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Examine thy self and repent, before ihou prelunine to

eat of that bread and drink of that cup.

Weeks Preparation Lords Supper.

For a Worthy receiving of the

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 Confefsionof Sins


A Companion at the Altar,

Directing the Communicantin his Bebaviourand Devohons at the LORD'S TABLE :

ALSO INSTRUCTIONS how to live mall,

after receiving the HOLY SACRAMENT.

To which are added A Morning and Evening Prayer for the Closetor Family

L 0 N D ( N. Printed only for W.BENT, at the Kings Arms,

Pater nofter row.

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EORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britán,

France, and Incland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whos these Prefents shall come, Greețing : WHEREAS our Truty and Well be loved Edward Wickfeed, of our City of London, Bookseller, hath humbly represented to us, That he is now, Printing a New Edition (with Improvemenes) of a Work, Entitled, 'man en The New Week's Preparation for a Worthy Receiving of

the LORD'S SUPPER, as recommended and appointed by the Church of England, &c. In two Parts. AND whereast de faid Eedabad trickfeed has informed us, that the said Work has been perfected with great Labour, Stu tý, aŭd Expeńce.** He has therefore humbly prayed Us to grant to him

the fud Edward, Wicksteed, Our Royal Privilege, Licence, and AUTHORITY, for the SOLĖ Printing, Publishing, and Vending the said Work, in as ample Mancer and Form as has ever been done in Cases of the like Nature.

WE being graciously inclined to give all due Encouragement to Works that may be of Public Use ard Benefit, and especially to those of this Kind, which is greatly rend to the Advancement of Riligi.n, and the geniral Good and Benefit of Mankind, ARE pleased to condescend to his Reguest, and DO by these Presents (as far as may be agrecable to the Statute in that Cafe made and provided) give and grant to the said Edward Wicksteed, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, füll Power, Licence, Privilege, and fole AU. THORITY, for the SOLE Printing, Publishing, and Vending the said Work, together with all and all manner of Amendments, Corrections, Alterations, and Additions of or to the fame; and Our express Will and Pleafure is, and We do hereby strictly charge, command, and prohibit all and every Person and Persons whatsoever, within Our Dominions, that they, rior any or either of them, presume in any manner of wise to neprint, abridge, or extra&t the same, or any Part or Parts thereof, either in the like, or in aay other Form, or Forms, Volume, or Volumes whatsoever ; OR to import, buy; 'vend, utter, or difriture, any Copies thereof, or of any Part or Parts thereof, that are or shall be printed or reprinted beyond the Seas, without the AUTHORITY, Cafent, or Approlation of the said Edward Wickheed, hisExecutors, Administrators. 01. Alligns, by Writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they and every of them offending herein 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 Cuftoms, the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of London, and all other Officers, Minifers, and others, whom it may concern, are to take Notice, chat a strict Obedience be given to our Pleasure herein fignified.. Given et au fruct at St. James's, &c.

Dy bij MajeAy's Command,


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The Preface.

The Week's Preparation.

Easons for publishing this New Jaculations when we awake.

Week's Preparation

Page i

when we arise,

Keble's week's preparation exceed-
ing faulty, as it abounds with many

For Monday.
lewd and scandalous expressions. A meditation for the morning.
Such language fitter for a fenfual le- A prayer for the morning.

ver than a worshipper of the all A meditation for the evening.

pure, and all-knowing God,

A prayer before examination.

Bishop Stilling fleet's testimony a-Directions concerning, examinati-

gainst that way of worship. ij

The way of worship made use of in

Keble's week’s preparation has a form of Examination, viz

greatly contributed towards the

I Of our duty towards God.

decay of christian piety.



our neighbour.
Many bonest and well-meaning chri-
ftians have becn thrown into de-1. 3

towards one's self,


if a child.

spair by it.


It has served to bring Religion into S

if a brother or fister. 21

ridicule and contempt, and to bar-

den the wicked and unthinking

if a wife.


part of mankind against the first

if a husband.

efforts of reformation,


if a servant,


The love of God, as taught by Ke-

ifa maiteror mistress. 29

ble's week's preparation, very A profession of godly sorrow for

if a magistrate.


different from that taught us by

Cbrifl himself, and by St. John. iv

Morday evening.


The prayers and meditations in this Ejaculations,


New Week's Preparation are

A prayer of resignation to the will

of God.

such as can be warranted from


the word of God itself.

A prayer to conclude our devotions

Bishop Fleetwood's testimony a-

for every day.

gainst the manner of worship Ejaculations at going to bed.


made use of in Keble's week's


For Tuesday.

An account of this work,

A meditation for the morning.

The duty of frequent communicat- A prayer for the morning.



VA meditation for the evening.

The obligations for preparing our-A prayer for the evening.


felves for the Lsrd's


The communion office must be

For Wednesday.

carefully attended to,

vii A meditation for the morning. 50

The usefulness of a&tual prepara- A confession of sins.



viii A prayer for God's mercy,

Dr. Waterlard's commendation of A meditation for the evening.



the Week's Priparation, viii A prayer for the evening.


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For Thursday.

the exhortation, 107

A meditation for the morning.


the confeffion, 109


A prayer for the morning.

the absolution.

A meditation for the evening. 66

the humiliation.

A prayer for the evening.

the consecration,

For Friday.

A prayer after confecration.


A meditation for the morning. 70

A prayer when the priest is receive

ing the bread and wine.


A prayer for the morning.

74 A prayer before recciving. 117

A meditation for the evening.

77 A prayer just before receiving the

A prayer for the evening. 8



For Saturday. Directions concerning the receiving

A meditation for the morning. 831 the brcad.


A prayer for the morning. 86 A prayer after the bread.


A meditation for the evening. 871

before the cup.

A prayer for the evening. 90 Directions concerning the receiving

For Sunday.

A meditation for the morning.' 91


prayer when you have received

both kinds.

A prayer for the morning. 95

Ejaculations when first come into A thanksgiving when retired from


the Lord's table.


A prayer before or after the prayers

A short prayer when the communi-

of the church,

on-service is ended.



after sermon.

Instructions how to live well after



Directions before receiving. 1ΟΙ

a worthy receiving the holy fa-



The Companion for the Altar.


Ejaculations before you leave your

prayer after you have returned




101 Directions for a christian behaviour
Ejaculations vihen you approach the in the afternoon on the day we

receive the blessed facrament of

Directions concerning the Offertory. the Lord's fupper. 133, 134

A prayer at of curing our alıns. 105 A morning prayer.

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Lirecions concerning the prayer An evening prayer.


for the church militant.

1061 A general thankfgiving 142

Published by the fame Author,
The New Week's Preparation; Part the Se-

cond : Conlilling of Meditations, Prayers, and Hymns, fuirahle for

every Day in the Week, after receiving the Lord's Supper. In which

hosé Doubts and Scruples which are apt to disturb and render the

Minds of devout Communicants uneasy, are clearly stated, and finally
removed. Price is.

Printed for W. BENT, Pater noster row, London.

The Two Parts bound together, price 25. coinmon, or 25. 6d.
hack calf,

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