grosse, but he well vnderstandeth that these things
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-177"><bkdv3 n="11260">are onely proper to him which is omnipotent, and knoweth all things,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-178"><bkdv3 n="11261">euen the very secrets of the heart, that is to say, onely and to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-179"><bkdv3 n="11262">alone, whereof it followeth, that we must call neither vpon Angel, nor

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11263"><cit work="NT. Romans 10.14"><f t="r">Rom.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-180"><bkdv3 n="11264">yet vpon Saint, but only and solely vpon <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> doeth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-181"><bkdv3 n="11265">write? How shall men call vpon him in whom they haue not beleeued?
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-182"><bkdv3 n="11266">So that Inuocation or Prayer, may not be made without Faith in him
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-183"><bkdv3 n="11267">on whom they call, but that we must first beleeue in him, before wee can
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-184"><bkdv3 n="11268">make our Prayer vnto him, whereupon wee must onely and solely pray
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-185"><bkdv3 n="11269">vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For to say that we should beleeue either in Angel or Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-186"><bkdv3 n="11270">or in any other liuing creature, were mere horrible blasphemie against
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-187"><bkdv3 n="11271"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and his holy Word, neither ought this fancie to enter into the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-188"><bkdv3 n="11272">heart of any Christian man, because we are expressely taught in the word
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-189"><bkdv3 n="11273">of the Lord onely to repose our Faith in the blessed Trinitie, in whose on{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-190"><bkdv3 n="11274">ly Name we are also Baptized, according to the expresse commandement

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11275"><cit work="NT. Matthew 28.19"><f t="r">Matt.28.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-191"><bkdv3 n="11276">of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, in the last of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Matthew</name><f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-192"><bkdv3 n="11277">But that the trueth hereof may the better appeare, euen to them that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-193"><bkdv3 n="11278">be most simple and vnlearned, let vs consider what Prayer is. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Au{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11279"><cit work="Augustine, `De Spi. |&| Lit.," chap. 50"><f t="i"><lang t="l">De spi.&
<bkdv3 n="11280">lit.cap.50.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11281"><cit work="Isidorus, `De Summo Bono', Chap. 8, Bk. 3">De summo
<bkdv3 n="11282">bono.cap.
<bkdv3 n="11283">8.lib.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-194"><bkdv3 n="11284">gustine</name><f t="bl"> calleth it a lifting vp of the minde to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that is to say, an
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-195"><bkdv3 n="11285">humble and lowly powring out of the heart to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Isidorus</name><f t="bl"> saith,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-196"><bkdv3 n="11286">that it is an affection of the heart, and not a labour of the lips. So
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-197"><bkdv3 n="11287">that by these places, true prayer doeth consist not so much in the outward
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-198"><bkdv3 n="11288">sound and voyce of wordes, as in the inward groning, and crying of the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-199"><bkdv3 n="11289">heart to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-200"><bkdv3 n="11290">Now then, is there any Angel, any Virgine, and Patriarke or Pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-201"><bkdv3 n="11291">phet among the dead, that can vnderstand, or know the meaning of the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11292"><cit work="OT. Psalms 7.9"><f t="r">Psal.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-202"><bkdv3 n="11293">heart? The Scripture saith, It is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that searcheth the heart and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11294"><cit work="NT. Revelations 2.23"><f t="r">Apoc.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-203"><bkdv3 n="11295">the raynes, and that hee onely knoweth the heartes of the children of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11296"><cit work="Jeremiah 17.10"><f t="r">Iere.17.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11297"><cit work="2 Chronicles 6.30">2.Par.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-204"><bkdv3 n="11298">men. As for the Saintes, they haue so little knowledge of the secretes
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-205"><bkdv3 n="11299">of the heart, that many of the ancient fathers greatly doubt, whether
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-206"><bkdv3 n="11300">they know any thing at all, that is commonly done on earth. And albeit

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11301"><cit work="Augustine, `Lib. de Cura pro Mort. Agenda', chap. 13"><f t="i">Lib.de cura
<bkdv3 n="11302">pro mort.
<bkdv3 n="11303">agenda, cap.
<bkdv3 n="11304">13.</cit"><cit work="Augustine, `De Vera Reli.', chap. 22>De vera
<bkdv3 n="11305">reli.cap.22.</cit>
<lang t="e">
<bkdv3 n="11306"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 63.16"><f t="r">Esay.63.
<lang t="l"></cit>
<bkdv3 n="11307"><cit work="Augustinem `De Civit. Dei,' chap. 10"><f t="i">Lib.22.de
<bkdv3 n="11308">ciuit.dei.
<bkdv3 n="11309">cap.10.</cit>
</note>

<f t="bl"><lang t="e">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-207"><bkdv3 n="11310">some thinke they doe, yet Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> a Doctour of great authority,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-208"><bkdv3 n="11311">and also antiquitie, hath this opinion of them: that they knowe no more
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-209"><bkdv3 n="11312">what wee doe on earth, then wee know what they doe in heauen. For
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-210"><bkdv3 n="11313">proofe whereof, he alleageth the wordes of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name><f t="bl"> the Prophet, where it is
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-211"><bkdv3 n="11314">sayd, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl"> is ignorant of vs, and <f t="r"><name t="pl">Israel</name><f t="bl"> knoweth vs not. His minde
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-212"><bkdv3 n="11315">therefore is this, not that wee should put any religion in worshipping of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-213"><bkdv3 n="11316">them, or praying vnto them: but that wee should honour them by fol{\-}

<bkdv3 n="11317"><fw t="catch">lowing</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="115" sig="Kk4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="11318"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer</fw><fw t=page>115</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-214"><bkdv3 n="11319">lowing their vertuous and godly life. For as hee witnesseth in another{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-215"><bkdv3 n="11320">place, the Martyrs and holy men in times past, were wont after their
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-216"><bkdv3 n="11321">death to bee remembred, and named of the Priest at diuine seruice: but
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-217"><bkdv3 n="11322">neuer to bee inuocated or called vpon. And why so? because the Priest
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-218"><bkdv3 n="11323">(saith he) is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Priest, and not theirs: Whereby he is bound to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-219"><bkdv3 n="11324">call vpon <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and not vpon them.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-220"><bkdv3 n="11325">Thus you see, that the authority both of the Scripture, and also of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-221"><bkdv3 n="11326"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">, doeth not permit, that wee should pray vnto them. O that all

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11327"><cit work="NT. John 5.44"><f t="r">Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-222"><bkdv3 n="11328">men would studiously read, and search the Scriptures, then should they
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-223"><bkdv3 n="11329">not be drowned in ignorance, but should easily perceiue the trueth, aswell
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-224"><bkdv3 n="11330">of this point of doctrine, as of all the rest. For there doeth the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-225"><bkdv3 n="11331">Ghost plainely teach vs, that <name t="ps">Christ</name> is or onely Mediatour and Inter{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-226"><bkdv3 n="11332">cessour with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that we must not seeke and runne to an other.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-227"><bkdv3 n="11333">If any man sinneth, sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, we haue an aduocate with the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11334"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.1-2"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-228"><bkdv3 n="11335">Father, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> the righteous, and hee is the propitiation for our
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-229"><bkdv3 n="11336">sinnes. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> also sayth, there is one <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and one Media{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11337"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.5"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-230"><bkdv3 n="11338">tour betweene <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man, euen the man <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>. Where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-231"><bkdv3 n="11339">vnto agreeth the testimonie of our Sauiour himselfe, witnessing that no

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11340"><cit work="NT. John 14.6"><f t="r">Iohn 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-232"><bkdv3 n="11341">man commeth to the Father, but only by him, who is the way, the trueth,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-233"><bkdv3 n="11342">the life, yea and the onely doore whereby we must enter into the kingdome

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11343"><cit work="NT. John 10.9"><f t="r">Iohn 10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-234"><bkdv3 n="11344">of heauen, because <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is pleased in no other but in him. For which
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-235"><bkdv3 n="11345">cause also he cryeth, and calleth vnto vs that we should come vnto him,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-236"><bkdv3 n="11346">saying: Come vnto me, all ye that labour and be heauy laden, and I shall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11347"><cit work="NT. Matthew 11.28"><f t="r">Matt.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-237"><bkdv3 n="11348">refresh you. Would <name t="ps">Christ</name> haue vs so necessarily come vnto him? and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-238"><bkdv3 n="11349">shall we most vnthankefully leaue him, and runne vnto other? This is
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-239"><bkdv3 n="11350">euen that which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so greatly complaineth of by his Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremy</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-240"><bkdv3 n="11351">saying, My people haue committed two great offences, they haue for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-241"><bkdv3 n="11352">saken mee the fountaine of the waters of life, and haue digged to them{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-242"><bkdv3 n="11353">selues broken pits that can holde no water. Is not that man thinke you
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-243"><bkdv3 n="11354">vnwise that will runne for water to a little brooke, when he may aswell
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-244"><bkdv3 n="11355">goe to the head spring? Euen so may his wisedome bee iustly suspected,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-245"><bkdv3 n="11356">that will flee vnto Saints in time of necessity, when hee may boldly and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-246"><bkdv3 n="11357">without feare declare his griefe, and direct his prayer vnto the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-247"><bkdv3 n="11358">himselfe. If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> were strange, or dangerous to bee talked withall,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-248"><bkdv3 n="11359">then might wee iustly drawe backe and seeke to some other. But the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11360"><cit work="OT. Psalms 145.18"><f t="r">Psal.145.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-249"><bkdv3 n="11361">Lord is nigh vnto all them that call vpon him in faith and trueth, and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-250"><bkdv3 n="11362">the prayer of the humble and meeke hath alwayes pleased him. What if

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11363"><cit work="Apocrypha. Judith 9.11"><f t="r">Iudith 9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-251"><bkdv3 n="11364">wee bee <app>sinuers<rdg resp="IL">sinners</rdg></app>, shall wee not therefore pray vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? or shall
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-252"><bkdv3 n="11365">wee despaire to obtaine any thing at his handes? Why did <name t="ps">Christ</name> then
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-253"><bkdv3 n="11366">teach vs to aske forgiuenesse of our sinnes, saying, And forgiue vs our tres{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-254"><bkdv3 n="11367">passes, as wee forgiue them that trespasse against vs? Shall we thinke

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11368"><cit work="OT. Psalms 103.8"><f t="r">Psal.103.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-255"><bkdv3 n="11369">that the Saints are more mercifull in hearing sinners, then <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11370"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.4"><f t="r">Ephes.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-256"><bkdv3 n="11371">sayth, that the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11372"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 54.7-8"><f t="r">Esay.51.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-257"><bkdv3 n="11373">and of great kindnesse. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, that hee is rich in mercy to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-258"><bkdv3 n="11374">ward all them that call vpon him. And hee himselfe by the mouth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-259"><bkdv3 n="11375">of his Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name><f t="bl"> sayth, For a little while haue I forsaken thee,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-260"><bkdv3 n="11376">but with great compassion will I gather thee: For a moment in mine

<bkdv3 n="11377"><fw t="catch">anger</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="116" sig="Kk4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="11378"><f t="r"><fw t=page>116</fw><fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-261"><bkdv3 n="11379">anger I haue hid my face from thee, but with euerlasting mercy I
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-262"><bkdv3 n="11380">haue had compassion vpon thee. Therefore the sinnes of any man
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-263"><bkdv3 n="11381">ought not to withhold him from praying vnto the Lord his <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-264"><bkdv3 n="11382">But if hee be truely penitent and stedfast in faith, let him assure himselfe
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-265"><bkdv3 n="11383">that the Lord will be mercifull vnto him, and heare his prayers. O but
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-266"><bkdv3 n="11384">I dare not (will some man say) trouble <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> at all times with my
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-267"><bkdv3 n="11385">prayers. We see that in Kings houses and Courts of Princes, men can{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-268"><bkdv3 n="11386">not be admitted, vnlesse they first vse the helpe and meane of some speciall
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-269"><bkdv3 n="11387">Noble man, to come vnto the speach of the King, and to obteine the thing

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11388"><cit work="Ambrose, `Super Cap. 1 Romans'"><f t="i">Ambros.su{\-}
<bkdv3 n="11389">per cap.I.
<bkdv3 n="11390">Rom. <f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-270"><bkdv3 n="11391">that they would haue. To this reason doeth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ambrose</name><f t="bl"> answere
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-271"><bkdv3 n="11392">very well, writing vpon the first Chapter to the Romanes. Therefore
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-272"><bkdv3 n="11393">(saith he) we vse to goe vnto the King by officers and noble men, because
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-273"><bkdv3 n="11394">the King is a mortall man, and knoweth not to whom hee may commit
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-274"><bkdv3 n="11395">the gouernement of the common wealth. But to haue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our friend,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-275"><bkdv3 n="11396">from whom nothing is hid, we neede not any helper, that should further
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-276"><bkdv3 n="11397">vs with his good word, but onely a deuout and godly minde. And if it be
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-277"><bkdv3 n="11398">so, that wee neede one to intreate for vs: why may wee not content our

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11399"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 7.25"><f t="r">Heb.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-278"><bkdv3 n="11400">selues with that one Mediatour, which is at the right hand of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-279"><bkdv3 n="11401">the Father, and there liueth for euer to make intercession for vs? As the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-280"><bkdv3 n="11402">blood of <name t="ps">Christ</name> did redeeme vs on the crosse, and cleanse vs from our
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-281"><bkdv3 n="11403">sinnes: euen so it is now able to saue all them that come vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-282"><bkdv3 n="11404">it. For <name t="ps">Christ</name> sitting in heauen, hath an euerlasting Priesthood, and al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-283"><bkdv3 n="11405">wayes prayeth to his Father for them that bee penitent, obteining by
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-284"><bkdv3 n="11406">vertue of his wounds, which are euermore in the sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, not one{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-285"><bkdv3 n="11407">ly perfect remission of our sinnes, but also all other necessaries that wee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-286"><bkdv3 n="11408">lacke in this world, so that this onely Mediatour is sufficient in heauen,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-287"><bkdv3 n="11409">and needeth no others to helpe him. Why then doe wee pray one for an{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-288"><bkdv3 n="11410">other in this life, some man perchance will heere demaund? Forsooth

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11411"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.33"><f t="r">Matth.6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11412"><cit work="NT. James 5.15">Iames 5.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11413"><cit work="NT. Colossians 4.12">Coloss.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11414"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.5">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-289"><bkdv3 n="11415">we are willed so to doe, by the expresse commandement both of <name t="ps">Christ</name> and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-290"><bkdv3 n="11416">his disciples, to declare therein aswell the faith that wee haue in <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-291"><bkdv3 n="11417">towardes <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as also the mutuall charitie that wee beare one to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-292"><bkdv3 n="11418">wards another, in that pitie our brothers case, and make our humble
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-293"><bkdv3 n="11419">petition to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for him. But that we should pray vnto Saints, nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-294"><bkdv3 n="11420">ther haue we any commandement in all the Scripture, nor yet example
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-295"><bkdv3 n="11421">which wee may safely follow. So that being done without authority
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-296"><bkdv3 n="11422">of Gods word, it lacketh the ground of faith, |&| therefore cannot be accepta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-297"><bkdv3 n="11423">ble before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For whatsoeuer is not of faith, is sin. And as |&|the; Apostle saith,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11424"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 11.6"><f t="r">Hebr.11.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11425"><cit work="NT. Romans 14.23">Rom.14.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11426"><cit work="NT. Romans 10.17">Rom.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-298"><bkdv3 n="11427">that faith commeth by hearing, and hearing by the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Yet
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-299"><bkdv3 n="11428">thou wilt obiect further, that the Saints in heauen doe pray for vs, and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-300"><bkdv3 n="11429">that their prayer proceedeth of an earnest charity that they haue towards
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-301"><bkdv3 n="11430">their brethren on earth. Whereto it may be well answered. First, that no
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-302"><bkdv3 n="11431">man knoweth whether they doe pray for vs, or no. And if any will goe
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-303"><bkdv3 n="11432">about to prooue it by the nature of charitie, concluding, that be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-304"><bkdv3 n="11433">cause they did pray for men on earth, therefore they doe much more
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-305"><bkdv3 n="11434">the same now in heauen: Then may it be sayd by the same reason, that as
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-306"><bkdv3 n="11435">oft as we doe weepe on earth, they doe also weepe in heauen, because
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-307"><bkdv3 n="11436">while they liued in this world, it is most certaine and sure they did so. And
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-308"><bkdv3 n="11437">for that place which is written in the Apocalyps, namely that the Angel

<bkdv3 n="11438"><fw t="catch">did</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="117" sig="Kk5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="11439"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer.</fw><fw t=page>117</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-309"><bkdv3 n="11440">did offer vp the prayers of the Saints vpon the golden Altar: it is proper{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-310"><bkdv3 n="11441">ly meant, and ought properly to bee vnderstood of those Saints that are
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-311"><bkdv3 n="11442">yet liuing on earth, and not of them that are dead, otherwise what neede
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-312"><bkdv3 n="11443">were it that the Angel should offer vp their prayers, being now in heauen
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-313"><bkdv3 n="11444">before the face of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? But admit the Saints doe pray for
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-314"><bkdv3 n="11445">vs, yet doe we not know how, whether specially for them which call vp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-315"><bkdv3 n="11446">on them, or else generally for all men, wishing well to euery man alike.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-316"><bkdv3 n="11447">If they pray specially for them which call vpon them, then it is like they
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-317"><bkdv3 n="11448">heare our prayers, and also know our hearts desire. Which thing to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-318"><bkdv3 n="11449">false, it is already prooued both by the Scriptures, and also by the au{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-319"><bkdv3 n="11450">thority of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">. Let vs not therefore put our trust or confidence in
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-320"><bkdv3 n="11451">the Saints or Martyrs that be dead. Let vs not call vpon them, nor de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-321"><bkdv3 n="11452">sire helpe at their hands: but let vs alwayes lift vp our hearts to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-322"><bkdv3 n="11453">in the name of his deare Sonne <name t="ps">Christ</name>, for whose sake as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-323"><bkdv3 n="11454">promised to heare our prayer, so he will truely performe it. Inuocation
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-324"><bkdv3 n="11455">is a thing proper vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which if wee attribute vnto the Saints,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-325"><bkdv3 n="11456">it soundeth to their reproach, neither can they well beare it at our hands.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-326"><bkdv3 n="11457">When <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> had healed a certaine lame man, which was impotent in his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11458"><cit work="NT. Acts 14.8-18"><f t="r">Acts 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-327"><bkdv3 n="11459">feet, at <f t="r"><name t="pl">Lystra</name><f t="bl">, the people would haue done sacrifice to him and
<f t="r"><name t="ps">Barnabas</name><f t="bl">:
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-328"><bkdv3 n="11460">who renting their clothes, refused it, and exhorted them to worship the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-329"><bkdv3 n="11461">true <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Likewise in the Reuelation, when Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> fell before

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11462"><cit work="NT. Revelations 19.10, 22.8-9"><f t="r">Apoc. 19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-330"><bkdv3 n="11463">the Angels feet to worship him, the Angel would not permit him to doe it,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-331"><bkdv3 n="11464">but commanded him that he should worship <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Which examples
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-332"><bkdv3 n="11465">declare vnto vs, that the Saints and Angels in heauen, will not haue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-333"><bkdv3 n="11466">vs to doe any honour vnto them, that is due and proper vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-334"><bkdv3 n="11467">Hee onely is our Father, he onely is omnipotent, hee onely knoweth and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-335"><bkdv3 n="11468">vnderstandeth all things, hee onely can helpe vs at all times, and in all
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-336"><bkdv3 n="11469">places, he suffereth the sunne to shine vpon the good and the bad, hee see{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-337"><bkdv3 n="11470">deth the yong rauens that crie vnto him, hee saueth both man and beast,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-338"><bkdv3 n="11471">he will not that any one hayre of our head shall perish: but is alwayes
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-339"><bkdv3 n="11472">ready to helpe and preserue all them that put their trust in him, according
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-340"><bkdv3 n="11473">as he hath promised, saying, Before they call, I will answer, and whiles

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11474"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 65.24"><f t="r">Esai 65.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-341"><bkdv3 n="11475">they speake, I will heare. Let vs not therefore any thing mistrust his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-342"><bkdv3 n="11476">goodnesse, let vs not feare to come before the throne of his mercy, let vs
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-343"><bkdv3 n="11477">not seeke the ayd and helpe of Saints, but let vs come boldly our selues,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-344"><bkdv3 n="11478">nothing doubting but <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for <name t="ps">Christs</name> sake, in whom hee is well plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-345"><bkdv3 n="11479">sed, will heare vs without a spokes-man, and accomplish our desire in all
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-346"><bkdv3 n="11480">such things as shall be agreeable to his most holy will. So sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chry{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-347"><bkdv3 n="11481">sostome</name><f t="bl">, an ancient Doctour of the Church, and so must wee stedfastly

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="11482"><cit work="Chrysostome, `6 Hom. de Profectu. Evang.'">Chrysost. 6.
<bkdv3 n="11483">hom de pro{\-}
<bkdv3 n="11484">fectu.Euang. <f t="bl"><lang t="l"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-348"><bkdv3 n="11485">beleeue, not because he sayth it, but much more because it is the doctrine
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-349"><bkdv3 n="11486">of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe, who hath promised that if wee pray to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-350"><bkdv3 n="11487">the Father in his name, we shall certainely be heard, both to the reliefe of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-351"><bkdv3 n="11488">our necessities, and also to the saluation of our soules, which he hath pur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-352"><bkdv3 n="11489">chased vnto vs, not with gold or siluer, but with his pretious bloud, shed
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-353"><bkdv3 n="11490">once for all vpon the Crosse.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-354"><bkdv3 n="11491">To him therefore, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, three per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.2-355"><bkdv3 n="11492">sons and one <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, be all honour, prayse, |&| glory, for euer |&| euer. Amen.

</ttdv3>

<bkdv3 n="11493"><fw t="catch">{P} <f t="r">The</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="118" sig="Kk5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="11494"><fw t=page>118</fw>

<ttdv3 n="3" t="part">

<hr>
<heading>
<bkdv3 n="11495">{P} <f t="r"> The third part of the Homilie concerning
<bkdv3 n="11496"><f t="i">Prayer. <f t="bl">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-356"><bkdv3 n="11497"><f t="bk">Y<f t="bl">E were taught in the other part of this Sermon, vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-357"><bkdv3 n="11498">whom ye ought to direct your prayers in time of need and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-358"><bkdv3 n="11499">necessity, that is to wit, not vnto Angels or Saints, but
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-359"><bkdv3 n="11500">vnto the eternall and euerliuing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who because hee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-360"><bkdv3 n="11501">is mercifull, is alwayes ready to heare vs, when we call
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-361"><bkdv3 n="11502">vpon him in true and perfect fayth. And because hee is
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-362"><bkdv3 n="11503">omnipotent, he can easily performe and bring to passe, the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-363"><bkdv3 n="11504">thing that we request to haue at his hands. To doubt of his power, it
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-364"><bkdv3 n="11505">were a plaine point of infidelity, and cleane against the doctrine of the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-365"><bkdv3 n="11506">holy Ghost, which teacheth that hee is all in all. And as touching his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-366"><bkdv3 n="11507">good will in this behalfe, we haue expresse testimonies in Scripture, how
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-367"><bkdv3 n="11508">that he will helpe vs, and also deliuer vs, if wee call vpon him in time of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11509"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.15"><f t="r">Psal.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-368"><bkdv3 n="11510">trouble. So that in both these respects, we ought rather to call vpon him
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-369"><bkdv3 n="11511">then vpon any other. Neither ought any man therefore to doubt to come
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-370"><bkdv3 n="11512">boldly vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, because he is a sinner. For the Lord (as the Prophet

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11513"><cit work="OT. Psalms 107.1"><f t="r">Psal 107.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-371"><bkdv3 n="11514"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> sayth) is gracious and mercifull, yea, his mercy and goodnesse en{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11515"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 1.16"><f t="r">1.Tim.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-372"><bkdv3 n="11516">dureth for euer. He that sent his owne sonne into the world to saue sin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-373"><bkdv3 n="11517">ners, will hee not also heare sinners, if with a true penitent heart and a

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11518"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.9"><f t="r">1.Iohn 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-374"><bkdv3 n="11519">stedfast fayth they pray vnto him? Yes, if wee acknowledge our sinnes,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-375"><bkdv3 n="11520"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is faithfull and iust to forgiue vs our sinnes, and to cleanse vs
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-376"><bkdv3 n="11521">from all vnrighteousnesse, as we are plainely taught by the examples of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-377"><bkdv3 n="11522"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid, Peter, Mary Magdalene</name><f t="bl">, the Publicane, and diuers other. And
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-378"><bkdv3 n="11523">whereas we must needes vse the helpe of some mediatour and intercessor,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-379"><bkdv3 n="11524">let vs content our selues with him, that is the true and onely Mediatour
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-380"><bkdv3 n="11525">of the new Testament, namely the Lord and Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11526"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.1-2"><f t="r">1.Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-381"><bkdv3 n="11527">For as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> saith, If any man sinne, we haue an aduocate with
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-382"><bkdv3 n="11528">the Father, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, the righteous, who is the propitiation for our

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11529"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.5-6"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-383"><bkdv3 n="11530">sinnes. And Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> in his first Epistle to Timothie, saith, There is
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-384"><bkdv3 n="11531">one <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and one mediatour betweene <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man, euen the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-385"><bkdv3 n="11532">man <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, who gaue himselfe a ransome for all men, to be a testi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-386"><bkdv3 n="11533">monie in due time.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-387"><bkdv3 n="11534">Now after this doctrine established, you shall bee instructed for what
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-388"><bkdv3 n="11535">kinde of things, and what kinde of persons ye ought to make your prayers
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-389"><bkdv3 n="11536">vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. It greatly behoueth all men, when they pray, to consider
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-390"><bkdv3 n="11537">well and diligently with themselues what they aske and require at Gods
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-391"><bkdv3 n="11538">hands, lest if they desire that thing which they ought not, their petitions
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-392"><bkdv3 n="11539">be made voyd, and of none effect. There came on a time vnto <f t="r"><name t="ps">Agesilaus</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-393"><bkdv3 n="11540">the King, a certaine importunate suter, who requested him in a matter
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-394"><bkdv3 n="11541">earnestly, saying, Sir, and it please your Grace, you did once promise

<bkdv3 n="11542"><fw t="catch">me</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="119" sig="Kk6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="11543"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer.</fw><fw t=page>119</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-395"><bkdv3 n="11544">me. Trueth quoth the king, if it be iust that thou requirest, then I promi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-396"><bkdv3 n="11545">sed thee, otherwise I did onely speake it, and not promise it. The man
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-397"><bkdv3 n="11546">would not bee so answered at the kings hand, but still vrging him more
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-398"><bkdv3 n="11547">and more, said: It becommeth a king to performe the least word hee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-399"><bkdv3 n="11548">hath spoken, yea if hee should onely becke with his head. No more saith
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-400"><bkdv3 n="11549">the king, then it behoueth one that commeth to a king, to speake and aske
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-401"><bkdv3 n="11550">those things which are rightfull and honest. Thus the king cast off this
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-402"><bkdv3 n="11551">vnreasonable and importunate suter.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-403"><bkdv3 n="11552">Now if so great consideration be to be had, when we kneele before an
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-404"><bkdv3 n="11553">earthly king: how much more ought to be had, when we kneele before
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-405"><bkdv3 n="11554">the heauenly King, who is onely delighted with iustice and equitie, nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-406"><bkdv3 n="11555">ther will admit any vaine, foolish, or vniust petition? Therefore it shall
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-407"><bkdv3 n="11556">bee good and profitable, throughly to consider and determine with our
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-408"><bkdv3 n="11557">selues, what things we may lawfully aske of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, without feare of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-409"><bkdv3 n="11558">repulse, and also what kinde of persons wee are bound to commend vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-410"><bkdv3 n="11559"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in our dayly prayers. Two things are chiefly to bee respected in
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-411"><bkdv3 n="11560">euery good and godly mans prayer: His owne necessitie, and the glory of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-412"><bkdv3 n="11561">almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Necessitie belongeth either outwardly to the body,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-413"><bkdv3 n="11562">or else inwardly to the soule. Which part of man, because it is much more
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-414"><bkdv3 n="11563">precious and excellent then the other, therefore wee ought first of all, to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-415"><bkdv3 n="11564">craue such things as properly belong to the saluation thereof: as the gift
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-416"><bkdv3 n="11565">of repentance, the gift of faith, the gift of charitie and good workes, remis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-417"><bkdv3 n="11566">sion and forgiuenesse of sinnes patience in aduersitie, lowlinesse in prospe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-418"><bkdv3 n="11567">rity, |&| such other like fruits of the spirit, as hope, loue, ioy, peace, long suf{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11568"><cit work="NT. Galatians 5.22-23"><f t="r">Galath 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-419"><bkdv3 n="11569">fering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, meekenesse, and temperancie, which things
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-420"><bkdv3 n="11570"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> requireth of all them that professe themselues to be his children,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-421"><bkdv3 n="11571">saying vnto them in this wise., Let your light so shine before men, that

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11572"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.16"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-422"><bkdv3 n="11573">they may see your good workes, and glorifie your Father which is in hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-423"><bkdv3 n="11574">uen, And in another place also hee saith, Seeke first the Kingdome of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11575"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.33"><f t="r">Matth.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-424"><bkdv3 n="11576"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and his righteousnesse, and then all other things shall bee giuen
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-425"><bkdv3 n="11577">vnto you. Wherein he putteth vs in minde, that our chiefe and greatest
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-426"><bkdv3 n="11578">care ought to bee for those things which pertaine to the health and safe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-427"><bkdv3 n="11579">gard of the soule, because we haue here (as the Apostle saith) no continu{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11580"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 13.14"><f t="r">Hebr.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-428"><bkdv3 n="11581">ing citie, but doe seeke after another in the world to come.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-429"><bkdv3 n="11582">Now when wee haue sufficiently prayed for things belonging to the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-430"><bkdv3 n="11583">soule, then may wee lawfully and with safe conscience, pray also for our
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-431"><bkdv3 n="11584">bodily necessities, as meate, drinke, clothing, health of body, deliuerance
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-432"><bkdv3 n="11585">out of prison, good lucke in our dayly affaires, and so forth, according as
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-433"><bkdv3 n="11586">wee shall haue neede. Whereof, what better example can wee desire to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-434"><bkdv3 n="11587">haue, then of <name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe, who taught his disciples, and all other Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-435"><bkdv3 n="11588">stian men, first to pray for heauenly things, and afterward for earthly
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-436"><bkdv3 n="11589">things, as is to bee seene in that prayer which hee left vnto his Church,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11590"><cit work="NT. Matthew 6.9-13"><f t="r">Matth.6.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11591"><cit work="Luke 11.2-4">Luke 11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-437"><bkdv3 n="11592">commonly called the Lords prayer? In the third booke of Kings and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-438"><bkdv3 n="11593">third Chapter it is written, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> appeared by night in a dreame
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-439"><bkdv3 n="11594">vnto <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name><f t="bl"> the King, saying, Aske of me whatsoeuer thou wilt, and I
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-440"><bkdv3 n="11595">will giue it thee. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name><f t="bl"> made his humble prayer, and asked a wise and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-441"><bkdv3 n="11596">prudent heart, that might iudge and vnderstand what were good, and

<bkdv3 n="11597"><fw t="catch">what</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="11598"><f t="r"><fw t=page>120</fw><fw t="header">The III.part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-442"><bkdv3 n="11599">what were ill, what were godly, and what were vngodly, what were
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-443"><bkdv3 n="11600">righteous, and what were vnrighteous in the sight of the Lord. It plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-444"><bkdv3 n="11601">sed <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> wonderously that he had asked this thing. And <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> said vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-445"><bkdv3 n="11602">to him, Because thou hast requested this word, and hast not desired many
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-446"><bkdv3 n="11603">dayes and long yeeres vpon the earth, neither abundance of riches and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-447"><bkdv3 n="11604">goods, nor yet the life of thine enemies which hate thee, but hast desired
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-448"><bkdv3 n="11605">wisedome to sit in iudgement: Behold, I haue done vnto thee according
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-449"><bkdv3 n="11606">to thy wordes, I haue giuen thee a wise heart, full of knowledge and vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-450"><bkdv3 n="11607">derstanding, so that there was neuer any like thee before time, neither
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-451"><bkdv3 n="11608">shall bee in time to come. Moreouer I haue, besides this, giuen thee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-452"><bkdv3 n="11609">that which thou hast not required, namely worldly wealth and riches,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-453"><bkdv3 n="11610">princely honour and glory, so that thou shalt therein also passe all kings
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-454"><bkdv3 n="11611">that euer were. Note this example, how <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name><f t="bl"> being put to his choise
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-455"><bkdv3 n="11612">to aske of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whatsoeuer he would, requested not vaine and transito{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-456"><bkdv3 n="11613">rie things, but the high and heauenly treasures of wisdome, and that in so
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-457"><bkdv3 n="11614">doing, hee obtaineth as it were in recompence, both riches and honour.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-458"><bkdv3 n="11615">Wherein is giuen vs to vnderstand, that in our dayly prayers, wee should
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-459"><bkdv3 n="11616">chiefly and principally aske those things which concerne the Kingdome
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-460"><bkdv3 n="11617">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the saluation of our owne soules, nothing doubting but all
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-461"><bkdv3 n="11618">other things shall (according to the promise of <name t="ps">Christ</name>) be giuen vnto vs.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-462"><bkdv3 n="11619">But here we must take heede, that wee forget not that other end whereof
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-463"><bkdv3 n="11620">mention was made before, namely the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Which vnlesse we
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-464"><bkdv3 n="11621">minde, and set before our eyes in making our prayers, we may not looke to
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-465"><bkdv3 n="11622">be heard, or to receiue any thing of the Lord. In the xx. Chapter of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-466"><bkdv3 n="11623"><name t="ps">Matthew</name>, the mother of the two sonnes of <name t="ps">Zebedee</name> came vnto Iesus,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-467"><bkdv3 n="11624">worshipping him, and saying, Grant that my two sonnes may sit in thy
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-468"><bkdv3 n="11625">Kingdome, the one on thy right hand, and the other at thy left hand. In
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-469"><bkdv3 n="11626">this petition she did not respect the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but plainely declared
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-470"><bkdv3 n="11627">the ambition and vaine glory of her owne minde, for which cause she was
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-471"><bkdv3 n="11628">also most worthily repelled, and rebuked at the Lords hand. In like man{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11629"><cit work="NT. Acts 8.18-19"><f t="r">Actes 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-472"><bkdv3 n="11630">ner wee reade in the Actes, of one <f t="r"><name t="ps">Simon Magus</name><f t="bl"> a Sorcerer, how that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-473"><bkdv3 n="11631">hee perceiuing that through laying on of the Apostles hands the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-474"><bkdv3 n="11632">Ghost was giuen, offered them money, saying: Giue mee also this
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-475"><bkdv3 n="11633">power, that on whomsoeuer I lay my hands, hee may receiue the holy
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-476"><bkdv3 n="11634">ghost. In making this request, hee sought not the honour and glory of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-477"><bkdv3 n="11635"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but his owne priuate gaine and lucre, thinking to get great
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-478"><bkdv3 n="11636">store of money by this feate, and therefore it was iustly sayd vnto him:
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-479"><bkdv3 n="11637">Thy money perish with thee, because thou thinkest that the gift of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-480"><bkdv3 n="11638">may be obteined with money. By these and such other examples wee are
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-481"><bkdv3 n="11639">taught, whensoeuer we make our prayers vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, chiefly to respect
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-482"><bkdv3 n="11640">the honour, and glory of his Name. Whereof we haue this generall pre{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11641"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10.31"><f t="r">1.Cor.10.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11642"><cit work="NT. Colossians 3.17">Coloss.3.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11643"><cit work="NT. Matthew 26.39">Matth.26.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11644"><cit work="NT. Luke 22.42">Luke 22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-483"><bkdv3 n="11645">cept in the Apostle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, Whether ye eate or drinke, or whatsoeuer ye doe,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-484"><bkdv3 n="11646">looke that ye doe it to the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Which thing we shall best of all
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-485"><bkdv3 n="11647">doe, if wee follow the example of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, who praying that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-486"><bkdv3 n="11648">the bitter cup of death might passe from him, would not therein haue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-487"><bkdv3 n="11649">his owne will fulfilled, but referred the whole matter to the good will and
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-488"><bkdv3 n="11650">pleasure of his Father.

<bkdv3 n="11651"><fw t="catch">And</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="21" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="121" sig="Ll1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="11652"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer</fw><fw t=page>121</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-489"><bkdv3 n="11653">{P} And hitherto concerning those things, that we may lawfully and bold{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-490"><bkdv3 n="11654">ly aske of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-491"><bkdv3 n="11655">Now it followeth, that wee declare what kinde of persons wee are
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-492"><bkdv3 n="11656">bound in conscience to pray for. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> writing to <name t="ps">Timothie</name>, ex{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11657"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.1-2"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-493"><bkdv3 n="11658">horteth him to make prayers and supplications for all men, exempting
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-494"><bkdv3 n="11659">none, of what degree or state soeuer they bee. In which place he maketh
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-495"><bkdv3 n="11660">mention by name of Kings and Rulers which are in authority, putting
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-496"><bkdv3 n="11661">vs thereby to knowledge how greatly it concerneth the profit of the com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-497"><bkdv3 n="11662">mon wealth, to pray diligently for the higher powers. Neither is it
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-498"><bkdv3 n="11663">without good cause, that hee doeth so often in all his Epistls craue the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11664"><cit work="NT. Colossians 4.3"><f t="r">Coloss.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11665"><cit work="NT. Romans 15.30">Rom.15.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11666"><cit work="NT. 2 Thessalonians 3.1">2.Thess 3.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11667"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 6.19">Ephes.6.</cit><f t="bl">

</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-499"><bkdv3 n="11668">prayers of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people for himselfe. For in so doing, he declareth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-500"><bkdv3 n="11669">to the world, how expedient and needefull it is dayly to call vpon <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-501"><bkdv3 n="11670">for the ministers of his holy Word and Sacraments, that they may haue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-502"><bkdv3 n="11671">the doore of vtterance opened vnto them, that they may truely vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-503"><bkdv3 n="11672">stand the Scriptures, that they may effectually preach the same vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-504"><bkdv3 n="11673">the people, and bring foorth the true fruits thereof, to the example of all
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-505"><bkdv3 n="11674">other.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-506"><bkdv3 n="11675">After this sort did the congregation continually pray for <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> at <name t="pl">Ieru{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11676"><cit work="NT. Acts 12.5"><f t="r">Actes 12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-507"><bkdv3 n="11677">salem</name>, and for <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> among the Gentiles, to the great encrease and furthe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-508"><bkdv3 n="11678">rance of <name t="ps">Christs</name> Gospel. And if we, following their good example herein,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-509"><bkdv3 n="11679">will studie to doe the like, doubtlesse it cannot be expressed, how greatly
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-510"><bkdv3 n="11680">we shall both helpe our selues, and also please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-511"><bkdv3 n="11681">To discourse and run through all degrees of persons, it were too long.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-512"><bkdv3 n="11682">Therefore yee shall briefly take this one conclusion for all: Whomsoeuer
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-513"><bkdv3 n="11683">we are bound by expresse commandement to loue, for those also are wee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-514"><bkdv3 n="11684">bound in conscience to pray. But wee are bound by expresse commande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-515"><bkdv3 n="11685">ment to loue all men as our selues: therefore wee are also bound to pray
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-516"><bkdv3 n="11686">for all men, euen as well as if it were for our selues, notwithstanding
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-517"><bkdv3 n="11687">we know them to bee our extreme and deadly enemies. For so doeth our
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-518"><bkdv3 n="11688">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> plainely teach vs in his Gospel, saying, Loue your ene{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11689"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.44"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-519"><bkdv3 n="11690">mies, blesse them that curse you, doe good to them that hate you, pray for
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-520"><bkdv3 n="11691">them that persecute you, that yee may bee the children of your Father
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-521"><bkdv3 n="11692">which is in heauen. And as hee taught his disciples, so did hee practise

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11693"><cit work="NT. Luke 23.34"><f t="r">Luke 23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-522"><bkdv3 n="11694">himselfe in his life time praying for his enemies vpon the crosse, and desi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-523"><bkdv3 n="11695">ring his Father to forgiue them, because they knew not what they did:
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-524"><bkdv3 n="11696">As did also that holy and blessed Martyr <f t="r"><name t="ps">Steuen</name><f t="bl">, when hee was cruelly

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11697"><cit work="NT. Acts 7.60"><f t="r">Actes 7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-525"><bkdv3 n="11698">stoned to death of the stubburne and stifnecked Iewes: to the example of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-526"><bkdv3 n="11699">all them that will truely and vnfainedly follow their Lord and Master
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-527"><bkdv3 n="11700"><name t="ps">Christ</name> in this miserable and mortall life.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-528"><bkdv3 n="11701">Now to entreate of that question, whether we ought to pray for them
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-529"><bkdv3 n="11702">that are departed out of this world, or no. Wherein, if wee will cleaue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-530"><bkdv3 n="11703">onely vnto the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, then must we needes graunt, that we haue
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-531"><bkdv3 n="11704">no commandement so to doe. For the Scripture doeth acknowledge
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-532"><bkdv3 n="11705">but two places after this life. The one proper to the elect and blessed

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11706"><cit work="NT. Luke 16.19-26"><f t="r">Luke 16<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-533"><bkdv3 n="11707">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">; the other to the reprobate and damned soules, as may be well

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11708"><f t=r"><lang t="l"><cit work="Augustine, `Evange.', bk. 2, quest. 1, cap. 38>Lib.2.
<bkdv3 n="11709">Euange.
<bkdv3 n="11710">qu'st.1.
<bkdv3 n="11711">Cap.38.<lang t="e"><f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-534"><bkdv3 n="11712">gathered, by the parable of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lazarus</name><f t="bl"> and the rich man, which place Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-535"><bkdv3 n="11713"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> expounding, saith in this wise: That which Abraham speaketh

<bkdv3 n="11714"><fw t="sig">Ll</fw><fw t="catch">vnto</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="11715"><f t="r"><fw t=page>122</fw><fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-536"><bkdv3 n="11716">vnto the rich man in <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lukes</name><f t="bl"> Gospel, namely that the iust cannot goe into
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-537"><bkdv3 n="11717">those places where the wicked are tormented: what other things doeth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-538"><bkdv3 n="11718">it signifie, but onely this, that the iust, by reason of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> iudge{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-539"><bkdv3 n="11719">ment, which may not be reuoked, can shew no deede of mercy in helping
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-540"><bkdv3 n="11720">them which after this life are cast into prison, vntill they pay the vtter{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-541"><bkdv3 n="11721">most farthing? These words, as they confound the opinion of helping the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-542"><bkdv3 n="11722">dead by prayer, so they doe cleane confute and take away the vaine errour
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-543"><bkdv3 n="11723">of Purgatory, which is grounded vpon the saying of the Gospel: Thou
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-544"><bkdv3 n="11724">shalt not depart thence, vntill thou hast payed the vttermost farthing.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-545"><bkdv3 n="11725">Now doeth S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> say, that those men which are cast into prison
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-546"><bkdv3 n="11726">after this life, on that condition, may in no wise bee holpen, though wee
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-547"><bkdv3 n="11727">would helpe them neuer so much. And why? Because the sentence of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-548"><bkdv3 n="11728"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is vnchangeable, and cannot be reuoked againe. Therefore let
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-549"><bkdv3 n="11729">vs not deceiue our selues, thinking that either we may helpe other, or o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-550"><bkdv3 n="11730">ther may helpe vs by their good and charitable prayers in time to come.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11731"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 11.3"><f t="r">Eccles.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-551"><bkdv3 n="11732">For as the Preacher saith: When the tree falleth, whether it bee toward
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-552"><bkdv3 n="11733">the South, or toward the North, in what place soeuer the tree falleth,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-553"><bkdv3 n="11734">there it lieth: meaning thereby, that euery mortall man dieth either in the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-554"><bkdv3 n="11735">state of saluation or damnation, according as the words of the Euangelist

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11736"><cit work="NT. John 3.36"><f t="r">Iohn.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-555"><bkdv3 n="11737"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> doe also plainely import, saying: He that beleeueth on the Sonne of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-556"><bkdv3 n="11738"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, hath eternall life: But he that beleeueth not on the Sonne, shall
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-557"><bkdv3 n="11739">neuer see life, but the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> abideth vpon him. Where is then the
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-558"><bkdv3 n="11740">third place which they call Purgatory? or where shall our prayers helpe

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11741"><f t=i"><lang t="l"><cit work="Augustine, `Hypogno.', bk. 5>Lib.5. Hy{\-}
<bkdv3 n="11742">pogno.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11743"><cit work="Chrysostome, `Hib.', 2">Chrysost.in
<bkdv3 n="11744">Hib.2.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11745"><cit work="Cyprian, `Homil. 5' in `Contra Demetrianum'">Homil.5.in
<bkdv3 n="11746">Cyprian.
<bkdv3 n="11747">contra De{\-}
<bkdv3 n="11748">metrianum. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-559"><bkdv3 n="11749">and profit the dead? S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl"> doth onely acknowledge two places
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-560"><bkdv3 n="11750">after this life, heauen |&| hell: As for the third place, he doth plainly denie
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-561"><bkdv3 n="11751">that there is any such to be found in all Scripture. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrysostome</name><f t="bl"> likewise
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-562"><bkdv3 n="11752">is of this minde, that vnlesse wee wash away our sinnes in this present
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-563"><bkdv3 n="11753">world, we shall finde no comfort afterward. And S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cyprian</name><f t="bl"> saith, that
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-564"><bkdv3 n="11754">after death, repentance and sorrow of paine shall bee without fruit, wee{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-565"><bkdv3 n="11755">ping also shalbe in vaine, and prayer shall be to no purpose. Therefore he
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-566"><bkdv3 n="11756">counselleth all men to make prouision for themselues while they may, be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-567"><bkdv3 n="11757">cause when they are once departed out of this life, there is no place for re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-568"><bkdv3 n="11758">pentance, nor yet for satisfaction.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-569"><bkdv3 n="11759">Let these and such other places be sufficient to take away the grosse
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-570"><bkdv3 n="11760">errour of Purgatory out of our heads, neither let vs dreame any more,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-571"><bkdv3 n="11761">&that; the soules of the dead are any thing at all holpen by our prayers: But as
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-572"><bkdv3 n="11762">the Scripture teacheth vs, let vs thinke that the soule of man passing out
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-573"><bkdv3 n="11763">of the body, goeth straight wayes either to heauen, or else to hell, whereof
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-574"><bkdv3 n="11764">the one needeth no prayer, and the other is without redemption. The on{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-575"><bkdv3 n="11765">ly Purgatory wherein we must trust to be saued, is the death and bloud
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-576"><bkdv3 n="11766">of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, which if we apprehend with a true and stedfast faith, it purgeth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-577"><bkdv3 n="11767">and cleanseth vs from all our sinnes, euen as well as if hee were now

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11768"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.7"><f t="r">1.Iohn.1.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="11769"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 9.14">Heb.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-578"><bkdv3 n="11770">hanging vpon the Crosse. The bloud of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, hath
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-579"><bkdv3 n="11771">cleansed vs from all sinne. The bloud of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, hath
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-580"><bkdv3 n="11772">purged our consciences from dead workes, to serue the liuing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Al{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11773"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 10.10"><f t="r">Heb.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-581"><bkdv3 n="11774">so in another place hee sayth, Wee bee sanctified and made holy by the offe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-582"><bkdv3 n="11775">ring vp of the body of <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> done once for all. Yea hee addeth

<bkdv3 n="11776"><fw t="catch">more</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="123" sig="Ll2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="11777"><fw t="header"><f t="r">concerning Prayer.</fw><fw t=page>123</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-583"><bkdv3 n="11778">more, saying, With the one oblation of his blessed body |&| pretious bloud,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11779"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 10.14"><f t="i"><lang t="l">Ibidem. <f t="bl"><lang t=e></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-584"><bkdv3 n="11780">he hath made perfect for euer and euer all them that are sanctified. This
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-585"><bkdv3 n="11781">then is that Purgatory, wherein all Christian men put their whole trust
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-586"><bkdv3 n="11782">and confidence, nothing doubting, but if they truely repent them of their
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-587"><bkdv3 n="11783">sinnes, and die in perfect fayth, that then they shall foorthwith passe from
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-588"><bkdv3 n="11784">death to life. If this kinde of purgation will not serue them, let them
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-589"><bkdv3 n="11785">neuer hope to be released by other mens prayers, though they should con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-590"><bkdv3 n="11786">tinue therein vnto the worlds end. He that cannot be saued by fayth in
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-591"><bkdv3 n="11787"><name t="ps">Christs</name> bloud, how shall he looke to bee deliuered by mans intercessions?
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-592"><bkdv3 n="11788">Hath <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> more respect to man on earth, then hee hath to <name t="ps">Christ</name> in
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-593"><bkdv3 n="11789">heauen? If any man sinne (sayth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">) we haue an aduocate with

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="11790"><cit work="NT. 1 John 2.1"><f t="r">1. Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-594"><bkdv3 n="11791">the Father, euen <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> the righteous, and hee is the propitiation
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-595"><bkdv3 n="11792">for our sinnes. But we must take heed that wee call vpon this aduocate
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-596"><bkdv3 n="11793">while wee haue space giuen vs in this life, lest when wee are once dead,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-597"><bkdv3 n="11794">there bee no hope of saluation left vnto vs. For as euery man sleepeth
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-598"><bkdv3 n="11795">with his owne cause, so euery man shall rise againe with his owne cause.
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-599"><bkdv3 n="11796">And looke in what state he dieth, in the same state he shall bee also iudged,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-600"><bkdv3 n="11797">whether it bee to salutation or damnation. Let vs not therefore dreame
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-601"><bkdv3 n="11798">either of Purgatory, or of prayer for the soules of them that be dead: but
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-602"><bkdv3 n="11799">let vs earnestly and diligently pray for them which are expresly comman{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-603"><bkdv3 n="11800">ded in holy Scripture, namely for Kings and Rulers, for Ministers of
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-604"><bkdv3 n="11801"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy word and Sacraments, for the Saints of this world, o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-605"><bkdv3 n="11802">therwise called the faythfull: to be short, for all men liuing, be they neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-606"><bkdv3 n="11803">so great enemies to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and his people, as Iewes, Turkes, Pagans,
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-607"><bkdv3 n="11804">Infidels, Heretikes, |&|c. Then shall we truely fulfill the commandement
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-608"><bkdv3 n="11805">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in that behalfe, and plainely declare our selues to bee the true
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-609"><bkdv3 n="11806">children of our heauenly Father, who suffereth the Sunne to shine vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-610"><bkdv3 n="11807">the good and the bad, and the raine to fall vpon the iust and the vniust:
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-611"><bkdv3 n="11808">For which and all other benefits most abundantly bestowed vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-612"><bkdv3 n="11809">mankind from the beginning, let vs giue him hearty
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-613"><bkdv3 n="11810">thankes, as we are most bound, and prayse his
<ttdv4 n="II.7.3-614"><bkdv3 n="11811">Name for euer and euer. Amen.
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