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

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I. Queftion. WH Anfwer.

II. Q. Who gave you this name?

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

HAT is your name?

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

One that

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

a. Gal. iii.

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

26,27,29. b. Pet. I iii. 21.

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

xxviii. 19,


V. Q. What


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

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 Fa

he went down into hell:

ther 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 man. b. 1 Cor. xv. 3. And was buried; that 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 heaven, and to fend all naughty people into everlasting fire n.

e. Heb. xi.

3, 6.

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. n. Matth. xxv. 31 to the end.

Rev. ii. & iii. Chap.

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

s. 1 Pet.i. 3.4.

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

.. 1 Cor. ii. 10, II. Therefore he is God; (Acts v. 3, 4. 1 Cor. vi. 19.) as a man's fpirit 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. Exodus 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?

q. 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.

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

Heb. x. 24, 25. chap.

s. Luke xxiv.

iii. 13.
147 1 Cor. xv. 3.
t. John v. 28, 29.

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.

believe of

x. Luke xxiii. 43. A. I believe when we die 2 Cor. v. 1 to 9. God takes the fouls of his chil'y. Luke xvi. 22, 23. dren into heaven x; and fends the fouls of naughty people into hell y.

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


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

A. I must believe God's word fo as to do all z. Jam.ii.that he commands me z.

19. 20.

XI. Q. What

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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 41.
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.
g. Thef. v. 17, 18.
1 Tim. v. 5. 2 Tim. i. 3.
b.Prov. iii. 5, 6, Jer.
xvii. Mark. x. 24.
i. Pfalm. cxi. 9.
k. Ezek. xliv 23.
1. 2 Pet. i. 5. ch. iii.
17, 18.

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

1. Commandment.

A. God commands me not
to serve the devil b; to be-
lieve God's word c; to fear d,
and love him more than alle;
to kneel down with fear ƒ, and
give him thanks, and pray to
him for all good, every day
and night g
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?

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

n. Deut. iv. I 5 to
o. Levit. x. 1, 2, 3..
p. Matib. v. 33 to 38.
James v. 12. Lying
brings us to forfwear-
ing and vain swearing.
4. Except works of
holy days; as works
of mercy, (Matth. xii.
11, 12, 13.) and ne-
ceffity, (Luke xiii. 15.)

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

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.

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

I must ferve God at church morning 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 Queftion 12, note g.

10 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..
x. 1 Tim. v. 4: I muft
fuccour them in their

need, with the best I

have, and in the best
place in my house.
J. Lev. xix. 32.
Rom. xii. 10.


v. A. God commands me to love and fear 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 fpite 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.

vii. To do no whoredom, nor any wantonnefs in word


c. Matth. v. 43, 44.

d. Matth. v. 28, 29, 30. or deed, or in my heart d;


Epb. v. 3 to 8..

e. Deut. xxi. 18 to 22.

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?

ferve God at church r, and at home s.

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z. Heb. 12. 14. Juft
and neceffary correc-
tions, punishments, de-
fending our selves, and
wars are not forbidden,
a. Lev. xix. 17, 18.
b. Matth. v. 22.

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


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