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Examine thyself and repent, before thou presume to

eat of that bread and drink of that cup.

The NEW

WEEK'S PREPARATION,

For a Worthy Receiving of the

Lord's Supper,

As Recommended and Appointed by
The CHURCH OF ENGLAND:

CONSISTING OF
MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS

FOR THE
Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week;

WITH
Forms of Examination and Confession of Sins,

WITH

AND

A Companion at the Altar;
Directing the Communicant in his Behaviour and Devotions at the

LORD'S TABLE:

ALSO,
Instructions how to live well after receiving the
HOLY SACRAMENT:

To which are added,
A MORNING and EVENING PRAYER,

For the Closet or Family.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR R. HILL, 71, HIGH-STREET, BOROUGH,

BY J. MARTIN, LYMINGTON.

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THE

AUTHOR TO THE READER.

Reasons for publishing this Book.

THOUGH I may possibly incur the displeasure of those whose secular views may be frustrated or disappointed by the publication of this New Week's Preparation; yet I have the consolation of being fully assured, that this present undertaking will want no apology to those who have religion truly at heart, if they will, with a little attention, compare, this performance with the Old Week's Preparation, formerly printed for SAMUEL KEBLE. Nor am I under any apprehen. sion 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 talents of men are so different, that what does not affect one, may possibly touch another; and, provided that substantial piety and devotion are improving, too many instruments cannot be employed for that purpose. I am also persuaded that the present Proprietors of KEBLE's old Week's Preparation, cannot, as christians, be so destitute of principle and good will, to the public cause of the christian religion, as to endeavour, or even desire the continuance of a book which has already been found so injurious to christianity, and has brought so great and many scandals upon the reasonable ser. vice of Almighty God, as it will appear that book has already done: and therefore, it is certainly most unfit to be put into

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