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PRAYERS to be used under SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
By parents on behalf of their children: from Bishop Taylor. p. 214.
On the return of a birth-day, or the beginning of a new year from Dr. Johnson. p. 215.
On behalf a sick friend: from the New Manual. p. 216.
To be used if there appears little hope of recovery: from the Same. p. 217.
On engaging in a new pursuit: from Dr. Johnson. p. 219.
On undertaking a journey: from Bishop Taylor. p. 219.
For a blessing on the use of medicine: from Bishop Taylor. p. 220.
Against unquiet and perplexing thoughts: from Dr. Johnson. p. 221.
Deprecation of a particular evil: from the New Manual. p. 222.
For holiness of intention: from Bishop Taylor. p. 223.
In a storm of thunder, lightning, &c. from the New Manual. p. 223.
Thanksgiving for a special blessing: from Bishop Taylor. p. 225.
DEVOTIONS of the CLERGY,
consisting of passages of Scripture relating to the duties of the Ministerial functions, and exciting and
disposing to a conscientious attendance thereon and of Prayers suited to the particular exigencies of those who have the care of souls, p. 227–261.
The duties of the Clergy, as set forth in the Holy Scriptures are
1. to have the heart affected with an ardent love of Christ, and a zealous concern for the salvation of souls, p. 227.
2. to apply seriously and constantly to the study of the Holy Scriptures; and to teach nothing, as required of necessity to eternal salvation, but what may be concluded and proved by them, p. 230.
3. to give diligent heed to instruct the people committed to their charge in the principles and duties of Christ's holy Religion, p. 233.
4. to live suitably to the sacredness of their character, that they may be wholesome patterns to the flock of Christ, p. 236.
The considerations proper to excite and dispose to a conscientious attendance on the duties of the Ministry are
1. the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, p. 238.
2. the examples of the holy Apostles, p. 243.
3. the great reward promised to those who discharge the pastoral duties faithfully, p. 249.
4. the severe punishments that will be inflicted on them that are negligent or remiss in any part of their office, p. 250.
The Lord's Prayer.-Prayer for the faithful and successful discharge of the duties of the Ministry, p. 255.
Thanksgiving for the benefits of the Christian Ministry; and Prayer that all who are admitted into Holy Orders may fulfil the solemn promises made at their ordination, p. 258.
OFFICES OF DEVOTION for PARTICULAR OCCASIONS, viz.
1. Office of Private Devotion for the Lord's Day, p. 263-351.
2. Office of Penitence and Humiliation to be used on particular occasions, p. 353-448. . 3. Office for the Holy Communion, p.449-546.
PRIVATE DEVOTION for the LORD'S DAY,
IN TWO SECTIONS.
Sect. 1. On the OBSERVANCE of the LORD'S DAY, with a preparative-Sect. 2. PRIVATE DEVOTIONS for the MORNING, AFTERNOON, and EVENING of the LORD'S DAY.
SECT. 1. On the OBSERVANCE of the LORD'S DAY, with a preparative.
PRELIMINARY instructions concerning the observancé of the Lord's Day, taken out of the Scriptures, p. 266. God's appointment of one day in seven to be kept holy in memory of the creation,-with the Christian
grounds for observing the first day of the week as the Sabbath, instead of the seventh, viz.
1st, that on the first day Christ finished the work of our Redemption by His Resurrection from the dead, p. 267.
2ndly, that the observance of the first day is conformable to the doctrine and practice of the Apostles, and agreeable to the sense and usage of the primitive Church, p. 269.
Passages of Scripture relative to the devout observance of the Sabbath, consisting of denunciation of judgments on its profanation, and promise of blessings on its conscientious observance, p. 273,
with a preparative to the publick observance of the Lord's Day, from considerations wholly taken out of Scripture, viz.
1. from the indispensable duty of constant attendance on the publick worship of God in His own house, (with a Psalm,) p. 275.
2. from God's peculiar presence in such places as are duly appointed and set apart for religious worship: and His promise that the prayers which are put up to Him there shall always meet with a more gracious and ready acceptance, and be rewarded with larger communications of His grace and bounty, (with a Psalm,) p. 279.
3. from the vanity of thinking that frequenting the publick ordinances of Religion will atone for viciousness or immorality of life; inasmuch as all the prayers of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord; and those made by them in His house, being only a more solemn mockery, will bring down a curse rather than a blessing, p. 283.
4. from the particular qualifications requisite to render our publick devotions acceptable, viz. a gravity and decency of behaviour suitable to the sacredness of the place, and an
attentive, religious, and devoted frame of mind, as becomes the tremendous Presence we are in, and the important business we are about, P. 286.
Prayer for a devout observance of the Lord's Day, p. 291.
SECT. 2. PRIVATE DEVOTIONS for the LORD'S DAY. For the Morning.-Preparatory sentences of Scripture, p. 294.
Prayer consisting of preparatory acts of adoration, and devout supplications for the pardon of our sins and the assistance of God's Holy Spirit, p. 295.
Hymn for the Lord's Day, p. 297, general Thanksgiving, p. 299.
Hymn in praise of the Divine grace and goodness towards those that sincerely serve and trust in God, p. 302.
General Intercession, p. 305. The Lord's Prayer, p. 307. Heb. xiii. 20, 21.
Psalm, and Prayer to be used just before we go to Church, p. 308.
Psalm, and Prayer to be used just after we are returned from Morning Service, p. 312.
For the Afternoon.-Passages of Scripture declaring the respective acts and operations of each Person in the Ever-blessed Trinity towards the accomplishment of man's redemption, p. 315, viz.
1. God the FATHER gave His Only-begotten Son to die for our sins; and having raised Him from the dead, He ex