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The Preface. A prayer for the morning 7

Keble's Week's Preparation A meditation for the even-

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Such language fitter for a sen- A prayer before examina-

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of the all-pure, and all-Directions concerning ex-

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i i amination

Bishop Stillingtleet's testimo- A Form of Eramination.

ny against ihat way of wor- 1 Otour duty towardsGod 15

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ii 2 --- our neighbour 19

The love of God, as taught by 3 towards one's self 23

Keble's Week's Prepaia. 4 - if a child

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tion, very different from 5 if a parent 27

that taught us by Christ; 6 -- if a brother or sister28

· himself and by St. Johnli 7 if a wife

The pruyers and meditations 8 if a husband. 30

in this New Week's Pre-i9 if a servant 30

paration are such as can be 10 if a master or mis-

warranted from the word of tress

God itself

ii:11 -- if a magistrate 32

Bishop Fleetwood's testimo-A profession of godly sorrow

ny against the manner of for Monday evening 34

worship made use of in Ejaculations

Keble's Week's Prepara-A prayer of resignation to

tion

iii! the will of God. 37

An account of this work iiij A prayer to conclurle our de-

The duty of frequent com-, votions for every day S3

municating S

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The obligations for preparing bed
ourselves for the Lord's for Tuesday. .
Supper

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The communion office must ing

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be carefully attended to v A prayer for the morning 44

The usefulness of actual pre- A meditation for the even-

paration

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Dr. Waterland's commenda- A pravér for the evening 49

tion of the Week's Prepaul For Wednesday.

ration

vi A meditation for the morn-

The warning on Sunday be-i ins

fore the most holy sacra. A confission of sins 54

ment

vil A praver for God's mercy j7
7 : Frck's Preparation. A meditation for the ever-

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- when we arise 1A prayer for the evening 61

For Monday.

For Thursday,

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Arprayer for the morning 66 A prayer after consecra-

A meditation for the evention

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A prayer for the evening 70 receiving the bread and

For Friday.

I wine

A meditation for the morn- A prayer before receiving 118

ing

710 prayer just before recei-

A prayer for the morning 75 ting the bread 119

A meditation for the even- Directions concerning the re

ing

78!ceiving the bread 119

A praver for the evening 82 A prayer after the bread 120.

For Saturday

before the cup 120

A meditation for the morn-Direciions concerning the

ing

84! receiving of the cup 121

A prayer for the morning 87 A prayer when you have re-

A meditation for the even- ceived both kirds 122

ing

881 A thanksgiving when retired

A prayer for the evening 911 from the Lord's table 122

for Sunday. A short prayer when the com-

A meditation for the morn- munion service is ended 127

ing

92 Instructions how to live well

A prayer for the morning 46 after a worthy receiving

Ejaculations when first come of the holy sacrament 128

into church

98 A prayer after you have re-

A prayer before or after the turned home

prayers of the church 99 Directions for a Cliristian

A prayer after sermon 1001 behaviour in the afternoon
Directions before recei i on the day we receive the
ving

102; blessed sacrament of the

"The Companion for the Altar. Lord's Supper 134

Ejaculations before you leave

your seat

102, Daily Prayers.

Ejaculations when you ap- A morning prayer : 135

proach the Altar : 1031 An evening prayer 139

Directions concerning the
Offertory

103 Ocasional Prayers.

A prayer at offering ourl A prayer during sickness 141

alms

106 A prayer on taking phy.

Directions concerning the sic

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prayer for the church mi- when labouring under

litant

107 any grievous pains 144

- the exhortation 1091 to be used for a sick

on the confession 110 child

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- the absolution in

for all states and con-

- the humiliation 114) ditions of men 146

the consecration 115 A general thanksgiving 147

Reasons for publishing this Book.: THOUGH I may possibly incur the displeasure roti

I those whose secular views may be frustrated or diin appointed by the publication of this New Week's Prepa. ration ;-yet I have the consolation of being 'fully assured, that this present undertaking will want no ajo. logy to those who have religion truly at heart. Nor am I under any apprehension of being condemned for adding one more to the number of devotional books, already extant upon the subject of the holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper; because the tempers and idlents of men are so different, that what does not aliect Olle may possibly touch another. I am also persuaderi, that the present Proprietors of Keble's Old Wiek's Preparation, cannot desire the continuance of a book which has already been found so injurious to Christi.. anity; for it abounds with rapturous and waliton éx. pressions, and warmth of constitution, not reason, much less religion, bas the chief and sovereigo influa ence. Undoubledly writers of this cast have shame. fully suffered the softer passions to mix too strongly with their zeal for religion,

By what means true devotion is destroyed.

Here the true spirit of devotion, which is in its own nature a liberal and reasonable service, is made wholly to evaporate in unnatural heats, and ecstatic fervours, such as are a disgrace and reproach to the dignity of a rational nature. And instead of speaking the language of a serious, rational, unaffected piety, they abound wholly with rapturous flights of unhallowed Jove, and strains of mysiical dissoluteness ; or, as an ingenious author terms it, spiritualized concupiscence, invented by the carnal and wanton appetites and wishes of the unmarried nuns and friars; and thence either by design, or by the delusion of the devil, or both foisted into the devotions of the reformed church, under a pretence of purer flames of divine love and spiritual rapture; whereas they pollu:e the soul with luscious images, warm it into irregular ferments, and fire it with a false passion; dissipating all due composure

and recollection of mind, and laying open the heart to all the wild extravagancies of frantic enthusiasmr ; a manner of address niuch filler for a dissolute lover, than an acceptable worshiper of the all-pure and all-knowing Gud.

It was against this kind of dev'ition, that great light of the church of England, the learned and pious Bishop Stillingflect thus exclaimed: “ Is it possible (said he) that any man can imagine, it is no dishonour to the Christian religion to make the perfection of the devotion of it to consist in such strange unaccountable uni. ons and raptures, which take away the use of all (modesty) reason and common sense!” .

In-what the love of God consists. "It is true, we are commanded often to love God with all our heari, but withal we are told, we must not fancy this love to be a niere languishing passion; no, the love of Christians towards God is no tond amorous affection, but a due apprehension and esteem of the divine excel. lencies, a hearty sense of all his kindness to us, and a constant readiness of mind to co his will. And thus the be. loved Son of God haili declared what he means by the love he expects from his disciples: If ye love me, (says Christ,) keep my commandnients; and ye are my friends if ye do whalscever I command yoll. And if (says St. John) any man say I love God, and hateth his brother, he his a liar; for he that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen? No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Thus the beloved disciple, who understood the great mysteries of divine love, hath expressed then to us. And,

" Here (you sce) are nobiind elevations of the will; no ecsta!icor luscious expressions; no,il is very plain that all such mystical noiiuns, and luscious metaphors and 'expressions had another spring and a more impure foun. tait, than the Coris:ian doctrine.” For, as the said derout and judicious prelate ads, "supposing that mysti. cal w.y of perfection were possible, I would see po necessity at all of Christ's coming into the world, nor of

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