Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid;...

I am the Almighty God, walk before me, and be thou perfect. Gen. xvii. 1    I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Job. xlii. 2  Thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men.  1 Kings viii. 39    Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hid from thee. Psal. xxxviii. 9   I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them. Ezek. xi. 5     The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 1 Corr. iii. 20    The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 1 Sam. ii. 3   I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jer. xvii. 10     And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts. 1 Chron. xxviii. 9    Shall not God search this out ? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Psal. xliv. 21    Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight, but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Heb. iv. 13    Jesus knew their thoughts.  Matt. xii. 25    Jesus needed not that any should testify of man; for he knew what was in man.  John ii. 24, 25    O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me; thou knowest my down sitting and mine up-rising, thou understandest my thought afar off: thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art aquainted with all my ways: for there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Psal. cxxxix. 1 to 4 - see also, Job xxxiv. 32

...Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,...

There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.  Job xxxii. 8    Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts.  Matt. xv. 19    Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.   James iv. 8    Who can say, I have made my heart clean ?  Prov. xx. 9    Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me: cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me: restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Psal. li. 2. 10, 11, 12    Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Psal. cxxxix. 23, 24 - see also, Heb. x. 22 - 1 Cor. iii. 3

...that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.   Matt. xxii. 37    If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen.   1 John iv. 20    For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.  1 John v. 3    He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him, herein is our love made perfect.   1 John iv. 16, 17    Take good heed unto yourselves, that you love the Lord your God.  Joshua xxiii. 11    If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.  Psal. lxvi. 18    I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgements; my lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.   Psal. cxix. 7. 171    And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.  Luke i. 46, 47 - see also, Deut. vi. 5 - Acts xix. 17

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