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IN THREE PARTS.
PRAYERS FOR FAMILIES AND PRIVATE PERSONS.
OFFICES.-I. OF HUMILIATION.-II. FOR THE SICK.-
THE glory of God, and the good of souls, have been the only inducements for publishing the following Devotions: it is hoped they will, in some measure, answer those ends, and assist the good Christian in the discharge of the great and important duty of prayer.
In the devotions for private persons, there are morning and evening prayers, for every day of the week, to which are added prayers for any intermediate time of the day. This was done without any intention of prescribing to any one; and was chiefly designed as a means to furnish the devout Christian with a variety of proper petitions and expressions, wherein to lay open his wants before God; and that by making use of the prayers in such a method as the whole may be gone over in a short space of time, he might be instructed in, and reminded of several important duties of a Christian life. But, after all, every one is left to his own discretion, to choose, add, omit, or alter as he shall see fit: because, as the judgments and opinions of mankind are very different; so it can never be expected that the same method or form of Prayer should suit all persons; or even the same persons at all times.
In the present composure, no small pains have been taken, to make the whole as generally useful as can be well expected in a work of this nature.