§. 4.

While she was troubled atthis saying, the Angel said unto her, Fear not Mary, for thou hast found favor with God. And behold, thou shalt  in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God shall giv unto him the crown of his Father David. And he shall] reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there shall be no end.[1]

I praise and magnify thy Name,

O Jesus, for thy great Glory and endless Sovereignty,

for as much as thy Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom[2],

and thy Dominion endureth throughout all generations[3].

O thou Root and offspring of David[4],

vouchsafe to extend thy Scepter over all Nations,

and be for Salvation to the Ends of the Earth[5],

that under thy Government all People[6]

being saved from their sins

may live and prosper in peace and holiness.

Sit upon the Throne of my heart

by the Power and Presence of thy Holy Spirit,

reign over all the faculties of my Soul[7],

subdue them to thy Will,

and be thou my God and King forever.

[1] This is a direct quotation from Luke 1:31-33. In a more contemporary translation it reads

31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

Luke 1:31–33 (ESV)

[2]  “Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.”

Psalm 145:13 (KJV)

[3]  145:13 and “The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 146:10 (KJV)

[4] “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” Isaiah 11:10 (KJV)

“ I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:16 (KJV)

[5]  “He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.” Psalm 98:3 (KJV)

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth” Isaiah 49:6 (KJV)

“The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” Isaiah 52:10 (KJV)

For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” Acts 13:47 (KJV)

[6] “O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.” Psalm 67:4 (KJV)

[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faculty_psychology

The prayer for a counterveiling force to the effect of sin”

(i.) It [sin] infects the soul in its chiefest faculties

(i.) It hath overspread the soul, and that in its most noble faculties; I mean those two which do so much advance man above the common sort of creatures,—reason and will, understanding and affections: the highest and inmost powers [which] poor man hath, are surprised by it.

Nichols, James. Puritan Sermons. Peter Vincke, “Of original sin inhering.” Richard Owen Roberts, Publishers, 1981, p. 123.