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down banks and Ramparts, Walls and Bridges, yea overwhelming Houses and Towns,to the ruine of many poor Families in divers places, and also how it drowns many Sheep and Oxen with such like helpless and profitable Creatures, as can make no resistance against the furies thereof. Lastly, it occasions the Death of many Men also, for while the floods prevail, they befiege those whose Habitations are more depressed, whereby fome of them are cut off from all possibility of succour, and reduced to the sad Choicc either to drown or ftarve:And many poor

Travellers, whose urgent affairs make them bold to aslay the untryed Floods are swallowed up in the Waves, and end their journeys and their Lives together. Nor is all the danger over when the waters ccafe, for after much Rain and great Inundations, corrupted Air and great Mortality frequently doth ensue, and those who escaped the waters may fall by this unseen Dart.

II. Therefore having well weighed all these aggravating Circumstances, let us consider what Remedy there is in thisCafe.Certain it is, that no Humane Power can stay the Clouds. It is God alone can make the Rain to cease, as he only makes it to begin, for he is the great Creator of this vast unruly Element, and he is the Lord of it. In vain do we call upon the Clouds to drop no more, or upon the Waves to stop their Course, they ire deaf to us, but they know their Makers, and their Masters Voice (v). The Father nade the Red Sea divide it self, and (y) 'oïde Two aufed fordan to run back and re- υδάτων ή φύσις τον iew it's own Fountain: The Son elutas Tol#TW, i, ralked upon the Waters,and made migratore Tòv Senne Winds and the Sea obey him: 75 Agotózku. Ex'he Spirit of God brought the chol. 'imitive Waters into their several eceptacles, and when in the general Deluge they had

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broken loose; it was not a va ind (as we read) but the Spirit of God (as the Original often fignifies) which

brought the Waters again into (2) Vulg. Lat. their own place (2), as S. Ambrose Siiriww: spiritus igi. doth declare : It is God alone can inr virrme invifibili ay it inn ilin deprel

help us, for be fitteth as King above javnog non dubin'n the water-fieod, Pfal.xxix.10.On him itt i calefii operation Mofes called," when the Land of

o row Haine S. Amb. Egypt was in Diftress, Exod. ix.33. de Noi cap.to. To him Samuel made his Prayer,

when the Israelites were terrified by this Judgment, 1 Sam.xii. 19. And they both prevailed with Almighty God to stay his Hand: Wherefore when we want fair Weather, and suff.r by long and violent Showres , we muti apply our felves to God also, and befeech him with great importunity, because he only can relieve us and it he do not hear us, our Case is very fad. Our only Care is to bring a derout heart, for we have an excellent Form unde ready to our bands, as will appear by the subliquent Table.

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The Analysis of the Prayer for Fair-weather.

and pro.

9.2. This Prayer bath three Parts

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old World down all the wozld, f1. A Commemora.

except eight persons tion of

And afterward of His Mercy the great Mercy

didt pzomise neber mise to this to defroy it so as

gain,

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committed we foz out Ini2. A Confession of

quities 2. Our pu-s habe worthily des nishment ferbed a Plague of

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