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PRAYERS, for CHILDREN, and the weakest of. Riper Years.

HAT is your name?

I. Question. WH Anfwer.

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II. Q. Who gave you this name?

A. My Godfathers and Godmothers when I was Chriften'd.

III. Q. What were you made when you were Christen'd?

A. Then I was made a Christian, and God's belongs to child, and an heir of heaven a. Chrift.

a. Gal. iii.

26,27,29. b. Pet. I

iii. 21. c. Mark

IV. Q. What must you do to be a Christian, and God's child, and an heir of heaven?

A. I must leave all naughtinefs b, and believe God's Word c, and do all that God commands me d: xvi. 15,16. as my Godfathers and Godmothers promis'd for d. Matth. me, when I was chriften'd.

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V. Q. What

V. Q. What is God's Word that you


believe of

A. I believe God is our kind Father, and the Mighty Lord and Maker of all the world e.

VI. Q. What is God's Word that you believe of

Jefus Chrift?

f. John xx. 31. Becaufe he is God's own Son. Therefore he is God, John i. 1. ch. v. 17, 18. But he is in a

wonderful manner the

fame God that his Father is, Rev. i. 8, 11, 17. And his Father. does all things by him, 1 Cor. viii. 6. Ephef. iii. 9. g. Matth. i. 18,


22, 23. So he is also a b. 1 Cor. xv. 3. And was buried; that

he went down into hell: that is, he went into the condition of the dead in the grave. Pfalm lxxxix, 47, in the Common Prayer Book. The plain meaning is, notwithstanding he was alive again fo foon, he was in his


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A. I believe Jefus Chrift is God's own Son, and our Lord f.

I believe he was, by the
power of the Holy Ghoft,
bred and born of a Virgin g.

I believe he died nail'd to a
Crofs for our faults b.

I believe he was alive again
within three days i.

I believe he went up into heaven, and is at God's right hand k, a praying for us /; and is King over all the world, takeing care of us m.

And I believe he will come
at the end of the world to
bring all God's children to hea-
ven, and to fend all naughty
people into everlasting fire n.

grave truly dead without his Soul. John xix. 33, 34, 35. The
water fhew'd that he was wounded at the heart, and therefore
truly dead. i. 1 Cor. xv. 4.
k. Mark xvi. 19. 1. Heb. vii,
25. m. Matthew xxviii. 18, 19, 20. Rev. ii. & iii. Chap.
n. Matth. xxv. 31 to the end.

VII. Q. What is God's Word that you believe of the Holy Ghost?

e. Heb. xi.

3, 6.

0. 1 Cor. ii. 10, II. Therefore he is God; (Acts v. 3, 4. 1 Cor.

A. I believe the Holy Ghoft, God's own Spirit o does help all God's children to do all

vi. 19.) as a man's fpi- that God commands p.

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rit is the man himself. So the Holy Ghoft is the fame God
that the Father and the Son are. 2 Cor. iii. 17. They are
three Perfons, but one God. Matth. xxviii. 19.
xx. 3.
p. Luke xi. 13. Ephef. v. 9. God the Father and Jefus Chrift
do fend to us the Holy Ghoft, John xv. 26.

And they do, and fpeak all things by him, Job. xxvi. 13.
John xvi. 13, 14, 15,

VIII. Q. What is God's word that you believe of God's children?

4. Mark xvi. 15, 16,
None that do or may
know the Truth can be

fav'd without it. r. Acts
ii, 42, 44, 45, 46.
Heb. x. 24, 25, chap.

i. 13.
147 1 Cor. xv. 3.

s. Luke xxiv.

t. John v. 28, 29.

A. I believe we must be all true Chriftians q, and ferve God lovingly together, and do good to one another r.

faults for the fake of Chrift's I believe God forgives all our dying for us s.

I believe God will at the end

of the world take us out of our graves t.

And I belive we fhall live and be bleffed for

ever and ever in heaven u.

1 Pet.i.


IX. Q. What is God's word that our Souls when we die?


believe of

x. Luke xxiii. 43.

2 Cor. v. 1 to 9.

y. Luke xvi. 22, 23.

A. I believe when we die

God takes the fouls of his chil

dren into heaven x; and fends

the fouls of naughty people into hell y.

X. Q. How must you believe God's word?

A. I muft believe God's word fo as to do all

z. Fam.ii.that he commands me z.


19. 20.

XI. Q. What

XI. Q. What does God command you to do? A. God commands me to love him with all my heart, and with all my might; and to love every a. Matth, body as well as I would have him love me a. xxii. 36 to XII. Q. What does God command you to do for the Love of him?

b. Levit. xx. 6. Deut. xviii. 10 to 15. c. Mark xvi. 15, 16. d. Matth. x. 28 to 34. e. Matth. x. 37, 38, 39. f. Pfalm xcv. 6. 8. 1 Thef. v. 17, 18. 1 Tim. v. 5. 2 Tim. i. 3. b.Prov. ii. 5, 6, Jer. xvii. Mark. x. 24. 5: i. Pfalm. cxi. 9. k. Ezek. xliv 23. 1. 2 Pet. i. 5. ch. iii.

17, 18.

m. Gen. xviii. 19. Deut. vi. 7.

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1. Commandment.

A. God commands me not
to ferve the devil b; to be-
lieve God's word c; to fear d,
and love him more than all e;
to kneel down with fear f, and
give him thanks, and pray to
and night gi
him for all good, every day
and night g; to put all my
truft in him b; to have a great
regard to his Name i; and all
things that belong to him k
and carefully to learn and do
his Word more and more as
long as I livel; and carefully

to teach all that belong to me m.

XIII. Q. What else does God command you to do for the love of him?

n. Deut. iv. 15 to 19. 0. Levit. x. 1, 2, 3.. p. Matth. v. 33 to 38. James v. 12. Lying brings us to forfwearing and vain fwearing 1. Except works of holy days; as works of mercy, (Matth. xii. 11, 12, 13.) and neceffity, (Luke xiii. 15.)

11. A. God commands me not to ferve him with pictures; nor to serve him any wrong way 0.

III. Not to forfwear my self, nor to fwear in talking, nor to lie


IV. And to do no work on the Lord's day q; but to

and dreffing meat for the day; (Exod. xii. 16.) but not making bread, chap. xvi. 5, 23.


r. Luke iv. 16. Acts xx. 7. Rev. i. 10. The Lord's day is a day for the Service of the Lord.

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I muft ferve God at church morn

ing and evening, (Luke i. 10. compar'd with Exod. xxx. 7, 8. Acts ii. 15. and chap. iii. 1. compar'd with Exod. xxix. 38, 39.) if I can, every day; (Luke ii. 37. Acts ii. 46.) then to be fure every Lord's day and holy day. s. The duty of every day; then much more of the Lord's day.

See Question 12, note g.

XIV. Q. What does God command you to do for the love of every body?

t. Lev. xix. 3. 2. Col. iii. 18 to 23.

Heb. xiii. 17. 1 Pet.ii.

13, 14, 18. chap. v. 5; 5: x. 1 Tim. v. 4: I muft

fuccour them in their

need, with the beft. I
have, and in the best
place in my house.
3. Lev. xix. 32.
Rom. xii. 10.

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z. Heb. 12. 14. Juft
and neceffary correc-

tions, punishments, de-
fending our felves, and
wars are not forbidden,
a. Lev. xix. 17, 18.
b. Matth. v. 22.
c. Matth. v. 43, 44..
d. Matth. v. 28, 29, 30.
Epb. v. 3 to 8.

e. Deut. xxi. 18 to 22.

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v. A. God commands me to love and fear t my Father and my Mother, and all that have any power over me, and to do as they bid me; and to fuccour my Father and Mother x; and to pay respect to all my betters y:

VI. To hurt or vex no body z; to have no spite nor hatred in my heart a; nor to be angry without a cause b; but to love and forgive every body, friend and foe c. 11

vii. To do no whoredom, nor any wantonnefs in word or deed, art in or deed, or in my heart d; nor to be a glutton nor drunk e

Luke xxi. 34. Gluttony and drunkenness bring us to whoredom.

XV. Q. What else does God command you to do for the love of every body?

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f. 1 Cor. vi. 8,9,10. g. Lev. xix. 35, 36. b. Eph. iv. 28.

VIII. A. God commands me not to fteal nor cheat f; but to be honeft g, and give to the poor b:


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