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Week's Preparation Loid's Supper,
For a Worthy receiving of the
As Recommended and Appointed by the
. Consisting of "MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS for the Morning and Evening of every Day in the Week;
A Companion at the Altar, Directing the Communicant in his Behaviour and Devotions
at the LORD's TABLE :
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after receiving the
To which are added A Morning and Evening Prayer for the Closet or Family. 11
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The Preface. The Week's Preparation. - D Easons for publishing this New Jaculations when we awake, I -- Week's Preparation Page i t o when we arise.
Keble's week's preparation exceed-
ver than a worshipper of the all a meditation for the evening. 9
pure, and all-knowing God. i A prayer before examination, 12 Bishop Stilling fleet's teftimony - Directions concerning examinati
gainst that way of worship. iion. The way of worship made use of in
Keble's week's préparation has a form of Examination, viz
decay of christian piity.
our neighbour, 19 3
towards one's felf. Stians have been thrown into de
22 ji fpair by it.
if a child. om
if a parent. -
if a brother or fifter.
- if a wife.
if a husband. part of mankind against the firf
if a scrvant. il 9
efforts of reformation.
29 Thic love of God, as taught by Ke-10
- isa masteror mistress. 29
- if a magistrate.
A profession of godly forrow for
A prayer of resignation to the will
I of God.
for every day.
A meditation for the morning. 28
vla meditation for the evening. 4.4 The obligations for preparing our- A prayer for the evening,
vii A meditation for the morning.
viji A prayer for God's mercy. 53
the exhortation, 107 A mejitation for the morning. 611
the contention, A prayer for the morning.
the absolution. A meditation for the evening.
the humiliation, 113
the consecration, 114 A pr. er for the evening. For Friday.
JA prayer after consecration. 115
A prayer when the priest is receiv. A meditation for the morning. 70 ing the bread and wine. 117 A prayer for the morning. 741 A prayer before receiving. 117 A ineditation for the evening. 77 A prayer just before receiving the A prayer for the evening.
119 For Saturday. Directions concerning the receiving A meditation for the morning. 83 the brcad.
119 A prayer for the morning. 86 A prayer after the bread. 119 A meditation for the evening. 871
before the cup. 120 A prayer for the evening. 90 Directions concerning the receiving For Sunday. the cup.
120 A meditation for the niorning. 01 A prayer when you have received A prayer for the morning. 951
12 I Ejaculations when first come intol A thanksgiving when retired from church. .
the Lord's table.
122 A prayer before or after the prayers A short prayer when the communiof the church, .
s on-service is ended. : 126 A prayer after sermon.
Instructions how to live well after Directions before receiving. 1011
a worthy receiving the holy fa
crament. The Companion for the Altar.
172 Ejaculations before you leave your
A prayer after you have returned home.
101 Directions for a christian behaviour Ejaculations when you approach the
in the after noon on the day we Alur.
102 | receive the blelled facrament of Directions concerning the Offertory. the Lord's supper. 133, 134
102 prayer at offering our alms. 105 A morning prayer. - 135 Lirections concerning the prayer An evening prayer. - - 139
for the church militant. 106/A general ihanksgiving
Published by the same Author, The New Week's Preparation; Part the Second : Consisting of Meditations, Prayers, and Hymns, suitable for efery Day in the Week, after receiving the Lord's Supper. In which thosé Doubts and Scruples which are åpt to disturb and render the Minds of devout Communicants uneasy, are clearly stated, and finally Dem ved.
The Two Parts may be had bound together,
Reasons for publishing this BOOK. THO' 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 confolation of being fully asured, that this present undertaking will want no apo. logy to those who have religion truely at heart. Nor am I under any apprehension of being condemned for adding one more to the the number of devotional books, already extant upon the subject of the holy facrament of the Lord's Supper; because the tempers and talents of men are so different, that what does not affect one muy possibly touch another. I am also persuaded that the present Proprietors of KEBLE's Old Week's Preparation, cannot defira the continuance of a book which has already been found so injuria ous to christianity; for it abounds with rapturous and wan. ton expressions, and warmth of conftitution, not reason, much less religion, has the chief and Movereign infirence. Undoubtedly writers of this caft, have shamefully suffered the softer Passions to mix too fliongly with their Zeal for religion t.
+ The following is the APOLOGY of no less an Author than Dr. Ifaac Watts himself :
« Let it be observed, that it was much the Fallion, even among some Di. “ vines of Eminence in former Years, to express the Fervors of devout Love 16 to our Saviour in the S:yle of the Song of Solomon; And I must confefs, that “ several of my Composures in Verse, written in younger Life, were led by " those Examples unwarily into this Track. But, if I may be permitted to “ speak the Senle of maturer Age, I can hardly think this the happiest Lan"guage in which Christians should discover their warm Sentiments of Re«ligion, fince the clearer and more spiritual Revelations of the New Testa- . "ment." To this Apclogy we mav add, that in there our Meditations and Prayers are no visionary Scenes of wild Extravagance; no Affectations of that Style, which spreads a glaring Confusion o.er the Understanding. Here are none of ihose incomprehensible Phrases which may amuse the Ear with founding Vanity, and hold Reason in sovereign Contempt. In mort, here ar no secret Pantings after a mortal Love, in the Language of Devocion and Pe