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they love to pray ftanding in the synagogues, and in the corners of the ftreets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their feward.
5 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
the hypocritical Pharisees,who choose to say their pretended private Prayers in the streets and places of common concourse, that they may be seen and applauded by Men. I tell you assuredly, this shall be their only Reward, and they must expect no other from God. 6. But when you put up your private Prayers to God; let each one retire alone into his Closet, and shut himself up ; and God, who heareth your most secret Petitions, will openly reward your Piety and Devotion. 7. Only when you pray, do not use a multitude of Words and vain Repetitions, as is usual among the Heathens. For they pray in such a manner, as if God regarded the labour of the outward A&tion, more than the inward Affection pf the Mind, or could be persuaded and prevailed upon by a
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8 Be not yetherefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye : Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy naille,
things, and the most bountiful ** * * * * Benefactor of those who Fear of . and Obey thee, Grant that . . . . all reasonable Creatures, who . . . . . . . . are capable of understanding the greatness and glory of thy ". . . Attributes , may unfeignedly to . . admire and adore thee; and to expres; their Peneration awd Praises of thee, in ways most . . . . ... Juitable to the Condition of is -, 5. their Mature and the Discoweries of thy Will. lo. Grant that all Mankind may come to the know. ledge and belief of thy true Religion : That the Kingdom of Christ, may be extended as * ver all the Earth; and the eternal Laws of Godliness, Righteousness, Charity and Sobriety, be established through the mhole World. Grant that
1" is voo ori, o lo 1o Thy kingdom come... Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
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11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive lls our debts, as We forgive our debters.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil : for thine is the kingdom , and the Tower,and the glory, for ever. Amen.
al, who profess this thy true Religion, may live in perfect Obedience to the Laws ther& of 3 and that Men, as the infirmity of their Mature will permit, may obey thee with proportionable Sincerity and Constancy, as do the Spirits of the to: in Heaven. 11. Bestow upon us every day, through the remaining part of our Liver, as many of the things of this present World, as may be sufficient for our necessary Subsoftence, and for the useful and innocent Conveniencer of Life. 12. Forgive us our Sins, and withhold the Punishments which we have thereby deserved: In like manner as we freely and heartily forgive all those Injuries and Offences, which have by others been done #0 (£6. 13. Take from us the Causes and Occasions of Temptations, or else deliver us from the power of them: That we may
not be moved, either with the enticements of Riches, Honours,
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dition forgive you your Sins.
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 of Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance : for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward.
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17 But thou,when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face :
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18 That thou apPear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is insecret; and thy Father which seethin secret,
15. But if ye will not forgive one anothen, be assured, that neither will God be moved by any Prayers or Entreaties to forgive you.
16. "I Again, when ye Fast, be not like the hypocritical Pharisees, who put on sad and mournful Looks, going about in mean and sordid Garments and with unwashed Faces, that they may appear to Men to be wonderfully Devout, and may be applauded for the strićtness and severity of their Fast. I tell you as: suredly this shall be their only Reward, and they must expect no other from God.
17. But when you fast, appear to Men as at other times; Put on no mournful Looks, and make no