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Published by Authority.

To all devout Christians.

BE pleased to observe, that this New Week's Preparation is (by assignment from the executors of E. Wickjieed) printed for W. Bent, at the King's Arms, in Paternoster Row, London: also that there are two editions of this little Manual; one on common paper with a letter-prese frontispiece and titlepage, the other on fine paper with a copper-plate frontispiece and titlepage: and likewise, that every genuine copy, of both editions, has the signature of the above proprietor.

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G. G. and J. Robinson, W. J. and J. Richardson, F. and C. Rivington, J. Scatcherd, H. D. Symonds, C. Law, Longman and Rees, J. Wallis, and T. Hurst.

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Itamine thyself and repent, before tlidu presume to eat ot tbat bread and drink of that ciig.

I

Week's Preparation

For .a Worthy receiving of the

is puppet,

As Recommended and Appointed by the

CHUR CH of E NGLAND:

Consisting of

MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS for the Morning

and Evening of every Day in the Week;

With

Forms of Examination and Confession of Sins:

AND

A Companion at the Altar,

Dire&ng the Communicant in his Behaviour and Dcuoticns
at the Loud's Tab Le:

ALSO

Instructions how tolivt well,
after receiving the

HOLY SACRAMENT.

To which are added
A Morning and Evening Prayer for the Closet or Family.

LONDON,

Printed for W. Be Nt, at the King's Arms, Paternoster Rtnv,

and the other Proprietors.

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'JT<EORGE the Second, by the Grace rf God, King of Great Britain IV" France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faiths &c. To all to whon ''these Presents Hull come, Greeting; WHEREAS our Trusty and Well be loved Edward Wtcksteed, of our City of London, Bookseller, hath humbli represented to us, That he is now Printing a New Edition (with Improve menu) of a Work, Entitled,

The New Week's Preparation for a Worthy Receiving 1 /A*LoftD^s Supper, as recommended and appointed b) i' <£<?;-Q£Urtihipf England, &c. In two Parts. s. \

AND whereas the said Edward Wtcksteed has informed us, that the fait Work has been perfected with great Labour, Study, aud Expence. He ha therefore humbly prayed Us to grant to him the said Edward Wickfteed Our Royal Privilege, Licence, and AUTHORITY, for the SOLE Printing Publijh'mg, and Vending the said Work, in as ample Manner and Form a has ever been done in Cafes of the like Nature.

WE being graciously ipclined to give all due Encouragement to Work: that may be Of Public Use and Benefit, and especially to those of this Kind] which so greatly tend to tbe Advancement of Religion, and the general Geti and Benefit of Mankind, ARE pleased ro condescend to his Request, and DO by these Presents (as far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that Case madi and provided) give and grant to the said Edward Wtcksteed, his Executors, Administrators, and Asligns, full Power, Licence, Privilege, and sole AU' THfflRITY, for the SOLE Printing, Publijhing, and Vending the said Work, together with all and all manner of Amendments, Corrections, Alterations, and Additions of or to the fune j and Our express Will and Pleasure is, and We do -hereby strictly charge, command, and prohibit all and every Person and Persons whatsoever, within Our Dominions, that they, noi any or either of them, presume in any manner of wise to reprint, abridge, oi ts\tra£l the same, or any Part or Parts thereof, either in the like, or in an) other Form, or Forms, Volume, or Volumes whatsoever;. OR to import, buy, vend, utter, or distribute, any Copies thereof, or of any Part or ParO thereof, that are or sliall be punted or reprinted beyond the Seas, without th AUTHORITY, Consent, or Approbation of the said Edward Wtcksteed, bil Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, by Writing under his or their Hand! and Seals first had and obtain:.!, as they and every of them offending hereii will incur our Royal indignation and Displeasure; and such other Pains and Penalties as by the Laws and Statutes of Our Realms may be Inflicted. WHEREOF the Commissioners and other Officers of our Customs, the Matter, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of Leiden, and all other Officers, Ministers, and others, whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that a strict Obedience be given to our Pleasure herein signified. Given at tur Court at St. James's, & c.

By 1,U Majesty's Command,

; :.: ..:::.„'..: ~ :.-. Hques Newcastle.

The Week's Preparation.

Ejaculations when we awake. I when we arise. x

For Monday.
A meditation for the morning,
A prayer for the morning.
A meditation for the evening.
A prayer before examination.
Directions concerning examinati-
on. — n

A form of Examination, i/ix

I Of our duty towards God, 15

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The Preface.

REasons for publishing this New

. Week's Preparation Page i

Kehle's week's preparation exceed-

ing faulty, as it abounds witlfmny

lewd and scandalous expressions. ii

Sueh language fitter, for a sensual lo*

•ver than a wor/hipper of the all

pure, and all-knenuing God. ii

Bishop Stillingstce.-'s testimony a-

gainst that way of worship. ii

The way of worship made use os in

Keble% week's preparation has

greatly contributed towards the

decay of christian pitty, ii

Many honest and •well-meaning chri-

stians have been thrown into de-

spair by it. iii

It has served to bring Religion into

ridicule and contempt, and to har-

den the wicked and unthinking

part ^/f mankind against the first

efforts of reformation. 'iii

The love of God, as taught by Ke-

hle's week's preparation,, very

different from that taught us by

Christ himself, and by St. John, iv

The prayers and meditations in this
New Week's Preparation are
such as can be warranted from

z thewcrdofGoditfelf. v

Bishop Flectwood's testimony a

gainst the manner of worship

made use of in Kehle's week s

preparation. ^

An account of this work. i

The duty of frequent communicat

ing. v

The obligations for preparing our-

selves for the Lores ssupper. vi

The communion office must be

carefully attended to. vii

The usefulness of atlual prepara-

tion, viii

Dr. If'atcrland's commendation of

the Week's Preparation.

10 isamasterormistress. 29

11 . if a magistrate. 30

A profession of godly sorrow .for

Monday evening. _____ oa

Ejaculations. —_ 35

A prayer of resignation to the will

of God. -S

A prayer to conclude our devotions

for every day. , g

Ejaculations at going to bed. 37/

For Tuesday.

A meditation for the morning, 38

A prayer for the morning. 4:.

A meditation for the evening. 44

A prayer for the evening. 47

For Wednesday.

A meditation for the morning, ca

A confession of sma. t?

A prayer for God's mercy. 53

A meditation for the evening. $7

A prayer for the evening. 59

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