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Himself alone to pray; and it was now dark, and He was not come to them. And the Sea arose, by reason of a great wind that blew : and the Ship was tossed with Waves in the midtt of the Sea, and JESUS was alone on the Land. And, seeing them labour in rowing (for, the Wind was againft, them ) about the fourth watch of the night He went ta them, walking on the Sca. So, when they had row'd about five and twenty or thirty Furlongs, they fee JESUS walking on the Sea and drawing nigh the Ship; and He would have passed by them. When the Disciples saw Him walking on the Sea, they supposed it had been a Spirit ; and cryed out for fear, saying, 'Tis a Spirit ; for, they all saw Him, and were troubled. But, straightway, JE SUS {pake to them, and said, Have confidence; 'tis I; be not afraid. And Peter, answering Hiin, said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come to Thee on the water. And He said Come. And. when Peter was come down out of Ship, he walk'd on the Water to go to Jesus. But, when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid, and beginning to fink, cryed out, saying,

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Lord save me. And immediately JESUS, ftretching forth His hand, took hold of him; and said to him, O thou of little Faien ! why didft thou doubt? Then they defir'd to receive Him into the Ship, and He went up to them. And, when they were come into the Ship, the wind cealed; and immediately the Ship was at the Land whither they went. Refp. And such is our success when JE

SUS is not with us ; we labour against the stream of our own Corruptions, we row against the wind of a thousandTemptations.

* Save us, O JESU ! or else we perish.; come? Thou in the Ship, and immediately we arrive at the Haven of our wishes. Kindle in our hearts, o Lord, an earnest desire of Thy presence, and a firm relyance en Thy haly Protectie on; and, whenever Thou seest our Souls in danger, Stretch forth Tby merciful hand and save us. * Save us, 0

Lesson 116. Then they that were in the Ship came and adored Him, saying, Thou art in truth the Son of God. And they were

far more amazed within themselves, for Hey Wadernood not the Miracle of the

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Loaves, because their heart was blinded. And, when they had passed over, they came into the Land of Genezareth, and set to the Shore. And being come out of the Ship, straightway the men of that place-knew Him. And they fent out, and ran through the whole Region, and began to carry about in Beds those who were fick, where they heard He Was. And, whithersoever He entred into Villages, or Towns or Cities, they laid the sick in the Streets, and brought to Him all that were diseased; and be fought Him that they might touch but the border of His Garments: and as famy as toucht Him were made whole. Refp. This, O my God, is the misery of

our depraved nature, unless Thy Grace particularly aftit us we stand amazed at the strangeness of the event, but dife cern not the meaning of the Miracle. *0, may we adore Thy Wisdom where we do not underftands and love Thy Goodness which we daily experience. Did we but know Thee, Lord vur God! bobo quickly should we come our felves, and eagerly strive to bring Others to

Tbee! how should we confidently

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ly on Tby Almighty Power, since the touch of Thy Garment alone can beal ws! *0, may me

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The day following. when the people who stood on the other side of the Sea saw there was no other Boat there but one ; and that JESUS entred not with His Disciples into the Boat, but that His Disciples were gone away alone, ( Howbeit there came in other Boats from Ti. berias, nigh the place where they had eaten the Bread after our Lord had given Thanks:) When the people therefore saw that JESUS was not there, nor His Disciples, they went into the Boats and caízie to Capernanm, seeking for JESUS. And, when they had found Him on the other fide of the Sea, they said to Him, Rabbi, when cameft Thou hither? JESus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, you seek me not be cause you saw the Miracles; but because you eat of the Loaves and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perishes, but for that which endures to everlasting Life ; which the Son of Man will give you: for, Him hath God the Father

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sealed. Then said they to Him, What thall we do that we may work the works of God? JESUS answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe on Him whon. He hath fent. Resp. Lord, make us study bow to follow Thee, and readily undertake any

labour i ! to find Thee : * Not for the Benefit:

Ibon fometimes givest us here, but for the Bleffings Ibou poilt surely give us hereafter. Strengthen our Faith, O Lord, Thou who tookelt so graçiously occafion fron their errour, to inftruci them; and purifie .our intention, sincerely to feek Thee: * Not for

Lefon 118. They said therefore to Him, What fign then sheweft Thou, that we may fee and believe Thee? What doft Thou work? - Our Fathers eat Maana in the Delart; as it is written, He gave them Bread from Heaven to eat. Then JĘSus laid to them, Verily, Verily, I say to you, Moses gave you not that Bread from Heaven; but My Father gives you the true Bread from Heaven, For, the Bread of God it is thet defcenes from Heaven and gives life to the World, Then faid choy

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