They rest not day and night, saying, Holy,
Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come: and when
those beasts giveglory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne,
who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before
him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever.
Rev. iv. 8, 9, 10.
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. Deut.
xxxii. 40. I exhort therefore,
that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of
thanks, be made for all men; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godlines and honesty. 1
Tim. ii. 1, 2. Be
careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil.
... We humbly beseech thee most mercifully (to accept our alms and oblations, and) to receive receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; ...
I humbly beseech thee that I may find grace
in thy sight. 2 Sam.
xvi. 4. Serving the Lord
with all humility of mind. Acts.
xx. 19. After many years
I came to bring alms to my nation and offerings. Acts
xxiv. 17. To do good and
to communicate forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Heb. xii. 16.
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in
all good things. Gal. vi.
6. The Lord remember all thy
offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice. Psal.
xx. 1, 3. God is not unrighteous
to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his
name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Heb.
vi. 10. The king shall
answer and say unto them, Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done
it unto one o the least of these my breatheren, ye have done it unto me.
Matt. xxv. 40.
The Lord will receive my prayer. Psal.
... beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord; ...
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matt.
xxviii. 19, 20. I lay down
my life for the sheep: and other sheep I have, which are not of this fold;
them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be
one fold, and one shepherd. John.
x. 15, 16. Sanctify them
through thy truth; thy word is truth. Neither pray I for these alone;
but for them also which shall believe on me through their word, that they
all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us. John
xvii. 17, 20, 21. When
He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth. John
xvi. 13. I therefore the
prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith
ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing
one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the
bond of peace; there is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called
in one hope of your calling. Eph.
iv. 1 to 4. By this shall
all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John xiii. 35.
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved; for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness,
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Rom.
x. 9, 10. Every spirit
that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God; whosoever
shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he
in God. 1 John iv.
2, 3, 15. Now I beseech you,
bretheren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the
same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly
joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement. 1
Cor. i. 10. Can two
walk together, except they be agreed ?
Amos iii. 3. Be prerfect,
be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love,
and peace shall be with you.
2 Cor. xii. 11.
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love,
if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my
joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord,
of one mind: let nothing be done through strife or vainglory.
Phil. ii. 1, 2, 3.
Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded; and if in any
thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal this unto you: nevertheless,
whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us
mind the same thing. Phil.
iii. 15, 16.
... We beseech thee also to lead all nations in the way of righteousness; and so to guide and direct their governors and rulers, that thy people may enjoy the blessings of freedom and peace: And grant unto thy servant ELIZABETH our Queen, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the maintenance ot thy true religion and virtue.
And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him
whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people
? and all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
Sam. x. 24. It is
he that giveth salvation unto kings; who delivereth David his servant from
the hurtful sword. Psal.
cxliv. 10. Give the king
thy judgements, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
Psal. lxxii. 1.
I exhort, that prayers be made for kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1 Tim. ii. 1, 2.
Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude o, counsellors
there is safety. Prov.
xi. 14. Moreover thou shalt
provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth,
hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands,
and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens; and let
them judge the people at all seasons.
Exod. xviii. 21, 22.
Ye shall not respect persons in judgement, but ye shall hear the small
as well as the great, ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the
judgement is God's. Deut.
i. 17. Rulers are not a terror
to good works, but to the evil; he is a minister of God to thee for good:
but if thou do that which is evil, be afraid, for he beareth not the sword
in vain; for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon
him that doeth evil. Rom.
xiii. 3, 4. Submit yourselves
to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the king,
as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the
punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
1 Peter ii. 13,
Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops,
Priests, and Deacons, (and especially to thy servant N. our Bishop),
that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and living
Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments: ...
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